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Canon EOS 5D Mark III a blesk 600EX-RT Speedlite

Posted by Alexandr Pospech on March 2, 2012 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Přesně 25 let od uvedení první zrcadlovky systému EOS - Canon EOS 650 byl představen nový Canon EOS 5D Mark III a nový blesk Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite. Oba zmíněné modely přináší zásadní změny oproti předchozím modelům.

Canon EOS 5D III byl netrpělivě očekáván poslední roky a probíhalo mnoho hypotéz o tom co přinese, zde jsou hlavní specifikace:

  • 22 megapixelový snímač CMOS o velikosti 36 x 24 mm
  • zcela nový AF systém oproti předchozímu modelu vychází ze současné špičky Canon EOS 1Dx a nabízí 61 ostřících bodů
  • iso 100 - 25600 (rošířitelné do 102 400)
  • FullHD video
  • nový procesor DIGIC 5+
  • 3,2" displej s 1 040 000 body
  • HDR zpracování fotografií ve fotoaparátu
  • cena €3299

více informací a úvodní video na českém webu Canon

Testík na dpreview

Ukázkové foto a videa na japonském webu Canon


Nový nejvýkonnější blesky Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT,

  • možnost rádiového ovládání
  • Směrné číslo 60 (při ISO 100 a 200 mm)
  • rozšířila se i ohnisková vzdálenost pokrýtá bleskem na 20 až 200 mm (u 580 EX II: 24–105mm)
  • cena €699

Více info na českém webu Canon a dpreview


zprávy z PNG 2 - uvítání

Posted by Alexandr Pospech on May 9, 2011 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Date:Friday, July 18, 2008, 4:14 AM

Morning tru (ikdyz my tu ted mame apinun (pozn. apinun je v místním jazyce Pidgin vecer - z angl. afternoon)),

Tak jenom kratka zprava, protoze jsem psal vcera. Mame za sebou druhy den na PNG. Asi po 12ti hodinovem spanku jsme rano po snidani vyrazily na nedaleky ostrov Wongat. Kolem ostrova byl paradni koralovy utes, na ktrerem jsme snorchlovali a potapeli se, taky jsme obeplavali ostrov. Na ponoru jsem byl asi hodinu s Martinou a Suspou. K videni byl rozmanity koralovy utes s lilijicema, obrima sumysema (pul metru), klaunama u svych sasanek atd..


Uvnitř výzkumné stanice v Nagadě


cesta na ostrov Wongat


na ostrově


Pak byla prichystana hostina z masa peceneho v jame v zemi, pecenych bananu a plodu, ktere se jmenujou taro nebo tak nejak (z celedi aronovite, je to v podstate takova na sacharidy bohata hmota vicemene bez chuti – stejne jako banany, ktere se pecou) a papuanskeho piva, ktere je docela dobre. Pak tam bylo ovoce (pozn. mucenka), ktere kdyz se otevre, tak semena vypadaji jako snuska zabich vajicek – ale chutnaji vyborne – trochu jako angrest.


Hostina - jidlo pecene v zemi


Mravenci dělící kořist na pláži v Nagadě


Jinak moje podrena noha se hoji dobre, neni to nic hrozneho. Zitra vyrazime do lesa – do Wanangu – coz je odsud 100 km autem a 12 km pesky. Budeme mit nosice. Po tom co jsem videl, jak se filipinci lamou pod myma batohama, jsem se strachoval, jestli ty nase bagly unesou. Pry jsou to zenske a nebudou s tim mit zadny problem. Takze zitra na cely den mame pochod na stanici. Tam nebude pripojeni na net, takze se ted nejakou dobu neozvu – nevim presne jak dlouho, ale mozna budeme mit pristup k netu az na konci naseho pobytu na PNG. Nase SIMka v telefonu tu nefunguje. Ve Wanangu budem pracovat na projektech, ktere si nejak vymyslime a vyberem. Na kazdem projektu bude pracovat 1 cesky student, 1 papuansky student a jeden parataxonom (pozn.: jedná se o místního obyvatele, který nevystudoval biologii, ale získal kvalitní znalosti o nějaké skupině živočichů nebo rostlin a je tak velmi užitěčným pomocníkem vědce), tak uvidime na cem budu nakonec delat. Od zitrka zacne nase bisketova strava, maso pry bude jen kdyz se Papuancum podari neco ulovit (pozn. nebo koupit).

