Daily Archives: May 10, 2017

The Picture Of The Day, Sony a7 II — May 10, 2017.

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NOT The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II): I – IV — May 10, 2017.

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6 Sony a7 II Images Of The Day — May 10, 2017.

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First Pictures With My New Full-Frame Sony a7 II — From Amazon/Cameta Camera.

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First 4 pictures — 001 to 004.

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6000 x 4000 (4.9MB)
but reduced here to
1600 x 1067 (434KB).

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Straight-out-of-camera JPEG.





EXIF data from tools.science.si showing that this camera was BRAND new; i.e., no previous shutter actuations. That is a RELIEF. I am happy. I always worry that I might end up getting a previously used camera sold as ‘new’. Not so in this case.

I bought it from Amazon (given my wonderful relationship with them) though it was supplied by Cameta Camera as a bundle. I have a history with Cameta and I thought long and hard about it. The bundle was worth getting IF nothing else but for the ‘free’ Sony 64GB SD card, battery and Vivitar filters.

It worked out. I am HAPPY.

So on the first picture, i.e., ‘001’, it was ZERO shutter actuations.

Being I, I checked it on the 5th picture too. Shutter actuations are counted starting at 0. Hence why it is ‘4’ rather than ‘5’.

Did I say I was HAPPY?

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Unpacking the Sony a7 II …



Getting this Sony a7 II was a BIG DEAL for I!

Why?

Because it has taken me 1 year and 7 months to make this move!

Yes, 1 year and 7 months.

I reluctantly returned my 27-day old Sony a7 II on September 24, 2015 because I ran into a file-corruption issue.

From then onwards I have been procrastinating about my NEXT BIG camera.

I was, to be honest, waiting for the Fuji XT-2. Then I decided I did NOT like Fuji.

So …

That is how I ended up with the Sony a7 II.

So far, I am happy with it.

It has quite the FEEL. It feels like a REAL camera. It has all the dials and buttons I like.

Very satisfying shutter CLUNK.

It is big and heavy. So I still have to get a Sony a6500 to take to shows etc.

So, this was day 1. Hopefully I will keep this camera for some time. {SMILE}


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The First U.S. Transcontinental Railroad Was Completed This Day 148 Years Ago — On May 10, 1869.

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The fateful joining up of the ‘Central Pacific’ and ‘Union Pacific’ railroads at Promontory Summit, in Utah.

I have read a bit about the building of the ‘Central Pacific’ and it is beyond fascinating. What a story.

148-years ago. A few years after the ending of the Civil War.

Worth spending a few seconds today thinking about this.

Strange that Google has NEVER done a Doodle for this!


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Eye Catching Google Doodle For Ferdinand Monoyer — French Creator Of The ‘Eye Chart’.

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Bold Google Doodle For Argentinian Los Glaciares National Park — 80th Anniversary.

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Fibromyalgia Sufferers Have Their Candid Say About Lyrica, Cymbalta & Savella.

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If you take medication for Fibromyalgia, in particular Lyrica, Cymbalta or Savella, you should do yourself a huge favor and read the above article.

The drugs used to ‘treat’ Fibromyalgia have some scary side effects — including the possibility of some very real, and permanent brain damage!

So, please do read this article and take note. Talk to your doctor(s).

I have covered some of these in my new ‘Central Pain Syndrome: Chronic, Confounding Pain Such As That Of Fibromyalgia‘ book.



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Cute ‘Vesak 2017’ In Sri Lanka Video Animation By Udaya Kumara, UD Creations.

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Cute.

Captures, to an extent, the spirit of Sri Lankan vesak.


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