Sunday, August 07, 2005

A Matter of Millimeters

My birthday gift this year is possibly the finest piece of engineering that I've owned -- a 28-135mm image-stabilized, ultrasonic motor (IS, USM) Canon zoom lens. Took it for a spin on my commute to work and around the Berkeley marina. Even in Canada after the metric system came in, I never thought in metric: 75 is a hot day, not 25; I still have no idea how many centimeters tall I am, somewhere between 100 and 200 I'd guess. But for cameras at least I'm starting to think in millimeters!

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