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I was inspired this afternoon after viewing a show of the early work of Diane Arbus. More here.

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A blindingly bright August day in Portland, Or.

XT-1, 35/f2

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First photos with the Kowa SIX. I shot four 12 exposure rolls over a two day period. (2 rolls of Ektar 100 and 2 Provia 100.) Metered using an iPhone app called "Pocket Light Meter".

These are all Fuji Provia 100F. Definitely my favorite so far when properly exposed. I also like that Provia is a "positive" film (Chrome) which is easier to scan and more fun to look at on a lightbox.

I had less "keepers" with the Provia due to overexposing (the Kowa lenses only go up to 1/500 and I was "optimistic" with my metering), but the shots I nailed have the "look" I'm after. Even slightly overexposed Provia 100 is nice, but more than one stop and it gets a deep blue cast that's hard to remove.

All shot at box speed. Processed normally at Duggal Visual in NYC. Scanned using a 120 film holder sitting on top of a lightbox, with a tripod mounted Sony A7ii and Tamron SP 90mm f/2.5 Macro lens at f/5.6.

Jane's Carousel - Accordion Door Detail. Kowa 150mm, f/3.5, 3stop ND, 1/500, Provia 100F

Manhattan Bridge Detail. Kowa 150mm, f/3.5, 1/500, Provia 100F (NO ND filter)

Locks of Love - Brooklyn Bridge Park. Kowa 85mm, f/2.8, 3stop ND, 1/500, Provia 100F (Slightly overexposed, but I like the high key image in this case. Need to get a stronger ND.)

Locks Close-up. Kowa 85mm + T1 Extension Tube, f/3.5, 3stop ND, 1/500, Provia 100F

Pier 5 Fish Cleaning Sink. Kowa 85mm, f/2.8, 3stop ND, 1/500, Provia 100F (This had such a deep blue cast, I ended up converting to BW)
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Hi, new guy here. I have been thinking about getting a nice camera for about 6 months now and have narrowed it down to Fuji, totally due to the images I have seen on Flickr and elsewhere. There seem to be more technically capable cameras out there, but none have the quite the image quality for JPEGs as I see from Fuji. I was pretty sure it was going to be the XT-10, with the 18-55 zoom and the 56mm f1.2. Then I saw that the XT-2 was going to be released and it seems to have all the technical capabilities of some of the other cameras I had researched. I have about 2000 dollars to spend and after that, I doubt if my SO will go for *any* upgrades in the forseeable future, so whatever I get now is it. That means I can either get the XT-10, the 18-55mm and the 56mm OR I can get the XT-2 and the 18-55mm. I *really* like the images I have seen with the 56mm and I naturally gravitate towards that focal length. From what I have read the XT-10 should give me the same quality images as the XT-2, but there are are those little niceties (especially the big EVF and 4k video), that would be missing from the XT-10. The images I have seen from the 18-55mm have been very nice looking and that looks to be a fairly compact good quality do-it-all lens, so no problem with that lens at all. I probably should go with the XT-10 since I would really like to play around with a prime that gives such nice creamy bokeh AND foreground images. And if I am mainly shooting just JPEGs, do I need a hugely expensive camera? But the XT-2 is such a *nice* camera (at least from what I have been reading). What would you guys choose if this was all that you could get?
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hello Guys, some weeks ago i was traveling by train and I notice a beatiful light in the Fulton Metro Station, check it out!


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Ever since I got my X-T10 I've been wanting to get back into street photography but haven't had the time. FINALLY I got a breather and took an evening out on the town and I truly love the X-T10 for street work!

All the building/architecture shots were with the 27mm f/2.8. The musician shots with the 35mm f/1.4. All shots were wide open. Amazingly sharp with both lenses! The 27mm/X-T10 is an awesome street combo.

Enjoy my home town!

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XPro1 and XF60mm at a local museum.

