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A good day of brutal snow slogging and joyous ice climbing in rapidly decreasing temperatures. Pat Odenbeck leading Killer Pillar, then enjoying the cold while rappelling Bobo Like. X-E1 and XF 18-55mm


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I started my new photography season from London Chinese New Year celebration. Some of the pictures came overexposed. It was when I had no time to compensate -0.33, -0.67 or more. I am very fed up with it. I use pattern mode as it should be more flexible (intelligent?) than average one. I have to use compensation nearly every time I am taking pictures. Sometimes the same scene comes out OK, then when I take a picture again it is overexposed. As far as I know I am not the only X30 user having the same problem. I think it is software issue (is not always as fast as camera itself). I was advised to use average mode but in that case the camera should be cheaper.
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Just popped a bottle of Chateanneuf-du-pape, ready for out roast lamb Sunday dinner, one of our favourite wines. The X100t was out so snapped this. Don't often use sepia but quite like it, vignette added in Snapseed on The iPad otherwise as shot.

Du pape by -Secondintime.-
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Tethering was working OK last year but now I am getting the dreaded no camera connected error when attempting to tether in Lightroom CC or lightroom 5 with either an iMac or macbook
I have checked the plugin in Lightroom's plug in manager and it says enabled and then set the camera to PC auto in Setup>USB Connect. I have tried various connections and various cables. I am not sure of the sequencing ei. camera off when connecting (or on) starting lightroom prior to connecting (or after). It did work before but I didn't have much occasion to use it until now. Thanks for any suggestions
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Found this beauty on my local Craigslist yesterday. Picked up both camera and lens for $20 bucks. But I was most interested in the lens with it's 9 aperture blades and f/1.4. Lens looks to be in perfect condition nice smooth focus ring, aperture ring, and super clean glass.

Has anyone adapted this lens to the Fujis? Does a normal Nikon F Mount adapter work? I read online that the Nikon F Mounts mounted on the singlex, but not the other way around.

Thought I would check here before purchasing an adapter and thanks in advance for any advice.



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I've been mulling over buying an X100 for, well seems like forever and just can't decide whether to go with the Classic or the S version.

I like the idea of the original version of the X100 - a daily driver, sling around my neck and wear all the time

However I'm concerned about its age now, AF speed, lack of features compared to the S, such as missing film sims etc. Oh and I'd really like a black one to match my other Fuji bodies which means I'd need to buy the limited edition which are a premium over the standard model.

Problem is the S is more money and still doesn't fix all the issues for example no classic chrome, no wifi etc and it's unlikely to get an update from everything that's read. But the speed appears to be more in keeping with what I'd want and of course black is pretty standard to find.

The T would be ideal but really that's out of the budget.

So, decisions, decisions. GAS is hitting hard at the moment! :)
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My wife always took it for granted that we have beautiful pictures of our kids. She thought me spending money on cameras and lenses was all about me, though lately she has begun to realize how nice it is to have our kids life's basically documented in thousands of beautiful photos over the years.

The other day she went to a concert at Foxwoods and took some photos with her phone. Then I get a text message that she wants a good small camera ... =) Now I can buy the x70 I have been thinking about and call it "hers".

This got me thinking how other people deal with this. Do you get your spouse on board ? Do they gradually begin to understand it's not just about us wanting more gear...
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I've again used one of my X-T1's with firmware version 4.30 for another 8 hour studio shoot and have had no camera function/operation problems. (I did have a flash trigger fail to fire a few times but that is par for course at these studios whatever camera or firmware version). I had face/eye recognition work flawlessly and, apart from the images where the flash didn't fire, I have an almost 100% success rate with (auto) focus.
I shot a few sets using low key lighting and the focus worked as it should and when using natural light it was excellent and I am now ready to update my other X-T1 from version 4.0 to version 4.30.
For me this update is the best and most successful yet.
Images from this studio shoot are being posted to my Flickr page and 500px as well as (where I am Jodek Photography). Both shoots where I had version 4.30 installed were the Katie Green (KRG) and Keira Lavelle albums.
This is also the third studio shoot and fifth model shoot where I have had a Sony Alpha 7R Mark II plus lenses in my kit as well but never got them out to use. Maybe they should go on sale now....
Has anyone else had any recent studio experience with version 4.30 on their X-T1??
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Hello All,

made this picture by using the fuji remote app
XT 1 with XF27mm 2.8
f 2.8
ISO 1000

greetings Jakke

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DSCF0573.jpg A Native American woman Hoop Dancer practices in a quiet alcove
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Finally, I've pulled a trigger on this lens. Price is good for a new one.
Right after I left a shop, I went to try it out.
Here is a result:
ISO 400, 1/100s, F8, DR200.
Zeiss 12mm/F2.8

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image.jpeg Decap organ at café Beveren in Antwerp
x E2 18-55

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Last night I was a guest at a wedding reception. I took my X100T, TCL-X100, Nissin i40 and Canon flash extender cable hoping it result in some great shots. The hall was typically lit, i.e. not too bright and had disco lighting flashing away.

