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I Sold My Full-Frame ‘Canon EOS RP’ On eBay Today — 1-Year After I Got It.

by Anura Guruge


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Did NOT plan it as such — sell it after 1-year.

NO. I did NOT need the money. SMILE.

I just realized I had NOT used it in over 2-months. And that is my rule with cameras. IF I haven’t used it — get rid of it.

Last picture I had taken with it.

That was on January 28, 2020!

Not good.


It had to go.

Obviously I am still taking pictures every day. But, not with my Canon. I like my ‘new’ Google Pixel 4.

I am happy with what I got on eBay. I ended up selling the grip, my Canon RF 35mm (which I had BARELY used) and my control ring adapter. Still have two other items to sell. I am good.

I have NO CAMERA! Wow. Just my Google Pixel 4. Kind of feel naked.

Yes, I have an idea as to what I might get. NO, it will not be full-frame. It will not even be APS-C or even 1″!

Yes, I am going back to TINY sensor. I am going to get a TRAVEL compact. The Pixel 4 doesn’t zoom far or do macro that well.

I will keep you posted.


One of the 1st pictures I took with it.
April 17, 2019.


Funny. I wrote a book about getting this camera.

My accidental book!

 


Camera’s gone. But, the book is forever! That is life. That is why I write books!


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Miscellaneous Flowers & Fauna As The New Hampshire Fall Falters With The First Frost — October 17, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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Had our first frost of the 2017 Fall last night. So, the remaining flowers are on borrowed time. I, as such, need to snap as many since I am going to go for 6-months without any — outside. It is a hard life up here near the Arctic Circle.

In case you noticed or wondered, I was using a different lens. No, not a new one. One I already had, BUT rarely use. For the first time, ever, I put one of my Sony a6500 APS-C lenses on my fullframe a7 II. It was a trip. The lens happened to be my Sony f/3.5 30mm macro. Totally changes the picture and the resolution.


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3 N-Scale Locomotives With An APS-C Macro Lens On A Full-Frame A7 II Body.

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For the first time, ever, I put one of my Sony a6500 APS-C lenses on my fullframe a7 II. It was a trip. The lens happened to be my Sony f/3.5 30mm macro. Totally changes your perspective. So, I was just messing around. Seeing what was possible.


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APS-C to Full-Frame Lens Focal Length Crib Chart — Mainly For Sony E-mount Lenses.

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Well as I elaborated yesterday,
I have to get my head around this focal-length
‘equivalence’.

Since I am used to thinking in APS-C terms
I needed my own crib sheet just to be on the safe side.

As you can see I am focusing on Sony E-mount
focal lengths.


Click to ENLARGE. Yes, I have an Excel spreadsheet. I can plugin whatever numbers you need THOUGH it is but a trivial exercise in multiplying by 1.5 or dividing by 1.5.


Here is a picture from yesterday IF it helps.

To get the same Depth of Field (DoF) that I got with a 40.7mm APS-C lens,
I would need a 61mm Full-Frame lens.


I needed this to work out what lenses I need to consider.

With FF, anything below 27mm will be WAY TOO WIDE for I!

I am probably better off sticking to FF 50mm and more. {SMILE}


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Getting My Head Around The LARGER ‘Field of View’ (FOV) Of A Full-Frame Camera.

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This, for I, is going to get some getting used to.

The irony being that I like tight, close-up shots.
So, my preference for zoom lenses and zooming.

With the Full-Frame Sony a7II 
I will have to stick to ‘zoom’ lenses.

Let me EXPLAIN.


A view of Acadia with a APS-C sensor and a lens at 40.7mm.

I will need a lens capable of giving me 61mm to get that same view.
IF I used the same 40.7mm there will be MUCH MORE scenery in the picture.

That could be good or bad and will affect the composition.

The irony is I like TIGHT compositions.


It gets even CRAZIER when you use a 1/2.3″ camera
such as my beloved Nikon P900.

That is another Acadia view, this time with the Nikon P900,
using 35.7mm focal length.

To get that view I would have to use a lens capable of 200mm
on the Sony a7II.

The Nikon P900 picture is below.


The Nikon P900 picture used above.

You can see that this is quite a nice view.

Yes, I will be able to get this same exact view with my Sony a7II BUT I will need a 200mm lens.

And, yes, I will get a zoom capable of 200mm. {SMILE}


IF you are not really into photography you are going to be wondering what the heck I am talking about.

This has NOTHING to do with resolution, i.e., 12MP, 16MP, 24MP etc.

The Sony a6000 that I just traded in and the Sony a7II have the SAME EXACT resolution; 6000 x 4000 pixels, 24MP.

But, the Full-Frame Sony a7II has a much BIGGER sensor and when it comes to cameras SIZE has always mattered.

A bigger sensor the more light you can get — all other things being equal BECAUSE there is more surface area to capture the light. That is usually the MAIN reason to go with Full-Frame. That is why I am finally going with FF. If you, of course, like shooting wide vistas then FF is a boon.

My problem is that I like tight, cropped shots! So, I really should be NOT getting a FF.

But, all is not lost. It just means that I have to stay at the higher zoom range when it comes to the lenses I use on the a7II. Later today I am going to create a Excel Spreadsheet to help me out.

So to get a 50mm APS-C equivalent shot, I would need a 75mm lens on the a7II.

