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Archive for March, 2007

IPS - Diaper and Shoe Photo Shoot Complete

March 24, 2007 12:43 am

I really like the Fujiflm S5 Pro.  It’s an excellent body with an excellent sensor (400% dynamic range).    The only thing I don’t like about the camera is the lack of a built in vertical grip.   Using such a short camera makes me feel like I am going to drop the camera.

Here are two shots from my IPS Diaper and Shoe Photo Shoot.

The white background isn’t a solid white (#FFFFFF).  Hopefully some studio lights in the future will help me correct this.

I should have taken the same shots with the S2 but I completely forgot and had taken down the back drop and put the flashes away.   I will next time.

Rotomaster Photoshoot Complete

March 20, 2007 12:47 pm

Rotomaster Products

Rotomaster Photoshoot Complete.  It was difficult taking pictures of some of these products mainly because I didn’t have enough light sources.   Overall I’m quite happy with the results.  I think I am going to invest in some additional lights soon.

If you are looking to purchase turbochargers, please visit their website:
http://www.rotomaster.us

Samsung SCX-4216F Owners - Tech Menu

March 18, 2007 11:00 pm

I have been refilling the toner cartridge in both my printers for a long time.   Refills can be ordered on ebay for $8.00 a bottle (shipped) compared to buying a new OEM cartridge for $70-90.  That’s a huge saving.   For the SCX-4216F Multi-Function printer the new refill kits also come with a fuse which is used internally (in toner assembly) to reset the internal counter for the printer.   If the counter maxes out the printer will display TONER EMPTY message and it will not work.  It will not FAX, PRINT or SCAN.  It pretty much forces you to go out and buy a new toner cartridge.

Searching on Google on how to access the fuse I found a page that showed you how to reset the counter without replacing the fuse.   It was simple, access the TECH menu and select NEW CARTRIDGE.   Here are the instructions:

[menu] - [#] - 1934 - [menu]

Then select “NEW CARTRIDGE”

Restart Printer to get out of the TECH menu.

SCX 4216 F

Hope that helps all the SCX-4216 printer owners out there.

Fujifilm S5 Pro

March 13, 2007 10:27 pm

After playing with the Fujifilm S5 Pro last weekend and reading more reviews online, I am really starting to like this camera.  I am of weary about buying Fujifilm products as my S2 has sensor problems, but the S3 has performed very well for many people.    The S5 will be the 5th-6th generation of the Fujifilm SuperCCD Sensor and this time the body is directly from Nikon.   The high ISO performance is excellent and it’s faster than the previous Fujifilm DSLR.  The only down size is the price.  At $2159.99 CND it is more than the Nikon D200 and only features a 6 MP sensor.   Maybe wait a few months and wait for the price to decline.

Fujifilm S5 Pro

The Camera Store

March 11, 2007 11:20 pm

Looking for photography equipment and supplies?   I would recommend you purchase from The Camera Store in Calgary, AB.  Their service was excellent.  Staff was very friendly yet not pushy.  It wins hands down compared to anything that Vancouver has to offer in terms of service and price.   Also you save yourself 7% PST if you purchase from Calgary and have it shipped to Vancouver or any other province.   

If you are looking to purchase a hard to find Fujifilm S5 Pro DSLR they have a few in stock.  The colors and DR look incredible, but I am still concerned about the quality of longevity of product as from past experience of Fuji Products and Service.