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My Temporary Sony a6000 Arrives From ‘Cardinal Camera’ With A Lollipop Inside!

by Anura Guruge

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This was so cute.
Also had a camera bag thrown in.

Appears to be brand new.
Looked immaculate and I had to set date/time.

Plus, first picture was DSC00001.

So I am happy.

I can’t stop smiling.

This was a STEAL!

This is what it is being sold on Amazon right now.

I got it for $699!

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Already customized to my liking and needs.

I don’t like neck straps. I am into wrist straps ($7.99).

Also got a leather half-body for protection and added grip ($15.99).

Clip on ‘other side’ allows me to clip on a lanyard-type strap if I need to carry it around my neck.

See below.

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But this a6000 is but the precursor to a Sony a6500 — which will be my main camera.

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by Anura Guruge

“NiteIze.com” Real Cool Gadgets — I Bought A ‘S-Biner’ Carabiner At Walmart.

by Anura Guruge


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I was looking for a carabiner at Walmart yesterday when I serendipitously came across these ‘S-Biner’ variety — and at $2.75 the price was right too. It was beyond perfect for my application — i.e., serving as a secondary anchor point for my camera at times when I am not using it. [As some of you know I don’t like (and hence use) camera neck straps. I prefer a wrist strap with a handgrip. And that is what I use. If I know that there will be times that I do not want the camera on my wrist I carry a light leash with a clip on anchor. Then to keep the camera close to my hip I use a carabiner and clip the wrist strap to that. That also gives me ‘belt-and-braces’. Two separate attachment means. Hence the need for a carabiner (seems it appears I have lost the one I was using recently).

The ‘S-Biner’ looks good in addition to being practical. I like the idea that I can just slip the camera strap in-and-off WITHOUT having to touch the part attached to my pants.

The packaging for the ‘S-Biner’ included a micro, folded-up catalog of the other products by the company. It was very cute. And compelling enough for me to pull up the Website — and, moreover, share it with you.

Check it out. You are bound to find SOMETHING that appeals to you. I haven’t, however, checked their prices.

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by Anura Guruge

Panasonic Lumix LX100: Fotasy Auto Lens Cap & Other Must Have Accessories.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.


Click to access Amazon product page for this quite amazing Auto Lens Cap.

I had read about this Auto Lens Cap for the Panasonic Lumix LX100. It appealed to because I do not like to tether lens caps to the camera. I find that distracting. As such I am always looking for my lens cap with cameras. I tried an auto lens cap with my starr-crossed Sony A77  but that did NOT work because there was vignetting at full zoom. NO such problems with the Fotsay. It works brilliantly. As you can see from my pictures the lens opening is well ahead of the lens cover ‘petals’. Yes, it came with a matching silver UV filter. I did NOT use that (though I might reconsider that). I have been using B+W UV lenses and bought one of those. Couldn’t find a 43mm in silver. Hence the contrasting black.

One thing that I have noticed. The lens cap has made 3 drag marks on the B+W lens — highlighted by the black. No biggie. No damage is being done to the real optics.

Notice I do not use the neck strap. I am into wrist straps. On this (heavy) compact I use 2: Prost Leather Hand Grip Strap & a really cool (and it is ‘cool’ to the touch) and comfy leather DSLRKIT Split Leather Wrist/Hand Strap Grip. I slip the Split Leather strap over my wrist and then put my hand in the Prost Grip. Also notice the black connector on the other side. That clips onto a shoulder strap I might sometimes wear. Funnily enough I sometimes grip that connector, for added support. Works well.

As is my practice I also got 2 Wasabi batteries and a charger for this camera. That way I can always have a charger in my camera bag and one, permanently plugged in, at my rather busy and crowded ‘charging station’ (for multiple cameras, multiple Android pads and cell phones). I have had decent luck with Wasabi batteries. I have 4 all together across the two Panasonics.

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by Anura Guruge

‘Outdoor Photographer’ Magazine, December 2015 Issue: Notes Of Interest.

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by Anura Guruge

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I read (as of last year) a LOT of camera & photography related matter — in printed form and online. Often there are things I want to make note of for future reference. Well these posts will serve that purpose with the added bonus that I can share them with YOU. Hope that makes sense. The notes will be ultra pithy but you should not have any difficulty working out what I am talking about. So here goes, the first post of this genre. Please note that these notes are highly subjective and pertain purely to items that are of RELEVANCE and interest to I.

Tamron300sonyNew Products
1. Tamron 18 – 200mm f/3.5 – 6.3 for Sony $249.

2. Op/Tech Mirrorless Wrist Strap, $9.95.

3. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mk II, 16MP MFT — $1,099.

4. Panasonic Lumix GX8, 20.3MP, Dual I.S., Starlight AF — $1,199.

5. Tamrac Corona camera case, $169

1. Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire.

2. Mirrorless: Olympus OM-D E-10 Mk II (MFT), Lumix GF7 (MFT), Fujifilm X-T1 (APSC).

3. Drift Stealth 2.

1. Fujifilm X-T1 & X-T10.

2. Tamron 16-300 mm Di II VC for Sony.