This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Portal

Hi all...

I've been recently had a nice 10 days trip to Iran on early Jan 2017. My 10 days trip covering Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd and Esfahan. Plus some nearby town on a short visit. I would say that it is a beautiful country, lovely place, lovely people, lots of photographic opportunity. Beautiful old town, deserted village, ancient heritage site, smiley and welcoming people.

Here are some picture i take just for sharing.
All picture taken with either Fuji X-E1 or Fuji X-M1 (yes, i still use these old guy), coupled with XF18-55, XF 14, and XF 35/1.4. The X-E1 and kit lens is the most used combination.

Mosque and minaret, Esfahan
[​IMG]

Yazd, and old city with beautiful alley
[​IMG]

A woman passing through an alley, Yazd
[​IMG]

In the old quarter of Esfahan
[​IMG]

Mullah, Yazd
[​IMG]

Runaway, Persepolis
[​IMG]

A portrait
[​IMG]


Thanks.... and hope my picture can't inspire you to travel..
Views: 20 / Likes: 2 / Replies: 1
Hey guys.

I'm coming from a x100t which paired with a thumbrest, would improve handling tremendously!

Now, I don't have the XP2 yet but I wanted to anticipate all my accessories.

Would you say the x-pro2 needs or gets a lot from a thumbrest at all?

Please share your opinions.
Views: 59 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 6
Thanks to forum member ordinaryimages for posting a link to this video on the X100F. I watched it yesterday and it moved me enough to get out and try to do some street shooting. I really liked the way the photographer worked the streets in the video so I thought I would give it a try. I am one of those that tries to get everything just right when I shoot....ETTR, DOF, lowest ISO,verticals vertical and so on. Too much of that stuff can get in the way at times, especially for street work. Thats what I liked about the video. He moved, looked, shot fast, moved on, explored different unusual framing etc. So I thought I would give it a try for a change. So today I set the X100s on manual F8, 1/500 with auto ISO and went out and tried to be loose. It was very freeing and great fun.
Cohoes is one of those northeast USA towns that time has passed. It's seen better days. It was at one time a mill town with one of the biggest mills in the world. It was booming. Not any more.

All with x100s/wcl100
[​IMG]
A few more following.
Views: 60 / Likes: 4 / Replies: 4
WinterTreesBigDipperStarsBW.jpg

X100S manually-focused at f4 for a lonely dark 60 seconds at a local State Nature Preserve.
Off in the distance an owl hooted at the night.

Thanks for looking,
Ed
Views: 28 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 0
Lost all of my 2016 files I really messed up. I'm so bummed out, some older files.

IMG_0093.jpg

IMG_0160.jpg

View attachment 98217

IMG_0025 (2).jpg

IMG_0139 (2).jpg

IMG_0137 (2).jpg
Views: 41 / Likes: 6 / Replies: 2
So, I spent the weekend shooting with my lovely new XT-2. I used it as a second body alongside my D4 at a wedding, and as main body for an engagement shoot the following morning. Couple things I noticed right off the bat:

  1. Previewing my exposure meant usually only taking one or two frames. I'd look through the viewfinder, get exposure looking good and then just wait for the right moment. With my D4, I usually fire off some frames, look at the histogram and adjust if needed. Then fire off a dozen more frames to capture a moment :rolleyes:. In tricky lighting this was almost always the case, and I always tell my clients "taking a quick test exposure".
  2. Because of the difference above, I shot FAR less images. In an hour long shoot, I usually hit around 350-500 frames and select it down to around 80-120. On my engagement shoot I shot a total of 238 frames. 150 of those were the XT-2 which was in my hands for 90% of the shoot. Starring my selects took all of like 7 minutes which totaled 92 images.
  3. I shot primarily single point (or small group) with single-AF. I'd move the point if I had time, otherwise just get it close and focus-recompose. It worked fine and most images were critically sharp--more so than I usually get with my D4 strictly using center-point for most images.
Any habits you've notice change when making the switch?
Views: 57 / Likes: 4 / Replies: 2
[​IMG]
First post here on the forums! In the process of selling all my Nikon gear and switching to 100% Fujifilm, feeling great about it too!

This is a 3 photo stitch captured with the Fuji XT-1 + 23mm F/2 Lens just this past weekend.
Views: 69 / Likes: 7 / Replies: 6
There's a storm brewing and it's headed right for New York. High winds and torrential rain are in the forecast.
[​IMG]
Views: 89 / Likes: 7 / Replies: 4
With old manual lenses I've always wondered if there was any implications of pulling or pushing focus to the point you want it?

