Archive | September 14, 2016

My Latest Camera — An Argus C3

by Anura Guruge


This is, by far, the MOST complicated camera I have touched in
the last 2 years. Makes the Nikon D500, that I recently rented,
feel like a toy. Not sure what kind of sensor it has or how
good its autofocus is.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.


It is an Argus C3. I don’t ever remember seeing one of these prior to today. It is called the ‘Brick’ and that is NOT just for its physical dimensions. It weighs MORE than a brick. WOW. We have forgotten how much mechanical cameras weighed. Feels SOLID. Just like holding a brick. A kind lady in Wolfeboro had in on Facebook — for free. Deanna contacted her. Belonged to her late husband. Came with the instruction booklet. Would be cool to put a roll of film and take some pictures. Wonder what ISO would work.

argusc3

Snippet from Wikipedia. Use above link. Click to ENLARGE.


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Forthcoming Canon Mirrorless M5 — The Supposed Final Specs and Visage.

by Anura Guruge


m5photorumor

Click to access “Photo Rumor” original from September 14, 2016.


m5dpreviewspecs

Click to access “DPReview” Forum thread started today, i.e., September 14, 2016.


What is interesting to I is that there has yet to be any serious comparisons against the much vaunted Fuji X-T2 — which I, to my own surprise, decided, at the 11th hour, to forgo.

To my eyes the Canon M5 is a Fuji slayer!


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Canon Adding LCD Displays To Lenses Is An Unnecessary Affectation That Just Increases Costs & Complexity.

by Anura Guruge


canonlenslcd

Click to access “Photo Rumor” original from September 7, 2016.


canonlenslcdii

Click to access “The New Camera” original from September 13, 2016.


This is crazy. To my eyes such LCDs are even more superfluous than the ‘top LCD‘ on DSLRs.

When am I going to be looking at the lens LCD when I have my eyes on the camera LCD or eye against the viewfinder.

This is just an excuse to hike up the lens price (at a HIGHER margin) by appearing to provide differentiation.

Crazy. Camera vendors really must learn to show restraint.


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It Was Cool To Meet ‘Hunter Taylor’, Of Alton, The BIG Winner Of The Belknap County Commissioner Primary.

by Anura Guruge


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Hunter Taylor with his wife, Ruth Larson.


I had a 3pm in Gilford on NH September Primary Day, Sept. 13, 2016, to get my teeth cleaned. On the way home I decided to swing by the Gilford Polling Station to ‘press-the-flesh’ with my Democrat friends, Lisa DiMartino and Nancy Frost in particular. I missed Lisa since she had left for Meredith. But Nancy was still there as was Johan Andersen — both, like Lisa, running for NH House. Standing next to them, wearing a “Hunter Taylor” golf-shirt was this rather neat lady who promptly engaged me in a lively conversation and did a wonderful, much endearing impression of our (of late) ex-neighbor the wavering part-time ex-politician. I liked her — much. She was cool. She turned out to be “Ruth Larson” — Hunter Taylor’s wife (and as she told me, one of his former students). She and I had a lot to talk about, in particular Hunter Taylor’s opponent’s very shady financial dealings.

As we were chatting Hunter Taylor, who I had not previously met, sauntered over. To my amazement he knew who I was! I was impressed. He is a real cool dude. Nice guy. As some of you know I do not let my strong Democratic leanings get in the way of liking people irrespective of their political leanings. Plus on some social issues I (still retaining my old reputation for being “to the right of Thatcher“) am very much with the Conservatives — even more of a stickler than the current Pope. Hunter Taylor, by any measure, is a much better candidate to continue as Commissioner than his opponent. No wonder he went to beat him 2,035 to 591 votes; 500 to 153 in Alton, where both contestants reside. I am glad that Hunter Taylor won. I went searching the Web to find the results because WMUR was not forthcoming.

I am glad I stopped at the Polling Station.


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