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    Coronavirus

    Australia has done much the same, Snowhiker. Meanwhile, the IOC have their heads stuck firmly up their own backsides and are living in cloud-cuckoo land. There is no way the Olympics can go ahead, and hasn't been for at least a month. WANTED: 1 plot. Lost somewhere neat Tokyo, hasn't been...
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    Coronavirus

    Not really. It is very much in keeping with Morrison's actions right through this crisis, and through the bushfire disaster before that. His standard MO is "too little too late". Many schools are finally closing as we speak, but even now that is none of Morrison's doing. It is the state premiers...
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    HOT

    Better now?
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    dSLR thread

    There will be any number of clueless cashed-up gearheads who will happily hand over US$10k+ to buy RF versions of the big whites they already have, simply because it will be a new product. Utterly pointless, but they will spend the money anyway. But you know this. Actually, I'd quite like an...
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    dSLR thread

    Perhaps. But there is no advantage to RF over EF when it comes to sport lenses. None. Zero. RF, exactly like EFS, offers a shorter distance between the back of the lens and the film plane. That is useful for wide-angle lenses, marginal for normal lenses, and offers no advantage whatever for...
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    dSLR thread

    ^ That would be insane. I don't believe it for one moment. Not only are mirrorless cameras inferior for sport and action work because of the lag, Canon don't even have a sport/action mirrorless model yet. They have no mirrorless product equivalent to the 1 Series, the 7D II, or the 5D IV. Camera...
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    dSLR thread

    Image processing differences are, in most instances, immaterial. Only where the photographer wants to perform major tonal adjustments (i,e., has left the field of photography in the true sense and is making a manipulated image instead) is it of any consequence. (Or, of course, in the case where...
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    dSLR thread

    It's not "of course" shooting raw. It is actually quite amazing how many photographers say this sort of thing without thinking about it. For some tasks, JPGs are clearly preferred. An example is sport on a deadline. And for nearly all tasks they have both advantages and disadvantages. In...
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    dSLR thread

    Meanwhile, back in the mundane world, the only thing I've bought recently is a Tamron 85/1.8 IS. At around $800 AU it's a mid-price lens, vastly cheaper than the Canon 85/1.4 IS and 85/1.2 and the Sigma 85/1.4 Art, quite a lot more than the ancient Canon and Nikon 85/1.8s. More importantly, it...
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    LED flashlights

    Not quite Newtun, but near enough.
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    LED flashlights

    mistake
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    Curved Ultrawide Monitors

    I don't still miss them. I have three, and use them often. I also have a superb (and mega-expensive) big Dell 16 x 10, which is the next best thing. Cold dead hands, Dave, cold dead hands.
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    New phone time: old-school

    A few months on and the report card is excellent. Battery life is as good or better than expected. It goes for about 9 days, but I usually charge it up once a week. When I travel and use it as a mobile hotspot, than can chew up the juice a bit, brings it back to less than a week. Battery...
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    Curved Ultrawide Monitors

    Why not just get one that is a more sensible shape?
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    Windows 10

    Microsoft goes out of its way to mess you up that way, Angelwings. There are three reliable ways to beat it: (1) Pay double the price for a professional version of Windows 10 (2) Stick with Windows 8, which is faster and (assuming you are not brain-dead and use Classic Shell) has a better user...
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