Friday, March 4, 2016

Comparison of micro 4/3 wide angle: 9mm versus 14mm

I know there are probably quite a few people who wonder just how much wider a 9mm lens is on micro 4/3rds compared to 14mm...  I wondered this for a while since I typically record high school marching bands and drumlines and the standard 14mm width was just not quite enough.

Besides 9mm the other option at micro 4/3 was to go with a fisheye which guarantees a 180 degree view, but the fisheye barrel distortion is not desirable sometimes.

My equipment consists of a Panasonic G7 with the standard 14-140mm kit lens.  With a 2x crop factor that basically made the lens a 28-280mm lens at 35mm.    At 14mm the angle of view is about 78 degrees, but at 9mm it's abot 100 degrees.  Knowing all these numbers and figures doesn't exactly translate into what you see so I took some pictures to compare below:

The following is the kit lens at it's widest 14mm:

And below is what the view looks like with a Olympus Zuiko 9mm:

Hopefully this will help people out who are looking for a wider angle without having to go for a fisheye lens.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Crappy Chinese Ebay Sellers...

Sometimes I really despise the cheap Chinese vendors on ebay... they do things like list an item with X amount of inventory even though they don't have the item... here is one such example:

Despite you buying the item and them listing it shipped, when you ask them for a tracking number, they will claim it is not in stock, they're basically total liars.

This seller, TomTop is actually one of the largest Chinese sellers on the Internet, they sell everywhere including Newegg and Ebay and have multiple accounts.  They also have accounts under other names... you should avoid these liars when possible:

tomtop (or any other variation)

Avoiding buying anything from these liars will keep you a lot happier, just go in and read the negative reviews.  One way they like to respond to negative reviews when someone complains about them not shipping is they always claim to have shipped the item and maybe it got lost, total lies.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Spam from Fanbox

As they say... if it's too good to be true, it usually is.  Don't fall for stupid scams if you get an e-mail from Fanbox claiming you need to setup security or reset your password and you have XXXX.XX amount in earnings, report that e-mail as SPAM.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Maybe if we started suing spyware/adware companies regularly (Superfish)

A class action suit has been filed against Lenovo and Superfish, hopefully this will curb manufacturers from doing crap like this in the future or at least have them evaluate crapware that's preloaded onto their products:

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lenovo and Superfish, are you vulnerable?

In case you live under a rock or just haven't followed recent news, if you own a Lenovo you could be subjected to serious security vulnerabilities, including having all your SSL traffic sniffed.

Check this article out:

Go here for a  test on ALL your browsers:

Some articles on how to remove Superfish:

Thursday, January 8, 2015


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