Anyway, got the camera. Haven't done much with it. I bought two cheap adapter so I could use my T2i lenses on it. For you non-camera people, jump to the next section.
Thing is(as I understand it, and I could be off on a lot of this)--when I put my 35mm 1.4 lens on the new camera it becomes essentially a 70mm 1.4 lens. That's kind of cool. I'm a little vague on why that is(usually it's because of the image sensor size difference in the lens the camera was meant for and the lens it's being used with).
But I'm looking at ACTUAL Micro 4/3rd(MFT) lenses and they keep saying things like this:
- 20mm focal length, equivalent to 40mm on a 35mm film camera
The reason I'm looking for an actual MFT lens is because my other lens(a Tokina 12-16mm) does not have a manual aperture ring, so I can't adjust the lens' aperture at all when it's on the new camera without getting a very expensive adapter. I might as well just buy a new lens.
Anyway, am looking forward to shooting some stuff. It does 4K, slow motion, it's pretty great.
And shocking good news! The two biggest places I contacted got right back to me. The first one normally licenses images to the press for $200 an image, but after finding out we had mutual interests(the guy was an editor for Marvel Comics, as well as a DC rep for quite some time), he said I could use them for free as long as he could approve which images I used.
Then the second guy got back to me and said it sounded very cool, and didn't mind. They both said they could send me higher-res images if I needed them.
And remember that awesome pumpkin-carving guy I mentioned a while back? I'd sent an inquiry before Halloween and never heard back, so I sent another and they got right back to me. Said send them the questions, they'd be happy to answer them.
They didn't mention my picture inquiry, but I plan on sending them the 2 pages when I'm done and see if they're cool with it. The images will say Copyright them, Used With Permission, so I'm not asking for any copyright.
So I'm 3-for-3 so far. Got a lot more to go through, then have to make some judgement calls on some of these "public domain" images I've found.
Saw the Kingsman tonight. Pretty fun movie. If you liked the quirky action of Kick Ass, it's very similar, so you'll like this one.
But the crazy part is this guy who sat next to my wife:
If I'd had to go that way I'd have just run right into them. Fuck that dude.
And they wonder why movie attendance is down.
Also, have hit my plateau. My lowest weight was 204, the next day it was 205 inexplicably--I didn't cheat.
Then I got back down to 204 but the needle's not budging. So I either keep the course until it breaks, or I radically cheat, which sometimes results in the body not knowing what's happening and reacting by burning calories faster.