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NYC Workshops and Gear Sell-Off!

November 01, 2017 - Hello All! I'm on the final leg of the last two workshops to close out 2017. It feels like I haven't been home much in...
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Video Gear Under $50 | WORKFLOW

August 24, 2017 - I've been shooting video much more over the past couple of years as my client's needs evolve. I'm still primarily a "sti...
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Men @WORK | Photo Essay Pt.3

May 10, 2017 - I shot this series of images over a 6 month period as construction work began on a new mega-story condominium building....
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Capture One Pro 10.1 | Workflow PT.2

May 06, 2017 - ISO200 | 1/800 | F4 | 150mm (300mm effective) Images used for this blog post were made with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 micro...
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Panasonic Lumix GH5 | Preview

April 17, 2017 - If "Content Creation" is your thing, no doubt you're pretty excited about the launch of the new GH5. I've used the platf...
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The Best Olympus Portrait Lens | Micro Four Thirds

March 15, 2017 - Hands down the M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 prime lens. There are higher quality lenses from Olympus...and Panasonic but for the m...
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Olympus Viewer 3 version 2.1.1 | Workflow

March 11, 2017 - Olympus has finally updated it's proprietary image development software after what seems like an eternity. Actually I've...
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Olympus Says Goodbye to the Four Thirds System

March 11, 2017 - It had to happen... According to their 2017 Lens catalogue, the Four Thirds (4/3) system that gave rise to the modern m...
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Happy Anniversary

March 10, 2017 - This month marks the 6th year since I traded suits and ties for cameras and lenses...at least on a full-time basis:-) I...
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What's In My Bag | 2017 Update

February 19, 2017 - I'm still a two lens photographer....in 35mm equivalent focal lengths 24-70mm F2.8 & 70-200mm F2.8 Extras 16-35mm F4...
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Wildlife and Sports Photography | Lens F.A.Q

December 29, 2016 - The previous post was meant to be the last one of 2016...but I forgot a previously started piece on Wildlife & Sports ph...
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Neewer NW561 Speedlight Flash | Review

October 13, 2016 - Funny back story...this review is a complete fluke caused by my clumsiness. My wedding season is winding down, I'm shoo...
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Adobe Lightroom CC version 2015.7 | WORKFLOW

September 23, 2016 - Adobe updated their venerable workflow and cataloguing software to version 2015.7....and I'm underwhelmed. It's safe to...
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Fujifilm XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM WR | Review

June 05, 2016 - Sometime in the early 20th century either Napoleon Bonaparte or Frederick The Great said "An army marches on it's stomac...
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Olympus ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro lens | Long Term Review

March 12, 2016 - Olympus ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro This lens has been a near-permanent fixture on the E-M1 micro four thirds body for over a...
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Finding Inspiration

January 19, 2016 - A good question from the "Hey Leigh" emails... I wanted to write a blog post because I don't really have a good...trans...
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What's New in Photography | CES 2016

January 12, 2016 - I haven't attended CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in awhile. Actually I find it easier to partner up with friends who a...
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Happy New Year!

January 03, 2016 - So....was 2015 your year? If it was, congratulations are in order:-)...If not, don't fret. It's 2016 and you have anoth...
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Camera of the Year - 2015

December 29, 2015 - ...and for the 3rd year in a row, the common SmartPhone. Now before all the fanboys/fangirls get upset, I think this tr...
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Cactus RF 60 and V6 Transceiver/Receiver | Gear Review Pt. II

December 24, 2015 - An amazing artist who's work I followed early in my photography endeavours has a very good saying: Light Is Light. I ne...
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Island Life

December 10, 2015 - Gear Used: Fujifilm X-E1 Camera and XF55-250mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS and Olympus O-MD E-M1 Camera W/ED 12-40mm F2.8 Pro. The...
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We The North

December 02, 2015 - "The Airy" | Olympus OM-D E-M1 W/ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro Lens
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Olympus O-MD E-M1 Firmware 4.0 Update

