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Stretching the little Canon to the max

There has been these endless discussions among photography enthusiasts on the strengths and weaknesses of various camera manufacturers for decades. It has been interesting to note that as the history-awareness has increased, some of this discussion has moved into a sort of meta-level: rather than talking about the suitablity of certain camera equipment for (certain … Continue reading ”Stretching the little Canon to the max”

Perfect blues

While learning to take better photos with within the opportunities and limitations provided by whatever camera technology offers, it is also interesting now and then to stop to reflect on how things are evolving. This weekend, I took some time to study rainy tones of Autumn, and also to hunt for the “perfect blues” of … Continue reading ”Perfect blues”

Mobile photography – RAW or JPG?

Is it worth setting your smartphone camera to use RAW format, instead (or: alongside) of the standard JPG format? I must say I am not sure. Aboveyou should be able to see three versions of the same photo. The first one is one produced with the automatic settings of my Huawei Mate 20 Pro. It … Continue reading ”Mobile photography – RAW or JPG?”

On Tweakability

Two years ago, in August 2017, I installed a new operating system into my trusty old home server (HP Proliant ML110 Gen5). That was a rather new Linux distro called ElementaryOS, which looked nice, but the 0.4 Loki that was available at the time was not an optimal choice for a server, as it soon … Continue reading ”On Tweakability”

Switching to NVMe SSD

I made a significant upgrade to my main gaming and home workstation in Christmas 2015. That setup is soon thus four years old, and there are certainly some areas where the age is starting to show. The new generations of processors, system memory chips and particularly the graphics adapters are all significantly faster and more … Continue reading ”Switching to NVMe SSD”

M50: first experiences

I have been using the new Canon EOS M50 mirrorless system camera now for a month or so. The main experiences are pretty positive, but I have also some comments on what this camera is good and not so optimal for. In terms of image quality and feature set, this is a pretty complete package. … Continue reading ”M50: first experiences”

Mirrorless hype is over?

It has been interesting to follow how since last year, there has been several articles published that discuss the “mirrorless camera hype”, and put forward various kinds of criticism of either this technology, or related camera industry strategies. One repeated criticism is rooted to the fact that many professional (and enthusiast) photographers still find a … Continue reading ”Mirrorless hype is over?”

EOS M mount: interesting adapters

Attaching EF lenses to M mount camera requires an adapter – which adds a bit to the bulk of a small camera, but is also an interesting opportunity, since it is possible to fit new electronic or optical functionalities inside that middle piece. I have both the official, Canon-made “EF-EOS M” mount adapter, which keeps … Continue reading ”EOS M mount: interesting adapters”

Going mirrorless (EOS M50)

I have today started to learn to take photos with an ultra-compact EOS M50, after using the much bigger SLR or DSLR cameras for decades. This is surely an interesting experience. Some of the fundamentals of photography are still the same, but some areas I clearly need to study more, and learn new approaches. These … Continue reading ”Going mirrorless (EOS M50)”

Pelillinen ja leikillinen kulttuuri

SKR Pirkanmaan rahasto, vuosijuhla 10.5.2019Juhlapuhe, Frans Mäyrä Mitä leikki on? Googlen haku vastaa: leikki on lapsen työtä. Toisaalta, ja ehkä mielenkiintoisemmin, hakuikkunaan täydentyy myös: ”Leikki on totta”, ja: ”Leikki on tutkimisen korkein muoto”. Nämä toisaalta Albert Einsteiniin, toisaalta leikkikasvatukseen viittaavat ilmaukset kertovat leikin suosiosta ja iäti säilyvistä, laajoista merkityksistä. Leikki liitetään arkiajattelussa erityisesti lapsiin, ja … Continue reading ”Pelillinen ja leikillinen kulttuuri”