Thanks for looking,
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Charles Bridge, Prague
by Timo Schnitzlein, on Flickr

Lucerna Shopping Arcade, Prague 2/2
by Timo Schnitzlein, on Flickr

Beware of Cobblestones
by Timo Schnitzlein, on Flickr

All the streets in Prague's historical city center are covered with cobblestones. If you explore the city exclusively as pedestrian like I did, you should better wear good shoes – high-heels are definitely not the order of the day.

Because of this, you're going to see a scene like this in Prague every now and then: A cavalier is carrying his companion from his car to the next venue that is free of cobblestones.

Want to see more? Then head over to my Prague album on Flickr, which currently comprises 28 pictures, with more to come.

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I haven't had any luck identifying the correct adapter for this lens and my X Pro2. I see a couple on ebay that may work, but the descriptions aren't specific enough for me to be sure.
Anyone have any experience with this combination?
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...and streeeeetch
by kevin dixey, on Flickr

It's a bit bigger and heavier than my old Super Takumar 50/1.4 was and maybe a bit sharper wide open. Other than that the images look remarkably similar. It has nice color, smooth bokeh and the build quality is very nice...on par with the Super Tak despite having a rubberized focus ring.

It's got about a zillion aperture stops.
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Been pretty active lately on YouTube and currently getting into daily vlogging. Right now I'm uploading consistently every other day or so but plan to make it an everyday commitment. Would love your support! Subscribe if you're interested in following the journey. Be sure to share with friends as well as on your social networks. Hope to see you all there!

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Lovely sunny day in England last weekend, so we decided to go for a drive, a walk and a pub lunch. I put my Canon 6D with a 24-70 attached in my bag, hefted it and said to myself "sod that", so grabbed the X100T and put the TCL in my pocket (a bit annoying, as its bulbous, but I could cope with it).

I decided to push the camera a bit, and it coped with a couple of silly user errors. I neglected to change the ISO from where it left off (800). So the shot in the car was at f/2.5 and 1/8000 sec! To my eye, her glasses and flyaway hair are pin sharp even at 800 ISO.


Then tried the TCL for a portrait at f/2.8 with some fill flash. Mixed results. I like the effect, but the specular highlights on her face are off-putting, and there is a strange colour cast on her face, neither of which I could totally clean up in Lightroom.


Her face looks better in the B&W, but this should be a colour image I think. I guess you just can't beat a decent off camera flash, but I didn't want to be encumbered.


The final photo hides my other user error (I had mistakenly changed the lens to "Wide" when resetting back to the Standard lens). Personally can't see any issues with the photo. F/2 with fill flash to give her some punch in the foreground, and EC - 1 stop to darken the glade. Can't see her face, so the flash works much better this time.


I've had it over a year and a half now and I still think what a remarkable little camera it is.

Comments/critique welcome.
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Any good backup on the go solutions for Fuji cameras , havent used the wifi properly for a while can you select all & save a copy to camera roll in the app?
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XPro1 and XF55-200mm for 12sec at the back of a small sandstone cliff overhang at a local State Park.
This seems to be a poisonous bioluminescent "Jack-O-Lantern Mushroom" (aka Omphalotus olearius).
It did seem to be glowing gently in the dim light.
Is there a mycologist in the house?

A guy hiking by asked me (in German accented English) -
"Iz it a magik mushroom?" :cool:

Thanks for looking,
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After returning from a long day at the beach , i saw this abandoned train. Could not resist to stop and take a few snapshots.
X T1 + XF 18-55
Edited with Organik
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there's always a lot of chatting about raw conversions and developing fuji files around here.

.... does anyone have any tips for sharpening ?

either for apple aperture or maybe a plug in like nik (as its free)

what kind of workflow and settings are people using?
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We had a cycle race in town the other evening and I wanted to grab a few images using the XPro2+16-55mm.

My intention was to capture some sharp images and also some images with movement and blur.

I am more than happy with camera performance and the results - they are what I wanted.

Cyclists 1.jpg Cyclists 2.jpg Cyclists 3.jpg Cyclists 5.jpg Cyclists 8.jpg
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Looking to buy a Swiss Arca L bracket grip for my XE1. I've looking at different brands and am wondering if anyone here has had any issues using them. Does the side bracket interfere with you nose when using the vf? Or any other part?

