I've been asked to take some photos at one of my daughters friends 18th Birthday party. (2 weeks time)

It's been held at a local rugby club, so mostly indoors, likely poor lighting, disco lights highly likely. I will try and do a recce but not guaranteed.

Have no other info other than that, no brief as to the kind of photos she wants so going on the basis of just trying to capture a mix of group, individual posed and candid, some of the decorations, presents if there are any etc. Just general shots of the occasion.

Kit wise I have an XT-1, with 18-55, 55-200, 35mm lens, an EF20 flash, and an X100T.

With the above in mind can you offer any top tips that will help make my life easier, and help me capture the best photos possible. Open to buying/hiring any new bits of kit too, always like an excuse. Have also been asked to do a wedding next year so any new purchase would get other official use.

Thanks in advance.
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Everyone will understand that the terrible storms and flooding that have devastated much of the area where I live near Cannes mean that I am absent from these forums at the moment.

I was not affected greatly, nor were my family. Some minor water damage and I lost phone and internet for 2 days but no serious material or physical damage. Many homes and businesses were wiped out.

I can't bring myself to take photos of this but there's plenty here and through google.

Intempéries: les écoles fermées ce mercredi dans les Alpes-Maritimes

France floods: 17 dead on Riviera after storms - BBC News

La chronologie des événements, au lendemain des orages meurtriers

L'A8 toujours coupée entre Antibes et Saint-Laurent, plusieurs routes impraticables

I'll be back here once I've helped my friends and neighbours as best I can.
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X-T1 55-200@55mm 1/400s@f7.1 ISO400 and a deliberate 3:1 crop!

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Haven't had much shooting or editing time, but these are a few from my first couple of days with this lens, loving it so far! Feel free to post here if you have this lens (or anything closely related).






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Hi all
At the end of the year I intend to go to some place where there is many wild animals to see and photography.
I was thinking to buy the Samyang 500/6.3 with the T2 to X adapter (and a monopod).
(I have also the 55-200)

Has somebody an experience with that 500 ???
Any advice welcome.
Thanks in advance.
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It seems the 'new' forum is dominated by photo threads - at least it feels that way to me, going through the 'what's new' portal dominated by big photos after big photos. Since I don't really care about looking at other people's photos (I could go to Flickr for that if I really wanted that) and even less about complimenting or criticizing them, it's harder than ever finding interesting discussions... Maybe it's just law of diminishing returns?
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This weekend was the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park (the name Hardly Any Bluegrass might be more fitting). On Friday afternoon, there was a performance of Big Star's album Third. The performance included a cast of nearly 20 accomplished musicians including a horn section with Ralph Carney and a string section that consisted of the Kronos Quartet conducted by Van Dyke Parks. Many other musical luminaries participated. The music was wonderful. It was a once in a lifetime experience.

I attended with my XE1 and 55-200 lens. Here are a few simple shots from the performance. I recently "rediscovered" this lens after concentrating on primes for the past year or more and ignoring this nice tele zoom.

Big Star - Mike Mills singing.jpg

Big Star - Ralph Carney at HSB.jpg

Big Star guitarist1.jpg
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Well I knew about it, and as you can see from the pics, the light is just to the right, but in electronic shutter, i get the HORRIFIC banding with my Fuji X-T10

and with the mechanical of course, normal

using ZEISS 50mm and metabones adapter in Aperture priority.


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I must have hit some button that changed my settings but I can no longer view images on the sd card on the LCD. I CAN see them in the VF and i CAN see the chimp view on the LCD that is set of .5 sec.

When I press the playback button, the LCD goes black and the playback shows in the VF. I have the view mode set to EYE SENSOR but changing it to LCD or std did not change this behavior.

Any idea how to reset this?


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Spent a few hours at a Jewish day school. More here.

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Dulac, Louisiana, a little fishing community about 55 miles southwest of New Orleans, LA. The image is a 3 photo RAW image HDR fusion processed through Photomatix Pro. I forgot my tripod so I had to improvise and shoot from a piling along the wharf. The piling was leaning so I then straightened and cropped the edges in PS. I then exported it from PS to a more web appropriate size.

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Xpro1 and XF55-200mm on a tripod today along a tiny creek at a local MetroPark

Thanks for looking,
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Took this with my trusty lightweight X20 just as the first raindrops were falling...

Approaching Storm.jpg
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For a couple of months I've been enjoying the forum on my phone via Tapatalk.
Ever since the new forum, I've been unable to access it.
I get the message "Tapatalk is disabled in this forum. Contact the forum administrator for more."
Any news on this?
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Another one from The Outer Hebrides. XT1 - 16mm.

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Is there a paper version of the 2nd edition of Rico'sX-PERT tips on the X-T1? And if so, where can one order it from? The source from which I tried to order it could only supply the e-book.
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I would like to do some timelapses and would like to know your opinion on how this should be done. Do you think it´s better to use the in build interval shooting mode or an external intervalometer?