December 01, 2015 - I finally got a chance to download and update the E-M1 camera with Firmware 4.0. Much has been made of it prior to the N...
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Thanksgiving In Cottage Country | Kawartha Lakes

October 15, 2015 - The Cottage... It's the Canadian version of the American middle class dream. Acquiring one signals that you have arrived...
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Camera, Lens and Cropping

August 21, 2015 - For this blog posting I've pulled a short chapter from my upcoming eBook to explain what cropping is, why it's done and...
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Algonquin Provincial Park | Travel

August 15, 2015 - Following up on a previous post about traveling... I got a few emails of the "must be nice" variety. Not mean spirited...
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What Kind of traveler Are You? | Travel Photography

July 30, 2015 - TripAdvisor tells me that over 100,000 people have read my travel reviews...over 50% are from the USA within the past ye...
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Do you Even Tether Bro?

July 20, 2015 - An answer to a recent question: No, not usually as a general practice...don't like to be tied down. Tethering is when y...
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Back To Nature

July 08, 2015 - Images processed in Adobe Lightroom CC 2015
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Julie & Patrick's Country Wedding

June 28, 2015 - I rarely blog my client work but this one was special. The bride and I have been friends for many years and it was a tos...
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RAW Converter Battle Royal | and the winner is...

June 23, 2015 - I've wrapped up my world tour in the sphere of RAW file conversion software. 8 months, two weeks and a day to be exact....
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Capture One Pro 8 | Round 2

June 07, 2015 - I've been using version 8.3 of the software for a couple of days now and comparing RAW file conversions from three diffe...
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Capture One Pro 8 | Workflow

May 24, 2015 - Foreword: This BLOG post mainly applies to Fujifilm and Olympus mirrorless cameras although the basic information can be...
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Workflow | Mac Pro late 2013

May 12, 2015 - So I've been promising more information on my photography workflow and I'll take this first post in the series as an opp...
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Happy Mother's Day!

May 10, 2015 - Izzy wanted to do a photoshoot for her Mom in celebration of her big day. Her mother Beatrice is an educator, vintage f...
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Ontario Cup NO.2

May 03, 2015 - I love being a spectator now...still remember the burning lungs, lactic acid in my muscles and the dust in my mouth and...
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Sunrise in Belize

April 30, 2015 - Most men lust for silver and gold, beautiful women and sweet cold beer. Truthfully I kinda lust after those things too b...
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Shooting Sports | Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro

April 19, 2015 - That old saying "Use it or Lose It" is so true...especially in this case. I haven't shot sporting events seriously in a...
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Hangin' At The Split | Travel

April 17, 2015 - Images shot in Caye Caulker, Belize and post-processed in DxO Optics Pro 10 software. Olympus OM-D E-M1 W/M.Zuiko 12-40...
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Water

April 13, 2015 - Images processed in Silkypix RAW File Converter and edited in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.
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Light My Shot | Portable Lighting Gear

April 05, 2015 - Most people are all about the camera and lens of photography...rarely do I get questions about how I light my shots. So...
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Olympus ED M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 Pro | 3 Month Update

March 03, 2015 - It's hard to believe that we are already into March...my first wedding of the year is fast approaching and iIt's like Ja...
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Something from the "Hey Leigh" Files....

March 01, 2015 - The "Hey Leigh" files are Blog comments that I do not approve for publishing. For every positive comment someone sends,...
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Olympus OM-D EM5 MK II High Resolution Shot Sample

February 24, 2015 - So it seems to work but not without yet another step in the workflow process since it has to be imported into Adobe Phot...
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Gear Acquisition Syndrome | Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

February 08, 2015 - Yes, I am in fact still alive...my thanks to those of you who sent me birthday wishes a couple of weeks back. As a gener...
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Shooting for Stock | Editorial Use Only

