This is a really clever tool and it comes with fantastic 1st person customer support. For $50 this can't be beat for the low or add angle shots. Handy carry bag that can c;ip to your case,belt with caribiner or belt strap. I got the #14 Giottos ball head that work fine with XP2 and primes. Have used on zooms that I have and it is quite stable. Have any questions email or call the designer and you'll get a quick reply. I will say as he does that the camera should not be left in a precarious position without a hand on or tie down but this advice rings true on almost any stabling device except large tripods. It is about the size of an iphone. There is a larger one coming soon about the size of iPad mini. Home
Please excuse the dog hair on product!
Stupid I know, but I hit the wrong button and the LCD/EVF have gone quite dark, especially the interiors. Please help me see the light.
Anyone interested in a X-M1 might find interest in this listing. No, it is not mine.
Fujifilm X-M1 camera and lenses
Day 59 of our travels with my 16-55mm; attached to a Fuji grip (not battery, the other one) & Black Rapid 7R (?) wouldn't travel without it, ever.
- the 16mm end
- fast focus - no complaints whatsoever
- feels good in the hand
- feels fine in the Black Rapid
Not so keen on:
- occasionally get tired of the bulk/weight (9-12hrs into the day); a real 1st world problem.
- leave the 10-24 at home
- leave the 23mm at home
- leave the Nissin i40 at home
- continue to always bring the Sony RX100 Mk 3/4/5... see Stephen Skok - PORSCHE MUSEUM on Exposure
- leave the grade filter kit at home
- handcuff my backpack containing my Macbook Pro, iPad, La Cie Rugged, batteries, charge cables, Leatherman ... you get the drift.
- your kilometres may vary.
Fortunately, all my pix were backed up & all my cards were elsewhere & intact.
So, until October I can only post pix transferred from my camera to my iPhone.
This one is from today - Rhodes, Greece. SSOC.
Anyone tried both?
I've got a Hoya HD for my kit lens and it's been fine, but I've no other experience for comparison.
I want to order a 62mm CP filter for my 23/56 lenses.
It's between these two, they're approximately the same price, and most of the reviews for both are decent.
Wondering if anyone had use both on their Fuji kit and had a clear favourite.
I have just returned from holiday where I took the XC16-50 zoom as the main lens. I have loaded up to lightroom and wanted to see, out of 600 shots, which focal lengths I use the most.
The results: over 200 shots at 16mm, and over 200 shots at 50mm !
Is this some kind of laziness? Or is it that these 2 lenths are really my prefered ( or, I seem to always want wider, or longer).
No other focal length had more than 5 shots each, (except for a few clusters around 24, 28 and 35).
Is this how everyone else uses zoom lenses, or should I be trying to utilise all the lengths in between?
I originally thought zooms were about having a whole range ofocal lenghts. However, would my photography gain more if I began to see it more as 4 lenses in one (16, 23, 35, 50)?
The new Fuji EF X-500 flash is now available for preorder at B&H Photo. The site claims shipping on 9/8, depending on availability.
Now I have order the latest Fuji "trifecta": the X-T2 body, XF 23 f2 lens and the new flash. I'm so spoiled!
I have a mint X-T1 body, fuji battery grip and RRS L-bracket available for sale, if anyone is interested.
I just added an 18-135mm lens to my kit bag, and had been out shooting RAW+JPG.
I am doing some LR post production, and found a distinct lack of lens correction profiles for Fuji! Are there any that can be added from an external source?
I am also finding that at least with LR, the rendition of camera jpg vs LR jpg are quite different. Looks as the the camera is applying an S curve. Additionally, there are sharpening benefits, which I presume is a mixture of distortion correction and lens modulation fix (whatever that is!).
Funny thing is that for some photos I prefer the raw/processed, but for other I prefer the camera jpg. For me, it looks like shooting both is essential.
I know Fuji will update the AF on the X-Pro2 in the next firmware. Does anyone know if the AF during movie-mode also will be updated? Seems to me some functions can be added, most notably AF-S during recording (now you have to focus before you start the recording).
I assume the X-T2 has this corrected and it seems like such a small thing to add
Be warned, the rest of the shots on my blog are NSFW, nor for the feint of heart. More here.
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!