Daily Archives: February 13, 2019

The New Canon EOS RF 24-240mm Lens & Canon EOS RP Camera May Make Me Flip-Flop Back To Canon.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. From ‘canonrumors.com’.

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That Nikon does not have a native Z-series 24-240 mm (or close) all-in-one zoom kills me. I have a 24-240mm on my Sony a7 II and it is what I use 95% of the time. That is a good all-purpose zoom for I.

What I hate about the Canon EOS R family is the lack of In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS). But, as Canon points out they do offer 5-stop Image Stabilization (IS) on some select RF lenses, the 24-240 being one of them.

Then the other lens that I might initially consider, the very-affordable 35mm MACRO also has IS.

I can live with just these two lenses for a long time. I really am not that fussy. Yes, I would like a decent f/1.4 50mm, just in case, BUT for this I am willing to consider an adapted lens.

And then there is the NEW Canon EOS RP.

Much more to my liking than the Canon EOS R. 30MP was overkill for I. I do not need that amount of resolution. I also hated the top LCD window. Don’t need it. Just adds weight and complexity. I have a 3″ LCD that has all the same info. So, the EOS RP is a much better match — though the 250 shot battery life is crushing (though I do walk around with 3 batteries for my Sony a7 II).

So, back to the drawing board again.

I want that 24 -240 and the Canon EOS RP looks like a good fit for it. Small and light. Ideal for my needs, especially when hiking. At 65 I really am not that keen about lugging 6 lbs of camera gear around.

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — February 13, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

another snow storm New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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Glad To See My Writings On Orgasms Is Still Being Read & Followed.

by Anura Guruge

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E-mail I got on Tuesday. Not sure who they are but I get a lot of e-mails from them. I just glance at them. Appears that they have ripped off some of my work. Typical.

But this amused I. What else can I do.

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Didn’t Take My “West Indies” Long To Quickly Descend Back To Their Losing Ways.

by Anura Guruge

Base graphic from ‘cricinfo.com’, of course.

I always had a nagging fear that the form the West Indies showed during the first two Tests against England, in 2019, was but a fluke.

And as I dreaded they folded and played dismally APART from Roston Chase’s 2nd innings century when the Test was already lost.

Yes, you can claim that they had won the series so they were off the boil. You hear that often in cricket. But, their performance was again at their pathetic best.

Yes, it is also true that Jason Holder, their motivating and of late ‘match-winning’ captain was precluded from playing. By the ICC for poor over rate delivery. That is frustrating. I think ICC has gone too far.

But, we are back to where we were …

The West Indies playing like a bunch of girls.

I don’t even want to get into Shannon Gabriel’s sledging. All so stupid and uncalled for. He will now miss a game or two or three. Crazy.

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by Anura Guruge

Garmin’s Acquisition Of ‘Tacx’, The Maker Of Indoor Bike Trainers Very Puzzling & Kind Of Stupid.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. This from ‘marketwatch.com’. It is on Garmin.com also.

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Why, or Why?

Does Garmin plan to add GPS to stationary indoor bikes? That is the kind of stupid thing that Garmin is likely to do these days!

Garmin is NOT in the indoor bike business and claiming that it is going to branch out into that sector is stupid.

Garmin has to stay with its core strengths: GPS and wearables!

This is stupid and I here talk as a longtime Garmin investor. So, I do have a right to be concerned. I have money in Garmin.

I was involved in a number of $100+ MILLION acquisitions in the late 1990s with Cisco — the then market leader in networking. We always worked on the adaje “don’t even think about buying a cow if you can get all the milk you need at a reasonable price”. Shame that nobody at Garmin knew of this basic rule of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). It is actually called the “Cow Rule”.

Garmin should be investing in health technology for its watches — blood pressure monitoring, diabetes etc.

Instead, it buys an unknown Dutch maker of indoor bike trainers. Blinking amazing. Typical Garmin.

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by Anura Guruge