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HAB911

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Atlanta, Gerogia
Home country: USA! USA! USA!
Current location: Tampa, Florida
Member since: Wed Sep 7, 2016, 05:45 AM
Number of posts: 8,170

About Me

Alias - HABanero(passion) E-9-1-1(career, retired telco engineering) HHC 3rd Bde, 2nd Inf Div, Korea DMZ HHC 197th Bde, 3rd Army, Ft. Benning Ga

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Continually amazed at the 21st Century

I gifted myself a Nikon Z6ii this year and have been exploring all the new features I'm not accustomed to, human facial eye tracking, animal eye tracking, focus following, etc...... While delving into focus peaking settings which highlights the areas in the photo that are in focus, a depth of field preview function, I stumbled across a product that converts old manual focus lenses to auto focus. Sounds like snake oil or vaporware huh? Compared to native auto focus lenses it is slow and noisy, but hey, manual focus to auto focus, wow. I will be trying it out, as I have a pile of manual focus lenses. It appears only for Nikon Z cameras, but possibly that could change in the future. (this is not spam, simply sharing 21st Century magic)


The reason Bokeh is spelled with an "h" at the end

While reading a story about the myopic Hubble Telescope fiasco, the word "bokeh" struck me as a funny thing with it's unorthodox Romanized Japanese spelling, prompting me to ask out loud to an empty room:"Why is a Japanese word used to describe some out of focus portions of photography?"

After some digging, I was shocked to find the genesis story of the word "Bokeh" began in a May/June 1997 Photo Techniques magazine article, way less than 1 grandpa ago.

https://boingboing.net/2022/12/12/the-reason-why-bokeh-is-spelled-with-an-h-at-the-end.html

A quick salute to someone at Hickam that day 81 years ago

cross posted from the photography group: https://www.democraticunderground.com/1036109490

Just a quick salute on this day

to my uncle Larry, center who was at Hickam Field on this day 81 years ago and spent the next 4 years of basically hand to hand through the Pacific, suffering badly with what we know now as PTSD. He was the only other Army guy (besides me) in my Navy family. Uncle Roy, on the left who was a radioman on the Enterprise, and my dad on the right, SeaBee and Bell System employee at the birth of the SeaBees, and stationed on a PT boat base in New Guinea.


Just a note to say, Happy Holidays to everyone

From Spidey and me!


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