Monthly Archives: January 2009

Leica releases “Safari Edition” M8.2

January 30, 2009
Leica releases “Safari Edition” M8.2

Leica recently sent out a press release describing a new special edition version of the M8.2. Dubbed the “Safari Edition” it features an olive green paint job and matte silver colored ELMARIT-M 28mm f/2.8 ASPH.lens with a matching Billingham bag. A tribute to the 1960 M3 “Safari Edition”, only 500 of these babies are...
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PlanetAMD64 Server back online!

January 27, 2009

Server is up and operational. One table was corrupted in the database, but a quick Repair Table command cleared that up. Allon-sy!
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PlanetAMD64 Server offline

January 26, 2009

The server that hosts PlanetAMD64/PlanetX64 is currently offline due to a concussed RAID controller. In spite of the fact that I have that server backed up to Mozy Pro, with a RAID 5 plus a hot-spare drive, the one real hardware failure that could kill us happened: RAID controller failure. Technically it’s not dead,...
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While I’m on the subject of technical cameras…

January 20, 2009
While I’m on the subject of technical cameras…

I would be remiss if I failed to talk about other medium format systems that offer an extensive solution for landscape and architectural photography. Case in point: Hasselblad. Long time purveyor of medium format cameras, Hasselblad has gone digital in a very big way. Their H-System is currently on its fifth generation with the...
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PAW Week #3

January 19, 2009
PAW Week #3

OK, this is not exactly a picture taken by me, but I did design the wallpaper. This is an Alpa 12 SWA technical camera with a Leaf Aptus-II digital back. It is used for architectural and landscape images because of its shift capabilities and the extremely high pixel count (up to 60 megapixels depending...
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