Having a great time in Minnesota

(Photo by Tatyana Volk)

Today, I went to see two shows at the Minneapolis Art Institute, Edo Pop (Japanese prints and animation) and Bonjour Japon (European posters inspired by Japan). Both shows were quite interesting, I’d like to go back to see the other exhibitions for which I ran out of time. Besides the art, the mesuem attracts rather interesting people as well.

I now have a new travel lens, 24-70/2.8. One reason why I am not so worried about losing a stop of light from 35/2 and 85/1.8 is that 5D2 AF isn’t always perfect wide open (and slight subject movement becomes a big problem also). I am sure that the optically aligned viewing and focusing systems are about to be replaced with video viewfinders precesely because they make closed feedback loops possible for the precision required by fast lenses.

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5 Responses to Having a great time in Minnesota

  1. Dee says:

    The look in great spirits. Congratulate them on their anniversary.

  2. neutrino_cannon says:

    An absolutely superb museum, and free to visit!

  3. maddmedic says:

    See!! We have “stuff” to do besides go ice fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, chopping firewood, and such.
    Got that “culture” stuff we do…

  4. Ben says:

    Your complaints about focusing in low light with the 1.8 and 2 lenses are because your using a canon. All my wedding photographer friends who use canon are stunned when I loan them the D3 to play with in low light. I’m really hoping canon gets that nipped in the bud with the still unannounced 5DMK3 and the new 1Dx (which I haven’t seen in action yet in person). I normally won’t get into those dumb camera manf “wars because I use both and just use whatever is best for the job I’m doing, but its just fact that the D3 (and probably D4) just have zero problems focusing in “stupid” dark conditions.

    For studio work I think its immaterial. I need the focusing ability because churches and reception halls seem to be allergic to decent lighting. 😉

  5. Ben says:

    Wow, that first sentence sure came out wrong. No more commenting at 2am. Anyway, I don’t think we will need contrast focusing to speed up on pro DSLRs anytime soon. Nikons figured out how to do it in crazy dark situations, and canon will, if they haven’t already. (see that sounds so much better then the last comment.. Moderate that one to the trash)

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