Daily Archives: Monday, 24th Dec 2012

The DSLR Wheel of Filters

I haven’t actually ordered this[1], but it is a wee bit tempting.

Buy the DSLR Wheel of Filters at the Photojojo Store!

This brings the low-fidelity soft and squishy imagery of Holga cameras to your Canon or Nikon[2] DSLR, which is either mind-bogglingly stupid or really cool. Or maybe both. It does seem a little perverse to slap a deliberately low quality lens and some filters on the front of a modern high-quality camera, but I can see that it could be fun. And it avoids all that faffing around with actual film which is what puts me off taking my actual Holga out.

I suspect if I did get it, it would be another toy like the Lensbaby which gets the occasional outing when the mood strikes me, rather than a regular companion. But it’s cheap enough for that – with the cheapest shipping option to the UK, the cost is under £35.

And what do you know, I seem to have talked myself into it. About half way through the last paragraph, I decided I should probably have one, and I placed an order. I’ll no doubt mutter about it when it arrives and I’ve had a chance to play with it.

And if you’d like to buy this, or an of the other things on offer from Photojojo, here’s a magic link that will give you $5 off your order:


[1] Well, I hadn’t when I typed that sentence
[2] Sorry, Brian – no Pentax option on offer

Stuff Report – 24 December 2012

Well, here we are again with just one day to go before that precious, wonderful point on the calendar: the Doctor Who Christmas Special. There’s loads of stuff to enjoy on the BBC Adventure Calendar, and apparently lots more material will be available on the website after the episode is shown tomorrow.

Today has been a nice day in, so the step count is negligible and won’t be posted because it would look silly. Here’s a picture of St Mary Street in Cardiff with a street market going on, and a nice collection of flags on show.

Flags out

Flags out

Camera: FinePix X100
Aperture: ƒ/11
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 30 November, 2012
Location: 51° 28.7817′ 0″ N 3° 10.745′ 0″ W