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XF 50-140

Ouwehands Zoo Netherlands
The Mandrill monkey

1 From behind the “green” glass (High ISO)

3 From behind the “green” glass (High ISO)


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Hi everyone, i've been busy shooting with my amazing X100T since about February now. New opportunities came along for making money actually as a photographer, so I've decided to expand my gear beyond my one trusty fixed lens camera. I will get X-T1(or wait for X-T2, another can of worms) and i do want to get 2-3 primes that will do the job for me. Jobs are events, red carpets, concerts, portraits, candid, documentary type, no weddings.
I appreciate any and all opinions on which primes would cover this, in which order should I get them as they are expensive, and please lift the fog of my confusion(despite all my reading) on Fujinon XF lenses equivalency with Canon/Nikon focal lengths. I apologize if I sound like a total newbie, because I am, but I am very passionate about photography and about Fujifilm X series cameras, lenses etc.
Just to add I absolutely love this forum and support and friendliness that exudes!
Thank you in advance for your help and time!
Banê, San Diego, CA
I forgot to add that I like prime vs zoom because I love the feel of "working" for my shot, moving and adjusting my body, and framing my shot like that vs zooming. Nothing agains or for one style or the other, just a personal preference. Thank you again!
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Here is a new review of the XF 50-140mm by Thom Hogan:

Fujifilm 50-140mm f/2.8 Lens Review | Sans Mirror — mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras | Thom Hogan

"I guess the disappointing thing about this lens has nothing to do with the lens. I noticed this first with the 16-55mm f/2.8 I briefly used: you’re buying these f/2.8 zooms for flexible use in low light, but the X camera’s focus systems aren’t fully up to the job in low light. Autofocus performance in low contrast, low light situations just isn’t as snappy with these two f/2.8 zooms as it is in brighter light. Which makes for a bit of irony. Okay, a lot of irony.

Were it not for that, I’d just say buy the lens and be happy. The 50-140mm really is impressively sharp and mostly flaw free from the optical side. It’s not perfect, but boy at f/5.6 and any focal length it has real snap from edge to edge and no other optical flaw I can find. Even at f/2.8 and any focal length, the central area will be very good to excellent, and the edges good to very good. Coupled with Fujifilm’s in-camera corrections for some optical attributes (which don’t need a lot of correcting to start with), and this is a really well behaved lens. The OIS works really well, too, so you’re not going to lose that optical goodness if you have to handhold at a slightly less than optimal shutter speed."​
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Since I moved from a Canon T90 film camera to Nikon DSLRs my Canon 300TL flash has been sitting unused.
Would this flash which has a trigger voltage of 3.8V function with my X-100T?

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The other day, I found a background I liked on 4th Ave in Vancouver, and staked it out waiting for the right person to walk into frame. I prefocused on the spot I expected someone would appear, and used settings of 500 at f8, and auto ISO.
I thought this person was outstanding.
It was a dark, gloomy day and the camera selected a speed of 640 (even though I set the dial to 500) and an ISO of 3200, which worried me until I saw the results. I wouldn't have deliberately chosen such a high ISO, but clearly the XT-1 can handle it well.
I touched it up, including a bit of noise reduction in LR6.

Please check out my Flickr page at
John Jackson

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I'm interested in the Billingham Digital Hadley, but have a question. The kits I want to use it with are the following:

- X-T1 with XF23 with vented hood mounted, XF56, assorted small stuff in front pocket
- X-T1 with XF35 including hood mounted, XF90 (OR XF55-200), plus small stuff
- X-T1 with XF35 including hood mounted, XF18, small stuff (no issue I guess)

Will these kits fit? I think the biggest question is the 23+56 and 35+90. The X-T1 has an ArcaSwiss base, but I believe that shouldn't be a problem.

Please let me know if you use a Billingham Digital (not the Small, not the Pro, not the Large!!) with one of these kits and how this fits.
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I am using my X Pro more and more for my everyday and street camera, it gives really HQ results with the Fuji lenses and is so light and easy to carry.



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My X-T1's been shakey performance-wise as of late:

- Firing randomly without fully pressing the shutter release
- Not-autofocusing in AF mode (need to toggle the mode dial back and forth for it to reset)
- Dropping out of play/review mode and menu surfing randomly when using the d-pad.

Odd sh*t and pretty consistent, but not fully repeatable. I'm past warranty, so I'm afraid sending it in for them to troubleshoot could get spendy. Anyone having similar issues with theirs?

Of course there are also the issues of the peeling grip and the bent port door, but we all know and love those already...
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Last week I spent a few days in The Lake District (England) and amongst the photos I took were a few of the sunset on the evening of Tuesday 29th at Castlerigg Stone Circle near Keswick.
Here's one I particularly like:
[​IMG]castlerigg sunset 1 by Glyn Morton, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!
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Hi guys,

My current camera gear it's quite simple but it's covering all my needs so far: XT-1 + 18mm + 35mm. However the only lens which is attached most of the time to my camera it's the 18mm because it lets me take more photos in different situations, that's a 4x4 prime lens.

