Angels’ lineup in good shape

first_img oe Haakenson can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Steve Finley will play center field and Figgins will play third base against right-handed starting pitchers. If Garret Anderson’s back is sound enough for him to play left field, Scioscia can choose Juan Rivera or Casey Kotchman as his designated hitter. If Anderson can only DH, then Rivera will play left field. Against left-handed starters, Figgins will play center field and Robb Quinlan will play third base. Rivera and Anderson will fill the left field and designated hitter spots, based on Anderson’s health. Darin Erstad gave Adam Kennedy some good-natured ribbing before Sunday’s game by saying Kennedy asked for the day off so he could finish the season at .300. Kennedy, who did not ask for time off, finished the season 125 for 416. If he had pinch-hit and made an out Sunday, he still would have technically finished with a .300 average (.2998). Either way, Kennedy did not have the required 502 plate appearances to qualify as a league-leader. He finished with 455. Tentative pitching matchups for the American League Division Series (game times TBA): Tuesday — RH Bartolo Colon (21-8, 3.48 ERA) vs. RH Mike Mussina (13-8, 4.41); Wednesday — RH John Lackey (14-5, 3.44) vs. RH Chien-Ming Wang (8-5, 4.02) or RH Shawn Chacon (7-3, 2.76); Thursday — Jarrod Washburn 8-8, 3.20) vs. Randy Johnson (17-8, 3.79); Friday (if necessary) — Paul Byrd (12-11, 3.74) vs. either Wang or Chacon. “The whole lineup’s much stronger,” Scioscia said. “We were missing guys at the end of last year. We didn’t have (second baseman) Adam (Kennedy, knee surgery), or (left fielder) Jose (Guillen, suspended by team), (third baseman Dallas) McPherson was inexperienced. One of our best lineups was (Alfredo) Amezaga at second and (Chone) Figgins at third. I think we’re in better shape now than we had been at any point toward the end of last year.” Scioscia will put together his lineup in the playoffs similarly to how he lined them up in the final month of the regular season. center_img ARLINGTON, Texas — The Angels are much more confident entering the playoffs this season compared to last season, when they were swept by the Boston Red Sox. Last season, the Angels clinched the division on the second-to-last day of the season. This time, they clinched with five games remaining, which allowed them to set up their pitching rotation and rest many regulars. last_img read more

Celebrating SA’s Antarctic science

first_img29 May 2006The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (Saasta) have declared June 2006 as Antarctica month, an initiative to make South Africans more aware of the unique and exciting research done by the country’s scientists on this frozen continent and the sub-Antarctic islands. Unlocking Antarctica’s secrets This is just one of four science-themed months for the year, during which Saasta will be promoting the work of local scientists. The theme for August is marine biosciences, September’s is African origins, and October will focus on astronomy.The DST and Saasta have called on the public to submit innovative and creative proposals for organising and implementing projects for the months, to help increase public awareness of the four themes, specifically on new research and career opportunities in each area.Part of the focus of Antarctica Month will be on the work done by the South African Antarctic Programme (Sanap) is to increase our understanding of the natural environment and life on the region through appropriate research, science and technology. Sanap conducts this research in Antarctica itself as well as on Marion Island, Prince Edward Island, Gough Island and in parts of the Southern Ocean.Two government departments manage South Africa’s Antarctic initiative. The DST, through the National Research Foundation, is responsible for science research, while the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism takes care of logistical management.Saasta has produced a range of educational resources to popularise the work being done by South African scientists in Antarctica. There are fact sheets on Antarctic science, the international Antarctic Treaty and the history of the continent.Then there is a series of six colourful and informative posters and four cartoon strips explaining different aspects of South Africa’s scientific involvement in Antarctica.All of these resources can be downloaded from the Saasta Antarctica Month reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

What’s the Difference Between Lens Mounts?

