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Birthday today!?

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2008, 10:51 AM

That's right, today I turned 24. Seems like only yesterday I was 23 :slow:

So how am I going to celebrate? I'm 260 miles from home. I will begin by solving problems in quantum mechanics and then move on to ensemble theory in statistical mechanics, all in preparation for a major exam in a few weeks. Throughout this process I will make several delectable cups of tea to help me muse. Then in the evening I will play table tennis with a few Chinese players. After that, I will resume studying and delve deeper into the mysteries of the universe and the art of tea :D
Life doesn't get better than that, does it? :-O This must be the envy of most people ;)

Cheers :beer:



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  • Mood: Confused
  • Listening to: Red Forest - Kazu Matsui
  • Reading: Statistical Mechanics
  • Drinking: Jasmine Pearls tea
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starsnap Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy (very, very, VERY Belated) Birthday!!
hope it was a good one, exam studying aside :)
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MaciejKarcz Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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starsnap Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconandymumford:
A belated Happy Birthday mate....Sorry for my tardiness...I've been away from home (and DA).

Hope you had a great day...only 24!!?? Wow, I remember turning 24, back in 1995 ;-)

Take care, have a tea on me :D
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MaciejKarcz Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks mate!
I'll be sure to have multiple teas :D
What do you think of the D700? Looks like there's some issue with vertical lines at high iso...
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:iconandymumford:
I've heard rumours about it, but not much more....there are a few threads about it on dpreview.
What's really interesting me at the moment are what's happening with the D3. Thom Hogan says Nikon are definitely going to announce a new camera soon, and it will be a top end camera but it WON'T be called a D3X.

There also seems to be some subtle upgrades inline for the D3, maybe a D3S or something to lift it back above the D700.
But more interesting than that, there's the upgrade of the shooting buffer [link] which also makes it possible for the D3 to handle bigger files. Now there are loads of rumours that Nikon MAY make it possible to upgrade the sensor from the D3 with a higher MP sensor. According to thom hogan it is mechanically possible, but of course it's not something the user could do. Like this buffer upgrade it would work that you send your camera to Nikon and they convert it into a higher mp camera (and of course you'd pay for this).
I don't know anything about part costs or stuff, but it's entirely possible that such a thing could mean that it would be cheaper for people to upgrade their D3s without buying another camera, but Nikon wouldn't lose money as they wouldn't have the production costs of producing a new camera.
If this is true, it would change the whole way digital cameras are going, and would be fantastic news for everyone. Of course, in 3 or 4 years time the next camera will be a whole new thing with different AF, metering, LCD etc.....but if the next camera is just the same as the D3 except for the sensor then it would mean I'd be able to upgrade in a couple of years without spending a huge amount of money.

Interesting times ahead, I think by the end of August we'll know a lot more :D
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MaciejKarcz Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
A lot of people are talking about a modular dslr from Nikon - interchangeable high-res digital or film backs. If true that would be pretty revolutionary and sure to be followed eventually by the other major dslr brands. FF dslrs can already operate in dx or fx modes, it makes sense to have a robust body that can operate as film or digital. I wonder if live view would be possible on a film body, that would be really sweet. Plus it'd be a shame to waste a beautiful lcd screen when switching to a film back.
But you're right, every few years they'd still need to release new bodies with better af, metering, handling, etc, and perhaps to accommodate even better options.
Nikon also should update their line of lenses. Pixel peepers can spot many drawbacks in the current line of lenses on the new ff bodies, things that weren't necessarily as discernible with film.
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cieldelanuit Jul 29, 2008   Photographer
Ok, I'm a day late, but still...
happy birthday :cake:
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MaciejKarcz Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconsukacita:
HAPPY BIRTHDAYY!!! XD XD XD
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