I may be mangling the terminology but by the above I mean moving the area of sharp focus towards the desired focal point vs pulling it from behind the desired focal point. The point being is I'm assuming going from either direction will subtly influence the placing of the depth of field either to be more in front of or behind the focal point?
Views: 94 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 4
Views: 82 / Likes: 1 / Replies: 7
Any recommendations for a budget friendly off camera flash set (2 flashes and trigger)?
Main use will be for shooting relatively "small stuff" (coins, stamps, jewelry, etc.) but I also would like to think I can use them to lighten up dark(ish) areas during shooting home interiors.
I won't be using this daily so I don't want to break the bank, but portability is key; I won't be looking at studio flashes.
Views: 104 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 5
Considering the upgrade. Have no idea what a used x100s with leather case, four batteries, and 13,000 actuations is worth. No marks on body and all orig box etc.

Any ranges / estimates of value ? - will kind of determine the decision to upgrade.

Thanks!
Views: 187 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 5
My wife and I were out at the lakes yesterday and I wanted to shoot some images of her.

I took the XT2 + 56mm APD and the Fuji EF-X500 flash unit and we went out to the country for a walk and to do some more daylight flash photos, it was a cold but bright day and the fresh air was perfect to clear the remnants of colds and enjoy a photo session at the same time.

The EF-X500 is superb and automatically operates in high speed sync mode when needed delivering great results.

These were all shot at 200 ISO, manual mode f1.2 and adjusting the shutter to allow the background to be underexposed yet the flash illuminating the subject correctly.

I am happy!

DSCF2107-FrameShop.jpg

DSCF2112-FrameShop.jpg

DSCF2115-FrameShop.jpg

DSCF2133-FrameShop.jpg

DSCF2140-FrameShop.jpg
Views: 149 / Likes: 7 / Replies: 6
Angel and Dalton pose for several impromptu photos during a family get together. Both have posted high scores in their academic endeavors. Angel has appeared several times on the college Deans list and Dalton has returned to college after a four year stint in the Navy. Both are medical students.
[​IMG]
[​IMG]
Views: 61 / Likes: 4 / Replies: 0
Being Daddy's girl, she wants to do what he does. Handed her my old EOS M and it appears she has taken to it.

Interestingly enough, she, at the age of four is already much more attentive and careful with regard to making photos and handling her gear than her 10 year old brother. Lol.

[​IMG][​IMG]
Views: 128 / Likes: 4 / Replies: 7
It was a foggy night...thanks for looking








32432848115_ffb4efd597_k.jpg
Views: 92 / Likes: 13 / Replies: 3
Considering upgrading from X Pro 1 to either X pro 2 or XT2. Can anyone using the XT2 outdoors in bright sunlight tell me wether or not the adjustable monitor can be clearly seen regardless of its position.
Views: 124 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 2
I know the cameras are just announced, but can folks help me with the benefits/drawbacks of going with either:

Currently have an XT-1 and generally like it but the biggest drawback has been Autofocus, speed/accuracy.

I like the idea of the 100F form factor, and it now uses the same batteries as the XT-X series cameras, plus USB charging.

On the side of the XT-20 i like the updated AF and image processing over the XT-1 and the fact i can reuse all my existing lenses (23 1.4, 18-135, 100-400) as well as pay for a new lens for the same price as the X100F.

Anyone else in the same boat but further along?
Views: 262 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 10
Anybody use the 56mm with extension tubes? How are the results?
Views: 236 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 10
My thumb grip kept coming off so I used double stick tape. Fell off again and I lost it. Is there anyway to get a replacement?
Views: 104 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 1
So I wrote to Nissin about the availability of HSS on the i60A. Hard to parse the translation but it looks like they are working on it and it is coming soon. Anyway, this is the response:
"
Thank you for your purchase of Nissin Flash.


The wireless TTL, Manual & zoom controls are fully compatible in Fujifilm versions i60A & Air 1 commander, except for the High Speed Sync mode. The exclusion of the High Speed Sync function are stated on the Product packaging, official product webpage, print catalog and other media outlets.



The Nissin i60A, Air 1, Di700A and i40’s hardwares are capable to do High speed sync, and this function is available on the Canon, Nikon, Micro Four Thirds and Sony versions now, except for Fujifilm version due to its relatively new flash system.



