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2nd Batch Of Pictures From My New Panasonic ZS80 — May 31, 2020.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE — any & all.

Also check 7 posted in today’s ‘Pictures of the Day‘.








Do NOT panic! This will not be a daily feature. More than likely this is the last. Yes, I will still do the daily 7 pictures, but not this ‘check out my new camera‘ post. SMILE.

So, what do I think of the Panasonic ZS80. Ambivalent. Cheapest camera I have owned in years — & it feels it. SMILE.

It costs me about $325 & it takes pictures worthy of that price bracket.

Yes, I have NOT spent enough time with it. My fault. I will rectify that.

The user manual for this supposed ‘pocket’, compact ‘point-&-shoot’ weighs three times that of the camera!

Panasonic user manuals are dense & hard to read. Too much auxiliary ornamentation & redundant ‘do-hickeys‘. Very hard to plough through, Shame.


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by Anura Guruge


I Am Going To STOP Buying Japanese Cameras Because They Restarted Commercial Whaling!

by Anura Guruge


As of today I am going to STOP buying Japanese cameras, lenses, printers & cars.

I am NOT joking.

Definitely NOT buying anymore Japanese cameras. PROMISE.


Click image to access original article. Google ‘whale’ for more.


Click image to access this post.


I really am SO, SO angry.

Killing whales is so unnecessary. The demand for whale meat in Japan has even FALLEN.

Yes, I fully appreciate that we kill other animals for meat, but the majority of that is ‘farm’ animals.

The despicable Japanese. They never learn. Greedy, heartless, no-shame BASTARDS, Well, we know how they acted prior to and during WW II. They have not changed. Alas.

I am hoping that the sea will enact its revenge! You work that one out. Killing whales, natures beautiful gift to us.

And, alas, not being a vegetarian I do see their point. But, whales? Can’t we control our urges.

I really hope that countries exact sanctions against them. That is all they understand. Money, money, money.

I have to start boycotting Japanese products.

Doesn’t matter that they, damn them, have a monopoly on cameras. I will stop by cameras! I am NOT joking. I am deadly serious.

Damn the Japanese.


I guess I will have to start thinking Hasselblad! {SMILE}


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So Disgusted With The DAMN Japanese For Restarting Commercial Whaling.

by Anura Guruge


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From CNN. Just Google for plenty MORE.


This makes me so, so upset and sad. We, in 2019, are back to commercial whaling. Don’t we ever learn. The despicable Japanese. They never learn. Greedy, heartless, no-shame BASTARDS, Well, we know how they acted prior to and during WW II. They have not changed.

I am hoping that the sea will enact its revenge! You work that one out. Killing whales, natures beautiful gift to us. Why? They will claim for the meat.

And, alas, not being a vegetarian I do see their point, but whales? Can’t we control our urges.

I really hope that countries exact sanctions against them. That is all they understand. Money, money, money.

I am seriously thinking of boycotting Japanese products — but they, damn them, have a monopoly on cameras.

Damn the Japanese.


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A Collage Of Nikon Cameras From 1948 to 1971.

by Anura Guruge


From ‘Nikon Rumors’ with THANKS but it is originally from a “New York Times” article published c. 1959. So, I am not too concerned that I am stepping on anybody’s copyright.


Thought you might enjoy seeing these. I do NOT think I owned any of these. I do, however, remember seeing the Nikkormat FTn and Nikon F2. Pretty neat.


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Sony Came To Be This Day 71-Years Ago, In Japan — On May 7, 1946.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony


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Well, well, well.

I had no idea how old Sony was — or where the name came from. Now, thanks to Wikipedia, I know. “Sonny Boy” — and I can see how they came up with “Walkman” from there.

Over the years I have had lots of Sony products — going back to Betamax. Yes, I was a big adherent of Betamax.

And now Sony cameras. Had three already and the plan is to get two more within the month! And the scary thing is that I am not that sure I like Sony cameras!

But, I have little choice. I am COMMITTED to mirrorless and don’t want to go below APS-C. Yes, Fuji was an option BUT I despaired of Fuji’s lousy autofocus capabilities.

So, it has to be Sony and I have to learn to live with Sony! 


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With The Advent Of The EOS M5 Canon Unveils A New US Website Dedicated To Mirrorless Cameras & Lenses.

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Click image to access new Canon Mirrorless (i.e., EOS M Series) Website.


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Image that appears on this Website, supposedly taken with the new Canon M5. But there is NO information about the lens used. Plus I am not convinced that it was taken with a M5. Yes, I am very skeptical. Click to ENLARGE. Use link above to access original.


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‘That Makes A Lot Of Sense’ All-in-One, Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker From Buydig.com.

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Click to access BuyDig.com listing with lot more — rather MOUTHWATERING — pictures.


