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I have owned both the XT-1 and the 23mm for the last year and a half without issue and just today I pulled the camera out of my bag (I keep the 23mm on there as a default) and went to switch to my 16mm and the 23mm is stuck. I hold the lens release button and the lens can twist the same amount as if I am not pressing it. I am assuming that the button is malfunctioning, or something is obstructing the lens from turning.

If the camera is on and I twist a little the lens will electronically disconnect but I cannot twist it off.

So I guess for the meantime I have the more awesome version of a x1oot, but I am curious if anyone else has had issues with the lens release button or a stuck lens. I emailed fuji in NJ to see what my options are but maybe someone has a trick!
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Since my last portrait that I posted was not well received by most, I wanted to put another image up. This one was also shot in natural light with a reflector for fill. Shot on my X-E2 and the 56mm. Processed in Lightroom. Kari 2.jpg
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It is possible, you just need to be creative.

This feeder is mounted on our kitchen window. All it takes is a little bit of patience and a bunch of cropping. I'm going to try some when they're flying - which will be more luck than skill. DSCF1256 (1).jpg DSCF1257.jpg
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I am really enjoying my Fuji 100-400 and xpro2.
Here are some recent dragonfly pics I took with it. All shots were handheld. I love the bokeh possibilities at 400mm.

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This one was cropped pretty heavily due to a photobombing damselfly.
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So I decided that I needed to test the new continuous AF on something a little less predictable and a lot smaller in size. I booked an Isle of May landing trip through the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick, with a view of trying to capture Puffins in flight.​
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Fuji X-T1, 18-135 @ 135. Processed in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2.

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this was taken with an ND Filter and I added further blur to the water in PP. As per the previous thread (Jetty) I like this minimalist style but I am only just starting out so any advice thoughts welcome.

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FUJIFILM OPENS THE WONDER PHOTO SHOP: AN IMMERSIVE PHOTO AND BRAND EXPERIENCE CONCEPT STORE IN NEW YORK CITY | Press Center | Fujifilm USA

FUJIFILM OPENS THE WONDER PHOTO SHOP: AN IMMERSIVE PHOTO AND BRAND EXPERIENCE CONCEPT STORE IN NEW YORK CITY


Fujifilm brings a “Photo Renaissance” to everyone in its new brick & mortar store located in New York’s historical Flatiron District

Valhalla, N.Y., July 18, 2016 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation has established a new, immersive photo and brand experience in New York’s historical Flatiron District, called the Wonder Photo Shop. The Wonder Photo Shop is meant to bring the message of “Photo Renaissance” and the joy of photography to all aspects of peoples’ lives. This first-of-its-kind retail store in the U.S. adds to Fujifilm’s other global Wonder Photo Shop locations in Tokyo, Barcelona, Bogota, Manila, and Shanghai. In addition to these Wonder Photo Shops, there are eight affiliate Wonder Photo Shop in eight countries (Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, Thailand and Germany). The new Wonder Photo Shop will officially open on July 22 and is located at 176 5th Avenue.

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The Wonder Photo Shop will live in the heart of the iconic Flatiron District, long-known as the “photography district” in New York City.

Visitors will experience a one-of-a kind creative space made specifically to reacquaint them with the joyand wonder of photography, and how they can bring their favorite images from smartphones and social media to life, through prints, personalized and wall decoration photo products, and unique DIY photo creations.

At the Wonder Photo Shop, guests will experience an engaging and interactive retail space with new,cutting edge Fujifilm products. They will be encouraged to provide feedback and share their ideas for using photos in their everyday lives. In this way, the store will act as a learning center giving guests the opportunity to influence product features as they share their own personal preferences and opinions. These interactions will allow Fujifilm to gain a better understanding of what the market wants, ultimately enhancing the customer experience.

With a full range of Fujifilm’s instax instant print cameras and Share Printer SP-2, and the award-winning line of X Series digital cameras and high-quality lenses on display to touch and try, guests will see the true photographic heritage of Fujifilm and develop their own vision of how to creatively use their photos.

