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Hoping someone around here has experience with shooting long exposures with an X-T1. This genre has interested me for a while now, and I have recently saved up the funds to purchase a filter system. I am planning on using my XF 10-24 f4. Here are a few questions:

1) I know the 10-24 can suffer from vignetting with the Lee Sev5n filter system so I am looking at the 100mm system instead. Anyone have any direct experience with this set up?

2) Does not being able to completely turn off noise reduction negatively affect long exposure photos with the X-T1?

3) I will only be able to afford a few filters at first. Should I focus on NDs and dog or graduated filters for now? I have had success applying graduated filters in Lightroom and assume it would also work with a long exposure.

4) Any other advice you can throw my way?

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Well, it's been a while since I have observed or photographed the sun. So, I dragged out the gear, set it up and took a few images. The sun now is in a quiet period as we are in the depths of a solar minimum. But, there was still one active region present. (region 2497). For my very minimalist equipment I'm satisfied with the quality i'm able to achieve with this kit. I've achieved sharper results in the past, but our atmosphere is really stirred up at the moment as well as a very strong wind constantly buffeting my tripod. Both of which means the image isn't as sharp as I can possibly get at times.

(Meade reflecting 1250mm scope, manual tracking , Xt-1 and patience) - Latest Solar Imagery

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Pretty frigid cold here on NE Ohio (USA). Decided to go on a road trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art. Took my trusty x100t. Had a great time. The museum is totally free. My first time at any museum in quite a long time. I will have to go back as I did not get a chance to see much of it even though I was there for about 3 hours.

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Hi! My 6 months old X-T10's leather wrap is coming off from the sides. Is this covered from the 1 year waranty from fujifilm? Or is there any DIY I can do to glue it back firmly? What type of glue do I use? Thanks!
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My head is still spinning from this once in a lifetime evening.

We arrived before the showing where we got to see Kim Novak speak about her role in this classic film, her appreciation and love for Jimmy Stewart - "He was just like what you see on screen" - and her take on Alfred Hitchcock, which was entirely favorable.


Ms. Novak was 24 years old when she co-starred in Vertigo. She is now 82 years old. Seeing her on the stage was incredible. She's a living talisman to a bygone time in film history who has been there and done that.

Kim Novak bottom left.

Having lived here in or near the city most of my life, watching the San Francisco depicted in the film was a wistfully wonderful experience. I've seen the movie before several times, but watching this familiar movie with an orchestra playing Bernard Herrman's powerful score live and in person added a dimension of immediacy and urgency that breathed new life into this film that is nearly 60 years old.

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We recently spent a few days in and around Wellington in New Zealand

One of the attractions is the Cable car



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Does any one know if this is active with the firmware and hot shoe. ie doe the frame line changes based on camera settings
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Hi guys,
Long time lurking here, few years to be exact LOL
After I sold all my Canon DSLR gear years ago I picked up a refurb X100 (black edition) and have been lots of fun with it. Love the way it goes in my pocket, lovely images in either RAW or jpeg, and great not lugging gear around.
Fast forward to recently and I've been thinking of picking up another Fuji, for more variation. It's been a bit of a mind field and had been considering the XT10, but having held one now I find it way too small.
Before that I'd been considering an X-E2 which was still high on my list until the last few days.

Having scoured many forums (mostly this one) and Facebook groups I've come to realise my favourite images posted all seem to be taken with the XP1. I know it's the user and NOT the camera but I couldn't help it that I preferred those images.

So I decided to look for one, they seem to be so cheap on eBay etc and I'm aware of the kit last year with the two lenses and huge reduction. Late to the party as always I can't find any now haha typical.
Also the Fuji refurb shop has been down for over a week now ? is that usual or are the just ready to list more stock ?

Any advice guys for a UK buyer ?

Cheers ...

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Jumper in the Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics, in East Grand Rapids, MI
X-T10, XF55-200mm, ISO 200, 1/1000, f/5.0
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a few more , same lens , different light angle .


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hi everyone!

