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Akira

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Re: October 2021
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2021, 11:05:14 »
Zfc, 16-50mm f/3,5-6,3 kitlens with plastic mount

Oh, Fons, you should just cherish the plastic fantastic mount!   ;D
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Re: October 2021
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2021, 15:43:19 »
I guess that when electric cars become driverless cars, then the 5G or 6G driverless car control networks could robotically alert pedestarians via their cell phones as to the presence of an electric car.  Punters could then program in whatever sounds they like rangeing from a Model T to the latest and greatest F1 race car!  But Electric cars are sure quiet - that is for sure!

Stay safe.

I don't really miss the sound of the combustion engine, but I fear that it would be difficult to notice a car approaching from behind or around the corner.
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Re: October 2021
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2021, 17:39:44 »
The "everyday machismo" in Paris...
As if in fifty years of biking I hadn't met ladies much more knowledgable in motorbike mechanics as most men ? A sort of counterpoint to Fons picture (congratulations for the Zfc :-) ) :-)

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Re: October 2021
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2021, 18:10:19 »
Oh, Fons, you should just cherish the plastic fantastic mount!   ;D

To keep it this small, light, and  retractable, nikon had to come with these somewhat strange apertures.

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Re: October 2021
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2021, 18:13:17 »
Oktober 4

Opel kadett 1985

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Re: October 2021
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2021, 18:17:12 »
Something very interesting should be going on down there...

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Reminds me of Charles Perrault's Mother goose tales.

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Re: October 2021
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2021, 19:37:38 »
The "everyday machismo" in Paris...
As if in fifty years of biking I hadn't met ladies much more knowledgable in motorbike mechanics as most men ? A sort of counterpoint to Fons picture (congratulations for the Zfc :-) ) :-)

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A sort of counterpoint to Fons picture

That's true Jacques ;)

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Re: October 2021
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2021, 19:44:51 »
Osmanthus in bloom for the second time this year.

I'm impressed Akira.
I buy tea that's scented with Osmanthus and it's astounding.
Do your flowers have much aroma too?

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Tamagawa river running between Tokyo and Kawasaki

Maybe I'm missing something - where's the river???!

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Re: October 2021
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2021, 20:56:07 »
I guess that when electric cars become driverless cars, then the 5G or 6G driverless car control networks could robotically alert pedestarians via their cell phones as to the presence of an electric car.  Punters could then program in whatever sounds they like rangeing from a Model T to the latest and greatest F1 race car!  But Electric cars are sure quiet - that is for sure!

Stay safe.

Hugh, thank you for the warning.  Technically yes, but that may not necessarily be comfortable for the pedestrians when the phone rings or vibrates every time a car approaches, especially in busy cities.

As for the sound of the engines, the sampling technology is mature enough to be implemented into the cars or bikes!
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Re: October 2021
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2021, 20:59:22 »
To keep it this small, light, and  retractable, nikon had to come with these somewhat strange apertures.

Fons, most of the lens mounts are designed to break more easily than the camera mount to protect the camera when the lens/camera combo is dropped.  That's why even the mounts of the more expensive lenses are made of brass whereas the mounts of the cameras are made of stainless steel.
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Re: October 2021
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2021, 21:04:47 »
I'm impressed Akira.
I buy tea that's scented with Osmanthus and it's astounding.
Do your flowers have much aroma too?

Maybe I'm missing something - where's the river???!

Colin, yes, the Osmanthus flowers in Japan also have so much aroma that you can notice their bloom even without seeing any!

The river runs under the bridge, but on the farther left of the left edge of the frame.  :D  What you see in the picture is the riverside.
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Re: October 2021
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2021, 22:28:13 »
Crescent moon at dawn.

SIGMA fo, Ai Micro Nikkor 55/3.5.  Stopped between f5.6 and 11, this venerable Micro performs admirably at distance.
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Re: October 2021
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2021, 23:01:49 »
I want you, beautiful, I love you blonde
(in red) give me your phone number
(in red) I want you
Blonde you have my heart in pieces.
I can't stop thinking about you.
also "a year without meat saves 3442 trees"


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Re: October 2021
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2021, 09:10:38 »
A sort of counterpoint to Fons picture

That's true Jacques ;)

Thanks Fons... :-)
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Re: October 2021
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2021, 10:09:55 »
I guess that when electric cars become driverless cars, then the 5G or 6G driverless car control networks could robotically alert pedestarians via their cell phones as to the presence of an electric car.  Punters could then program in whatever sounds they like rangeing from a Model T to the latest and greatest F1 race car!  But Electric cars are sure quiet - that is for sure!

Stay safe.

Even now, electric cars should have a beeper (like trucks when they enetr rear gear), when they approach a pedestrian. Not a loud one, better than honking and scaring the pedestrian. Not a huge investment for producers, most modern cars have a front radar anyway.

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