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    Ballwin, MO
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    cooking, photography, scrabble, crossword puzzles, dogs
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    Royal Caribbean
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  1. Thanks to both of you for your responses . . . Very helpful information.
  2. I have three Sony cameras, all of which use the same Lithium battery, NP-FW50. I also have several chargers, so the batteries are being charged when they are not in the cameras. My question is this: sometimes I go for several weeks to a month without taking photos, particularly during long periods of inclement weather. During these periods of time, should I leave the batteries in the cameras, or remove them? I know that alkaline batteries should be removed during periods of inactivity, since they can corrode the terminals in the camera, but I am not sure about leaving Lithium batteries in
  3. You might want to check out the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD External Hard Drive. Compact, inexpensive, and excellent reviews . . . https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Sandisk%20Extreme%20Portable%20Ssd&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&ap=Y&gclid=Cj0KCQiAhs79BRD0ARIsAC6XpaW7XnD0PiOJCa6PGtIFI3LnAw577T4Z3uvzKHhYMC3VzNxxpirTnQ4aAjCaEALw_wcB
  4. Dave -- You had me scared for a minute, as I thought you were no longer going to be posting on this Discussion Board! My wife and I sailed many times on the Viking Serenade out of Los Angeles, and enjoyed Ports of Call such as Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas. Unfortunately, Royal Caribbean decided to exit that market several years ago, apparently due to drug cartel violence in Mexico. Anyway, I'm glad you're still posting . . .
  5. https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/yes-sony-registered-a-new-high-end-e-mount-camera-in-asia/
  6. Pretty good buzz growing about this lens, especially at a price point of $1,200 . . . https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/tamron/70-180mm-f2.8-di-iii-vxd/review/
  7. I shoot lots of landscapes and scenic shots, including an affinity for panorama images. I also do street photography, or what I call "walking around" photos. I have several digital imaging software programs so I can experiment with different effects. I'm by no means a professional, although I consider myself a serious enthusiast. Since I'm semi-retired, I have more time and resources to indulge my hobby . . .
  8. After years of trying to assemble a variety of cameras to meet my preferences and needs, I've finally settled on a trio of cameras for my arsenal. As a former Minolta shooter, I've been all in on Sony for several years. I finally completed my equipment (at least for now), which consists of a Sony RX10 Mark II with a one-inch sensor; Sony a6300, with an APS-C sensor and 18-135 mm Sony lens: and my recently acquired Sony A7RII full-frame with a 28-70 mm Sony OSS lens, thanks to an incredible sale at BH Photo . . . Together, I think these will meet my needs for any type of photo opportunity I m
  9. Justin and Dave -- Thanks for your thorough and informative comments. Both of your discussions provide context and perspective, which is clearly lacking in the Sony article.
  10. Interesting opinion column about Sony Corp. Your thoughts? https://www.thephoblographer.com/2020/02/26/mirrorless-cameras-are-not-the-heart-and-soul-of-sony-the-ps5-tvs-are/
  11. Has anyone tried the Picfair.com photo hosting site? I checked it out and it looks pretty interesting.
  12. I think it depends on the ship and the itinerary. I was on the Brilliance last year on a 5-night cruise out of Tampa, and was told there was no lobster in the MDR on 5-night cruises.
  13. Has anyone heard about this? Any thoughts? https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/sirui-set-to-sell-85mm-f14-to-sony-users
  14. https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/not-one-but-two-new-sony-aps-c-cameras-to-launch-next-week
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