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I Sold My Nikon P900 Mega-Zoom On eBay This Morning, Within 2-Hours — I Currently Have NO Cameras!

by Anura Guruge


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This was what you could call an impulse sale. I had not been planning to sell this Nikon P900. I had it for 2.5 years and was quite fond of it. It has unparalleled zoom capability and can take some awesome macros. So, I was going to hold onto to it.

But, I was not using it. Last time I used it was in October 2018 — over 6-months ago. Ideally I would have liked to have given it to somebody. But, nobody wants a camera these days — they are quite content with using their smartphone. And as cameras go, this, with its huge zoom, is heavy & bulky.

So, I took some pictures of it, using my Google Pixel 2, and listed it on eBay. Yes, I low-balled the ‘Buy It Now’ price. I did not want to relist it because that costs more money. I just wanted to get it done with. And I did not have to wait long. Definitely less than 2-hours.

Plus, now, eBay nor PayPal hold onto the money you get. It is available — instantly. That is nice.

So, I have sold all my cameras. This time last year I had 3 cameras: Sony a7 II Full Frame, Sony a6500 APSC and this mega-zoom Nikon P900 — in addition to my Google Pixel 2. Now I have no cameras. Yes, I plan to get a Canon EOS RP within the next 2 weeks.


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Sold My Sony SEL 24-240mm Zoom Yesterday — I Am Now Fully Divested Of All My Sony Kit.

by Anura Guruge


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I was hoping to be at this point — i.e., having NO Sony kit — a bit sooner than now. But, that is OK.

I sold my 90mm, my 2nd most used lens, in February 2019. Then I busted my knee. That set me back a few weeks.

The 90mm and Sony a7 II body both sold on eBay within 90-minutes. So, I had kind of got spoiled.

The 24-240mm zoom lens went the full-distance of 7-days — with the price going up $85 in the last few seconds. I guess others aren’t as fond of that lens as I was. It was my favorite lens.

So, I am all set to get a new Canon EOS RP system. This time, I am not going to get many lenses. At most four — BUT now I can get NEW lenses for under $100. This was the ONLY reason I abandoned Sony. The lenses were expensive and you couldn’t get any good all-in-one zooms.

Wish me luck.


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I Sold My Full-Frame Sony a7 II (Body Only) On eBay, Today, In 90-Minutes, For $650 + Shipping.

by Anura Guruge


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I finally did IT. Wow.

I have been saying I am going to sell this, my last remaining Sony, since at least last October. I had said I would sell it when I had taken 20,000 pictures with it. Well, I sailed past that landmark in June 2018.

I had taken 30,455 pictures with it.

This was the last picture I took with it — on March 3, 2019, in Wellfleet on the Cape. I haven’t used it since given that I have been on crutches.


I had it for 1 year, 10 months and 3 weeks; i.e., 690-days. I took 30,455 pictures with it during that time. That comes to 44 pictures a day — though I didn’t use it every day. So, I can never be accused of not using it. As I have articulated before I am fed up with the limitations and costs of Sony full-frame lenses. Hence, my parting of ways with Sony.

I still have one last Sony lens for sale — on eBay. I hope it sells.

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I do NOT plan to get another camera for at least 3-weeks. No point getting a Full-Frame while I am on crutches. Not practical to hold one and i don’t want to drop it.

Right now it still looks like the recently available Canon EOS RP Mirrorless Full-Frame. But, that could always change,


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Taking Selfies My Way — Day #13 Post-Knee Surgery — March 20, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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As I said in the prior selfie-post, I am sure I am just trying to convince myself that I am still alive — albeit a hopeless cripple on crutches. You can actually see my crutches in the 2nd picture.

This was taken at home. I am not getting about much for obvious reasons. We have four bathrooms in the house, and this was the mirror in one of them.


 

44th post in this “Taking Selfies My Way” series.

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Taking Selfies My Way — Day #10 Post-Knee Surgery — March 17, 2019.

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I am sure I am trying to convince myself that I am still alive — albeit a hopeless cripple on crutches.

St. Patrick’s Day 2019.

‘Outback Steakhouse’ in Bedford, NH.

I must have got some water on my right chin while washing my hands. I am not crying. I should but that will not fix my problems.


43rd post in this “Taking Selfies My Way” series.

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Taking Selfies My Way — Part 42; Day #5 Post-Knee Surgery — March 12, 2019.

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Five days after my major knee surgery on Thursday, March 7, 2019. This was on the way back from seeing the surgeon, for the first time, since the operation. It was just to get the original dressing taken off.

Stopped, for the very first time, at the Rochester “Granite Steak & Grill”. Took this picture there.

P.S., I didn’t do a very good job shaving.


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Taking Selfies My Way — Part 41; While Recovering From Knee Surgery — March 9, 2019.

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No post-processing whatsoever!

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Second day after my major knee surgery on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Just about 48-hours because the ‘what had been outstandingnerve block catheter was running out of juice — exactly as they had told me.

First outing since the surgery. We had to go to the dump. Took our Ford Taurus. Not as easy getting into it as is the Nissan Quest. But, I managed.

I couldn’t get in and out. I was stuck in the car. Then I saw this apparition in the rearview mirror. Couldn’t resist.


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