I like hiking and trekking, and the 18mm seems perfect for landscapes, even when I want to take a photo of someone with a great landscape behind. Also I like it for street and some portrait photography, definitely, the 18mm it's behaving well and doing its job.

Even so, I need a lens more polyvalent than the 18mm. It's not enough for me, I also would like to cover the needs for night and architectural photography. But I don't want to buy another lens, I just want to replace my 18mm for a new lens.

In this way I am looking for the perfect lens to cover the focal length between 12mm - 23mm. If it's impossible, then I would consider to buy another lens.

I'm thinking in the following alternatives to complete my current camera gear:

12mm (+ 18mm + 35mm)
14mm (+35mm)
16mm (+35mm)

What lens could replace my 18mm and cover my needs for landscape, night, architectural and street photography? maybe for portraits too?

Thanks you

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Fujifilm Instax Share Printer SP1

I just got this Printer and it's pretty cool...

Actually I like it a lot!

Anyone else have one and what do you think of it?

[​IMG]Photograph... by David Wong, on Flickr
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Yesterday I bought my X-100T and a spare Fuji battery. The camera battery had some charge so I charged up the spare whilst playing with the camera. I then swapped the batteries only to find that that the camera would not power up. I reverted to the original battery and still the camera would not power up.

Only then did I realise that I had inserted both batteries with the wrong rotation. I had noted that one corner was rounded and thought I saw a similar shape in the camera so popper it in. The red plastic retainer snapped forward and I locked the lid.

Has anyone got an idea why Fujifilm designed the camera to allow incorrect battery insertion?

Furthermore I note that when reversed the seating spring seems to contact one of the battery terminals!

I also use Nikon DSLRs and these bodies do not allow incorrect battery insertion.

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Been trying to use the combination of my X-Pro 1 and the XC50-230MM lens to get some action shots of my son's soccer matches. These were taken this past weekend with the body set to continuous focus mode. I seemed to get a good number of keepers...

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"Sony plans to make the department responsible for the Walkman brand a separate subsidiary in October. This would likely be followed by the spin-off of the device division including image sensors in the future, according to Kazuo Hirai, [Sony] chief executive."

Hopefully no more restrictive usage agreements to keep other manufacturers from competing with Sony's flagship cameras.
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Six months ago I bought a x100t on ebay, couldn't stretch to the full price. It was hardly used but I discovered I was the third owner, it came with warranty from Wex Photographic with about 9 months left. Of course when I had a problem and spoke to Wex I discovered that the warranty was not transferrable which was what I suspected. They offered to repair it but said they would send it to Fuji so I thought I might as well send it directly to Fuji and if needs be, pay for the repair even though the camera should be technically under warranty. Anyway no correspondence just camera returned in 6 working days with a new top plate, nicely cleaned and free of charge. Great service and a great camera! (Except why did it break in the first place.....)
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I like and hate that lens at the same time quite a bit! Optically it performs great, leaving not much to be desired. Handling though is a nightmare! The 135mm focal length is certainly not for my hands. No matter how hard I try I cannot get a steady shot at speeds under than 1/125 sec. After a late afternoon walk in the city, I have been left with just a few shots sharp enough and a ton of shake plagued ones. Here are a couple of these with some vignetting added by me (J-11 has no vignetting at all):

Of old doors again...

Just staying...

Both of them where shot wide open (f/4). The second one at a shutter speed of 1/80 sec has been blurred by camera shake. Any tips for shooting hand held with such lenses are welcome. :)
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Last weekend we went for a little drive up to the Mt Hood area in Oregon. Absolutely beautiful weather for October. The drought effects are sad to see. Frog Lake is more like Tadpole Lake and the lack of snow on Mt Hood is something between disheartening and frightening.

View of Mt Hood over Frog Lake.

Mudflats have extended the shoreline deep into the lake bed.

From the Timberline Lodge area on Mt Hood, Mt Jefferson can be seen to the south.
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Are there any add on grips for the x100t that have an arca Swiss type l bracket built in? I have one for my x-t1, but can only find x100/s compatible versions online.
Can you guys point me in the right direction?
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Is there any way to use an android phone to start and stop interval shooting using the remote app? I've the remote app quite a bit for doing studio shots so I can hold a card and bounce light on my subject. I'm very new to interval; shooting and making time lapse video but being able to have a remote start would be great.
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I have owned my Fuji X100 since it came out; I love the camera. I have purchased the Lightcraft Fader ND filter (variable density)and the adapter ring and hood, for the camera a few years ago, but alas, have not gone out to try it out. I also have not tried out the in-camera option of the ND filter while shooting(is this for jpg only?).
Has anyone used this ND filter option with such things as waterfalls and clouds, and what has been your experiences and opinions? Can you give me some advice on where to use it other than waterfalls(I may not have access to a waterfall anytime soon) so I could actually try it out? I think I was distracted by family illness after I bought this filter and have not gotten back to it. I supposed it would be best on a tripod as all other shots. I guess that this use is not an application for HDR photography, which I also do with bracketing with my SLRs.
Thanks for any advice,
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