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Coming From The East Lying On A Bed Of Nails Is A Piece Of Cake.

by Anura Guruge


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I, as you can no doubt see, just made the 300 pound weight limit.

Devanee took the picture with her phone though she had her Canon Rebel T3i in her hand!

Father’s Day 2016 at the Boston Science Museum.


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Scottish Tattoo At ‘Fort Knox’, Bucksport, Maine — July 9, 2016.

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YouTube video from the 2010 Fort Knox tattoo.


‘Fort Knox’, in Bucksport, Maine, on the banks of the Penobscot River, is a compact, impressive and scenic spot. We visited in September of 2014, on the way back from Acadia National Park, and loved it.

That they are holding a tattoo at a Fort rather than a ‘festival’ or ‘games’ is cute. Of course it will not be the Edinburgh Castle Tattoo, which can never be paralleled, but it should be evocative enough if the weather cooperates. So an early heads up. I will even keep you posted on the weather.

Remember June 4, 2016 ‘Scottish Festival‘ at ‘Old Orchard Beach‘. Maine is giving New Hampshire a run for its money when it comes to Scottish musical entertainment.


Some pictures of ‘Fort Knox‘ I took in September 2014 with my then Canon Rebel T3i
(which Devanee uses now).


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Digital Camera Makers Canon, Nikon, Sony et. al. Are ALL LOSING Money!

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by Anura Guruge


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Watching the gay abandon with which these Japanese companies roll out extremely marginal digital camera offerings — e.g., Canon Rebel T6i vs T6s — you would NOT realize that they are ALL bleeding money like crazy.

Yes, there is HUGE undisciplined and unrestrained mismanagement. Canon, Nikon and Sony could save MILLIONS of dollars a year IF they would just rationalize their digital camera offerings and concentrate on just providing a few ‘best in class’ products rather than hundreds of hard to differentiate models.

Lets us NOT forget Kodak and Polaroid.

Both of these U.S. companies were iconic pioneering GIANTS. They are basically GONE!

So cameras companies can stumble, badly, and end up in death spirals.

With smartphone cameras eating into digital camera sales on a daily basis I expect a MAJOR shakedown and consolidation of the digital camera market over the next 18 months.

IT HAS TO HAPPEN.

These companies have to play smarter. The current situation is untenable.


New Fuji X-T2 In 2016 — A Tryst With Destiny.

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Fuji X-T2 story from ‘New Camera’. Click to access.


This is what it will most likely look like.

Indistinguishable from the existing Fuji X-T1. All the new goodies will be inside. That is FINE with me.
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This is THE attraction. I want knobs for MOST of my settings. Yes, the old-fashioned way.

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It has taken me 15 months and 5 cameras, viz. Canon T3i, Sony a77 Mk II, Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, Canon G1 X & Sony RX100 II, to work it out BUT I now know what I want in my next camera. Deanna will NOT be happy but she is resigned to the fact that I will get another camera ‘soon’. Well the timing of the new Fuji X-T2 will be perfect and it might keep her reasonably happy. I can wait until close to my 2016 birthday to get it and it has become the new tradition that I treat myself to a new camera for my birthday.

So what am I looking for in a camera. BEST image quality I can get at a reasonable price. That also, by default, means that I want a sensor that is at least 1″. Well with the Fuji X-T2 I can get back to APSC size — what I had to begin with with the Canon T3i.

I am committed to mirrorless. To me a mirror is an unnecessary pain. So the Fuji fits the bill perfectly. Also has a good electronic viewfinder with supposedly split-screen image focusing. That would be heaven. I loved split-screen. Peaking is nice BUT split-screen is better.

All I hope is that the X-T2 offers at least 20MP. Yes, I can live with 16MP but that will seems rather passé in 2016.

For the last 6 months I kind of had this feeling that Fuji will be in my life. I don’t think I have ever owned a Fuji camera. So this will be a first.


Taking Selfies My Way.

‘Sandwich Fair’, Oct. 2015 — sunglass stall.

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At ‘Sandwich Fair’, October 2015 (check post) in a mirror, mounted inside a horse harness, at ‘New Beginnings by Clara Sullivan’, by FAR my favorite stall. I must do a post on her work. I took a ton of pictures. The camera is my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 and this was its first real outing.

October 22, 2015, my (new) refurbished Canon PowerShot G1 X, taken the second day I had it, using my bathroom mirror.

April 2015, at the ‘Grand Canyon’, Arizona, (check post), using the Canon Rebel T3i (which is now Devanee’s camera). I could NOT afford the fancy headgear though I really took a shine to it. It was SO ME.


Enjoy. Thank YOU.


For $100 Less It Is Not Worth Getting The Canon Rebel T6i vs T6s.

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Click to ENLARGE and read. Comparison from Amazon. Yes, it is exactly a $100 price difference.