The Wonder Photo Shop is meant to act as a catalyst for a Photo Renaissance, a rebirth of the enjoyment of photography. Featuring quick print kiosks with connectivity to mobile devices, print stations with a wide range of product capabilities and a photo booth, guests can create a wide range of personalized photo products. There will also be various specialized stations for comfortable, creative crafting. The focus of Wonder Photo Shop is to create a warm, welcoming environment where guests will want to spend time and discover new ways to enjoy their photos and raise the level of creative output to new heights. A few of the exciting products and services include: Shuffle Print, a personalized collage print with a fun shuffle creation feature on the kiosk, exclusive NYC-themed instax film, a selection of patriotic accessories for X Series cameras, and ship-to-home capabilities for gifting products. The Wonder Photo Shop is also developing a line of interchangeable print wall collage accessories and unique print product bundles including DIY Supplies for one-of-a-kind gifting.

The store will also feature a DIY lounge where in-house experts and special guest crafters will lead classes, lectures and exhibitions to provide inspiration and teach new techniques. Customers can share their creations through personalized photo products such as photo books, wall décor and printed keepsakes.

The new Wonder Photo Shop will have an extensive social media presence. The Wonder Photo Shop website will serve to inform customers of the overall experience, including event sign ups, class scheduling, company and promotional information, video content and the option to sign up to receive emails for latest in photographic news. Wonder Photo Shop also has a Facebook and Instagramfor users to post images and DIY creations with hashtags to create excitement, and a Snapchat for sharing exclusive, behind-the-scenes store content.

Look for Wonder Photo Shop online at Instagram @wonderphotoshopnyc and on Facebook at @wonderphotoshopnyc. And stay tuned for new events, products and special photo classes – all coming soon to the Wonder Photo Shop!

Store hours

The Wonder Photo Shop will be opened Monday – Saturday, from 10AM-7PM; and Sunday from 12PM-6PM.
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Does anyone have any first-hand experience with this remote control - TriggerTrap??

The world's best camera remote releases

Combination dongle and Smartphone app.

As much as I "llike " using the Fuji app - the delay with the camera response (over wifi) is often very annoying.
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Still looking and reading about the Fuji lenses and am looking at either the the 18-55 f/2.8 or the 35 f/2. This would be used as a street scene walkabout lens, I like the little zoom but also the prime side is always good, torn between the two any comments would be appreciated.
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So I need some help. I just discovered that you can achieve full frame DOF by using the metabones ultra speedbooster adapter, which is awesome.

I can only afford one adapter at this time, and I can't decide if I should get the SB adaptor for Canon, Nikon, or Minolta. I currently use an Xpro-2.

Here's my criteria:
1. Excellent for portraits
2. Excellent legacy lenses with narrow DOF...equivalent to F1.2 or F1.4 on a full frame (I love the DOF on the Sigma Art F1.4 or the Canon 85mm F1.2L lenses)
3. Sharp wide open with minimal vignette or CA
4. Fits reasonably well (size and weight) with the Fuji X-Pro2 or XT-2
5. Affordable lenses (i.e. similar in price to Fuji X mount lenses)

Based on my criteria, which adapter should I get? Canon, Nikon, Minolta? If so, why? And please recommend some nice portrait lenses to purchase.
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As the title says, I get more and more in love with my little X70. Such image quality in such a small camera. Last night I was out for a ride with the X70. Here are some pictures:

18 sec - f/11 - 18 mm - ISO 200
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1/60 - f/11 - 18 mm - ISO 200
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13 sec - f/11 - 18 mm - ISO 200
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A few shots from my trip to PV earlier this month.

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SC20-2a.jpg Here is a color version of custom bike builder Strife Charming. I posted a black and white image a short time ago. This will be used to promote his business. Shot on my XPro 1 with the 10-24 lens. Processed in Lightroom and HDR EFEX Pro.
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My XQ1 always freezes recently. I cannot shut it down by pressing the on/off button. Therefore, I can only remove and re-insert the battery.

