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Trying out my 35+ year old Tamron Adaptall 2 f2.5 lens with K+F adapter. X-T1 and Classic Chrome. f4

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I've got the Adobe subscription to LR and PS. I've used PS for 10+ years and LR for about 3 or 4. Pretty comfortable with both and they work great with my Nikon. When I got the Fuji X E-1 I tried Capture One and thought it gave better RAW conversions than LR. Still prefer it. I recently got Iridient and that, combined with LR, seems to be the best choice. I do the basic RAW conversion in Iridient, usually just changing the default sharpening to R-L Deconvolution, occasionally doing highlight and shadow adjustment and save the result as a TIFF. Any further work is done in LR or PS. The only downside to this is the large files. TIFFs from the X E-1 are 96MB. Since I have an X T-2 on order those will be even bigger. I'm thinking of giving up my subscription to Capture One, as it's $150/year. But before I do, I'd like to make sure that I'm seeing the best that it's capable of doing to compare with Iridient. Can anyone suggest optimal sharpening for Fuji RAFs? Also, if there is any Fuji-specific training. Any additional comments are also welcome. As with some other posts, money is not the primary concern, but Capture One would have to be clearly superior for me to justify paying a double yearly subscription. I have purchased Iridient, but don't know how often it is upgraded and at when cost If anyone knows this history, that would also be a valuable piece of information. I paid $99.00 for the original license. Sorry for the long post, but I've spent lots of time already figuring out the glitches in Cap. One and comparing results.
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Can I use a piece of male threaded pipe to restore the threads? If so, what dimensions?
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This is not meant to be a scientifically made measurement, however Theoria Apophasis has just posted a Youtube video about the latest firmware for the XT2, which he reckons feels to have faster AF than the Nikon D500! Way to go!
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It just arrived today and I'm quite amazed. It's sharp even with the 1.4 converter. I shouldn't be surprised but I'm a bit skeptical on Fuji reviews. I do wonder how it is with the 2.0 converter.
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Another of the series. This one from Silver Efex. The previous one of the steam engine was processed in Lightroom.

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Been tough getting over 'street lag' after my trip to Israel. More here.

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Is anybody else getting this from time to time. I have been having issues accessing the site on various occasions in the past few days. I checked on several systems and two different broadband connections and my cell phone and they all seem to have the same issue.
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Hi all -

The better half volunteered me as a photographer for a charity event tonight. Should be fun - I know a fair amount of the people in the organization.

From pics I've seen of prior events - anything better than cell phone snapshots will be an improvement so I'm not feeling pressure. :)

Was thinking 35mm for faces and perhaps the 16mm for groups. Will toss the 56mm in the bag just in case.

There will be a presentation of a trophy for a golf tournament earlier in the day.

I would probably bring the X-P2 and X-T10 and + Nissin i40.

Anyone think that is overkill? Should I just use the 18-55 with flash and leave it at that?

Any and all tips/tricks appreciated!

Thanks in advance, all.
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I just picked one of these up, checked it out and then prepared to sell it as it was too close to both the 56mm f1.2 and the Zeiss 50mm macro that I own. However, after playing around a little bit, I think I'll keep it.
The six shots in the next reply are, in order, f1.6-f2-f2.8-f4-f5.6-f8.
I think F1.6 is somewhere I won't often go. The range between f2 and f4 looks promising and when you get to F8 it looks pretty sharp. Plus it has 1:2 macro.
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Perhaps I've been spoilt by the price of refurbished bodies and the availability of second hand Fuji lenses but I did splash out on a new 35mm f2 and I've been very pleased.

This new 23mm f2 would be ideal for me but it's being launched at £419 here in the UK.

Perhaps we get blinded by the love of all things Fuji but by any standards is that not an awful lot of cash for a 35mm equiv lens of moderate aperture?

Just making a comment really, I'd love this lens but I run with a bit of a self imposed budget.

