This thin film iridescence on the surface of a stream's edge is caused by the bacterium leptothrix discophora
as it binges on an overabundance of iron in the water. This was seen in a stream above a waterfall at a local State Park today.

XPro1 and XF55-200mm

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Can anyone tell me what kind of plant this is? I photographed this and love the design of the plant against the while wall.

Plant verticle Cedar Hills 2015.jpg
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Something to generate opinion, the original was taken in color with the performers face Orange, but I prefer the image in mono.

Street Scarey.jpg
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Something to generate opinion, the original was taken in color with the performers face Orange, but I prefer the image in mono.

Street Scarey.jpg
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Old but not obsolete....
XF -50-140

Ouwehands Zoo (Netherlands)

All pictures are just to check it out. And that I had not properly assessed. I think it's a special picture,

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I took this image using a Fuji X-E1 and the Zeiss Distagon 21mm f/2.8 ZF.2 lens. I have had very good success using this lens and like the rendering it gives.

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I'm careful with lens changes and try to minimise the frequency. So far I've needed only the rocket blower to deal with sensor dust. Seeing some tell-tale blobs on a contrasty picture of the sky recently, I decided to give it a few puffs.... To no avail... Still visible...

So I armed myself with swabs, pec pads, lint free surgical cotton buds and isopropyl alcohol. I vacuumed, dusted and practically fumigated the work room, washed hands and donned clean clothes.

Gently at first, I went to work, tentatively sweeping at the glass as if it were a fragile precious jewel, changing swabs at the hint of cross contamination. I put the lens back on. One dust spot was still visible. As before, right in the middle of the sky. I repeated the process....

.... and I have since repeated the process three times over the last fortnight, increasing the vigorousness of my attack on this last stubborn speck at each attempt. But I cannot remove it. The word dust does not do it justice.

I should be happy by now; I overcame my trepidation and practiced a new skill. I didn't leave any streaks and I made an improvement. I discovered that the sensor is pretty robust. Sufficiently tough to resist the ham-fisted attempt of this incompetent to scrub it clean.

But I'm not happy. My sensor is still dirty. I know it is only visible at small apertures and higher contrast. I know that even if I can spotlessly clean it, more dust will inevitably appear. But I don't want to spot heal every stopped down landscape picture I take for the rest of the life of the camera.

My wife says I have a touch of OCD and thinks I'm on the spectrum. So should I send it in to Fuji or save the money for some cognitive behavioural therapy? Just as in Monty Python's "I've got a bit of a dirty fork" sketch, I'm afraid that this small speck has taken on much greater proportions.

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Since I'm already a forum member I thought I would post this here.
I've been shooting film lately with my Konica Hexar which is the same size and has a similar lens to my X100T (similar as in 35mm and f2). It's easy to switch around so I take them both in my bag.

Anyways my question or dilemma: when I develop my film I have a couple of options:
- developing & proofing prints (7,5x11cm) for €8.5
- developing & contact sheet for €7.5
- developing & scan @ 1024x1600 px JPEG for €8.5
- developing & scan @ 2000x3000 px JPEG for €10.5
- developing & scan @ 2000x3000 px TIFF for €12.5

or I could do this:
- only developing for €3.5 a roll and buy my own scanner (let's say a epson V800 with goes for €569 here)
Seeing that an average scan would cost me €7 a roll I would need to scan 81 rolls to earn it back :)

For those who are still shooting film, what do you prefer and why? Do you get your film scanned?
Up until now I always chose proofing prints but It woud be nice to have a digital scan to work with.
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As the title says. Also ordered a 14mm lens which I don't have yet. Another 6 days, Ughhh.

Anyway, was wondering if someone would be able to answer a question for me. Having received it, I obviously was checking all the buttons and dials etc for functionality. All appears good, with one exception.

The exposure compensation dial on power up shows -2. Naturally aperture shows as F0 as I don't have a lens. I set in an auto mode and moving the dial in no way changes from -2. My hunch is its due to the fact there's no lens attached.