Tried solutions: (1) Update the firmware (2) Use a new SD card [Both ways did not solve the problem]

Anybody has any idea about this?

For your reference, I bought it in Dec 2014.

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Taken with a Canon 5DMII + 300mm f/4L IS lens... :)

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A recent portrait. All natural window light and a reflector. Shot with my XPro1 and the 56mm. Processed with Lightroom. PD20-2.jpg
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I thought I had lost this site, sure, I had been to the new Photozine site which reviews lenses and summarizes the findings into a score. Many of the Fuji XF lenses are reviewed here. It is a gold mine of data points regarding old lenses.

Back in the day of my D70, which was two generations ago in my dslr history I had exported this master list to an excel file and setup a data filter on it to find all lenses that met criteria (yes-I can be obsessive). For instance, show me all lenses with AF speed rating greater than 4.25. And, through a lucky strike of a broken link and some fiddling with it, I found it again. It was there all along, just not published. I'm no longer as obsessed about gear, thankfully. As a resource it's great for fine tuning suitable lenses. Select what your looking for from the output filter drop down box, then choose Performance, and press the Start Query button.

Lens Performance Survey

Another site which has every lens I've ever looked for, but very few data points is still good for general specifications. Just start typing the focal length in search lenses field and matches will popup.

All About Photographic Lenses, Modern and Old. Specifications, comparisons, user reviews, features, comments, tests, MTF-charts for lenses by Canon,Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Sigma, Tamron, Carl Zeiss, etc.
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These stats flicked across my FB page the other day. It was on a very pro canon site ( though I don't dispute the figures). What it says to me is that Fuji is making its own niche, and though still small on a global scale - reasonably significant when the 'big two' have had the market to themselves.
Quite surprised at the lens sales - though I'm guessing most are included in a kit lens sale.
Stats come from a site called explorecams.com

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Ok, this might be akin to cursing, but I don't have a photography background and I was hoping to be able to use the software I already have instead of shelling out for Lightroom - so...anyone got any tips for getting the X-T1 RAFs nice and shiny using ACDSee? How to cope with ISO DR?

Cheers!
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I know in the past that B&W prints made on color printers were not actually B&W but colors blended together to make B&W and that caused unsightly casts. Is that still the case? If so can anyone recommend a company that can print true B&W? If that is no longer true can you recommend a company that you like for B&W printing in the USA? I need to get a 16x16 inch B&W print of my nieces wedding and want it to look real nice.

Thanks
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Just wanted to give a shout to all X enthusiasts.
Had an X 100 quite some time ago and sold it to do the usual rounds of DSLR's and lenses.
Finally decided to by another Fuji and settled on the X100T.
Things have moved on and this camera seems to have everything I need.
I am sure to need help, so please reply if I shout out.
Anyone know if there are any fellow X users in the Manchester area?
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Hi all,

I need to upgrade for a viewfinder. I love my XA1 and find it very easy to use. However, it has got to the point where I have to admit that half the time I cannot see what I am taking on the screen!

I think the only options are either XT10, XES, or a refurb XE1/2.
While I am comfortable buying a used camera, I want to make sure it will have the same features I am used to with XA1, and not be out of date too quickly. Also, I have no style preferences on the 2 camera types, and use my left eye so my nose will hit the screen on all cameras. I am trying to work out which is the best feature wise/ease of use.

Also, I have a lens dilema.
Ideally I would buy body only (better for my funds), and use my current lens (the 2 XC kit lenses and 27); But the other half wants the XA1 when I upgrade, with the XC16-50 kit lens.

Should I get new camera body and buy the lens I really want (35) or go for a deal which has the 18-55 on it (this will duplicate a lens, but I may never see the Xc16-50 again?).

