The title says it all. Today I powered up the long-dead battery on my Canon Powershot G9 and took a few shots. Nothing to write home about, but it really spurred this gnawing feeling I've been having about picking up another fixed-lens carryaround camera, for those times I don't want to even bring the X-E1 with the XF18 or XF27 out with me.
The Canon lived a FULL LIFE, so it is on its last legs. Even before I inherited it from my uncle when he upgraded to a g12, it was showing its age.
Long story short, I've been looking into some older "high-end" compacts. Ricoh GR, Sigma DP2, Lumix blahblahblah... you get it. I'm by no means abandoning Fuji. I'd love an X-100, but my long-term Fuji wishlist has a few other items on it (X-T1 or Pro2 or E3 body) which require a bit more in the fund$ department, so I'm looking to keep things cheap for the interim. I'd hate for anything to happen to my X-E1 body at this point, because it is my ONLY camera body, so my policy of bringing it everywhere with me is under serious scrutiny. I need a beater, folks.
I don't hear much about the "other" Fuji X series compacts, and I'm interested there, as well. X-F1 or X-Q1? X-10/20/30? Never hear about any of these on this forum. I guess it comes with the fixed-lens terrotory- there are only so many accessories you can add or inquire about.
Does anyone have experience with a compact that they love? I have just a few "deal breakers" - I need to shoot RAW, and I'd prefer access to manual controls, whether in-menu or on dials (dials would be better).
As for price, I'd like to keep it around $300. Preferably under. Not looking for the "latest" or "best" anything in fact, I'm looking *more* into models from a few years back. I'm just wondering if there are cameras out there which deserve me devoting more research to, before I jump on any that I mentioned above, or if anyone has experience with those cameras, and has anything to share about them.
As usual, your thoughts are appreciated.
I picked up a Super Canomatic R 85/1.8 lens for a decent price but I haven't seen or received the lens yet. Google searches turn up little and it seems to be a reasonably rare lens. As per seller, the glass and aperture are good, however I think the lens will need some TLC.
All i could figure out is that it has dual aperture ring for auto and manual operation. Will this work on the regular FD/FL adapters for digital cameras?
I will appreciate if anyone who knows about this lens can provide any information ( or images )
ps - this is my 3rd 85mm in as many weeks (woohoo!)
Today was the last day of the Sukkat festival. More here.
I think I know the answer, but I figured I would ask in case anyone has figured it out.
Is there any way to record video using the X100T remotely? It appears that the Fuji remote app gives this capability with some cameras, but using the Android app, I can't find any way to record video remotely.
I'm looking at setting up a few cameras in out-of-the-way locations for recording some video of a concert performance next week. It looks like I can rig my Nikons to trigger video remotely, but I had thought about putting the Fuji up as well. May need to skip that option.
Thanks for any help.
Last night so I thought I would share some more from miss Oly. Everything was shot at f5.6 and the red focus peaking helped a ton.
iso 1250 (for most of the show I was at 1600 or higher depending on the color of their clothing, but I knew this white would be easy to shoot at a lower iso)
xt-10 yes, I used the ES and got some of the odd rolling effect. This was not paid work and I was testing out the ES just to see where it became a problem. I was more interested in not bothering anyone with the sound of the camera.
I was happy to see that the focus hit on many of the photos. This was Tai Chi type of performance so it was slower than a lot of the other ones. (And darn that silly tripod you see in the lower left part of the screen. We were far back and more to the right of the stage. I was practically in DH's lap when I shot some of these. LOL)
Shot all of these in square format with my X-E1 using the built in B&W red filter. Have found myself shooting a lot in square for some reasson.
Even though these are not B&W I thought that I would show them as they were all shot in square.
I had a custom pinhole made for my X-E1 by Lenox Laser. Had to provide a body cap and they charged $50.00 including shipping Pinhole Photography - Lenox Laser
This is a shot done with the pinhole.
