D850 JPG (edited)

D850 JPG (edited)

Got the brand new D850!
Test using the Nikon D850 and 60mm micro N lens.
I was suppose to shoot straight JPG but after transferring to my computer I realized that screen of the D850 was soo much brighter than the D810 so I was underexposed.
This shot is a JPG shot and quickly edited in photoshop just to fix levels and clean the small dust. NO sharpness or clarity added.

Strobist info:
Studiostrobe thru stripbox subjecr left thru scrim @ 1/4
Studiostrobe with reflector behind subject with CTB gel pointing at BG @ 1/4

Posted by L S G on 2017-09-23 09:28:36

Tagged: , nikon , d850 , test , 60mm , micro , lsg , laya , gerlock , layagerlock , philippines , 850 , nikond850 , whiskey , glass , product , photography , lighting , strobist

Endangered Species

Endangered Species

1.28.11 – The importance of a good mouse is key for most digital artists, photographers, and designers. Logitech has served me well since as far back as I can even remember. The last brand before Logitech I honestly remember in my hands was an IBM one that came with the first computer my family ever got. I grew up playing around with commercial computers that had black and green screens and required line commands but this computer was a "personal computer", something all nerds lusted for. This was when color computer screens were considered some huge leap in computer technology. "Imagine the power required to produce all those colors!"

The clunky, large white mouse seemed so amazing at the time. Dust would collect in the tracks in a matter of weeks, making you loose control of your pointer. This then forced you to take the ball out and clean each little roller sensor. The cord would knock things over on your desk at times and you had 2 inputs (1 on a mac).

How far we have come. This mouse is ergonomically shaped to form to the human hand in a comfortable position. It wirelessly sends signals to the computer using a laser sensor that can work on relatively any surface and has 10 inputs. Just think what the future holds for us tech-heads if this kind of progress can be made with something as simple as a mouse in such a short amount of time.

The days of the mouse are numbered though. Touch screens and highly advanced motion sensors will become the new age of computer interfaces. What next? Full integration? Ok, I won’t get too carried away. Happy friday everyone.

1.27.11 – I have been wanting to shoot this for a long time now. This giant book was built to allow local graffiti artists to have their way with it. It always reminds me of what in high-school we called "The Rock." It was what I always supposed was originally a giant 4-foot-tall boulder from the mountains. The tradition was to have each class come and paint over the previous lower or upper classes markings. We would have friendly battles back and forth month to month.

Like an old giant tree, this huge blob had hundreds of layers from multiple generations (including my mother). I volunteered as an on-call firefighter for a couple year in high-school and one night we got called out to the station for a fire at the school. Turns out someone had covered in gas and lit the thing on fire. The flames were taller then the people on the scene. No damage was caused, but we always assumed it was a rival football team from the hills. The Rock still stands today with fresh coats of paint from new generations of students.

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The innards of an Apple MacBook Pro 17"
(opened the back to blow out dust)

© Dirk HR Spennemann 2013, All Rights Reserved

Posted by heritagefutures on 2013-04-08 00:39:01

Tagged: , MacBook , Pro , circuitry , micro , city , conductor , semi , solder , board , computer , Apple , 17 , motherboard , scape , lakeside , housing , urbanisation , joke , jest , cityscape , townscape , urban , planning , bokeh , Olympus , TG-1 , black

Philip Green Educational – Slide Set S44 – Computers

Philip Green Educational - Slide Set S44 - Computers

4 – This man is baking wafers of silicon in an oven to a temperature of about 1,000 degrees celsius. The silicon must be about 99.9999% pure before it can be made into chips. Elements are introduced to alter the way electricity will flow through the chips. The cleanest of manufacturing conditions are essential because the tiniest speck of dust can cause the chip to be useless.

*Taken from the Teachers’ Notes for this set.