Does anyone have an xe1 without a lens on that would be able to confirm if that's the case.

Cant wait to get the lens to play with my toy
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After I did buy some time ago the X-T1 love the quality that it did give to me. I came from canon 5DMKII.
I love the lenses, primes most.
While I was in Iceland, I did continue to take pictures at storm level with heavy rain. Even the Iceland sheep's searched for shelter just me did not. Result was the camera was to wet and did refuse to work for the rest of the day.
I did want to buy an backup for my X-T1 and looked at the X-E[12] and ended up with an X-Pro1 which I do love. Since Iceland my X-T1 went to repair because i did squeeze it with the roof of my convertible (twice).
It came back all fine just something with the sensor went wrong and it had uncountable hot pixels. Back to repair... I cant just have one camera so I want to have an backup of the backup it shall be the X-M1

The X-M1 fits my hands comfortable, more as I did think of, as the X-E1/2 did not want to fit.
As soon the X-T1 returns my wife will confiscate the X-M1 from me.

The X-M1 is an kind of Hybrid product with the X-Trans series 1 sensor and the EXR Processor Series 2.
The Buffers are about the same size as the X-Pro1 but write speed of the SD card is about twice as fast as the X-Pro1.
The LCD display is nice. In bright sunlight I do see nothing but on the other side I do avoid bright sunlight and it no problem for me. I am an VF user and I keep taking the X-M1 to my eye and get confused. Definitely my fault.
I do love the output of this little camera it has the X-Trans I sensor and the pictures are comparable to the X-Pro1. I am not sure if the processing is the same thought the EXR II Processor.
About the AF there is an difference the AF on the X-Pro1 is faster and more reliable as of the X-M1. I think there is an firmware update missing. There are unnecessary hunting with not so bright light but of an sudden it can focus in almost complete darkness.
Since it's an Hybrid product I don't hope for an final firmware update to get it to the level of the X-Pro1 or X-T1 in CDAF mode.
Since it does focus nice in normal light it's perfectly fine.
I have the brown variant and it look so nice ! I love how it looks with the XF16mm lens.

So cheers I have now my 3rd Fuji camera and people just declare me as insane.

by Andre Schwaller, on Flickr
by Andre Schwaller, on Flickr
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Street performer

The Eyes have it.jpg
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So I've just noticed this issue recently as I've been shooting (trying to shoot, anyway) a lot of astrophotography and things in the dark. When turning off the camera, the red light for the eye sensor stays lit. I have to remove the battery to dim it out, reinsert it and everything is back to normal. I'm not sure if this has been happening for months or just the past few times I've been out though.

Has anyone else experienced this?
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Is there any one could explain to me how to view pictures from XT-1 (SD Card inside). I tried to view but I don't know how to start with. Thanks ahead.
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When I took the series of the police brass band, I did not notice the mirror image in the instruments at first. Unfortunately I recognized only during raw conversion that I had missed the most interesting feats ONCE AGAIN...

X-E2, Soligor 105, f2.8



What an opportunity missed, a brass band playing in the bright sun with spectacular reflections and highlights on the polished instruments. Next time....
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X-E2, Revuenon 55, f1.2


And with Rokkor 135, f2.8

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hi everyone

i was wondering if someone tried the new software AFFINITY (only for mac users !) to proceed xtrans raws compared to lightroom ?
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Hi All

First post on here. I recently did a shoot with a friend in a local cemetery. The theme was a grieving widow. All shot with X-T1, 56mm, 35mm and 16mm. CC welcome.






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found this here at Addis Abeba Airport recently, thought I'd share it.

X-E2, Ultron 50, f1.8

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So I sold the 56mm because the 32zeiss gets much more use...Thinking about the 16-55 or the 90mm mostly for use with children indoors/outdoors, unfortunately most primes don't have the the motor speed to keep up with the autofocus... What do you suggest 16-55 or the 90. Ps, I considered the 50-140 but the size is an overkill...
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I have an LG G4 phone. I tried linking it to my X-100T but the camera cannot find it even although the phone is set to discoverable.

