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Experience More… sort of.

It's late and my foot is itchy… which probably means… that my foot is itchy. Tonight I was at a Howarth Masquerade Ball of which I should have images for tomorrow on my blog. However, since I haven't updated in a bit…

Last week, my brother and I headed to the "Sony. Experience. More." thingy on at Darling Harbour. As press, we were privvy to press stuff… which basically means we get there earlier with less people as well as a mini press conference thingy.

My brother Michael speaking to one of the people at Sony in the computer division. 

Anyway, here are some pictures from that event (because I'm lazy, tired, and a combination of other things I don't care about mentioning) as well as some text about it.

First up… Australian rock band The Androids played as we walked in…

The Androids! Click on it to get a bigger version!  

The Androids! Click on it to get a bigger version!  

So there we were… at the Sony experience… experiencing more… or less… or something.

Look at those shiny Sony lights… doesn't it just make you want purchase something not made by Sony…

It's like that bear statement… "lions, tigers and bears oh my"… Well… TV's and digital cameras and video cameras and… audio (oh my!)… including these cool things: 

They're really tiny satellite speakers. They're wired… which is unfortunate because they'd be brilliant if they could run off of Bluetooth or some other wireless technology. Anyway, they mostly send the highs but less of the mids which the subwoofer now helps to send out. Cool device though. I'll take some.  

This thingy was kind of cool. It's apparently a Sony A-series prototype.

I'm not really sure about the authenticity of this to be honest. It looks a lot like a Sony A-series body with a battery grip attached to the bottom rather than a professional Sony A-series body, though the prism on the top is a nice touch, especially if they're trying to give a nod to those of us who like the old-school styling. The manual control switch at the base of the lens mount looks interesting…

…but I'm far more interested in the Carl Zeiss 85mm 1.4 lens on the front of that thing. I'll take one. I don't have a Sony camera and I'm not likely to buy one… maybe because it's got "Sony" written on it or because it doesn't perform as well as its Konica Minolta predecessor… but a Zeiss lens would be nice…

Sony had some people there making lollies from those lolly stores around the Westfields and what not. Quite nice actually. I still have some.

They were imprinted with the word "SONY" in blue on the white bits in the middle so when I ate them, they burned holes in my flesh… you know, being evil and all. Or me being good.

Or something like that.

I never know anymore, to be honest. Good, bad, evil, sexy, anal… shit, it's all the same these days.

More images in the "continued reading" bit… 

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The Sigma Temptation

Geeze… that almost sounds like the next Dan Brown novel… but I wouldn't bore you with such crap like that.

Anyway, today Mike started at work with me… which is cool. I'll write more about that in a few days after he gets settled in.

But in the morning, I had my first real bought lens arrive on my desk… and I had to sit with there pretty much all day even though my camera was with me.

I couldn't take pictures with it as we had too much work to do. It just sat there… taunting me… stroking my neck and going "Leeeeiiiighhhh… you know you want to thrust me on to your camera hole… click it into place… and fire off a few shots… dontcha wish your Sigma was sharp like me, dontcha… dontcha dontcha dontcha…"

Seriously, if you ever order a lens, make sure you don't get a talking one. I might find myself getting turned on by a talking lens if I don't get laid soon (this is where you — the reader — finds someone to sleep with me… go on… I'll wait… ok, fine… I won't….)

Tonight though I decided to try my hands at some new self-portraits with my new Sigma 30 1.4…

Mmmm… freaky portraits… coooooool… (really, I don't have anything catchy or cool or cynical to end the blog with so I'm being lazy and ending it like I'm in a drugged out trance)