Tamron 11 18 Review Tamron’s First Ever Wide Angle Lens

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Tamron 11-18 Review – Tamron’s First Ever Wide Angle Lens

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Luke Darma

In this article, I will be sharing my Tamron 11-18 review. I was excited to test the first ever wide angle Tamron lens made for a cropped sensor DSLR.

I used a borrowed Canon mount to test this lens. This Tamron 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 lens is Tamron’s first try in making an ultra wide angle lens, so you really can’t expect everything to be perfect.

First of all, the 11-18mm zoom ring might be too limiting for some people. However, remember that creating an ultra wide angle lens is not an easy feat, especially for a cropped sensor DSLR camera.

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One of the reasons that I can think of on why Tamron limits the amount of zoom range is that they are trying to maintain the optical sharpness on this lens.

In addition, they might also be trying to keep the chromatic aberration, distortion and vignetting control high as well.

In terms of optical performance, there is plenty of vignetting, chromatic aberration, and distortion. They are all visible at any focal length at any aperture. Moreover, it is priced on the higher side.

Certainly not all photographers would be able to afford this lens at this price. Maybe in the future, Tamron can release the upgrade of this lens and market it as a budget super wide angle lens instead.

The build quality is pretty good, the mechanical parts such as the zoom ring and focusing ring are smooth. This certainly helps for landscape shooters who take their equipment to extreme degrees.

That being said, I would not recommend any photographers to bring this lens to below zero temperature as I do not believe this lens will survive such condition.

I am a photographer who believes that optical performance is of the utmost importance in a lens. Given that this is Tamron’s first try in making an ultra wide angle lens, I certainly believe they can learn several lessons with this first release.

I hope that on their next lens release, Tamron will improve on their optical characteristic while maintaining the good and solid build quality from this lens. In addition, they might also add the zoom range.

Many lens manufacturers have produced lens in the same league with longer zoom range.

Given the amount of competition for an ultra wide angle lens out there and Tamron’s resilience on delivering a solid product, I believe Tamron can outperform their competitors in the near future.

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Explosion at University of Missouri-Columbia leaves four injured

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

An explosion at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) on Monday afternoon left four people injured, authorities say.

The explosion occurred in a science laboratory in Schweitzer Hall around 2:20 p.m. CDT (1920 UTC) Monday. The source of the explosion was first thought to have been a 2,000-pound (907.2-kilogramme) hydrogen tank, but fire officials later said that this was not the case. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation by the Columbia Fire Department.

The Columbia Fire Department arrived at Schweitzer Hall after a report of a structure fire, but found that most of the fire had already been extinguished by the building’s fire sprinkler system. The remaining flames were put out by firefighters, one of whom said it looked as if “a bomb went off in the lab”.

Of the four hurt in the blast, one was a research scientist, one a graduate student, and the other two postdoctoral fellows. Three were treated for mild injuries and released from University Hospital, while the fourth was in good condition after being taken to the hospital’s burn unit for life-threatening injuries. A school spokesperson said that the university was not allowed to release the names of the victims.

Authorities initially believed that a large container of hydrogen gas had exploded, but investigators later said that the tank was intact. Fire officials also retracted an earlier statement that said the incident had been a result of human error. In a Monday night news release, the fire department said that lab workers had turned on the hydrogen but did not recognize warning signs indicating a dangerously high level of hydrogen gas in the lab, so they left the gas supply running. The report said the explosion occurred after the gas reached a source of ignition. However, the department said Tuesday that the investigation into the explosion is still ongoing and that they were not certain human error was the cause.

The investigation should determine the cost of repairs for the building, as well as whether the school should implement new procedures to avoid similar incidents in the future. The lab where the explosion took place will be totally rebuilt.

Schweitzer Hall houses Mizzou’s biochemistry department, which is part of the medical and agricultural programs. The building’s single classroom is located in the basement and was not in use at the time. The explosion happened on a third-story lab assigned to Judy Wall, a university professor, who was in her office across from the lab during the incident and referred inquiries to the news bureau. Other labs in the building were not disturbed, and Schweitzer Hall was established to be structurally sound, although nearly twenty windows had been shattered from the blast. The building reopened Tuesday for researchers to continue working.

Australian treasurer declares that he is “a lot of fun”

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Australian Treasurer Peter Costello said today that he was “a lot of fun” while he was outlining his plans for Australia as a possible future Prime Minister.

During an interview with ABC Radio, Mr Costello was asked to say something about himself that the public didn’t know. Mr Costello’s replied “That I’m a lot of fun – a lot of fun and good company.”

Costello, who is considered current Australian Prime Minister John Howard’s likely successor when he retires, said he was not expecting an easy rise to the Prime Ministership, admitting that the forthcoming federal election would be difficult.

The treasurer said “If you read polls, then (Kevin) Rudd is in front and he’s already carrying on as if he’s got the election in the bag,”

“I would say an election is not over until all of the votes have been counted on the polling day, and I think it will be a hard-fought election.”