Even after a ‘boil wash’ Neville handled his undies with the utmost caution…

Posted by Compound Eye on 2011-10-12 21:12:18

Tagged: , flickr , compound , eye , interesting , interestingness , explore , philip , green , educational , slide , set , hauntology , 1980s , computers , tomorrows , world , BBC , micro , Acorn , Spectrum , crash , goto , technology , future , look around you

MicroCity—Shopping Mall

MicroCity—Shopping Mall

The innards of an Apple MacBook Pro 17"
(opened the back to blow out dust)

© Dirk HR Spennemann 2013, All Rights Reserved

Posted by heritagefutures on 2013-04-08 00:39:02

Tagged: , MacBook , Pro , circuitry , micro , city , conductor , semi , solder , board , computer , Apple , 17 , motherboard , cityscape , townscape , urban , planning , buildings , centre , shops , greenfield , development , joke , jest , microcosm , bokeh , Olympus , TG-1

$600 Cast Iron 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine

$600 Cast Iron 3 Axis CNC Milling Machine

Having had my Sieg X1 (actually, it is Harbor Freight 47158) manual milling machine for over a year now, not being mechanically inclined at all, I find it hard to do anything I thought I could do. I have been using it as an expensive drill press at most. So I have always been itchy about converting it into CNC machine. Now, finally, here it is!

The Sieg X1 manual mill is a very sturdy little machine and is sold by many vendors such as Harbor Freight, Grizzly, etc. Its cast iron construction, dove tail column and table bed are far more superior than any other homebrew CNC mills or routers I found on the internet. Though, I have been using mine as an expensive drill press because I am not trained as machinist, most of the difficulties that I encountered, such as positioning tables, and uneven hand wheel cranking that causes "ripples" in finished surface, can be resolved by CNC conversion.

So, combining its superior mechanical properties and CNC capability, a CNC converted Sieg X1 mill can be a serious tool in making really good parts. Best of all, its small footprint make it perfect candidate of desktop mill for hobbists.

Of course, for me, I am still not a machinist, even with a CNC machine, but having this little thing sitting there collecting dust, knowing its capabilities when armed with right stuff, I just had this urge to convert it into a CNC mill machine. Now, I have done it, and surprisingly, total cost for a three axis CNC conversion is under $300. What does this mean? For a total of $600, you get a sturdy, 3-axis cast iron CNC mill machine. Better yet, the cost include stepper motors, stepper motor controller, stepper motor mounting hardware and power supply, too!!! Compared with other available CNC mill machines, this is unbeatable.

Performance wise, it is OK for me. I can do circular cut at 6 IPM feed rate and 0.025 inch depth on 6061 aluminum sheet. The "air move", ie, when not cutting, are 18IPM, 12IPM, and 9 IPM, for X, Y and Z axis respectively without missing steps, this is not bad, at least for me who only work on pieces less than 6 inches in any dimension. So here is the summary:

— X rapids (air move) is 18 IPM.
— Y rapids is 12 IPM
— Z rapids is 9 IPM, no counter weight mechanism is installed.
— Cutting speed can be set at 6 IPM and 0.025 inch depth for 6061 aluminum.
— X backlash compensation is 0.003 inch
— Y backlash compensation is 0.003 inch
— Z backlash compensation is ZERO.

Backlash is measured using an indicator and some G code to command tables to move certain distance and move back. I am not sure if this is the "professional" way to do it, but it seems that is what backlash is.

As they say, the best method to test rigidity of a CNC machine is to do some circular cuts. I did not notice any oval shaped circles while doing test cuts. This is good because it means all backlashes (which is the root of oval shaped circle) are compensated well. But computer speed, gibs adjustments, motor strength, and cutter sharpness matters a lot.

Some rough edges of my test cuts are results of broken spindle motor gear when I miscalculated the Z height. The end mill just ramped into cast iron clamping kit. I wish I saved that broken plastic gear and take a photo of it, it was basically a "toothless" gear — I did not realize it was broken and continue to use the machine until all teeth on the gear were broken.

