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I Sold My Nikon P900 Mega-Zoom On eBay This Morning, Within 2-Hours — I Currently Have NO Cameras!

by Anura Guruge


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This was what you could call an impulse sale. I had not been planning to sell this Nikon P900. I had it for 2.5 years and was quite fond of it. It has unparalleled zoom capability and can take some awesome macros. So, I was going to hold onto to it.

But, I was not using it. Last time I used it was in October 2018 — over 6-months ago. Ideally I would have liked to have given it to somebody. But, nobody wants a camera these days — they are quite content with using their smartphone. And as cameras go, this, with its huge zoom, is heavy & bulky.

So, I took some pictures of it, using my Google Pixel 2, and listed it on eBay. Yes, I low-balled the ‘Buy It Now’ price. I did not want to relist it because that costs more money. I just wanted to get it done with. And I did not have to wait long. Definitely less than 2-hours.

Plus, now, eBay nor PayPal hold onto the money you get. It is available — instantly. That is nice.

So, I have sold all my cameras. This time last year I had 3 cameras: Sony a7 II Full Frame, Sony a6500 APSC and this mega-zoom Nikon P900 — in addition to my Google Pixel 2. Now I have no cameras. Yes, I plan to get a Canon EOS RP within the next 2 weeks.


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by Anura Guruge


Sold My Sony SEL 24-240mm Zoom Yesterday — I Am Now Fully Divested Of All My Sony Kit.

by Anura Guruge


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I was hoping to be at this point — i.e., having NO Sony kit — a bit sooner than now. But, that is OK.

I sold my 90mm, my 2nd most used lens, in February 2019. Then I busted my knee. That set me back a few weeks.

The 90mm and Sony a7 II body both sold on eBay within 90-minutes. So, I had kind of got spoiled.

The 24-240mm zoom lens went the full-distance of 7-days — with the price going up $85 in the last few seconds. I guess others aren’t as fond of that lens as I was. It was my favorite lens.

So, I am all set to get a new Canon EOS RP system. This time, I am not going to get many lenses. At most four — BUT now I can get NEW lenses for under $100. This was the ONLY reason I abandoned Sony. The lenses were expensive and you couldn’t get any good all-in-one zooms.

Wish me luck.


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by Anura Guruge


I Sold My Full-Frame Sony a7 II (Body Only) On eBay, Today, In 90-Minutes, For $650 + Shipping.

by Anura Guruge


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I finally did IT. Wow.

I have been saying I am going to sell this, my last remaining Sony, since at least last October. I had said I would sell it when I had taken 20,000 pictures with it. Well, I sailed past that landmark in June 2018.

I had taken 30,455 pictures with it.

This was the last picture I took with it — on March 3, 2019, in Wellfleet on the Cape. I haven’t used it since given that I have been on crutches.


I had it for 1 year, 10 months and 3 weeks; i.e., 690-days. I took 30,455 pictures with it during that time. That comes to 44 pictures a day — though I didn’t use it every day. So, I can never be accused of not using it. As I have articulated before I am fed up with the limitations and costs of Sony full-frame lenses. Hence, my parting of ways with Sony.

I still have one last Sony lens for sale — on eBay. I hope it sells.

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I do NOT plan to get another camera for at least 3-weeks. No point getting a Full-Frame while I am on crutches. Not practical to hold one and i don’t want to drop it.

Right now it still looks like the recently available Canon EOS RP Mirrorless Full-Frame. But, that could always change,


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by Anura Guruge


Nikon Mirrorless Lenses For 2019 Excites Me None.

by Anura Guruge


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I am a bit of a contradiction when it comes to full-frame. I like the SIZE of the full-frame sensor and the BIGGER picture I get with it — BUT, at the same time I have never been that fond of wide-angle shooting! The irony here being that the largeness of a full-frame sensor is such that you are already into wide-angle even before you start. Hence, the contradiction.

I like to shoot tight. Thus, I prefer zoom lenses and ideally all in one zooms that give me say AT LEAST 24 – 240mm (which is what I currently have with my Sony a7 II).

Appears that I am in the minority.

Yes, I can get non-Z Nikon lenses that cover this range, BUT I would like native mirrorless glass.

So, that is my problem.

I am definitely, of course, getting the 24-70mm — the only native zoom. I was thinking of getting the 50mm. MAYBE I might think about the new 14-30mm — and experiment with ultra-wide-angle (at least for I).


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by Anura Guruge

I Have A ‘Canon EOS R’ Page On Facebook.

by Anura Guruge


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I set up this Facebook page, on a whim, on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 — 24-hours ahead of the announcement of the Canon EOS R Full-Frame mirrorless. At that point I had convinced myself that the EOS R was going to be my next camera — in place of the Sony a7 II that I have now had for nearly 18-months (and 25,000 shots).

I am no longer sure that I will get an EOS R, BUT I might as well have fun with the page I created while I am still somewhat interested and motivated.

Please visit. IF you like it, like it!


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Realizing That Canon EOS R MIGHT Not Be As Optimum For My Needs As The Nikon Z6.

by Anura Guruge


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Wow, that was an epiphany this morning studying the actual Canon EOS R announcement. I had kind of convinced myself that the Canon EOS R, with its supposed ‘better’ autofocus capabilities, would suit my needs more than the Nikon Z6 unveiled last week.

