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Just in case no one has seen it...

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Just a quick shot of part of the rear of a 1965 Ford Mustang that caught my eye.

X-T1, 10-24mm Lens, 1/350th @ F8, ISO-200, Handheld.
[​IMG]65 Mustang Route 66-03312 by G.K.Jnr., on Flickr

Thank you for looking and any comments welcome.,

George.
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I have an X-T2 and cannot get the AE-L setting to work. AF-L works fine. When I press the AF-L button, it locks focus as it should and indicates it is locked on the screen. However, when I press the AE-L button, nothing happens. I have it set-up for the button to be AE-L. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Not sure which category I'd put this under. But late night skating San Francisco. I love how supportive the community can be. People just coming and interested in the outcome. Really late so hard to shoot it for a rookie like me, but still a very great moment nonetheless. All criticism welcomed as well. Getting really interested in shooting portraits as of lately so will give that a shot.

Shot with Fuji xpro 1
nikkor S 55mm f1.2 shot at f4

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Has anyone been successful in threading the newest verion of the Peak anchors (rated at 200#) directly through the neck strap lug? The older type (rated at 75#) can be easily thread though, but the newer version appears a little bit thicker. I haven't had any luck in getting the newest anchor thru the lug. I would like to avoid using a split ring and then attaching the anchor to it.
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I'm traveling in California and Oregon with my new X T-2. Everything seemed to be working great until yesterday. I took a series of photos in the afternoon sun and there were white spots all over the photos. They were visible on my iPad on straight out of the camera jpegs. In 13 years of using digital cameras, Canon, Nikon, iPhone, and Fuji X E-1, I have never seen anything like this. I got the camera with 25 actuations so on it on Sept. 8. I ignored the actuations and liked everything about the camera until this happened. However it's going back to return unless I get a substantial explanation about what would cause this.

I'm working just from my iPad, so I don't think I can downsize the files to upload. I will when I get home later this week. Has anyone heard anything about this problem with the X T-2? The spots are definitely not dust or anything I've ever seen.
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I've always been curious about the Peak Design Messenger Bags, especially the smaller 13" version, but I didn't want to buy one just to find out that it doesn't work well for me. So I watched most Youtube videos about them and tried to find out as much as possible.

Overall, the bags seem to have many good ideas and features but also quite some downsides, at least for me. I've heard about straps not holding their length, no space for a pen even though there is a bunch of "pre-divided" space, the front pocket being too flat and so on.

Overall, what I saw didn't make me jump at them but I was definitely curious about the feature that a lot of reviews rave about: the "origami dividers". So, to find out more about these, I ordered some and used them for a bit in my very similarly sized Billingham Hadley Pro. Of course, I'm not making any statements about the Messenger bags after this test, but I am making a statement about the dividers, so, if you are curious, read on.

Reviews and also Peak Design's own videos were pointing out these dividers as if they were the greatest thing ever happening to camera bags. Saying that others try to put "round things into square holes", and how inflexible other bags are and I have to say – they aren't wrong. Unfortunately, I don't find that the Peak Design dividers are not a solution to these problem:
  • Round things – square holes and the wasted space: sure thing, that's happening, but the Peak Design dividers waste about the same amount of space, just in a different part of the bag. It doesn't help you if you wrap them around a lens to make it fit better if you are leaving larger areas unoccupied on the other side.
  • Flexibility: They are flexible, but really not that much actually. Sure, you pull the bottom velcro and move them to the side, but ... would I do that? No, not really. They also don't fold away as nicely as I hoped, have to be pulled up for it (bottom velcro) and are actually pretty stiff to move.
  • Folding: the folding mechanism can fold down for example on top of the lens, but the downside of this is that it removes the division of the bag above that lens. So, that's kind of useless to me. I'd like to stack lenses, but if you fold down both of these dividers, you end up with an open space on top that runs the full with of the bag. Useless. Or useful, depending on what you want to put there.
After a few days of using them I plain couldn't stand them anymore. I went back to the standard Billingham dividers and set up a slightly different partitioning than I had before and I'm happy with that.

Summary: Personally, I think these "origami style" dividers are not a solution at all. Instead they created more problems for me and where actually less flexible for the bag layout than the Billingham dividers. So, I'm out a few bucks, gained some experience, and am cured from looking at the Peak Design Everyday Messenger bags as camera bags for me.

