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image.jpeg image.jpeg heaps of light pollution but heaps of night drama. Couldn't resist swinging the lens around to the approaching front covering the new(ish) moon
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With El Capitan, we were forced to have Apple Photos. I HATE the f-ing thing, but apparently it is part of the OS and cannot be uninstalled.

Q1: Can anyone give me any reason not to hate the bastard?
Q2: Is there hack to disable it from constantly opening when a memory is inserted into the reader?

Thanks.
(Please no Windows fan boy messages, ok?)
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Being a vertebrate paleontologist I take lots of photos for work. Usually subject aren't too appealing for a general audience, because they are mostly details of bones and the like.
Last week however, for a project about comparing predatory behavior between extant and extinct fishes, I found myself taking lots of photos of fossil fishes with the prey in their belly. Some of these are not only interesting but also nice.
This is an example:


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The black has been added in Photoshop, because photos were taken in museum deposits in far from optimal conditions, ( many museums lack stands etc., but this is OT) . Photos have been taken freehand with micro-nikkor 105 AFS VR (thanks to VR I got many keepers!) and D7100 with flash. Scale bar isn't nice but required for study.

NOTE The title is a joke: the fish didn't die for indigestion but, along with thousands of other specimens in the same level, it was poisoned by algal bloom that depleted of oxygen the lagoon waters. Age is early Late Cretaceous, 97-100 million years ago.
:)
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Week 6 of my photo challenge was an artistic challenge, based on lollies (ok, the challenge was created by an American so the theme is candy, but here in Oz we call them lollies).

I thought I'd make use of the close up filters that I've recently bought off eBay, after I asked the forum for beginners macro advice.

What I enjoyed most about this weeks challenge was that it was fun trying a new technique. And great to be able to eat the props afterward :D

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Hi, I'm new to the world of Fuji and I've started off with a X30. I use the front ring around the back of the lens to change ISO. Is it possible to change the ISO increments to whole F stops (i.e. 100, 200, 400, 800, etc). The default setting has the ISO increments in factions of f stops.

Thanks for your help.
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Hi there. New to the forum and just got my XT1 today. I am a former Canon shooter that used Back Button Focus. Struggling on how to set up the new XT1 in a similar fashion. Have read a portion of some posts from here I believe from "Arjay". It seems like I can only get my AE-L button (on back) to focus, if I am in the "M" mode on the front. If I am in the C or S mode, it will only focus with the shutter. I have changed the P and S buttons in the menu both ways and it still doesn't work for me. Could someone please provide a "very detailed" menu option of what I need to do to get the AE-L button on back to focus all the time? Is this possible? I did update to the new firmware. Head is spinning after a day of trying to get set up, but think it will be worth it in the end:) Thank you for any help you can provide.
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I'm considering picking up a new X-E2S when they are released next week. I'm thinking of using a 90mm on it and I'm wondering if X-E2 users find it difficult to handle comfortably such a large lens.
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Dawn at the Hastings Marina this morning

Taken with the Nikon and 16-35mm lens

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Thanks for looking...
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This mornings sunrise at the Hastings Pier

X-T1, 16-55mm lens, 3 bracket HDR

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Thanks for looking...
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x-t1 & 35mm 1.4

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Pic from the mouth of the Old Mines Lagoon - Douglas Apsley National Park, East Coast Tasmania.
When this lens arrived I admit to being disappointed with the bulk after the kit 18-55. It's growing on me...

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X-E2 + 10-24mm

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Can't seem to figure out how to get the bulb mode to make an exposure longer than 1 second. Also ISO 100 and the H12800, H25600 and H51,2000 are grayed out. Any suggestions as to what I may be setting wrong?

P.S. The camera is an XT-10
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I took advantage with f/w 4.3 to assign the video button to a different function. I rarely do video, but when I do, I wonder how to start it now that I have taken away it's dedicated button. I don't see anything in either the regular or the Q menu...

Thanks for any advice
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Anyone looking for a black X70, message me...USA dealer has an extra available.
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I've got the 35 f2.0 which I love. I'm going to pick up a lens for wider when they go on sale next week. I'd like to get the 16 or the 23.

16 makes the most sense to me because it would give me a good wide option and it has some distance from the 35. I'm only unsure because I have used the 23 before and I love the lens and the focal length. But if I buy the 23, I won't have a truly wide angle option. And 23 is closer to the 35.

I'm only budgeted for one. Thoughts?
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i must be doing something wrong, but I cannot access wi-fi when I press the wi-fi button on the top of the camera.
Any suggestions, please?
Thanks
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Godzilla Approaching and coming up Prospect Avenue in Milwaukee. Just kidding! I don't stop by much nor post often, but I thought I would share the humor in my image for those of us old enough to remember Godzilla movies. Captured with X-T1 and 18-135mm out the window of my condo as I cower in fear.

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Running errands in town there was some fantastic light looking downriver.

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Jordan Steele has posted on his Admiring Light blog this summary of the various bodies. Lenses next.

Roger
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Forgive the title, I felt creative :D

We already had this kind of discussion and some people (most, I guess) will still stand by their cemented opinion after seeing my pictures.


What's it about?
It's about lens colors and how beautiful Leica colors are. NOT. (Don't force me to go and buy that 135/2.8 I found in a store, just to prove my point.)


My theory is that colors are entirely up to the user and there's no such thing as lens or sensor color in a thoroughly processed image.

I'm only talking about RAW data, because that's the stuff I and many other enthusiasts (+ most pros) work with.


