Scott's Thoughts

“The Wire and Baltimore”

“The Wire in HD”

“Gorgeous (unofficial) Star Wars Ep. VII posters by Phil Noto”

“24/192 Music Downloads are Very Silly Indeed”

“The Big Difference Between Sony and Fuji”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Trailer

“Twitter to Start Tracking Which Apps Its Users Have Downloaded”

“There will be a Season Two of Serial!”

The Sony A7II

The Sony A7II is out, and as I’ve said before, Sony’s really doing a great job of bringing the technology I want to see in cameras to their models. In-body image stabilization is in the A7II as it was in the A99 I was writing about then. This has long been something that Nikon has ignored, to its peril, I say.

My “next camera” from the point of view of that earlier post wasn’t a Sony—it was a Fuji, due largely to the wonderful lenses—but Sony is a contender in my mind now. I’ve given up on Nikon seeing the light (on many fronts), but I have hope for Fuji, which has shown that it listens to its customers. Fuji is due (overdue?) to replace its flagship XPro-1, and the de facto king-of-the-hill XT-1 is nearly a year old now, so I’m hoping we’ll see something great from them.

“Tahoe with Jeff”

“Killings by Utah police outpacing gang, drug, child-abuse homicides”

“‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer to debut Friday in theaters”

“Christoph Waltz tipped to play Blofeld in new James Bond movie”

Firmware updates for the FUJIFILM X-E2, X-Pro1, X-E1

Serial: Donate Now

“People Map”

“Barbie F***s It Up Again”

“Cocktail Tool Guide”

“Le Terroir : Riding the Alpes-Maritimes in the Trans-Provence race”

MTB Night Riding by the Numbers”