News UpdatesSC Order Extending Limitation Applies Only To First 30 Days For Filing Written Statement In Commercial Court Cases: Calcutta High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK31 Dec 2020 9:52 PMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court has observed that the order of the Supreme Court dated 23rd March, 2020 extending limitation period would apply only to the first 30 days for filing written statement under Order VIII Rule 1 of the Code of Civil Procedure and not to the additional 90 days which follows the prescribed period for matters covered by the Commercial Courts Act, 2015.The 90 days…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Calcutta High Court has observed that the order of the Supreme Court dated 23rd March, 2020 extending limitation period would apply only to the first 30 days for filing written statement under Order VIII Rule 1 of the Code of Civil Procedure and not to the additional 90 days which follows the prescribed period for matters covered by the Commercial Courts Act, 2015.The 90 days additional window following the prescribed period is the additional period and not the prescribed period of limitation under Order VIII Rule 1 CPC, Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya held.In this case, the summons was served on the defendant on 2nd December, 2019. 30 days expired on 2nd January, 2020. The application for extension of time was filed by the defendant on 5th February, 2020 seeking 8 weeks time for preparing and filing the written statement. The defendant relied on a recent order of the Supreme Court in which it observed that its order of 23rd March 2020 extending limitation for filing in courts and tribunals is still operative.The question considered by the court was (1) whether the initial period of 30 days is the prescribed period for the purposes of limitation and (2) whether the defendant can take refuge under the order of 23rd March, 2020 passed by the Supreme Court. Answering the first question, the court said:”The words of the amendment make it clear that the additional period allowed to a defendant comes into play only after the defendant has failed to file its written statement within the prescribed period under Order VIII Rule 1 which is 30 days. Hence, the 90 days additional window following the prescribed period is the additional period and not the prescribed period of limitation under Order VIII Rule 1.”The court noted that, in Sagufa Ahmed Vs. Upper Assam Plywood Products Pvt.Ltd, the Supreme Court had clarified its earlier order that the extension given was only confined to the prescribed period of limitation and cannot be construed to mean the period beyond the prescribed period which allows a Court to exercise its discretion on whether to allow or refuse the period in addition to the prescribed period. The bench observed:”This Court is therefore of the view that the order of the Supreme Court dated 23rd March, 2020 would apply only to the first 30 days for filing written statement under Order VIII Rule 1 of The CPC and not to the additional 90 days which follows the prescribed period for matters covered by the 2015 Act. Besides the orders of the Supreme Court should be seen in their specific factual context and that the orders were passed in exercise of the power under Article 142 of The Constitution of India. The order dated 18th September, 2020 also restricts the window to vigilant litigants. In this case the application was filed beyond the prescribed period of 30 days.”Holding thus, the court said that it does not find any ground either provided under Order VIII Rule 1 or the amendment thereto or by the orders of the Supreme Court for allowing the application for extension of time to file the written statement.Case: SIDDHA REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PRIVATE LIMITED vs. GIRDHAR FISCAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED [CS 245 of 2019]Coram: Justice Moushumi BhattacharyaCounsel: Adv Zeeshan Haque, Adv Meghajit MukherjeeClick here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderNext Story
It’s been two long months since The String Cheese Incident last took the stage, as the Colorado-based band has been hard at work in their Sound Lab creating a new studio album due out in the spring. Though the band hasn’t played much in the second half of 2016, their time spent working together has clearly paid off, as Cheese was firing on all cylinders during the first of their three night New Year’s run at the 1stBANK Center in Broomfield, CO. Without a doubt, Cheese was back in action.The first show featured a special collaborative performance with the famed livetronica duo Big Gigantic, with saxophonist Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken sitting in with Cheese for the entire second set. The extended Big Gigantic Incident set was a welcomed addition to kick the run into high gear on night one, as the eight man band powered through a number of Cheesey classics and more.Of course, the show was rocking from the very first notes, as String Cheese opened the run with a great take on “Round the Wheel” followed by a “Lost” that segued into “Black Clouds.” Stevie Wonder’s “Master Blaster” brought some funk to the table, while “Sweet Spot” kept the fans dancing with the band’s lighthearted tune. A classic “Miss Brown’s Teahouse” followed, and the first set ultimately closed out with a fun jam on “Rollover.”Watch a pro-shot video of “Round the Wheel” below, courtesy of The String Cheese Incident.The second set was the Big Gigantic Incident, and this is a collaboration that we can’t get enough of! Check out these great videos of “Bam!”, and then one of “Jellyfish” and “BollyMunster”, to see what it’s all about.The encore featured some more great work from Cheese, bringing out “Rosie,” “Touch The Sky” and “Desert Dawn” to send fans home packing with a smile. There’s two more nights of The String Cheese Incident ahead, so don’t go anywhere! You can see the setlist below.