Jinak na pokoji jsem s jednim Papuancem. Jsou hrozne v pohode, jsou pratelsti, komnunikativni a umi anglicky. Ode dneska by mela byt i nejaka zprava na fakultnich strankach o teto exkurzi, tady je adresa:

zoo.prf.jcu.cz/tropy/ ale zatim tam od nas jeste nic neni..

(pozn. nyní bohuzel nebezi, nahradou muze byt castecne nasledujici link)

http://www.prf.jcu.cz/cz/projekty/papua/


Tak se mejte paradne,

Cau

S.

 

 

zpravy z PNG 1 - prijezd

Posted by Alexandr Pospech on May 5, 2011 at 8:36 AM Comments comments (0)

Rozhodl jsem se postupne na web pridat zpravy, ktere jsem posial z pobytu v tropech v roce 2008. Vetsina textu je autenticka + jsou doplneny poznamky kurzivou, ktere vpisuju pri umisteny na web, tedy temer o 3 roky pozdeji

Prvnim cilem byla Papua Nova Guinea, kam jsem cestoval s dalsimi 8mi ceskymi studenty z Prirodovedecke Fakulty Jihoceske univerzity. Hlavnimi organizatory a vedoucimi kurzu jsou Prof. Vojtěch Novotný a Prof. Jan Lepš (Šuspa).


Tady je prvni zprava:

Date:Thursday, July 17, 2008, 1:19 AM

Ahoj,

tak pekelne drahy dvoudenni pobyt v Manile jsem zakoncil pekelne vysokympolatkem na letisti za nadvahu, mel jsem u sebe jen asi na polovinu, coz bylo porad 82 dolaru. A k tomu jeste odletovy poplatek necelych10 dolaru za to, ze odletate z Filipin. Pokud to neni zivotne nutnevyhnete se Filipinam obloukem, bohuzel pres Filipiny jeste 2x letim, jinak me tam uz nikdo nedostane. V Manile je pekelne drahe vse co setyka turistu / projizdka po meste cca 45dolaru, taxxik z letiste domesta 10-17 dolaru, hotel 60 dolaru a vyse. Ostatni veci jsou zase neuveritelne levne - hodina v internetove kavarne cca 7Kc,c grilovana chobotnice asi 4 dolary, aktualni DVD jako Mamma Mia, Incredible Hulk nebo Hancock za 3 dolary (pozn. nedoporucoval bych kupovat a kamkoliv vozit, jelikoz je temer jiste, ze se jedna o piratske kopie).

Par zaberu z Manily:


 

Jinak dnes vporadku dorazili na Papuu Novou Guineu a zde jsme se presunuli na do Nagady, coz je vesnicka cca 15 min cesty od Madangu, takze ted budeme 2 dny na Binatang research center. Dnes jsme byli snorchlovat a na kratne prochazce. Vedro neni tak hrozne, ale clovek se poti jako krava. Biskety (pozn. susenky, ktere tvori dost velky podil bezne stravy) zatim docela chutnaji, cerstve kokosove mleko je super. Prave propukl tropicky lijak (Suspa se 3 dalsima lidma je nalodicce v mangrovech...). Jo a mam prvni zraneni - podrel jsem sejako svina o koral kdyz sem lezl do vody, ale naposeste se mi topodarilo zavazat, tak to bude urcite v pohode, neni to zas takhrozne. Zitra bude snorchlovani, potapeni a party na uvitanou.

Joa do letadla se nesmi s baterkama, muzou pry za letu explodovat.

