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Canon 17-40mm f/4L EF Ultra Wide Angle

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  • Focus Adjustment – Inner focusing system with USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance – 0.28m / 0.9 foot
  • Zoom System – Rotating Type
  • Filter Size – 77mm
  • Maximum Diameter x Length, Weight – 3.3 x 3.8, 1.1 pounds

A new and affordable L-series ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that’s ideal for both film and digital SLRs. Superior optics are assured by the use of three aspherical lens elements, in addition to a Super UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass element. Optical coatings are optimized for use with digital cameras. This lens focuses as close as 11 inches (0.28m), and offers both Canon’s full-time manual focus and a powerful ring-type USM for fast and silent AF. It has a constant f/4 maximum aperture, and offers the choice of screw-in 77mm filters or a holder in the rear of the lens for up to three gel filters. Finally, it offers weather-resistant construction similar to other high-end L-series lenses. , Click to see product..

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August 12, 2013 at 10:12 am

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A Few Hints to Help Choose the Right Pair of High Heeled Shoes

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There are a world of assorted types of high heeled shoes, including pumps, platforms, sandals, wedges and high heeled boots for ladies…there is also the increasing trend for men to now wear heels, this indicates just how many styles today’s shoe fashion embraces. Heels don’t have to be too high to be in fashion and acceptable …so here are a few ideas for choosing the right pair of high heeled shoes:Choose the right heel and shoe shape for your legs…. If legs are too thick, heels with a pointed toe may seem much smaller and may make feet look out of proportion with the rest of the body. Find a heel that makes the legs look in proportion with the shoes. Many people make their legs appear leaner by choosing a wider design in heeled shoes. Heels that are too sturdy may make your legs look sturdy also.What shoes are suitable for an outfit?Color, dress length and style are critical to shoe choice, as an example, if very high heels such as stiletto are worn with a mini skirt there is real danger of the wrong message being given out. A pair of heels will enhance the look of long skirts on a shorter person but take note of the height of the heel as the dress or skirt must not appear too long or too short. A full length dress does not require elaborate shoes because they will not be visible. Mid height heels may be more suitable for knee length outfits.Be careful of wearing highly decorative shoes with a longer dress particularly as they may conflict with the dress details. Extravagant shoes achieve better results with shorter dresses. Simple classic heels are more suited to longer elaborate dresses. Avoid black shoes with pastel outfits unless bags and belts are coordinated. If wearing jeans, the shape of the bottom of the jean leg can also determine the type of heels that should be worn. Platform heels can be great with jeans and if the jeans are longer the impression is that you are taller which can be a bonus!Safety…. With high heels and stilettos, beware of strappy shoes. They can look super sexy but ankles can be twisted easily. Take care that straps are firmly attached and the heel chosen is well balanced. Maybe choose a wedge heel. An additional idea would be to roughen the bottoms of new heels which can avert a nasty accident on the dance floor.Flexibility…. Wedge heeled shoes can provide greater flexibility and can give all the ‘leg slimming’ and ‘extra height’ benefits of a heel that’s not so high. They are great with mid and mini skirts and are great for wearing to the office. heeled boots can also be very flexible and can be worn with almost all outfits. They are great with skirts and suitable for office wear.Comfort…. High heels don’t have to mean ‘super high heels’ or stilettos which can be very painful if not selected properly, and they are also not geared for walking too far in. If heels do need to go hand in hand with comfort, which is a sensible option..then a lower heel or a kitten heel should be selected. Maybe choose a style with squared-off toes or open toes and shorter, chunkier heels instead of stilettos or maybe, again, the all round wedge heel which slopes the foot gently and supports the whole of the foot area. Wedge heels are good for the office because they can be worn for longer periods of time without too much strain on the foot. maybe shop later in the day as feet swell as the day goes on. Also break them in in advance if one intends to wear them to a special function. Ultimately, the heel height one chooses should be determined by how many aches and pains one can allow oneself.Sex appeal….Sandals with heels and boots with heels are very, very, sexy, and very versatile as well. In addition to enhancing ones femininity, sandals fastened at the ankle, or higher up the leg, will draw attention to legs as well as feet. Most sandals, including flip flops, some of which do fall under the category of high heeled shoes, have small, delicate heels, called kitten heels, which gives them a look that can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on what one prefers.

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August 12, 2013 at 10:10 am

SEL55210, Sony – (e)mount – 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens with Outdoor Kit: 0.45x Wide Angle Lens, 2x Telephoto Lens, 3 Piece Filter Kit, 4 Piece Macro Lens Kit, Lens Hood, Cleaning Kit, & Lens Pen

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  • Provides a wide focal range of up to 315mm (35mm equivalent) ideal for sports or nature shooting
  • Quiet Internal focusing makes smooth, responsive AF possible with minimum noise. Perfect for video capture
  • Optical SteadyShotTM Image stabilization makes it easier to achieve crisp, stable images and video in low-light or when zooming in on distant subjects

This Kit Includes:

SEL55210, Sony – (e)mount – 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 Lens