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | 1stBANK Center | Broomfield, CO | 12/29/16Set 1: Round The Wheel, Lost > Black Clouds, Master Blaster, Sweet Spot, Miss Brown’s Teahouse > RolloverSet 2: Bam!, Joyful Sound, Black Market > Can’t Wait Another Day, Jellyfish > C’Mon > Jellyfish, BollyMunster, I’ve Gotta Know > BollyMunsterEncore: Rosie > Touch the Sky > Desert DawnNotes: Entire second set with Big Gigantic[All images provided by Rios Photos] Load remaining images
Maryville, Mo., is covered with hunter green and Bearcat paws. The town of just less than 12,000 is fiercely proud of its Northwest Missouri State Bearcats.The same hunter green can be found just 45 miles down Interstate-229 in St. Joseph, the home of Northwest’s fiercest rivals, Missouri Western State. This week, like in every week leading up to a Northwest Missouri-Missouri Western game, the game is the talk of the town. Northwest fans bicker with Western fans and the MWSU campus comes to life in anticipation of the matchup.It’ll be the fifth meeting in three seasons for the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association rivals. And this year, it’s a de facto conference championship.While St. Joseph is a city divided on the rivalry, Maryville knows no such bipartisanship. In a town of 11,972, 10,805 people packed Bearcat Stadium in 2010.“I doubt in Maryville you can survive wearing black and gold or having a Griffon sticker on because you’ll get your window broken probably,” Missouri Western head coach Jerry Partridge said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe heart of the rivalry is the schools’ proximity to each other. Western senior running back Michael Hill grew up in St. Joseph and remembers shuttling back and forth to Maryville to watch the game each year.“It’s always been blown up,” Hill said.But if location is the heart of the rivalry, then something more fundamental defines its origins. Northwest Missouri State fans don’t believe Missouri Western should exist. Until 1969, Northwest was the only full college in the area.“I think there were a lot of folks, especially Northwest people that thought surely it was a waste of money, there was no way that two state universities should be built that close together,” Partridge said.It was then-Gov. Warren Hearnes’ delivery on a campaign promise to add a four-year college to the region that resulted in Missouri Western’s expansion to a four-year college. Just 19 years later, then-Gov. John Ashcroft’s administration planned to close Northwest Missouri.The plan fell through, and the rivalry has grown since. Western held an 8-7 series lead in the first 15 years, but then the game started to take on national significance as Northwest was ranked in the Top 10 nationally each time the schools met from 1996-2000.Partridge is MWSU’s all-time wins leader, but he’s never won a conference title. Northwest’s always been in the way, winning 14 of the teams’ 17 matchups.“That certainly bothers me, no doubt,” Partridge said.The rivalry also plays out on the recruiting trail where the two schools compete for the best local talent. The recruitment battle tends to play out fairly evenly according to Northwest Missouri’s recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach Joel Osborn.Players usually pick the program they feel is a more natural fit for their game and careers, but the recruiting job is easier when coaches can point to the scoreboard.“It does give you bragging rights I guess,” Partridge said. “Any time you beat somebody and you recruit someone against them you say, ‘Hey look, we beat them.’”But MWSU’s only been able to say that once since 2003. Western won its first game in eight years against Northwest Missouri last season, and it took a 58-yard field goal from now-St. Louis Ram Greg Zuerlein to pull off the upset of the No. 3 Bearcats.Northwest Missouri got its revenge, though, in the first round of the NCAA Division-II playoffs. Western hosted and jumped out to a 16-0 lead in front of 8,420. The home team opened up another sizable lead of 29-14 midway through the third quarter before Northwest closed the gap to 29-27 at the end of the period.Western appeared to regain momentum when Northwest missed a 26-yard field goal with 8:07 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Griffons took over on their own 20, but quarterback Travis Partridge fumbled.“It might’ve barely hit the ground, but it started rolling, they pushed Travis out of the way and got it,” Hill said. “Going through it, once the fumble happened it was pretty much like slow-motion. … You couldn’t even run towards them because they didn’t have much distance to go to get in the end zone. It’s seriously like it happened yesterday.”Northwest took a 35-27 lead and held on for the win.The loss left its mark on Hill, but he tries to forget it and focus on the next round in the rivalry. A win for Western would bring a conference title to St. Joseph for the first time ever.And for all the storylines arcing over the game itself, that’s all that matters.“It would mean we’re conference champs. That’s what it means right now,” Partridge said. “And it means the work you put in this week has been worthwhile because you got a win.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 6, 2012 at 2:23 am Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_