Zasese ozvu,

mejte se vsichni moc pekne,

Sasa

 

hlavni budova letiste v Nagade

cast vyzkumne stanice v Nagade

více foto v galerii zde

Northern Fulmar landing on the sea surface

Posted by Alexandr Pospech on February 13, 2011 at 10:56 AM Comments comments (0)

Landing of the Northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)

Summer 2010 Svalbard, Norway











More photos of Arctic wildlife here

Fig Wasp Photo on MIT 150 Exhibition

Posted by Alexandr Pospech on February 7, 2011 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

My photo of fig wasp from Papua New Guinea (Tropical Ecology Course 2008) is exhibited in Massachusetts Institute of Technology  /  MIT Museum


Fig Wasp



MIT 150 Exhibition:






MIT exhibition photos © Deborah G. Douglas

 


Lunar Eclipse 21st December 2010 - Central Europe

Posted by Alexandr Pospech on December 21, 2010 at 3:07 AM Comments comments (0)

Partial Lunar Eclipse on 21st December 2010 in Central Europe - Czech Republic, Ceske Budejovice between 7 and 8 am CET


The eclipse was under way during the moonset and sunrise - for this reason the Moon color is turning to orange and the sky was getting brighter and blue. Just before moonset the Moon was hidden by the clouds.


7:11


7:18


7:30


7:32


7:33


7:37


7:39


7:40


7:41



Family archive

Posted by Alexandr Pospech on November 29, 2010 at 11:41 AM Comments comments (0)

I just finished scanning old films from our family archive.

Wow, it was almost 3000 photos on slides, negatives and middle format. It was quite time consuming, but it was definetily worth the effort as most of these photos I see now for the first time.


These are photos from times, when people didn't have 3D televisions, 500 horse power cars or other luxury stuff, yet from the photos, they seem to be very happy.



Photos are from archive of Lubomír Pospěch and are made in 1970s and 80s










This is propably the most powerfull photo I found in the archive. My mother is just leaving the hospital with my newborn sister, hiding her in blanket as it was in freezing January, getting into old Škoda car with so much happines in her face.









More about film scanning here (in Czech)




Ilford HP4 developed after 30 years

Posted by Alexandr Pospech on November 20, 2010 at 12:24 PM Comments comments (0)

While I was scanning my Dad's archive of films, mostly from 70s and 80s, I found roll of Ilford HP4 film. This film was available in casette from 1966 and this one was made by ILFORD ESSEX in England, in the site, which was closed in 1976 - in the same year when HP5 was introduced at Photokina.





For the first moment I thought it might be interesting to shoot some photos on this old film but then I noticed that the leader part of the film is curled - which is usualy made by camera. So there was a chance it was exposed but was not developed.

I gave it a try in microphen and to my surpise most of the film was exposed. When I scanned these photos my dad told me that they are from 1979 or 1980 which means that after exposure the film was stored in room temperature for 30 years before being developed in 2010.


So here are some of these photos!

Yes, these are very noisy and they lack contrast and details, but after 30 years period from exposure to development - I'm surprised by the result.

My Dad Lubomir Pospech took these photos when he was at my age and worked as a teacher. He was on a school trip with his class in High Tatras in Slovakia.


So just to finish my short history note about what happened with HP4 film - in 1976 HP5 was released and finally in 1989 HP5 plus was introduced - yep that one we love so much today ;)



Ilford HP5 plus


more info about film scanning here (in Czech)

Exhibition opening in National Museum of Photography

Posted by Alexandr Pospech on July 1, 2010 at 7:07 AM Comments comments (0)

Actual exhibition:

"Papua New Guinea and Borneo"

National Museum of Photography

Jindřichův Hradec, Kamel café

June 27th – September 19th. 2010

 

"Papua New Guinea and Borneo" is one of the 4 exhibitions, which take place whole summer in National Museum of Photography. This is the 4th time I show these photos, previous locations were: Vilemov Castle near Golcuv Jenikov, Czech Academy of Science - Ceske Budejovice and Gallery Nahore Ceske Budejovice.

List of chosen exhibitions is here.

More info about current exhibition and location is here.


Photos from common exhibition opening (June 26th, 5 pm):



National Museum of Photography - former Jesuit college


Kamel Café with exhibition "Papua New Guinea"












 



Short speech for introduction of photos











Cats :)

Posted by Alexandr Pospech on July 1, 2010 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I was asked by my friend, why I keep taking photos of such ugly animals like insect. Why I don't take photos of something nice, like kittens for example.

My answer, that I find insect and other tiny creatures amazing did not help.


So Janka, these photos are especially for you :-)






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