Blur, Baby… blur!

Hey all, this week’s show is done and boy are you in for a treat!  Not only is there some pretty ground-breaking news from the computing world, but the theme for this podcast is blur!  I take a (hopefully) clear look at different types of blur you can get in your images, what can work, what will not work, and how to correct for different types.  Got some great listener questions and answers that tie in very nicely to the theme, and as, always the photo tip of the week.  Here’s the show notes:

News Links – HP Z800 Specs (listen to the show to find out why this is so amazing it’s the only news story!)

Focal Length/Crop Factor/Shutter Speed settings –

  • 50mm converts to 85 crop factor, which means a shutter speed of 1/100th
  • 100mm converts to a 160 crop factor, which means a shutter speed of 1/160th
  • 150mm converts to a 240 crop factor, which means a shutter speed of 1/240th
  • 200mm converts to a 320 crop factor, which means a shutter speed of 1/320th
  • 300mm converts to a 480 crop factor, which means a shutter speed of 1/480th
  • 400mm converts to a 640 crop factor, which means a shutter speed of 1/640th
  • 500mm converts to a 800 crop factor, which means a shutter speed of 1/800th
  • 600mm converts to a 960 crop factor, which means a shutter speed of 1/1000th

Listener Questions:

  • DOF Preview button
  • Battery Length
  • Portrait Lenses

Be sure to stop over to the good folks at PLM to get the podcast, and check out the Lensbaby Composer – a great resource for managing blur in your photos!  Happy shooting all and we’ll see you back here tomorrow!

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5 comments for “Blur, Baby… blur!

  1. April 1, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    192GB of RAM is INSANE….but brilliant. When I used to work at Microsoft many years ago, we used to scoff at software that would even need 512K of ram, let alone more. Yet now, I use 8GB and I don’t think that’s enough. Mind you, 10,000 USDs will probably work out to be 12,000 Sterling at least, and, well, the wife ……

    • April 1, 2009 at 9:28 pm

      You worked at Microsoft Kevin? Wow! Okay, now I am sufficiently impressed! 😀

  2. Mick
    April 20, 2009 at 7:38 am

    you state in the podcast that on a windows machine that you will need a 64 bit processor to access 4 gigs of ram. That is not true. windows XP Pro 32bit can address up to 4 gigs of ram, it will only show 3 in the system propertys but it will address and use all 4. On Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit, It can adress and use 128 GB of ram. Also Windows XP Pro 64 can also use and address 128 GB of ram. The system you noted is very impressive but please dont missleed.

    Here is a link that shows the “Maximum addressable memory in the individual Windows versions”.

    BTW I realy enjoy your podcast.

    • April 20, 2009 at 7:46 am

      Thanks for the info Mick. I must admit your post has me intrigued, but based on the content from Microsoft technet (, I think I will stick to the 3 GB limit (and that’s after the registry hack, which is beyond most ppls ability)

  3. Mick
    April 20, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Looking at that data I agree as far as 32 bit OS’s. My dissagreement came because I use Vista ultimate 64 bit and having acess to my 6GB of ram. I also run Win XP Pro 32 bit, a dual boot machine.

    Thank you for the technet info and the great podcast


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