In every level of athletic competition, there is one core tenet coaches use when looking toward the future: To be the best, you have to beat the best.The USC men’s basketball team turned a corner in that regard with wins over non-conference foes like Texas and Tennessee in 2010, though the challenge of taking that next step toward national recognition requires a steadfast commitment to continuing the trend.Since Nikola Vucevic’s decision to forgo his senior season, many have said USC coach Kevin O’Neill’s 2011-12 squad will need to grow up in a hurry if it wants any chance of playing deep into March.With the loss of Vucevic and graduating seniors Alex Stepheson, Marcus Simmons and Donte Smith, the Trojans will enter their second straight season without four of their top six scorers from the previous year.Throw in the fact that next year’s replacements — transfers Aaron Fuller and DeWayne Dedmon and freshman recruit Bryon Wesley — have never played a single minute in cardinal and gold, and the prospects look bleak.O’Neill’s rough month on (being out-coached by Shaka Smart) and off (altercation with University of Arizona booster) the court makes it even harder to see how the puzzle pieces will fit together.Say what you will about the beleaguered coach and his mixed bag of players, but O’Neill might have just saved the season eight months before it even begins.How?By scheduling tough early season games against Kansas, North Carolina and potentially Duke, all of which will occur outside the friendly confines of the Galen Center.Playing non-conference games, whether they are in Kansas, Las Vegas or Durham, N.C., not only makes for a more battle-tested team come conference play, but it illustrates a willingness to compete against any team in the country, regardless of ranking or pedigree.Take a look at the teams that played in Monday’s national championship game.Aside from the fact it ended up being the worst title game in recent memory, both Butler and Connecticut remained unscathed through the first five rounds of the tournament in part because of their extremely tough non-conference schedules.Among the ranked teams the two faced on their paths to the first Monday in April were Duke, Louisville, Kentucky, Michigan State and Texas.For USC, scheduling games against three of the past four national champions lends credence to the idea the university is serious about its men’s basketball program, despite the common belief that the round ball plays second fiddle to the pigskin around these parts.What non-conference game is more exciting to you, USC football vs. Syracuse or USC men’s basketball vs. UNC?The trickle-down effect of a tough non-conference schedule can only be positive. Whether the team goes 2-1 or 0-3 against these elite opponents is almost of secondary importance.And O’Neill’s plan goes much deeper, from pleasing the tournament committee on Selection Sunday if the team falls on the bubble to promoting USC on a national level and impressing recruits who might want to one day don a Trojan uniform.The program, even as it tries to clean up its recently tarnished image, has received very little attention around the country, primarily because the team is never on national television. Outside of the play-in game against VCU and the ESPN circus that ensued after O’Neill’s one-game suspension, you’d be hard-pressed to find people on the East Coast who even know USC has a basketball team, let alone a promising one.O’Neill has used his connections in the coaching community for the long-term betterment of the program.I’m a fan of November and December victories against UC Riverside and Lehigh as much as the next person, but quality teams don’t mask their deficiencies with superfluous wins.Instead, they use the non-conference period as a meaningful, tournament-style barometer to gauge how far they still need to go. And, it’s just the right kind of test cable networks find attractive come the holiday season.That might mean a blowout loss to Coach K at Cameron Indoor or another gut-wrenching defeat to the Jayhawks, but looking at the big picture, it means a program cares as much about its future as its fans do.Isn’t that all you can ever really ask for? “For The Love Of The Game” runs Wednesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or email Dave at [email protected]