0.45x Wide Angle Lens

2x Telephoto Lens

3 Piece Filter Kit

4 Piece Macro Lens Kit

Lens Hood

Cleaning Kit

Lens Pen

Lens Cap Keeper

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August 12, 2013 at 1:45 am

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Filing Estate Tax Returns

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Less than 3,500 estates will owe the Federal government in terms of estate tax by end of this year, the smallest figure ever to have been witnessed in over 75 years. Even as Congress embarks on the quest to reduce the number of taxable estates, legislation is spurring more estates to file tax return, even in instances where they have no outstanding tax balance. These measures will effectively increase expenses to persons who seek to carry out prudent estate planning, keep their planners and attorneys occupied, and flood the tax man with a huge number of tax returns.The main reason for all this is the flexibility of the provision in the job creation legislation that enables surviving spouses to personally claim estate tax returns on their own estate tax returns and on the exemptions that were not utilized by their spouses. This year, the value of an exemption is tagged at $5 million. In case a husband passes on this year and leaves behind an estate that has a taxable value of $3 million, his estate will not be liable for any tax, meaning his spouse’s estate is free to claim the $2 million in unutilized exemption when she passes on.The act of retaining the unused exemption, which is also known as portability, has its price. For instance, a surviving spouse is required to file this tax return on time, regardless of whether or not the estate is liable for any tax. If this is not done, the extra exemption is lost forever.Filing an estate return is mandatory for couples with considerably large estates with $10 million and above in combined tax threshold. Preserving this unused exemption will save on future taxes in case the estate of the survivor expands in excess of the quantity of an individual exemption.Smaller estates become beneficiaries only when they hold on to the unused exemption. In the year 2013, estate tax will revert to the rate it was before 2001, basically a $1 million exemption and a tax rate of 55 percent. The President, and Congress by extension, will surely not allow this to occur but may use an exemption that is under $5 million. For instance, there has been a proposal that the country reverts to the parameters of the 2009 estate tax, which was basically a tax rate of 45 percent and an exemption of $3.5 million. When one has an unused exemption courtesy of his/her spouse, it could save the survivor’s estate lots of money. This proposal is bound to raise a lot of concerns from people with estates.Without a doubt, estate tax lawyers are hard at work illustrating the benefits of filing tax returns to their clients, even when such is not compulsory by law.

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August 12, 2013 at 1:43 am

Canon EFS 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras(Non-US Product)

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  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 55-250mm F/4-5.6
  • 12 Elements In 10 Groups, Including One UD-glass Element
  • Focus Adjustment: DC Motor, Gear-driven(front Focusing Design)
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 3.6 Ft./1.1m

Bring your photographic subjects closer with this Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Image Stabilizer Telephoto Zoom Lens. It is designed with Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology and is compact and light. This high zoom ratio lens is equivalent to a focal length of 88-400mm in the 35mm format (when used on Canon EOS cameras compatible with EF-S lenses). The image stabilizer effect is equivalent to a shutter speed about 4 stops faster than the same size lens without Image Stabilizer. In other words, if the slowest shutter speed you could formerly hold a 250mm lens steadily was 1/250th of a second, with Canon’s 4-stop stabilization correction, you could hand-hold at shutter speeds as slow as 1/15th of a second. It also uses a UD-glass lens element to correct chromatic aberration for excellent image quality throughout the zoom range. Filter Size – 58mm Max. Diameter – x Length 2.8 in. x 4.3 in./70 x 108mm (maximum lens length) Weight – 13.8 oz./390g Canon 1 year limited warranty , Click to see product..

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August 11, 2013 at 10:37 pm

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Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom Lens for Konica Minolta and Sony Digital SLR Cameras (Model A14M)

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  • For digital SLR photography, it provides high image quality in terms of resolution, contrast and flatness of image field
  • Designed to confine the changing angles of incidences of light rays reaching the imager within a certain scope
  • Peripheral light fall-off is minimized when compared with that of conventional lenses for film cameras
  • Complicated mechanisms are built in the compact body thanks to new mechanical artifices.
  • The Zoom Lock prevents unwanted barrel extension when carrying the lens/camera combination

The AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II is a high power zoom lens made for exclusive use with digital SLR cameras. The lens inherits the qualities and concepts of the existing AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di. It covers a powerful zoom range that is the 35mm film camera equivalent to a 28-300mm* on a digital SLR camera with a APS-C size imager. The lens provides the convenience of handling many photographic scenes and the capability of shooting ultra wide-angle to ultra telephoto shots without changing lenses. Tamron uses three hybrid aspherical lens elements and two LD (Low Dispersion) glass elements to achieve effective compensation of on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations, a critical factor that enhances the optical quality of digital photography. Systematic countermeasures against ghosting and flare, annoying factors in digital photography, are also adopted with new technologies such as “Internal Surface coatings” and new multiple-layered coating technology for ordinary elements. In addition, the Minimum Focus Distance is 45cm (17.7″) so you will be able to enjoy close-up (macro) photography of 1:3.7 at a 200mm setting. Di II Lenses –  Designed for exclusive use on digital cameras with smaller-size imagers and inherit all of the benefits of the Di products. These lenses are not designed for conventional cameras and digital cameras with image sensors larger than 24mm x 16mm. Key Features: Lightweight and Compact Design for Excellent Potability Flower-shaped Lens Hood Internal Surface Coating to Reduce Ghosting and Flare Dedicated for Digital SLR Cameras Optical System Uses Special Glass and is Optimized for Digital SLR Characteristics in order to Enhance Optical Quality in a , Click to see product..

