July 15, 2005
The Digital Revolution
Last night, I had a vision of the future. Well, it was actually a dream and so it was really about this technicolor version of the Alps with carnivalesque lawn adornments, cheap motels, and a terrifying vertical train. The violet caped mask things were really billowy and neat, but the actual vision was in the digital camera that i used to capture them. In the dream it wasn't actually the quickest snapper in the lake, but i will pass over that fact and wallow in its sheer loveliness (it was a dream after all...) I have decided to take the plunge and throw a couple hundred dollars at a piece of technology that may be out of date in a week, but oh well. Here it is:
It is on the SLR model (though does that really mean the same thing with a digital camera??) and this means that i can just look through the little viewfinder we all know and love instead of at some puny, hard to see screen. I find the screen hideously disorienting and the pseudo-viewfinders that never actually show you what you are taking a picture of, just as bad. Down with parallax! Up with through-the-lens! I feel like i have abandoned my well-loved film cameras, but they have just become so impractical.
I wanted to walk into a store and say, "I want to be a part of the Digital Revolution. Where do I sign up?" but alas, I am buying it from Amazon, so no contact with a humanoid is required.
I still get to be part of The Revolution, though, right??!
In other news, i finished the second sleeve of Kyoto last night at work and will start on the sash this afternoon. It feels so slow. This is due to my need for the ever-illusory "progress". One sweater in the bank. Only three million to go.. then i'm done.
Also, the Aquatenniel Block Party is tonight. Don't know who that headliner is, probably someone popular. I want to see Mike Doughty, formerly of Soul Coughing. Ah, i remember those sweet days of "Screenwriter's Blues" and "True Dreams of Wichita". It almost reminds me of college, but of some mythical, totally happy college experience that was not truly mine. Not sure if even he could live up to the 2001 headliner, though. I can't believe i missed pat Benatar!!!!. Damn, i love Pat Benatar. Too bad the video is so grainy on the site and "Warrior" is missing. "Love is a Battlefield" is pretty good, though. There is a sort of Sin City/Old Town vibe when she starts messing with that pimp. Tough bitches rule.
Posted by loyd0008 at July 15, 2005 10:05 AM | Book of Days
You get to be *more* a part of the revolution. Except I don't think it's the digital revolution any longer...that Bastille was stormed a few years ago already.
If you really want to be a part of the revolution now, you need a podcast.
By the way, I vote "Yay" for the camera.
Posted by: tiet0024 at July 15, 2005 10:53 AM
but do you vote "Yay" for Pat Benatar???!?!
Posted by: villain at July 15, 2005 10:56 AM
also, i thought podcasting was a verb and not a noun...? or do you mean that i need to broadcast my own interviews? wouldn't that be exciting? we could always have the WYB sessions cast...
Posted by: villain at July 15, 2005 10:58 AM
We do have a microphone. But remember, with great power comes great responsibility. The internet is a serious business.
Posted by: tiet0024 at July 15, 2005 11:34 AM
Posted by: tiet0024 at July 15, 2005 11:34 AM
Posted by: tiet0024 at July 15, 2005 11:36 AM
Coincidence! I too am getting a camera, though I'm sticking with my digital babies. Follow this link. (my, I hope I did that right)
It looks pretty hawt to me.
As for whether or not SLR means the same thing for your camera as it does for a non-digital camera, I do believe it does. It's the same lens technology, and I'd imagine it has to be close enough since "SLR" is patented.
Posted by: sam at July 18, 2005 3:29 PM
yours looks pretty fancy.. 5MP and all... mine will be a lowly 3.2
SLR means Single Lens Reflex, which has to do with how the shutter opens and closes (there are also twin lens reflexes) so i don't think its really the same. ones like mine are just called "SLR style" because its all through-the-lens instead of with a viewfinder like yours will have. i never could get the hang of those viewfinders (or the screens for that matter) i wonder who patented SLR since so many diff companies make them
Posted by: villain at July 18, 2005 3:40 PM
also, i saw a pretty funny post mocking DIY stuff to the effect of: DIY pinhole camera: take oatmeal container/paint black/poke with pin/put 5MP digital camera inside/perfect pinhole photos every time!!
Posted by: villain at July 18, 2005 3:42 PM