19. 9. 2013

Canon EOS 5

This morning I got a text message saying: "Guten Morgen. Ja, ist noch da. LG ... "

After a few seconds I realized that I found an offer on willhaben.at for the analog camera Canon EOS 5 yesterday around midnight. For some time I wanted to try analog photography. I don't remember why I was actually searching for this sort of camera yesterday but I gave it a try and today I bought this old piece for 68€ later in the evening in Vienna. And exploring the (for me very new) world of analog photography made my day today.

When our famous photographer Tibor Huszár died last week I felt quite sad that day. I saw only a pair of his photos, I do not know his work very well but still I felt somehow mournful. Hard to explain. I watched a documentary about him and the black&white analog photography came to my mind again.

Hopefully I will find some time to buy film and try this camera. And then I have to find a photo-lab to develop the film somewhere in Vienna. Sounds like a plan for several days if not weeks.

And here it is with my favorite Canon EF 50 mm F1.8 II lens on my desk:
canon eos 5
Canon EOS 5

10. 4. 2013

Minimum fan speed at MacBook Pro

If you have any experience with loudness of fans or high minimal fan speed with your MacBook Pro, this could be solution for your problems:

1) Uninstall Fan Control app (maybe you or some previous user has installed it on your system):


Uninstall Instructions
Please follow these instructions to uninstall FanControl permanently:
  1. Remove the following files and folders (both on your start disk):
        /Library/StartupItems/FanControlDaemon
        /Library/PreferencePanes/Fan Control.prefPane

     (You will be prompted for the Administrator's password when deleting these items.)
  2. Reboot
  3. Reset the System Management Controller (SMC). Please follow these links for instructions: PortablesMac MiniMac Pro
2) To repeat the last step of the first step - reset SMC. Before starting your MacBook Pro, hold left shift, control, option and power key at the same time for a few seconds and release them at the same time. Then turn your MacBook Pro on.

3) If you have installed smcFanControl, then reinstall it.

4) If the fans are still loud while CPU load is low, then you have to probably open the bottom case and clean the fans manually.

These instructions worked for me on my MacBook Pro (8.2 15" Early 2011 with OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3) after cleaning my fans twice and few hours of surfing for the help.