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Click to ENLARGE and read. Extract from the Nov. 2015 issue of ‘Digital Photo’.


I was shocked, to the core, when I read the above in my latest issue of ‘Digital Photo‘ this morning.

That is crazy and Canon, for a start, should be ashamed. Having these two cameras $100 apart is ludicrous. As an ex-Senior Product Manager for multi-Billion dollar companies, as big, if not bigger than, than Canon I am shocked. The cost and expense of releasing, maintaining and promoting a single product, for a company like Canon, is HUGE. To get technical, each product sold by a company, is called a ‘SKU‘ — Stock Keeping Unit. Each SKU costs companies millions to just keep it on the books. There are huge studies about this ‘cost of SKU maintenance’. IF Canon didn’t bother with the Canon Rebel 6Ti it would only have to maintain one SKU for the 6Ts — and that would have saved Canon a ton of money. Enough money to have reduced the price of the 6Ts by $100! That was my first gripe. This is pathetic business management. Somebody should be fired.

Now the other side — the consumer side. Yes, I know that $100 can be a lot of money and in the case of these cameras come to ~13% of the cost. But in the scheme of things it would be rather detrimental in the long run to try and save $100 by getting the 6Ti, when one is likely to regret that decision, for years to come, down the road. Interestingly enough the top LCD panel is the least worthwhile of the features. Yes, I, when I had a Canon Rebel T3i, desperately wanted a camera with a top LCD panel. I had great hopes for one. Then I got the Sony a77 mk II which did have quite a nice top LCD panel. I never, but never, used it! Everything I needed was in the EVF and on the 3″ LCD back display. What was the point of having a harder to read LCD panel. But, control wheels are in short supply on Canon Rebels. I would pay $100, on any $700+ camera, for an ADDITIONAL control wheel! I have learnt. Control wheels are useful. One of the reasons I opted for an (interim) (refurbished) Canon G1 X was that it has lots of control wheels. Plus Servo AF, digital zoom and HDR are all useful features. Losing all those for $100, in my opinion, is just not worth it.

That what I think.


The New Canon G5X Could Very Well Be My Next (Companion) Camera

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Sony RX10 II vs
Canon PowerShot G3X.

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Click to access the “dpreview” for the new Canon G5X.


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Click to access Canon online store page for the G5X.


I really thought long and hard about getting a Canon PowerShot G3X as an alternative to my Canon Rebel T3i (which has now become Devanee’s camera). In the end the MAIN REASON I did not get it was the lack of a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF). Yes, I knew I could get an external add-on but that jacked the price beyond what I was willing to pay.

Then as I have amply documented here, I ended up getting a Sony a77 mk II which I had assumed — and maybe even hoped — would be my permanent camera for at least 24 months. Well that was not to be. When I lost 989 images with it, I just could not deal with it. So I ended up getting a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 as a short-term compromise. I LIKE THE FZ1000. It can take some stunning pictures — out of the box. That appeals to me. But given that I got 100% of my money back on the Sony a77 II I kind of have $1,000 in the bank from my camera fund.

I have been toying with getting another camera to augment the Lumix FZ1000 — primarily one that I can carry around, most of the time, without having to lug the FZ1000. PLUS I have been hankering, this week after again reading reviews of Olympus OMD cameras, for a camera with a LOT of control wheels! I do not like fiddling around with menus to set parameters. I want a dedicated ‘Exposure Compensation’ wheel (like I had with the Sony). Another wheel or two I could customize, maybe for flash and focus, would really appeal. The G5X seems to offer me this capability and it has a EVF and a 1″ sensor.

Yes, I am seriously thinking about it. Might not get it this week! I still need to spend some quality time with my FZ1000. Maybe for Christmas. I will keep you posted.

Bottom line, the Canon PowerShot G5X sure is more attractive than the G3X.


Canon slashing prices of other PowerShots,
including G3X & G9X, ahead of G5 X. Click …


I get a refurbished PowerShot G1 X, from Canon, for $269.


Heron On Merrymeeting River, Alton, New Hampshire On Easter Sunday 2015.

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Photographed by Anura Guruge using a refurbished Canon Rebel T3i
with a Canon EFS 55-250mm zoom lens.

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Monday, April 6, 2015: I had to go into Alton around noon to pick up Teischan who was sick (again). The heron was at the same spot, Merrymeeting River (by Alton circle) — both times I drove past. Must be his/her spot. How can I tell its gender? Different color? Size? I will have to look up. Just wanted to let YOU know.

A friend who knows his birds put me right on a few things. It is definitely an adult Great Blue Heron (GBH). Very little difference in appearance between males and females. So could be either. He also added: “Herons migrate in early, so if the bird has already settled in, one would expect that its mate is located in a heronry (A GBH rookery) in an isolated wetland with a number of dead or dying trees in which they are nesting”.