Tag Archives: Fuji X-T2

‘Control Ring’ On Canon RF Lenses Makes The ‘Canon EOS RP’ Into A Nifty 3-Wheel Camera.

by Anura Guruge

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Yes, I had plans for that Control Ring well ahead of purchasing my Canon EOS RP 3 weeks ago.

I like as many control wheels as I can on a camera — which is why, for about 6-months, I was totally convinced that the Fuji X-T2 was going to be my dream camera. Now, with this control ring on the lens (or on the lens adapter) I do have a 3-wheel camera.

As I show in the top diagram I assigned ISO control to that ring. Exposure compensation (EV), automatically, is on the rear wheel and since I shoot in ‘Aperture Priority’ mode most of the time, aperture setting is on the front wheel. Works great for I — though I am still getting used to finding the right — of the three rings — on my 24-105mm lens.

But, this is definitely worth keeping in mind. Really makes the Canon EOS RP a joy to use.

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by Anura Guruge

First Pictures With My New Full-Frame Sony a7 II — From Amazon/Cameta Camera.

by Anura Guruge

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First 4 pictures — 001 to 004.

Shot as a full-resolution JPEG
6000 x 4000 (4.9MB)
but reduced here to
1600 x 1067 (434KB).

No post-processing.
Straight-out-of-camera JPEG.

EXIF data from tools.science.si showing that this camera was BRAND new; i.e., no previous shutter actuations. That is a RELIEF. I am happy. I always worry that I might end up getting a previously used camera sold as ‘new’. Not so in this case.

I bought it from Amazon (given my wonderful relationship with them) though it was supplied by Cameta Camera as a bundle. I have a history with Cameta and I thought long and hard about it. The bundle was worth getting IF nothing else but for the ‘free’ Sony 64GB SD card, battery and Vivitar filters.

It worked out. I am HAPPY.

So on the first picture, i.e., ‘001’, it was ZERO shutter actuations.

Being I, I checked it on the 5th picture too. Shutter actuations are counted starting at 0. Hence why it is ‘4’ rather than ‘5’.

Did I say I was HAPPY?

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Unpacking the Sony a7 II …

Getting this Sony a7 II was a BIG DEAL for I!


Because it has taken me 1 year and 7 months to make this move!

Yes, 1 year and 7 months.

I reluctantly returned my 27-day old Sony a7 II on September 24, 2015 because I ran into a file-corruption issue.

From then onwards I have been procrastinating about my NEXT BIG camera.

I was, to be honest, waiting for the Fuji XT-2. Then I decided I did NOT like Fuji.

So …

That is how I ended up with the Sony a7 II.

So far, I am happy with it.

It has quite the FEEL. It feels like a REAL camera. It has all the dials and buttons I like.

Very satisfying shutter CLUNK.

It is big and heavy. So I still have to get a Sony a6500 to take to shows etc.

So, this was day 1. Hopefully I will keep this camera for some time. {SMILE}

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by Anura Guruge

Review Of Canon’s Mirrorless EOS M5 By U.K. “Pocket-Lint” Far From Flattering.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, it does, to my intense relief, validate my (painful) decision a month ago (or so) to forget the M5 and instead pin my hopes on the new Sony a6500 (getting a Sony a6000 kit (for the lenses and practice)) along the way.

Again, as with the Fuji X-T2, my hunch about autofocus woes have proved to be right. This is getting scary. It is either pure luck and coincidence or I am, finally, getting good at calling mirrorless cameras. 

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by Anura Guruge

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II WAY TOO Overpriced For A “Four Thirds” Camera.

by Anura Guruge


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The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II has some pretty impressive specs. BUT in the end it is still a “Four Thirds” camera and sensor size does matter.

This is STUPID pricing.

$400 more than the Fuji X-T2 and the Fuji is an APS-C sensor.

Same pricing as the Nikon D500.

I would pay $2,000, body only, for for a Nikon D500. But for a “Four Thirds” Olympus.

I think it is at least $200 overpriced.

Not that I was thinking of getting one. I am STICKING with APS-C. Thanks.

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by Anura Guruge

Amazon Has Some AMAZING ‘Black Friday’ Camera Deals!

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by Anura Guruge

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These discounts are REAL. BuyDig.com right now, and I bought my last two cameras (in the last few months) from BuyDig, has the above Nikon D3200 at $446. They have a refurbished at $360.

They have a Samsung NX1 with 16-50mm lens for $1,298. That is $400 off.

From what I can see BuyDig is matching the Olympus prices on Amazon.

IF you are in the market for a camera check these deals.

I really DON’T need another new camera right now — or at least that is what I keep on telling myself right now. I REALLY am going to try and wait for the Fuji X-T2. The X-T2 really appears to be a great match for me. Now … if I see a X-T1 cheap. Deanna will give me HECK but I don’t think she will divorce me over a camera. She knows that if cameras are my ONLY WEAKNESS in my old age, given my track record, that she is doing fine.

$1,399! Hmmmm. $300 off.

Panasonic New Refocus (At Home) Feature, on GX8, G7 & FZ300, Is HUGE.

My Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

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by Anura Guruge

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From ‘The New Camera‘,
a Website that I check a few times a day!


Click to access original at ‘thenewcamera.com’.

This is HUGE!

This will revolutionize the entire digital camera industry.

It is NOT new. Lytro Illum, as I talked about way back in January 2015, was pushing this concept.

What is it?

The ability to FIX your exact focusing and depth-of-field — and change it if you want (multiple times and different ways) — AFTER a photograph has been taken, using software.

You will never ever again take a picture that is out of focus!

You can get perfect, spot-on focus, with any depth-of-field effect you want, at home — after the pictures is taken.

Yes, it probably will only work with RAW and I, to-date, have resisted using RAW or even any post-processing.

But this HUGE. I am surprised that I am not seeing more coverage of this.

Stay tuned. This could be the end of fuzzy pictures.

Though I keep on telling myself that I have a tryst with destiny with the Fuji X-T2, I have been itching to get a Panasonic G7. Hhhmmm! Yes, the stock market has been VERY GOOD to me.

But, I just wanted to share this with you in case YOU missed it.