EOS HD: The new Canon 5Ds 50MP full frame DSLR and video (updated).
“For stills this looks like an excellent camera though and it will be interesting to see if Canon have broken the 12 stop dynamic range barrier of their previous sensors. I’m expecting 14-15 stops out of this one.” Man your RAID. You’ll need it.
Cool Tools: Sony Pocket AM/FM Radio.
Hey, hipsters. Are you hip enough to carry an AM/FM portable? Didn’t think so.
Closer to Van Eyck.
Like art? Like, really detailed Old Master art? Without visiting a museum? Here. I think I sneezed some altar-dust.
ItalianWays: The Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport - fluid harmony.
Youtube: Nobody Tells This To Beginners.
Yes. In my parlance, “Iterate faster, iterate better.” It’s not enough to do the same thing over and over again. One has to do it, judge it, do better the next time. Keep refining. Or keep stretching. Whatever it takes!
GreaterGreaterWashington: The Air and Space Museum needs a new skin.
“Beginning in the 1950s, engineers and architects tried to apply stone as thinly as possible to make buildings more cost-efficient.” Just wait until you see the results of modern ‘starchitects’ work in 40 years.
MessyNessy: Building Mr. Eiffel’s Penthouse Apartment - A Tower Under Construction.
Good old steelwork.
ArtDaily: Rare 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet heads for Bonhams Stuttgart sale.
GadgetFlow: KeyMouse™ Re-invents the Keyboard and Mouse.
This is the kind of gizmo I’m usually a sucker for. Not at this price, though.
Italian Ways: The Ferrania Ibis - anyone can be a photographer.
Just seeing panchromatic film indicated, lights up long-dormant synapses.
The Coolist: Leatherman Tread Wearable Multitool Watch Bracelet.
Nice, but you know the TSA will ban it eventually.
Brad Frost: Over It.
Cascadia Vehicle Roof Top Tents.
Mazda Miata, “Classic”.
It’s now 25 years since the original Miata. In many states, a car has to be a minimum of 25 years old to be considered a ‘classic’ car.
I’m feelin’ old.
Barn Finds: 1967 Fiat-Alfa Romeo Ghia 1500GT … Wait What?
If you need a new vacuum cleaner ... this car looks like it can Hoover up the dustbunnies with the best of ‘em.
Vimeo: Neven Mrgan on Why Skeuomorphism Is Like a Classic Car.
Paris Review: Remembering the Concorde.
I still recall the first time I saw a Concorde while travelling. It was pulled up to the gate next to my mid-size passenger jet, and its tiny aspect totally threw my childhood fantasies out the window. I expected giant-pterodactyl-rocket-ship; instead, a veritable knitting needle with wings. A B-52 isn’t all that impressive, either, in real life. Oh, the wingspan’s huge, but the fuselage is more like a long cigar. Much shorter than a commercial airliner.
The Luminous Landscape: Time For A Change.
A redesign. Clean, simple.
Supercars.net: Cadillac V16 Hartmann Cabriolet.
Click through (top-right). Oh my.
BikeEXIF: How To Build A Cafe Racer.
The Fully Intended: Photoshop your personality.
Mollie ponders Photoshop. I fear that auto-retouching will become a default, rather than a backlash against retouching. Even photojournalists have the habit of photographing really hideous places and making them look aesthetically gorgeous, often totally obviating the need for aid. I argue with myself about this ... what do we say when we beautifully render something tragic? I lean towards a more ‘real’ interpretation, when facing the challenge. Everyone loves a pretty Santa Fe photo, but Santa Fe is also grit and dirt, heat and prickly cactus, crumbling adobe, unstuccoed cinder block walls, dying cottonwoods ...
Baymard Institute: Readability - the Optimal Line Length.
The Luminous Landscape: Gimbal/Monopod use with long lenses.
Of interest. You know I was unimpressed with the sharpness of the Tamron 150-600. Sigma has a new lens at the exact same mm’s, and I look forward to a rental.
Vox: Watch SpaceX’s rocket crash-landing.
Told you there was video. They wanted to control the PR before releasing. Crashes are now “rapid unscheduled disassemblies.”
Nevertheless, it was a great try. They’ll succeed, fairly soon.
BarnFinds: Six Wheeled Party Bus - 1969 Alvis FV620 Stalwart.
OY! I had that Matchbox toy! Buy this, and be your own Space Family Robinson (Resembles ‘The Chariot’ from Lost In Space).