The following comments make up all procedures of the whole process. They are:

— Stepper Motor Mounting Hardware (costs around $60 for all three axis)
— Stepper Motors (~$120 for 3 axis high torque ones) and Controllers (~$60 for 3 axis) with PC interface (~$20).
— Power Supply (~$20). If you already have a spare one, you can use it.
— Future Expansion Ideas.

All information presented here are for informational purpose only. Modifying, operating machinery can be dangerous and precaution must be taken all the time. I am not responsible for anything that results. Use information presented here at your own risk

Posted by mjkzz (a.k.a zwdeal) on 2007-04-28 21:15:26

Tagged: , Harbor , Freight , Micro , Mill , CNC , Sieg , X1

My doll family February 2015*

My doll family February 2015*

From left to right:
– Esmé Smilla (paperclay OOAK Black-eyed Suzie doll by Sarah Faber)
– Edmund (Dollshe Craft Hound on old hound body in pale resin)
– Una (Heartstrung Ruse in grey-blue resin by Amal)
– Müüsli (Mohair mouse by Violetpie)
– Elise (Resin Enchanted Doll european sculpt with face 10 by Marina Bychkova)
– Anouk (Limhwa To You in resin, old version from 2006)
– Isobel (Tiny Myling in porcelain by Hemlig Dolls Katarina Karsberg)
– Oni (Elfdoll Tiny Olivia 2008 version in resin by rainman)
– Mad, Madeline (La Petite Coterie cloth doll by Terri)
– Saga (Heartstrung Pirooz in dark skin resin by Amal)
– Ida, Grump (Micro Myling in porcelain and grubby style by Hemlig Dolls Katarina Karsberg)
– Louhi (Lightpainted Doll Axana in porcelain by Ilona)
– Christabel (Tiny sleeping ghost Myling in porcelain by Hemlig Dolls Katarina Karsberg)
– Ana Magdalena Storm (Paperwhite Doll Custom N° 2 in porcelain by Terri)
– Minna (Dust of Dolls Krot Këte in white resin with Viridian House face-up)
– Aurin (Teacup Doll in resin by Sarangelo)
– Chuu (Elfdoll Tiny Bong Sun Hwa 1st version in resin by rainman)
– Iðunn (Enchanted Doll Bianca in porcelain by Marina Bychkova)
– Rii (Elfdoll Tiny Min Del Re 1st version in resin by rainman)

This is where they currently reside, on the table next to our computers. I am always on the look out for display cases though because I wish to protect some of them better, we shall see if I can ever find something I like. As it is now I always grab different dolls on different days to pose them /play with them, or move them onto my work table for inspiration, since they are all my little muses.
Even though you don’t see many photos of some of them, I love them all very much and they are like little beings that are staying at my house and in my heart. ♥

* = except for (not in the photo) one jointed Paper Banshee by Astera, two Pullips, one Mini Pullip, one Dal, one Petite Blythe, two Reproduction Barbies, two MMS Konami Sky Girls figures, four Monster High dolls, one Lil’ Bratz boy and girl and one old style porcelain doll of unknown origin which are in book shelves

Posted by anninaislove on 2015-02-14 21:49:01

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Sitticus pubescens and shadow “agrilus.blogspot.com”

Sitticus pubescens and shadow

Quick photograph of this common jumping spider when it jumped onto my router whilst I was working on the computer. Router was shiny black, hence the B&W shadow. Note the dust on the router, makes me feel a little embarassed.

Posted by Lamia textor on 2014-07-30 11:14:23

Tagged: , spider , arachnid , macro , notts , nottinghamshire , nikon , 105 , mm , VR , micro

Abstract Futuristic Background

Abstract Futuristic Background

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Close-up of golden heatsink on circuit board. Shallow depth of field

Posted by Dmitry Mordolff on 2010-05-14 07:28:35

Tagged: , abstract , aluminum , backgrounds , board , chip , circuit , close-up , cold , component , computer , cooler , cooling , cpu , dusty , electric , electronics , equipment , futuristic , gold , heat , macro , metal , metallic , micro , part , pattern , pc , processor , radiator , relief , technology , temperature , yellow , wallpaper