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I Am Trading In My 5.5 Month Old Sony a6000 At Amazon.

by Anura Guruge

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All packed, ready to be dropped off at UPS Store in Concord, NH, on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

Arrival of the Sony a6000 kit, from ‘Cardinal Photo’, on November 16, 2016.

I got the kit, on a pre-‘Black Friday’ steal, for $699.

See this post.

The Sony a6000, was ALWAYS, going to be temporary.

The plan, as of October 2016, was to get Sony a6500 — when it became available in mid-December 2016. I can demonstrate that! {SMILE}

I didn’t end up getting a6500 because I was in the throes of writing my ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘ book. I wanted to finish that book before I got another new camera.

So now is the time, though I have already started working on my NEXT book.

Yes, I am still going to get a Sony a6500 BUT not for another couple of weeks.

I am first going to get a Sony a7II. Yes, I am going Full-Frame. A bucket-list wish.

Then I am getting a6500 to be my compact for shows, concerts, circuses etc. 

Amazon is promising me $476 for the trade-in as you can see from the first image.

But, they invariably reduce that offer once they have the camera. I am expecting around $420.

So, I paid $699 and will get back $420.

So having the Sony a6000 for 5 and a half-months would have cost me $279.

That comes to $1.65 a day!

And nobody, but nobody could say I did NOT use that camera.

I took 11,684 pictures with the a6000 during those 169 days — in addition to using my Nikon P900 on some days.

That says I paid $0.02 per picture.

So, I am happy.

Hoping to have the Sony a7II next week and the Sony a6500 at the end of the month. There is a show we are going to in early June.

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by Anura Guruge

Blended (2014) Has A Cameo By Dale Steyn & Many Appearances By “Junior Mambazo” (Ladysmith ‘Kids’)

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by Anura Guruge

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YouTube of “Junior Mambazo” in ‘Blended’. Click to access.


“Junior Mambazo”. Click to ENLARGE and read here. From Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mshengu_White_Mambazo


Dale. From Wikipedia. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Steyn

This was a movie I recorded, probably from Cinemax, during the latest free preview weekend on DirecTV. It looked vaguely amusing, and that it was.

We like ‘mindless’ movies like this. Easy to watch, easy on the eye. It is escapism. Nothing profound. It was OK. I would not have paid to see it, but for ‘free’ — it would be churlish to complain. Some funny bits. Decent commentary on current social mores.

The “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” lookalikes were a real BONUS. We saw them, live, at the ConcordCapitol Center for the Arts“, in 2003, and have always been great fans. We initially thought it was them but I had to make sure. Appears it is “Junior Mambazo”. Pretty good. Hard to tell the difference.

There was NO mistaking Dale. I immediately recognized him. What the HECK he was doing in this movie is a puzzle. Yes, of course, he got paid … BUT! Dale? Actually, no harm done. He must have had fun.

I had heard of the ‘anything goes’ hedonistic atmosphere at “Sun City”. If it is really like what they depict I might add it to my Bucket List — though it might be way beyond my meagre pay grade.