Mr Costello also outlined his vision for Australia should he become Prime Minister in the future centering his platform upon education and water.

“I think we need first, a first-class technical school system in this country, training people for trades,” Mr Costello said.

“I think we need improved standards of literacy in our primary and secondary schools and I think we need better facilities at the tertiary level.”

The treasurer admitted that education was one of his key priorities as he had been a university tutor and had a father who was a teacher. Speaking of his father, Costello said “I watched him influence generations of students,”

“I know the difference that a good school teacher makes in a person’s life and I believe in the importance of education.”

Mr Costello also said that Australia would need to carefully manage its water resources for the future.

“We have to manage our water better, we have to invest in water better, we have to harness water better, we have to price water better,” he said.

“I think we really do have a water crisis in this country and it’s something that we’re going to have to deal with in order to keep our country growing and our lifestyle up in the decades which lie ahead.” Mr Costello criticised state governments for failing to invest in water infrastructure and predicted desalination plants would have a major role to play in securing the nation’s water supply.

“There has not been enough investment in dams, there has not been enough investment in pipes, in irrigation canals and I think we’re going to have to look very, very carefully at desalination plants for our major capital cities,” said the Australian Treasurer.

Snowy Hydro Scheme to go public

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

The New South Wales (NSW) government says small investors will have the first opportunity to buy shares in one of Australia’s most unique public assets – the Snowy Hydro Scheme, the sale of which begins officially on Monday, May 22. NSW Finance Minister John Della Bosca denied the sale was incongruent with Labor’s stance on privatisation, or that it was a pre-election strategy.

The New South Wales, Victorian and federal government jointly owns the hydroelectric scheme and have decided to sell their shares by floating the company on the Australian Stock Exchange.

NSW taxpayers hold 58 per cent of the shares in the scheme and the State government stands to make between $1.5 billion and $2 billion from the sale. Selling the Snowy Hydro scheme could raise up to $3 billion for the Victorian, NSW and federal governments.

Mr Della Bosca told the ABC: “We’ve looked at all sorts of arrangements to raise more capital.” He said the sale would secure the future of Snowy Hydro. “Snowy is at a point where it’s not responsible for it to go further into debt and the best thing for it, to be able to do, is raise capital on the stock exchange.” The Minister denied the privatisation was a “grab for cash”.

Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan is demanding a constitutional referendum to hand control of all rivers to the Commonwealth. He claims the Snowy Hydro sale would damage regional Australia and is being forced by state governments, to prop up their budgets. “I’ve expressed my extreme distress and disappointment both to the federal and state governments in no uncertain manner,” he said. “I think it’s a national disgrace and I think we will live to regret it in the future.

Senator Heffernan says he has had trouble trying to raise the issue with his colleague, the Finance Minister Nick Minchin. “There’s been no discussions,” he said.

NSW irrigators have withdrawn support for the sale after the NSW, Victorian and federal governments agreed to a 10 per cent limit on the number of shares an individual can buy.

Greens MP Slyvia Hale says she believes the Government will attempt to limit the release of documents relating to the sale when Parliament resumes next week. “As with everything connected with the sale things have been kept very quiet and the Government will continue, I believe, to try and ensure that critical information is withheld from the public,” she said.

She says the sale should be suspended while an inquiry takes place.

Advanced Xml Converter Lets You Convert Xml Files Without Losing Important Data

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Advanced XML Converter Lets You Convert XML Files without Losing Important Data

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Advanced XML Converter is an extremely useful tool for anyone who works with XML files on a regular basis. It helps to overcome a wide variety of compatibility problems and it is also ideal for making the data contained within an XML file more user-friendly and presentable in various different ways. Advanced XML Converter supports various formats, more than most similar conversion utilities provide support for. What\’s more is that no important information is lost during the conversion thanks to the particularly intelligent conversion algorithm that the software uses. The software supports various document formats for output including CSV, XLS and HTML among others. It also supports database formats for output such as DBF and SQL. Converting files is an extremely quick and easy process and the interface is entirely self-explanatory. The program guides you through the three-step process of converting a file using clear instructions and configuration settings along the way.

The XML conversion tool employs a unique smart algorithm which is what sets it apart from the competition. It is particularly efficient, enabling the program to convert files almost instantaneously. In spite of its lightning-fast speed and efficiency, Advanced XML Converter does not comprise on the quality of the results. Using the program is simple thanks to the fact that there are no unnecessary features or confusing interface characteristics. To start with, you need to choose the source file, the one you want to convert, wait a few seconds for Advanced XML Converter to parse it and present the data in the program window and then specify the conversion settings and output file type. You can then leave Advanced XML Converter to do the hard work for you. There are no restrictions regarding the size of the source file and even the very largest of XML files will be converted in minimal time.