January 27, 2015 - I'm slowly rebuilding my stock portfolio with images shot over the past year with mirrorless cameras. These were submitt...
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Morning Tea

January 19, 2015 - Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Pentax Takumar S-M-C 50mm 1.4 | Shot Settings: F/4 @ 1/20s ISO 200
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Milk & Cookies

January 17, 2015 - Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Pentax Takumar S-M-C 50mm 1.4 | Shot Settings: F/2.8 @ 1/40s ISO 200
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Pentax Super Multi Coated Takumar 50 1.4 | Adapted to an E-M1 Camera

January 14, 2015 - I picked up this lens in a sale/trade deal a few days back. As part of my gear bag reorganization I sold off my well reg...
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RAW Converter Comparison | PART III

January 05, 2015 - I had a few emails over the holidays asking for my opinion on the best RAW Converter software for the Olympus OM-D camer...
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Happy New Year !

January 02, 2015 - I spent the first half of Day 1 at the Toronto Polar Bear Dip. Apparently it's become "a thing" in a few countries. Peop...
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My Year With Mirrorless | Olympus

December 31, 2014 - Winding down to the final hours of 2014 and there is just enough time to squeeze out the very last BLOG posting of the y...
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro | USER REVIEW

December 28, 2014 - Review Notes All images are cropped except Olympus product shots. I wanted to see how well they held up to deep editing...
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro | Preview

December 23, 2014 - Preview of the new Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 Pro lens tested at 150mm (300mm in DSLR terms) and wide open (F/2.8). S...
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The Perfect Lens | Part III

December 10, 2014 - To make sense of this post read these first: PART I - Sharpness Is An Illusion PART II - Sharpness Is An Illusion Wor...
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I Love This Picture #18 | Water Taxi

December 08, 2014 - This first image is just for back-story purposes...the last one is the money shot. There we were, sharing the back of t...
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The Art of Printing

December 03, 2014 - -- Joshua Tree National Park, Canon EOS 5D MKII W/EF 50mm 1.4 USM -- These days "what gear should I buy" emails are squ...
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DxO Optics Pro | Workflow

November 16, 2014 - If like me you are always looking for ways to squeeze every last pixel of quality from your RAW images, you have to chec...
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Photo Essay | Niagara on The Lake

November 12, 2014 - Originally I was going to post one or two images under the "Why I love This Picture" category but I've decided to form i...
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Street Photography

October 25, 2014 - Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X10 Fujifilm XE-1 Fu...
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Taming Noise in Adobe Lightroom

October 18, 2014 - The images after the jump have two things in common: They were all shot at High ISO (800 and above) for me this really...
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Photo Essay | Lamanai

October 17, 2014 - Is that what you consider to be hard? Those words came from my great grandfather one evening. I was about 6 years old...
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Post-Processing Mirrorless RAW Files | Olympus Viewer 3

October 04, 2014 - At the risk of this becoming a mirrorless camera BLOG I wanted to share some observations I have when it comes to workfl...
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Sharpness Is An Illusion | Lens Selection FAQ

September 30, 2014 - PART II HERE Hippo | Fujifilm XT-1 W/XF 56mm F1.2 R Prime Lens @ F/2.8, ISO 200 and 1/400 seconds The Title is both...
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Olympus Capture | Tethered Shooting

September 24, 2014 - The single best time saver for a pro photographer is tethered shooting. I got spoiled with Canon cameras since they work...
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 | Firmware Update

September 17, 2014 - Despite the miscommunication by Olympus, the Version 2.0 Firmware of the E-M1 was released yesterday.There were some wil...
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Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO Lens

September 15, 2014 - I'm really liking the collapsible hood! And new tethered shooting capability...Firmware 2.0 I believe.
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New Wallpaper | Small Dunes

August 14, 2014 - Shot recently at the Cheltenham Badlands Olympus OM-D E-M1 Camera with M.Zuiko 12-40mm F/2.8 Pro lens DOWNLOAD [HERE]...
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Photo Essay | My Strange Paradox