Also had a zone plate made by Pinhole Edun and had to provide them a body cap. I can't remember for sure but I think that he charged me $25.00. Products and Ordering
This was shot with the zone plate.
This last photo shows what the subject looked like shot with a Fuji 18-55 zoom and an ND filter.
A new serie that I'm doing in the harbor of Hendaye... I hope you will enjoy with it!
Both with the X100.
Where did the banners go? Did we lose advertisers/sponsors. Some offered very go buys to members.
So my first weekend with the X100T ended up being pretty eventful...literally. It was a weekend of events that had me driving all over the area, eagerly snapping away.
I'm getting into the groove with this camera pretty quickly. I actually took a bunch of photos in almost complete darkness during the ABATE biker meet and ended up with a few keepers...or at least what I would consider keepers. My personal favorite style revolves around high contrast black and whites (although the Fuji colors are hard to toss away sometimes.) But one thing I like about black and white is that I can sacrifice all of that detail in low light and just try to capture light and shadows.
I learned a couple of things. Some of my favorite photos from this weekend were spur of the moment shots where I literally had just enough time to pull the camera up to my face and fire...another testament to the "snap shooting" ergonomics of the camera. I also learned how simple a completely mobile workflow can be. I shot a few pics of the band, processed them in Photoshop Express in about ten minutes, and had them emailed to the band's manager before their set was over. This is going to become my new standard workflow. I love it.
So here's a couple of my favorite firefighter shots from the weekend:
(NOTE: Totally forgot to mention why I'm posting firefighter shots after talking about the ABATE meet...one of the other events in the next town was a firefighter competition.)
I am not trying to bash Fuji's customer service, I just need your opinion.
A few months ago I bought a black Fuji X-T1 and a 23mm lens on Marktplaats (the Dutch's version of Ebay). They were both heavily used - there were some scratches on the body and some parts had the paint peeled off.
Later I found out that the camera had the light leak issue and decided to send it together with the lens to get it fixed. Additionally I also asked Fuji to send me a quote for repainting the camera. They told me that it was not possible to repaint, instead the whole body had to be replaced. First they sent me a quote for cleaning the lens and the camera (around 90 euro). Later they sent me another quote for replacing the whole body (480 euro). Since it was so expensive, I told them to proceed with the "previous quote".
3 weeks later, I received a confirmation that the repair had been finished and they were on the way back to me. They arrived safely. I noticed that the camera was repainted. The new paint was darker than the old one. I was certain nothing was replaced because the scratches were still there (on the ISO dial, on the EVF hump, etc). Inside the box there was an invoice stating that the repair cost is 0 (zero) euro. I thought Fuji had decided to repaint the camera out of courtesy because the repair took so long. It took three weeks just to get a quote and my camera was sent first to Germany from the Netherlands, and later to UK. I got three different numbers to track on three different websites: Dutch, German, and English. In total I had to wait for 6 weeks just to get the camera repaired.
A few days later, a letter from Fuji arrived. On the letter, it was written that the repair cost was 480 euro, but it didn't say anything about how to pay. Normally in the Netherlands, they would write clearly something like "Please transfer the money to xxxx -xxxx". But on this letter there was nothing like this. It only mentioned the cost. Hence I made a conclusion "perhaps Fuji decided to repaint the camera under warranty. They found out that the camera wasn't so bad and could be repainted. This invoice is just a proof".
Just one week ago, I received another letter from Fuji telling me to pay 480 euro otherwise they would contact incassobureao (Dutch's debt collector). All cost involved would be paid by me.
Of course, I refused to pay and sent them an e-mail. My reasons are:
1. I never authorize them to replace anything (I have all the e-mail correspondences). In fact they never replaced anything, they just repainted the camera. But now they are charging me the cost for replacing the body.
2. There was invoice stating 0 euro cost inside the box and the other invoice did not state how I should pay it (it is not valid in the Netherlands).
