Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Why Am I Still Up?


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The Panasonic GH-1 is out of the bag. The image sensor is smaller than the Nikon D90, but not by much. On the other hand, lenses for the four thirds system are more expensive (and there aren't that many of them available used.)

The kind of compression they do (I believe) is i-frame, not as good as the Nikon. But the Nikon has other issues (like "jellycam").

I have a couple pictures coming up where I fear I'm going to need to shoot some exteriors at night and do some set extensions to make the Gowanus part of Brooklyn look like a post-apocalyptic 'nother place. I'm not concerned about the set extensions. I'm concerned about speed. I need a fast lens (f1.4 preferred) on a fast camera (ISO 400 equivalent) with a fast car and a fast dog*. The Nikon with $1000 worth of lenses (an 85 and a 35) might just do me. But the Panasonic is intriguing.

Stu also points out the Panasonic LX3. But the imager on that camera is pretty small. It's 1/1.63. I still can't figure out what that means. Still, the built-in lens is a 2.0.

From Gawker:

"All of the government's pesky market intrusions have people snapping up copies of Atlas Shrugged like they were bailout packages. Since it's not like Ayn Rand's laissez-faire fantasies got us into this mess."

*I have no idea where that was going.

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