But, over the day I started having doubts, serious ones at that.

I had initially thought that the LACK of IBIS — In-Body Image Stabilization — was but a nasty rumor put out there to detract from Canon. Not so. The Canon EOS R does not have IBIS. I need to study this. Maybe Canon, with its lens-specific image stabilization, can get away with it. But, I need GOOD IBIS. I rely on it, heavily, on my Sony a7 II. I rarely if ever use a tripod and I also shoot at low shutter speeds. So, I need IBIS.

IBIS is the biggie. Then there is ISO and the lack of JPEG image sharpening in-camera.

On the other hand I am in LOVE with the adapters. Never mind the camera I want one or two of those adapters — the one with the added ring and the other with the filter-slot. These are NEAT. Love how THIN they are. I have stayed away from adapters because they always looked bulky. Not these. These look just right.

So, a LOT of research to do. But, time is on my side. No hurry. I, however, put two of my remaining Sony lenses for sale on eBay.

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by Anura Guruge

The Rumored Panasonic Full-Frame Camera Has Me Baffled — But, WHY?

by Anura Guruge


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I fully understood why Nikon and now, supposedly, Canon, would announced Full-Frame mirrorless cameras. Nikon & Canon are leaders in Full-Frame DSLR cameras and have tons of Full-Frame lenses for their DSLR. For them it was the transitioning from DSLR to mirrorless SOMETHING that I knew was inevitable 4-years ago when I decided that I was going mirrorless from the start.

Panasonic makes good cameras and I loved the Panasonic FZ1000 I owned a couple years ago. It took lovely pictures. But, Panasonic doesn’t even have APS-C lenses.

This makes NO sense to I. But, the rumored Canon EOS R sure does.


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Nikon Z6 Piqued My Interest, Rumored Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Has Blown My Socks OFF.

by Anura Guruge


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The Nikon Z6 announced last week had me quite interested, but I acknowledged that I was going to wait to see what Canon was going to rejoin with. Well, it is still rumor and conjecture, BUT I think there is some fire behind this smoke.

IF the rumors are true we should get an announcement next week! Wow.

Again, as with the Nikon Z6, much of my interest is in the possibility of getting my hands on a broader selection of affordable lenses — albeit via an adapter.

This Canon, like the Nikon Z6, is unlikely to be available much before Christmas 2018 — and I will NOT preorder. Have been burned too many times. Will wait for the second batch of production units. By then I would have gone past the 30,000 photo mark on my now 18-month old Sony a7 II. 30K is a respectable number of shots with any camera.

Stay tuned.


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by Anura Guruge

Nikon Z6, Mirrorless Full-Frame Camera, Has, To My Surprise, Started To Pique My Interest.

by Anura Guruge


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Up until about a week ago when I started seeing pretty realistic images of what the lower-resolution (i.e., 24.5MP) Z6 is supposed to look like I wasn’t that interested. The teaser images that had been provided by Nikon made it look ugly.

I will confess I kind of like the look of it, THOUGH the LCD panel on the top is a turn-off. Waste of money on a mirrorless. C’est la vie.

I am glad that they are making a lower-resolution, i.e., 24.5MP, model. A higher-resolution camera is of no interest to I — for my work.

The three full-frame lenses being announced with the Z6 leave me stone cold. They are nowhere close to the zoom focal lengths I prefer; i.e., 24mm — 240mm (at least).

But, it is the ‘FTZ’ adapter ‘F-to-Z’ (meaning Nikon F-mount to the new Z-mount) that has me most interested. I am so fed up with not having enough choice when it comes to AFFORDABLE Sony Full-Frame lenses.

I haven’t really started studying the specs. as yet. Might as well wait till the announcement next week.

I am close to the 20,000 photo mark on my 18-month old Sony a7 II. That is a fair number of pictures. I can still probably get a good price for it on eBay. I am not in any hurry. Definitely not planning to pre-order one. I can wait. Might be a nice Christmas present for myself. You will, of course, be the first to know.

Then … there is the Canon Full-Frame mirrorless that is supposed to get announced next month. What will be more tempting?


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The Full-Frame Nikon Mirrorless Camera Slated For August 24, 2018, Is Indeed Bad News For Sony.

by Anura Guruge



I do love my Sony a7 II Full-Frame mirrorless that I have had for nearly 18-months, BUT it has crossed my mind that the new Nikon could tempt me badly, and TEMPTATION is MY only weakness.

I am telling myself that the Nikon will not be that much better than the Sony a7 BUT I could be deluding myself — and it could already just be ‘sour grapes’.

I have been thinking of getting a new lens for the Sony a7 II in that I sold my Sony a6500 and 5 APSC lenses that went with it. Then, I think …. wait 2-weeks. What happens if you really like what you hear/see re. the Nikon.

Now Nikon could turn me off by making it into a megapixel PIG! What do I mean by that. I don’t need much more than 24MPs. So, if Nikon starts off with 40MP or more, I am out. Having that much resolution is totally wasted on I.


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