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Pluto Was Demoted From Being A Planet This Day 11-Years Ago; August 24, 2006.

by Anura Guruge


Extracts from my 2011 book
Devanee’s Book of Dwarf Planets“.

Click to ENLARGE and read here.

See 2nd line of table.

Pluto, 11-years ago was the FIRST solar system object to be designated a Dwarf Planet!

Pretty special.


Our latest view of Pluto is NEAR real color — from 2015.



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Eris, The Intriguing Dwarf Planet, Was Unveiled To The World This Day 12-Years Ago; July 29, 2005.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eris_(dwarf_planet)


Extracts from my 2011 book
Devanee’s Book of Dwarf Planets“.

Click to ENLARGE and read here.



Eris was discovered on January 5, 2005 from images taken October 21, 2003.

July 29, 2005 was the ANNOUNCE day — when dwarf planet Makemake was also unveiled.

Eris is a remarkable solar system object with an amazingly long and distant orbital path. At its furthest it is over 97 TIMES further from the Sun than Earth. It takes Eris 558 years to make one orbit of the Sun!


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Sony a9 Is Announced And The Rumors Were Right — The $4,500 Is An ‘Hail Mary’!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and enjoy.


So it is cheaper than what was rumored (i.e., $6,000) BUT that is no consolation.

The $4,500 (U.S.) just for the body puts this well into the ‘Professional Only’ category.

Yes, I could get one IF I wanted BUT I can’t justify that price to MYSELF let alone anyone else — and it is the fact that I can’t justify it to myself that matters.

It is funny but I rarely use multiple-shot shutter bursts! Just one of my many foibles. I wouldn’t know what to do with 20fps.

So, looks like I will be getting a Sony a7II soon. {SMILE}


My March 27, 2017 post.


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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II Delayed? Has Canon With EOS M5 Already Stolen The Mirrorless Thunder?

by Anura Guruge


Click here for the full, original “DPReview” post
with entire Olympus Press Release.

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Well the much anticipated Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II, as was expected, has been announced at PhotoKina 2016. But the wording on Olympus’s press release is curious. It says: “Olympus Announces The Development Of Its New Flagship Camera …”

“Announces The Development” …

Claims that the camera will come LATER this year, i.e., 2016.

Does that mean December 2016 — the Canon M5 slated to be available in the first week on December.

The specs, as I always expected them to be, are FORMIDABLE. It looks like it will be one heck of a camera.

But, in the end, push-comes-to-shove, the Olympus despite all of its bells and whistles is a Micro Four-Thirds (4/3″) and the Canon M5 is an APS-C — and sensor size does matter. I might, however, be TEMPTED to wait to see what the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II can really deliver.

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Enlarge and stare at. From “canonrumors.com” — with THANKS.


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Canon Announces Mirrorless M5 On September 15, 2016 — Few Days Ahead Of Photokina.

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Click to ENLARGE and admire. Drooling, at this stage, may not be appropriate. From Canon, of course.


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Click to ENLARGE and read the start of the Canon, September 15, 2016 Press Release (made available Japan time). Use link below to access original from Canon.

Click here for the full, original Canon Press Release.


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Pictures and specs. are now up on the Canon USA Website. Click image to access.


It is GOOD to have the Canon M5 officially announced.

Pricing is GREAT, availability not so. I do want the 18-150mm. Maybe I will get a small, ‘cheap’ pancake in November and wait patiently till December.

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Click to ENLARGE and read the pricing and availability here. From the same Press Release referenced above.


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