Always so happy to be able to have Internet connectivity at 33,000 feet up in the air with GoGoInFlight. Though I’ve noticed something rather interesting while posting this. It appears that all graphics on Safari and Firefox while surfing up at 33,000 feet are pixelated when coming through, not just on Jonesblog, but also on other websites like Flickr and 500px.com. Why this might be is obvious for bandwidth issues, but how they are doing it, escapes me. Anyone have any ideas?
I am using this trip as a shakedown cruise of sorts for Canon’s new 8-15mm f/4 EF 8-15mm f/4 L Fisheye USM, a simultaneously amazingly wonderful lens and one that is absolutely unique in the world of photography. I did not quite believe it when Canon announced this lens, it is that unique. This lens provides a very wide field of view, up to 180 degrees and can give you some interesting special effects. I wished that I had this lens on my embed with the crew of the USS Toledo. The lens is far sharper in the corners than I might have expected and very compact. It is not quite as fast as the previous 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Canon, but the tradeoff in flexibility from the zoom features more than makes up for it.