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About WhiteWulfe

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  1. WhiteWulfe

    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    I wound up choosing micro four thirds almost by accident... Well, a bunch of research thinking I wanted a hybrid camera (I've yet to shoot any video with it, and I've had it a year and a half now), and how I felt weather sealing was an absolute must (I... Get nervous having my camera out when it's raining, so, uhm, yeah... And have decided if I truly want to get soaking wet and have smeared glasses vision, I'll just pick up an Olympus TG-5, because it laughs at Alberta rain - it might have trouble with sideways omg I can't see anything New Zealand rain though)... Okay, fine, one of the final determining factors was I only had $1,200 CAD to spend, and lo and behold, that's what the G85 was. The D7200 I really wanted at the time was $500 more, and since I was so adamant about the weather sealing I didn't look at the competent, and fully functional D5x00 series cameras... I do suspect weight plays a factor for me though, since I'm the camera mule, which means at the moment that's two bodies and thee lenses... Eventually will be two bodies and six lenses plus other random stuff (water, and snacks).. ^_^;;; One of these days I wouldn't mind taking a DSLR out for a spin to see how they are (aka what I'd like and such about them in actual usage)... Doubly so given that all the micro four thirds cameras I really enjoy the feel of have DSLR styled grips to them. A coworker owns a D7200 paired with the Sigma lens that popular for all in one landscape (18-135 I think?) and while it is noticeably heavier, I'm curious how it feels in use. He's also pretty much asked if he can give the G9 a whirl if/when I buy one.. I'm still debating. I do like it, but we are talking a lot of money for what truly is a few more megapixels, better in body image stabilization, the ability to actually take decently long exposures (although bloom can be an issue alongside some hot pixels), and that Nikon style power switch. Oh, and the hair trigger shutter release button. Right now it really is lenses versus a new body, and I'd greatly prefer the lenses, doubly so that 15mm PanaLeica. The 42.5mm is more because I actually wind up shooting a decent amount of photos at what a "standard" portrait lens is good for (my 12-60, upon analyzing, tends to be at either 17-18mm, or 40-42mm when in use... Ignoring use for minis anyways, where I take two more steps back and have it at 60mm to isolate more of the background clutter). Oh, and the quasi-macro capabilities it has, that sucker can focus in pretty closely. But yes, definitely have to agree - use what works for oneself, and know the tradeoffs you're accepting with what you choose Such is also why, despite wanting one, I probably will never get the Olympus 60mm macro lens. It's an awesome lens, but.. I'm almost never anywhere near that close (and if I was, knowing me I'd make use of the Olympus 40-150 to get close, but not disturb what I making photos of)
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    Loke Battle Mat's The Dungeon

    Tempting.... Even if I don't do this kind of thing, it's still tempting ^_^;;;;
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    I plan on getting back into it this year, but alongside digital, and aim for 1-2 rolls a month... Most likely the "weirder" (or "artsier") ones like the Cinestill offerings. Odds are it will be some sort of Canon FD based system, for two reasons. 1) Cheap and plentiful, and 2)they play very VERY well with micro four thirds cameras (if you use adapters, of course). There's also more native Panoramic cameras out there for film - digital pretty much only has ONE camera you can do this with (Sigma Quattro series). Note I'm referring to natively doing this, and seeing it in your viewfinder, not thinking ahead and cropping in post, or stitching multiple exposures together. I definitely have to agree, even if I do still love film photography. Infrared photography for example, is a LOT easier to do with a digital camera, assuming you take care of all of the other factors (hot spots being the biggest one). There used to be AeroChrome, but that's been disco'd for a while, plus the sensitivity of most film dies off by 700nm or so, which only gives you near-ir photography. Digital it's simply a case of swapping which filter you have, and most sensors will see upwards of 1000nm or so. Interestingly enough, this is something I've wound up having to go through recently... I really, REALLY wanted the new Lumix G95, as it has a few things my current camera doesn't, or at least are annoying on... Significantly lower dark current energy (long exposure noise), to the point where if it's how some rumours are (GX9 sensor and processing) it would be one of the cleanest micro four thirds cameras on a three minute exposure (the GH5S pretty much wins in that department), a slight bump in resolution, and dedicated easily accessed buttons for white balance, ISO, and exposure compensation without having to be a contortionist to use them. Oh right, and it would use the same batteries as my G85, which is handy. The problem? it's $1,800 CAD, and they're only offering it as a kit with the Lumix 12-60 lens... Which I already own. Europeans got the newly redone 14-140 lens as a kit option, but not North America... So I did a quick calculation on what that same amount of cash could get me, especially after discovering that the Lumix G9 (a really nice stills camera, albeit larger than the G85) is $200 CAD cheaper than the G95 at the moment... Yeah, I could get the two lenses I want (PanaLeica 15mm f1.7, and Lumix 42.5mm f1.7) as well as send my G85 in for full spectrum modification, and have money left over to buy a few of KolariVision's filters too (since they'd be needed after modification). Yeah, uhm... I'll take the lenses. Still is tempting to get the G9 though, as it would be a lot easier to pursue my nighttime photography passion without having to carry around a tripod... Only thing is whether or not it's worth that $1,600 CAD to me for the moderate bump up in what the body can do (like actually be able to do long exposures)
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    So is AdBlockPlus alongside uBlock Origin
  5. Same! ...Two is more than one......
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    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    By dragonlock... Are they fat dragon files in that bundle? ... Sorry, I couldn't resist commenting on at least one of the things in that bundle...
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    Jasper vs the 3D Printer