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August 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm

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Aries 2013 Horoscope Forecast

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There are some challenging and some favourable aspects facing you this year. You have a harmonious aspect between Jupiter and your Sun until June, but a square aspect from Pluto and Uranus is in your sign for another 5 years. Jupiter moves into Cancer on June 26th creating a T-square for much of 2013. This will be a turbulent time bringing major changes in all areas of your life, both in your work and in your relationships. There could also be a move of home. It all started in 2008 when Pluto went into Capricorn and nothing has been the same since. However, it could all turn out very well for you in the long run. Try not to get too caught up in the day to day realities and force yourself to see the bigger picture.Work and Money
There will be times when you will feel stuck and frustrated because nothing seems to be happening and other times when everything is moving so fast you cannot keep up with it. One day things look promising and hopeful and the next day everything feels desperate and everything is uncertain.Your long term career direction may need to change. You can do this voluntarily or circumstances may arise unexpectedly to force you to make this change. But either way, you can be sure that change is on its way. For some of you, change keeps on happening. You may go from job to job, from project to project, and you will not know when these changes are likely to occur. Either you are extremely good at what you do and the demand for your services or products keeps growing and producing more money, or the tasks you undertake keep changing and never turn out how you expected or your skills and abilities don’t really fit the organisation you are working for and you have to move or start your own business.This is a time when you should be full of new ideas. You will have the ability to see the future trends in business before other people do. You could use this as an edge and it could bring you a lucrative career or new business. Try to think things through very carefully before you share the idea with other people. Make sure you have a workable structure in place before you jump in or you may be disappointed with the results. Try to think things through carefully when choices are given to you and stop yourself from reacting too quickly.This coming year will be especially good for those of you who have technology or media skills and anything involving forecasting future trends. Take advantage of any offers that come to you in these fields, especially if they involve a big change such as a relocation of city, state or even country.It looks as though there will be many ups and downs in your relationships at work this year. Friendliness and cooperation will work in your favour. Try not to allow your impatient streak to get the better of you.Financially things look erratic. There will be times when the money is coming in and then some leaner times. So make sure that you put aside money when you are earning it so you won’t have to get too concerned during the quieter times. You could make a great deal of money through trading but you could also lose everything too. This is a year to take risks, but only those that you have thought through carefully. It is not a good year for financial or business partnerships, but it is a good year to strike out on your own as long as you have a clear plan and you adhere to it.With Uranus still moving through your sign, it’s the perfect time to start a new business venture. Keep in mind that although times were very hard during the Great Depression of the 1930’s, there were still people who made a great deal of money during the crisis and they were mainly people with entrepreneurial talents. Uranus in your sign will enable you to tap into your creative energies and help you to create a great new business idea. You might want to start a business from home, or start an online business selling products and/or services. Make sure you aren’t being too impulsive and that you have a good structure and plan in place before investing any money in a business. With Saturn in your house of joint finances, be very careful before getting involved in any kind of business partnerships and check out the credentials of any potential partners very carefully. The influence of Saturn will have a steadying effect on your finances, so don’t expect the money to flow in copiously right from the start. You will have to build it up over time and then reap the fruits of your labour.One of your best times this year for business and finances will be from the end of August until the middle of October. You can take more risks during this time and expect some good results. Your more challenging period is from the middle of July until the end of August. Try to avoid getting into confrontations during this period. From March 12th until April 21st, there could be some good opportunities for new projects.Relationships
The way you see yourself, your physical appearance, your personality, your self-esteem are all changing so this may not be the best year to get into a committed relationship, at least not until everything starts to stabilise within you.You will be able to draw a partner without any difficulty if you actively put yourself into situations where you could meet someone suitable. If you are ready to go outside your comfort zone and to take more risks, you will probably draw a new romance into your life. People will be drawn to the aura of excitement around you and you may find that you are the centre of attention. If you are not already in a relationship, a new one can begin this year. If you are already in a relationship, it could be a bumpy year. Divorces and separations are possible because you are making so many changes and your partner may not like or approve of those changes. There could be financial issues and you might not be able to contribute to a partnership especially if you have run up too many debts.The main thing to be aware of is that your whole life is undergoing a sea change. It can be an exciting time that will give you a new sense of freedom and independence and being the master of your own destiny. But it can also mean that there are endings in some of your existing relationships. Your social circle is also changing and it will probably take another 2-3 years before you can establish a new set of friends.Good times for love and romance are January 1st-January 9th, March 21st -April 16th, June 28th-July 23rd and October 17th-November 7th.

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August 10, 2013 at 8:14 pm