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  • Blog Post: Getting a System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException when trying to use BitmpaMetadata to extract EXIF/XMP data?

    Well if that's the case, it's probably cause you're attempting to use this class from a MTA thread. In order to fix this, just change the apartment of the thread where this code is running from MTA to STA (either using the [STAThread] Attribute or by setting the ApartmentState member of the thread that...
  • Blog Post: 1.6x + 2x = 320-1280mm

    To quote Mazda : "Zoom Zoom!" I just ordered a 2x extender for my camera bag. My primary plans are for using this with my telephoto zoom lens . Given my camera's built in 1.6 focal length multiplier, the new 2x extender, and my 100-400mm lens; I now have a 320-1280mm zoom potential. Very nice indeed...
  • Blog Post: Do you eat your digital pics RAW…

    …or do you cook them until they’re JPEG? I had a great time talking to Matt and James at Interwoven today about RAW image formats. (Sorry if I went overboard guys!) You see, we all have digital SLRs and were pondering the usefulness of RAW images. My jury is still out there debating. Do I keep them or...
  • Blog Post: Speaking of digital photography

    Just seconds after making my last post I came across: Digital camera sales booming - http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/ptech/12/16/digital.cameras.reut/index.html . Of course this article mentions "click-to-click speed" as the most prevelant compaint digital camera owners face. The selling point of a digital...
  • Blog Post: This *is* the camera I am looking for...Excuse me?

    After years of drooling over this or that digital camera (SLR) I FINALLY have one of my own. Better yet, it was a present!!!! I now have a brand, spankin’ new Canon 20D complete with vertical batter grip, extra batteries, remote switch, and a 2GB Sandisk Ultra II CF card . This thing is absolutely fantastic...
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