Anyone got an idea how to fix it?

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So I received my adaptor today. It's pretty well constructed, and isn't hidious or super noticeable when combined with lens and camera. As to using the Nikon lens with the Fuji X-e1, it was wonderful. The focusing was a little tricky, but I managed by taking my time rather than trying to snap away. On the body, the lens is noticeably the heavy point of the kit, you'll find your camera leaning downwards, but hey it's not bad at all! After all these old Nikkors are built like tanks! Anyways, image quality is great when you get to the sweet spot of the lens, and that's the thing about these lenses, when used properly they can give off a wonderful 'Nikon' feeling to your shots. After all I think these lenses are what made Nikon what it is. Here are some of the "eh" test shots from today, I'm still working on the few good ones!






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Howdy, all!

So there's something which often comes up on this forum, and just as often garners vibrant discussion and passionate opinions, yet always seems to end with a variation on, "what do you think would work best for YOU??"

Lens suggestions. Whether it's "which lens should I buy", or "which lens should I bring along", or "which lens works best for [insert conditions, settings or subjects] there ALWAYS seems to be folks chiming in.

So, here's a variation of that. I'm not going to ask which lens I should use in a certain setting, or which TWO should I bring along, I am curious to hear which lenses people use for THEIR favorite settings.

Do you have a favorite lens for a favorite subject or setting? Or just a general fave? Why is it your favorite? If you were to leave the house, and could only bring ONE LENS, or ok how about TWO LENSES with you, what would you bring? What about THREE lenses? And, why those choices? Do you have a "wish list" for future lens acquisitions? What's on it? And, for the love of all creatures great and small... why?!?!

I have my own stuff to share here, but I figured it'd be nice to hear from you guys first...
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Hello all,

I just picked up an X-T1 over the weekend. I upgraded from firmware 3.0 to 4.0 and noticed that CH and CL burst modes fire off 2 frames with a brief click. Is something wrong with the camera, has this happened to anyone else? This did not occur in firmware 3.0.

One more thing, in firmware 3.0 when i turned the LCD display information off it still showed the focus square which I preferred. In 4.0 the focus square no longer displays. Is there anyway to turn it back on?
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image.jpeg View attachment 65978 Wednesday 7th October we were treated to an amazing display. These are SOOC jpgs taken at Colbost Jetty, Isle Of Skye.
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i decided it is time for a new Mac for processing photos and a bit of video. My dilemma is whether to get another dual core Mini or a quad core iMac, both with 16 GB of ram. Anyone have thoughts on a dual or quad core for post processing raw file?

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I read several threads on various forums including this one regarding which card to use for the X Pro-1.
Most everyone regarded the SanDisc Extreme Pro as the best one with the limit being the ability of the XPro-1 buffer size. I shot a test run set on continuous shutter till the buffer filled up ( 12 cont. images ).

I timed the Delkin SD633X that was in the camera against a new SanDisk Extreme Pro group 10 (95mb/sec max). The time it took the buffer to empty; ie, to download all images into the card was identical for both cards @ 27 seconds. I assumed that the XPro-1 buffer was the limiter.

Then I installed a Lexar Professional 400X group 10 that I use in my Leica M9P and performed the same test. This time I got 22 images in the X Pro-1 and then the buffer slowed as the continuous shutter kept shooting. The download time for the Lexar was 10 seconds for 22 ++ images. That is 17 seconds faster than with the other two "high speed" cards.

In other words, with the Lexar, the buffer took 22++ images before slowing the download speed as opposed to only 12 images maximum with the other two cards. I had assumed that buffer size is fixed with the design of the camera and firmware, but apparently not.

If my test is any indication, there is something about the way a card stores the data that will affect not only download speed but buffer size as well.

