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Sigma SD-10 Digital SLR Camera With 18-50MM DC Kit

first_imgFoveon X3(R) direct image sensor in the Sigma SD10 digital SLR can capture all RGB colors at each and every pixel. The revolutionary design of Foveon X3(R) direct image sensor features three layers of pixel sensors Using three silicon-embedded layers of pixel sensors, stacked to take advantage of silicon’s ability to absorb red, green, and blue light at different respective depths, the Foveon X3(R) direct image sensor can thereby directly capture full color and detail at each and every pixel location, without interpolation.With the RAW data recording system of the SIGMA SD10, it is possible to obtain high picture definition and compact file size. The lossless compression system of RAW data, eliminates image deterioration, provides superior pictures, without sacrificing original image quality and retains full image capture details.Depending on the intention of the photographer, the SIGMA SD10 allows photographers to select the resolution of RAW data images in one of three resolutions. HI mode (2268x1512x3 layers) delivers highest resolution image performance. MED mode (1512x1008x3 layers) has high definition and recording capacity. LOW mode (1134x756x3 layers) for capturing the most images per given memory capacity.The SD10 comes with SIGMA Photo Pro 2.0 software for modifying recorded RAW data image files. It is easy to make adjustments (white balance, exposure, color balance, and contrast for example) in three modes. The X3F mode stores the original settings of the image at point of capture. In the auto adjustment mode the software analyzes and automatically makes adjustments of RAW data. The custom -mode allows the photographer to make individual adjustments to exposure, contrast, shadow, highlight, sharpness, and saturation. The latest addition to Sigma Photo Pro 2.0 software is X3 Fill Light. This easy to use facility corrects tones on images of high contrast exposure or backlit pictures.In Default or normal mode the ISO sensitivity of SD10 can be set to 100, 200, 400 and 800. If Extended Mode is selected, it is possible to use ISO 1600 sensitivity. In any ISO sensitivity setting, it is possible to select a high shutter speed from 1/6000 sec. to a slow shutter speed of 30secs.SIGMA SD10 is equipped with a “sport finder” which offers a view that extends outside of the frame. The area that is out of the image sensor coverage range is marked by transparent light gray, to distinguish it from the active picture taking area.The Sigma SD10 records on reliable, high capacity Type I and Type II CF (CompactFlash) cards or a Microdrive to hold larger volumes of data.The SIGMA SD10 is equipped with a large 1.8″ appr.130,000 dot low temperature polysilicon TFT-LCD mo nitor with white LED on the back panel, which displays images, menus and histogram. The coverage area of the LCD monitor is 100%, of that seen from the viewfinder .last_img read more

How to win with women small business owners

first_imgCredit unions have an immediate advantage with women small business owners.   All the same reasons why women use credit unions for their personal accounts apply to their business accounts as well – low fees and rates, more personalized service, a community focus, and in some cases, local loan approval.Here’s more good news. A Mastercard study found that 80% of women prefer to have most or all of their accounts at one bank. So if she has her personal accounts with you, there is a high likelihood she would like to have her business accounts with you as well.What are the differences between men and women business owners?There are far more similarities than differences in male and female business owners. But there are some differences, in general, in how they grow their businesses.One of the top differences is how men and women think about financing.    Men tend to look at financing as a necessary investment.  Women can look at financing as an unnecessary expense, especially early on. Men are focused on growing their business as quickly as possible.  Women often focus on growing their business more organically, focusing on getting it right over growing it too fast. This may be a result of traditional differences in how men and women approach financial risk.More differences surfaced when Bank of the West conducted an online survey in 2014.  The survey found that women did more due diligence, asked for more professional advice and were more prepared than male business owners. Yet male business owners were better funded.Business credit opportunitiesAll of this spells a big opportunity for credit unions to talk to women business owners about credit, whether it’s opening up a business credit card account, or applying for a loan.Women are starting businesses at a record pace. They are doing their due diligence. And yet there is still a concern that they will not qualify for credit.   So be their trusted resource.Talk to business owners about their different credit options. Discuss when it’s best to use a business credit card, a loan, or a line of credit. Also talk about setting up a business loan vs. dipping into personal savings or their home equity.Ask women business owners, “If money was no object, what changes would you make in your business?” Help her map out which changes would help her business grow faster and how your services can facilitate those changes.Share stories of business owners in similar situations and how you helped them.Help her separate business and personal. Some people build businesses “on the side” while they are still working at their day job. If she (or he) is running that business through their personal account, show them the benefits of creating a separate business account (preparing taxes, tracking expenses, etc.)Ask your female members if they are running or helping to run a business.   Reach out to local women business groups. Ask them what questions they have about the right and wrong time to reach out for credit.   Then be their trusted resource, providing answers and helping them grow their businesses. That’s something every business owner is interested in. 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Holly Buchanan Holly Buchanan is the author of Selling Financial Services to Women – What Men Need to Know and Even Women Will Be Surprised to Learn. She is the co-author of The … Web: www.SellingFinancialServicesToWomen.com Detailslast_img read more