3. I cannot proof anything now because I already sold the camera. If I really have to, I could ask the buyer to send me some pictures to proof that it was just repainted. But I don't want to do this because of the reasons mentioned above. It really should have never happened in the first place.
What do you think should I do now? The deadline is on the 8th and they haven't been responding for 5 days.
I apologise for being so controversial with my post title. I posted because I have yet to purchase my X-100T and I read so many posts here about the (add your own superlative) quality of the Fuji 35mm f1.4 that I'm wondering if I'll be satisfied with the X-100T.
I say this from being a user of Nikon D810 with prime lenses and previously with Canon 1.4 lenses.
For the record I'm choosing the X-100T for its compactness.
OK, I may use a converter in order to use my Nikon glass on my Fujis, but is there actually a perspective control lens that will fit this camera?
And having mentioned the lens mount adapter, which is the best to use my modern Nano Nikkor full frame lenses on my Fuji?
hi all newbie here
i just recently got myself the x-t10 i have been shooting with canon for a few years
i was looking for something lighter and more compact for traveling that had great image quality
so glad i bought this x series camera
Just got an XE-1 with 35/1.4 and I have to say the image quality is every bit as good as my old Nikon D700, possibly a tad better.
I have a small problem I'm hoping someone may be able to help out with.
I'm wanting to shoot a series of close up portraits with an external manual flash (no TTL here). But when I close the aperture down to f8/9/10/11 for depth of field and flash exposure control the EVF image, of course, gets dark - way too dark to be of any use. Can I somehow separate EVF brightness from aperture?
Where is Thomas Menk...I enjoyed his website and it has not been updated now for almost two months...
Came across this just now and the more I read the more I thought it might come in handy for the group. I'm presently watching an ebay item in which the seller doesn't identify the mount but it looks like a decent lens.
SLR Lens Mount Identification Guide
My wife is the vice chair of our local fine art society, and last week we went on a London walk around Mayfair, followed by a visit to the Wallace Collection.
Most of the 50 or so people on the trip had never seen the parts of Mayfair we visited, which was almost village-like, yet only a few yards from Piccadilly, Park Lane & Oxford Street. My photo taking opportunities were restricted due to some on-going back problems, but this was the first proper outing with my (new) XT10 and 16mm - a slightly more compact walkabout package than with the XT1. (Both are coming on an upcoming trip to China provided my back improves and we don't have to cancel..!)
Here are a few images from the walk:
I liked the feel of different cultures here- the folk in the café behind, and the people on the seat in the square
This was just off Shepherd Market - I liked the vibrant colours, although the mono version looks pretty good too!
This was right at the heart of Shepherd Market
No cars - but only 200 yards/metres from Piccadilly!
And then we through into the slight busier Curzon Street, and this famous shop.
one of our favorite museums , the cradle of aviation museum in long island has really cool stuff as well as a great imax theater .
fuji x100s , all shot handheld and very high iso on most .
Had a day out and happened to be passing the Kelpies on our return just before sunset. Spent a bit of time as the light changed and got these shots .All with X-T1 & 10-24
Just before the sun disappeared.
Kelpies by barrysprout, on Flickr
As the lights come on
Kelpies by barrysprout, on Flickr
Change of position for some reflections.
Kelpies by barrysprout, on Flickr
Light change and up to almost 30sec exposures and freezing.
Kelpies by barrysprout, on Flickr
Hi. Just received the Efx20 and the test light does not stop blinking. Flash works but the yellow test light never glows solid.
Been researching on the 50-230 OIS II and cannot seem to find any literature or comparison vs the older OIS version.
Wondering if there are any improvements from OIS to OIS II for this lens. Hoping that the OIS II might be able to bridge the 1 stop gap it has versus the 50-200 lens.
I am considering selling my 10-24. It has been used little and the 35mm dominates time spent on my X Pro.
Checking eBay I only found three used 10-24's for sale with the lowest price being $650.
Would any of you mind saying what you feel a good price is on a used 10-24? Something that is not a steal, but a good value to the buyer.