Archive | August 9, 2016

Amazon Trade-In Program For Cameras NOT Generous (At All), BUT Convenient & Fast.

by Anura Guruge


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As I have shared with you, I am THROUGH with Fuji. That is a shame. I had such high hopes. So I am getting rid of all my Fuji gear — though it is not even 3 months old.

But, I have already taken over 11,000 pictures with this gear. As such I do not feel too bad.

I started, last week, by sending in the Fujinon XF 35mm prime lens to the Amazon trade-in program. I dropped it off with UPS last Wednesday and yesterday I had the money in my Amazon account. Basically 4-days and that spanned the weekend.

They did NOT give me a great price. They gave me the lowest price they had quoted. Yes, I could have refused BUT that would have left me at square-one again — trying to sell this stuff on my own.

The convenience and speed of payment is GREAT. And for that I am willing to take a hit.

Also there is no hassle.

So it is, as with so much in life, a compromise. I am leaving some ‘money on the table’ BUT gaining by saving myself a ton of time and aggravation.

Today I am going to send in my 50-200mm zoom.

Then the Fuji X-E2s camera with the 18-55mm kit lens. And at that point I will be done with Fuji.

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Malaysian Airlines MH370: 2 Year 5 Month Anniversary, August, 2016.

by Anura Guruge



Click to access “The Australian” coverage from August 9, 2016.


Click to access the U.K. “The Guardian” coverage.

This is so beyond the pale. 2 years, 5 months. Ludicrous.

Have YOU noticed how conspicuous it is that the U.S. has stayed WELL CLEAR of this search and investigation even though the plane was a Boeing. Strange.

I have always believed that the U.S. has satellite imagery of the Indian Ocean.

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Olympus PEN-F Deal — Intriguing, $50, ‘Body Cap Lens’ For FREE.

by Anura Guruge


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Cute! Manual focus, fixed f/8 aperture prime lens — that is cheap enough to be used as a ‘body cap’.
I don’t carry a camera around with the body cap. So this lens will be of zero interest to me.


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Sri Lanka v Australia 2016 2nd Test (Galle) — What A Match; Historic Series Win By Sri Lanka.

by Anura Guruge

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The 2nd Test, in Galle, was quite the epic. 22 wickets fell in the 2nd day. Starc getting 11 wickets in the match and Dilruwan Perera getting 6 for 70 in the second innings.

Who would have thought that Australia would CRUMBLE, this easy, for the 2nd time in a ROW! Wow.

The 1st Test was amazing too. Who would have bet on Sri Lanka winning after their 1st innings.

Tremendous come back from Sri Lanka after their shellacking in England. I guess it is true what they say that the Sri Lankans are hard to beat at home.

Well done. Great cricket.

So much cricket on TAP (yet again). I can’t keep up.

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