Of the three cards, the Delkin was the priciest and the SanDisk was the least expensive. I am not a frequent continuous shooter. As a matter of fact, I am slow and deliberate. So, any SD card will work for me. But I thought this test was interesting and useful information.

Any comments would be appreciated concerning your own experience and testing, if any and knowledgeable information concerning the relationship between the cards and the buffer. o_O
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Just a continuation of my previous post. More here.

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x-e2, 18-55@18mm, F11, 56 sec., ISO 400, Haida 10 stop filter
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While looking around at small bags for my X100T, I came across a few surplus shoulder bags for AK-47 magazines that seemed to have potential. Small, leather, broken in, and cheap. I also liked the fasteners used - almost "Billingham-ish." Of course, it's rugged as hell.

Turned out to be a pretty solid idea. When I cut out the dividers on the inside, I made enough room for the camera and my Moleskine notepad (inside of which are my press badge, backup SD card, pen, and a small LED flashlight.) Whenever I'm actually shooting, the camera comes out and stays out so the bag becomes a pretty sufficient drink carrier.

The side pockets worked out pretty well. The long one fits my Swiss Army knife perfectly. The other side holds 2-3 spare batteries without being deep enough that they get lost.

I thought about installing padding on the interior, but it would make things pretty tight. Instead, I just use useful things for padding. The most "extra space" is at the bottom, so I stuffed a folded up wool hat at the bottom along with a QuikClot bandage.

Here's a couple of quick pictures I snapped on the way out the door today.

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Seaweed shoreline

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Hello all,

on my recent trip tor the US I shot a couple of virtual, cubic panoramas that I have combined to an interactive tour. Check out my website.

Following some teasers

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just a quick one for you guys, any major advantages over the 18mm against the 18-55mm obviously used at 18mm. I have the kit lens already but thinking about the 18mm prime. Anyone have both and find they don't use the 18mm?

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I'm an amateur photographer, following behind husband's excellent photography, he's a digital media teacher, including film and video, and also does work on the side - mostly video though. He got the XT10 as a giveaway at a conference this week, and although it's not as great a fit for him (the body is not comfortable in his hands), it seems to have the potential to fill a lot of gaps for me, so I've taken it over from him :) It came with the 18-55 lens which is pretty great, and after spending a lot of yesterday poring over this and other forums for recommendations between the 50-230 and 55-200 lenses, I did end up settling on the 18-135:cool: Decided I need the stops more than the extra zoom. Definitely will be saving my pennies for some of those lovely primes next!

Other cameras we have (no particular order):
Nikon D60
Nikon D90
Nikon D800
Panasonic GH4
possibly Canon T5i if husband has brought any of the school cameras home to practice with
List of lenses for the above is far too long to list off the top of my head, especially for the Nikons.

Albums of some of our previous work (not particularly up to date):
My flickr: Amy Herringshaw’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Husband's flickr: Tobin Herringshaw’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Played around with some pet photography last night testing out moving objects in a low light situation, and very pleased with the performance so far. Still learning where all the buttons and controls are, in order to be able to get full capability from the camera. Fuji seems to have a very different logic behind how they lay everything out, but loving results so far.

Planning to take this and the GH4 out this weekend for some head to head competition!

Anyway, that's me, looking forward to learning more from this forum!
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guys I've tried installing windows 7 camera raw codec, but I still cant view them
I can view jpeg in windows, just cant view raw
can anybody shed some light on this..
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New 16-Lens Pocket-Sized Camera Aims To Kick Bulky DSLRs To The Curb

When shooting photos on the go, 16 lenses are far better than one.

That’s the premise behind the L16, a new fits-in-your-pocket multi-aperture camera that its maker—a well-funded Silicon Valley startup called Light—thinks is going to blow away DSLRs with expensive lenses...not to mention smartphones.

The new L16 camera, from Light.
Light unveiled the L16 today, offering it for pre-order at $1,299 but saying it plans on charging $1,699 when the camera ships in late summer of next year. The L16, Light promises, will offer great optical zoom, high-resolution, substantial low-light capabilities, and very fine after-the-fact depth-of-field controls, all without the need for add-on lenses or a multi-thousand-dollar body.

