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Irony Of Theresa May’s Embarrassment, Margaret Thatcher Had A Landslide 34 Years & 1 DAY Ago!

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June 8, 2017 vs June 9, 1983.

What a difference.


June 9, 1983 with Margaret Thatcher.

I voted, for her, in this election, in Harpenden, Herts.

Click to ENLARGE and admire here. From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1983


June 8, 2017 with Theresa May.

Though eligible to vote, I did NOT because the U.K.
does not have a good mail-in balloting scheme.

Click to ENLARGE and admire here. From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2017



Quite a difference. Maggie walked away with 397 seats. May has 317. That is a 80-seat difference.

To be fair Maggie had the BRILLIANT Falkland Island victory to bouy her.

Wonder if Theresa gave the June 9th date any thought when she called the election for June 8.


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Fuji X-T2 Looks Set To Be Announced On Thursday, July 7, 2016.

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From the ‘New Camera’. Click image to access their original post.


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From the ‘New Camera’. Click image to access their original post.


Much earlier (thankfully) than the originally expected September 2016 date — but a few weeks later than the more recent expectations that it would be unveiled this month, i.e., June. ‘Fuji Rumors‘ also have these July 7th stories and even some new pictures of the X-T2.

By July 7th I would have had a chance to try out a rented Fuji X-T1 from Lumoid. I am no longer as enamored with Fuji as I used to be. I need convincing that their focus mechanisms, both auto and manual, are not flaky! The June 9 update does not seem to have gone far enough.

We will have to wait and see. I assume that X-T2 availability will be, at the earliest, August 2016.

Stay tuned. I have been waiting for the X-T2 for nearly a year.


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Fuji X Manual Focus Firmware Update June 9 — Needs More Work.

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As I posted June 13, I successfully installed Fuji’s June 9th firmware updates on my X-E2s and all three of my lenses. But I not currently convinced that it really has done much! I use manual focus quite a bit — I would guess more so than most. I use it with peaking (in this case set to ‘high red‘). I spend a lot of time tweaking the focus, using Manual Focus Zoom, and the Electronic View Finder (EVF). I am no stranger to focus peaking. Have been using it for nearly 2 years, on Sonys and Panasonics

Yes, of course, I get some spectacular results that even amaze me! No question. But I also get more disappointments than I think is warranted. Yes, again. I don’t expect every picture to be good BUT given the effort I put into MY manual focus I would have thought that my success rate would be higher. Yes, it could be me and my bad eyes. I know that. But I am using focus peaking and twiddle the focus until I get the most amount of peaking. At that point I expect the focus point to be in focus. But I find that it is not.

See picture below. I took it yesterday. I focused on the 3 flowers on the foreground using peaking. Probably spent a minute making sure that peaking said that the flowers were in focus. Then I get this. Notice that leaf behind is focused to the point that you can see the hairs. But I focus peaked on the flowers.

I am NOT convinced about Fuji focus!

I am renting a Fuji X-T1, from Lumoid, for a week — soon. (Order placed and confirmed.)

It is this concern about focus — which is paramount for me — that is making me curious about the Pentax K-70.



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Fuji June 9 Firmware Updates Successfully Installed On X-E2s, 35mm f/2, 18-55mm & 55-200mm f/3.5.

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Yes, as planned I waited until today, June 13, 2016 — 3 full days after the release — to do the update.

No problems. Very smooth. In total took less than 10 minutes for all 4 updates and I, intentionally, took it slow so as to avoid any ‘finger trouble’. I even gave the Fuji battery a quick ‘top up’ charge in between the body update and the lens updates!

Did the body, i.e., X-E2s, with just that update on the card.

Then I formatted the card, topped up the battery, and copied ALL 3 updates to the card at once. As I had read on a Fuji forum that was no problem. Camera effortlessly picked up the right update for each lens that was mounted. That saved quite a few steps and time. Lens updates, with the file size just 388KB, were quick. I think I could have had all 4 update (or more) on the card at the same time BUT I was willing to do the body separately.

Did the 55-200 zoom last. Then couldn’t resist taking some pictures, in my darkened study, at ISO 12,800 using manual focus. I will upload the images laters. It could be my imagination and WISHFUL thinking, BUT they seemed sharper!


Lens updates I succesfully installed.

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For the record here are images of each update.
SMILE.

I am always apprehensive about doing any update.
(Pictures taken with my Lenovo Android 10″ pad.)


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Fujifilm X-E2s body –> 1.02.

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Fuji ‘kit’ 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS –> 3.20.

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Fuji XF35mm f/2 R WR –> 1.01.

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Fuji XF55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS –> 1.20.


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Fuji ‘X’ June 9 Firmware Updates — First Real Problem, 50-140 Lens.

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This looks bad. Kind of had the feeling that any problems would show up in ‘less used’ products, particularly lenses, and that seems to be the case here.

Scary. You feel so helpless. When this happens you are ‘DEAD IN THE WATER’.

Poster is now reflecting that MAYBE he should have waited ‘for the dust to settle’. I already decided to wait till Monday (rather than Sunday). SMILE.

As an ol’ programmer I consider this atrocious programming. Rather than displaying ‘Firmware Broken‘ at least have the decency to ROLL BACK the update, get the lens to a semi-operable state and say “Update failed. Reinstall previous Firmware Version’. But I, for 40 years, have NEVER considered the Japanese to be very good programmers! Think about it. What has Japan done on the SOFTWARE front? Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter … List goes on. Good with hardware.


From DPReview.com’sFujifilm X System/SLR Talk‘ Forum.

 

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Fuji June 9, 2016 X-Series Firmware Updates — No Real Issues 1st 24 Hours.

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>> >>  1st real issue surfaces on a lens update  << <<


As promised in the first post about this HUGE X-series firmware update I am monitoring forums and online news for reports of problems.

So far, viz. mid-night June 10, 2016, all seems well. Just two ‘problem’ posts and both seem, to some extent, ‘user error’. But still early days. I will continue to monitor. There is another thread, with a lot of posts, where people have successfully updated, but from what I can see none of them have had time to put the camera/lenses through their paces.


From DPReview.com’sFujifilm X System/SLR Talk‘ Forum.

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Waiting 72-Hours Before I Apply Fuji June 9, 2016 Firmware To X-E2s & Lenses.

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There are updates to EVERYTHING I own from Fuji — the X-E2s body and all three lenses! And they are ALL to enhance manual focus accuracy a FLAW I had noticed ‘day 1’ three weeks ago.

I updated the Fuji X-E2s firmware from the original 1.0 to 1.01 the day I got it. So I kind of know the drill.

Fuji has had problems with prior FW updates. So I am going to let other braver, more intrepid owners checkout the updates first. I am already in monitor-mode on the Web and on forums. People have already updated. BUT, I will wait 72-hours. I am very cautious about ANY software update. I do not do my Windows updates for weeks if not months!

I will, of course, keep you posted.


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Cool International Google Doodle’s British Surgeon Elizabeth Garrett Anderson & Chinese ‘Dragon Boats’, June 9, 2016.

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Wikipedia entry for British Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

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Very Cheery, Bird-Themed Animated Google Doodle For U.S. ‘Birder’ Phoebe Snetsinger.

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