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Leica M Review (M as in Milestone)

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The new Leica M is the most innovative and versatile M, which has spawned the modern M system. It combines decades of experience with the rangefinder system with cutting-edge digital technology: It has a newly developed, high-resolution CMOS full frame sensor that achieves together with its high-performance processor and the legendary M lenses outstanding image results. With live view, video and new additional focusing methods, it is the M, for all who want to give up anything that modern camera technology offers.

With live view, video and new additional focusing methods, it is the M, for all who want to give up anything that modern camera technology offers.

It has a newly developed, high-resolution CMOS full frame sensor that achieves together with its high-performance processor and the legendary M lenses outstanding image results.

Splash-proof camera housing

Based on the experience of our engineers in the construction of the new Leica M camera bodies is uncompromisingly designed for maximum stability and strength. Your deck and its floor covers are milled from blocks of brass. Your all-metal housing is closed and consists of a high-strength magnesium alloy.

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Splash-proof camera body – htt://leica-camera.com

All new features of the Leica M at a glance

Together with the new sensor, the Leica Maestro processor ensures that the vision of the Leica M sets new standards in terms of speed. At top speed he prepares for the coming from the sensor image data and generates image files.Even complex calculations he performs at extremely high speed. Thanks to the energy-saving processor and the electronic image sensor convinced the new lithium-ion battery (1800 mAh) Leica M with a particularly long term.

  1. Maximum picture quality through newly developed LEICA MAX CMOS sensor
  2. New applications with electronic viewfinder and Live View
  3. Simple, high precision focusing with Live View Focus and Focus Peaking
  4. Fully digital format for Leica R lenses, the Leica R Adapter M
  5. Extended sensitivity range up to ISO 6400

As we increasingly move past the point of sufficiency, manufacturers will continue to try filling ever-smaller niches. It becomes more about something you like/ want to use more than something you need. Is there room for one in your arsenal? Only you can answer that.

Marshall's speaker has a retro feel

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He is the rockers among mobile musicians: the Marshall Hanwell , a speaker in the style of famous guitar amplifiers, which is also known by the great stages of the world.

Smart phones, MP3 players, etc. are very down to earth connected only by jacks. No Bluetooth, no docking, no frills.The plugging the supplied cable with its gold-plated connectors into a headphone jack as well as very reminiscent of connecting an electric guitar.

The speaker’s sound is rich, clean, and endowed with Marshall’s characteristic electronic crunch.

The controls are reduced to the bare minimum. Only a toggle switch for dressing and stable knobs for volume and tone – and which is sensational: Extremely clean highs, powerful bass, even if you turn right! And with its 100 watts of Hanwell is extremely loud. Since it is better to invite the neighbors equal to the party.

No frills

Stanmore , the new speaker system, the manufacturer will fit perfectly into theMarshall family one. The vinyl casing, gold trim, Mashall logo and classic Boxenbespannstoff represent the typical vintage look: The ingredients from the Stanmore already a rock’n’roll classics to make. Whether on tour or in everyday life, powerful sound and compatibility make the Stanmore into an optimal, so the manufacture.

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The three typical, Marshall-style controls for volume, bass, treble and a switch to flip on and off the Stan Mores, located on the top of the unit. Through the included 3.5mm spiral cable, which has the appearance of a typical guitar cable, virtually any music source to the powered speakers can be connected.

CLASSIC MARSHALL DESIGN DETAILS

The Stanmore features a classic Marshall design, with a vintage-looking front fret, gold-coloured metal details, and that iconic script logo. So it will never look out of place amid the rest of your Marshall collection.

Can be beyond even via Bluetooth with aptX technology or the two other connections ( RCA input / optical input ) connect directly to their sources.Thanks to the high quality components Stanmore intended to provide a detailed sound across the entire frequency range without sacrificing quality. The sound is punchy, without losing detail, and very clear and powerful to penetrate the entire spectrum from Stanmore.

Rush Trailer Everyone's Driven by Something

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Two-time Oscar winner Ron Howard takes the daunting task of covering the nearly decade-long rival between British Formula 1 racer James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Austria’s Niki Lauda’s (Daniel Brühl) race to become world champions. From tracks in Italy to Japan, press rooms to extravagant parties, Hunt and Lauda risked death, fortune and fame in the 1970s and became international sensations in the process. With an undeniably effective immediacy, “Rush” is a solid, but rather cold, biopic about two equally detached personalities.

Rush has flown under the radar, delivering a visually exciting first preview seemingly out of nowhere.

Composer Hans Zimmer expectedly delivers a rousing singular theme that plays double-duty with solo cello highlighting the insular determination of both drivers before chug-a-lugging into full-on pounding race mode competing with squealing tires and booming PA announcements.

“Rush” is not the epic drama is could have been, but it is certainly watchable and mostly enjoyable, but like an impeccably crafted Formula 1 race car, is fast, glistening with style but ultimately just a cold piece of polished metal.

Light Painting Evolved

Gif animations included in this post. Add photoreal images, abstract designs, and animation to your long exposure photos and timelapse. Light painting is a fairly simple to do. The first step is to make sure you have the right equipment. Almost every DSLR, and most point-and-shoots, have a long exposure mode.