Foster is first in Sunset Speedway Park opener

first_imgBubba Foster was the opening night IMCA Modified feature winner at Sunset Speedway Park. (Photo Courtesy of Nikki Gamell)By Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. (May 6) – After the entire month of April was cancelled due to constant rain show­ers Sunset Speedway Park finally was able to record the first race of 2017 on Saturday.Bubba Foster opened up his winning account in his first SSP appearance of the campaign in the Budweiser IMCA Modified ranks.Shane Mills was the runner-up while Todd Newton, Kristi Somers and Craig Cassell completed the top five.last_img read more

Luke Walton says these Lakers can compete for a title

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years SPURS HAPPY WITH USC PRODUCT METUHeaded into Wednesday night, Chimezie Metu had only logged 85 minutes of official game time. But the Spurs have seen how much time the former USC standout has been willing to commit first-hand.As Metu worked with resistance bands down the hallway, Popovich lauded his work ethic.“This is a good example. This is what he does,” he said. “He’s working like crazy. Before games, after games. He’s the first guy off the bench if we do something good in a game. Great teammate.”After three years as a springy standout forward for the Trojans, Metu was the 49th overall pick in the draft this summer. While it’s a steep upward climb for second-round picks to make it in the league. Popovich said Metu has gotten off to the right start.“Working on his game all the time, whether on this type of thing, or development-type things,” he said. “But always there first and last every practice.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“This group, if we continue to grow together and go through what teams go through,” he said, “and our young players continue to get better at the rate they have in their short NBA careers, absolutely.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Walton has been bullish about his young core, generally agreed upon as Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart. After James, they’re the next four leaders in minutes played for the Lakers this season, and they’re four of the team’s top six scorers.As the Lakers look to get back to championship-level play, all four have frequently been mentioned as potential trade chips in landing more established players. Walton said he’s “a big fan” of all of his current players, and tries to coach as if the roster he has now will be the roster for the conceivable future. Even though media coverage can sometimes be distracting to that end, he hopes they do, too.“Do they read? I’m sure they do. Since we’ve been here every single year, there’s articles and media talking about who’s going to be traded, who’s not going to be traded,” Walton said. “Sadly, they’re probably used to it already even though a couple of them have only been at it for a year or two. But that’s the world we live in and it’s something we talk about. We have to believe in each other and trust each other and not let outside influences get in the way of what we want to do.”Related Articles Walton also talked at Lakers shootaround about a Bleacher Report story that quoted several NBA stars, including Kevin Durant, who publicly questioned why another established star would want to play with James. The reasons given: James is ball-dominant, and his teammates are subject to more criticism by fans and media than average players. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers But citing James’ track record, which includes three championships across eight consecutive visits to the NBA Finals, Walton flipped the question around.“What I’ve known about being around him for these few months is he’s an incredible teammate,” Walton said. “He’s very unselfish. He’s won multiple championships with other superstars. … Again, I haven’t read the article so I can’t comment on that, but what you’re asking me. To me, the question is, why would you not want to play with LeBron? He’s a winner and he’s an incredible player and he’s unselfish.”Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who had the task of coaching against James on Wednesday night also chimed in – in his own way.“The only thing I would say is LeBron seems to have a positive influence,” he said curtly, “whatever team he plays on.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed EL SEGUNDO — Even as the Lakers have started out the season with a 14-9 record led by the most famous basketball player in the world, the conversation always seems to shift forward.Who is coming next summer?It’s a question the Lakers front office has entertained as well, by clearing cap space for another max contract salary alongside LeBron James and talking (and sometimes drawing fines) about pursuing such a star.While eyes have increasingly shifted to the summer of 2019 and what it could bring, Coach Luke Walton thinks the elements of a championship team are already in the locker room. When asked Wednesday morning if his current roster has the potential to someday win a championship, Walton didn’t pause before saying “absolutely.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions last_img read more

4th District candidates talk about push to normalcy after COVID-19 pandemic (VIDEO)

