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As a child i spent a great deal of time with my pop at his cabin in a Newfoundland outport community where he was born. We'd drive the couple of hours to the cabin and i'd spend a week chasing him around. Most importantly he took me fishing for cod very regularly in a place they called the Tickle, a body of water between the mainland and the island where he was born. My pop was a major factor in shaping who i am today.

Fast forward 30 years and this past weekend i was hired to shoot a wedding in the small outport town of Triton just a few kms from where i spent half of my youth. The day before the wedding i scouted the area and found this spot with a fantastic view of where my pop and i did all of our fishing. Sunset was almost a total bust but thankfully i got about 2 minutes of good light as the sun was about to set behind the mountains.

This image i titled 'The Tickle' and it meant the world to me to get this photo. I just hope my pop could see my happiness from the heavens.

Photo taken with a preproduction X-T2 and XF10-24mm.

Cheers all.

The tickle.jpg
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Hey ya'll,

I'm trying to find ways to boost the loading time for every action in Lightroom. I am coming from a 5d3/6d, workflow and have had the X-pro2 for a few months and the loading of X-trans files is significantly slower. I am shooting compressed raws and understand the nature of X-trans files is more intensive on the computer, but it is such a pain. I think i could load files and see the result of an action up to 5x faster with my canon Cr2's I have upped my Cache size in lightroom, I generally create catalogues for different projects. What can help speed this up, should I just shoot film?

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Hi all just got my X100T and pleased with it but last year when I used one from a comp win it was set up in a way that I could switch from colour to mono by if I recall using the lever on the front of the camera,could be wrong on this point
Anyone know how I would set this up on my current camera only had the use of this model last year for a few hours


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I recently got 2 new Yongnuo YN-560 III Flashes, both Canon specific, they work perfectly but they make a very loud "thunk"/"thuk" when they flash, one more than the other. My 580Ex's also make a noise when they flash but not nearly to this level, its a little disconcerting/distracting with the YN-560 III's.

Is this noise normal with the Yongnuo YN-560 III?
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I recently played around, for one of the first times, with the TCL for macro photography, something I hadn't done a lot in the past.

I'm very positively surprised how nice these snaps, simply taken on my terrace, turned out.

For those who've played around more with their X100x, does the TCL actually help macro or should I stick to the "naked" lens?

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I am now, all of a sudden, getting significant color/exposure mismatch between what I see in the Capture One image editor window, and the corresponding output jpeg of the same image.

I've been using CO exclusively for a year or so, and generally this aspect as been spot on for the most part i.e. what I see in image editor is what I see in output jpeg.

I had this same issue happen once before, and it turned out to be a setting had changed in the Color settings, Rendering Intent was set to something other than Perceptual (the default). At that time, I reset this field, and all was good.

So this time round, very similar same thing happening again, and naturally the first place I look is in the Color tab in preferences, but rendering intent is set to Perceptual, so that's not the issue this time.

I was wondering if anyone else faced same experience with Capture One before, and if they remember what the cause was?

I do have a case open with Phase One support, but it's taken me 2 days just to get the issue understood.
So I thought I'd ask here in the it's driving me crazy!


Note: I am using the latest CO version
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Last weekend went sailing on the Markermeer, a 'great' lake near Amsterdam. After leaving the city of Hoorn in the morning we found the water looked like this. A beautiful sight: nog wind, no horizon, just a few boats floating in nothing (there were some places where the horizon had disappeared altogether). A very nice moment for photography (the flying geese made it perfect), not so much for sailing. So we went swimming instead..

Hope you like it!

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Spent a week just north of Lewistown at my son's boy scout summer camp. Came home the scenic route through Glacier National Park, stopped at the Palouse in Washington, then home to Portland. 9 days and nights in a tent.

All taken with my X-T1 and the least expensive lens I own, a Rokinon 12mm prime f/2.0 manual focus. (I might have one or two snuck in with the kit lens, can't recall)

Moccasin Mountains
by Jacob Carroll, on Flickr

Glacier National Park, Montana
by Jacob Carroll, on Flickr

Wild Goose Island
by Jacob Carroll, on Flickr

Wild Goose Island Sunset
by Jacob Carroll, on Flickr

Palouse Falls
by Jacob Carroll, on Flickr

Glacier National Park, Montana
by Jacob Carroll, on Flickr

Glacier National Park, Montana
by Jacob Carroll, on Flickr

Milky Way at Glacier National Park
by Jacob Carroll, on Flickr

Morning moon over Wild Goose Island
by Jacob Carroll, on Flickr

Morning Moon at Glacier National Park
by Jacob Carroll, on Flickr
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Kind of a technical question because I can't figure it out.

