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Cameta Camera — Making Ordering A Camera An Absolute Bloody PAIN.

by Anura Guruge


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On Friday, May 13, 2016, I tried to order a Fuji camera kit from Cameta Camera. It turned out to be a terrible ordeal. Took all the pleasure out of buying a new camera. Shame on YOU Cameta Camera.

Until this atrocious, unforgivable experience I have always thought highly of Cameta. Check this post from October 2015 titled “Nothing BUT Kudos, Very High Kudos, For Cameta Camera“.

Well not anymore.

I went to Cameta because they have good kits and because I wanted to show my GRATITUDE for how graciously they had treated me in the past. To be fair, the salesman I deal with, Lou Cohen (ext. 2168), is extremely nice, helpful and professional. The problems are with Cameta’s arrogant, unprofessional (and obviously poorly trained) order processing group.

Well Cameta has a new policy. They call up and check your credentials with your credit card company before they process the order. But it is an all or nothing verification. If Cameta has you on ‘XYZ Road’ and the credit card company has you at ‘XYX Rd’ the verification will fail. If you give Cameta your cell number and the credit card company has your home number the verification will fail.

This is CRAZY. It is NOT Cameta’s job to try and further authenticate a credit card BEYOND name, address, account number, expiration, and ccv code. If the credit card was stolen the credit card company will deal with it. Cameta is trying to be too clever.

Not impressed at all, at all. We finally got the damn order placed — and it was NOT a small order. I don’t buy $300 point-and-shoots (or at least not anymore). Ended up placing the order using my Discover Card. I logged onto Discover pulled up my profile and made sure bloody Cameta had it letter for letter. Though I see a temp. authorization at Discover I have yet to receive an order confirmation from the dastardly Cameta.

I am also NOT going to get the camera till mid next week. Jesus wept. IF I had ordered it with my buddy Ray Messiah at BuyDig I would have had the camera Saturday morning by 10am.

Well lesson well learned. NEVER AGAIN. Screw you Cameta.

Ray I am so, so sorry I did not come to you. I was trying to be nice. That is what happens.

YOU have been WARNED. Stay clear. Shop BuyDig.


by Anura Guruge

My Review Of My Sony a77 Mk II Bundle From ‘Cameta’ Gets “Most Helpful” Rating At Amazon.

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Well, what I said had to be said. The bundle, indubitably, is good value for money. I would NOT have got it, after all the months of research, if it was not. But you just need to be aware.

So far, so good with the camera. Here are 4 more images from the camera — DRAMATICALLY resized in terms of image size. The originals of these, in V.Fine quality, generate JPEG files as big as 18MG! What I am posting are 317KB! So a huge difference in size and hence quality!


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Very First Pictures From My Sony a77 Mk II Which Arrived Today From Cameta Camera.


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The Sony a77 II, ordered through Amazon BUT fulfilled (i.e., shipped) by ‘Cameta Camera‘ arrived today, Friday, August 28, 2015 — albeit with Deanna going to the Post Office to pick it up.

Yes, we have a video of me unpacking it. So far, so good. Everything that Cameta said would be in the box was in the box and THERE is, contrary to what folks (including Cameta) had said, a Sony lens hood for the Sony 16-50mm SSM lens. That was a bonus since this is a $75 hood!

I took my time unpacking and sorting out all the bits. The Sony battery, with the Sony charger, took over 4 hours to fully charge. Instruction manual says 3 BUT maybe it was because it was the first charge. More about the Cameta bundle in another post.

Once I had the battery and my 64GB card (as opposed to the one supplied by Cameta) I felt obliged to snap some pictures.

These were taken WITHOUT ANYTHING being set on the Menus — other than date and time. Just set the Focus Mode Dial to ‘A’. That was all. The pictures shown above were shot on ‘P’ and ‘Auto’. I am reasonably happy. Tomorrow I will customize the camera.

It feels good and I love the illuminated viewfinder.

So far, so good.


Abraham Corona — Photos By Another Sony a77 II Fan Who Has Been Helping Me.

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I am definitely going to get a Sony a77 II. That is now a foregone conclusion. The plan is to also order it, as a 2-lens bundle, from Amazon BUT fulfilled (i.e., shipped) by ‘Cameta Camera‘.

hoodcap1Given who I am, and the amount of research I have done into my camera purchase (over the last 6 weeks), I had a number of questions about this bundle, e.g., two both lenses come with hoods? NO they don’t. Only one, the Tamaron. The Sony lens does not. Sony sells the hood for $75. That is just a piece of plastic. That is a bit excessive — and I say that as a Sony (SNE) stockholder! Well I am not going to get that hood. I actually found a real NEAT one. It is called a ‘Hoodcap’ — hood and lens cap in one. IF it works this will be great because I am always fiddling around for my lens cap. NO, I can’t abide having the lens cap tethered to the camera. That annoys me. The ‘Hoodcap’ seems ingenious. Why didn’t I think of that. Just hope it works. It is only supposed to work on two Sony lenses and the 16 – 50mm I am getting is one of them.

In addition to the hoodcaps I have had other questions. The bundle talks about an HDMI-to-microHDMI cable. That comes with the camera. So I was confused as to why it is listed separately. Also wanted to know how many battery chargers I will get. Appears I will get two. That is good. Well the answers to these last questions came from Abraham Corona — via the Amazon “Ask a Question” feature. He has been EXTREMELY helpful.

On one of his answers he included a link to his Facebook page so I could see his work. I was impressed. I asked him if I can post a few of his images on this blog. He kindly agreed. So that is how you get to enjoy these pictures. 

Abraham Corona.

Thank you.


Most Likely Get My Sony a77 II From ‘Cameta Camera’ Via Amazon.

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** Understated Zoom on
Sony RX10 II.
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You can’t look at Sony cameras on Amazon without coming across the name ‘Cameta Camera‘ as the provider of the item. I had never heard of them and was leery about getting a camera (bundle) from them — as opposed to having the item fulfilled by Amazon.

Then I found a two lens bundle with EXACTLY the two lenses I craved for — at one heck of a price. The Cameta Camera bundle price for the two lenses, plus a flash, memory card etc. etc. is less than I can get a ONE lens kit from Sony. So I called up Cameta Camera on Tuesday to ask them some questions. I was impressed. I also posed the same questions on Amazon and they responded. I feel better.

Given their price I don’t think I can get anything even close in terms of price from anybody else other than Cameta. I will, however, place the order through Amazon. It will be crazy for me not to do so. Not only do I get the comfort of Amazon’s liberal returns policy BUT as a Prime card member I get a 5% ‘reward’ and 6-months, interest free, to pay for the purchase. I, as I have said often, like Amazon and love Amazon Prime.

I don’t plan to order the a77 II bundle till after August 22. I really must get my latest book, at least in Kindle form, done. I won’t have the time to play with a new camera till then — and my birthday isn’t till September. I will, of course, keep you posted. Wish me luck.