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I spotted this set of vintage scales in the dark corner of a local shop. I like old things, so I thought I'd share.

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Taken with a Fuji Finepix S5 Pro.

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All OOC Acro JPGs from the X-Pro2 with the recently arrived 10-24.


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Adventures with a vortoscope...

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My name is emre, 38 years old wirh 2 sons aged 4 and 10

Names deniz (sea) and ozgur (free).

i had a mark 3 set. Sold it and get the following. A fuji xt-1 with 10-24, 18-55, 55-200

Nice to be here
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I'm the lucky owner of a XT1, XP2 and a couple of lenses.:cool:
So far so good!

Here's my dilemma:
Weather permitting I love to ride my motorbike and would like to take a camera with me, in stead of (what I've been doing so far) shooting with my iPhone.
Obviously, on the bike I don't want to carry 'bulky' stuff and therefore I consider both the XT1 and XP2 as "non options". What I would like to get is a compact camera delivering comparable quality.
I've read through various reviews of different brands, but would love to get some user experience from the good people on this forum before making my decision
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I just picked up a used x3o for a family vacation (love it so far) it came with a circular polarizer that I can use in a pinch as an ND (about 1.5 stops) but I'd like to get a 3 stop ND filter but I'm having a hard time finding anything in 40mm? Does anyone know of a filter that would fit. I don't want to go the direction of a large step up ring (ie 40-58) because I think they look ridiculous...a few mm would be acceptable.
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I am not sure whether there is something I did wrong but I have a problem with the auto is with my x-pro2.

I selected auto iso min 200, max 3200 and min 1/60ss.

Using a 18-55 lens. When I select manual aperture on the lens the auto iso works perfect when changing teh aperture. But when I select auto aperture on the lens and change the aperture with the front wheel the shutterspeed goes below the 1/60s and the iso stays the same at 200.

Does anybody knows what goes wrong?
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Looking on line in the X-PRO2 manual, I find the only way to change ISO is via the ISO dial.
Cannot locate it in menu. Am I missing something?
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So i headed to the coast last night hoping for a mindblowing sunset, possible what with the stormy skies in recent days, and i knew the tide was very much out, so i took along my samyang 8mm again, hoping for some lovely textures and light and shadow on the mudflats, but sadly it wasn't quite there, the clouds were amazing but the sun fizzled out by the time it reached the magic hour, the golden hour...


But the trip was not a complete waste of time, before i reached the above location, i stumbled upon these little beauties...

bluebells by alexandra starr photography (1).jpg bluebells by alexandra starr photography (2).jpg bluebells by alexandra starr photography (3).jpg

Obviously the light was fading fast when i took these, and completely hidden behind cloud within a minute of arriving there, but i did manage to get three images, and hoping to return very soon, maybe even later this evening but a bit less later =)

Fuji X-A2
Samyang 8mm 2.8 m2 for mudflats
Fuji 35/2 for bluebells.
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The normal FujiFilm Warranty Booklet did not come with my X-E2 camera, will this be an issue if it comes to need repair by Fuji North America? I checked my other X series camera box and that also didn't ship with a Warranty Booklet, in fact, i've only ever seen them inside lens boxes.
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_DSF9176 Fisherman's wharf night b and w.jpg
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My only complaint about the X-T1 + 27mm combo is that the 27mm hunts for focus when I half press the shutter button.
I generally have it set at f8 or f9, use a single center focus point and this happens even in broad daylight.
I've missed quite a handful of photos because I am used to releasing the shutter button between shots...
Very annoying.
Is this behaviour exclusive to the 27mm or is it typical for the Fuji X system?

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I have been meaning to do this for a while, I kept the Sigma 180 and Tamron 90mm macro lenses when I sold all my Nikon gear, I had already bought the Metabones to use with the Nikon lenses. The flower is only 1 cm in size and this is full frame (jpg) with a slight crop top and bottom, the 2nd (RAW) is the same settings but taken landscape orientation, I am also shoot RAW + JPEG at the moment just to see the difference.

EXIF: Metabones set at stop 1, ISO 3200 ( I forgot to change it from a night shoot!) 1/350s.


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with X-T1 and 32mm Zeiss lens

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Hi there!

Please find below some test pictures taken with Samyang 50mm f1.2 wide open (@F1.2), mounted to an X-T1

Samyang 50mm f1.2

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Unbeknownst to me this was the hay ramp's last day. The following day it was rebuilt not so rickety. Click on post for larger photo posted as a reply. :confused:

X-T1 and 18-55 1/170 f/10 ISO 200
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Recently noticed that my images seem ok in preview but seem to be at 16.9 in adobe cam raw?
I can't seem to find an option in cam menu to rectify this?
Is it a bug?
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I'm asking the opinion of those who know or have both 56 and 90mm lenses. Having the range of lenses seen in my signature, which one would you buy to complement, the 56 or 90. I can buy them for about the same price, I've owned the 56 before and I don't do portraits except for my kids, but I like a little longer focal then 85mm. Is the 90mm great also for general city and landscape photography?
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FujiRumours report The X30 is to be discontinued and the small sensor camera will be no longer!

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I have been using my Fujifilm 60mm to shoot macros but it's only 1:2. I want it to magnify more. I just found out that I can add an adapter called raynok to increase the magnification (wasn't sure if the AF still work?). Someone also recommended getting the Tamron 90mm SP which is a 1:1 lens but it's only manual focus (not sure that's true). Has anyone used both setup and advice the difference and which one is better? What's the pros and cons for each? Thanks in advance.
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A theme I've noticed winding a strand through my Lightroom catalogue, very much a work in progress.

