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Tamron Introduces Full Frame 70-210mm Tele Zoom

Along with announcing the development of a new standard zoom for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras, Tamron today has also introduced a new telephoto zoom for full-frame DSLRs, the Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034). Tamron states that this new zoom, which features a fast constant maximum aperture of …

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Tamron Developing Fast Standard Zoom For Sony

Expanding its lens lineup for mirrorless cameras, Tamron today announced the development of the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD (Model A036) for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. When released, it will be the third lens in the Di III series for mirrorless, joining the 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III (Model C001) for …

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The Inconveniently Unpleasant Importance of Being Able to Feel Pain

Life Noggin narrator Pat Graziosi aka Blocko humorously explains that while pain is usually inconvenient and unpleasant, it is of vital importance in understanding what’s going on in terms of health and/or danger. Blocko also warns that not being able to feel pain can be dangerous as well, whether it’s …

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Why a Party Doesn’t Always Meet the Social Expectations of Truly Extroverted People

In a fascinating animation, the ever-insightful School of Life explains why people who consider themselves truly sociable quite often don’t enjoy the impersonal nature of parties. Issues such as loud music, alcohol and not necessarily knowing everyone in the room can leave a great deal wanting in term of social …

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An Adorable St. Bernard Puppy Tries to Make Friends With the Resident Goats at the Sunflower Creamery

In June 2017, the proprietors of the Sunflower Farm Creamery in Cumberland, Maine brought home an adorable Saint Bernard puppy named Frances, who trotted around the yard and into barn to really try to win over the hearts of the resident goats of the farm. Being that Frances is deaf, …

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A Functioning LEGO Harvesting Machine

The Brick Wall built a functioning harvesting machine out of LEGO Technic pieces and a CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC tractor. They were able to control the machine from their tablet using SBrick Plus. My Mom asked me to pick up vegetables and fruits in the backyard. I think Lego …

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Software Engineer Gives Run-Through of a Complex Custom Puzzle Box That He Built For His Dad

Amazon software development engineer Ryan Calme built an incredibly complex custom puzzle box for his father and posted a video run-through of how its numerous layers of mechanisms work. All of Calme’s design files, software, and documentation are available to download from GitHub. via reddit Custom Built LEGO Axle Sorter …

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Cold Weather Photo Tips

Iceberg within iceberg on the west coast of Greenland. It’s only September, but the wind chill hits -30 degrees Celcius on the Greenland ice cap for the third day in a row. Lying in the warmth of my sleeping bag, I can see the fog of my breath illuminated by …

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Photographic Portals Assignment Winner Bob Faucher

Photo By Bob Faucher Congratulations to Bob Faucher for winning the recent Photographic Portals Assignment with the image, “Broken Arch View.” “Broken Arch in Arches National Park isn’t really broken,” explains Faucher. “However, it does have a large crack that’s best seen from the backside of the Arch. The approach …

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Photo Of The Day By Michael McDermott

Photo By Michael McDermott Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Giraffe on the Run” by Michael McDermott. Location: Mara Triangle, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. …

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