Monday, September 27, 2021

Spring 2021


This time of year, when it's sunny and the cherry blossoms and new toon foliage bloom together, our rather shabby back yard starts looking almost pretty. Though it would still set any proper gardener's teeth on edge.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Camera Stand


I had a spare Beike tripod head hanging around, so I whipped up this little wooden base for it and put my old Lumix bridge camera on it. It's a lot less adjustable and flexible than a proper tripod, but for copy work or the like, it's actually a lot more convenient.

The Lumix is a decent camera of its type, with a nice Leica lens of reasonable speed and quite a wide zoom range, but it only uses a motorized zoom, and it doesn't take interchangeable lenses. It'll do auto-bracketing, which can be very handy for miniatures photography. I was actually trying to sell it a while ago, but got no interest at all, so I figured I might as well get some more use out of it.