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Amazon Trade-In Program For Cameras NOT Generous (At All), BUT Convenient & Fast.

by Anura Guruge


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As I have shared with you, I am THROUGH with Fuji. That is a shame. I had such high hopes. So I am getting rid of all my Fuji gear — though it is not even 3 months old.

But, I have already taken over 11,000 pictures with this gear. As such I do not feel too bad.

I started, last week, by sending in the Fujinon XF 35mm prime lens to the Amazon trade-in program. I dropped it off with UPS last Wednesday and yesterday I had the money in my Amazon account. Basically 4-days and that spanned the weekend.

They did NOT give me a great price. They gave me the lowest price they had quoted. Yes, I could have refused BUT that would have left me at square-one again — trying to sell this stuff on my own.

The convenience and speed of payment is GREAT. And for that I am willing to take a hit.

Also there is no hassle.

So it is, as with so much in life, a compromise. I am leaving some ‘money on the table’ BUT gaining by saving myself a ton of time and aggravation.

Today I am going to send in my 50-200mm zoom.

Then the Fuji X-E2s camera with the 18-55mm kit lens. And at that point I will be done with Fuji.


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Flowers Of “Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves”, New Hampshire, Via A Fuji X-E2s, On August 2, 2016.

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Read, August 5, 2016, post about great visit to
Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

All taken with my Fuji X-E2s.

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“Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves”, New Hampshire — Quite The Attraction, Quite The Adventure.

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All taken with my Fuji X-E2s.

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Wow. Wow. Wow. What a great place. Quite the adventure. Has to be New Hampshire’s most underrated tourist attraction (and that coming from a ‘Lifetime Member’ “Granite State Ambassador“). I, of course, must have seen signs to it given that it is “off Loon” — and we go to Loon (i.e., Lincoln) at least once a year (four times so far this year). It never registered as something real fun to do. I actually found it while checking out, online, the “Flume Gorge” — as a potential place to take Teischan (last Tuesday) while Deanna and Devanee went ‘back to school‘ shopping. The word that caught my interest was ‘CAVES’. Teischan just loves the “Polar Caves” — for nothing else but the caves. Since this was for Teischan I decided I will give “Lost River” a spin. And am I glad I did so.

Very impressed. Loved it. Has it all. Scenery, waterfalls, caves (with running water inside), bridges, hummingbirds, foliage, real oil lamps (and it is lovely to smell the oil inside the caves) flowers …

Reminded me of Acadia. Reminded Teischan of Yosemite (and to be fair it has quite a few similarities to the adjoining “Kings Canyon National Park” that we did visit during our trip to Yosemite in April). Very sylvan.

Different to “Polar Caves“. The main difference being that “Polar Caves”, in the main”, is a cliffside adventure while “Lost River” is all inside an immersive gorge — with the sight and sound of rushing water never far away. The caves are very different too. “Lost River” caves are deeper, HARDER TO NAVIGATE and has some lovely water features inside them. Teischan loved them — especially the fairly large waterfall.

You DEFINITELY have to crawl on your hands and KNEES, belly to the ground! My pants were filthy. Makes “Polar Caves” feel like a walk in a very open park. I couldn’t get past the ‘Go-NO Go’ Lemon Squeezer Gauge — though I didn’t try too hard to make it (given that at nearly 63 years of age I know my limitations). After that I gave the last 3 caves a miss. I had done enough crawling for the day.

Teischan loved it. Claims it is her new favorite.

This does NOT mean that you should not bother with “Polar Caves”. BUT, if due to time or budget you can ONLY do one then it should be “Lost River”. SMILE.



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I Start Trading-In My Fuji Lenses As I Move Away From Fuji … To Nikon?

by Anura Guruge


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The one thing I know for sure is Fuji and I are DONE! Toast. Kaput. Yes, it was an intense and short lived infatuation — though I so wanted to be a dedicated, long term flag bearer for Fuji.

It was last week that I finally and irrevocably decided that I am NOT going to get a Fuji X-T2 — a camera that I had pined for for nearly 9 months. It wasn’t price, it wasn’t availability IT was the appalling autofocus traits of Fuji cameras and their lenses. I really was shocked at how bad Fuji was. It is not something that other Fuji fans appear to want to admit.

Well I had enough after about 70 days — though in that time I had shot 10,000+ images with my Fuji X-E2s and the Fuji X-T1 I rented from Lumoid.

The current plan is to go with Nikon.

And the migration has now started with this trade-in with Amazon.

Ironically today (in the course of shooting 850 images at “Lost River“) I shot the 10,000th image with my soon to erstwhile X-E2s.


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