Now, all that being said, I'm a backer of their 20L Everyday Backpack and hope that the more flexible dividers in that one are more useful and the other features of the pack will work for me. We'll have to see when it finally arrives, but right now, I'm not nearly as hopeful as I was when I backed the campaign.
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An image from a portrait session today using only window light and a reflector. Image made with my Xe-2 and the 56mm lens. Classic Chrome simulation. Processed in Light Room.
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Last year I noticed with the X-T1 and the 23mm lens, that many of the pictures that I shot at 1/125th of a second or slower just weren't sharp. At first I thought it was the lens, but then ran a few tests - using the monopod and tripod, and determined that it must be me, that I wan't holding the camera steady enough, although I thought that 1/125th should be way fast enough not to have any camera shake affect the results. Fast forward to today - shooting the X-T2 over the weekend at an event - choral group in a hallway - using the 16 - most shots at 1.4 to 2.0 with shutter speed 1/125th. Again, zoomed in to 100 percent there is a definite lack of sharpness ... those shots at 1/160th or faster are crisp. Again, I ran some tests with monopod, and could get fairly clear shots even at 1/15th .... so, another lesson learned this late in life :) Note - many of the shots that were obviously not sharp were held arm out using the LCD ... many of those that I had better results with were eye to the EVF and arm braced. I was a bit surprised given that the 16 is much smaller/lighter than the 23.
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I am trying to get a group of photos out to family members that attended a wedding. I have the latest (subscription) version of LR/PS.

Any recs for a plug in to touch up those shiny foreheads and character lines?

Thanks!
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I can connect without problem between my Android mobile phone or tablet and the camera, but if I change the default shooting settings I just can shoot only one pics and a message "processing" appears in the window of my app, the problem goes if I reset the camera, but when I change again from JPG to RAW the problem returns. Another thing I discovered is if I change in camera remote to shoot a movie and return to shoot a pic I can but only ones and the message return, any advice will be much appreciate, thanks
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I wandered around the National Rhododendron Gardens on the weekend. These are located in Richard_R's backyard. We're very fortunate here in Melbourne, Australia to have so many beautiful gardens available for us to enjoy all year round.

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I know - for non dog lovers boring! Shot in the field was using the 50-140. Everything else the legendary 23 1.4

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Just wondering if anyone had any insight or further details about the update that is supposed to be coming in October? I recall back in July that October was the quoted time frame but hadn't heard much else since.
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Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have the pleasure to travel to Japan at the end of next week. A bit more than 3 weeks total, 10 days in Tokyo, 4 days to travel from Tokyo to Osaka and 9 days touring with a group (Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Hakone).

I am looking for tips, what to visit during 4 days of travel from Tokyo to Osaka and what to look for in Tokyo. I love to visit galleries, exhibitions and interesting places which are a little bit off the beaten path. Preferably walking a lot from gallery to gallery, this is my method to discover a city.

I have been in Asia a lot, but this is the first time in Japan.

So, I am kindly asking for your suggestions and I wonder where you will guide me to ... :)

Best regards,

Thomas.
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X-Pro2 fliying into the Alps. Flight to the highest (2962m) mountain in Germany, directly at the Austrian border. There are many higher mountains in the Alps, but I did forget my Austrian and Swiss charts at home, grrrrrr, so only a short trip into the Alps as far as my german charts allowed.

Ground fog after take off:
[​IMG]Take off to the Zugspitze by magnetisch, auf Flickr

An early morning balloon flight. Casting a beautiful shadow:
[​IMG]Big balloon, big shadow. by magnetisch, auf Flickr

Crossing a large area full of ground fog and low clouds:
[​IMG]Cloudbank - on top by magnetisch, auf Flickr

I had to stop at Kempten due to too much coffee for breakfast... :)
[​IMG]Kempten by magnetisch, auf Flickr

Approaching the Alps:
[​IMG]Flying into the Alps by magnetisch, auf Flickr

Zugspitze peak. The air was very turbulent, I had to fly and shoot through the tiny window in the canpy simultaneously. All I got was this shot. :-/
[​IMG]Zugspitze by magnetisch, auf Flickr

Crossing a part of the Austrian alps with the help of Innsbruck Radar Controllers. Thanks.
[​IMG]Through the Alps by magnetisch, auf Flickr

Looking into the Ötztal from a distance:
[​IMG]Ötztal by magnetisch, auf Flickr
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I have only had this lens for a couple of weeks, but what a sharp, sharp, lens. Taken around mid day with the 90mm f2 at f5.6, 1/900 ISO200, XT2 processed in LR with velvia profile no other saturation.

