Four weeks ago I bought the contax 4,5-5,6/100-300 lens and to say that I've enjoyed using it is putting it mildly. I've shot cats (sad) and trains and flowers (argh) and several other projects. Absolutely enjoying it.
Here are few from a outing to a nearby pond. All wide open Although it's not hard to find the focus point even at f11.
The flower in the middle facing straight up is the focus point.
Was at these national parks in Malaysian Borneo state of Sarawak 2 weeks ago....
Some photos from the trip:
I just returned from a short trip to the Greenbrier with my wife who was there to attend a work conference. Since it's a comped room, I tag along and while she is in conference, I'm normally out hiking somewhere. This year I took a bit over an hour drive to the Falls of Hills Creek. It was spectacular. Here are a few pictures with a few more on my site here.
The tallest waterfall at 65 feet
The stream that feeds the above waterfall (about 10 feet behind where I took this picture)
The middle falls
And a friendly spider enjoying a meal
Hope you enjoy.
Why are people happy to spend thousands of dollars on cameras and lenses and then want free processing software? Surely processing is an expense that needs to be factored in when budgeting to buy a camera?
In the film days nobody gave free film with their cameras and developing chemicals and paper and equipment certainly weren't given away free for those who wanted to do it themselves so where did this attitude that free software should be supplied as a right come from?
recently I had the chance to test a fuji xpro2 against my Nikon D750 (mainly for the af speed). My question is if there is a free software that I can use for looking at the xpro2's raw files. My Lightroom v5.7 doesn't recognise them so I cannot tell about the IQ of the camera.
I'm thinking about going into Fuji system.
Does Fuji provide any software for editing jpg/raws on Mac OS X similar to Nikon ViewNX ?
As I don't see it here
MyFinePix Studio | Fujifilm Global
Probably the most iconic image I captured this week, on my first visit to New York City. What an amazing place!
The 16-55 2.8 was too big and heavy so it stayed home. I'd been shooting almost exclusively with the Zeiss 32, but figured I'd need something just a bit wider for the Big city so I bought one. This was taken with the Fuji 23 1.4. What an awesome lens!
I am a newbie with Lightroom so I apologize if this is a stupid question. Can anyone tell me if Lightroom 5.7 will have Fuji XT2 file compatibility? Thanks for some guidance!
Shooting JPEGs in Fuji b&w mode, will I still have to use Photoshop's color RGB removal tool before printing,?
Local outdoor weekend Koala market, never know what you will find, often on a tarp on the ground. It's never anything more interesting than box brownies usually, but it is still nice to browse the stalls in hope.
I'm looking to catch the adapted lens bug. I've been exposed to this 'virus' for a while with a really cheep Nikon adaptor + Nikkor D 70-210/f4-5.6 and a Leica-R adaptor (Pixco) and my Elmar-R 180/f4.
Neither of these two adapted lenses have set my imaging world alight. They were lying around when I picked up my refurbished X-Pro 1 body before I had any FX mount optics so just used to get me started.
To be fair the focal lengths weren't best suited for my Landscape/Street/Portrait style but I'd like to dig deeper with the right combinations. I'd be working on a small budget but am interested in the results members are posting with the likes of the Helios 44 and and Rokkor lenses. The Pentax Takumar range seems pretty popular too but not some many opting for the later SMC Pentax lenses??
So the question is...
What reasonably priced Lens and adapter combination would you recommend in the 40-60mm range? I'd be looking for Character of image over technical precision in the lens but want an adapter thats a good physical fit (my first two are far from perfect).
If I have to invest in a high grade adapter, I'll need to stick with that mounting for other lenses I purchase in the near future, so this may effect my initial choice.
Thanks in advance
Spend the last two weeks on holiday at the Costa Brave, in the small village of Sa Tuna. Besides swimming in the sea and lying on the beach (which I did surprisingly little), I spent most of the time hiking, and even found it in me to get up a little early for some sunrises over de mediterranean. Despite the determined mosquito attacks, I did manage to get some images I like. Hope you like 'm too! Any advice or comments appreciated.
The first and third image are done with the Samyang 12 mm, at something like f/11. The middle one is made using the 16-55 f/2.8 at f/8.0, all on the XT-1.
It was our grandsons 2nd birthday last week so we all went to the wildlife park so he could see the animals, we had a great time despite the rain that came and went.
He walked (ran) about 4 miles in his enthusiasm to see everything and showed a great deal of interest in the animals that are so well looked after, thriving and have good enclosures.
Used the XPro2 + 100-400 and for some the X70.
hi people of the internet,
My I brought my trustee x-t1 to the beach and i got few splash of sea water and I don't think it was really that bad. I've experienced worst conditions with rain. It got hot.
My power switch is stuck and and need a lot of force to switch it on. My shutter curtain is also jammed. When i put on the battery, the screen flickers and shutter firing rapidly. Evf doesn't work anymore.
Btw, i was using the 35mm wr lens, which should have been protected from the water.
I'm sad, this is my main body
Del Mar California
X100T SOOC BW+Y, Highlights +1, EV -2/3, then set white and black points in Picasa. I like creative restraints!
Starting to get the look from this new camera that I Like.
Looking for recommendations for what would be the smallest decent camera bag that can hold a standard size iPad Air?
So I finally had my birthday presented delivered earlier this week. A Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 in x-mount.
here are my first impressions and some candid shots at a local farmer's market:
- build quality is better than i expected (metal barrel)
- easier to focus than focus by wire FX lenses ... it is perfectly damped
- contrary to some reviews I had read online, there is absolutely no play other than the typical clockwise play on the rest of my lenses (I have a small X-E2 body)
- image quality is very sharp
- i love the way the plastic hood snaps on an off. much more reassuring than Fuji's
- noticing some CA and not sure how best to fix them easily, or if a lens profile exists on the web
- lens filter mount seems to be plastic
Photos are SOOC jpegs, in Pro-Neg Std shot 1.4-2.8
I want to make a speeded-up version of a drawing being created, but the 1 frame/sec interval (stills) option is way too fast and there is no choice slower than 24 fps in the movie options. And the project doesn't justify sourcing a accessory intervalometer.
I'm thinking the 3 fps "low" burst rate might be about right. I will be shooting normal jpg only and can use electronic shutter, which I think would be easier on the camera. I can combine it in Photoshop.
Does anyone have experience or opinion on whether running burst mode for 5 or 10 minutes (assuming no buffer problem) would harm my X-E2? Thank you.
Saw this little gem on eBay last two weeks or so, and thought I'd bite the bullet. I'm rather glad I did! Just posting some example images in case someone else is currently deciding whether or not they should get the lens. All SOOC with no tweaking, though I have used Velvia simulation to push the contrast a wee bit.
Won't be the sharpest lens wide open, but at 2.8 and above, I'm pleasantly surprised at its performance. Haven't been using my Helios 44-2 since getting this one.
My first attempt at astrophotography. I know its low resolution being I grabbed it from Facebook.