Another factor of the slowing down of my blog is the Flickr stream that I now maintain more actively. It has taken up a lot of my time. I often find that after processing my pictures, usually in the evening after work, and upload them to Flickr, I no longer feel like doing any more photography related activities for the rest of the evening.
Finally, the lathe project has taken up additional time, but I am very glad I got it. So far, it has been extremely enjoyable and incredibly satisfying and rewarding. What used to take me days to do with filter rings and other materials to make a lens work, I can now do it in a few hours, with more precision and better looking. I have learn so much, in a very short time, about lathes in general. It's so true that reading about sometime and doing it are not the same. Some things one must do it to learn, to acquire the skills, and to appreciate. I have already found too many short comings of my micro lathe and started looking at larger lathes that allow me to cut threads, work on larger objects (not just for lenses), and be more efficient.
I do plan to update this blog more frequently, and probably more emphasis will be placed on lens conversion and using those lenses. Also in the pipeline is doing some video of the lens conversions, but that will take even more time. We will see what 2017 brings.
Berrilicious -- Minolta Chiyoko 4.5cm f3.5 from Minolta "A" Rangefinder & Sony A7