Archive | August 29, 2016

Nikon P900 — A Good LCD Screen Protector, the ‘AFUNTA’.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the Amazon page for the AFUNTA LCD screen protector.

I am a great believer in LCD screen protectors for cameras PROVIDED that they are hard glass.

The cheap, flimsy plastic ‘cling-film’ stuff drives me to distraction and I will never use them on any of my cameras.

But a GOOD GLASS protector makes sense. I would hate to damage the LCD per se.

I started looking around for spare batteries, chargers, straps and LCD screen protectors for the Nikon P900 BEFORE I bought the camera! That is what you get when you have bought 9 or 9 cameras within the space of 23 months. You learn the tricks. Have the accessories you need, at hand, BEFORE you get the camera.

The AFUNTA protectors (and there are two in the kit) came in a real neat, imitation wood box.

There were lots of instructions and supplies for cleaning the LCD before installation. I did NOT use any of that. I installed the AFUNTA to a virgin LCD as soon as I folded it open. Cleaned the AFUNTA with a Zeiss wipe afterwards and that was it.


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by Anura Guruge

Very First Pictures With My Nikon P900.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE.

Original resolution 4608 x 3456 (4.5MB).

These images reduced to 1600 x 1200 (965KB).

No post-processing whatsoever.

Taken in iAuto mode — just for laughs.

Very first picture, DSCN001.

The beauty of the zoom. 

The same flowers. First at 62.5mm and the other at 428mm.

Very first pictures from the Nikon P900 I picked up from BestBuy yesterday. These are images 01 to 38.

Took these in fully automatic iAuto mode. The two indoor pictures were taken without a flash.

I can just about live with these. Autofocus does have its limitations. I knew exactly what I was getting into with the P900. But the P900 costs less than the 200mm zoom for a Fuji. So …

This P900 will never be my main camera. I got it to get me into the Nikon mindset over the next 6 weeks. I just don’t have the mental bandwidth right now to deal with a Nikon D500 (given that I already spent 8-days with a rented one). In October I will get a D500. Till then I am just going to have a blast with the P900.

That is the plan. For all of my apparent madness there is always a method, in my mind, for my rashness.

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by Anura Guruge

Fujifilm X-T2 Autofocus Capability Questioned — Especially In Terms Of ‘Phase Detection’.

by Anura Guruge


Click here
to access original DPReview post. link referenced above.


Click image to access the original from Fuji no less! This is not funny.

This is NOT good news for Fuji X-T2 fans.

Phase Detection‘ is what was supposed to make the Fuji autofocus better.

DSLRs, like the Nikon D500, use ‘Phase Detection’ 100% of the time when the mirror is down (i.e., viewfinder-mode).

If the X-T2 is using ‘contrast detection’ 66% of the time we are unlikely to see that bigger an improvement in AF.

I am SO GLAD I decided against getting a X-T2 and yesterday embarked on my new life with Nikon by getting a P900 to begin with (fully aware that the P900 is NOT a DSLR and as such does not have ‘Phase Detect’) while I mentally prepare myself to buy a Nikon D500.

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by Anura Guruge

August 28, 2016 “Go Topless Day”/”Free The Nipple” Was Quite The Hit — New York, Denver, Vancouver etc. etc.

by Anura Guruge

Click to play YouTube Video — New York.

Click to play YouTube Video — Denver.


Click to access NYC “Daily News” coverage.


Click to access NYC ABC News coverage.

As is to be expected lot of (sometimes breathless) coverage in the media.
Google “Go topless Day” and select “News“.

Also YouTube videos being added ALL the time.
Use the same “Go topless Day
BUT use “This WeekFILTER to get the 2016 videos.


I have shown you the way. Do your own Googling. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge

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