I saw a NEW Nikon A900 that will be out in July 1, 2016 it has:20MP 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS Sensor

NIKKOR f/3.4-6.9 ED Lens
24-840mm (35mm Equivalent)
35x Optical Zoom Lens, 70x Dynamic Zoom
3″ 921k-Dot Tilting LCD
UHD 4K Video Recording at 30 fps
Bluetooth (BLE), Wi-Fi, NFC Connectivity
ISO 3200, 7 fps Continuous Shooting
Mode Dial, Full Manual Exposure Control
Remote Control via Smartphone or Tablet
Nikon A900_

Nice. But it doesn’t seem to have a GPS, damn.

I did order the Manfrotto Digital Director for $299 from Amazon and will get it tomorrow it says.

36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor

No Optical Low Pass Filter

EXPEED 4 Image Processor

3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor

Full HD 1080p Video at 60/30/24 fps

Continuous Shooting to 5 fps in FX Mode

Expandable Sensitivity to ISO 51200

Multi-CAM 3500FX AF Sensor w/ 51 Points

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

External Mic and Headphone Inputs


Caliber: 5.56×45 / .223 (chamber is 5.56). Conversion kits available for 5.45×39 and 9×19

Barrel Length: Available in 16.5” and 18” versions

Rate of Twist: 1:7

Overall Length: 26 1/8” (16.5” bbl) or 27 5/8” (18” bbl)

Length of Pull: 15.75”

Weight: 7.9 lbs

Trigger Pull Weight: 11.5 lbs

Operation: long stroke gas piston, locking bolt (right or left ejection specific)

Capacity: Accepts AR-15 magazines

Finish: Polymer body available in Black or Flat Dark Earth. All metal parts treated for corrosion resistance

MSRP: $1,999 either color or barrel length. $2,599 in IDF version with Mepro-21 Reflex Sight affixed to barrel (note: this version does not have a full picatinny upper rail)

via Gun Review: IWI TAVOR SAR | The Truth About Guns.

Just Bought this, should be here possibly by the end of next week.

eXtreme Tactical 16” Fluted Stainless 300 AAC Blackout Upper COMPLETE WITH BCG & CH

This upper consists of 16” 300 AAC Blackout Stainless Heavy Barrel, Stainless Flash Hider, A3 flat top upper, Single top rail gas block, and Free Float Quad Rail.

  • 16″ 416 stainless steel hbar contour barrel. Hardened to 26-32 rc and stress relieved. Chambered in 300 blackout. 1-7 rh twist. Button rifled. .750 under gas block. Straight fluted. 5/8-24 threads with our stainless steel muzzle brake and crush washer. M4 feedramps
  • A3 flat top upper receiver – made from certified 7075-t6 aluminum forgings. Black hardcoat anodized and teflon coated to gov. specs. Proper white “t-marks” on rails. Forward assist and dust cover installed.
  • Single top rail gas block made from aircraft quality aluminum and black hardcoat anodized. Carbine length.

COMPLETE WITH BCG & Charging Handle 

BCG Specs: 

Bolt: 9310 steel, shot peened, black parkerized, mag particle inspected: S7 tool steel injection molded extractor, Gas key bolts: grade 8,  properly staked

Carrier: Full Auto Carrier, 8620 tool steel, chrome lined carrier and gas key with black phosphate  finish 

partly cloudysunnyWoke up @ 7, then I went back to sleep. Woke up a short time at 8 then finally got up at about 8:50 mostly just messed not he computer.

Sunny then partly cloudy the rest of the’d any.

I took some photos oft he squirrel skull that I bleached with peroxide overnight. Then watched some music videos and messed around in the yard trimming back the vins on th deck and the side of the house.

Went out to Hooters for a beer and some buffalo shrimp, got to see Beth and also Katrina who seemed to be working as a manager. She looked very respectable in her glasses. Bruceaxnd a large Ganga werreaxttxhe bar when I arrived, ted included. Then most except Bruce left. Met a nice couple from Wisconsin, big Green Bay fans watching the game. He wifi there is still f’ed up so I didn’t stay long.

Stopped in at the Old Towne Tavern and sat at the bar outside, sweet, very nice the clouds had come in and it was cool with a slight breeze. Had a couple Hopsicutioners end then a wild pie with shrimp, damn good. I forgot how good it was. Oh, the bartender at the patio was named Alicia, beautiful brown haired, eyed girl. They also had beer long back in June back on the patio, college. I think I did see a gal from tilted kilt, blonde tall a bit on the redneck side, possibly playing for the other team.

Got a few things from Home Depot to update the shower to add a handheld shower in addition to the overhead rain type shower head I have already. The main reason for this was to be able to make it easier to clean up the shower. Only problem is I wanted the main one to be on all the time and then the handheld one to be turned on as well to rinse off the sides. I had first installed it so the main unit was turning off and on and the handheld always on. I didn’t get it reconfigured correctly since I ran out of the Teflon tape using it to set everything up the first time.

Watched the season premier of the Walking Dead.

From Beer Street Journal–>

Tonight’s Season Four premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead featured a fight scene full of craft beer. SweetWater Brewing, Terrapin Beer Co and Jailhouse Brewing had cameos. You also see Decatur’s Ale Yeah! banner in a scene. (Slightly obscured by the Jailhouse sign.)

This hit show is filmed in and around Atlanta, Georgia. The Walking Dead’s set designers often reach out to local brewers asking for beer, signage and boxes to be used as props for filming.

The cat had gotten a hold of my squirrel skull and was obviously began batting it around, several pieces from the nose were on the floor and one tooth, I can’t find the other tooth and I’m a bit pissed at him. I have no idea where the damn thing is. I want to strangle Crash now, I really don’t want animals for exactly this reason, I want to be able to leave things and not have to worry about them getting broken or ruined.


The Star Trek Into Darkness actress strips down for her Allure photo shoot—and talks about her approach to sexuality and her thoughts on dating actors (one ex is Bradley Cooper). Check out these exclusive photos from her shoot with photographer Tom Munro at Milk Studios in New York City.

I love sciFi and I especially love Star Trek so when a gal who stars in a Star Trek movie is in sexy photos I’m all over it.

via Zoe Saldana: Her Allure Photo Shoot: Cover Shoot:

It’s from cannon but I’m sure it is relevant for Nikon or anyone else as well.

Topics covered in this series include:

  • Suggested camera equipment and accessories needed to shoot time lapse, including how to use the Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3.
  • How to optimize your EOS camera settings and features for capturing time lapse images.
  • Calculating minimum frames needed and accurate interval settings to ensure smooth movement for projects of any length.
  • Creative considerations for lensing, movement, and composition.
  • Understanding the benefit of shooting time lapse with RAW files, and processing your images with Digital Photo Professional for dynamic results.
  • How to manage time lapse workflow, and assemble and export your finished time lapse movie with Apple QuickTime Pro.

Canon DLC: Gallery: The Basics of Time Lapse Photography with Vincent Laforet.

The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) helps you plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It’s a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.

TPE is a universal app with optimized user interfaces for both iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch devices.

The desktop version is free, for both windows and Mac.

The Photographer's Ephemeris.