Looks like most of them have a removable side bracket, but it would be good to leave it in situe.
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I'm really afraid of spiders, I can scream like a little girl when the big ones approaches me. But they are fascinating at the same time, and I like to take photos of them. Today I saw one with a big web between two plants, and it sat there all perfect for me to photograph.

So I dog out the MCE-11 adapter together with the XF35 and my Nissin flash with a cord, and got this.

I'm quite satisfied, but I hope the 80mm macro lens comes out soon, so I don't have to be that close...

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I had a shooting recently where I wanted to achieve a fresh summerly look. All taken with XP2, XF56 mm and XF50-140, no strobes. More on my blog.
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Just purchased an XPRO1 used and shot in raw B&W and can't locate the photo in RAW. Shows up in Finepix but not in the Raw processor. Whahappnd???
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Hello, I was quite exited to see that the X-A3 had touchscreen and a bigger sensor. Together with the new XF23 it will possibly be the camera I missed for everyday walk around camera.

I saw this also in the newest video from the Fuji guys.

Anyone that have any thoughts? Will the bayer sensor of the A3 be up to the game?
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And here's Police Officer O'Hara in the middle of a sea of people in Times Square on his horse. Hands down my favorite portrait taken on my NYC trip last week. I stood next to him, and we talked for about 5 minutes. He proudly leaned over and pointed to the WTC ribbon on his shoulder and told me of his service that day at the World Trade Center disaster. A native New Yorker, he also told me he's served in the NYPD for 23 years. We had a nice talk and I told him of my son who is in college studying to be a police officer too. Probably my favorite 5 minutes of the whole trip, and I've got the image to remember it.

Got the great angle because I was standing below him, sitting above on his horse. Shot wide open at f1.8, 1/240, and ISO 3200. Lens was the Zeiss Touit 32 1.8. Camera the X-T1.

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Last week, for the first time I really had the opportunity to capture the milky way. I thought the app I usually use told me it wasn't visible, but when I was at the hill I had chosen to climb (after a copious 3-course meal, including a dessert containing whisky), I could see it clearly, so I was very pleased. Made a few images using the XT-1 and the Samyang 12 mm f/2.0, and liked the results.

The greatest challenge was post processing. I hope I haven't overly processed the images? And getting the colours right is really a tight margin. I think the results are the best I can hope for, but I'll keep playing with the RAW files a bit.


Couldn't resist a selfie ;-)

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Good day all.

Does anybody have any recommended LCD screen protectors for the X-T2? Also, what are the dimensions of the LCD?

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So we're headed out to New Mexico for a few days. Better-half's indulging me in one day as a guided photo tour with a local shooter in Taos, but there will be plenty more "on my own". More than just travel, hope to make a little "art" (sic). Yes, I put that old "(sic)" thing from grammar school, 'cause... well... it is what it is. Maybe squeeze off a decent shot somewhere. Anyway... lots of and lots to practice. And did I say I'm taking a little gear? Found this great used ThinkTank bag off B&H for a small fraction (and like my Canon printer) and I couldn't say no. It's a problem as you can see.... mostly for what it enables? Hmmm. "Awww.... but you should see what I'm NOT taking!" Yeah... no defense. I even saw that one coming.

Well... they said mirrorless was lightweight, right? Maybe. I think mirrorless is mostly about losing a slap-bang analog mirror, but gaining a slightly smaller, slightly slower, slightly lighter camera with a killer EVF that's a step ahead of the SLR as long as you've got the juice. And these things are thirsty! But you still need what you need. And I like to shoot primes. The Domke on the side's my carry bag. Sekonic's also on the side... and after sitting on a shelf unused for a loooong time, the thing is coming in really useful (and faster) resolving histogram/exposure, etc. than I was found using the camera's own internal meter with adapted, manual lenses (my current fave way to work). Call this the shooter's manual method on steroids.

