I stumbled upon a CentOS 7 OpenVZ bug and essentially broke my entire server. The network was broken and my backup was slightly old, so I had to access the machine from the OpenVZ container which isn’t possible from the customers perspective. Fortunately Bhost were extremely helpful and gave me access to the files by another method, therefore I was able to download a new backup, format the machine and start again.
The Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 lens has been announced and it’s a very weird lens.
The Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 lens has no plastic elements
This wasn’t a typing mistake. A lot of modern lenses do have plastic lens elements. There’s a million and one ways to make a lens element e.g. a method similar to injection mould, ground glass, etc. With Zeiss’s premium lenses, they tend to use more expensive elements and many of them contain lead which adds to the weight. Continue reading “Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens Announced & Review Information”
The title is a bit misleading; I don’t think one shoe will be quite enough to through hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Continue reading “Finding the perfect shoe for the Pacific Crest Trail”
I’m going to be changing the theme over the next few days as I noticed this site doesn’t support mobile users very well. I need to add a lot of code to get the lightbox and other things to work, so if something is broken, that’s most likely why.
I have completed the main aspects of my gear list as far as technology is concerned:
- Sony a7rII Camera
- Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 Lens
- Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Lens
- Solar Paper Solar Panel
- Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire Watch
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phone
- Home made carbon fibre tripod
I have to decide on cases and a few little things, but that’s basically my camera equipment sorted. Now I have to focus on hiking and camping equipment, permits and whatnot. It’s going to be a busy next few months. I will blog about camera equipment a bit because technology interests me but when I do the hike, it’s likely that I will only blog about the Pacific Crest Trail itself :).
Adobe colours are completely incorrect by default
I’ve been playing with Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Image Data Converter (made by Sony), and JPGs from my Sony a7rII. I notice that by default, the colours from a RAW look vastly different to the JPGs out of camera. I know most people frown upon JPG shooting (myself included) but I somewhat prefer the colours; they look more natural.
After playing around with the options quite a lot, I’ve managed to get close to mimicking the JPG colours without too much hassle. Image Data Converter does it straight off the bat, and it’s interesting why Sony haven’t collaborated with Adobe. In my opinion, it’s a huge hassle to have to use that program and then export the files as tiff, to then edit them in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom. Continue reading “Upcoming article: colour correction with adobe lightroom, adobe photoshop and a Sony a7rII”