I use a 1Ds3 (better at low ISO, worse at high ISO) and a 5D classic (overall worse), so the 5D2 is certainly no slouch, even nowadays. I could afford something new, but really, they far past the point of sufficiency. I didn even really need to get the 1Ds3, I just wanted it..
GOODWIN, Richard N. H. Baker Spring, a research fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, agreed that concerns about Soviet technological breakthroughs helped stimulate research here. “Even if we did not understand completely what the Soviets were using this technology for, there was concern that the Soviets were in advance of the United States,” he said..
A quarter of shark and ray species are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, including species like the great hammerhead.The wholesale slaughter of sharks is also detrimental to the marine ecosystem itself already under pressure from industrial scale overfishing because removing the apex predator throws everything out of balance.Many sharks are tossed back into the ocean after their fins are removed.A public awareness campaign led by former National Basketball Association player Yao Ming helped educate Chinese people about the cruelty of the shark fin trade. A decade ago, surveys showed that most were unaware that what is known here as “fish wing soup” involved the death of sharks.President Xi Jinping’s signature campaign against corruption did the rest, taking the dish off the menu at official banquets.As a result, consumption, imports and prices of shark fin in China have plummeted.But the effort to build on that faces fresh challenges.WildAid reported thatalthough 5 percent of Hong Kong wedding guests said they like shark fin soup, 98 percent of restaurants there continue to serve it, including the popular Hong Kong Maxim’s chain.And while WildAid has helped persuade 44 international airlines and shipping companies to prohibit the transport of shark fins, FedEx continues to hold out, the report said.In a statement, FedEx said it is opposed to the trafficking of animal parts obtained from protected species and is committed to investigating any violations.Macau’s booming casino and tourism industry serves shark fin dishes in large quantities, and now a new market for shark fin soup is emerging among Chinese Indonesians. The dish is also on the menu at business functions in Vietnam.Thailand has emerged as a significant market, as well.
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