Archive | September 12, 2017

The Freshly Announced Sony RX10 IV — A Camera Looking For An Audience?

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the “DPReview” coverage.

From “DPReview” ‘Buying Guides’ @ Click to ENLARGE and read here.

Two other titles I considered were: “Nothing Here Nor There” & “A Rebel Without A Cause” (and camera aficionados will understand that).

Well this certainly was not the Full-Frame Sony a7 III that had been rumored!

Impressive camera with a HEFTY, $1,700 US, price tag. And that is why I am confused as to the target audience for this camera. At that price, albeit with a v. good lens with 600mm reach, it is at the high-end of the average enthusiast’s budget — and push comes to shove it is still a 1″ sensor camera, with a mid-range zoom. And that is problem.

If they had increased the zoom by even 50mm, to 650mm, then it would have made a bit more sense.

The Autofocus (with Phase Detect), the mind-blowing 24 fps and the touch screen are compelling — no doubt.

But, it is up against some impressive competition. That just a few months ago, DPReview in their “Long Zoom Camera” buyer’s guide went with the now, old-in-the-tooth Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 is very telling. I had a FZ1000 and loved it. I considered the Sony RX10 II and found it not to be as compelling. And that DPReview then went with the RX10 II (with the shorter-range zoom) rather than the RX10 III (with the 600mm) zoom is even more telling. That to I, kind of sums it up. The FZ1000, with 200mm less zoom, is $1,000 cheaper! $1,000. That is a big difference.

So, that is my dilema. I like what I see. It could PROBABLY make a good ‘compact’ for I — in place of my rarely used, brand new Sony a6500. Yes, I do feel guilty sometimes. And I also have a Nikon P900 super-zoom with the 2,000mm reach!

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by Anura Guruge

The Brilliant Jesse Owens, Who Ruined The Olympics For Hitler, Was Born This Day 104-Years Ago; September 12, 1913.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia:

 Historic YouTube video WELL WORTH watching.

 You really should watch ‘RACE’
the 2016 Jesse Owens’ movie.

Click to access listing.

He was quite the guy. I loved the movie. I loved how he gave bloody Hitler a ‘black eye’!

Born 104-years ago, but his name and fame lives on. Bravo.

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Winston Churchill & Franklin D. Roosevelt Met In Quebec This Day 73-Years Ago To Discuss Post-WW II Plans.

by Anura Guruge

 Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia:

 Compelling YouTube video from 1944

This was the second time dear Churchill and FDR had met in Quebec (Canada) — just 11-months apart.

This September 1944 meeting was just 98-days after D-Day but Churchill knew that victory was ‘THEIRS’ — though it would be another 238-days BEFORE VE-Day. Nonetheless, Churchill and FDR discussed how and who would control areas of defeated Germany. But, who was MISSING. Uncle Joe (Joseph Stalin)!

From what I can piece together Churchill took the RMS Queen Mary to Canada — sailing a very southern route to avoid lurking German U-boats.

It was also his 36th wedding anniversary to Clementine.

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“Leonie” (2010) Movie: Poignant, Educational & Easy On The Eye.

by Anura Guruge

Watch the trailer on YouTube.

Click to access IMDb listing for the movie.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia:éonie_Gilmour

It is so good that we are watching it for the second time — in 3 months (and that is unheard of when it comes to I). Second time around we are watching it so that Teischan (11) can see it. Good inspiration and pointers for young ladies. Also a fair bit on interracial marriage and children from some marriages — which is close to home for us.

When I saw it the first time I around I knew she would like it. So, I ‘kept it’, and we started watching it again on Monday. There is a bit of tame nudity and that worries none of us. Teischan is past that.

A true story — like “Florence Foster Jenkins” we so enjoyed last week. As I suspected she is mesmerized. Fascinating story. Also get to see interesting glimpses of California in the early 1990s and Japan.

It is available on Amazon Prime. I definitely recommend it.

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by Anura Guruge

Heard Of IAMXU & CIC.U, Recent IPOs Planning To Acquire Startups!

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. From ‘GlobeNewswire’.

Click to ENLARGE. From ‘MarketWatch’.

Just happened to hear about them, fleetingly, on CNBC on Monday morning, i.e., September 11, 2017.

They actually call themselves ‘Blank Check Companies‘. They did an IPO and raised $50 Million — which isn’t much. What they now plan to do is to, in effect, do a reverse merger. Enable a ‘start-up’ to go public without the hassle and risk of an IPO.

At $10/share it is tempting. They could hit big. I might have to have a flutter.

Just letting YOU know.

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