And did I say I like primes? Yeah... we're friends. Still, I'm taking a Fuji 10-24mm and 18-135mm zoom as the small, useful complements - even if those lenses aren't the critics' choice, they're compact and cover a range, even protecting the lens if we get into some blowing sand.

Will be doing some hiking, so despite the "OMG look at all that gear!" I expect to carry a spare prime or two in the Domke, camera and lens in the ThinkTank holster, meter on the belt, and my monopod in my hand. Not sparse, but not burdened either and basically hands free (monopod doubles as a walking stick?) ... and pretty doggone lightweight. Yeah... "the carry" is still an evolution, and though the pilot tests have worked... we'll have to wait and see what the mule thinks once he gets a little further down the road. ;)

iPhone shot complete with toes to the left. Yes, the toes are going, too (if there's any room left)! Yeah... I use labels so I don't have to open the bag to find out what's inside. Am I also annoyingly something or other? Yeah... probably. Small bag next to the Domke is the monopod head. Why? 'cause it fits?
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I find my Tenba Messenger works fantastic for my "Do anything" combination. I get my 10-24, 18-55, 55-200, 27, and both extension tubes in there and I can walk around and do anything no matter what scenario comes up.

But as GAS would have it I picked up the 100-400 with 1.4 converter this month. Needless to say it's a bit much for the Tenba, in fact it doesn't fit into anything I have, including the Lowepro backpack bag I keep my Canon 100-400 in! It is actually about an inch longer! It does fit into my Airport Traveler case that holds everything, but requires The Hulk to carry. I would prefer to stay away from that one.

So is there a bag anybody has found that works well with the 100-400, I'd like to use a holster type, but back pack is doable as well.
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with over a million people celebrating it’s 50th year, good times on the streets at #nottinghillcarnival which is one of the last places available in the uk for a serious legal free party… great music, great food, great booze, dancing & inspiring people - love music, hate racism - #londonlife

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by simon green
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Hi All
Has anyone taken the same shot with both cameras? Same lens, same settings. Just exchanged one of my XP1s so playing with XP2 and on the learning curve, and trying all sorts of items, including same shots. normal style images of brickwork as it shows minute detail brilliantly.
If you have done same shots, what differences do you see?
Thanks for any responses.
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I shot a burlesque show on Sunday in Boston MA with two X-T1s, one wearing the 35mm f2, which I posted a couple of photos from, and the other alternating between an Olympus Zuiko 85mm f2, and a Konica Hexanon 57mm f1.4. This shot was taken with the Olympus:

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^ ISO250 1/125 f2.8 or f4, I'm not positive.
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I shot a burlesque show in Boston on Sunday, and one of the performers was an aerial artist who was giving his last show before leaving the area to study intensive circus arts (I think). I got some nice shots with with the 35mm f2, which performed flawlessly on my X-T1 in a tough shooting environment. These photos were shot RAW and processed in Capture One.

^ ISO640 1/125 f2.8

^ ISO800 1/250 f2.2
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This camera is really getting a hold on me, still learning and playing around with the features but it's all coming together rather quickly for me. I am shooting both the 18-55mm, and the little 35mm f/2. The zoom is nice but I sure am partial to the 35. We are going down to Branson Mo. and Silver Dollar City for a festival in a couple of weeks and this is going to be my primary camera. these are a couple of sunrise pictures from the other day, I stopped on a out of the way road and took them.




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A bank holiday trip to Bodiam Castle. 18 shot panoramas, Fuji x100s, 5 second exposure, stitched with PTGUI.
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pick up stix
by kevin dixey, on Flickr

First outing with the 35. So far my main impression is that it flares like a mofo (i'm spoiled by the 28/2 AiS) and it has a really nice OOF rendering. I'm going to spend the day shooting with it. The fellow that sold it to me graciously offered to let me return it if I don't like it. It's in very nice shape physically and the glass is beautiful. It's not nearly as sharp as my 28/2 or 50/2 but I wasn't expecting it would be.
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My m42 adaptor is on its way so I am after recommendations on a tack sharp portrait lens to put on my X-E2 that isn't going to cost a lot

Any ideas greatly appreciated.

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