The flash was set to TTL mode and the camera was set to single focus, ISO400, 1/250s and f5.6. Focus assist light was on.

Many times I was frustrated by the camera refusing to fire. I have not figured out what was wrong. When it worked it was good. e.g.


The happy couple and a happy photographer (that time)

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I'm hellbent on getting the Classic Chrome look on my X-Pro1 pictures. So far I have tried these four options. I like the Capture One's ICC profile more and then the Lightroom's Homebrew DCP camera profile although it is too much desaturated. Classic Clonell's colors are way off and Alien Skin's colors seem way too saturated.

Please share your opinions. If you have Classic Chrome in your camera which of these images is closer?

Original flat image.

Capture One - An ICC color profile made from the X-T1 by Scottie Wang on DP Review Forums
C1 Classic Chrome ICC profile from XT1.jpg

Lightroom - "Camera Classic Chrome - Homebrew" - A camera profile (dcp) shared by an Anonymous user on the other (evil) forum ;-P
Kodachrome Home Brew.jpg

Lightroom - "Classic Clonell" preset shared by Rick Opaterny on his website
Classic Clonell.jpg

Alien Skin Exposure 7 - Kodachrome 200
Alien Skin 7 Kodachrome 200.jpg
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Hoping someone around here has experience with shooting long exposures with an X-T1. This genre has interested me for a while now, and I have recently saved up the funds to purchase a filter system. I am planning on using my XF 10-24 f4. Here are a few questions:

1) I know the 10-24 can suffer from vignetting with the Lee Sev5n filter system so I am looking at the 100mm system instead. Anyone have any direct experience with this set up?

2) Does not being able to completely turn off noise reduction negatively affect long exposure photos with the X-T1?

3) I will only be able to afford a few filters at first. Should I focus on NDs and dog or graduated filters for now? I have had success applying graduated filters in Lightroom and assume it would also work with a long exposure.

4) Any other advice you can throw my way?

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Well, it's been a while since I have observed or photographed the sun. So, I dragged out the gear, set it up and took a few images. The sun now is in a quiet period as we are in the depths of a solar minimum. But, there was still one active region present. (region 2497). For my very minimalist equipment I'm satisfied with the quality i'm able to achieve with this kit. I've achieved sharper results in the past, but our atmosphere is really stirred up at the moment as well as a very strong wind constantly buffeting my tripod. Both of which means the image isn't as sharp as I can possibly get at times.

(Meade reflecting 1250mm scope, manual tracking , Xt-1 and patience) - Latest Solar Imagery

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Pretty frigid cold here on NE Ohio (USA). Decided to go on a road trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art. Took my trusty x100t. Had a great time. The museum is totally free. My first time at any museum in quite a long time. I will have to go back as I did not get a chance to see much of it even though I was there for about 3 hours.

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Hi! My 6 months old X-T10's leather wrap is coming off from the sides. Is this covered from the 1 year waranty from fujifilm? Or is there any DIY I can do to glue it back firmly? What type of glue do I use? Thanks!
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My head is still spinning from this once in a lifetime evening.

We arrived before the showing where we got to see Kim Novak speak about her role in this classic film, her appreciation and love for Jimmy Stewart - "He was just like what you see on screen" - and her take on Alfred Hitchcock, which was entirely favorable.


Ms. Novak was 24 years old when she co-starred in Vertigo. She is now 82 years old. Seeing her on the stage was incredible. She's a living talisman to a bygone time in film history who has been there and done that.

Kim Novak bottom left.

Having lived here in or near the city most of my life, watching the San Francisco depicted in the film was a wistfully wonderful experience. I've seen the movie before several times, but watching this familiar movie with an orchestra playing Bernard Herrman's powerful score live and in person added a dimension of immediacy and urgency that breathed new life into this film that is nearly 60 years old.

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We recently spent a few days in and around Wellington in New Zealand

One of the attractions is the Cable car



Thanks for looking...
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Does any one know if this is active with the firmware and hot shoe. ie doe the frame line changes based on camera settings
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Hi guys,
Long time lurking here, few years to be exact LOL
After I sold all my Canon DSLR gear years ago I picked up a refurb X100 (black edition) and have been lots of fun with it. Love the way it goes in my pocket, lovely images in either RAW or jpeg, and great not lugging gear around.
Fast forward to recently and I've been thinking of picking up another Fuji, for more variation. It's been a bit of a mind field and had been considering the XT10, but having held one now I find it way too small.
Before that I'd been considering an X-E2 which was still high on my list until the last few days.