Please all go out and buy one so I can pick one up on ebay in a year or so. Thanks
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Hey there,

I am mostly a film shooter but the chance to buy a very cheap X-Pro has come up and I want to jump on it as I've had the x100s in the past and loved it.

I am wondering if anyone has more detailed information about leica glass compatibility as the chart here: Fujifilm M Mount Adapter - Compatibility Chart | Lens Accessories | Digital Cameras | Fujifilm Canada

Is very out of date and I don't think it's 100% accurate.

The two lenses specifically that I want to mount are:


Leica SUMMICRON-M 50mm f/2 Lens (Black)
Leica SUMMICRON-M 35mm f/2 Lens (Black)

The catch is that these are the short period "made in Canada" versions so they are slightly varied from the general Summicron-M. These are both technically "version 3" lenses, which according to the above charge the 35mm should be non-compatible; however the "version 3" lens noted in the chart is specifically the ones made in Germany in the 80's vs. these which were made in Canada in the 70's.

Any insight would be great!
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XPro1 and XF55-200mm cooling off behind a waterfall at a local State Park yesterday.

Thanks for looking,
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Does any one know the Metabones speed booster available for M42 mount to our Fujifilm XT-1. I check their site and I don't see it. How you people connect it to our Fuji cameras.
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My firesale of all my FX Nikon is going reasonably well and I am eagerly waiting for the arrival of the X-T2.

However the cash is burning a hole in my pocket! GAS is raising its ugly head and I was thinking that the 18-135mm (roughly equal to 28-200mm on FX) would be a good addition to my arsenal for a walk about in bad weather, lens. Aside from the obvious WR aspect, I was however wondering if the walk about would be better served by an 18-55mm plus 55-200mm combo. Body with lens plus 1 extra lens, fits nicely in my Domke man bag.

On the other hand, when I might want to frequently jump between wide and tele, the convenience of a general purpose "super" zoom seems attractive.

Other attractions are the 35mm f2 WR and the not-yet-here 23mm f2 WR. I already have the f1.4 of both of those focal lengths.

So what would be a better to get???
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Just a few photos I manage to make on the last weeks, sorry not having post to much lately. Have a good day!

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I'm just in the process of switching to the Fuji X system, waiting for my X-E1 to arrive. Previously I've mostly used PSP to catalogue and process. My copy is a couple of generations old now.

I'm considering updating to the latest release but was wondering what your experiences have been processing Fuji files with PSP.

Or should I change to an unfamiliar package? I've steered away from Adobe products as it appears that you wind up with your raw files converted to DNG format. I'm intested Capture One but at 3 times the price of PSP is it 3 times better?
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Hi,

anyone that has both could please chime in commenting about difference in sharpness?

Even people shooting with other brands are welcome (I've been a Nikon shooter for a decade, and a Canon one for another decade).

I have a pretty complete Contax setup, and I'm not sure if buying Fuji glass would make a meaningful difference in sharpness.

A few details:

- I shoot landscapes, mostly, and I need the ability to print on matt and semi-matt paper up to 120cm / 47"
- my Contax setup (for reference): 18, 35, 50/1.7, 60 Makro, 28-85, 100-300
- Fuji setup I plan to buy: 14, 23/1.4, 56/1.2, 18-55, 55-200

Thanks in advance!
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XM1 will not connect to LG G3...

I am running the latest firmware 1.40 as well as Android 6.0.

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Steam threshing exhibition from the Plowing Match and Farm Show.

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One light with a 10° grid attached. X-T1, 60mm ƒ2.4- ISO 200, 1/60, ƒ8.
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Concentrate on what's in front of you! Never on what you left behind!

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Stopped in at Toronto International for an hour to try out the new 100-400 attached to my XT-1... all OOC JPEG, no manipulations

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Finally managed to wake up in time to take it!







