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One of the local TV stations used one of my pics as a backdrop for the weather tonight. A pretty unremarkable pic but what the heck I'll take a quick half a million views of my pictures any day! :D


It is actually a 6 shot stitched panorama of the Walhalla Cricket ground. The "fun" part of this ground is that it is 200 metres (650 feet) above the township of Walhalla up a narrow winding pathway. The ground was hewn from the hill top by hand using picks and shovels by the gold miners of the area in the late 19th century. There are no facilities and no water at the ground and surface is as rough as. There is no way I would be trying to stop a cricket ball bouncing along the ground thats for sure.

X-T1, 18-55

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Has anyone else experienced the film curves for Fuji disappearing with the latest version?

I am using an Xpro1 and always had several options (auto, film, film shadows, linear, etc) and now auto is the only option.
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Picked up another earlier version of the Rollei 50mm f1.8 — this one a "made in West Germany" copy labelled Carl Zeiss instead of Made By Rollei, and without the HFT (coating designation) badging.

It does appear to have a purple iridescent coating that looks very much like the HFT badged version that I have, so I do suspect that if it's not bearing the exact same coatings, then it's a similar precursor — either to HFT or T* or both. Whatever the case, it does seem to control flare very well, and maintains good contrast even with direct setting sun in the frame. It's not totally devoid of flare, but I shot it back to back with an HFT Distagon, and that lens showed pretty much the same behaviour in those conditions.

(Actually — the "Made in Squamish" shot in the first comment was taken on the Rollei 35mm f2.8 Distagon — that one snuck into this batch, but I figure I'll leave it now that it's here...)

In any case — here's a few from the lens on the A7ii

[​IMG]Howe Sound Flare by Tim Lukian, on Flickr

...more images in the first comment...
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Hi everyone,

I wanted to share a video montage of some my portrait images on You Tube. Before I picked up a camera 5 1/2 years ago I was a pro-guitarist working with a wide range of artists, so these days I tend to shoot a good number of musicians and artists. Some of the images were shot with my Fuji X100s, which I LOVE so much! or Canon 5D MkIII. I also composed and recorded the music for the video as well. Hope you can watch, thank you.

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Reply in this thread with your location (specifically, your country) if you want to take part in the Traveling Lens Project.

Refer to this thread for discussion
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Here are some initial thoughts on the X70 that arrived today. I think this is my new favorite.

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I've had a Fuji X-T10 and JPEGs would be around 7MB in size. Some up to 10.5MB. Today playing with an X-T1 with the latest firmware, I haven't had a single JPEG file larger than 5.8MB (most around 3.5-4.5MB), even the detailed outdoor variety. I thought I've read someone say that the X-T1 post firmware 4.0 has increased its JPEG size, but it looks like a no? Or am I doing something wrong?

Basically it seems like my X-T10 JPEGs looked a bit better, sharper at the same settings, and I'm trying to get to the bottom of this difference.

Here's a discussion on the X-T10 JPEG size from a while ago:

edit, well, apparently this site blocks fuji x forum, if you substitute the stars with that, you'll get to the discussion thread.
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At a local food bank in NJ. More here.

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quetzal cloud forest 1.JPG quetzal cloud forest 3.JPG quetzal cloud forest 1.JPG quetzal cloud forest 3.JPG Here are some captures with the new super tak. Have not been able to see any highlighting trying to use peaking so shots are eye focus with ovf. I have the camera set for focus peaking , not sure what to try.

Liking the lens very much .

1.4 not 1.5 .. sorry..

quetzal cloud forest 4.JPG
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[​IMG]San Fabian Mornings by She Escobar, on Flickr

Fujifilm X-T1 - XF 14mm F2.8
30 seconds, f/5.6, +2, ISO 2000

I wake up at around 1 or 2 AM to travel south with friends for about 1 to 2 hours, in the hopes of catching a sunrise. We sometimes wander to coastal areas in nearby provinces. When we arrive earlier than expected, I like just sitting somewhere to soak in the place (probably munching on something like a cookie). This photo was taken at 5:33 AM. You can imagine how quiet it is that time, with only water and bird sounds reaching your ears. I was just sitting there waiting for the sun to rise when I noticed a man on a boat near the fish pen. He moved quietly and swiftly.
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XPro1 and XF55-200mm at a local State Park.