Pixelstick began as a proof of concept using an arduino and some off the shelf LED strips. We got results, but weren’t happy with the resolution of nor with the durability and usability of the actual device.

It’s as simple as choosing the length of the exposure (from a few seconds to a few hours) and moving a light source within the frame. The process itself is fun and the excitement of seeing what you captured immediately can be extremely rewarding.

The fine detail

Pixelstick reads images created in Photoshop (or the image editor of your choice) and displays them one line at a time, creating endless possibilities for abstract and/or photorealistic art. Taking this one step further, Pixelstick can increment through a series of images over multiple exposures, opening up light painting to the world of timelapse, and allowing for animations the likes of which have never before seen.

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Rainbows are no longer beholden to the laws of physics

The Tale of pixelstick

Pixelstick began as a proof of concept using an arduino and some off the shelf LED strips. We got results, but weren’t happy with the resolution of nor with the durability and usability of the actual device. We moved quickly into custom LED circuit boards, a more powerful ARM microcontroller and a sturdier design made of lightweight aluminum rather than plastic tubing. With the ability to control the density of the LED count while at the same time refining the custom aluminum extrusion, the current version of pixelstick began to take shape.

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Animation to your long exposure photos and timelapse.

Each iteration performed better and was tweaked as we logged more hours with the pixelstick.

The full package contains:

  • LED PCBs (198 LEDs total)
  • Two 3’ aluminum extrusion with connecting bracket & diffusion lens
  • Handle with foam grip and rotating sleeve
  • Controller box with connecting cables and clips
  • Battery holder (AA Batteries not included)
  • Carry bag

Embracing slow time

When you work in a traditional office and have a question, instant gratification is hard to resist. It’s so easy. Just stumble over to a co-worker’s desk, make sure they stop whatever it was they were doing, blather on until the lights of recognition come on in their eyes, then await the answer.

Unless your query concerns inflammable materials currently engulfed in said flames you’ve likely wasted their time – in fact, you may have even wasted your own. One of my favorite side-effects of working remotely is the way slow-time communication forces you to stop and think before you speak. When I have a question for one of our programmers, for example, here’s a bit of what goes through my head:

The basic idea is this: you try to minimize the things that are bad, and maximize those that are good.

It’s usually at this point that I either figure out the answer for myself or come up with a new way of considering the problem, never having to even ask the original question. I didn’t bother my co-worker, I didn’t look like an idiot trying to articulate the question on-the-fly, and most importantly I figured out the answer!

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People who struggle to work remotely often bemoan the lack of in-person collaboration jumping from this tool to that tech in an effort to recreate the magic that only happens when we’re all in the same room. There are definitely advantages to face time, but too often it seems like facial expressions and waving arms are substituted for clear thought and courtesy.

The next time you have a question for a coworker, try writing it out as if they were 1000 miles and 3 time zones away – even if they’re sitting right next to you. You might surprise yourself with the answer.

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival founder Lord March is today able to announce the provisional dates for next year’s two leading sell-out Goodwood motoring events. It should be noted that at this stage the 2014 Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival dates are provisional and remain subject to change, pending ratification by the FIA of the 2014 Formula 1 calendar in December.

The 911 has been at the very heart of the Porsche brand for the past five decades.  Few other sports cars in the world can look back on such a long tradition and continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show at Frankfurt in September 1963.

Goodwood honoured the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s most versatile and popular sports cars – the Porsche 911 – at the Festival of Speed 2013.

Today the truly versatile 911 is considered by its many devoted fans to be the quintessential sports car, and the central point of reference for all other Porsche series, as each of the marque’s other models carry a piece of the 911’s philosophy.

The Track Action

As well as wheel-to-wheel racing, the Members’ Meeting will also feature thrilling, high-speed track action from more modern eras of Formula 1, Le Mans and beyond – sights and sounds that have never been seen before at Goodwood Motor Circuit. The inaugural event in 2014 will celebrate the flame-spitting Formula 1 cars

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The three typical, Marshall-style controls for volume, bass, treble and a switch to flip on and off the Stan Mores, located on the top of the unit. Through the included 3.5mm spiral cable, which has the appearance of a typical guitar cable, virtually any music source to the powered speakers can be connected.

50 Years of Porsche

The main ‘Central Feature’ marked this prestigious milestone with a one-off 911-inspired sculpture displayed prominently outside Goodwood House. A dedicated class of road and racing 911s, covering all seven generations of the iconic sports car, took to the Goodwood Hillclimb twice each day over this Summer weekend for a special parade.

Can be beyond even via Bluetooth with aptX technology or the two other connections ( RCA input / optical input ) connect directly to their sources.Thanks to the high quality components Stanmore intended to provide a detailed sound across the entire frequency range without sacrificing quality. The sound is punchy, without losing detail, and very clear and powerful to penetrate the entire spectrum from Stanmore.

The main ‘Central Feature’ marked this prestigious milestone with a one-off 911-inspired sculpture displayed prominently outside Goodwood House. A dedicated class of road and racing 911s, covering all seven generations of the iconic sports car, took to the Goodwood Hillclimb twice each day over this Summer weekend for a special parade.