Well it seems Christmas is nearly upon us again and as regards this blog not much documented for the year.
As the year winds down I'm getting time to do a bit of spring cleaning in a number of ways.
I suppose since December last year I've achieved the following things, of which I feel very good, given my current financial ham stringing.
I got a Canon 50mm F1.4 FD lens that I have been able to do some great tilt shift photography stuff with, as well as a proper Canon 50mm F1.4 USM lens. The latter lens needs a repair folllowing a small accident that damaged the autofocus. I have also gotten 2 M42 to EOS lens adaptors and use one for a Russian Helios 44-2 lens I bought and the other for a fixed 500mm F8 hanimex lens a friend gave me. That aside I also got a 28mm F2.8 for next to nothing and a 58mm variable ND filter for the (currently damaged) 50mm USM lens. Finally in the camera department I have also got a battery grip for the Canon 550D and a magnetic screen viewfinder.
My CNC router aspirations are as yet incomplete but I have learnt much on both the electronics side (how to etch a pc board), and the chassis side and hope to complete my cnc in 2014.
This year also marked a transition from Maya to Blender 3D for me and I am enthralled with the possibilities that Blender offers now particularly in GPU rendering.
I've come to really love GIMP as a photo editor and slowly forage ahead in my android development learning.
That's all I can think of right now, but one thing is for sure. More posts will follow more regularly