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While there are many applications available on the market which you can use for converting XML files, there are few which provide the wide range of useful features that Advanced XML Converter does. One of the most unique characteristics of Advanced XML Converter is the complete lack of any limitations regarding source file size. The largest files can be converted without any problem at all using this solution. Of course, they will take longer, but the conversion will work just as reliably and accurately as with smaller files without any system hangs or other problems commonly faced with other XML conversion utilities. There is also a batch conversion utility which saves time by allowing you to specify multiple files (as many as you like) to convert. All you need to do then is configure the output settings and then leave Advanced XML Converter to do the hard work for you, without any further interaction required.

Advanced XML Converter offers a user-friendly interface which is both intuitive and versatile. No specific knowledge or experience is required and the program is designed to save you time and get you started with your XML conversion needs straight out of the box. Learn more at http://www.xml-converter.com.

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Runaway EMU train collides with freight train in India

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Friday, May 1, 2009

At approximately 06:00 a.m. (00:30 GMT) Wednesday, between four and seven people were killed when an Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) passenger train crashed into a stationary freight train at Vyasarpadi Jeeva station, in Chennai, India. Between eleven and twenty persons were injured, and rushed to General Hospital in Chennai.

Officials are unsure of the number of persons aboard the passenger train, which was operated by an unknown person. “It is not clear who operated (it),” said S. Jayanth, acting general manager of Southern Railway. The operator of the EMU train was not in the train when it left 15 minutes to half an hour before the scheduled departure time. It is said some passengers did board the passenger train.

The EMU train ignored all signals, and drove about 7 kilometers (4 mi) at high speed, jumping tracks, before colliding with the goods train.

The driver of the goods train, Arumugam, has been confirmed as one of those who has died. The goods train was traveling between Arakkonam to Chennai. The motorman, guard and assistant jumped from the goods train sustaining fractures.

“We heard a loud noise and saw several compartments in flames. The smell emanating from bodies from the mangled coaches was nauseating,” said M.N. Selvi, a nearby resident.

The platforms at the Vyasarpadi Jeeva station were destroyed, and electrical cables were torn down. The EMU train caught fire in the collision destroying two compartments completely. The other compartments were thrown from the tracks. The freight train was loaded with oil tanks, however reports indicate that only the EMU train was set ablaze.

All train services were canceled for a time on one of the busiest rail lines of India. “Train services are disrupted due to the mishap but we hope to restore the services in two to three hours time,” an Indian Railways spokesperson.

Railways Minister Lalu Prasad announced that an inquiry will be held.

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Experience Dubais Lavish Night Life Visit This Middle East Wonder In Desert

Filed Under (Legal) by j87wDX on 21-09-2016

By Raul Crasmin

Taking a trip to Dubai is definitely an incredible experience for life time; however, since its an Islamic nation you might be worried about its nightlife. Well, you need not worry because Dubai night life provides a great deal of diversity and means to have enjoyment, together with an extensive range of bars, Dubai nightclubs in addition to several hotels with a lot of services. Lets have a look at what you can look forward to the nights you spend in this marvelous city. Go through to learn more about the lavish night life that Dubai throws at its visitors night after night.

Although, traditionally an Islamic city and one of the seven emirates of the greater United Arab Emirates, the Dubai you come across at nighttime is completely different from the bright and peaceful city all through the daytime. Its similar to a split personality and it gets a new character getting a transformed life every night. As well in those holy Ramadan days you’ll come across several interesting things to accomplish all through the late afternoon, since this is a city geared up to receive travelers from all over the globe. Travelers to Dubai are all the time welcomed to have enjoyment all through the hours of darkness.

At the moment let’s talk about the few curbs you should remember. Since its an Islamic state you should be aware of that Dubai has very harsh alcohol laws, the Dubai jurisdiction doesn’t permit serving alcoholic drinks in the regular city restaurants. You can just be able to have alcoholic drinks in your hotel’s bar. Also, drinking Alcohol in open is absolutely prohibited therefore you should stay away from this or else you will land up in a jail. In addition Dubai has awfully stringent anti-drug laws thus it is usually considered against the law in the Dubai. Drinking age is 21 years, and all clubs have to put up the shutters by 3 a.m. If you are keen on entering a Dubai nightclub, you must remember that the minimum age for you to enter is 25 years.

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There are a number of places in Dubai famous for their nightlife these include the Irish village, the Bridges Bar, Hard Rock Caf, the Kasbaa Nightclub. In addition if you can enter and afford, the Boudoir, located at Jumeirah Road, which is famous for several celebrities and models from across the world visiting Dubai all the time come over to this prominent nightclub in the city.

Dubai has several options when it comes to nightclubs, and if you love going to nightclubs you are able to gain entry to any nightclub, notwithstanding their “members only” placards. These clubs, charge plenty of cash for the entry, restraining the number of people that can get entry in it. Dubai is a stunning place to visit; it is incredibly multi-ethnic and sophisticated much more than you would imagine for an Islamic state, it is relatively peaceful as well. So dont be timid about you wont be able to enjoy your nightlife, Dubai has some of the best nightclubs in this part of the world.

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