Monday, November 20, 2006

Photojunkie 1million

In an attempt to help out Rannie Turingan (a.k.a. Photojunkie) to reach 1million hits here's a link to his 1million category on his site!!!

I also get ballots for prizes for linking to his booyaka...

Holla and enjoy y'allz!!!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro

I picked this baby up last night off a dude from craigslist. It's sweet...nice and sharp...only thing that was shocking was that it doenst display a fixed 2.8 throughout the entire focus range...a good friend of mine sent me a link to a site that explains this Nikon AF's the link to the article. Essentially the lens communicates to the body the effective aperature size...since when you move in closer you lose light etc. so it's good...dont be's still 2.8 and nothing is wrong with your's just giving your body information that will enable better exposure and metering and yadda...

oh...and the focusing on this thing isnt lightning fast...but it's still hunts a bit but hits the target...


Sunday, November 05, 2006

My new Nikon D80

So I bought the D80 this past week...and it rocks!!!

Picked up an extra battery and the MB-D80 battery grip.

On paper the diffs between it and my D50 dont seem to be super super huge...but trust me...when you get your hands on it and use this wont understand how you could have lived without it. the 2.5" display alone is 40% of it's greatness...but anyone can make up stats...3% of all people know that...

Nikon 17-55 f/2.8 or 28-70 f/.28 or 17-35 f/2.8
Nikon 12-24 f/4
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Is it a trade up or trade down?

From a suggestion by a close friend of mine...I've been contemplating for the last few hours about selling my beloved Nikon D50 DSLR and going for an older Nikon D100...simply for more features...

is this a good idea? be the judge...

also I've got gear for sale...

Minolta Maxxum HTsi Plus w/28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

Tamron AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 LD Nikon Mount Lens
Tokina AF 80-200mm f/2.8 AT-X 828 Nikon Mount Lens

if you're me a message or send me mail to chuhefner-at-gmail-dot-com


Wednesday, July 19, 2006

So much to discover...

So I live in the beaches area...or as some would argue needlessly...the BEACH area...whatever...same shit different name...anyways...I met up with 2 of my close friends today for lunch (Bo and Kenrick) and after I went on a street car ride to the west end...well semi west Roncesvalle and Queen West...I always knew there was a beach area down there as well but never ventured down there myself...never thought to do on one of my solo adventures I discovered a whole other place in Toronto...albeit for some it's nothing new or's likely old news for alot of people...but damn...this area is freakin' my opinion it's much nicer than the 'beaches' area in the east end of the city in many feels like it's a nice hidden area that few people know about...althought I'm wrong cuz it's the location of the west end boat clubs and looks and feels really nice...

If I had a girl to take on a date this would be very cool place to take her...but I don't...this is not by the way a sad way to segway into asking for hookups...I'm not cool with that...sorta...

So yeah...check this area's really freakin' nice...easy to get to...lots of street cars that take you there...the Queen and King street cars will do the trick...or you can drive there via lakeshore or QEW...there's plenty (on a non busy day I'm guessing) of parking...

Check it out y'allz!!!!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2006

Tis the season for outdoor festivals!!!!

At Nathan Phillip's Square there's the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Basically from Dundas all the way up to Lawrence on Yonge street there's something goin' on. But really I don't need to tell you probably already know.

Yesterday I was at the TOAE and met a bunch of new people. Three of these people were Sean Galbraith (Toronto Blogger and Photographer), Paul Robert Turner (Exceptional Painter), and Olexander Wlasenko (Stellar Drawer).

Paul Turner
Sean GalbraithOlexander Wlasenko

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Montreal Jazzfest

Originally uploaded by Chu Hefner.
So I didnt actually end up spending all that much time at the Jazzfest itself...only really about an hour tops on Sunday Night...still was a great trip though....I was able to see more of the city than I had before...really 3 days and 2 nights is not enough to see that city....even adding up all the times i've been there before just doesnt do it....

I'm going for sure again next year....hopefully with more days...we'll see...