Archive | October 18, 2015

I Get A Refurbished PowerShot G1 X, From Canon, For $269.

Anura Guruge December 2014 thumbnail
.
.
.
.
.
.
by Anura Guruge


No flash, HDR-mode with Lumix FZ1000.

Other Related posts:
>> Canon G5X
could be next camera.
>>
Lumix FZ1000 stunning pictures.
>>
Lumix FZ1000 blog.
>> Got a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

** Canon G3X is ugly.
** 
Canon G3X: 80% my next camera.
** ‘Camera Labs’
review
of Canon G3X.
**
Sony RX10 II vs
Canon PowerShot G3X.

>> Search ‘Sony’, ‘Panasonic’ & ‘Canon’  for other related posts >>>>


G1xreceipt

Click to ENLARGE.


canong1x

Click to ENLARGE. From the ever excellent ‘dpreview.com’ at: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canong1x/2


I have been hankering for a ‘powerful’ compact to augment my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. [Check out my FZ1000 blog for new pictures.] I want a small camera that I will carry around as much as possible — possibly even on my run.

That is why I was considering the new, quite impressive Canon G5 X.

But since I bought, last August, a refurbished Canon Rebel T3i, from Canon, they send me quite a few offers a week hoping to tempt me into buying another Canon from them. I got such an e-mail today. I knew that there would be no discounts on the G5 X. But I was curious what they had. It was a 3-page e-mail. Then I saw this $269 offer on page 3.

Of course it is NOT perfect. But neither was the FZ1000. All cameras are a compromise. But for $269 I can AFFORD to compromise quite a bit. What swung the deal is that it has a BIG sensor, even slightly bigger than 1″. So for $269 I am willing to give it a try. The cheapest I can find on Amazon is $358 — for used. Refurbished from Canon, I think, is a better deal.

I will keep you posted. So now I will have the challenge of trying to master two new cameras in tandem.

P1010274

With the Lumix FZ1000 last night — at first Halloween party of 2015. See yesterday’s post.


Letter To The ‘London Time’ — West Indies Should Be Precluded From International Cricket.

womenmen2015dsfsf.Anura Guruge December 2014 thumbnail
.
.
.
.
.
by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
1/
West Indies Women’s Team.
2/ WI wins a Test Match.
3/ WI v. Eng & parallel IPL 2015.
4/ IPL 2015
opening ceremonies.
5/ WI v England 2015 on Willow.  … … …

++++ Check Category ‘Cricket’ for many other related posts >>>>


I said I would do it and I did. I even have (as you can see) a confirmation from ‘The Times’ that they got my letter. Whether they print it is another matter. But I have got the ball rolling.

Please support me. Spread the word. Thanks.


lettereditortimes

Click to ENLARGE and read.


Confirmation of receipt of letter by ‘The Times’.

confirmationtimes11


“Road Hard” — Depiction Of Lovely New Hampshire & Vermont Shameful!

Anura Guruge December 2014 thumbnail
.

.
.
.
.
.
.
by Anura Guruge


Related Posts:

>> “Jurassic World”
>> “The Hundred-Foot Journey” 
>> “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn”
>> “Grand Budapest Hotel”
>> “Paddington”

>> “Penguins of Madagascar”
>>
“The Boxtrolls”
>>
Disney ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’                     >> “The Sessions”

>> ‘Hyde Park On Hudson’                                 >> “Frozen” 
>> ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’                   >> ‘The Other Son’ etc 

++++ Search ‘movie’ & ‘Disney’  for other related posts using the sidebar options >>>>>>


roadhard1

Click here to ENLARGE and read. Here is the link to the IMdb.com listing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3110770/?ref_=nv_sr_6


Note that it was all filmed in California.
And that is a PROBLEM.

roadhardlocations

Click to ENLARGE and read.


We watched this on Amazon Prime the last couple of nights. I liked it. It was funnier and more poignant than the reviews give it credit.

Having spent a LOT of my life, on the road, doing seminars (which, in my case in particular, were basically long, very long, comedy routines (without nay bad language)), I could relate to this. I was even familiar with some of the situations portrayed.

I liked that New Hampshire and then Vermont were introduced as out-of-the-way places. Essentially as far as you can get from California without actually mentioning Maine. That they even had a couple of gags about New Hampshire not having any comedy clubs was cute.

countrystorech

What a REAL New Hampshire country store looks like. The iconic, yellow one in Center Harbor.

What I did not like — actually what I object to — is that they FILMED the New Hampshire, and for that matter the Vermont segment, in California. They tried to throw in some trees, greenery and lakes BUT it looked so, so fake. The purported house in New Hampshire didn’t look like anything you would find in New Hampshire and the town name was fake. The FUNNIEST was the country store they showed. Wow. Talk about being UP SCALE. You wouldn’t find anything that fancy — not even in Bar Harbor (and that is in Maine). I resent that.

And the College in Vermont. New England Colleges, by and large, do not have Spanish architectural overtones.

Yes, I realize that they were making this low-budget movie on the cheap, using crowd funding, but this was poor.


%d bloggers like this: