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Sony a7 II Only Comes With ONE Battery — Contrary To What It Says In David Busch’s ‘a7R II/a 77 II’ book.

by Anura Guruge


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I was taken back to read that the Sony a7 II came with two batteries. Just seemed strange.

So I checked the online Sony instruction guide and did the above post.

Mystery cleared.

The Sony a7R II comes with two batteries.

Sony a7 II comes with one.

I e-mailed David Busch (via his Website) and got a response soon after. He CONFIRMED that his statement in his book was for the a7R II — not the a7 II.

I just wanted to make sure.

Didn’t want to get an a7 II and feel that I had been gypped. 


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by Anura Guruge

Nikon P900 — Not Including A Battery Charger Is Crazy [+ Thumbs Up For “DOT-01” Batteries].

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and gaze in wonder. From the Nikon P900 “Quick Guide”.


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Click to access Amazon product page.


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For reasons that totally escape me Nikon does NOT provide a standalone battery charger with the Nikon P900. Yes, the P900 has an internal battery for its clock but that alone is not a good enough reason not to skim on a $4 charger.

I have never liked charging batteries INSIDE the camera. It is so limiting in that you can’t use the camera while the battery is being charged.

Given my penchant for taking upwards of 900 pictures on some days I can easily go through 3 charged batteries within 8 to 12 hours. So I tend to carry 3 to 4 charged batteries on me.

So, yes, I got chargers for the Nikon P900 even BEFORE I picked up the camera — and yes, that was in the plural.

I had never had one of these DUAL chargers and they make SO MUCH sense for me given the batteries I have to charge. Being USB only is not an issue since I have USB charging stations all over the house! So why do I need two chargers? One to go in the camera bag — of course.

Up until I got my now traded-in Fuji X-E2s, in May 2016, I used to be “Wasabi” only when it came to extra camera batteries. Then, with the Fuji, I saw posts for the “DOT-o1” batteries, with extra “charge”, on Amazon. There prices were good. I got a set of 3 for the Fuji and they did fine. No problems. Though I never counted the shots I think they gave me more shots per battery. Worst case, they were no different to the original Fuji battery or the two “Wasabi” batteries that I also bought.

With the Nikon P900 I did NOT bother getting any “Wasabi”. Just ordered the four “DOT-01” batteries. I have already used two of them. No issues.

So, for now, I have to say that the “dual charger” and the “DOT-01” batteries work just fine with the Nikon P900.


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by Anura Guruge

I Bought An “Aleve Direct Therapy” TENS Unit From Walmart (Plymouth, NH) Yesterday.

by Anura Guruge


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Wasn’t too difficult to find. It was with, as I expected, the other BIG medical units (blood pressure monitors etc.) that Walmart sells in its Pharmacy section. After I had already put a unit into my cart we discovered that Walmart had an entire ‘endcap’ display dedicated to these TENS units — with lots of signs and a non-working display model.

I was surprised by how small it was. But I guess that makes sense. You don’t want a big, bulky, heavy unit stuck to your back.

I was also impressed about how meticulous they were in including everything you need in the box and clearly listing them on the outside — so as to avoid any confusion. It is READY to use straight out of the bog. Batteries and even a small screwdriver are included. Very slick. Bravo.

And there is a “no questions asked” 30-day money back guarantee. That is GREAT.

Paid $49.88.

So do NOT buy the $69 “Core Product” version … even on Amazon (and I say this as an Amazon shareholder).

Deanna tried it out this morning. Had to reinsert the batteries in the main unit to get it to work.

Said it was GOOD. That it was strong. The impulses aren’t as strong as those of her professional-grade wired unit, BUT she said it was ‘enough’ and good.

So …

There you have it. Available from Walmart, ready to run, with a 30-day money back guarantee and Deanna says it works!

What more could you ask for?


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by Anura Guruge


Fujifilm X-E2s — Must Have Accessories.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Lenovo Android pad.

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My accessorized Fuji X-E2s with handgrip, thumb grip, raised shutter release and wrist straps.


Got a genuine Fuji MHG-XE Hand Grip for 1/2-price from eBay!

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The other accessories — not counting two wrist straps.

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My cameras, as you must be able to tell from my “6 Images A Day” posts get used daily. So it is important to me that they feel right in my hand — and I spend a lot of time (if not money) making sure that I get them setup the way I want them to feel.

On my new Fuji X-E2s the standard grip, at the front, was just way too small — especially since I invariably hand carry all my cameras, dangling off one or more wrist straps. I had read on multiple reviews that the Fuji provided MHG-XE grip was a must. Why Fuji doesn’t include this as standard obviously all has to do with profits. The $101.53 on Amazon seemed too steep. So I checked e-bay. Found one for $65 that said “Make An Offer”. I started at $45 and settled at $50 (with free shipping). Claimed it had some cosmetic blemishes and was missing the Allen wrench. That didn’t bother me. I don’t mind if my camera looks like it gets used and I have plenty of Allens. When it arrived, within 2 days, it was PERFECT. So that was a nice bonus.

That the grip has a built-in ‘Arca Swiss Plate‘ tripod/monopod mount was another deciding factor. This is great. I don’t have to worry about carrying a mounting plate and screwing it on. Just remove my wrist grip and I am ready to go. I like the hand grip. All as promised. Full access to battery and SD card without having to remove the grip and the mount works brilliantly. So delighted with my $50 grip.

I had also heard good things about the ‘Gadget Place‘ thumb grip and I knew it would come in handy since as I said I hand carry my camera. So the thumb grip is another place for me to hold onto the camera even when I am not using it. Given the built-in flash I don’t have much of a need for the hotshoe. So that is not a factor. The thumb grip is good.

I was NOT going to get the shutter release button. Seemed like an affectation but after 24 hours I decided that it would be nice if the shutter button was higher up. Works. Makes it easier to use and Devanee likes it. So that is all good.

The ACMAXX 3.0″ Hard LCD Armor Protector is all that it is cracked up to be (if you get my drift). Piece of cake to apply and cleans up easy enough. I like it.

Using a comfy leather DSLRKIT Split Leather Wrist/Hand Strap Grip that I already had at home in case I needed one! Ditto with the wrist strap. I have a few spare at any given time!

Using B+W UV lenses as is my wont. Wasabi batteries, again as is my wont — though one was bad and had to be replaced! going to try some “DOT-1” batteries — though I haven’t got them yet. 


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by Anura Guruge