It just means that I need to be careful not to get anything much below 30 – 35mm FF.

I will sort it out. Just need to get my head around it.

Yes, I can also use APS-C lenses on the Sony a7II but that CROPS the image and that is a whole different issue!


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Getting A Sony a6500 Will Be Like Entering An Arranged Marriage — YIKES.

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In my early 20s (and once more in my early 30s) I railed so much against arranged marriages. My adoptive mother was so, so anxious to get me to marry a ‘tea estate‘ or a rich cousin! I wasn’t going to have any of that. She even once floored me by saying that she will arrange and finance me to have a white mistress on the side — as long as I married, someone she chose, from Ceylon! That did really flabbergast me. My very moral, ultra-religious mother telling me that she will pay for me to keep a white mistress on the side. Wow.

And now I am going to get a Sony a6500.

I am in shock. Albeit not too severe.

It does seem crazy doesn’t it. Getting a camera that you don’t like! But I don’t have a choice. I have gone for 15 months WAITING to buy my ‘serious’ big camera. I can’t wait forever. I waited for nearly 9 months for the Fuji X-T2. Then I realized that its autofocus would not meet my expectations.

My extensive research and plain logic tells me that the Sony a6500, in terms of specs., is the camera for me. I just don’t like how it looks, how small it is and user-interface. Plus I have had bad luck with two Sonys, an a77 Mk II and a RX100 Mk II.


This is what DPReviews has to say about the Sony a6300 in its latest
Interchangeable Lens Cameras ($900-1200)” Roundup.

The a6500 is essentially the same beast with a TOUCHSCREEN and some better electronics inside.

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Use link above to access original.


You can see my dilemma and bind.

The a6500 sucks in terms of looks/handling but is exceptional in terms of what I really want — amazing autofocus and great image quality.

Hence the compromise.

Head over heart.

Cold logic over passion.

What is the worst that can happen? That I return it. {SMILE}

Now that would be different.


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My Two Sony a6500 Posts From A ‘Month’ Ago Appear To Be Pretty Prophetic.

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The APS-C, mirrorless Sony a6500 was announced October 6, 2016.

I made the following two posts within 2 days of that announcement and I might have been PROPHETIC beyond belief.

Check them out.


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In terms of image stabilization & autofocus points it even puts the Fuji X-T2 to shame — and everybody swears the a6xxxs outperform the Fuji when it comes to AF, hands down.

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From DPReview.com, of course. Click to ENLARGE.


Since the above posts, nearly a month ago, I have been doing a lot of in-depth research into the Sony a6500. It appears to be one heck of a camera. People rave about the Sony a6300 which was released in February 2016 and DPReview gave it 84% rating compared to the 85% for the X-T2.

The Sony a6500 adds image stabilization and a touch-screen to what was offered by the a6300. That has to give it 2% more points.

I am torn. I have not had much luck with Sonys and I have owned two: a Sony a77 Mk II and a Sony RX100 Mk II. But neither of these are in the league of the new Sony a6500.

I am having to give this an undue amount of thought and attention.

P.S., The price isn’t bad either though Sony E-mount lenses are pricey.


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Rather Than Waiting In Vain For Panasonic Lumix LX200 Consider Samsung NX500.

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“DPReview” side-by-side comparison.

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There is also this YouTube video
that rates the NX500 over the LX100.


The Samsung NX500 with a zoom lens should be better than a Panasonic Lumix LX200APS-C sensor, on sensor PHASE DETECT and an insane 28MP resolution.

So give it some serious thought.


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Samsung NX500 Epiphany — Why Not Settle For An APS-C Sensor?

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“DPReview” side-by-side camera comparison. It is DIFFICULT to ignore sensor size.


As with the Fuji X-T2 the Samsung NX1 was another camera I lusted after for months and then, at the last minute, shied away because of technical (as opposed to financial) considerations.

I will also readily admit that my requirements, fancies and demands tend to change, sometimes within days — and have over my 2 year saga for a set of long-term cameras. Maybe I will never have a set of cameras I keep for that long. C’est la vie.

Anywho … I think I had dismissed the Samsung NX500 BECAUSE it did not have a viewfinder.

That requirement has changed in the last month! Since I have had the Nikon P900 I have rarely used the viewfinder. So I now know that I can live with just a good LCD.

So the Samsung NX500 is back in the fray.

It has phase-detect AF and I really want phase-detect. And it is an APS-C.

And what I am looking for is a compact.

Still not sure what my eventual BIG camera will be.


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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II Delayed? Has Canon With EOS M5 Already Stolen The Mirrorless Thunder?

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Click here for the full, original “DPReview” post
with entire Olympus Press Release.

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Well the much anticipated Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II, as was expected, has been announced at PhotoKina 2016. But the wording on Olympus’s press release is curious. It says: “Olympus Announces The Development Of Its New Flagship Camera …”

“Announces The Development” …

Claims that the camera will come LATER this year, i.e., 2016.

Does that mean December 2016 — the Canon M5 slated to be available in the first week on December.

The specs, as I always expected them to be, are FORMIDABLE. It looks like it will be one heck of a camera.

But, in the end, push-comes-to-shove, the Olympus despite all of its bells and whistles is a Micro Four-Thirds (4/3″) and the Canon M5 is an APS-C — and sensor size does matter. I might, however, be TEMPTED to wait to see what the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II can really deliver.

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