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February 23, 2011
News - New Product Friday: Dumps… |
about 4 days ago
For those who read this page as opposed to the Dumpster Dive page, here’s the contents of my box which i received Saturday afternoon: https://plus.google.com/112889495015752015404/posts/9BHNF61J7yF
I’ve had numerous times where I would book a flight, reserve my seat, and by the time I checked out it was gone and I had to pick a different seat. Or worse, the reservation doesn’t stick and when you check in at the gate they tell you sorry, that seat isn’t available anymore. The ONLY time where my reservation stuck was when I actually paid an additional $35 for a specific seat. Even then they tried to have me switch and I said either give me the seat I reserved, or you’re refunding me that cost plus a visit with my attorney. I got my seat.
Product DD-12012 |
about 6 days ago
Here’s the contents of my Feb. 28th, 2014 Dumpster Dive box with pictures:
AAAAND my Dumpster Dive box has arrived! WOO! First thing my daughter said: it rattles! Gonna unpack and start cataloging what all came in it.
Product DD-12012 |
Oh now THAT is an awesome idea.
I would venture to guess that no one did as they haven’t actually been delivered to their respective recipients yet.
And now we wait for the statistics … how fast they went, how many orders per second … I have to give kudos to the IT team over at SFE for having a stellar system able to handle a rush like that. Can’t wait to my box to arrive.
News - Tearing Down the Nest Pro… |
about 2 months ago
As for the lens itself, it’s easier done with a full manual lens where you don’t have to hold the iris open. I use my old F100 lenses on my DSLR for that purpose. I can set the aperture on the lens and not have to hold it open like you would on a fully automatic lens where there’s no ratchet ring to control the iris. If you don’t have any manual lenses, just get a cheap one on eBay, it’ll do the job.
Yeah, I figured they were cropped from the original. It’s a lot of fun to do macro photography on small parts like that. I’ve done entire motherboards just for the shear fun of it. But I used a reversed lens as opposed to a macro.
Great info on this product. Certainly love finding out about all the various sensors in it.
One suggestion to Nick (and anyone else at SFE who take pictures of components: when taking pictures of those tiny devices with a DSLR, remove the lens from the camera and flip it around. As in, shoot with the lens reversed. If you don’t have a lens reversal ring, get one. You can do it by hand by just holding the lend against the body and pushing the iris lever with your finger to open it. I posted a few pictures showing the differences between taking a regular picture and zooming in to the components, versus shooting with a reversed lens (and being able to capture just the components in question because you’re able to get so much closer): Reversed lens photography
No public wish lists :(