Commander flash mode doesn't work with Canon 580/430 speedlites so i'm looking for some cheap triggers for using the flash off camera! I d like something that works both on fuji and canon
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Short story, short...
I had to sell my X-E2 for a repair bill that came due, I replaced it with a X100T.... so my adapted lenses will just have to wait!! :p:D:cool::);)

A quick test, after I bought a new strap from Roberts Camera (the Downtown Indianapolis location) (Yes, that Roberts Camera)
Since I was already downtown.....

2016 Classic Street Photography
by Peter Arbib: My Classic Street Photography, on Flickr
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cam you switch on or off preview exposure in manual mode . When half pressing the screen goes really dark .
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I am looking into getting a couple of UHS-II cards for my X-T1 (along with my soon to come X-Pro2) and am interested in hearing if you use a Lexar Professional 1000X UHS-II SDXC in your X-T1. I have always used Sandisk but have found a good deal on a pair of 64GB cards from Lexar.

If you have -or have used- one of these cards I would appreciate hearing what you think of their performance.

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How large can you actually print and/or up scale x trans files, like the Xe1, X pro1, X100T and so on. Since the files are so amazing and full of detail, how large can you actually push the files in print and/or up res:ing?
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In order to compare the new 24.3 mega pixel sensor in the X-PRO 2 with the 16 mega pixel sensor of the X-T1 .

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For the full blog please go here.

I love my little Fuji XT-1. I now have 2 and and have been using them professionally for over a year. There is a lot I like about the camera.
Fuji have been very good in listing to their client base and implementing changes. Lets hope they read this as well.
  • The buttons are too flat and cannot be felt with your thumb while your eye is on the view finder. They just need to be raised a little. I have said this in a previous post and a bodge to put things right.
  • Cannot see the point of the Focus Assist button. The auto focus is that good it's simply not needed as a main button. Bury the facility in the menu and use the button for something more useful.

  • As with my Canon I would like the Fuji XT-1 to remember the landscape and portrait focus points. Shooting headshots for instance, you are always focusing on the eyes and it is a pain to keep manually changing the focus point between orientations.
  • After initially focusing the highlighted focus points should disappear like the Canon so you can see your subject without distractions. Its not so bad with single point focus but when your in Zone focussing there can be many focusing points illuminated disturbing your view of the image.
AE Mode

  • AE mode is canceled when you review the picture you have just taken. Why? You have set the shot up, applied exposure compensation, checked the picture and then the Fuji forgets the settings. This is especially frustrating using external speed lights when you have to check the exposure to see what they are doing.
  • With AE locked you can't access the Quick Menu and it locks you out of changing the focus points. Why! You may want to change settings when you have the exposure correct.
Drive and Metering Dial

  • I would like these dials to be lockable somehow. Perhaps you would have to push the dial button in to move it. Its far too easy to nudge these buttons while adjusting ISO and shutter speeds.
Front Command Dial

  • There is no problem using the manual exposure compensation dial when using the Fuji XT-1 in landscape but its very fiddly when using it in portrait. I have the battery grip attached which has the dial in a very convenient location just under the shutter button. I would love an option to use the dial for exposure compensation, overriding what is set on the manual dial. The camera knows its orientation so when the camera turn to landscape mode the manual button would override the dial.
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I've had my X100S forever, but have not been using it much lately. This morning I picked it up and it seems to be stuck in AF-C mode with a crosshair in the viewer. I've tried afew things to change it, cycling through the various AF-AE options in the menu to no avail. The AF Mode in the menu is grayed out and the Q menu cannot change it. I have the drive set to single. I know I'm missing something simple but how do I get back to usual focus square and AF-S setting?


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Summation: The X-PRO 2 really shines and shows it’s 33% more resolution in these examples!!

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This is the Part 1 of in-depth-coverage on Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder of X-Pro2.​

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I am proud new owner of XT-10 with 16-50, 27mm, and 50-230 bought as package deal. The lenses feel so so compared to my large Nikon glass, but loving the small body and its solid construction. I will be checking out the posts for tips and advice on usage and see what lenses I should acquire, I think an ultra-wide is in my future, hoping for an 8mm from Fuji one day.

Cheers from southern Ontario.

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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?

(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:


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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This mornings sunrise at the Hastings Pier

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


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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...

[​IMG]Shell by Nigel Cross, on Flickr
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