Daily Archives: March 1, 2018

The Sony a7 III Has Been Finally Announced, BUT I Am Not Salivating Over It!

by Anura Guruge

Click to access “DPReview” post.

Click to access September 2017 post.

Click to access October 2017 post.

The only thing that truly appeals to me is the new sensor — and that was always going to be the #1 reason to upgrade from my current Sony a7 II.

All the other features, e.g., enhanced “Eye Auto Focus (AF)”, faster shooting rate, larger capacity ‘Z’ battery, AF joystick and 693 AF points, are really of marginal interest. I seek excellent AF but I no longer need LOTS of AF points or “Eye” AF. Most of the time I go with straight ‘Center Point’ AF — but also do a LOT of manual focus.

The two posts shown above from September and October really tell much of the story — and those were BEFORE I got my Google Pixel 2 phone at Christmas. During the last 2 months I used the Pixel 2 more or less exclusively! Yes, the cold weather was a factor. The Sony a7 II is not rated for ‘below freezing‘ temps. and I wasn’t going to take any chances since it is not exactly a cheap camera. But, the Pixel 2 is also so much easier to carry around. {SMILE}

My big gripe with Sony is the lack of ‘reasonably’ priced Full Frame lenses. What I can get from my a7 II in the end is gated by the lenses I have rather than anything else. So, just upgrading the body will not get me much — if any. Hence, my thinking about waiting for a Full Frame mirrorless from Nikon or Canon. Right now I am willing to wait. No hurry — for a change — to get another camera. {Smile}. I do have three cameras not counting the Pixel 2.

Related posts:
Check Categories ‘Sony’ & ‘Six Images’.

by Anura Guruge

Another Accident Involving The “Chart Room Restaurant” Outside Of ‘Acadia National Park’ — March 1, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

From the outstanding ‘Mount Desert ISLANDER

Click to ENLARGE, but use LINK above to access original from ‘Mount Desert Islander’.

Click to ENLARGE.

“The Chart Room” is a well-known landmark just a few miles prior to the MAIN Hulls Cove entrance to the Acadia National Park. Click to ENLARGE. Created by Anura Guruge.

Thursday, March 1, 2018.

This was NOT a serious accident, unlike the one in September 14, 2017, that killed an elderly pedestrian in “Chart Room Restaurant” parking lot.

This was ahead of the approaching storm and as far as I can tell there was no bad weather involved.

For the Island, Mount Desert, this is a busy stretch of road. I do NOT think the restaurant was open. Not much open up there this time of year.

Related posts:
Check ‘Acadia’ page above ↑↑↑↑.
Search ‘parks’.

by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — March 1, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

 a barn in need of TLC Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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Category ‘Six Images’.

by Anura Guruge

“Dick’s Sporting Goods” Share Price Goes Up, For The Day, Post Gun Ban Announcement.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. Base chart from “MarketWatch.com” — where else?

I am glad that the market rewarded them for their bold move. That is good and shows that there are a lot of people, like I, who applaud their courage and civic duty.

But, we all know that there will be a backlash. I have already seen people reacting very negatively. Yes, there will be boycotts. I hope that there are no demonstrations or pickets. I would hate to see any employees getting harrassed.

Interesting times. I haven’t checked what the reaction has been to Walmart deciding to follow in Dick’s footsteps.

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Search on ‘paddle board‘.

by Anura Guruge

Did You See This AR-15 Lunacy From A Pennsylvania Church, Run By Another ‘Moon’ — Creepy!

by Anura Guruge

From the U.K. “Daily Mail“.

Click here to access article with LOTS more disturbing pictures.

Click image to ENLARGE and read here.

This is frigging disturbing and creepy. What is wrong with these people.

This comes across as another Moonie cult. Some of these people. Talk about penile envy.

I just don’t know. I despair.

This on the same day that “Dick’s Sporting Goods” showed that you always have the option of doing the right thing.

Just wanted to make sure that YOU saw this in case, unlike I, you do NOT read the U.K. “Daily Mail” (online) a FEW times a day.

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Check Category ‘Rants‘.

by Anura Guruge