    Yeah, I'd say don't look if you want to keep wallet intact. I just looked. My reaction was "ooh. Ooooooooooooh"
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    Galladoria Games Rise of the Mimics 2!

    Guess it is true then: have a box of doggie treats, and dogs don't really care who you are, or in this case... What you are. Give the dog a few pets on the head, and you have a steady supply of food being brought to you...
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    Getting to Know You for April 2019

    One I didn't destroy in two weeks or less, and didn't impede my ability to move. Unsurprisingly, this is still pretty much my main qualification I hold for any piece of clothing I wear.. Oh, and had minimal to no branding on it. Cotton blend t-shirts are usually the most popular for me (Adidas makes some really comfy t-shirts, and some of them are only adorned with a small logo!), but lately the Under Armor UV blocking black ones are my absolute favourite. So much so hubby tried to steal them, because he likes them too! Yes, today's letter of the day is clearly the letter "M", and you prefer groups with three syllables to their name *nods sagely* I suspect that previous paragraph should have been in purple, but oh well
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Barely have anything in the door storage, oddly enough. Besides, I'm not comfortable with putting a 4L jug of milk in the fridge door, whether it fits or not - it'll be at a lower, more stable temperature on the shelf! Oddly enough apparently it's a common complaint with this particular fridge. Easiest fix? Swap the door so the hinge is on the left, and apparently it's more balanced. I will check the feet though as a just in case. Door on the old one was a LOT lighter, so that probably helped it too, with the whole easy to close thing
  11. WhiteWulfe

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    They left me the bottom of the box, with Styrofoam in it... Does that count? They did take away the old fridge that killed a jug of milk in three or four days though, so I'm calling that a definite gain... Still getting used to the fact it's more of a soft hum when it kicks in now (oh, and the complimentary back warmer built into the sides when it kicks in, since it uses the sides instead of a row of coils in the back) versus a click of a relay then WHURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR that was reasonably audible... Definitely nice to have a fridge with temperature zones I can actually control... 4C where the milk goes is a good thing (instead of 11C if it's up front, -8C if it's too close to the back, etc), and that was only after like half an hour of being on. Never did take the IR thermometer to the fridge again to see how it balanced out.... Kind of curious though... Only gripe I have is my fridge door doesn't close as easily as the old one did, so we're contsntly having to make sure it's actually closed. Front door holds like twice the stuff it used to though...
  12. It's even more telling in that pic, but that's partially why I have two ordered, and hope to get a few more They're gorgeous! (not quite as gorgeous as my 1:48 scale A10 I am very slowly putting together, but still - that's kind of an unfair comparison anyways! - I bet there's more detail on the resin Tsuiseki though!)
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    Monster Fight Club

    I agree. They are somewhat pricy, but at the same time we are talking already painted, looks good, and they're modular. I like them, but I'll have to think about it, since if I did get in I'd probably want at least three sets of this and that...
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    Monster Fight Club

    Oooooh. Tempting.
  15. WhiteWulfe

    Dead Through Time

    We'll see. I have enough minis for quite some time, not to mention projects ^_^;;;;; Wouldn't want to suggest something and then not have the cash to follow through with buying, if it happened.
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