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I noticed yesterday when out in my local city centre with the 35mm that I felt it wasn't long enough and I wanted just that little bit more reach but still the benefits of a prime.

I already have the 50-140 which I love and know how good it is for both telephoto action and portraits, but it tends to only come out for specific things/tasks. It's not my go to for carrying all day 'just in case' lens. I've not played with the 56mm yet but I think it might fit what I'm looking for. What do you all use it for? Primarily portraits or do you take it out and about too? I know the 90mm is raved about, but I think I'm covered having the 50-140.

Is the 56mm much bigger than the 35mm 1/4? I don't want something massive hence why I've never bought the 16-55.
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Hanukah is getting close! More here.
Actually the title should be 25 Kislev. Sorry.

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Hello All,

here 3rd street portraits with the Helios 44m 58/2 lens
wide open, camera XT1

Greetings Jakke

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I went on my annual trip to Death Valley last week where I walk into the desert and sit for the duration....ummmm...let's call it meditation.

X-Pro1....worked one second, didn't work the next. Boom, it went dead.
X100S...worked one second, the next second the EVF wouldn't. I guess technically it still does but only if there is something placed in front of the viewfinder on the front. Right now there is black gaffer tape there.

Pretty poor showing. I don't baby my stuff. To me they are nothing but tools to use for my job. But I also don't abuse them either. Most of my equipment I've had for 25 years plus and I treat it the same.

Took the Pro1 to Samy's camera so they can send it to Fuji. I figure if it is coming from Samy's they'll get on it quicker. The X100S...whatever. It still sort of works but now can't bounce between EVF and the OVF so easily.

And no, sand was/is not the problem.
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I generally don't like these "What should I do" posts. But, the folks on this forum are constructive and helpful, so here I go.

I am a longtime Aperture user. Since Apple decided to abandon future versions and fixes for Aperture this year, I have been thinking and wondering what to do? I also have Photos because I have updated my Macs to Yosemite and ElCapitan. But, Photos is really rudimentary.

I have a 30 day trial of LR Cloud Version running on one computer. I like this concept because I have two homes and can work on a synced version wherever I am without carrying an external drive back and forth.

I am concerned about getting a large library on LR Cloud and having it slow down a lot. I have decent internet connections, but not super fast. We also have a lot of folks in the one house all the time, on the network. It slows things down.

Any experience with LR CC and speed?

Should I use Aperture until I need some kind of update and then move to LR? Or, should I just make the switch now and pay either $145 or $9.99/month. I don't use Photoshop. I was never able to work with it and Aperture has done what I needed.

I shoot in Raw on both cameras. Aperture seems pretty quick and accepting of the RAF files. I tried SilkyPix but since I already use Aperture, it seems a little clunky.
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Going for a weekend to Lille Christmas market, don't know which camera to take, x100, or new XT10, portability of x100 appeals, most photos will be at night, no extra flash, and of the market, oh, and any recommendations on Sd card would be appreciated.
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I have both an X-E1 and an X-30 with which I almost always shoot in RAW.

My new PC is running Windows 8.1 with plenty of RAM and all of the latest updates from Microsoft as well as the latest Silkypix converter and My FinePix Studio from Fujifilm.

Downloading RAF files from the X-E1 results in my being able to view the RAF files in Windows Explorer. I process them in the Silkypix converter and all is well.

However, I cannot see the RAF thumbnails from the X-30 in Windows Explorer. I can see these thumbnails in both "My Fine Pix Studio" and in "FastStone Image Viewer" but, for some reason that I have not been able to determine, not in Windows Explorer. All that I see in Windows Explorer is the "RAF" icon. Processing these RAW files in the Silkypix converter and saving them as TIFF or JPEG files generates thumbnails just fine in those formats but the RAW files still only show up as icons.

I had the same problem with my old PC running Vista so it's not limited to just this one PC.