Although Fujifilm’s flash high speed sync function just launched recently. Nissin engineers are developing this function, and making it available to Nissin Flash for Fujifilm cameras now. This function may soon be available, but user may need to bring in the flash to Nissin service centre for this function upgrade.


Welcome to contact us again in the future.


Customer Service Specialist / Global Sales and Marketing
"
Views: 299 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 22
Captured this moment at a north Texas ranch during my niece's wedding last May.

Dave

[​IMG]Ponder by David Jones, on Flickr
Views: 63 / Likes: 2 / Replies: 3
I noticed that when setting WB to daylight in X-T2 Lightroom shows 4915 F in color balance when opening RAW picture as shot. When setting the color balance in Lightroom to daylight it uses 5500 F. Do Fujifilm generally set a lower color temperature than Lightroom.
Views: 185 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 5
My finger has hovered over the 'pre order now' button on at least three occasions over the weekend and each time I didn't press it. I've come to the conclusion that I'll stick with my 'T', at least for the time being. There are things I really think I'd like about the 'F', direct access focus selector, faster focusing and 24mp. Then I thought, I've not really had a problem with the focusing on the 'T' and in truth rarely crop images, so it kinda seems a lot of money to pay for a joystick! Couple that with the fact I have my 'T' all set up, Lensmate thumb grip, JB Design half case, not to mention four NP-95 batteries, swapping just doesn't make sense for me. Yes the 'F' is a better camera than the 'T', just not that much better.

Also, I keep looking at the Leica M10.................. God help me!
Views: 598 / Likes: 5 / Replies: 25
I put my 35mm f2 WR on my X-T1 and went out for a stroll during a snowstorm last week. While I was out, I came across this lovely Malamute on the beach enjoying the weather

[​IMG]
Views: 92 / Likes: 8 / Replies: 1
The new GFX 50s is announced with a removable 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF. Perhaps too early to judge the actual performance, but we will find out soon enough.

I have long suggested viewfinder resolution remains yet a frontier in digital mirrorless photography. The 2.4 mdot OLED EVF is a technology that helped make mirrorless what it is today, but it is no where near vision perfect, especially for those with exceptional vision acuity. Not all that long ago Leica incorporated a 4.4m-Dot unit in their large, expensive SL601. With this new 3.69mdot near vision perfect EVF from Fujifilm, it is safe to say near vision perfect OLED technology may be moving beyond early days.

Of course, there have always been blocks. The first is simply the physical design of such a device. The second, equally important road block is production cost. Perhaps a third issue looms in heat and/or power consumption for smaller APS-C formats. These questions have answers, should someone ask the right persons.

Putting aside technical performance and such issues as heat, power or packaging requirements, obviously the question of the moment is unit cost. A $1800 camera body is not a $7000+ camera body and for the moment herein may lie the tale. What we can hope is at some point production technology, that is the actual cost of making "4k" high resolution OLED, drops sufficiently to consider their incorporation in, may I blush, a new X-E3.

Let me put it this way: I know what I want for Christmas 2017.
Views: 308 / Likes: 3 / Replies: 13
So, I've had Luminar for a while now but only started to play with it a bit. Then I got a new 90mm F2.0 and thought to go for a stroll at Fort Whyte Alive to take it some shots. In the lobby area was this lone flowering tree, beautiful flowers in the middle of our winter (indoors :) ).

So, just tinkering but I can certainly see why this lens is so well thought of, sharp, close focus, and smooooth bokeh. Luminar has potential too that I will need to further investigate. The UI and general feel is somewhat rudimentary or simplistic, but it seems to have some very capable features.

Flower-1.jpeg
Views: 76 / Likes: 1 / Replies: 3
Hello, fellow photographers!
This is my very first posting here on the Fujix. It's so exciting to see such an active forum/support for our beloved Fujis!!

Question...do any of you have an original (not the "long" EC-XT L version) circular eye cup for the X-T1 available? I thought I'd ask here before gove Fuji a call. Thanks!
Now that the X100F is out, I wonder if any of these issues have been addressed in the new design?

