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Re: The real reason we use mirroless cameras

If you follow all the advice on eating and drinking you may or may not live longer, but it will definitely seem like it. The Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old, so what difference does it make if we live until we're 60, 70, 80 or 90?

I'm here for a good time, not a long time!

BTW if using lightweight mirrorless cameras automatically results in increased alcohol consumption, it's no wonder they had to develop 5 axis image stabilization.
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Re: The real reason we use mirroless cameras

The trouble with most such advice is that it's often contradicted some time later. Saturated fat is no longer supposed to be bad for you for example. The new alcohol guidelines are apparently based on a "1% chance" of contracting certain types of cancer, a risk I'm prepared to take so I can enjoy a tipple. I follow the French guidelines on Alcohol. They don't have any .

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Re: The real reason we use mirroless cameras

Maybe this is a better comparison... although 2,500 is a lot of money.

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Re: The real reason we use mirroless cameras

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I have been wasting my time then. I always ensure triple distilled to ensure purity. I took this from the advice on Smirnoff vodka bottles.

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Maybe this is a better comparison... although 2,500 is a lot of money.

I though my Tamron SP300 2.8 at 2.5kg was difficult enough to lift. The first two are nearly 4kg.

Will "2,500" pay for a hernia operation?

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According to the Chief Medical Officer, and I quote, "there's an increased risk of dying within your lifetime" if you drink alcohol. I actually heard her utter those very words!
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I though my Tamron SP300 2.8 at 2.5kg was difficult enough to lift. The first two are nearly 4kg.

Will "2,500" pay for a hernia operation?

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Wow, what are you guys photographing with those long, long lenses - distant quasars!! Long for me is 50mm equivalent!
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Reminds me of a Motorhead album where they thanked Smirnoff and Carlsberg for their contribution to the album.
Hmmm. So who did Lennon and McCartney thank for their contribution to Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds?
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Hmmm. So who did Lennon and McCartney thank for their contribution to Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds?
Officially - the song was inspired by a drawing that John's son Julian did at school of his friend Lucy, with some stars. When John asked him what it was about Julian said, "It's Lucy in the sky with diamonds." It therefore appears to be just coincidence that the main words of the title have the initials LSD. However, McCartney later contradicted this by claiming it was about drugs. It appears to be one of those enigmas to which we can never be sure of the truth.

What is beyond doubt is that "Hey Jude" was written by Paul to comfort Julian Lennon during his parents' divorce.
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Never had any decent beer from a can. The extra weight of a bottle can be well worth it!
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Re: The real reason we use mirroless cameras

I must be dead! or at least embalmed! I have been drinking for 65 years. They told me it would stunt my growth-Gosh-its a good job though, I am 6ft now How tall would I have been if I hadn't been a drinker! Have to go now though, my mate just rung for me to go to a wine tasting
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I must be dead! or at least embalmed! I have been drinking for 65 years. They told me it would stunt my growth-Gosh-its a good job though, I am 6ft now How tall would I have been if I hadn't been a drinker! Have to go now though, my mate just rung for me to go to a wine tasting
They say that a little bit of what you fancy does you good, so what harm can there be in having a glass of wine or beer? Mind you, a little bit of Nicole Kidman could make me feel like a new man - which is funny because my wife often says she feels like a new man......
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BTW if using lightweight mirrorless cameras automatically results in increased alcohol consumption, it's no wonder they had to develop 5 axis image stabilization.
Sadly, only for the camera!

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Never had any decent beer from a can. The extra weight of a bottle can be well worth it!
Have you tried recently? I am a real ale enthusiast and have recently moved to more cans that bottles. Frankly, I can't tell the difference any more than I can between a straight glass and a "jug"

Try those with lots of flavour, such as Ghost Ship, Directors, Ruddle's County or Old Speckled Hen.

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Have you tried recently? I am a real ale enthusiast and have recently moved to more cans that bottles. Frankly, I can't tell the difference any more than I can between a straight glass and a "jug"

Try those with lots of flavour, such as Ghost Ship, Directors, Ruddle's County or Old Speckled Hen.

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All cans (whether for beverages or food) are coated with special lacquers which are applied to the bare metal sheet before extrusion. These lacquers are extremely thin (only a few microns thick) but are essential to prevent corrosion of the container which is a real problem with some soft drinks containing phosphoric acid. (That is why Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, et al had to retain glass bottles for so long.)

The formulation of these coatings is a very exacting science which has been going on for well over fifty years, so I would be very surprised if the coating spoilt the taste of beer in any way. I would be more concerned about plastic bottles which tend to leach plasticisers (usually phthalates).

Having said that I do prefer the look of a glass bottle.
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