first_imgWant more content on film gear? Then check out these articles from PremiumBeat.The Best Camera Options for Production Company StartupsReal Cinema Lenses You Can AffordJust How Expensive Are Real Cinema Lenses?Did this article help you understand the difference between lens mounts? Let us know in the comments below! Nikon F-Mount: An Oldie but a GoodieNikon’s F-Mount is a widely popular camera lens mount that was developed and introduced back in 1959 for use with 35mm format single-lens reflex camera. While the design of the lens mount has changed some over the years, the Nikon F-Mount is probably the most versatile in terms of backwards compatibility, as it can be used with many F-Mount cameras dating back to the 1960s.In this video from WOOP Productions, we can see the powerful imagery that the Nikon line of cameras can produce.Much like the EF and PL line of mounts, the Nikon F-Mount has a long list of lens manufacturers that support it. This list includes Nikkor, Zeiss, Schneider, Samyang, Sigma and Tokina.Native F-Mount CamerasNikon D810Nikon D750Nikon D7200Nikon D5200RED EPIC DRAGONRED EPIC MYSTERIUM-XRED SCARLET DRAGONRED SCARLET MYSTERIUM-X You have several options when it comes to lens mounts. Let’s explore each one and talk about the differences between them.Top Image Courtesy of Blackmagic Design (MFT, EF-Mount and PL-Mount)Have you always stuck to only one type of lens mount? Have you been curious about other lens mounts and wondered how they stack up to the mount you use? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, for years on end I only stuck to one type of lens mount. Luckily, over the last few years I’ve been able to explore each of the main lens mounts. This got me wondering: Does the general filmmaker know the difference between these types of mounts?Let’s list out the most commonly used lens mounts, explore each one, and then compare them. Hopefully we’ll learn something new about mounts and the lenses we use.Canon EF-Mount: The StandardUsed by more filmmakers and video producers than any other mount, the EF was introduced by Canon in 1987 and has gone on to become the most versatile mount on the market. The largest reason for this wider adoption is Canon’s massive reach in the DSLR market for both photographers and indie filmmakers.The video below from Morgan Jouquand was shot in 2014 using a Canon 5D Mark III with 24-70mm & 35mm EF-Mount lenses.Its main feature is derived from its name Electro-Focus (EF), which allows small motors in the lens to give users auto-focus. Another major draw for the Canon EF-Mount is that it has a long list of third-party manufacturers. This list includes cinema heavy weights such as Zeiss and Schneider as well as Tamron, Sigma, Tokina and Rokinon.I’ve used EF lenses for nearly 10 years now, and this will likely continue for at least another year or so. Eventually I’ll move onto the PL-Mount, but, as of now, the EF offers me the best lens options for full frame cinematography at a relatively inexpensive price.EF-Mount CamerasCanon C500 4K Cinema CameraCanon C300 Mark IICanon C100Canon 5D Mark IIICanon 6DBlackmagic URSABlackmagic URSA MiniBlackmagic Production CameraBlackmagic Cinema CameraRED EPIC DRAGONRED EPIC MYSTERIUMRED SCARLET DRAGONRED SCARLET MYSTERIUM-X ARRI PL-Mount: Hollywood MainstayIntroduced by ARRI in 1982, the PL-Mount is the definitive lens mount option for Hollywood films, both big and small. The PL-Mount uses a durable flanged mounting system, which allows it to be securely locked in place and hold heavier lenses without issue. This means that a long, heavy-duty telephoto lens can be attached without fear of it stripping away from the mount.Here is the trailer for the new Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which was shot using an ARRI ALEXA and PL-Mount lenses.In terms of film production, the PL is only rivaled by the EF & PV-Mounts. But, like the EF-Mount, it has a healthy third-party manufacturing pipeline. However, unlike EF, PL-Mount lenses can be extremely expensive and are usually reserved for major film production. Manufactures of PL-Mount lenses include, but are not limited to: Zeiss, Angenieux, Fujinon, Cooke, Schneider, Sony, and Illumina.PL-Mount CamerasCanon C500 4K Cinema CameraCanon C300 Mark IIBlackmagic URSABlackmagic URSA MiniBlackmagic Production CameraBlackmagic Cinema CameraAJA CionRED WEAPON DRAGONRED EPIC DRAGONRED EPIC MYSTERIUM-XRED SCARLET DRAGONRED SCARLET MYSTERIUM-XPhantom FLEX 4KSony F65 4KARRI ALEXA XTARRI ALEXAARRI ALEXA MiniARRI AMIRAcenter_img Micro Four Thirds Mount: The New Kid on the BlockThe final lens mount that we’ll look at is the Micro Four Thirds Mount, the new kid on the block that was developed and created by Olympus and Panasonic. There are advantages and disadvantages to using this lens mount and the sensor it accompanies.The incredibly composed Budapest Cityscape from The Delivery Men was shot using the Panasonic GH4.The positives are that it’s lighter, smaller, and the flange focal length is shorter. Because of this, the lens options are much cheaper on average than any other lens options. Now, the biggest disadvantage is the fact the sensor of a Micro Four Thirds is 75% smaller than a full-frame sensor.Currently the only manufactures to make lenses with a Micro Four Thirds Mount are Panasonic, Olympus, Rokinon, Sigma, Tokina, Tamron and Bower.Micro Four Thirds Mount CamerasPanasonic GH4Panasonic GH3Blackmagic Pocket Cinema CameraBlackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Sony A & E Mount: Confusion AboundsWhen it comes to the Sony line of mounts, confusion can overcome a filmmaker quickly. The A-Mount is the old standard at Sony, being introduced by Minolta in 1985. It is widely used with the Alpha line of cameras that includes the A7S and the soon to be released A7R II.Then, when the NEX line of Alpha cameras began to be released, Sony introduced an entirely different lens mount in the E-Mount. This mount has been used in cameras such as the FS100 and FS700. To make things even more confusing, Sony’s CineAlta line of cameras uses a combination of FZ and PL-Mounts.You have probably seen this video on our site before, but that’s only because it’s insanely well-composed. Gateway to the Ganges by Brandon Li was shot using a Sony A7S.Dave Pardue at Imaging Resource did a great job of making head or tails of this whole mess with his post back in January 2014, after Sony announced the dropping of the NEX branding. As of now, E-Mount lens options include Sony, Zeiss, Rokinon and Sigma exist. On the A-Mount side, lenses are available from Sony, Rokinon, Sigma, Tokina, Samyang & Bower.Sony A-Mount CamerasSony A99Sony A77 IISony A65Sony A58Sony E-Mount CamerasSony FS700Sony FS100Sony A7R IISony A7RSony A7slast_img read more