I reset my Canon G9 camera to factory defaults, and it’s no longer lagging between shots. That’s a relief, and means I can get several more years of use out of it. 📸
My 12-year old Canon G9 is slowing down. It takes several seconds to process each shot, which made photographing animals at Longleat a challenge. I’ll use it for still life stuff until it gives up the ghost, but I think I’ll be using my iPhone SE as my primary camera now.
Here comes Jupiter! NASA’s robotic spacecraft Juno is continuing on its 53-day, highly-elongated orbits around our Solar System’s largest planet. The featured video is from perijove 11 in early 2018, the eleventh time Juno has passed near Jupiter since it arrived in mid-2016.
Filing this for future reference. Also, I have way too many Photos extensions—a cull is required.
If you think the situation for standalone cameras is bleak now, just wait until we get to the future! It is pretty obvious the smartphone cameras will improve at a much faster rate than standalone cameras, which are still locked into an older model of product development. Soon, it won’t be surprising to have everyday (not just high-end) phones with three to five lens modules that do everything from wide-angle photography to longer aperture telephotos from a single device. With software improvements coming in thick and fast, I expect this will be the new reality within 24 months.
I still have my Canon G9, but I’ve not used it in ages. Any time I feel the urge to take a photo these days, I reach for my phone or tablet.
Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. Somewhere, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby are probably smiling, as science brings us images that once were only to be seen in the pages of the Marvel Comics that they had a hand in producing…
Amazing pictures, but not for anyone with a fear of heights!
Posting selfie with my micro.phone to Micro.blog. 😀