Why I love the Nikon D3s

Just got a Nikon D3s (sadly, not to keep but a rental to shoot WWDC). I know there are now “better” cameras out there but the rental price was good (considering it’s about $5k+ worth of body and lens) and I’ve used this rig often enough to be comfortable with it. But I especially love it for the images I’m able to get.

This was shot from 60ft away…from inside a restaurant…at night. The basket was hanging from a lamppost.

Even more amazing, the D3s has a usable ISO of 12,800 – that’s insanely low light and makes shots in dark bars and clubs a snap:

The two handsome gentleman above, Mike and Darby respectively, were both shot at ISO 12,800 in a nightclub in San Francisco.


The "Stunningly Stupid Nonsensical Headline of the Week" Award goes to…

… Business Insider’s Owen Thomas for “If Facebook Gets Any Cheaper Apple Needs To Buy It”. The “logic” behind it is spectacular in its simple-minded wrongheadedness. Harry Marks does a great job skewering it so I have nothing more to add except this cheap shot based on Thomas’ head shot:

“Nice “Something About Mary” look you’ve got going on there, Owen…”

If Facebook Gets Any Cheaper Apple Needs To Buy It

Your new Favorite Olympic Sport, Country and Athlete is…

I just found your new favorite sport for this Summer’s Olympic Games….even better…I found the sport, the country and the athlete you’ll be cheering for…

Javelin…..Paraguay….Laryn Franco…

I’m surfing NBC’s site right now trying to find out when they’ll be scheduling Javelin….

Your new Favorite Olympic Sport, Country and Athlete is…

7 Things Tim Cook might say at D10

Lance Ulanoff of Mashable writes:

“As I prepare to sit in on the event, I came up with my best and most interesting guesses for what golden nuggets will cascade from the lanky Alabama native’s lips…”

and then proceeds to write the single stupidest article I’ve read this weekend.

If Ulanoff is being facetious, he’s not very good at signaling it. And when you write an article like this facetiously, you better make sure it’s obvious because, otherwise, you’re giving the impression of a guy who has no clue how Apple operates.

7 Things Tim Cook might say at D10

Does organic food turn people into jerks?

Renate Raymond has encountered her fair share of organic food snobs, but a recent trip to a Seattle market left her feeling like she’d stumbled onto the set of “Portlandia.

“I stopped at a market to get a fruit platter for a movie night with friends but I couldn’t find one so I asked the produce guy,” says the 40-year-old arts administrator from Seattle. “And he was like, ‘If you want fruit platters, go to Safeway. We’re organic.’ I finally bought a small cake and some strawberries and then at the check stand, the guy was like ‘You didn’t bring your own bag? I need to charge you if you didn’t bring your own bag.’ It was like a ‘Portlandia skit.’ They were so snotty and arrogant.”

Does organic food turn people into jerks?