[​IMG]Crescent Bay rocks by Alan Smallbone, on Flickr

Alan
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Hello,

For those of you who have both the X-T1 and X-T2 and have had their Nissin i40 FW recently updated I would like to know if the 'hidden' HSS is still functioning on the X-T1.

My i40 has not been updated and I would prefer not to lose the HSS ability on the X-T1.
For me this is more important than gaining TTL on the X-T2. I can still use it as a slave on the X-T2 and thats fine with me.

If anyone has received their updated i40 and has checked out HSS on the X-T1 would you please share your findings. Truly much appreciated!
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Sept. 25th, I was shooting my third or fourth wedding with the XT-2. About 15 images during a first look have write errors on both cards (I shot RAF only with one card as backup). I used a SanDisk Extreme 64 GB 90 mb/s in slot one with a SanDisk Extreme Pro 128 GB 95 MB/s in slot two. Rescue Pro showed these results from the card one. Shot single point AF-S, 23mm 1.4, ES+MS, Auto shutter speed using exposure compensation, and of course firmware version 1.00. I'm calling Fujifilm right now as I believe it's a camera issue and not a card issue. Changed out cards as soon as I saw the errors in camera review, but saw no errors come up as I was actively shooting.

Has anyone else encountered errors like this with their XT-2 yet?

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Hi

I have just acquired an XP2 and am just getting to grips with the complexities of this camera. Might take some time I might add !

Anyway, I do not have any Fuji lenses at the moment but have a few bits of old MF glass and a M42-FX adapter so thought I would try out a Helios lens on this body on my favourite test target, Tilly the dog; see below.

This is clearly not the best image in the World, she is a Brittany Spaniel and never keeps still making MF tricky, but I am delighted with the focusing aids and general IQ from this body.

I still have quite a lot of Nikon kit and will keep D7200, D5100 and D3100 bodies and plenty of glass for action/wildlife and various other reasons but I am definitely loving the little Fuji XP2 and look forward to using this system for street/travel photography etc..

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Hello All,

finally an opportunity for testing the X T2 AF system
I can easily say that the AF system makes 85% sharp pictures
a great IMPROVEMENT of XT2 to XT1
Body settings
AF C
Zone AF 9 square
AF C custom setting 2
CH Drive
Shutter MS
Auto ISO

Lens settings
f8-11
Distance Limiter 5m
OS on


Greetings Jakke

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If anyone is looking for an excellent Arca-Swiss plate for their XT-2 I can recommenced this one. It's a bit pricey but it came with my Kirks ball-head and I never used it so it was just sitting in the bottom of my bag. Anyway, it is built like a tank, fits perfectly, does not block the batter door nor the flip up screen and well, it a Kirks so it is probably made of battleship steel. Kirk UP-2 Universal 2 1/8" Camera Plate UP-2 B&H Photo
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Brought my 1 week old Fuji X-T2 to our camping/hiking trip in Mount Assiniboine and it performed as expected.
Quick AF, great colors, fantastic ergonomics although I noticed that the start-up time can be finicky at times as the EVF wouldn't start after a couple of seconds.
I was up there for only 48 hours as I had to cut my trip short due to busy work schedule but I tried to make the most of it and got one of the shots that I've always wanted to do.
Lenses I brought with me was the XC 16-50 and the Samyang 12mm.
I chose this setup instead of the 18-55 as I wanted to save weight and space as the 16-50 was able to provide me 24-75mm 35mm equivalent focal length.

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we also tried to do some astro as sky was clear one night, however we were too late as clouds started rolling in again.
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Canon 5d mklll, using the 70-200 f/4L

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Hi guys, just wondering if there's something wrong with my X-T1 and/or the kit lens.

Two issues I have with it:

1. Aperture blade noise - seems very pronounced. You can hear it throughout the video I've included below and also at the end when I bring the camera closer to the mic.

2. LCD image stutter when autofocusing sometimes. You can see it on the 3rd autofocus attempt and also lots of times afterwards in the video. It seems to me the LCD refresh rate cannot keep up with the quick AF hunting? Seems as if the LCD is "stuttering".

Video sample is here:

Dropbox - x-t1_autofocus.mp4

Do you think these two things are normal or should I return the camera?

Have you also experienced this with your X-T1?

Thanks,

Alex
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Does the XE1 autocorrect the lens in RAW files on the XE1 and/or XE2?

Thinking about getting a 35 f2 for travel with one of my XE1's
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My dog had a friend over this weekend. Manual focussing on dogs is a challenge, but the smooth focusring on this lens made it pretty easy. sooc jpeg

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