Ignore the blown highlights, I was in a hurry. My question is about this guy's beard. His face was not moving, you can tell by the good focus on eyes and hat, even his shirt, but the lower beard has motion blur.

I was using the 18-135mm X lens on an X-T1.

Its annoying and I'd like to know what happened. I don't recall sweat or anything on the lens.

Is there anything else that can cause this type of blur besides motion and DOF?

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There are a lot of photos taken from this park in Seattle but I never get tired of seeing them or taking them. This is a 4 image stitch taken with an XT-1 and the XF90mm lens. The mountain is Mount Rainer
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Short question - big answers!

It is a very personal thing and also depends on trip circumstances, never the less, I would like to hear of your personal opinions, experiences and recommendations of what lenses do you/did you, take on touring holidays.

E.g. do you prefer to go as light as possible, maybe just an X100T or X70, or do you take mostly primes as they are smaller than zooms, have faster apertures and better IQ, or do you favour zooms so no need to keep changing lenses between shots, etc. Then do you go for smaller size longer range, like 18-55mm OIS, or 18-135mm WR OIS or large aperture f/2.8 zooms?

Please also share, of your experience on the trips. Did you really wish that you had one lens you didn't bring, or were you carrying around some lens(es) that hardly got used?
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Hi folks,

I am in Sydney, Australia, and have friends who invited us for a holiday visit to White Rock, near Vancouver, BC Canada. Dates would be early January or mid May 2017.

I was wondering if anyone with knowledge of the district of Western Canada/US would care to recommend some tourist/photo destinations. I like both nature (national parks, etc.) and "culture" (architecture, museums, galleries, etc.). I anticipate approx 2 weeks visit with either renting a car or using local facilities (fly, train, bus, whatever).

Any recommendations would be welcome.
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I just found firmware 4.30 (why isn't there an option to get notified?) and was seriously hoping to see something done with the bracketing. Anyone know if there's anything in the pipeline for HDR photography? I really love this camera, but I would like to get more dynamic range in my photos...
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My Lightroom updater tells me that Adobe have just released the update to Lightroom CC 2015.6.1 which is the same as Lightroom 6.6.1

This update has some fixes and also additional RAW support for the XT2.
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Where I used to see a choice of film simulations in Lightroom CC 2015 under Camera Calibrations > Profile, now in LR CC 2015.5 on an import I just did the Profile now shows "embedded". The simulation choices are not showing. Older collections show the choices, but not today's.

I am shooting RAW, and the Camera Calibration Process shows 2012 (Current).

I can use help in restoring my ability to used the Fuji simulations.


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Okay, my new filter kit (Out of town kit) arrived today. This is my first exposure to the seven5 system, but it appears very solid and easy to use.

I also ordered the new Lee Seven5 Filter Pouch along with the kit, but it is HUGE for my purposes so I returned it.

I am looking for recommendations for an alternate pouch, bag, box or whatever that will store my small kit in my camera bag without taking up so much camera bag real estate, and still protect the filters. I have searched the forums somewhat but most of the solutions I've seen are fairly large. Looking to fit, . . . .
58mm Adapter Ring
Seven5 Filter Holder
3-4 filters (I don't see myself collecting a bunch of these for my purposes)

Any thoughts or ideas will be most appreciated.
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Hi there,

I sold my X20 and bought a X30.

One thing I note a difference is when I press the shutter button, and camera makes focus, sometimes focus changes and the result photo is out of focus, it seems like camera auto focus,

any solution ????
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stumbled upon this 'beast' or is it? Seems like a good investment? Any pics outhere?
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I want to get something around 50mm for my X-T1 as I would like to have another compact option/combination without having to change lenses: the X-100T together with the T1 + 50mm.
Of course the 1.2/56mm comes to mind, however a fast lens like that for me is just a "nice-to-have" but not a "must have". Just a 1 1/3 f-stop difference or 200 ISO/500ISO. But now there is also the new 2/50 WR announced for release in spring 2017... So I wonder if one should wait for this lens or just go ahead and get the 56mm.
Is anybody in a similar consideration? Or any advice? Can one expect the IQ of the 2/50 will match or even surpass the 56?
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Took the change a few weeks ago to go to the British Museum with my girlfriend since it was the only Museum I hadn't seen yet. I really enjoyed it, but I have to say that It makes you walk waaaay to much! Hahahaha

