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Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos to the world, securely and privately show photos to your friends and family, or blog the photos you take with a cameraphone... Find details on all the major digital camera brands and see how popular they are among Flickr users... I often shoot with old meterless cameras, pinhole cameras, and weird homemade flash setups--all needing some way of measuring the correct exposure. So I just wanted to show a few of the light meters that I've found useful. The Sekonic L-398M is the 90s version of a classic incident light meter design that goes back more than 50 years. The main "improvement" of the M version seems to have been printing the number scales larger (which we over-40s do appreciate). Out of several light meters I own, for some reason this is usually the one I grab first. (Maybe it's because of that easy-to-hold football shape.) Its main weakness is not being very sensitive in low light. One subtlety of an incident meter is that you point the dome at the camera, not the light source. The 3-D shape of the dome weights the light coming from different directions in a way that yields a good average exposure for 3-D subjects. This is the style of light meter that Hollywood considered the standard for decades--if they trusted incident meters to get their million-dollar stars properly exposed on film, that's good enough for me. A version of the 398 is still in production, although now they've replaced the (theoretically toxic) selenium cell with a silicon version. The Voigtlander VC Meter II was an appallingly expensive splurge--especially considering how tiny it is. You see my little loop of monofilament fishing line, added after the thing tumbled out of a camera hot shoe one time too many. It's definitely the sleekest, smallest way to add metering to a vintage camera that lacks it. It's also quite accurate in low light. I have two beefs with it: One is that the ISO dial is way too easy to bump and nudge away from the correct setting. I eventually had to stuff some little plastic shims under the dial to add friction--a rather annoying design flaw considering the price. Beef number two is that the f/stop dial turns steplessly, but the shutter speed dial is click-stopped. Considering that I often use this with 1950s cameras having odd shutter speeds like 1/25, 1/300, etc., I would have preferred either no click stops, or half-step click stops on the aperture dial instead. Also, I found it a little unintuitive that the light reading registers at the moment you take your finger off the orange button, and then stays held in memory as you twist the dials to try different exposure combinations. But once you understand that, it works fine. There are many fancy digital flash meters on the market; but if you're the kind of guy who plays around with softboxes made from roof flashing or tupperware flash, you would feel ridiculous checking your flash exposure with anything so high-tech. The Soligor flash meter is one I nabbed off of eBay for... uh, seventeen dollars or something. This model is best known under the Wein brand name, but I've seen variants branded as Singer/Graflex, Honeywell, and Soligor too. I love the totally garage-y, analog, project-box aesthetic--you don't quite believe this was a real commercial product; but I'll be damned if they aren't still selling them. The sensor element is in the white dome at the middle of the knob. This is actually the old version, where twisting the knob changed the meter sensitivity for different film speeds. The current models have a lame system where the needle indicates the f/stop that would be correct for ISO 100; then there's a calculator dial which translates that to the equivalent f/stop at different ISO speeds. Maybe they had some trouble with the sensitivity pot getting dirty and causing inaccurate readings? But functionally, the old direct-readout style was much more sensible. I'm not sure I trust its accuracy to much more than about a stop; but if you're trying to get exposure in the ballpark with a mix of weird diffused, bounced, slaved, yard-sale strobes, this thing is a godsend... JB and I missed our filight to Austin for SXSW, so we had some time to kill as we wait for standby. In many airports you have to hunt for an outlet. The Indianapolis airport (IND), however, has them all clearly marked with these handy ads... More Lego portraits. I think this one conveys suitable evilness. Strobist Info : Single SB-28 on 1/4 power feeding into 3 fibre optic cables to make mini strobes. Main light is from front left diffused by the cap on the optical cable (it's great, it works as a mini-omnibounce!). Two lights directly above Darth, one snooted with a rolled up bit of card and pointed at the background, one pointed at the back of Darth to backlight. Trigged with eBay remotes. Set-up shot here ... www.flickr.com/photos/8258165@N07/513912009/ Learn how to light at Strobist... So I just wanted to show a few of the light meters that I've found useful. ... Out of several light meters I own, for some reason this is usually the one I ... This is the electronic board that tells you how much you have to pay according to the station that you boarded the bus... This is the tower for the Icecap underground nuclear weapon test, which was one of the last tests scheduled at the Nevada Test Site. The tower has been standing at the site since 1992, when Clinton signed a moratorium on nuclear testing. Inside the tower hangs a huge metal pipe, filled with fibre optic cables. At the bottom of the pipe is a cavity in which scientists would have placed the bomb. Workers on the Icecap project drilled a deep shaft directly below the pipe. Before the test, the pipe would have been lowered into the shaft, which would have been packed with gravel and dirt to help contain the huge, multi-megaton explosion. At the time of the explosion, light from the detonation would travel up the fibreoptic cables, which would come out of the ground and run to trucks some distance away. The light would be captured by analytical equipment used to generate test results from the blast. The shockwave and heat from the blast would follow the light just milleseconds later, destroying everything in its path. The PR executive and Los Alamos scientist who showed me around the tower wouldn't let me film inside, but the nuclear test workers had cut holes in the pipe in the shape of Harrier aircraft, in honour of the British scientific team which co-sponsored the project. Icecap was designed to test a nuclear detonation at extremely low temperatures. I asked the scientist present whether this was meant for testing detonations in space, and he looked at me, smiled a wry smile, said something along the lines that this was a very reasonable assumption to make and added that he couldn't comment further. The project, which cost $100m, was never completed because Clinton signed the moratorium just a few months before the test was meant to take place. The scientist I interviewed said that it cost less to just leave the equipment sitting there on the site than it would have done to dismantle it. Now, the tower and all its equipment sits on the arid desert landscape - a monument to the cold war. Coincidentally, $100m is also the amount assigned by the government under George Bush senior to compensate the downwinders -- residents of certain counties in Utah, Nevada and Arizona -- who contracted cancer as a result of radioactive fallout from the atmospheric tests that the government conducted here between 1951 and 1962... transferred circuit tracks, pre etch. for BasicStampII microcontroller relay circuit. ... Explore Page Last 7 Days Interesting Video on Flickr Calendar A Year ... What's in my left pocket right now? And I cleaned it out a little bit the morning. Chap Stick (original), 1 GB USB flash drive (SanDisk Cruizer Mini) on lanyard that gets easily tangled in my pocket, 2 GB USB flash drive (SanDisk Cruizer Micro with U3 - which is cool), iPod Nano in case with ear buds and data cable (accessories from www.dealextreme.com/) and a nice company branded pen from a previous employer. My cell phone was in here too, but I used it to take the picture.

 

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