Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Trying out a new way to make good coffee using a Chemex flask. First you weigh the coffee beans and use about 2 grams of coffee beans for each ounce of water. Works out to about 1 cup of beans to 3 cups of water. Then you grind the beans. Only takes about 3 minutes to hand grind the beans. Put the grounds in the cone filter in the top of the Chemex. Pour a little hot water over the grounds just enough to wet them and watch them swell for about 30 seconds then slowly pour the rest of the hot water over the grounds as the water trickles through. Makes great coffee and it was real easy, even as a first try. Kind of fun grinding your own beans too.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Well, I tried out the Fuji X100 but just couldn't quite fall in love with it (but it was close). The two main reasons I decided to sell it over my existing Olympus E-PL2? For me the lack of image stabilization is the main negative and of course the inability to change lenses is the second negative. In comparisons between the two at slower shutter speeds (around 1/30 to 1/60) I was consistently getting sharper pictures with my Olympus. The fixed lens I could live with but I have grown to love image stabilization. It truly adds a couple of stops to your low end for usable pics. If this was a micro four thirds body with image stabilization I would be in heaven and would never have to buy another camera again:o)