Monday, May 30, 2011

Old Digital Camera Vs. Cell Phone: Sony Mavica Edition

Pause for a minute and try to remember 1997. It is very possible that you will not be able to remember everything about 1997 because it was a long time ago, but these things happened, among others: Bill Clinton started his second term as President of the United States, Dharma & Greg premiered on ABC, and everybody's computer came with a floppy disk drive.

Also in 1997, people started wondering if maybe this newfangled digital camera thing had legs. Turns out it did, but there are times in retrospect that you have to wonder how it managed to survive those early years. This is one of those times.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Black and white: optical filters in a digital world

Searching through the internet for a definitive answer on whether or not coloured optical filters still play a role in digital black and white provided an answer as clear as mud: yes, no, and everything inbetween. So let's see if we can find some clarity ourselves...