Friday, November 16, 2007

What The...? (A Quiz)

The red lines are from the laser hologram low-light focusing system that my camera uses.
It shoots a grid pattern of laser light onto the subject from an emitter on the end of the lens that provide enough contrast for the F717 to focus even in total darkness.
They are pretty bright and are plainly visible in all but the brightest environments. In fact they tend to freak people out when spotted--think laser gunsights in the movies--or when they twinkle in someone's eyes.
(Certified to be safe, but I'm still glad to be on the delivery side vs the receiving end).

Normally they shut off before the shutter trips, and should be impossible to capture.
So how the hell did I get this photo?

Your speculations are welcome in the comments section.

3 comments:

Matthew Robertson said...

It's interesting to see that the hologram doesn't seem to follow the contours of the fountain based on the camera position...

KeithAlanK said...

And that's a hint that works towards solving this mystery.
All the evidence is available on Zzakk's Garage's main page.

KeithAlanK said...

Since nobody else reads this blog besides Matthew I'll spill it: Look at the previous post to this one. You'll see El Buzzo with another F717 on a tripod. It was his laser grid I caught in this photo--he was a few feet to my left. It sure is fun working hard to find new content that nobody sees...