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I recently purchased a Fuji 55-200mm and tested against my legacy Nikkor his 200 f4 at that focal length on my X-T1. The Nikkor seems a bit sharper and more contrasty at that focal length and seems to be slightly longer in reach. But for a zoom, I am pleased with the Fuji. It was interesting to see the variation in color between the two: the Nikkor showed a slight magenta cast while the Fuji veered toward green slightly. Both images were shot on a tripod at 1/500, f8, ISO 800. The first image is the Fuji, the second the Nikkor. I also shot the peeling paint house at 57.8mm with the Fuji and was pleased with the color and relative sharpness.

I have sold off all my Canon gear and am all in with Fuji. Thus far I am pleased with all the lenses I have added to my kit and am looking forward to using them for more serious work. I now have two zooms, the 18-55 and the 55-200, and three primes, the 14mm, 23 f1.4 and the 60mm. In addition, I have the ais Nikkor 55mm f2.8 macro, 105mm f2.5 and 200mm f4. These manual lenses take me back to my days as a photojournalist. The familiar smooth focusing suits me in many situations although at the longer end, OIS will certainly be welcomed. Fuji-55-200-at-200.jpg Nikkor-ais-f4-at-200.jpg Starter-Home2.jpg
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Ok I am coming back to Fuji , sold my X30 to help fund this next purchase .

I have 3 options

XT 10 with 18-55mm refurb
XT1 with XC 16-50mm used (but excellent condition)

Or the X100T

I know the X100T is a completely different camera but I'm drawn to the leaf shutter for HSS & the small size with a 35mm equivalent f2 lens

I previously had an XT 10 which I loved but sadly had to sell to make a full frame purchase , but I am selling off my other crop body & replacing it with Fuji .

The Fuji camera will double as an every day camera as well as being a second body on photo jobs like weddings & parties etc .

What would you do ?
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Can someone explain the value of Program Shift and how to setup my XP2 to invoke it?
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Fuji x-pro2 & 23mm f1.4

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I searched and didn't see a dedicated thread to discuss all aspects of this lens on an ongoing basis. The 50-140 is on my "to buy" list, as I used to like my old 70-200mm 2.8 VRII and this lens is lighter and the IQ seems pretty damn good, with the caveats of APS-C zoom lenses taken into account. My questions are:

1) Do you find the general image quality excellent throughout the range? In the photos I have seen it certainly looks it.

2) Is the OIS noise a concern? I have seen many user reviews and forum threads where the OIS noise is mentioned, to the extent where some have noticed a mild buzzing (like a 56k modem connecting tot he internet) and others who had to return the lens as it was such a disturbance to them and those around them. I would be interested to hear people's experiences.

3) Is the bokeh only a concern on very busy backgrounds? I have seen some shots where the bokeh is nice and smooth, and some with foliage etc as a background where it looks distractingly poor. Is it a case of just taking the care not to have too many busy elements in the frame? I know all telephoto zooms suffer from this to an extent, but the times I noticed it on the 50-140mm, it looked particularly bad.

4) How is AF speed and accuracy, any observations or concerns? I know it is to a large extent dependent on what body it is fixed to, but still.

5) How does the lens perform with the 1.4 TC (other than the drop in aperture). Is AF speed still acceptable in good light, and is optical integrity still maintained? I have read a couple of online reviews, but would love to hear owner feedback.

Any other general musings, or thoughts you have on anything not listed above (OIS performance, which I hear is very good anyway), or simply posting to enthuse on how much you love it, are welcome. :)
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I had a great deal on a x-pro1 and 18mm kit. Photography usualy isn't that appealing to me, as I prefer to make video's. But boy, this thing got mojo! To be honest that is why I bought it. I like my stuff well designed, I can't help it. Turns out it's also very easy and fun to play with, and delivers results. Great.. now I have another GAS obsession.

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Another from the Chapel at the Rock of Cashel. Thanks for looking.

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Hi

I'm looking for an intervalometer for my new XQ2. Could anyone recommend me a compatible one. All the ones I'm looking at are either for Canon or Nikon.

Thanks!
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