So, with the help of Camera Traders I have been using various “classic” lens on my Canon EOS Rebel T3. I have been using lens originally designed for a Contax / Yashica system with an adapter for the Canon EOS system. The results have been very favourable. From the ability to pick up a 24mm lens for $100 (Tamron 24mm F2.8 see here for samples) it allows you to experiment with different fixed focal lens, rather than using clinical auto focus, and stabilized lenses. Don’t get me wrong, I still have some Canon auto focus lens sitting in the camera bag, but over the last few week they have been doing a lot more sitting than shooting. When I am doing product shots at work (online store) my cameras on a tripod, its tethered shooting to my laptop. I no question reach for my 28-80mm Canon AF. But when it comes to product shots for Facebook, or Fashion du Jour photos I will always reach out for some classic glass, the imperfections become perfection. And I must say, I have been blown away by the newest addition to my arsenal. A Carl Zeiss 45mm F2.8 – F22 Tessar T* Pancake. Its superior optics contained inside a 2cm casing. With the extra length the adapter adds it is just 25mm long. It adds so little weight, wile taking such sharp photos within a large aperture range. If there is a downside, it would be the minimal focal length is 60cm. That said, you have marked focus lengths from 60cm – 10m – ∞ – with prime being at 3.5M F8. Well, thats enough writing for now, im out to do some shooting. Some samples of the Zeiss 45mm below – for other samples of various lens check out some of the links above. Also many thanks to Matt Savage – Adventures on Film for the help and advice along the way.
Atlanta Georgia is called Hot-lanta for a reason. It may be due to the 1996 Olympic game, perhaps because of several rappers. I think its because of Sid Mashburn. What may just be the hypest menswear store in North America. The style is very cohesive, a little English gentlemen, meets Italian playboy. Below is an excerpt from Sid Mashbur mission statement:
“Years ago there was a surfeit of men’s specialty clothing stores — shops that were part fraternity house and part museum with a heavy dose of English gentleman’s club. The salesmen, smelling of a mix of tobacco, peppermint and aftershave, were a cross between a concierge, a next-door neighbour and a professor who was in the know about everything — from cars to books to sports to music.
Though their mission was to help a man dress, they offered more than rules. You were taught how to feel comfortable in your own skin and introduced to skills that would serve you well for your entire life — how to tie a tie, where your pants should break and how to dress for certain occasions. This wasn’t just a shopping trip — these were rituals being handed down by keepers of the grail — people who were confidantes, offering advice without judging.
Our inspiration draws from Gordon Parks and Steve McQueen, from Charlie Feathers to Belle & Sebastian, from the 1971 BMW 3.0CS to the BMW 5 diesel station wagon — a fresh interpretation of old standards.”
Visit the Sid Mashburn online store (here)
So, last time we were talking Phillips I was all proud of myself. I thought that I had achived an internet feat of greatness, and shown all the Phillips labels that were out there. Then this week I was over at phillipsbeer.com, and discovered that I missed a bunch of the discontinued brews. So now we can look back on some of your favourite Phillips brews of yesteryears.
Back in June I did a post about John A. Di Castri’s Trend House. (post here) since then the house has been listed. offering us pictures of the interior and exterior of the house that is almost unchanged from the original. and it sold for just under $600 000 I should also mention that it’s only 845 square feet
I was going to include this image with the post below.
but this piece of art is just so amazing it deserves its
own look. I am a huge Louis Reil fan and his image
on a Canada Post mailbox is so on point.
Build in 1908 by Charles and Henry Green
for the (Proctor and) Gamble family.
It is one of the best examples of
American arts and crafts.
I have always loved the purple cubes that
adorn the downtown sidewalks of Victoria.
wile searching for apartments I found this
City of Victoria report:
Lotus announced that they will be in the
2010 season the formula one racing..
the real question now becomes will
it be an all Lotus car or will it be a Ford
Cosworth engine like the old days…
I have been getting the Cbc
Radio Podcast. My favorite
one is the Current. They
played a great story yesterday
about bike couriers in Toronto.
definitely worth a listen.
oh my yes… and its true.
the Frank LLyod Wright
foundation teamed up with
lego to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of the guggenheim
in new york. Check it out here
from six pm to nine pm
now serving americanos at home
if you don’t have one of these go out now
it was ten dollars.. and is so good..
black and grey seem to be
dominating menswear at the
moment. that said. i do love
charcoal grey but there is nothing
I love more in my shirts then floral print.
Cervelo makes some of the worlds most
amazing bikes. And they are even a Canadian
Company. They wanted to have a
race team. But didn’t want to deal with
owners, sponsers ect.. so, they went out
and did it… Watch the story in five nice
full sized HD videos , Ten minuet ish
Episodes and a sixth on the way
Its July first.. A day to celebrate the British North American Act. Although I am personally more of a fan of April, seventeenth the day the Canadian Constitution was repatriated. And that is also the day that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was given to us..
Thank you Canada
I Love wearing ties. they can be fun, subtle , crazy, zany ,
serious, sexy or
So do it right. For myself i love
mid with ties. Altea
makes my favourites
really nice silk , ties
well and great patters.
Lets make some ties.
Download PDF – BLANK TIE TEMPLATE
Lets just take a step back here and face the facts: Canadian currency
is fun to spend and to look at. The newest series, “Canadian Journey”, released in 2001, takes us on a voyage that honors Canadiana. Our journey begins with the five being hockey, the ten remembering those who have served in our national military, the twenty honoring the Haida Gwaii, the fifty, the story of women’s suffrage, as well as, a quotation from the UN universal declaration of Human Rights, and finally, the one hundred dollar bill, dedicated to the exploration of Canada, complete with a Samuel de Champlain map from 1632 to a satellite map of Canada created by Radarstat-1. Canadian bills are a great design that fulfill their function of a legal tender within a simple and colourful form.
Thank You Bank of Canada