Daily Archives: January 19, 2016

New, Rather Expensive ($1,699) Pseudo Rangefinder Fujifilm X-Pro2 Leaves Me Cold.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and view here. From the DPReview analysis. Use link below to access full, excellent, review. Seeing the LENS in the viewfinder would drive me BATS!

Click here for the, as ever superlative, DPReview
assessment of the Fuji X-Pro2.

Given that I (think) I have convinced myself that my next camera will be a Fuji X-T1 or ITS SUCCESSOR, I spent a lot of time and effort learning about the newly announced Fuji X-Pro2 given that I, like many, believe that the ‘X-T2’ would have similar specs. I have been baffled by the unstinted enthusiasm I have seen for the X-Pro2. I just can’t get it — as I have already said earlier.

It is NOT a rangefinder. It just looks like a rangefinder and as such has all of the FLAWS of a rangefinder WITHOUT the one big advantage of that genre, spot-on ‘image superimposition‘ focusing. Instead the X-Pro2, like the X-Pro1, has this hybrid OVF/EVF — albeit with refinements in the ‘2’. Do NOT get it. Yes, I am the first to admit it. I, since the Apple Mac pioneered this revolutionary concept 3 decades ago, have been a confirmed WYSIWYG guy. I like, at all times, to see exactly what I am getting or hoping to get. Since September 2015 when I switched, irrevocably, to ‘mirrorless‘ I have been in awe of the delights of using EVFs. I like to change WB etc. and see exactly what I can expect. Seeing the lens in my OVF would drive me bats. Plus I want to see the entire image I am shooting, full-frame, in my viewfinder — not within some white lines.

And then another thing I never understood, and could not properly rationalize, BUT has been mentioned in a number of X-Pro1 vs. X-T1 reviews that I have studied. The X-T1, invariably, delivers slightly better image quality than the X-Pro1. Don’t know why and none of the reviewers explained. Of course the X-Pro2, with better specs, should beat the X-T1 for now. But what I wonder is will an ‘X-T2’ with X-Pro2 like specs end up with better picture quality.

I just can’t see myself with an X-Pro2. To I it would be a regressive step. I tried very hard to convince myself that I could like the X-Pro2, BUT I can’t. IF there is to be no X-T2 I would rather get a X-T1, and save myself some serious dough, than get a X-Pro2. So that is where I stand for now. But many of my past claims about what camera I would get next have proved to be invalid. So time will tell. For now I am waiting for a X-T2. 

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by Anura Guruge

I Am Mentioned In ‘Laconia Daily Sun’ For Publishing B.D. (“Brandy”) Adams’ First Book.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Page 3 of Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 “Laconia Daily Sun”. Use link below to get to the paper’s Website.

Click here to access original.

Deanna happened to see this. She says “you are in the paper again”. It was a nice surprise. I had no idea. Over the last week’s I have been totally focused on the publishing of Kati Preston’s Holocaust to Healing“. However, I am very glad to see Brandy getting the recognition due to her. I had exchanged a few e-mails with her at the start of the year but she never mentioned this. That is fine. This is all good.

Related posts:
>> Live publishing of Brandy’s book.

>> Brandy’s blog.

by Anura Guruge

Bernie Sanders Will Be in Wolfeboro, NH, This Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 — 7pm.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and get gist here. Use link below to access original at Bernie’s official Website.

Click here to access original.

Related posts:
>> Bernie is not a Christian.

>> Bernie’s family eats Indian in Dover.
>> Bernie in Laconia.

by Anura Guruge

‘6 images for the day’ — January 19, 2016 + 6 Bonus From Philadelphia.

by Anura Guruge

Taken with my Sony RX100 Mk II
(for a change from my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000).
Straight out of the camera.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

We went to New York City & Philadelphia for a week
December 28, 2015 to January 3, 2016.
Appears I took 2,618 pictures with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000
not counting those that I took with the Sony RX100 MkII and 
the thousand or so taken by Deanna and Devanee with their cameras.

Over the next few weeks I will share some of these images with you.

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by Anura Guruge

Blockade Of Indian Border Crippling Nepal, Could Majorly Impact Everest Expeditions.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

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I happened to catch this on an overseas news feed over the weekend. I was amazed. I had never heard of it! Google it. Lots of stories. Ramifications could be quite serious. Hence why I am bringing it to your attention.

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by Anura Guruge