Friday, December 05, 2008

Canon SX10IS...finally

I was so far loyal to Nikon. I started shooting with a vintage Pentax ME Super (Thanks to Subbu Uncle) and Nikon FM10 was my first camera. I had bought it for myself on my first birthday after I started earning.

Nikon FM10 gave me some pretty good shots. Now over the time I am feeling its limits - Film based and stock 30-70mm.

Canon SX10IS was much talked about and 20x zoom is first from Canon. Buying a full fledged DSLR was way out of my budget and it was not going to give me a good telelense too. So I decided to go for a non SLR digi cam.

Not sure about FM10, I think I will just treasure it.

I am so excited to take it out on shoot....

7th Dec Update:
Just tried the version check hack as explained here. Here is the output

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
P-ID: 318D PAL D
Firmware Ver: GM1.01A
Oct 3 2008 14:47:12

Adj Ver.019.007

(Just discovered that pressing FuncSet and Disp key thrice, yields following...
Total Shoot: xx
Zoom Retry Count: 0
Mecha Condition: 0x00000000

This was known to work on G10 model, but know you know that it works for SX10IS too :) (updated chdk wiki too) :)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Some random thoughts...

Had a Kawasaki rider (MH06-1220) next to me on the jampacked mumbai streets today...neat bike but couldnt hear typical sbike roar...and the rider was pathetically dressed up for the ride...still wondering what made him take it out for ride at 7pm from Dadar...

Managed to leave him behind in the bumper to bumper traffic...he, i think diverted to mankhurd but made me felt good that once I met open highway, he didnt zoom past :) :)

Indian bike market is changing with new entrants but the segments are extreme IMO- dense populated 100-220 at one end and 1000+ at other...I am waiting for a sub 1.5 lakh price tag and 170+kmph true speed, though havent ridden life out of the P180 yet.....

HP Racer4 packaing has its 900ml...I was already on low oil ...had to fill up Castrol Active4T - sheer waste of money...geer shifts are notchy - with low hp racer, it was much much better that it...but its my mistake...this is not first time i have used castrol 4t and felt need to drain it next day :)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Wow Mr. Kerala CM.

Kerala CM said "If it had not been (Major) Sandeep's house, not even a dog would have glanced that way." when Major Sandeep's father did not want to meet him.

Listen Mr. CM, and listen Mr all other politicians like him...

Only dogs stay around you and come to your house because of your position. And you don't deserve anything more than that. And tomorrow when you loose your position, you will still be one of them.

PS: Dogs are yet more loyal than most politicians. Wish politicians learn the loyalty from dogs than their licking habits.