The Light L16
The idea for the L16 stems from what Light’s founders see as a huge gap in today’s photography market. On one hand, you have the committed photographer who doesn't mind lugging a heavy DSLR around, while on the other, you have the people who rely on their smartphone cameras, millions of which are terrific in some situations, but ultimately have very limited capabilities.

Rajiv Laroia and Dave Grannan
According to Light cofounder and CEO Dave Grannan, the L16 replicates the functionality of a full-frame DSLR with three prime lenses, and a telephoto that zooms from 35 mm to 150 mm.

Under the hood, the camera—which is about the same height and width as an iPhone 6S Plus with a little more thickness—features five 35 mm lenses, five 70 mm lenses with mirrors, and six 150 mm lenses. The mirrors, explained Grannan, fold the optics, and help keep the L16 as compact as possible. It also has an onboard 5-inch LCD high-definition display.

Although the camera features 16 lenses, it uses just 10 when shooting a photograph. The L16’s magic, as Grannan puts it, is in the algorithms it uses to select which 10 to fire.

The key is that the camera was designed to simultaneously capture many different high-res images and then automatically fuse them into a single photograph with a resolution of up to 52 megapixels. That makes the L16 ideal for shooting everything from kids' soccer games to concerts, the company believes. And thanks to post-processing technology available on users’ computers, it’s also possible to edit photos to change the depth of field after the fact.

In addition, the L16’s exposure time and ISO settings are equivalent to that found on high-end DSLRs, Grannan says, while offering a depth-of-field perspective equivalent to f/1.2 that matches that of very fast, high-quality lenses.

The camera is also capable of shooting 4K video with true optical zoom.

Gap Intelligence analyst Scott Peterson told Fast Company by email. "It is this appeal of 'quality without hassle' that the company is banking on to drive adoption of its technology, adding weight to the launch of the L16, as not only a first product from Light, but also as one of the consumer market's first glimpses at something beyond the traditional imaging industry's recent offerings."

Peterson lauded the L16's "staggering 52-megapixel image output" as establishing a new threshold for consumer cameras. But he worries that the L16's cost, especially its full retail $1,699 price, "may be its biggest challenge" to capturing significant market share.

"While the L16's 'DSLR-killer' features such as depth-of-field control and its robust 35-150mm equivalent zoom range will undoubtedly resonate well with many," Peterson says, "consumer understanding regarding the benefits of Light's technology will be the hurtle to overcome, making Light's efforts to recruit brand advocacy/awareness critical in its early hour."

[paste:font size="3"]Foxconn—which is making the camera—that allows the Chinese manufacturing giant to build a scaled-down version of Light’s technology into smartphones.

According to Grannan, Foxconn will have the right to incorporate multiple lenses with a focal length of up to 100 mm into its partners’ phones. Light doesn’t have any control over who those partners are, and won’t necessarily have advance notice about such partnerships, but one of Foxconn’s major smartphone partners is Apple.

The story behind the L16 and Light.
Grannan said he expects Foxconn to begin shipping Light’s technology in phones by the end of next year. Light will be able to certify that such integrations meet its standards, and will receive a royalty on each phone sold.

On the basis of its technology, as well as its Foxconn deal, Light has secured a total of $35 million in funding. Today, it has 47 employees, mainly based in Palo Alto, Calif. The company is also opening a smaller office in San Francisco’s startup-centric SoMa district.

[paste:font size="3"]SOCIAL MEDIA

Light knows that photographers are eager to share their photos, and that an on-the-go camera should make that easy. As such, the L16 features onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality that enables instant sharing on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks.

The company also plans on offering a premium cloud-storage service, and the ability to push photo to users’ computers or tablet devices. At the same time, iOS and Android apps will allow people to post photos from their smartphones.
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