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02-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #586
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I never actually thought of that.

It is 45' today and the snow isn't melting because it is covered with sleet - but there isn't a cloud in the sky. I don't get New Mexico skies at dusk here, but hey, fun!
I moved to St Louis a few days ago from San Diego...my first full day here was the day of the blizzard. My wife and I were thinking what the hell are we doing here! But the past two days have been real pretty

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I moved to St Louis a few days ago from San Diego...my first full day here was the day of the blizzard. My wife and I were thinking what the hell are we doing here! But the past two days have been real pretty
Welcome to St. Louis! I'll be curious to know what brought you here.

FWIW, you are past the worst of it. This wasn't really a bad storm - we haven't had one in so long that we've forgotten how to drive, and the TVNews Weather people love to hyperventilate and preempt all the regular programming over what amounted to just 4".

Spring here is the nicer for what we're leaving behind. Spend these next few weeks learning what to explore once things start blooming!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I never actually thought of that.

It is 45' today and the snow isn't melting because it is covered with sleet - but there isn't a cloud in the sky. I don't get New Mexico skies at dusk here, but hey, fun!
See, in that light, it is f/8, estimate (usually near infinity) and snap some great street shots. That is basically how the zone focus on the rangefinderless XA2 works--the autofocus of the early '80s.
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See, in that light, it is f/8, estimate (usually near infinity) and snap some great street shots. That is basically how the zone focus on the rangefinderless XA2 works--the autofocus of the early '80s.
Well there are those orange marks for that . I just never connected the idea to try

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Welcome to St. Louis! I'll be curious to know what brought you here.

FWIW, you are past the worst of it. This wasn't really a bad storm - we haven't had one in so long that we've forgotten how to drive, and the TVNews Weather people love to hyperventilate and preempt all the regular programming over what amounted to just 4".

Spring here is the nicer for what we're leaving behind. Spend these next few weeks learning what to explore once things start blooming!!
Thanks
At least I had an excuse, I have never been outside when it was snowing so hard, let alone drive in it!
I came here because I work in the aerospace industry and the company (won't say which one but you being from St Louis already know which one) gave me a sweet relocation package and opportunity

I must say, what they say about Midwestern friendliness is true...everyone. I have come across has been great

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At least I had an excuse, I have never been outside when it was snowing so hard, let alone drive in it!
I came here because I work in the aerospace industry and the company (won't say which one but you being from St Louis already know which one) gave me a sweet relocation package and opportunity

I must say, what they say about Midwestern friendliness is true...everyone. I have come across has been great
Ah - I guessed right then, from SoCal. Glad it is good so far. There is an Orchid Show today at Missouri Botanical Garden. My wife and I are going - can't decide whether Q or K-01. If you're not stuck unpacking, it is quite a show!! for World Pentax Day!!

The only bummer is they don't permit a tripod.

Oh, and we won't make you change your UserID to ShowMe92rs.
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Canon, Nikon and Sony don't think, but produce FF cameras. Pentax thinks about FF camera, but doesn't produce.
BUt due to relatively low demand Sony stopped FF for over 18 months, even when they had the lowest prices and their systems could us Minolta AF legacy glass (an installed base larger than Pentax).

This happened even when Sony had 2 major advantages over Pentax: a much superior, well-greased distribution network, and Sony's sensors are in-house.

Pentax wil make an FF when the price of the sensor and overall FF DSLR system drops to a reasonable cost overhead relative to the necessary volume sales,all without an interruption of current cash flow vis-a-vis APS-C.
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Sony looses money for more than 8 years. There is a recovery plan running, I assume they will cut non profitable activities.

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Sony looses money for more than 8 years. There is a recovery plan running, I assume they will cut non profitable activities.
What, like Sony Pictures / Sony Television? Michael Jackson catalog?
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This happened even when Sony had 2 major advantages over Pentax: a much superior, well-greased distribution network, and Sony's sensors are in-house.
But Sony's FF sensor at the time wasn't competitive and I think it is fair to assume that many people had not warmed up yet to the idea of sticking very expensive CZ glass on to a Walkman camera.
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But Sony's FF sensor at the time wasn't competitive and I think it is fair to assume that many people had not warmed up yet to the idea of sticking very expensive CZ glass on to a Walkman camera.
+1

Plus, Sony feels that FF is important enough that they have brought it back. Their first go around was at a time when FF was really mostly only embraced by pros. Now, there are more advanced amateurs looking for FF.
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Now, there are more advanced amateurs looking for FF

I actually enjoy seeing someone with little experience (possibly an amateur) lugging around a full frame that costs about 2500 (sometimes less); then adding about 1k for a lens' or two. Then to make it better, they're shooting nothing but jpegs and using all automatic settings.
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QuoteOriginally posted by goubejp Quote
Sony looses money for more than 8 years. There is a recovery plan running, I assume they will cut non profitable activities.
Not exactly.

The new Play Station (whatever model name they elect to give to it) hardware is going to lose a fortune - as does most new video game hardware. Sony also has plans for numerous other items which will also lose money during their initial release. Sony is also working on their version to outspec Google Glass.

On another note all together; guess it's about time to start a thread on Google Glass, and all of it's major privacy issues
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On another note all together; guess it's about time to start a thread on Google Glass, and all of it's major privacy issues
It'll be an interesting lawsuit the first time the police arrest someone for filming them with Google Glasses.
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There have already been presidence setting cases in that regard. That *in general* citizens are permitted to photograph law enforcement as long as it occurs on public property and does not cause imminent concern to safety otherwise.

But that also would not keep the average law enforcement person from trying to detail someone and asking a series (sometimes long series) of questions. Then there's also that very vague set of laws about "disorderly conduct"; meaning a "real" law enforcement officer could site someone for such conduct - even though it could eventually be dismissed.

By the way did I mention even when dismissed that; something such as that type of conduct does in fact stay on the "long version" (not the one available to you) of ones entire credit report?
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