first_imgMASON CITY — Congressman Steve King and his four challengers in the Republican primary for Iowa’s 4th district congressional seat talked about trying to move the country forward from the COVID-19 pandemic during a debate on Thursday night heard on AM-1300 KGLO.King says President Trump was put in a bad situation in responding to the pandemic.  “I do think we’ve gone a little overboard with that. I think we’ve gone past the point of diminishing returns and it’s time to get this country back to work.”King says the United States needs to hold China and the World Health Organization accountable with a comprehensive review of the origins of coronavirus while gathering testing data in an attempt to reopen the economy.  “We need to do more, and one of those things is to gather all the demographic data for everyone who has tested positive so that  we can identify you were pre-existing condition the outcomes for each of them so we can go on a database with the query and identify what are risks are to give ourselves the courage to go out into the public again and get this nation rolling again economically.”State senator Randy Feenstra of Hull praised the job done by President Trump and Governor Reynolds.  “It’s such a difficult situation that we’re living through right now, but we have to continue to get on with life. We have to continue to have an economy. We have to continue to have life. It’s our responsibility that we have to make sure we watch for those who are vulnerable and help those out. We have to help our neighbors.”Feenstra says he doesn’t want healthcare workers to rely on foreign-made personal protective equipment.  “I think we have to buy America and build America. PPE should be made in America. We have to embrace America because this is a great place.”Steve Reeder, a commercial real estate broker from Arnolds Park, says Trump and Reynolds were put between a rock and a hard place, but the COVID-19 curve is flattening and the hospitals aren’t overwhelmed with coronavirus cases. “We know that this virus is more contagious than the flu, but it’s not harming that many more people right now. We just have to protect our elderly and those who have a compromised immune system. It’s now up to people to take personal responsibility and move on with their lives and not live in fear or reliance on government.”Reeder wants to see businesses and schools move forward to get the economy back on track. He accused Democratic governors of using draconian measures and does not want to see contact tracing of COVID patients.   “These liberals are taking advantage of a crisis and those are things I will protect, our U. S. Constitution. I don’t want to see this contact tracing or anything along those lines.”Former Woodbury County supervisor Jeremy Taylor thanked Trump for ordering meat packing plants to stay open but Congress has stalled in helping out producers.  “We are in a real struggle. I just heard yesterday from a producer who said ‘where is Congress right now?’ We need to make sure there’s a sense of urgency. We have producers that are euthanizing their hogs. We have those who need direct help.”Taylor blasted House Democratic for last week passing a $3 trillion bill that wasn’t all about pandemic relief.  “Where is the US House? The US House is under the so-called leadership of Nancy Pelosi, is implementing elements of the New Green Deal that have nothing to do with getting back on their feet. We need to have direct assistance to those so that we have not only our food supply chain but also the long-term health and safety of the American people.”Former Irwin mayor Bret Richards says there’s always lessons to be learned after situations like pandemics.  “We look at the governors around the country. There’s some governors that did a great job, and some governors that did not.  That’s the beauty of our system. We have 50 experiments out there to see how we can best address this. Any problem actually, whether it be this our budgets, how does each state do that better.”Richards says one of the positives of the pandemic was deregulation.  “CMS actually came out and they waived a bunch of regulations, especially with telemedicine. A dermatologist told me it works great for them because their patients don’t have to take off time, to get off work to wait in their office.  The doctor can get on and say ‘I can see what your problem is….’. One thing that shows is how complicated government makes it, and it doesn’t need to be that way.”The candidates made their comments in a debate sponsored by KGLO Radio and the Cerro Gordo County Republicans.last_img read more

Opportunity for Donegal businesses to scoop €5,000 consultancy package

first_imgBusinesses attending an International Conference in Donegal on April 12 and 13 are being urged to submit a short market entry plan that could see them win a massive €5,000 in consultancy to help them develop their plan.The Beyond Local conference takes place in Solis Lough Eske and sets out to explain why taking business into the global marketplace makes perfect sense for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).A mixture of keynote talks, workshops and business to business meetings, the two day international conference organised by Local Enterprise Office, Donegal, draws on national and international experience so those attending will get the best possible insight into the benefits of looking beyond local markets for their business. “Our Small and Medium Enterprises are much more likely to survive in the globally competitive business climate if they internationalise their business.“We also know that those businesses that do internationalise and enter export markets, tend to be more innovative than their stay-at-home cousins and they are more resistant to local and national crises,” Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise in Donegal said.He explained that speakers from Denmark, Poland and Italy will join a host of speakers from Ireland and Northern Ireland to highlight how internationally active businesses are more innovative and perform better than those who have not embraced internationalisation.“Now, more then ever – in a time of major political and market changes – it is time for businesses to adopt an international outlook, but it would appear that many don’t have the ambition, the information or the knowledge to do so. This conference, aims to increase awareness of the benefits of internationalisation among SMEs and provide easier access to the information businesses need,” Mr Tunney said.As an added incentive, businesses thinking about going beyond local for their markets are also being offered the chance to win €5,000 worth of consultancy, simply by filling in a short form and attending the conference.The market entry plan form, available to download from the Local Enterprise Website – www.localenterprise.ie/donegal – is a short and simple document and businesses wishing to enter should simply complete the document, submit it to michael.tunney@leo.donegalcoco.ie by midnight on Friday April 6th and then be in attendance at the conference.“Taking business into the global marketplace makes perfect sense for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – and it means they are much more likely to survive in the globally competitive business climate. The conference is a great opportunity for businesses to learn how they can do that and I really do hope they make the best of the opportunity and come along to listen and to learn,” Mr Tunney concluded.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. Opportunity for Donegal businesses to scoop €5,000 consultancy package was last modified: April 3rd, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:000conferencedonegalLocal Enterprise Officewin€5last_img read more