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5,000th Picture With My Fuji X-E2s Camera — In 45 Days!

by Anura Guruge


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Exactly the 5,000th picture shot with my Fujifilm X-E2s.

Its filename is ‘DSCF5001‘. There was no 5000. Went from 4999 to 50001 (in a new 105_Fuji folder).

I got the camera, from Amazon, on May 18, 2016 — and didn’t start using it until the next day. But, I will take May 18 as my ‘Day 1’ with this camera.

So I had had it for 45 days (1 month and 2 weeks) when I shot this, my 5,000th, picture with it. It happens to be a subject ‘close and dear’ to our heart’s — “Annie and the Orphans“, this being at Cate Park, Wolfeboro, on Saturday, July 2, 2016.

5,000 in 45 days works out to 111.11 pictures a day. If I go with 44 days (which is the real number) it comes to 113.6 pictures a day — and I did NOT miss a single day.

With my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 I shot 6,000 pictures in 118 days — which came to 50.8 a day. That is half as much BUT that is easy to explain. Most of the time I had the FZ1000 I also had another camera, the Sony RX100 II or the Panasonic Lumix LX100. I tended to alternate between the cameras. So that explains why I have taken more pictures with the X-E2s.

Bottom line is that nobody can say that I do NOT use my cameras. 5,000 in 44/45 days is a good clip. I think I get my money’s worth from my cameras.

I did take 186 pictures on Saturday while we were at ‘Cate Park’. SMILE. I will share some of them with you ‘shortly’.


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‘6 images for the day’ — January 29, 2016 + 6 Bonus From ‘Rockland Cafe’, Rockland, Maine.

by Anura Guruge


Taken with my Sony RX100 Mk II.
Straight out of the camera.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Taken at ‘Halfmoon’, our lake in Alton, NH,
on Thursday, January 28, 2016.

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Went to Rockland, Maine and thereabouts on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016
for a quick visit with some of Deanna’s relatives.








I am giving away the 3-month old Sony RX100 Mk II that I used to take these pictures.

The 6 pictures at top were taken with the Sony on
Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

It is in PERFECT condition, not a mark on the body. It takes great pictures.

I just need to standardize on Fuji. Hard to explain. Kind of a religious thing. SMILE.

Check prices on Amazon, eBay or anywhere else.
You will NOT find it cheaper!

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‘6 images for the day’ — January 28, 2016 + 6 Bonus From New York.

by Anura Guruge


Taken with my Sony RX100 Mk II.
Straight out of the camera.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

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Taken in New York.








I am giving away the 3-month old Sony RX100 Mk II that I used to take these pictures.

The 6 pictures at top were taken with the Sony on
Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

It is in PERFECT condition, not a mark on the body. It takes great pictures.

I just need to standardize on Fuji. Hard to explain. Kind of a religious thing. SMILE.

Check prices on Amazon, eBay or anywhere else.
You will NOT find it cheaper!

Click to ENLARGE.


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The Brand New Olympus PEN-F Is Quite The Camera, But $1,200, Just For The Body Of A Micro Four Thirds?

by Anura Guruge


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This looks one heck of a camera. Oh, I will swap my Sony RX100 Mk II for this PEN-F in a heartbeat. I am sure it will take exceptional photographs.

But, WOW, the price — just for the body, and a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens camera to boot. An Olympus M.Zuiko lens, fixed focal length, say 25 mm, will set be back another $300. So $1,500 for a fixed-length compact. That is expensive when I paid half that for my versatile, and pretty damn impressive, Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

But I am sure that there will be people who will gladly buy this PEN-F and I am kind of envious. Yes, if money was no object I would get one.

Check it out. It is worth drooling a bit about. SMILE.


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‘6 images for the day’ — January 27, 2016 + 6 Bonus From New York.

by Anura Guruge


Taken with my Sony RX100 Mk II.
Straight out of the camera.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.







See this post for an explanation …

All taken at New York “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not”







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‘6 images for the day’ — January 26, 2016 + 6 Bonus From New York.

by Anura Guruge


Taken with my Sony RX100 Mk II.
Straight out of the camera.

Refer to this post for image resolution details.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs from the camera.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.







See this post for an explanation …

All taken at New York “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not”







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Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 — Long-Term Review After Taking 5,500+ Pictures.

by Anura Guruge


Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

My Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

I got my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, as a short-term compromise, from ‘buydig.com‘, in a hurry, on September 29, 2016, when I lost 989 images on my brand new Sony a77 Mk II.

Since then I have taken 5,851 usable images with the FZ1000 (and I have probably deleted around 100 images that were not great). So I have taken close to 6,000 pictures with it in 118 days. That comes to 51 pictures a day! That is right, because I try to take at least 15 pictures a day, with the FZ1000 and my Sony RX100 Mk II (but mainly the FZ1000) EVERY DAY for my ‘6 Images a Day‘ project.

It is one heck of a camera. It takes amazing, very detailed, color-accurate pictures, most of the time — without the need for any post-processing. 99.5% of the FZ1000 pictures I have published on this blog, and I think I must have published at least 350, have all been untouched pictures.

The FZ1000 has been a revelation. It is a very capable and powerful camera, the built in 25 mm to 400 mm incredibly handy — especially when travelling. At a list price of $750 it is one heck of a deal. I see lots of new enthusiasts getting low-end Canons and Nikons, with kit lenses, to get into the DSLR world. They would be much better off with the FZ1000.

It is not an APS-C sensor and I know that. But the 1″ is plenty big enough if all you do is take pictures for display on the Web.

So here is my first long-term review of the FZ1000, after taking 5,500+ usable images.

Pros
1. It can and it will take very high quality, high resolution, color-accurate pictures, most of the time, in JPEG mode, without the need for any post-processing.

2. The built-in 25 — 400 mm zoom Leica lens is brilliant; handy and of high optical quality.

3. The automatic modes, ‘P’, ‘Ai’, Scene, work well and you can basically use it as a point-and-shoot.

4. Fair degree of customization options with the Fn buttons.

5. Built-in flash is adequate most of the time (provided you remember to take the lens hood off if the subject is close by).

6. Very high-quality video, in automatic mode, without having to change any settings, just by hitting the red ‘record’ button.

Cons
1. Not having a second control wheel is a real pain. Having to PRESS the control wheel to invoke ‘shift’ so to speak so as to access the 2nd function can get old very quickly. This is my main gripe about this camera. I use it in ‘P’ mode much of the time, BUT I like to adjust exposure control and do ‘P-shift‘ i.e., increase/decrease aperture/speed. I end up invariably turning the wheel when it is in the wrong mode. Yes, I can fix it, but it takes time. It is this that has convinced me that I am going to get an Fuji X-T1 (or a X-T2, if there is one) because in future I am going with dedicated control wheels for ‘everything’!

2. High zoom images, in other than perfect light, can turn out to be ‘waxy’; i.e., looking like a oil painting.

3. Autofocus/zoom motors can sometimes be very noisy, even when idling, to the point of being distracting.

4. ‘Auto White Balance’ (AWB) isn’t great THOUGH custom White Balance, IF you can find some true white to click on, is awesome.

5. Though the Electronic View Finder (EVF) is supposed to show you what the sensor is seeing, and you can even set a Fn button to force the issue, this does not appear to be case most of the time (and the EVF is a tad dark around the edges).

6. The lens extends/retracts, with a mind of its own, when you power on the camera and even when you are reviewing images. That can be annoying and awkward.

But, overall, I would recommend the FZ1000 to any enthusiast who wants a VERY HIGH QUALITY 400 mm power zoom for under $800.


Taken with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000,
in Philadelphia, on January 2, 2016.

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