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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

Sr. Geraldine Power O.S.F.

first_imgSr. Geraldine Power, age 99 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Friday, February 16, 2018 at the convent.  Born July 3, 1918 in Suttons Bay, Michigan, she is the daughter of Ruth (Nee: Steimel) and Harold Power.  Her father died suddenly of a heart attack at age 28, and her mother would later marry Harry Dearing Sr., and the family would move to Indianapolis.  She entered the convent September 8, 1935 and made her vows July 2, 1941.After graduating from St. Mary Academy in 1935, Geraldine entered the Oldenburg Franciscans and moved to the convent and began her teaching career in Dayton, Ohio.  Her 32-year teaching career included schools in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri when she asked to leave religious life in 1967.  She continued teaching in the Indianapolis public school system until 1976 when she felt called to return to Suttons Bay, Michigan to care for her uncle.  While in Michigan Geraldine continued teaching in Catholic schools in Traverse City until 1978 when she was in a near-fatal accident.  After regaining her health, she was unable to teach on a full-time basis, and began working part-time at various jobs including as a pastoral minister, volunteer with the Michigan Migrant Program, as a Probate Court Volunteer for teenagers in trouble, and with the Traverse City State Hospital as a counselor.Following the death of her uncle in 1984, Geraldine began to consider returning to the Oldenburg Franciscans.  In 1993 she made the transition back to religious life, and ministered as a Bibliotherapist providing library resources to the Sisters residing at the Motherhouse until her retirement.  Geraldine summarized her life by saying, “As I enter the sunset of my life, I can see what blessings have been mine at every turn.  Difficulties along the way have each one led me to this time.  I am ready to move into the light and come to my Lord Jesus.”She is survived by nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and step father, she is also preceded in death by sister Victoria Power; step sister Ruth Gray and step brothers Harry Jr., Victor, George, Frank, Patrick and John Dearing.  Visitation is Tuesday, February 20th, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the convent.  Funeral services follow with at 3 p.m. with Rev. John Geis officiating.  Burial will be in the convent cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).  Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup: Gallant Falcons Lose 1-0 to France

first_imgThe initial penalty – awarded after a VAR review for a foul on Viviane Asseyi – hit the post and rolled to the touch line.But keeper Super Falcons’ Goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie was ruled to have moved off her line early and Renard slotted the re-taken spot kick.Nnadozie was a victim of one of the new FIFA rules which came into effect on June 1.That specific rule says: ‘The goalkeeper must have one of her feet partly on the goal-line (or above it if jumping) when the kick is taken. She cannot stand behind or in front of the line.’Despite the set back, Falcons still have a big chance of making the knockout stage as one of the best third-placed teams. They are presently third in the overall Third best teams standing behind China and Australia.With only three points from their three matches and a two-goal deficit, the Falcons’ progress to the knockout rounds for the first time in 20 years will be sealed if Argentina are unable to accomplish a handsome win over Scotland in their final Group D game on Thursday, or Cameroon are unable to defeat New Zealand by more than one goal in their final Group E duel on Friday.China, with four points in Group B, and Australia, with three points already from two matches in Group C, look already good enough for the Round of 16.With the USA and Sweden packing all the points in Group F, third –placed Chile is still pointless and must defeat Thailand by more than three goals to get in the way of Nigeria. The four best third –placed teams in the six groups will join the two top –placed teams in each group to the Round of 16.France, meanwhile, heads to Le Havre to play a last-16 tie against, as yet, unknown opponents on 23 June.Yesterday’s game was an unconvincing display by Corinne Diacre’s side against a team they had previously walloped 8-0 in a friendly last year.Nigeria’s Falcons are ranked 38th in the world. France was guilty of wasteful finishing before the late drama in Rennes.The Thomas Dennerby’s Nigerian ladies who had produced a gritty defensive performance, were on course for a deserved point when that VAR check proved Ngozi Ebere fouled Asseyi from behind.Ebere, who had been booked in the first half, was sent off for a second yellow card before Renard’s first penalty hit a post.However, the officials adjudged Nnadozie had left her line early and Renard duly scored from the second attempt.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeAfrican champions Super Falcons lost their last Group A match of the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in Rennes to France after a twice-taken Video Assistant Referee (VAR) penalty by Wendie Renard gave the host a 1-0 win over Nigeria.With the victory, France topped the group on maximum nine points from three matches. Norway that defeated South Korea 2-0 is the runner up on six points with Nigeria third on three points.last_img read more