August 10, 2014 - I love watching people work especially when I'm relaxing....my strange paradox. Not the kind of person who hates their...
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Photo Essay | Small Things

August 04, 2014 - It was Simcoe Day here in Canada, an auspicious day for me on a few levels. I went hiking at the Forks of the Credit Pro...
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Horology | Olympus OM-D E-M1

August 02, 2014 - What I do when there is 2+ hours worth of wedding video rendering away on the workstation... Olympus OM-D E-M1 with M...
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Review | The Fujifilm XT-1 PART III

July 21, 2014 - Welcome to PART III of my user "experience" review. Grab something cool to drink, it's long (winded). I've spent the be...
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Married With Friends | Summer Wedding

July 15, 2014 - Some pics from the smallest/shortest wedding of the season so far: The Happy Couple, a Priest, Close Friends and a warm...
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Review | The Fujifilm XT-1 PART II continued

July 11, 2014 - Sufficiency Part II: As I stated in the previous review post, I think we have long passed the point where most cameras a...
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I love This picture #15 | Poker Face

June 30, 2014 - This year I've been shooting less weddings and more children and newborn portraits. Most people would find that odd sinc...
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Macro Critters | Olympus OM-D E-M1 - M.Zuiko 12-40 F2.8 Pro

June 29, 2014 - Summer has finally arrived and with good enough light to leave the majority of my gear behind when I go out hiking. The...
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Yorkville Exotic Car Show | Street

June 18, 2014 - Lot's of modern exotics.... But I went for the old school cool...rides. Images shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and...
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Dominican Republic | Travel

June 12, 2014 - Travel images taken with an Olympus Camera and zoom lens.
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Color Me Rad 5K 2014

May 31, 2014 - Photos from the Color Me Rad 5K event, a nice take on an ancient Hindu religious festival know as Holi or "Festival of C...
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Micro Four Thirds, Focal Length and Aperture | The Myths Debunked

May 27, 2014 - I've been away travelling this past week and got a few emails asking me to clarify some things with respect to Micro Fou...
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When Things Were Simple...

May 02, 2014 - Remember when the biggest problem in your life was where to ride bikes and hang out with your friends? We work all year...
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Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds

May 01, 2014 - Sometimes when I blather on about Micro Four Thirds, X-Trans, APS-c, Full Frame..I forget that some of the people who re...
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Beautiful Woman of Virtue | Olympus OM-D E-M1

April 29, 2014 - Model: Julia Designer & Makeup Artist: Robin Wright, Yeshua Apparel Wardrobe Stylist: Sarveen Kaur
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Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO | Micro Four Thirds

April 17, 2014 - Here goes the verdict: If you are thinking of getting into the micro four thirds platform and can only afford one lens,...
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Firmware Updates

April 16, 2014 - Apparently this update was introduced while I was away earlier this month. Olympus for their part has really taken a low...
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Olympus OM-D E-M10: One of the highest scores for a Four Thirds sensor

March 19, 2014 - DXO Mark Review: [CLICK HERE] Additional Links DP Review Steve Huff Photo
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Street | San Pedro, Belize

March 10, 2014 - The first thing you notice when you step out of the airport and into the street is an almost eerie quiet. With all the c...
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 | Belize

February 10, 2014 - Continued from the previous post: As mentioned I took a pair of cameras with me to Belize (Fuji X-E1 W/XF 55-200mm & Ol...
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Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 - First Thoughts

January 05, 2014 - I picked up this 45mm (90mm in 35mm FF) prime lens shortly before Xmas but I wasn't able to shoot with it very much befo...
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Goodbye 2013 - Part 2 Gear & Workflow

December 31, 2013 - When I started out professionally I researched all sorts of workflow techniques..most of which were complete crap, too c...
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Olympus OM-D E-M1

December 14, 2013 - I've got big plans for 2014! Two projects have been on my mind for the past year and I'm finally ready to start them in...
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