Sorry about the intervals between posts lately. I have been busy with other stuff. Mainly to do with planning my trip to UK in May. But also doing jobs for SWMBO as she requires (part of the price for going on my own to UK).
Also, my CNC mill is not working. The Y axis suddenly stopped functioning. I pulled out the servo motor, a heavy, awkward job, and Stuart discovered a broken wire leading to the encoder. That was fixed. Reinstalled the servo and the mill seemed fine. Then the same fault recurred. So later today I will pull out the servo again, and take another look.
This post will be mainly about a new camera which I have bought, instigated by my forthcoming trip.
It is a Panasonic Lumix LX100M2. And although small, its capabilities are astounding (at least to me, who has not bought a camera for almost 10 years- except for the iphone camera, which is also astounding.)
And this the reason I bought it.
The Nikon D300 is still a great camera, and I have some excellent lenses and other gear for it, but it is just so big and heavy.
The Lumix does not quite fit into a pocket, but the cameras which are that bit smaller, have other limitations… like controls which are too close together for my older, fatter and clumsier fingers.
It is also a video camera, and Panasonic do excellent video cameras. One major minus is the absence of a microphone jack. The built in mike is ‘OK’.
I am still learning how to use this technological marvel. It has a few surprises. One was a feature which takes multiple photos of single object at different focus points. This allows picking the frame which has the best part in focus.
It has Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, but I have been unable to get them to connect with my iphone or computer, despite following the instructions. Need some help on that one.
I wont list all the features. Look it up if you are interested. Instead, I will show you some of the first shots which I have taken. These are all taken at 8 megapixels rather than the maximum 17-20, to reduce uploads and storage space.
The video capability also seems very good, and you will see evidence of that as I post stuff on my trip.