Monday, February 24, 2014

Some More Sunsets

I do like the ocean and beach, particularly at sunset. These might be a bit redundant, but I do hope that you enjoy them anyway.

Monday, February 17, 2014

This is Interesting

Behold the 7 grand f2 normal lens:

Leica has upgraded their normal Summicron into a celestial price range.  It heralds a big shift for them. For the first time sensors are now better than Leica glass.  At present the only sensor Leica has that is worthy of this lens is the one on the black and white Leica, itself a bargain at 8K.  However it won't be long until color Leicas sport sensors that are better than Lieca glass.  Thus a new frontier in spending opens ahead as new apochromats are developed with resolution comparable to the sensors.  Curiously this puts the Leica rangefinder at the point it began at in the 1920s that is, the most advanced small camera anywhere.  Of course, in the digital age this distinction is only apt to last for a few days as others catch the scent and rush to produce competitive equipment.

Guess I will stick with Tri-X :-)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

We are so proud of my son, Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander, Kelly Seals. He passed his electrical engineering PhD dissertation defense at Worchester Polytechnic Institute this week.

Kelly is on the permanent commissioned teaching faculty of the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. In June, he will be promoted to Commander and take over as the chief of the Coast Guard Academy department of Electrical Engineering .

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Brett's Sunsets

Brett took these a few nights ago. I would like to take credit for them, they are gorgeous. Alas, they are Brett's, not mine. I volunteered to post them for him. They were taken with his phone!