  • Manual focus ring fights my hand when I twist it. Not evenly, but like there's sticky stuff inside. It did this brand new. It doesn't seem to affect AF. I have no idea why this is, my X100S did the same thing.
  • While you can map "Preview Pic. Effect" to a Fn button (but not in the Q menu) there is no fast way to turn on and off "Preview Exp. in Manual Mode" which is very important if you're primarily a manual shooter who also occasionally uses flash! (Yes, "use the OVF," yeah but that's not the same). You need to memorize "Blue wrench menu #2 -> Screen Setup -> Preview Exp. in Manual Mode" -- yes, it's really buried all the way down in there. No way to assign to either "Q" or "Fn." (XPro2 got this one right, it can be either a button or in "My Menu." No idea why not in "Q" -- who decides which features go where, anyway?)
  • The front of my Power Switch has worn smooth. It's easy to flick the camera "on" but it takes a more deliberate effort to turn it "off." Frustrating for a camera well-known to chew through batteries.

If you think these problems are pretty small, you're right. The T is still a great camera even without Acros/23MP/NP126.
Views: 152 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 4
Views: 153 / Likes: 14 / Replies: 10
fog1-1k4-WS36.jpg
X-Pro1 / 18mm
Views: 95 / Likes: 7 / Replies: 2
WinterForestTreesFogBW.jpg

XT2 and XF55-200mm and me lost in the fog after three hours of sleep.

Thanks for looking,
Ed
Views: 106 / Likes: 6 / Replies: 3
Not the best composed shot, but I like the man's expression. The 23mm f2 is super fast and sharp!

170122_005_sep2.jpg
Views: 133 / Likes: 5 / Replies: 4
For about a week now my x-pro2 is having autofocus issues. I get about 60% of pictures out of focus and less in focus using face detection. Before you blame me or a setting I've had the camera since launch and it's been perfect. I've tried every different autofocus setting/configuration. Tried 2 different lens. I added 1 example just to show you what I mean. Now I could have gotten this picture in focus if I refocused again and again till I could see it was in focus. Is there some way to recalibrate or something?

65360BEB-1471-43D7-B71D-D8CCD57599FF.jpg
Views: 351 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 15
Hello All,

met this young man on the street, spoke to him and could then make this picture

greetings Jakke

XT2 with XF56 1.2

F2
1/850 sec
200 ISO
-1 stop

FXT26117 v2 FF.jpg
Views: 148 / Likes: 10 / Replies: 5
Views: 91 / Likes: 1 / Replies: 5
It is winter and quite cold but really enjoyed the X-T2.

1)
[​IMG]
2)
[​IMG]
3)
[​IMG]
4)
[​IMG]

5)
[​IMG]

6)
[​IMG]
Views: 171 / Likes: 6 / Replies: 8
Couple from a mooch down by the river this afternoon. The tide was out so I could get down to the riverside for a change

1.
[​IMG]1701_shard_062 by Ian, on Flickr

2.
[​IMG]1701_shard_098-2 by Ian, on Flickr

3.
[​IMG]1701_shard_107 by Ian, on Flickr

X-T1 with 14mm (first two) and 55-230 (last one).
Views: 113 / Likes: 7 / Replies: 4
Hello,

Last October found me in Japan. What an interesting country. I had a lot of fun and I will go back there one day. Hopefully sooner than later.

One stop was Osaka, but the weather was bad and I was just staying for a night as I was travelling through. I arrived in the afternoon and therefore visited the Osaka Aquarium.

Quite impressive, a huge five storey fish tank, having sharks, rayfish and whale sharks.

But I had one problem: nearly all of my shots of fish in the tanks were out of focus. And I couldn´t find out why.

I tried large aperture, small aperture, continuous focus, single shot focus, contrast auto focus, phase detection autofocus, manual focus. I played around with iso and shutter speed. I changed lenses.

I couldn´t find a setting that gave me reliable focusing. Damn. About 95% of my shots were out of focus. And I still don´t know why. Beats me. And I think that after 20 years of photography I am not a noob anymore.

Still baffled by it. I never had such problems before or after again.

Anyway, here are some of the shots that were more or less focused :)

[​IMG]Of all the fish in the zoo, the shark is the one out for you ... by magnetisch, auf Flickr

[​IMG]Gazing by magnetisch, auf Flickr


[​IMG]Hammerhead Shark by magnetisch, auf Flickr

[​IMG]Cleaner by magnetisch, auf Flickr

[​IMG]Whale Shark by magnetisch, auf Flickr

Regards,

Thomas.
Views: 57 / Likes: 0 / Replies: 0