The site is back up and should be working correctly

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.

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Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens Announced & Review Information

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”

Website changes

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.

Upcoming article: colour correction with adobe lightroom, adobe photoshop and a Sony a7rII

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”

Taken: 2016/06/27
Location: 53° 18.8536′ 0″ N 1° 37.0216′ 0″ W

New Sony a7rII Firmware Update 3.30

New Sony Firmware

Today, Sony released a new firmware, version 3.30, for the Sony a7rII mirrorless camera. I have updated my camera with the firmware update and everything went smoothly. I believe the camera starts up slightly quicker than it used to–that’s good. It’s meant to fix overheating issues but I hadn’t noticed any to begin with, so I can’t make any claims regarding that. Continue reading “New Sony a7rII Firmware Update 3.30”

Geotagging photographs with any DSLR or mirrorless camera

I have written a lot about the Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire watch, please check out the review page. For those interested in geotagging photographs, it’s the ideal companion. I will update the review to include more of its other features at some point, but my main priority was to demonstrate how easy it is to geotag photographs with a DSLR or mirrorless camera with Adobe Lightroom.