Disclaimer:
My theory does NOT apply to JPG-shooters and film shooters.
In either case, you have almost no choice but to accept the color profiles dictated upon you by the manufacturer.
With digital sensors, you usually get a choice of several color profiles for your jpg and you can adjust the white balance to remove the color cast of a lens.
And with film, it all depends on your processing (use old chemicals, expired film, etc.) I guess.

So, I do see how people can get talking about lens colours when comparing different lenses on a single roll of film or even "sensor" colors when comparing jpgs shot under identical conditions.
But I really don't get how this ended up becoming "gospel" for everyone including the RAW shooters.


Let's look at some colors then:
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Yeah, it's a pretty picture of the Colorchecker passport I got from Oli @(c)ow
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I picked up an Argus Sandmar 35mm f/4.5 wide angle lens that I am curious to see if I can try it on my X Pro1, if I can find an adapter for it. It also came with a nice leather case and an accessory view finder.

This is an interesting lens, made for the old Argus C-3 by Enna-Werk in Munich, Germany. The lens is also marked US Zone/Germany, so it was made in the early 1950's. These lenses, along with a companion 100mm telephoto, are readily found on eBay.

I was able to find a bit of information on the internet, but nothing on the thread mount itself. I did find some references to homebrew adapters, but nothing related to the Fuji X mount. Is anyone familiar with this lens and if there is an adapter that could be used to mount the lens on a Fuji X camera?

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I'm not sure what this is really called so tried a guess…

I'm using manual focus with EVF and my problem is when I'm setting aperture by the ring my fingers can't help but kiss the focus ring, this causes the 'detail view' to pop up in EVF (i.e it zooms in on focus point) I shoot a lot of infinity type seascapes and this 'feature' infuriates me as I've set focus and often miss a frame as this pops up.

Can it be turned off somewhere?
I can't find anything in manual or in menu…

Here's hoping!
Thanks…
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I'm considering getting some of my shots with the new Fuji x100T printed, and have heard good things about Whitewall.

However, I'm a bit overwhelmed by the number of choices they offer, acrylic, aluminum, framed, etc. etc. etc.

What is your experience with this provider, and do you have any recommendations which format/support to chose for which kind of pic? (currently I'm considering printing some B&W architecture pics and some color landscapes).

Online Photo Lab: Mountings, Framings and Prints - WhiteWall
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One of my first shots with X30..

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Robin
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I'm impressed with the resolution from this lens, albeit stopped down to f8. Uncropped, from an X-T1 raw file processed in Lightroom using the Velvia pre-set.

ISO500, f8, 1/60


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I wonder why there's no option to setup the evf as the main display and have the lcd relevant only if I press the playback button or the Menu button for easier reviewing and setup.

Having LCD or EVF only is limiting, and the default setting of EVF by proximity sensor isn't that great either.
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Some of you may have read an earlier post of mine about the loss of our beloved Jack Russell, Dibnah. Well, we have her replacement Mistletoe, named because she is missing a toe. She is now fully recovered from her leg surgery and is up to her target weight. She also sometimes deigns, reluctantly, to pose for me. This is my attempt at a pet portrait, using flash (Nissin i40) for almost the first time (camera-mounted but bounced off the left-hand wall).

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zion national park in utah receives nearly 2 million visitors yearly. most of these, however, occur during the warmer summer months. nonetheless, our january trip brought very good fortune of mild weather, clear skies and very few other people. the remaining snow provided some great contrast to red and orange that dominate the landscape. here are a few images from our travels.
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Hey,

Since I'm already active on this forum I thought I'd ask the question here. Hop there are some Hasselblad fans in the room. I'm new to medium format photography but have been looking around to buy a Hasselblad. I'm pretty good at knowing prices for 35mm film camera's but I haven't a clue about medium format film camera's.

So I recently saw an add for a Hasselblad 500C/M. The guy send me a snapshot of it, but can't tell me too much about it since he is no expert.

So it's a 500C/M with the waist-level viewfinder and (I think) a NC3 prism viewfinder based on the shape and the Hasselblad logo. There are three film backs. It has a 100mm F3.5 lens with a rectangular hood. Looks like a C lens with ribbed focus ring. It comes with a neck strap and a case.

Since I've got no idea what a set like this would be worth, I would like to ask you before I make a bid.

Thanks!
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I have both cameras, I thought it might be a good idea to keep hold of my X-E2 body and sure enough, now fw 4.0 is available, I'm really glad I did.

It occurred to me that the two cameras are now not so different to each other, so I started putting together a comparison spreadsheet of specs, using the latest fw versions for both cameras.

Hopefully, if you're in two minds about whether to keep your X-E2, upgrade to an X-T1 or maybe even buy a second-hand X-E2 instead of an X-T1, this might help.

Let me know if I got anything wrong, but I did most of this using the info on Fuji's website so it should be accurate

https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing



Dave
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I've just received confirmation from my Munich camera dealer that Fuji has also delayed shipments for X-Pro2 in Europe. While Fuji hasn't directly contacted dealers here in Europe, they apparently communicated with their wholesalers that they follow the same schedule that was published by Fuji USA.

Here's the translated original press release by Fuji HQ.

That is - sometime in March. :(

I believe that the reasoning behind this delay is just the same as was explained for the US market - to avoid having people pre-order at multiple sales outlets.
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So I've read all the initial reviews...I'm totally convinced that the XPro-2 is the obvious next camera after my X100s. Money is all saved up....
My question is twofold:
1. will there be production glitches that will get sorted out along the line? - not talking about firmware, but, rather, the hardware side of the camera. What's Fuji's record on the initial realise of new camera models??
2. There seems to be a massive rush on pre-orders at all the camera dealers; any chance of special offers or bundled lenses in the near future?? (and not a year after the initial release)
Happy for feedback and opinions. thanks
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