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Another Disturbing Post Of ‘B&H’ Supposedly Selling A Used Sony As New.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read this April 9, 2017
thread on “DPReview” Forums.

Such posts, which appear on a regular basis, always distress me.

Appears it is a widespread practice in the U.S. — and this is why the likes of Sony don’t put seals on new cameras!

I am sure that over the last 3 years I have ended up getting a used cameras as new.

This is my continuing nightmare.

Which is why of late I try to buy only from Amazon who claim to eschew this practice though there are those that claim Amazon is as guilty as others.

Just a heads up.

This appears to be a widespread problem. So be aware, very aware.

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by Anura Guruge

Camera Manufacturers, Like Sony, Helping Retailers Sell Used Cameras As New.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read this December 18, 2016
thread on “DPReview” Forums.


Click to ENLARGE and read this post here. Use link above to go to Forum thread, with two posts by I, under my name, AnuraGuruge.

This thorny but waxing issue continues to linger and persists.

Yes, it is a problem for all sides. People, including I, return cameras. Retailers and manufacturers do NOT want to lose too much money on returned cameras.

But, there has to be a better, more equitable solution.

Fuji cameras, at least when I bought my Fuji X-E2s, in May 2016, came inside a sealed bag.

But, as can be seen from the Forum posts folks still have concerns.

Sony, for a fact, do not provide ANY seals on their cameras or lenses.

This, of course, is to HELP the resellers.

At a minimum all cameras, above say $450, should come sealed, in a sealed bag inside a sealed box.

There should also be a (hard to reset) shutter actuation count that can be displayed.

Otherwise we will continue to have this problem.

The supposedly new Sony a6000, I got from Amazon, albeit from ‘Cardinal Photo‘, had a shutter actuation of 19. And I will admit that that is a strange, hard to reconcile number.

I am dreading getting the Sony a6500. What will I see in terms of shutter actuations.

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by Anura Guruge

Very First Pictures With The Samsung NX500.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Original JPEGs off camera 6480 x 4320 (11.3 MB).
Reduced in Picasa 3 to 1600 x 1067 (571 KB)!

6 JPEGs from among the first 18 pictures taken.
Image numbers: 02, 03, 05, 10, 16 & 18.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Cute little camera and ‘little’ really the key word. It is very small and my hands, though bigger than Trump’s, aren’t that big.

Much to my relief came in a sealed box. Korean version! Took me a few minutes to find the MENU option to change the language to English. It is not easy when the menu is in Korean.

It is nice.

Right now I am non-committal about it. Today was a crazy busy day, as will be this week. Which is why I really didn’t want to get a camera this week.

I could only spend 20 minutes with it — and that in poor light.

No convinced that autofocus is what folks cracked it up to be.

It also exposes dark. DARN. The Nikon P900 has been such a delight. I can shoot 99.9% of the time with EV at ‘0’. Not so with the Samsung NX500. Need at least EV +0.3 to get the color that I like.

I am going to evaluate it up until Tuesday of next week, Monday being a holiday. If I don’t like it …

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by Anura Guruge