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Apr 9, 2019 17:21:14   #
Have you factored in the environmental cost of battery manufacturing in China?
Low Chinese labor cost and environment hazard are major factors in the cost of battery manufacturing.
China has some of the worst environmental protection practices in the world.
Just look at the excessive use of coal generated electricity in their country.
The air quality is sub-standard, and also the manufacturing environmental standards.
Free charging stations?? You pay for it! Where does that electricity come from?
It is a hugely subsidized industry as are the wind generators and solar systems.
The cost of automotive air pollution equipment and fuel is borne by the consumer, not subsidized!
Progress and innovation are good, that is how we improve products and services. But not at a government subsidized cost (tax).
Nothing is free from Washington DC.
Apr 5, 2019 01:30:04   #
Several years ago I used a slide holder/scanner device that screwed onto my digital camera lens.
I used daylight for the background light and got acceptable results. I am just an amateur so acceptable to me might not be up to your higher and more critical standards. Has anyone used this method?

Nikon has a model
see for more information
Apr 3, 2019 14:06:50   #
Apr 3, 2019 13:23:01   #
Most of the replies were helpful for a new person which is how we should address such questions. Only a few responses were smart-axs, which is an unfriendly way to act. Remember when you were the new person and seeking fundamental knowledge?
Mar 30, 2019 14:21:38   #
Great rock climbing area! as well as camping.
Mar 30, 2019 13:46:24   #
One of our caregivers is from the Philippines and recently went to Manila for a family visit, I asked her to visit my cousins grave at the Manila American Cemetery. She placed flowers on the grave and took pictures.
He died as a Japanese POW after being captured on Corregidor. There were no restrictions for photographing the gave site. I am fortunate to have the photo for family genealogy records.
Over 17,000 are buried in this American Cemetery in Manila, one of the largest.
The only thing America ever wanted from those liberated countries was hallowed ground to bury our Heroes.
Mar 30, 2019 13:27:30   #
My first 35mm camera was the Kodak Retina IIa which I bought in 1950 while a freshman in college. It cost $125 in 1950 money, a big investment for a struggling college freshman! It is still in working order and I just recently gave it to my youngest son. He has been a Nikon digital user.
My first digital camera was a Sony DSC 75 which served me well.
Today I use the Canon T6i Rebel
My Father had several Zeiss Ikon folding cameras, and a Graphflex with a Zeiss Tessar lens. His B&W photos were outstanding with very high IQ. He never had a light meter or rangefinder, but his self taught skill was extraordinary. I wish that my photo results were as good as his, and I am using supposedly superior technology.
Individual skill and knowledge of photography is more important than technology.
Mar 25, 2019 13:18:25   #
The large sloping topped peak to the far left of Mt Whitney is Mt Langley.
It is 14,026 feet high and a moderately strenuous trail to the top. You can begin the hike from Cottonwood Lakes trailhead by way of a good paved but winding road from Lone Pine. You cross Old Army Pass from the lakes, which are by the way home to the Golden Trout. Permits are required.
Great view of Whitney to the north of Langely.
Mar 23, 2019 13:55:29   #
Like other commercial products that require government involvement it requires cooperation and good relations between the company and government.
Both have weaknesses. The government being too bureaucratic with no personal liability when things go wrong, and business too focused on cost reduction for maximum profit.
I worked for the world's largest drilling rig manufacturer. Our product always had the industry highest safety factor, reliability and performance, along the highest market price. We were the leader in the field because of safety and performance. Reliability has an intrinsic value. We took no shortcuts when quality was concerned. Quality product, reliability and performance in the long run was was the winning feature for our customer--not the lowest price.
Complexity often is a problem.
We once interfaced with the Department of Energy concerning safety features of the drilling rig. The government expert was a fraud and dud, who had little to none experience in the industry. Those exposures make one very skeptical about " we are from the government and here to help you."
Boeing and the FAA together will find the safe solution.
Too much regulation, or too little oversight both have their downside.
An object flying at 40,000 feet at 500+ miles per hour has inherent risks. Overall the airline industry has a great track record. Trains wreck as well as cars and trucks.
Mar 23, 2019 13:28:28   #
Mar 21, 2019 12:33:31   #
When I download from my Memory card to the computer it does not show the most recent photos thus I assumed the card was full which is not the case. The card has 692 shots remaining.
Any thoughts on why my most recent shots do not show when downloading.
Mar 21, 2019 12:23:15   #
THANK you Jerry for the leads.
It really helped.
Mar 20, 2019 23:36:40   #
Thanks CHG
is that the total number of shots per card?
My card says 692
Where is the full indicator?
I took several recent pictures that show on the LCD screen but not available when I downloaded to my computer.
I must be missing something very basic.
Mar 20, 2019 22:51:00   #
I have a Canon T6i
How do you know when the memory card is full?
The original card was only 16 GB
Mar 20, 2019 18:06:45   #
Time to quit this banter
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