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I Sold My Sony FE 90mm Lens On eBay In Less Than 1 Hour!

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It really is getting time for me to get a new camera — in place of my aging Sony a7 II. But, I am still going to wait until late March. No point getting one while it is cold and there is snow on the ground. So, I am willing to wait until Spring. But, I wanted to start getting ready.

Last Summer I sold 6 or 7 of my Sony lenses, Full-Frame & APS-C along with my Sony a6500. I was down to two lenses: this 90mm Prime and my trusty 24-240mm zoom. Now I am just down to the zoom.

I listed the 90mm, on eBay, on a whim on Friday morning. I set a ‘Buy-it-Now’ price at $760. That was a win-win price. I would be happy with it and it would still represent a good deal for the buyer. Well this gentleman, from Texas, figured it out. I had also thrown in two of my six Sony batteries to sweeten the deal. So, it all worked out.

I am HAPPY. I am fairly sure I am now going to get the Canon EOS RP that was announced yesterday. Unlike with the Sony I am not going to get a bunch of lenses. I am going to limit myself to three at most four BUT here is the crazy thing. Canon lenses, compared to Sony, are so affordable that I can get TWO lenses for the price it costs for one Sony. That is the main reason I am switching from Sony. The lenses were way too expensive.


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I Took 27,000 Pictures (i.e., Photographs) In 2018!

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On January 1st of each year (of late), I create a folder with that year’s name for ALL the pictures I am going to take that year.

So, a year ago I created a ‘2018’ folder on my Drobo RAID storage unit.

Today, I created the ‘2019’ folder. But, before doing that I checked the ‘2018’ folder.

26,625 STORED pictures (i.e., individual files) in 96 folders. I create a folder for each month BY CAMERA! So, in the image above you will see a7 (i.e., Sony a7 II), a6500 (i.e., Sony a6500) and Pixel 2 (my Google Pixel 2 phone).

I took more pictures that this. These are but the ones I kept. I deleted a few hundred more. Just yesterday, after the fireworks, I deleted about 30 that did not make the cut.

So, this comes to 74 pictures a day. That makes sense. Most days I shoot between 25 — 35, but there are days I shoot upwards of 900!

Remember that I also post at least 7 pictures EVERY DAY and I did NOT miss a single day in 2018. That means I have posted, on this blog, at least 2,555 pictures in 2018! Since I invariably post more than 7, most days, the number, in reality, is probably over 3,000 pictures! That is a lot — but it also means I have 23,625 pictures I have NOT share with YOU! That is sobering.

 


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The Flowers Of Our Yard — July 14, 2018.

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The yard, as has been the case for the last few years, is blooming. Today was cloudy but I set out around 2:30pm to get some pictures. Now that I sold my Sony a6500 and a couple of the E-mount lenses that went with it, I have started, ironically, to use some of the remaining E-mounts on my Full Frame Sony a7 II. That was the case today. I put my Sony 30mm macro on the A7 II. Hence the close ups. It has actually been fun using the E-mounts on the Full Frame.


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My Sony a6500 Up For Sale On Facebook Marketplace.

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Link to the Facebook Marketplace posting.


No, I don’t need to sell it, BUT it seems a waste to have it and NOT use it!

Last week’s 5-day trip to Acadia was the tipping point. I took the a6500 with me BUT I never used it once! Given a choice I these days just prefer to use my full-frame Sony a7 II and my Google Pixel 2. It is basically the Pixel 2 that made the Sony a6500 redundant. I got the a6500 to be my COMPACT when taking the a7 II was not practical. But, the Pixel 2 has now become my compact — plus you can take phones to venues that don’t allow cameras!

Hence the decision to TRY and sell it. If I sell it I will use the proceeds to get another lens for my a7 II. That is my biggest impediment. I just do not have ANY good full-frame lenses!

So, that is the logic. Let’s see what transpires. Not the end of the world IF I don’t sell it.

 


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — August 12, 2017.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — August 4, 2017.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — August 3, 2017.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — August 2, 2017.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — August 1, 2017.

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The Fairy Houses Of ‘Monhegan Island’, Maine.

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We did not know about these amazingly creative and cute Fairy Houses until we serendipitously stumbled upon them — quite literally. Having hiked the west side of Monhegan Island we were heading back to the ‘Island Inn‘ (where we were staying) via the ‘Cathedral Woods‘ trail. See map below.

The first one we noticed was a wooden wreath-like structure, at eye-level, mounted on a tree — in what was a natural clearing in the woods. Then we started to realize that we were surrounded by Fairy Houses of all shapes, sizes and creativity. All along the trail for about 100 yards, on both sides and some set well back from the trail. There were even some built along a small stream. Very clever. Nice touch.

I, however, immediately knew that the ‘guardians’ of this MAGICAL island (viz. the ‘Monhegan Associates‘) would not be too happy about this proliferation of human construction. On my many trips to Acadia I had learned that building of stone cairns, a popular pastime for some, is significantly frowned upon (and could even land you in ‘trouble’ if you got caught). I was RIGHT in my contention. ‘They’ would rather that no Fairy Houses were built along the trails — BUT to be magnanimous it has been decided that IF they are to be built it has to be JUST ON that stretch of the ‘Cathedral Woods’ trail.

It appears that I have 117 pictures (at least) of the Fairy Houses of Monhegan Island! See below. I have only posted 30 above. So, I still have 87 more left. I will try and do another post soon. So much more I want to post about this island.


Monhegan Island Fairy House trail map Anura Guruge

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The 117 pictures I have of 
the Fairy Houses of Monhegan Island.

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