Children’s favorite monster was a ballerina with functional arms, according to new announcements.T. Rex Turned Like a Ballerina from a Slow-Motion Nightmare (Live Science). How reporter Laura Geggel knows this is not clear, since she never saw one at the ballet, unless she liked watching Barney on TV as a college student and wrote this under the influence of a substance:Most people don’t think of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex as having the grace of a pirouetting ballerina or the poise of a spinning figure skater, but new research indicates that the dinosaur king was quite good at turning to pounce on prey.In fact, T. rex and its tyrannosaur relatives were master twirlers — sporting between two and three times the agility of other theropod dinosaurs, a group of bipedal, mostly meat-eating beasts, new research finds.Actually, Geggel did not dream this in a state of euphoria, but relied on the word of Eric Snively, an associate professor of biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He calls his dancing T. rex “a slow-motion 10-tonne [9 tons] figure skater from hell.” Dancing metaphors aside, a study of the bone structure of the beast shows it was finely balanced, with muscles probably attached in a way to facilitate turns. “Tyrannosaurs could even turn as quickly as theropods half their body size, indicating they were gold medalists not only for their banana-size, serrated teeth and powerful bite force, but also for their agility,” the article states.Tyrannosaur at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. Photo by David Coppedge.Hail the Lizard King. T. Rex’s Puny Arms Were Useful After All (Live Science). Earlier, Geggel reported another myth-busting aspect of the Tyrannosaurus rex: its arms were actually functional, not useless vestiges of evolutionary ancestors. A little interpolation was required to come to this conclusion:By studying the arm movements of two distant relatives of T. rex — the domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) and the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) — researchers have learned that T. rex and other theropods (a group of mostly meat-eating, bipedal dinosaurs) could likely turn the palms of their hands toward their chests.The comparison supports the notion that the monsters were clappers, not slappers. Beyond that, they could probably turn their arms upward, in order to bring their prey closer for a bite. (No, they did not bite their arms off in the process.) The article did not speculate on whether T. rex meat tastes like chicken (or turkey). Undoubtedly one drumstick would feed the whole party.T. rex may have used its long feet for stealthy surprise attacks (New Scientist). Remember the scene in the original Jurassic Park movie when the T. rex approached in the dark, its thunderous footsteps making seismic waves in the water? A scientist in Uruguay thinks the monsters were sneakier than that.Blanco and his colleagues simulated the pattern of seismic waves generated when the dinosaur feet hit the ground. They found the waves produced by theropod feet were weakest in the walking direction: in other words, theropods had a foot shape that would have allowed them to sneak up on their prey while ‘seismically’ masking their presence.Why didn’t anybody think of this until now? “So far, there is no evidence of a modern animal using this camouflage,” said Ernesto Blanco of Republic University. “But it is a new concept. So perhaps it’s because nobody was looking for it before.”Each of these articles says very little about evolution, mentioning it only briefly at all. For instance, in the third article, we read:Blanco suggests that the elongated feet could have evolved precisely because they should have given theropods a hunting advantage, although he says the idea will need to be tested in more detail.For the most part, though, these articles show design features: balance, function, and camouflage. Throwing in the Stuff Happens Law adds very little to understanding of how these large animals originated and operated. Keep chance out of it. The articles illustrate that a focus on observation and design is more interesting than repeating ad nauseum, “it evolved.” (Visited 442 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We aren’t dry but we are drier. We’re back to getting a couple of tenths of rain instead of getting a couple of inches of rain. That makes things more manageable.We got a quarter inch of rain on Friday and that perked up the double-crop beans especially. We are very pleased with how things came out of this spring and crops are looking pretty good so far. If we can keep moisture for August and September I think we’ll be alright. We’re kind of hoping for a little more heat now.Once we finally got the second crop of hay done, the third crop is coming really nice. We still have a second cutting of grass hay to make, but we usually only get a couple of cuttings out of that anyway. We are more flexible finally on the hay situation. Now we’re focused on side projects, moving cattle, moving manure and all that stuff.We’re fully through with pollination. The first corn is very close to dent. In the last couple of years, we started chopping corn at the end of August but I think we’re more on schedule for a normal chopping time in September this year.We sprayed insecticide on all of our bean acres and it was worth the money. I have heard about problems with frogeye and we haven’t seen any sudden death syndrome this year. Compared to what we had last year I think the yield will be a lot better. It can still get dry and things can change in a hurry, so I hope the rain continues and I’m excited to see what fall brings.