Any advice?
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I couldn't help but notice all the excitement in this forum about the use of adapted lens. It wasn't until recently though that I decided to include a Metabones Nikon adapter in my most recent order, to explore the practice with some of my old Nikkor glass. Boy am I humbled. This is a real eye-opener!

I thought I'd try my 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor first, stuck it on my X-Pro1, and headed for my wife's flower bed. I took a shot with the Nikon lens, and then swapped the lens for my trusty Fuji 35mm f/1.4, and took a comparison shot. To deal with the different focal lengths, I moved the tripod back a little bit with the Nikon lens setup. I hate to say this but I think the color is more natural with the Nikkor lens as compared with the Fuji lens, when comparing the untouched RAW files! The greens seem too saturated in the Fuji lens version. Additionally, I think the Nikkor lens version has more of a 3D effect that I didn't expect to see. I welcome some input from the adapted lens community regarding the sample images.

I used RAW files for the comparison because I didn't want the in-camera JPG process to influence the results in any way. Each shot was taken with the same ISO, shutter-speed, and aperture settings. The only editing in post was some notes for reference.

Here's the image taken with the Fuji 35mm f/1.4:
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And here's the image taken with the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8:
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Some Milkweed Tiger Moth caterpillars, taken with the Nikkor 50mm lens and an MCEX-11 ring:
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X-Pro1 setup with the Nikkor glass:
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Now I'll have to try my old Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 with my Fuji. This should be interesting.
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Mounted on a NEX 7. Very good close focusing, less than 1 foot, (.3m). For scale, the Phlox flowers are around 1/2 inch.

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I'm a little surprised JJC hasn't done a bayonet vented hood for the 35/2 WR - they didn't take long to do their version of the bayonet X100 hood and adapter. Has anyone heard any rumblings?
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I bought this a couple of years ago and finally decided to get a nice pic of it. Shot it with the T1 and 35mm 1.4 and used a Foldio 2 for the lighting. Turned out quite nicely. Hope you enjoy it. I traced it down to be a 1916 model. If you want to read up on the camera's history I recommend reading this page.

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Several pics from the fireworks last night with my X-T1 and 23/1.4.

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Hi, I took this photos during holidays in Salou (Spain), using a Haida ND 1000 Filter. Hope you like them.

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Why is the XT10 £100 cheaper than the XE2S when the former is newer and some might say slightly has the edge on the latter?
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I haven't taken my battery out of my x100t (even though I have 2 extra batteries)since I bought it. I usually am not a heavy shooter and I use the OVF and do very little chimping. I get a day's worth of shooting on one battery, so at night I just plug my USB cable between my camera and laptop. Tops up nicely. Obviously if I am traveling or doing a very heavy day of shooting the extra batteries and charger will get put to use. nice.
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I have the above lens. I have the Fuji supplied lens hood but I like the look of the slotted round lens hood too. I notice that strobist has the same lens but he has the round slotted hood. But the Fuji spec says it's compatible with the f2 lens, not the f1.4 lens. Does anyone know which round slotted lens hood will fit the f1.4 lens?
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BLAK0085V2.jpg Right near the historic City Hall in Kingston, Ontario, is a restored steam engine called the Spirit of Sir John A. This is named after the Kingston resident , Sir John A Macdonald, who became Canada's first Prime Minister (1878–1891). The name of this train has some ironies.

Macdonald was for some years a heavy drinker, so the "spirit" referred to may be Scotch.

But also, Macdonald's involvement in the negotiations for a contract to build the Canadian Pacific Railway involved him in a scandal. He and some of his colleagues had received campaign contributions from someone who was to have headed the syndicate to build the railway from East to West. Macdonald's government was forced to resign in late 1873. In the election of 1874 his government was defeated. The train in the photos is labelled Canadian Pacific Railway.

Following the suggestions of some of you below, I have revised the shot of the full locomotive by cloning out the buildings above the top of the train. My limited artistic abilities made this an imperfect edit, but still better than the previous version.

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