Being pretty much at my wits end I'd appreciate any suggestions.
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Taken with Fuji X30, little lovely camera :)

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Every problem I have had with Fuji in a mostly delightful transition from Nikon is with Flash. I am consistently making some mistake that I have not been able to decipher.

Both using only the X-t1 and one of the primes (16 or 23mm) or with a prime and the fujicam remote I get a mix of perfectly exposed and massively overexposed shots. Most recently half of my tripod-fujicam remote shots were so overexposed that I could recover little detail.

I assume I am acting as if Fuji will do a similar TTl to Nikon and thus doing it wrong.

How do I set the camera so that I can choose an F stop and let the camera decide what level of flash is needed?

Should I NOT use a range of ISO and just set the fixed ISO? Do I have to put the aperture and the ISO and Shutter dials on automatic?

On Thanksgiving I fired off a large number of shots with the remote and some were more than five stops over exposed. Did I just do something wrong on the remote?
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Well my new GAS arrived yesterday ( a piece of glossy black acrylic :) ), so a quick play tonight

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Amongst my favourite photography subjects


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i just bought a new 35mm 1.4 for my xt10, and noise is so strog compared to my 18-55!!

the thing is im not talking about the shutter noise, im talking about the motor noise when focusing...
each time you press to focus - "tak tak", "tak tak", "tak tak"

here is a youtube video from my lens.... does it sounds normal to you??


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How to set Depth of Field 2ft to Infinity on Fuji X100T?
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I have 3 X-bodies and haven't used one of the straps because...well... they are sort of lame in my opinion. So, I decided to make a quick hand strap for it. The wood extension on the bottom is also something I wiped up this weekend as sort of a prototype but I'm kind of fond of it. My fingers are slim but I have a wide hand and my pinky finger always was looking for a place to rest.



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Hi all,

I'm a newbie to the forum and the Fuji X series. My girlfriend and I recently purchased the X100T. I'm absolutely loving the camera and this forum has taught me plenty. I'd just like to say hello and I look forward to conversing with everyone here and picking your brains for knowledge.

I'm loving the monochrome pictures that this camera gives (as well as Classic Chrome of course :) )

Here is a little tumblr I just started: My Muse in Monochrome

I'd LOVE some feedback and any tips on shooting with the camera and tips on shooting monochrome.

Cheers everyone!
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No 1 favorite legacy lens for me; Nikkor 85mm f2. So small and light, dream to focus, sharp as all-get-out. I'm liking Nikon glass better on the Sony A7R. None of the legacy lenses did it for me on the Fuji - which surprised me, I expected to have much better results, but the Fuji lenses are just so damn nice! I suspect it's down to my eyesight, and that APS-C is a bit less forgiving of focus errors. The Fuji is my go to camera for my work...

Here's my housemate Bill, on the left is Fuji 56mm @ f2, and on the right is the Nikkor 85mm @ f2. It's certainly not as sharp, but you can get a feel for the look...both OOC jpgs.

My personal preference is for the image on the right - the color is truer and there's more contrast in the facial features (though, I think that's just the shadow from his hand, maybe).


Here are the eyes at 100% - you really see the extra pixels of the Sony here! But the Fuji still beats it for detail (just - this is pretty close considering they're both at f2; the Nikkor is wide open!)

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So, the family decided to take a trip to the SEA Aquarium this morning. On our way out, we passed a neighbour's African grey parrot, which we missed completely until it called out 'Hello!' in an uncannily accurate voice.


And at the aquarium, found this brilliant shaft of light; B&W because the lighting was pretty weird:


And always my favourite, the sea jellies:


All photos taken with the Zeiss 32. With all the attention the XF35 ƒ/2 was getting recently, I decided to take out my Z32 just to get a sense of the focal length. I realised I don't bring it out often enough, which is a shame because the images do look special (to me). Not saying anything at all about the 35 ƒ/2, which I am sure is excellent, but as a prime lens only user, I think I really should use the 30ish mm FL more often.
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