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We’ve had more than 1.5 inches of rain, depending on the farm, that will help finish filling out the tops of these beans and probably put some test weight on the corn too. Some of our first planted corn is approaching black layer. It is not quite there yet, but it is starting to form. As things were spread out a little bit this spring, though, we do have some corn that is more in the early dent stage.This rain was definitely good and it would definitely be good to get another rain for the later planted corn fields and the soybean fields. They are still putting on the upper pods and filling those pods, so I sure wouldn’t mind having another rain the first week or so of September to keep the moisture there.We have not seen anything out there in terms of problems that could lead to aflatoxin. In our operation we haven’t ever really had much of that problem, but it definitely is a concern as we get closer to where the ears are drying down, opening up and letting more moisture in there. We still have some time before that is a major concern of mine, but you don’t want to see a good crop go south and have those kinds of problems.We are getting ready to seed cover crops with the High Boy, hopefully next week. Some guys are talking about flying them on. The people who planted cover crops into their wheat stubble really appreciated these rains to get those going. I feel good about the moisture in the ground right now and then if we get them planted and get lucky enough to get another half in or inch of rain, that would be a very good situation.We’ve been noticing on some of the bean fields where we have yellowing spots that could be sudden death syndrome or brown stem rot. We started pulling some soybean cyst nematode tests there too to make sure that’s not an underlying problem we have that is making the SDS show up more. We are looking into what might be causing those yellow spots that are not terrible, but we want to get to the bottom of it.
Do you really know the best ways to stay safe online? A recent post on the Google Online Security Blog showed that average web users focus on different tactics than those favored by security experts.In the blog post, Iulia Ion, Rob Reeder, and Sunny Consolvo highlight the results of two surveys they conducted. One was with security experts and one with users of the web who weren’t security experts. The two groups were asked to list the three best practices for remaining safe online. As the graphic (from the original post) below shows, the opinions of the two groups diverged, although both had recommendations about password usage.Image from Google Online Security Blog post – New research: Comparing how security experts and non-experts stay safe onlineI thought it would be useful to look at these recommendations and provide some of my thoughts:Install Software UpdatesExperts’ top recommendation was to install software updates – why? All software is prone to bugs, and many of these can be exploited by “bad guys” to compromise a user’s computer. As these bugs are discovered and the exploits employed, vendors provide patches for their software which fix the bugs. If you don’t keep your software up-to-date, you are unnecessarily exposing yourself to the risk of being compromised.PasswordsExperts advise using strong, unique passwords, while non-experts only advised strong passwords. By using unique passwords for each site, you can reduce the impact of a single site being compromised or your password exposed. Think about it this way – if you use the same strong password for every site you visit, what happens if one site gets hacked and someone finds out that password? Now, the “bad guys” have your password for all the sites you use.Using strong, unique passwords presents challenges, like, how do you remember all those passwords, especially if they are non-memorable? That’s why the number four recommendation of experts is to use a Password Manager. Most reputable password managers keep your passwords encrypted, so they can only be unlocked with a master password or fingerprint – now you only need to remember one strong password, and the rest can be unique and non-memorable.Non-experts recommend changing passwords frequently, but that really only provides protection against passwords being exposed and used long after the fact. This recommendation is likely made because many enterprises encourage (force) their users to change their passwords every six months.Two-factor AuthenticationExperts also advise the use of two-factor authentication. This means that, in addition to your username and password, you must have something else to prove who you purport to be. Many services, like Twitter, will send you a text message with an additional authentication code, if you configure it that way. This means that even if someone has your username and password, they wouldn’t be able to log in as you from a new device (most two-factor authentication can be set to only prompt for the second factor every 30 days, or when logging in from an unrecognized device.)Anti-virus softwareThe number