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‘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.


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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

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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.

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


The Supposed Sony A68 Coming Tomorrow Does NOT Make Any Sense. A77 Mk II.5.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
>> Sony RX10 II
overpriced.
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Shy away from Samsung NX1.
>> 1-star review: 
Sony a77 II on Amazon.
>> Decide to DITCH Sony a77 Mk II.
>> ‘Unable to Display’ error!

>> 1st pics with Sony a77 II from Cameta
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Sony a77 II from Cameta Camera?

>> My review of Sony a77 II Bundle.

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sonya68If Sony, as is widely rumored on the Web, announces a so called a68, I will be a bit miffed — as a Sony shareholder. From what I can see there just isn’t enough differentiation between it and the existing a77 Mk II (I having owned one for a few weeks just a couple of months ago). The specs, bar for 4 additional crosspoint focus points, are basically the same.

As I talked about in the case of the Canon Rebel T6i v. T6s, companies incur a HUGE cost for each new product they introduce and then have to maintain. This is the so called ‘Cost per SKU’. No wonder the financials for Canon and Sony don’t look that great. They are squandering millions and millions of dollars with TOO MANY products without sufficient differentiation — and as such justification.

So I really hope that rather than an insipid, a77 Mk 11.5 a68, Sony announces something much more dramatic and worthwhile.


‘Sandwich Fair’ (New Hampshire) 2015: Saturday, October 10 — A Blaze Of Color, Some From Exceptional Foliage.

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by Anura Guruge


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Sandwich 2015 — schedule.
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>> Sandwich 2015 — Saturday will be soggy.


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Yes, of course, we went. We go every year without fail and have been doing so for more than 15 years.

Yes, of course, it was good. It is always good. This year was special because New Hampshire Fall Foliage was ablaze all around the fairground. Yes there is always foliage for Sandwich Fair but this year was a banner year. Lots of vivid reds this year. That added to the normal ‘artist gone mad’ palette you normally get at a fair. I could not believe how lucky we were to get such exceptional foliage for the fair.

Yes, it was cold. We knew that. But, Saturday October 10 was Devanee’s birthday and she likes to go to Sandwich Fair on her birthday if she can — and we try to do so quite often. For the first 90 minutes, and we got there are 11:20 am, it was colder than we had bargained for. Then around 1pm the Sun came out, burned away all the clouds and we had brilliant blue skies and you will see in some of my later pictures. It warmed up considerably, but it was still chilly at times.

It was not as busy as is the norm for the Saturday. I think the weather was a major factor. The Sunday and Monday are warmer. There were still crowds but it was not mobbed like it can sometimes be. Less merchandise tents and even exhibits. Not sure what that was all about. But still, as ever, plenty to do. Prices much the same as last year and if anything the rides required less tickets (I am sure). Rides that I think required 4 or 5 last year only required 3. There were even ones for 2. So that was good.

It was fun. It always is.

This was my first outing with my new Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ1000 (which I had delivered on September 29). I wasn’t sure what to expect. I am still coming to terms with it. I took, as I had done at the Highland Games in September (with my ill-fated Sony a77 mk II), over 900 pictures! So lot to sort out. I will post some in batches as I did with the photographs from the Highland Games. Fairly happy with the camera. It can take some STUNNING pictures. So that is good. So here is a dozen more. More later. I still have over 300 to download to my PC!


A few MORE pictures here.


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A montage of the first 636 pictures.


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