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I Sold My Full-Frame ‘Canon EOS RP’ On eBay Today — 1-Year After I Got It.

by Anura Guruge

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Did NOT plan it as such — sell it after 1-year.

NO. I did NOT need the money. SMILE.

I just realized I had NOT used it in over 2-months. And that is my rule with cameras. IF I haven’t used it — get rid of it.

Last picture I had taken with it.

That was on January 28, 2020!

Not good.

It had to go.

Obviously I am still taking pictures every day. But, not with my Canon. I like my ‘new’ Google Pixel 4.

I am happy with what I got on eBay. I ended up selling the grip, my Canon RF 35mm (which I had BARELY used) and my control ring adapter. Still have two other items to sell. I am good.

I have NO CAMERA! Wow. Just my Google Pixel 4. Kind of feel naked.

Yes, I have an idea as to what I might get. NO, it will not be full-frame. It will not even be APS-C or even 1″!

Yes, I am going back to TINY sensor. I am going to get a TRAVEL compact. The Pixel 4 doesn’t zoom far or do macro that well.

I will keep you posted.

One of the 1st pictures I took with it.
April 17, 2019.

Funny. I wrote a book about getting this camera.

My accidental book!


Camera’s gone. But, the book is forever! That is life. That is why I write books!

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by Anura Guruge

‘Canon EOS RP’ Kit/Bundle I Got From ‘Cardinal Camera’ Via Amazon.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. Everything that was in the BUNDLE.

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I agnozied about getting a bundle.

In the end I got it ONLY because it was from Cardinal Camera and I have bought cameras and bundles, with success, from them in the past.

All I wanted was the: camera, 24-105mm f/4 L ISM USM lens, the grip and the adapter. The bundle was STILL CHEAPER than these 4 items together and this was the ONLY WAY I could get all 4 as a kit/bundle.

The rest was FLUFF. I relented and kept the 128GB SD card. It is a Class I. I shoot Class 3.

I haven’t tried the flash or the spare battery. It charged, but I haven’t put it in the camera.

I gave most it to the 18-year old daughter who has my old Canon T3i.

I am fussy about what I use with my camera.

The 4 items I needed. The rest was FREE and fluff.

The whole bundle. Impressive.

The Canon EOS RP body.

With the grip attached.

Comes with NO instructions. The original door has to be removed. I had to work it out. You can see it in front.

The grip definitely helps. Too small without it. Should be STANDARD.

The MOST important bits. My wrist straps. I do NOT use a neck strap. Getting these on was the hardest part.

With the ‘Expert Shield’ screen protector. Worked like a CHARM the second time around. No wonder they send you TWO.

With the Canon RF 24 – 105mm f/4 L IS USM lens attached.

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A New Post At DPReview Confirms My Fuji Auto Focus Grouse — But On The Current Flagship X-Pro2.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original DPReview post.

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And one of the responses included this … which is so SPOT ON.

It cracked me up because this really is the case.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access thread. I think this was reply #4 (or thereabouts). But the first few are all worth reading.

I do NOT need any affirmation that my decision to ditch Fuji, after just 2.5 months, was indeed the correct and sensible thing to do. In my old age, with not that many days in front of me, I am not going to put up with ‘things’ that do not do what I want them to do (and to be fair I have been like that most of my life (SMILE)).

But it is interesting that it is NOT just I (given that some, led by my wife, may believe that I am just being my overcritical Virgo self).

Just 2 days ago (albeit after I had started trading in my Fuji lenses) there was the DPReview Fujifilm X-E2s review that said EXACTLY what I had said about autofocus and how AF performance was so dependent on which lens was being used (with some lenses much worse than others).

And now this.

I just want to highlight some points to help YOU if you are interested.

  1. Note that one of the lenses mentioned in the DPReview post is the 35mm. This, in my experience, was a PATHETIC lens when it came to AF. Brilliant outdoors in good light. Take it indoors and you might as well put a paper bag over the camera and shoot through that. The 35mm was THE first lens I traded in.
  2. As you will see in a subsequent response by the ‘original poster’ most of his woes were taking pictures of a dinner party. DITTO. I took some pictures in a restaurant with my Fuji X-E2s and had to, to my intense chagrin, throw them ALL out!
  3. From all I have read the autofocus on the (still preorder) X-T2 is better than that of the X-Pro2 (until they come up with yet another Firmware update for it) — but my fear has been that even the IMPROVED AF will NOT be able to compensate for the pathetic performance of lenses like the 35mm — and that the X-T2 AF will only ‘work’ with the optional, v. expensive GRIP and $2,000 PRO lenses!
  4. Amuses me how some folks get so DEFENSIVE about a brand or a product. I can’t ever see myself being like that. I have come to realize that there are a LOT of people ‘protecting’ Fuji — for whatever reasons — who seem incapable of just admitting that Fuji has focus issues and that folks like I, who demand immaculate focus, should look at OTHER systems.

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by Anura Guruge