Archive | September 3, 2018

I Have Now Had My Garmin Fenix 5 For 4-Months.

by Anura Guruge

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The 4-months have flown by — quicker than I realized. During those 4-months it has been on my wrist every day, bar when I charge it, or take it off to dry my skin behind it — and the watch itself.

It feels SO NATURAL on my wrist. I am totally at ease with it. Huge difference to the 90-days I forced myself to wear the dread Fitbit Ionic — as penance for the stupidity of buying it.

I was aware of the Fitbit Ionic each and every day I had it on. Though I use my Fenix 5, every day, it never feels like an imposition.

It hasn’t given me any grief per se.

Two things that I am crushingly disappointed about:

  1. How it measures STEPS while you are on a bumpy vehicle,
  2. How its open-water swimming measurements are utter garbage.

Both of them should, and could, be fixed. We must have a ‘widget’/function that lets us TURN-OFF step counting. That will stop it recording bogus steps.

It has to improve its open-water swimming mechanism.

Other than that, I am happy with it.

Yes, one of these days I will make use of my ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘ ‘Garmin VIP Club‘ membership (and I think I was a founding member) to upgrade to a Garmin Fenix 5 Plus. I will keep you posted.

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by Anura Guruge

The Rumored Panasonic Full-Frame Camera Has Me Baffled — But, WHY?

by Anura Guruge

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I fully understood why Nikon and now, supposedly, Canon, would announced Full-Frame mirrorless cameras. Nikon & Canon are leaders in Full-Frame DSLR cameras and have tons of Full-Frame lenses for their DSLR. For them it was the transitioning from DSLR to mirrorless SOMETHING that I knew was inevitable 4-years ago when I decided that I was going mirrorless from the start.

Panasonic makes good cameras and I loved the Panasonic FZ1000 I owned a couple years ago. It took lovely pictures. But, Panasonic doesn’t even have APS-C lenses.

This makes NO sense to I. But, the rumored Canon EOS R sure does.

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by Anura Guruge

Navajo Guide, Daniel Draper, At The Bottom Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ By ‘Spider Rock’.

by Anura Guruge

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Yesterday I posted a picture of ‘Spider Rock‘ from the Rim of Canyon de Chelly and this morning, on Facebook, I saw this picture, posted by Daniel Draper. He is one of the premier, licensed Navajo guides at the Canyon. I have done a number of posts about him and his talented & famous daughters. Just wanted to share this with you. IF you are visiting Canyon de Chelly make sure to contact Daniel. He can show you the Canyon like no other. He specializes in photographic tours. He grew up IN the Canyon and his family owns land in the Canyon. He knows it like the back of his hand.

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“A Place To Call Home”, The Australian “Downton Abbey”, NEW Season 6 + New Season 5 Episodes.

by Anura Guruge

On “Acorn TV” in the U.S.

I had NOT checked ‘Acorn TV‘, on my Roku 3, for a couple of months. We have had plethora of other TV to watch during ‘Family TV hour’.

Last night, on a whim, I decided to check ‘Acorn’.

A Place to Call Home” Series 6 was being featured. That pleased me no end. I had thought that it would not be here till Thanksgiving, as was the case with Series 5 last year. I am glad I was wrong.

So, this evening we sat back and got ready to enjoy Series 6 Episode 1.

But, when they did their usual “Previously …” we were LOST. We didn’t remember any of what they were talking about. So, we went back to Series 5. Looks like there are 5 episodes we had missed, viz., 8 – 12. Not sure how that was possible. We watched Episodes 1 – 7 every week and we would have gone back for 8. My feeling is that they were added later.

NOT complaining. More to watch. And that is always a good thing with this addictive show. It really is worth watching. So many clever twists and turns.

So, we are happy. Especially Teischan. She loves it.

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by Anura Guruge

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