Also, making photos of subjects behind glass is not easy! :O

[​IMG]DSCF7164 by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

[​IMG]DSCF7013 by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

[​IMG]DSCF7027 by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

[​IMG]DSCF7028 by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

[​IMG]DSCF7051 by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

[​IMG]DSCF7055 by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

[​IMG]DSCF7059 by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

[​IMG]DSCF7061 by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

by Kevin Maschke, on Flickr

I hope you enjoyed at least one of them :D
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I've taken my 50-230mm lens to two autocross events since I got it to try and get some action shots. Here are a couple of my favorites so far:

Like this one because of catching the hit cone in mid air
[​IMG]DSCF6312-2 by bdoen, on Flickr
50 mm f/20 1/100 ISO200

[​IMG]DSCF6062-2 by bdoen, on Flickr
101.2mm f/18 1/100 ISO200

[​IMG]DSCF6076-2 by bdoen, on Flickr
120.6mm f/20 1/125 ISO400

Have another event this weekend, so any advice is welcomed.
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Took a trip to Mackinac last weekend. Turned out to be cloudy but great for picture taking.





Gallery from the trip.
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I don't do people shots (I'm not very good at them) but I shared a wonderful view of Chateau Villandry with this lady and it seemed rude not to try out my new £99 50-230 !



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Photographed on the street at Brockville, Ontario. X-T1 and 18-55 lens.




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Vivitar 70-150mm f3.8

I love zooms with a close-focusing ability.
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Thought I'd share a few holiday snaps taken in the Loire this year where we had our family holiday - not been to this region before but once again France just seems to keep coming up trumps ! I'll get my excuses in now (keeping people waiting, always arriving at about 1.00 etc !)

The first are from Le Mans where we stayed overnight after a 5 hour delay at Eurotunnel !

I only associate Le Mans with the car race and wasn't prepared for how lovely it is






We then spent 2 lovely weeks visiting villages, Vineyards (the wine is excellent even by French standards!) and of course the odd Chateau








If you got that far then thanks !
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Got away last week for a few days to Bicheno, small town on Tasmania's east coast.

Gave the 12mm Rokky a run the first evening on the X-T1.

[​IMG]Waubs Bay II
by niggyl, on Flickr
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Recently watched a video about how to overcome the problem when you don't have your ND filter when you want to take silky water flow picture by using multiple exposure. But it seems like Xpro2 can't do more than 2 at a time. Any advise besides using LR or PS?
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A wonder of prehistory meets one of its equivalents of today as an America-bound plane automatically makes a change of course at its way-point high over Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire. Is it my imagination or do those ancient stones seem to be reaching skywards in a Munch-like Scream..?

XT-1 14mm f/2.8 1/75sec ISO-200
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Just thought I would share this picture I made of one of my colleagues when we all went out for a day. We all work in psychiatric care. The idea for me was to take black and white pictures of my colleagues to make a collage of us all for in the hospital we work. I took a lot of pictures but not everybody likes to have their picture on the Internet.
I took the exposure with my x-t10 with a Asahi Pentax 50mm f1.7. Shot at f1.7. I love using this lens.

Any feedback would be well received.


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Ex photography teacher,shot medium & 35mm,& collected lenses,still do that.Bought the XT1 to use my lenses, which all seem to fit with adapters & manually which is fine with me,thats how i work. My favorites are LM& screwmounts, but I have drawers & trunk cases with the odd bits.Gave most of the Pentax to a cousin who showed interest,in 35mm.Hardly dented the collection.Exotica?a Schneider C mount super wide,which giver a circular format on the XT1. I never managed to fit it on my M series which was its targeted use, but its happily working on the XT1.Ive met few lenses I didn't like,just have some I never get to.My several dealers I work with, dig up stuff of interest,& occasionally I venture into the madness of Ebays listings.Remember Shutterbug? probably before your time.
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My X100t is suddenly giving message it is reading from internal memory only. I have formatted several different cards in camera and also formatted with no card in camera. Have reset. Can someone help. I have a sneaking suspicion I may need a new motherboard. Very disappointed if so as my xt1 needed a new board. Thanks to all. Lou.
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