Isn’t it awesome to think if the apocalypse were to hit, you could be the beginning of a new species?
Evolution is triggered by drastic changes in environment, and if you were to survive, it would mean you were genetically superior to others. Your offspring would be genetically superior to you leading to, potentially, a whole different species of humans….humans genetically designed by nature to survive in an apocalyptic environment
I’m in “Reviewing the Arts”, which is an arts criticism course. I have to post stuff to a blogger account every week, so if you’re interested in what I have to say about stuff, feel free to take a looksee. This week and next week are music reviews (it’s not gonna be pretty…)
Okay, this is the second time that there was a messenger on horseback delivering a message in the middle of the night.
Who are these people? I mean, nobody on screen ever seems to give a shit about who these people are, but they must be pretty bad ass. They sit on a horse and have to travel through some land that’s probably pretty fucking dangerous and they do it in the middle of the goddamn night! Just to deliver a message! Usually the message isn’t even that interesting.
A rider in the night. Really? I mean, what does the guy look like? Damn. I wanna hear HIS story, not the story of some king’s promiscuous life style.
I recently purchased a new camera, the Fuji X10. $600 off of B&H Photo & Video. 2/3” Sensor, f/2.0-2.8 28mm-112mm fixed lens, 12 MP.
First thoughts: It’s a surprisingly small camera. About the size of my palm. The lens sticks out a bit, so it’s not a pocket camera. It’s comfortable to hold. It’s not too heavy. It has a ridiculous amount of buttons and dials, but those are quick to learn. It has a rangefinder, so unless if you’re used to taking pictures that way, you have to use the LCD on the back.
All in all, it’s a pretty cool camera….but it has a $600 price tag. Do I think that it’s worth that amount of cash? No.
The picture quality doesn’t lend itself to a camera that costs $600. Yes, the camera is 12MP, but the detail reproduction isn’t particularly good. The image looks a bit blotchy, particularly on skin tones, and noise level wasn’t very good (most pictures I took were at 400ISO). As it increases, it gets significantly worse. Anything above 1600ISO looks pretty bad. I suppose it’s okay for party photographs, but I’m not going to spend $600 on a party point-and-shoot camera. You get spoiled easily big sensors. The smaller 2/3” sensor was hard to get used to.
Some nice things about the camera? Small, quiet, sharp fast lens, good dynamic range, take 7 pictures per second, solid build, very cool design, solid built in flash, lots of manual controls, lots of features.
Again, the thing that kills it for me is the detail reproduction. I was impressed, and I’m not willing to part with $600 for that. Not the camera for me.
f/2.8, 1/200, 400ISO
f/4.0, 1/200, 100ISO
100% zoom of the first picture. 400ISO…kinda noisy…it’s not bad, but not worth $600