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January 20, 2019, Blood Red Lunar Eclipse Over Central New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge



Despite the HUGE storm we had, clouds cleared around 8pm and the moon was visible.

I took this picture, with my Nikon P900 superzoom, 2-minutes after midnight. It was 0°F (-18°C). It was cold and I was standing there WITHOUT a jacket. The cold affected the Nikon more than I! This is probably way outside its operating temperature. (I haven’t checked.) The autofocus was struggling and it was handheld. Hence the blur. To be honest, I didn’t really care. It was just this dim, orange disc. So, this is the best, I have. Enjoy.


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The MegaZoom Nikon P900 Is Also Pretty Awesome At Taking Macros.

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

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I have had my Nikon P900 for just over 2 years. I have not been using it much of late. Appears that today is the first time I have used it since June! Yikes.

I am THINKING of selling it because it is a shame to keep such a camera and not use it.

Then I took these macro shots. They continue to please and impress. I won’t get much for the P900 now that the P1000 is out — BUT I probably can get enough to buy a decent, fullframe Nikon lens for the Nikon Z6 I plan to get early in 2019. No rush. I am going to think about.

Given that I am so used to a fullframe now — with my trusty Sony a7 II (that I have had for 18 months) — using this camera, with its TINY 1/2.3″ sensor feels like a joke. So, limiting OTHER than when shooting macro.


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IF I Didn’t Have A Real Camera I Would Consider This ‘Pictar Pro’ For My Google Pixel 2.

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IF I didn’t have a real camera (or in my case two, i.e., Sony a7 II & Nikon P900) I would consider getting this ‘Pictar Pro‘ to use with my Google Pixel 2 phone. I miss having a GRIP and control wheels. But, I can’t justify it. If I want the feel of a real camera I can use one of my real cameras. Yes, I use the Google Pixel 2 phone in places, e.g., shows, where I cannot take a camera — BUT I can see that using this will lead to trouble. Does make your phone look like a camera.


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The 1-Year Anniversary Of My Sony a7 II — And I Have Taken 17,376 Pictures With It.

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Wow. One full year. Who would have thought; who would have believed.

I have had cameras for longer than that. Promise. I have had my Nikon P900 since August 28, 2016.

Yes, my frenzy of going through cameras has slowed down dramatically.

I am happy with the Sony a7 II. Just need to get some better lens for it.

But, I am NOT using it, or my other two cameras, much since I got my Google Pixel 2 phone for Christmas 2017. That is quite the thing. Over the last few months I have been using the pixel 2 most of the time.

The numbers alone tell the story. I took 10,000 pictures with the a7 II in its first 4 months. I have since taken 7,300 in the remaining 8 months. I have taken just 2,000 pictures with it since getting the Pixel 2 and 642 of those were when we went to Acadia in March 2018.

Nonetheless, and important anniversary for I. I am most likely going to hold onto this a7 II for awhile. Maybe another year! And who said miracles do not happen?


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A Nikon Fullframe Mirrorless Will Sorely Test My Loyalty To Sony, Especially If There Is No Sony a7 III.

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Click to ENLARGE. Both stories appeared in “The New Camera” on October 11, 2017. Link: thenewcamera.com


These two rumors that appeared on the same day, i.e., yesterday, severely tested me. I love my fullframe Sony a7 II BUT am hamstrung by the lack of ‘decent’ zoom lenses. That the likes of Tamron and Sigma does not have Sony E-mount FE lenses is very galling.

I have come to the painful realization that there is no point having a good camera, i.e., the Sony a7 II, if I don’t have DECENT lenses.

So, I will go with Nikon purely for better lens selection. That said Nikon will probably make a decent mirrorless camera — if not an outright good one. I do own a mirrorless Nikon and enjoy it very much — i.e., my Nikon P900. So, I can claim that I am not a Nikon mirrorless virgin either.

My only fear is that Nikon will make it a high(er) resolution camera. I really do not want a 50MP+ camera. But, I might have to reconsider that because I am really quite fed up with the Sony lens situation. And NO, I do not want to go the adapted lens route. Not my thing.

That the latest rumor is that Sony will again disappointed with the Sony a7 III just makes me even more convinced that Sony and I might have to part company in 2018.


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Nikon Raises The Price Of Its Aging P900 Super-Zoom In Response To Sony’s $1,698 RX10 IV Mid-Zoom.

 by Anura Guruge


What I paid for my Nikon P900 in August 2016
— and there was a shortage of them,
hence why I had to get it from Best Buy.


$696 at B&H. Wow. Check their Website.


Cheaper at Amazon BUT still $55, ~9%, more than I paid a year ago and I didn’t get mine at a discount or at a sale.


And it is this newly announced Sony RX10 IV that is driving up the prices!


It is NOT often you see a 9% – 10% price increase on a camera introduced 2.5 years ago, ESPECIALLY when there are hot rumors that it is to be superseded by a even more powerful model, the so called Nikon P1000.

But that is exactly what has happened with the Nikon P900. True is a pretty special and unique camera and I am very fond of mine.

The price increase is as a response to Sony’s new 24-600mm, mid-zoom RX10 IV. True, that the P900, with its 24-2,000 zoom reaches out much further. So, the P900 looks quite a bargain, even at $656 against the huge $1,698 for the RX10 IV.

But, please do NOT get duped. The RX10 IV has a 1″ sensor while the Nikon P900 has a 1/2.3″ sensor. That is a HUGE difference. Plus the Nikon is pretty long in the tooth. So, just a heads up.


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The Freshly Announced Sony RX10 IV — A Camera Looking For An Audience?

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From “DPReview” ‘Buying Guides’ @ dpreview.com/buying-guides. Click to ENLARGE and read here.


Two other titles I considered were: “Nothing Here Nor There” & “A Rebel Without A Cause” (and camera aficionados will understand that).


Well this certainly was not the Full-Frame Sony a7 III that had been rumored!


Impressive camera with a HEFTY, $1,700 US, price tag. And that is why I am confused as to the target audience for this camera. At that price, albeit with a v. good lens with 600mm reach, it is at the high-end of the average enthusiast’s budget — and push comes to shove it is still a 1″ sensor camera, with a mid-range zoom. And that is problem.

If they had increased the zoom by even 50mm, to 650mm, then it would have made a bit more sense.

The Autofocus (with Phase Detect), the mind-blowing 24 fps and the touch screen are compelling — no doubt.

But, it is up against some impressive competition. That just a few months ago, DPReview in their “Long Zoom Camera” buyer’s guide went with the now, old-in-the-tooth Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 is very telling. I had a FZ1000 and loved it. I considered the Sony RX10 II and found it not to be as compelling. And that DPReview then went with the RX10 II (with the shorter-range zoom) rather than the RX10 III (with the 600mm) zoom is even more telling. That to I, kind of sums it up. The FZ1000, with 200mm less zoom, is $1,000 cheaper! $1,000. That is a big difference.

So, that is my dilema. I like what I see. It could PROBABLY make a good ‘compact’ for I — in place of my rarely used, brand new Sony a6500. Yes, I do feel guilty sometimes. And I also have a Nikon P900 super-zoom with the 2,000mm reach!


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