This happened to pop-up on my Facebook ‘page’ since I do follow ‘BuyDig.com‘ — my preferred source for cameras (of late), primarily because I like the ‘style’ (and, to be honest, the name) of their Super Salesman(-in-Charge), Ray Messiah.

I could immediately see the potential. I love breakfast sandwiches though I can no longer indulge in carbs whether it be a muffin, biscuit or bagel. So this sandwich maker per se will not really be that useful for I. When I go to McDonald’s (which is quite often) I now invariably get at least two breakfast sandwiches for myself — especially now that some of the sandwiches are available all day. I, however, take both slices of ‘bread’, irrespective of what it is, and just eat the inside. THEN I wrap the ‘bread’ in the original wrapper and bring it home for the dogs. That I get two helps. One each. They know. They sit and wait expectantly — but don’t get too agitated because they know there is one for each.

Anywho … I thought some of you may find this sandwich maker of use. Enjoy.


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Sony, Despite The Mirrorless Cameras, Losing Money On Imaging Products.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the original Presentation from Sony at their Website.

Click 2nd image to ENLARGE and read here.

Imaging Products‘, i.e., cameras, are on the 3rd row. OK?

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Olympus Cameras Provides Good Tips On Photographing Your Christmas Tree.

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by Anura Guruge


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My analysis of ‘Camera Labs’ point-and-shoot.
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>> Panasonic’s
new REFOCUS.

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Bought Sony RX100 II.
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Click to access original from Olympus.


Since I do like Olympus cameras, and since Deanna does have an Olympus point-and-shoot (the SZ-16) which she loves dearly, I do subscribe to e-mail posts from Olympus.

I received the above this morning about trying to get good pictures of decorated and lit Christmas trees. Though it is for Olympus camera owners the tips in general, the aperture setting, ISO, ‘hand-held mode‘ etc., should be applicable to most other cameras. So I thought I would share them with you. Taking decent pictures of Christmas trees can be a challenge. One KEY item that Jamie MacDonald, the author of the Olympus post, does not discuss is White Balance (WB). I have found that getting the right WB (of course) can make a huge difference.

We have, as has been the case for the last 8 years, two decorated Christmas trees. I haven’t really spent any time trying to take any serious shots of them. Maybe, inspired by this post, I will do that tonight.


A few random shots of the 2 Christmas trees I have snapped, with my trusty Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, over the last few days. I really didn’t spend anytime messing with the settings. Picture where you can see a paper butterfly … that is a REFLECTION of the tree in a window, the butterfly stuck to the window.


Fujifilm X-Pro 2, Alleged To Be Announced In A Few Weeks, Does Not Make Any Sense.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> ‘Lunar Mirrorless’
is NOT an Hasselblad. 
>>
My analysis of ‘Camera Labs’ point-and-shoot.
>>
Death knell for Lytro Illum.
>> Panasonic’s
new REFOCUS.


>>
Bought Sony RX100 II.
>> Bought Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

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Click here to access original article.

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Yes, now that I have CONVINCED myself that my next BIG camera (not counting a ‘GoPro’ equivalent I just bought because the girls want one for Christmas) will the supposed Fuji X-T2 I am, of course, doing my diligence on Fuji and their cameras.

I have done some, though not extensive, research on the X-T1 vs. X-Pro 1. From everything I can see the X-Pro 1 is now a folly. The X-T1 is superior to it in every way other than for the fact that it does NOT look like an old rangefinder and does not have an Optical Viewfinder (OVF). Got that. I have to believe that Fuji no longer sells many X-Pro 1s. That is fine and fair. Most people who want a Fuji X-family camera are probably opting, despite the higher price, for the X-T1.

To bring out a X-Pro 2, especially without 4K video (though that bothers me naught), does not make sense. From my research the ONLY meaningful improvement that the X-Pro 2 will have over the X-Pro 1 is higher resolution — at least 24MP vs. the current 16MP. Yes, of course, that is never to be sneezed at. 16MP is on the low side and 24MP, in 2016, is ‘Goldilocks’.

But the PRIME APPEAL of the X-Pro is its retro look. My contention is that those that like the retro look probably already think that 16MP is way beyond what they need. Lets face it you can take some pretty fine images with 16MP.

The reason I am waiting for the X-T2 is the higher resolution. But as we already discussed the X-T1 is a better camera, technically and in practice, that the X-Pro 1. So a X-T2 makes a lot of sense. Not so a X-Pro 2.

Just like the rather stupid a68 Sony announced last month. Marginal cameras searching for a niche. These Japanese camera manufacturers, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, as I broached upon yesterday, really are in need of some ADULT supervision. Just remember camera companies can go UNDER. Kodak. Polaroid.