Today I used a combination that I have not had the opportunity to use before. I attached an EF [Canon] mount sigma 24-105mm lens to my Sony FE mount FE30 camera body using a Metabones adapter. In reality the combination did not at all well as it was difficult to focus both manually and automatically.
The current development phase at Grangegorman saw the East Quad open in late 2020while the Central Quad began welcoming students in April 2021. The buildings are now fully operational and accommodate 10,000 students. Further to this, three existing buildings have been significantly upgraded and refurbished to offer a range of facilities and services to both students and staff – Lower House, Rathdown House, and Park House.
Grangegorman has beautifully restored a historic part of Dublin City. In keeping with their conservation efforts, TU Dublin is committed to promoting sustainable modes of transport. The Campus is fully pedestrianised, and the use of public transport to access the campus is encouraged.
The new Printmaking Workshop in Grangegorman was shortlisted for the Institute of Designers Ireland awards.
The single storey steel framed building was designed by Scullion Architects in association with Plus Architecture and details a saw-tooth profile roof structure with integrated windows at each section and roof solar panels. The light filled internal space provides teaching and technical support spaces associated with print making and screen printing for the Technological University Dublin’s School of Creative Arts.
Today [29 August 2022] I used a Canon 5DIII coupled with a Sigma 24-105 F4 lens and when I imported the images into Lightroom I was surprised by the amount of lens barrel distortion but it was easy to correct. I checked some reviews and some mention that barrel distort is high at 24mm.
The first good camera that I purchased was the Canon 5D and to the best of my knowledge it was delivered in January 2006. Before that I had a Sigma DSLR and it was a disaster.
Today my dealer contacted me to inform me that a customer wished to trade in a Canon 5D III that was never used [it was a prize] because he was a Fuji user. I had a look at the camera today and it looked brand new so I purchased it at a very good price on condition that a GPS unit was included [the GPS is due to arrive later this week].
The new campus at Grangegorman, which is the largest investment in Higher Education in Ireland, brings together many activities in one vibrant, cutting-edge campus.
In 2014, the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown (ITB) and Institute of Technology, Tallaght (ITT) jointly entered into a formal process to seek to merge into a university. At the time, following the Institutes of Technology Act 2006, there were fourteen IT’s in Ireland, and a political appetite emerged to amalgamate several to form a more advanced third-level institution, known as a technological university, similar to that of Delft and other technological universities in Europe.
The Dublin bid, proposed by the three institutes, eventually coalesced into a move, in 2014, to seek designation as a technological university under the project title “Technological University for Dublin Alliance” / “TU4Dublin”. A final application was submitted in April 2018, following the enactment of the Technological Universities Act 2018.
The formation of the Technological University of Dublin was approved in July 2018, and the university was formally established on 1 January 2019, on which date the preceding institutions were dissolved.
In April 2019, TU Dublin sold its Kevin Street campus to York Capital and Westridge Real Estate for €140 million. The Kevin Street campus was vacated in March 2021 and demolition works began on the site in April 2021. I studies Electronics at Kevin Street and I totally disliked the building.
In March 2020, TU Dublin put the Aungier Street campus up for sale, with the campus scheduled to close in 2023, after which students and staff will relocate to the Grangegorman Campus.
A VISIT TO THE TU DUBLIN CAMPUS – I USED A SONY VG10E AND A 70-200MM LENS
I am trying to decide what equipment to bring with me when I visit Belfast at the end of March so I am experimenting with different combinations.
Earlier in the week I used my Sony A7RIV for video and was very disappointed with the sound quality because of wind noise … the video recordings were effectively unusable. I then examined the possibility of purchasing a Sony ECM-B1M digital microphone but discovered that it will not be possible to get one before April or even May.
I have a VG10E camcorder which I purchased just before Christmas 2010. This particular unit accepts Sony E-Mount lens but for some weird reason it only produced JPEG stills but the big problem for me is that there is no way of geotagging the captured images. Anyway, today I decided experiment using a Sonf FE 70-200MM F2.8 GM lens.
To be honest I have always liked the VG10E and it did come with an excellent lens which was the reason why I purchased the camera in the first place. Later I sold the lens for more than I paid for the total package. The unit has two major advantages in that the batteries last for hours and the files are very small.
As you can see from my photographs Grangegorman TU is now a beautifully restored historic part of Dublin City. In keeping with their ongoing conservation efforts, TU Dublin is committed to the promotion of sustainable modes of transport. The Campus is fully pedestrianised and they encourage the use of public transport to access the campus.
The new campus at Grangegorman, the largest investment in Higher Education in Ireland, brings together many activities in one vibrant, cutting-edge campus, providing students with an incomparable educational experience.
The current development phase at Grangegorman saw the East Quad open in late 2020 while the Central Quad began welcoming small numbers of students, public health guidelines permitting, from April 2021. The buildings, when fully operational, will accommodate 10,000 students. Further to this, three existing buildings have been significantly upgraded and refurbished to offer a range of facilities and services to both students and staff – Lower House, Rathdown House, and Park House.
The Lower House is the name given to the former Richmond Asylum which opened to patients in 1814 and served over 2,000 patients at its peak. It forms an important gateway part of the new University campus and Is one of the 11 protected structures on the Grangegorman site. This old building has been refurbished from a derelict shell, to be available for a variety of student uses for Technical University Dublin.
The building’s new uses include music practice rooms, students’ union workspace, a food hall with full production kitchen, sports rooms, a dance studio and general student support services. The refurbishment of the existing 3600m2, 3 storey over partial basement project also included two single storey extensions, totalling 393m2 . The project itself was extremely challenging due to the exposed nature of the protected structure, the significant structural works required and the extremely tight timeframe set out by the Client, magnified by the fact that we are in the middle of a global pandemic.
The Park House is located on the Grangegorman Campus. Three out of seven floors of the 10,500 m² building are home to the current university library.
Park House was originally built as a hotel in 1972, but later converted into office space and used by some high-profile state institutions such as the Ministry of Justice. Several floors have already been refurbished and will continue to be used as offices by university employees and various external tenants.
The library floors were extensively renovated and redesigned from 2020. Modern, bright and open rooms have been created in order to offer the students optimal learning conditions and to make student life even more attractive. For short breaks, the building offers, among other things, a café on the ground floor and a staff canteen on the upper floor.
Rathdown House, in addition to housing a large 250-seater canteen, is a one-stop-shop for student queries including Admissions, Registrations, Exams, International Office, Access & Civic Engagement, along with a new Student Wellness Centre which includes a Health Centre and Counselling Services.