I shoot a lot with my vintage cameras. Many date from the 1950s and have probably never been serviced. I’ve no idea how accurate the shutter speeds on them are. For the mostpart, they are probably acceptably accurate, since they seem to produce reasonably well-exposed negatives. Except for my newest lens, a Horseman 65mm f/5.6Continue reading “Using a microphone to test your shutter speed”
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Some photographic statistics
This week, I decided to have a look at some statistics about photos I’ve taken with my Canon 450D. Using a little Perl magic, I extracted the EXIF data from almost 7,000 photos that I’ve taken since purchasing the camera 10 months ago. The first graph shows the different focal lengths used in the photographs.Continue reading “Some photographic statistics”
The best Internet connection in the world
I ran a speed test from Namesco on my PC at work. It has a gigabit Ethernet connection but more importantly, it is served by JANET – the high speed academic network. As you see in the screenshot, it achieved 215 Mb/s download! The best Internet connection in the world? I think so.