Having scoured many forums (mostly this one) and Facebook groups I've come to realise my favourite images posted all seem to be taken with the XP1. I know it's the user and NOT the camera but I couldn't help it that I preferred those images.

So I decided to look for one, they seem to be so cheap on eBay etc and I'm aware of the kit last year with the two lenses and huge reduction. Late to the party as always I can't find any now haha typical.
Also the Fuji refurb shop has been down for over a week now ? is that usual or are the just ready to list more stock ?

Any advice guys for a UK buyer ?

Cheers ...

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Jumper in the Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics, in East Grand Rapids, MI
X-T10, XF55-200mm, ISO 200, 1/1000, f/5.0
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a few more , same lens , different light angle .


quetzal cloud forest 5.JPG
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hi everyone!

Commander flash mode doesn't work with Canon 580/430 speedlites so i'm looking for some cheap triggers for using the flash off camera! I d like something that works both on fuji and canon
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Short story, short...
I had to sell my X-E2 for a repair bill that came due, I replaced it with a X100T.... so my adapted lenses will just have to wait!! :p:D:cool::);)

A quick test, after I bought a new strap from Roberts Camera (the Downtown Indianapolis location) (Yes, that Roberts Camera)
Since I was already downtown.....

2016 Classic Street Photography
by Peter Arbib: My Classic Street Photography, on Flickr
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cam you switch on or off preview exposure in manual mode . When half pressing the screen goes really dark .
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I am looking into getting a couple of UHS-II cards for my X-T1 (along with my soon to come X-Pro2) and am interested in hearing if you use a Lexar Professional 1000X UHS-II SDXC in your X-T1. I have always used Sandisk but have found a good deal on a pair of 64GB cards from Lexar.

If you have -or have used- one of these cards I would appreciate hearing what you think of their performance.

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How large can you actually print and/or up scale x trans files, like the Xe1, X pro1, X100T and so on. Since the files are so amazing and full of detail, how large can you actually push the files in print and/or up res:ing?
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In order to compare the new 24.3 mega pixel sensor in the X-PRO 2 with the 16 mega pixel sensor of the X-T1 .

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For the full blog please go here.

I love my little Fuji XT-1. I now have 2 and and have been using them professionally for over a year. There is a lot I like about the camera.
Fuji have been very good in listing to their client base and implementing changes. Lets hope they read this as well.
  • The buttons are too flat and cannot be felt with your thumb while your eye is on the view finder. They just need to be raised a little. I have said this in a previous post and a bodge to put things right.
  • Cannot see the point of the Focus Assist button. The auto focus is that good it's simply not needed as a main button. Bury the facility in the menu and use the button for something more useful.

  • As with my Canon I would like the Fuji XT-1 to remember the landscape and portrait focus points. Shooting headshots for instance, you are always focusing on the eyes and it is a pain to keep manually changing the focus point between orientations.
  • After initially focusing the highlighted focus points should disappear like the Canon so you can see your subject without distractions. Its not so bad with single point focus but when your in Zone focussing there can be many focusing points illuminated disturbing your view of the image.
AE Mode

  • AE mode is canceled when you review the picture you have just taken. Why? You have set the shot up, applied exposure compensation, checked the picture and then the Fuji forgets the settings. This is especially frustrating using external speed lights when you have to check the exposure to see what they are doing.
  • With AE locked you can't access the Quick Menu and it locks you out of changing the focus points. Why! You may want to change settings when you have the exposure correct.
Drive and Metering Dial

  • I would like these dials to be lockable somehow. Perhaps you would have to push the dial button in to move it. Its far too easy to nudge these buttons while adjusting ISO and shutter speeds.
Front Command Dial

  • There is no problem using the manual exposure compensation dial when using the Fuji XT-1 in landscape but its very fiddly when using it in portrait. I have the battery grip attached which has the dial in a very convenient location just under the shutter button. I would love an option to use the dial for exposure compensation, overriding what is set on the manual dial. The camera knows its orientation so when the camera turn to landscape mode the manual button would override the dial.
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I've had my X100S forever, but have not been using it much lately. This morning I picked it up and it seems to be stuck in AF-C mode with a crosshair in the viewer. I've tried afew things to change it, cycling through the various AF-AE options in the menu to no avail. The AF Mode in the menu is grayed out and the Q menu cannot change it. I have the drive set to single. I know I'm missing something simple but how do I get back to usual focus square and AF-S setting?


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Summation: The X-PRO 2 really shines and shows it’s 33% more resolution in these examples!!

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This is the Part 1 of in-depth-coverage on Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder of X-Pro2.​

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