Getting a System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException when trying to use BitmpaMetadata to extract EXIF/XMP data?

Well if that’s the case, it’s probably cause you’re attempting to use this class from a MTA thread.  In order to fix this, just change the apartment of the thread where this code is running from MTA to STA (either using the [STAThread] Attribute or by setting the ApartmentState member of the thread that you’re…

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1.6x + 2x = 320-1280mm

To quote Mazda:  “Zoom Zoom!” I just ordered a 2x extender for my camera bag.  My primary plans are for using this with my telephoto zoom lens.  Given my camera’s built in 1.6 focal length multiplier, the new 2x extender, and my 100-400mm lens; I now have a 320-1280mm zoom potential.  Very nice indeed!  My lens…

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Do you eat your digital pics RAW…

…or do you cook them until they’re JPEG?   I had a great time talking to Matt and James at Interwoven today about RAW image formats.  (Sorry if I went overboard guys!)  You see, we all have digital SLRs and were pondering the usefulness of RAW images.   My jury is still out there debating. …

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Speaking of digital photography

Just seconds after making my last post I came across:  Digital camera sales booming – http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/ptech/12/16/digital.cameras.reut/index.html. Of course this article mentions “click-to-click speed” as the most prevelant compaint digital camera owners face.  The selling point of a digital camera is it’s MP (megapixel) rating.   Sound familiar?  Until recently computers used processor speed as the biggest marketing…

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This *is* the camera I am looking for...Excuse me?

After years of drooling over this or that digital camera (SLR) I FINALLY have one of my own.  Better yet, it was a present!!!!    I now have a brand, spankin’ new Canon 20D complete with vertical batter grip, extra batteries, remote switch, and a 2GB Sandisk Ultra II CF card.  This thing is absolutely…

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