Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pentax/Ricoh 25mm F1: 1.4 C Mount lens

This lens is designated C but is also a B lens, meaning it can cover a one inch sensor in Ricoh parlance. C lenses normally are 2/3 inch sensor lenses.

Tiny lens, one inch wide and one and one half long. While convenient, this means controlling the aperture and focus requires care as the lens is so small.

It will focus to 11 inches and through to infinity. F1.4 to F22.

On a m4/3 sensor, it suffers degraded performance at the corners, with some darkening, merely loss of light, as well. But in video mode, and 16:9 this is unnoticeable except for critics. Very fine resolution. I attach samples.

The first is 100% of the last shot at one foot away. The grass is F8, showing darkening and depth of focus without much diffraction. Trees are 1.4 bouquet demo.

Currently, this retails for $80 in USA.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Death is merely a door

If you think the world cannot carry on after you die, you have an ego in control, making you miserable!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Russell v Russell, House of Lords

Monarchy is dependant upon nature, not God!

It is in the nature of women to give birth, if they are lucky. Who is the father? If the father is not the lawful consort of the Queen or the King of the Realm, it is treason!

Russell was a peer but not the father. Nonetheless, the House of Lords established the rule: a son born of a woman in wedlock, is the son of the father and may inherit.

The English and apparently the Scottish, King, James II conceded succession to William of Orange, a Hebrew and his daughter Mary, who ruled jointly. Anyone but a Roman can rule what some call Zion or the New Jerusalem.

But may we trace a line of succession from them?

No, we may not!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Learning of life

I recall being a child. I was very concerned about the adult world. It seemed so complicated. Adults were so slow, yet they knew so much. They had so many things to do.

So life was a long process of decoding what people were doing. What they said, the way they said it. As I learned more, I judged more. The words, the accent and then, what they did not say.

Our interior world reflects, we hope our external world. It seldom does, as we never become adept at deciphering the lies and half truths used to conceal weakness and intention.

Some of us learn to dissemble and lie to protect our feelings, not fully understanding that bullying is a sign of weakness. The weakness of hidden feelings can become crippling unless we construct other personalities or modes of expression and use them.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Plasma rivers surround us in our atmosphere.

How do clouds attain a flat bottom? They float upon a charge layer that is self insulating.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sheep are the majority, which is why they must be enslaved for their own good

All societies use hallucinogenic and mind altering substances. Many "poisonous" plants in our gardens are mind altering. Making anything "illegal" is a major step, but sheep have been told that politicians are good people who will spend the sheep taxes on protecting the sheep. It provides jobs for boys and girls who like to wear guns and boss people around. What does it matter if they become corrupted by the money made when something is unlawful to trade? Smuggling is the third oldest profession. Sheep will bleat, men will exploit their stupidity.