Thanks for looking,
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Hi. On my XT10 when you assign the movie record buttom to Face Detection it works perfectly - you press and hold the button to turn off or on. However on my XT1 when I press the movie record button it brings up an annoying menu (and another annoying and pointless step) from which you have to either select on or off. Is there any way of turning off this extra step on the Xt1?

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I decided to get out and enjoy our first really warm 80+ degree day of the year so I took a walk/hike in Papago Park today and make this the first outing with my newly acquired X-T1. Papago is located in Phoenix, Arizona and represents a near desert environment though I don't believe broken bottles are native to the desert. Both shots with X-T1 at ISO 200 and 18-55 lens with polarizer filter used to cut down on harsh sunlight. First shot f10, 1/125 second, focal length of 29mm.
Or B&W if you are so inclined.
Second shot f6.4, 1/180 second focal length of 37mm
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Half time of Superbowl L. XE1 XF27mm

Whitney Houston is in a highlight segment. We Yanks love a highlight reel. Krug's Tavern is owned by members of Jake LaMotta's family

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I use my Focus Assist button on my X-T1 a lot and want to raise it so it’s easier to feel. Has anyone experimented with any kind of stick on solutions, maybe micro peel and stick rubber feet or other suggestions?
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Two sides of the River.jpg
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I've started getting several disfiguring smudge-marks on my pictures. Always in the same place, but generally only visible when I'm using a relatively small aperture. One obvious example is shown in this picture:

I can't see any obvious damage to my lens. I've brushed it with my lens cleaner to get rid of any dust, to no avail, tried the wiper on my lens cleaner and even cleaned it with an alcohol-based cleaning fluid and lens cloth.

Although I've never removed the lens since I bought the camera, I've even tried cleaning the inner lens; still no difference.

Any suggestions what I might have done? And more important, what I might be able to do to solve the problem?
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Three-image panorama with 23mm from Mirador de las Yeguas, Gran Canaria:

Gran Canaria Mountain Panorama_edited-3.jpg
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First photo taken with my newly acquired 14mm lens and X-T1. Edited of course.

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Me again!

Yes it was a big sporting week-end :)
Here is a few pics from l'Épreuve du Nord, a SAE mini-Baja endurance race. The Engineering Department at Laval University has been hosting the northernmost race in the circuit for the last 11 years, it's also the only one to take place in the snow !
It's the second time that I get a chance to shoot this really amazing and gruesome 2 hours event, out of the 27 Bajas on the starting line only 14 will make it to the end!

Here 's a link to the Wikipedia article on Baja SAE: Baja SAE - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Flickr Album: Baja SAE 2016, Épreuve du Nord

Thanks for looking !

The Flickr Sport and Action group on Flickr: Fuji-X Sport and Action

In order: first, second and third place winners
[​IMG]SAE BAJA - 2016 #59 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr
[​IMG]SAE BAJA - 2016 #63 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr
[​IMG]SAE BAJA - 2016 #28 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

And here's one of last years winner doing a face plant...
[​IMG]SAE BAJA - 2016 #51 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

...and a roll over:
[​IMG]SAE BAJA - 2016 #41 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr
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I will be going on a dream vacation to Galapagos in Ecuador, next May, and I am trying to decide which best combo lens to take with me....Currently own the 18-55 and 55-200, 35mm f/1.4, I am curious as if the 18-135 with its WR would be a good choice or perhaps should I take care of my WA needs and either get the 14mm or the 10-24 for the wide angle shots?? what do you recommend??
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I've just had an email saying my pro 2 will be coming at the end of Feb, is this right? I thought they were delayed? I have pre ordered from Jessops, U.K.
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I caved (actually I knew that I would) and just placed my pre-order. Looks like I will have at least a couple of months to ponder my next move (whether to sell the X-T1 or X100T). I'm in no hurry, as long as it is here by November when I head to Japan ... ;)
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Hi All !

This is a classic here during the Winter Carnaval, this sport is very specific to the St-Lawrence River and it's history, I don't think there is any other place where you can see something like it. This really active and dynamic sport is very demanding for the athletes, in this race the pro class will do a total of 15 km, crossing the river three time. During the winter there is a total of 7 races along the St-Lawrence River, and lucky me, two of them are in my home town, Quebec City.