one recommendation of non-experts was to use anti-virus software. Why didn’t experts recommend the same? Since new bugs and exploits are being discovered all the time, anti-virus software often doesn’t catch the latest problem. If you believe that having anti-virus software will protect you from all threats, then you may be less cautious and let your guard down.ConclusionBeing an active participant in online communities and using online services entails some level of risk that your personal information will be misused. Adopting some of the expert-recommended practices outlined above will make it a bit harder for the “bad guys,” and doesn’t impose a large burden on you.Author: Stephen Judd (+Stephen Judd, @sjudd)This article (Security Practices Reviewed) was originally published Thursday August 27, 2015 on the Military Families Learning Network blog, a part of eXtension. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The latest Sony product announcement brings some much needed focal lengths to their full-frame lens line.In an effort to become more competitive in the lens market, Sony has announced a few new lenses and converters designed to make their cameras more functional for professional use. While this announcement is clearly more exciting for photographers, there are a few implications for filmmakers out there, especially if you are an A7S owner.Sony FE 28mm f/2 LensThe new Sony 28mm f/2 lens is fairly basic, with not a lot of frills attached. The lens has a manual focus ring, as well as internal autofocus built-in. Unfortunately for filmmakers, the focus ring isn’t grooved to work with a follow focus, but for casual productions it should work just fine. Like all Sony lenses, the 28mm f/2 is dust and water resistant. Availability April 14th (Pre-Order) Autofocus Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave AF Mount Sony E-Mount (Full Frame) Thread Size 72mm Price $1,098 on B&H Thread Size 49 Availability March 17th (Pre-Order) Autofocus Linear Motor AF System Stabilization Optical SteadyShot Minimum Focus Distance 11.5 inches Autofocus Direct Drive Super Sonic AF Thread Size 62mm Aperture f/1.4 Physical Aperture Ring (Declickable) Minimum Focus Distance 12 inches Mount Sony E-Mount (Full Frame) Price $448 on B&H Minimum Focus Distance 11 inches Minimum Focus Distance 19.7 inches Price $998 on B&H Thread Size 72mm Availability May 5th (Pre-Order) Mount Sony E-Mount (Full Frame) Aperture f/2.8 Physical Aperture Ring Autofocus Linear Actuator Autofocus Stabilization None Aperture f/2 Internal Aperture Control Aperture f/3.5-6.3 Physical Aperture Ring Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA LensIn terms of professional quality, the Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens looks to be the most promising. The lens comes equipped with Sony’s patented super sonic autofocus technology making it incredibly fast and accurate.This video shows a quick product tour of the new 35mm lens:Sony also claims that the external aperture ring can be easily declicked, making this an extremely valuable tool for filmmakers looking for smooth aperture control. If paired with a camera like the A7S, the Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA lens will likely allow you to shoot in virtually any lighting situation. Mount Sony E-Mount (Full Frame) Price $1,598 on B&H Availability July 7th (Pre-Order) Sony FE 90m f/2.8 Macro G OSS LensThe Sony FE 90m f/2.8 Macro G OSS lens is a macro workhorse. The lens gives users the ability to quickly switch between autofocus and manual using a sliding focus ring, rather than a button. The lens also allows users to select focus ranges.For example, users of the lens can define focus ranges so that the lens doesn’t have to examine the entire focus range when finding sharp and accurate focus. The lens was also designed to produce extremely circular bokeh. Meaning the out of focus parts of your image will distort into smooth circles. Fisheye and Ultra-Wide ConvertersIn addition to releasing 4 lenses, Sony has also unveiled a few new wide-angle converters designed to take your existing wide-angle Sony lenses and make them even wider. The lens converters will work with the 28mm f/2 and the 16mm f/2.8. There are four separate teleconverters: a fisheye full-frame, an ultra-wide full frame, a fisheye cropped, and an ultra-wide cropped.By using the wide-angle converters with the respective lens, you can achieve up to 180 degrees of coverage. Prices range from $160 to $298 depending on the converter. All four are expected to be released in May, but you can pre-order them immediately.Want to learn more about these new lenses and converters? Check out a few of the following resources:Sony Announces 4 ‘FE’ Full-Frame E-Mount Lenses – DIY PhotographySony Unleashes Four New FE Lenses – PetaPixelSony unveils four much-needed lenses for the full-frame A7-II camera – EngadgetWhat do you think about these new lenses? Share in the comments below. Stabilization Optical SteadyShot Sony FE 24-240mm F/3.5-6.3 OSS LensThe Sony FE 24-240mm F/3.5-6.3 OSS lens is a good entry-level lens for those looking to have a decent all-purpose lens. Equipped with an autofocus motor and physical aperture ring, this lens might be a good lens to recommend to newbie photographers. Stabilization None