I can’t recall when I got this really cool Canon calculator. It might have been a welcome gift from one of the earlier Interhouse-Canon seminars. I say it’s cool because if you look at the pictures below you’ll see its uncanny resemblance to Apple’s signature design and colour scene. And many would agree that Apple products are cool gadgets. So cool that I have been reluctant to use it until now. I think my good friend and tech geek Marul who loves all great gadgets in white would love this too (if he hasn’t already got one – remember this design is a few years old now). My son who not too long ago got a white Samsung Galaxy Ace for his birthday would like this too except for the actual calculator he uses in school, they don’t make a scientific equivalent in such colour or premium design. This Canon product conforms to the standards of the Canon Group Environment Charter.
Unboxed: The calculator measures 15.5 x 9.5 x 1.3 cm which is marginally bigger (also heavier) than a Samsung Galaxy Note at 14.69 x 8.3 x 0.97 cm.
This is also cool: A camera prism is a component of a SLR camera. The most common type of camera prism is the roof pentaprism which refracts light in such a way as to allow the photographer to see the actual image being captured through the camera's viewfinder. A camera's prism is located inside of the camera near the top and is made of transparent material. (actual photo from the rear aluminum case).
Sleek aluminum case looks and feels like my Apple iPad except nobody makes an aftermarket jacket for this device!
If calculating Cost, Selling price and Margin is your daily grind, this calculator is for you. I have an Excel spreadsheet for my type of work — I work with megapixels.
So this morning, right after breakfast, I had the urge to just go somewhere for a shoot outdoors. I quickly packed my 5D Mark II, EF 100-400mm, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro including the PowerShot G11. I almost don’t leave home without the G11 nowadays. I say almost because there are days when I left it home by accident, you know, that thing to do with age and memory. Although the EF 100-400mm telephoto lens came in handy for the woodpecker photo I posted a moment earlier, this panoramic view of the Luagan Lalak clearing was captured with the G11 with two separate shots stitched to get this beautiful scenery. I say beautiful because all the right elements are there: nice blue sky, green vegetation, puffy yet dramatic cloud presence none over-exposed, water, reflection all combined to give a scene of tranquility. Hope you enjoy this piece!
click on photo to unfold panoramic view of Taman Rekreasi Hutan Luagan Lalak
Added photo below from our family outing this morning – Sunday 17th June 2012
Fishing at Luagan Lalak a favourite past time with the locals. PHOTO: PowerShot G11
Mention salmon and usually sashimi springs to mind because when you have access to freshly imported salmon locally that’s the thing to do unless of course you have seafood allergy. I’ve had my fair share of thick chunks of sashimi right at home since 2011 I now prefer to eat them well done. Part of me succumbs to much written fear of gastrointestinal parasites that exist in raw salmon. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to health risks. These days whenever I dine in Excapade Sushi or Kaizen Sushi I would instinctively order one of their cooked salmon dishes as I have done so last night — on Spaghetti Sunday.
Sliced a large chunk of a Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon fillet in two halves and marinated them generously with extra virgin olive oil, black pepper, parsley and sage leaves and a pinch of salt. PHOTO: Canon PowerShot G11
Spaghetti Bolognaise served with pan fried Tasmanian Atlantic salmon and fragrant Korean vegetable rice sprinkles. PHOTO: Canon PowerShot G11