Not much ice on the river this year made it easy and fast for the "canoteurs", but it was less spectacular for us the spectators and photographers. Never the less it was a great opportunity for some good action shot.

Here's a link to the Wikipedia article about the sport: Ice canoeing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I used mostly my X-T1 with the Xf50-140mm + XF1.4 TC and a second body, my good old X-E1, paired with the XF16-55 for close shoot. I was standing right by one of the three buoys delimiting the race course, so it was easy to get some shots of the canoes coming toward me.

The Flickr Album: Course CMQ 2016

Thanks for looking !


My Flickr: GilBarib
The Fuji-X Sport and Action group on Flickr: Fuji-X Sport and Action

[​IMG]Course CMQ 2016 #1 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr
[​IMG]Course CMQ 2016 #8 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr
[​IMG]Course CMQ 2016 #5 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr
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I have often commented on too much emphasis being placed on Weather sealing equipment. As I have noted in those threads, during the “old school” film days we did not worry about weather sealed cameras but relied on keeping our equipment in plastic bags normally used by bakeries to wrap loafs of bread. These were water tight and very flexible and did not impact operation of the camera in a negative manner. Today I was watching a rebroadcast of the women’s golf tournament (LPGA) that took place in the rain sometime over the weekend and I noted that every single photographer, judging by the gear they were using, I am assuming that they were “professionals” had their camera wrapped in a plastic bag. So I guess old school is never out of date.
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Is there anything new in 1.20 other than....Supports focus limiter function for XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.
Thank you
I think you can tether with the XT1 but would love to be able to do it with my XE2 though. Don't know if Fuji think of it as a pro feature and only putting it on their top of the range cameras but the it's a very useful feature on any camera and a easy firmware upgrade I'm sure.
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I have looked at some online pre-reviews of the new model, but could not find a clear answer: Will the OVF "zoom" like the one on the XP--1 does when a short zoom, like the 18-55 is mounted?
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I seem to have lost the focus box in the view finder. I can hear the focus beep confirmation but no box. If I select the box to resize it or move it it is there. On the LSD it is normal and working. I did do a firmware update but don't remember if it occurred then as I was testing out a new lens.
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Hi Guys..going through the set up of my new do I display the histogram on the LCD and viefinder when in shooting mode?

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What are your users experience with the X T1 FW4.30

Greetings Jakke
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Recently I started having problems with changing the view mode from LCD to eye sensor. When I look through the viewfinder I am seeing the lens. I turn it off and on , push the view mode button , and no change. Anyone else have this problem?

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i recently try a nikon 20mm f3,5 on my XE2 but with f3,5 , i could hardly set focus because through the viewfinder it's very the "bright" idea is to go to menu and set viewfinder brigthness at +2 or 3
so now manual focusing would be easier
that was "trick of the day !"

see you
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I'm a 5 day owner of an XT-10, love the camera. I've been spending lots of time with the menus and related settings to customize it for my own use. I am baffled with the Q menu system, yes I understand what it does just can't get settings to stay in place. For excample I try to set Film Simulation to Sepia in C1 so far so good, but when I return to Base Sepia is in place and not Std. With that said are there are sources where I can find an explanation. I do have a copy of Rico Pfirstinger's Rocky Nook book on the X-10 that does shed light on the Q menu, but I'm missing something.

By the way Macmodus great job on that excel spreadsheet.
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Probably like a lot of other enthusiasts I found I was'nt going out shooting because I could'nt be bothered with carting around a DSLR and after visiting a lot of you tube reviews I've purchased an x-30, low price on Amazon, (would love an x pro-2) which arrived today, just waiting for battery to charge then I'm off out shooting!
Hope to chat with you all from time to time

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Massdrop has the FX 27mm f/2.8 in black Massdrop: Bringing Enthusiasts Together for $249.95 plus $6.50 shipping! Massdrop as far as I know is a gray market seller. It says; 1-year manufacturer warranty covered by Massdrop.
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...isn't recommended. The 56mm is great for those individual shots but I'm not sure it's the lens of choice in the outdoors with two running Labradors in a estuary. Probably won't do that again!!




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Sfendyli was a small village on the island of Crete, Greece. A dam was built nearby to create a reservoir that occupied the flat land of the village. So people had to abandon it.

[​IMG]Derelict & almost submerged by John Kapelakis, on Flickr
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