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A day in the sun for strolling and shopping. More here.

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is it written anywhere what the difference between a premium member and a well known member is?
just curious & could not find it...
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I don't use my 8mm samjyang nearly enough, so i thought i would take it out with me in the fields today, and im quite happy with the images it gave, i even managed to stop the lens down enough to get some motion blur from the wind blowing the yellow flowers. For the price these lenses are pretty good i think.

Fuji X-A2
Samyang 8mm 2.8 mk2

yellow and blue.jpg yellow and blue2.jpg
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In early July I am shooting my nieces wedding (my second wedding BTW). Currently I have an X-E1 and find that it cannot focus well on people in low light that are moving and sometimes even when objects are not moving too. The camera is at the latest FW BTW. It would be nice to wait for the X-T2 but I need the camera before the end of June so that I can get used to shooting with it.

So I need to upgrade to a newer Fuji body that focuses well in low light.

Would really like an X-Pro2 but since I wear glasses full time I have read that that many have issues with the built-in viewfinder. I have no dealers in my area that sell Fuji stuff so I really can't see how well the viewfinder works with glasses so I need the opinions of the group here. If you wear glasses full time how big of a deal is the viewfinder?

I could also get a used X-T1 from a reputable dealer that is in 9 condition for $780. Also found a used X-T10 that is in 9 condition for $640. I could buy one of those now and perhaps sell it when the X-t2 comes out if I want to upgrade.

Have not seen many reviews of the X-E2s and if it focuses well in low light but I would be open to getting one of those.

My normal shooting style is a lot of landscape stuff and random street. To get an idea of what I typically shoot take a look at my flicker stream

So if you were in my situation what would you buy? Your opinons are most appreciated!
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XF 50-140
PS+ Nik software and a bit cropped and enlarged again.

Ouwehands Zoo Netherlands

(behind glass)
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I just recently sold my 10-24. I have an X100s, so I hardly used it at the long end. I also don't shoot very wide all that much, so it was essentially a really large 10mm prime.

I would like to keep a wide angle option, however.

I'm not interested in the 14mm. It's an excellent lens (sold it when I acquired my 10-24), but I'd like something faster. Nor am I interested in the Zeiss 12mm, for the same reason.

That kind of leaves me with the Samyang 12 and the Fuji 16.

Obviously, the Samyang is going to be much wider. I can work with either focal length, I think, as either should compliment my 35 and 56 well.

One of the things that intrigues me about the 16 is the crazy close focus, though I've seen some impressive things from the Samyang in this regard as well.

Any thoughts on the relative merits of both/either would be appreciated.

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Hi everyone

Can you recommend a lens hood besides the included one that does not cause edge vignetting? Thanks.
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How far away are we from a camera that can run a web browser - something along the level of 1st generation iPhone display (3.5 inch, 480x320 px touchscreen) and processing power - presumably only by WIFI but enough to allow direct uploading of photos to a cloud or website of choice?

Isn't this something that could be done for not too much money in a near future? Surely, Android can be adapted for such a purpose? Why bother going through a computer or a smartphone to get the images online? FWIW, the original Apple iPhone (1st gen) was released in June 29, 2007 - almost 9(!) years ago.
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I've just acquired an X70. Love it.

The flash bundled with the XT1 would be a perfect match...but does it work?

I traded my XT's for Pro2's so can't test and I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere so could someone with both kindly confirm or deny.

Probably more likely it doesn't, but if it does, I'll be a happy bunny!

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Yesterday, I was drawn to these 3 roofers lined up, taking a break, but as I was framing the shot, I was struck by the similarity of the graffiti to the profile of the guy on the lawn. DSCF7230.jpg

Please check out my Flickr stream here John Jackson
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Continuing to dig thru some of my older images taken with the Fujifilm S2pro.. I swear, if I ever come across a decent used one again I'm going to buy it... Hard to believe that these 6mp camera's could produce these types of results.. I now have 10 extra megapixels to play with on my XT-1 but I'll be damned if I can tell any difference..

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for the new Leica M-D

no EVF
no LCF
no auto focus
Iso, Aperture and Shutter speed control only
manual focusing only
no Red Dot
no movie mode
no live view
quiet shutter
DNG files only
Only $800 MORE than the equivalent model that has all the features included!

There have been plenty of people on this and other photography sites saying for years that this is the camera they wish they could buy so I guess it's time for them to put their money on the table. :D


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Not long ago, I decided I wanted a new travel camera. I have a D90 with three lenses, and a Lumix LX3 and Lumix ZS3 that were my small take anywhere cameras (along with my iPhone 5S). Having grown up in the era of film and manual cameras (I have a few rangefinders,including a Leica M4 with a 5cm Summicron DR prime) and a couple OM-1's and Zuiko lenses), I came across the Lumix LX100. Seemed to offer most of what I wanted in a digital camera but then I started reading about Fujis.

Cut to the end of the story. I saw the XP1's were now $500 for the bodies and had had major firmware updates. The fact that it offered something close to a rangefinder experience with the OVF but also a TTL experience with the EVF, was an ILC camera that would also take my old Zuiko lenses, I took the leap. Bought it with the 35mm f/2 but added the 18-55 a couple days later.

I've only been using it this past week but boy oh boy, do I love this way of doing photography again.

Here's a picture of a birch tree in a local cemetery taken with the 35mm f/2. I adjusted with with my Macbook at full brightness so don't know if will look properly exposed on your monitor. Still, it pleased me.

I'm sure the XP2 is a giant step forward but for me, not at over three times the price.
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