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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???
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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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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Fuji X-E2, Zeiss Touit 12mm/2.8
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I've had a few days to play with the pairing of the X-Pro2 and the Fuji 16mm F/1.4 (with fancy retro metal lens hood) and I can honestly say it will likely be on my camera for a very long time. Impossibly sharp. Perfect wide angle. Wonderful low light performance. Great semi-marco. It is the finest lens I have ever used.

First shot I took in my always too dark house.

And the rest ...




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X-T1, 18-135, NIK Silver Efex Pro 2

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Managed to capture a couple of reasonably close shots of two of my sons sailing our Dart 18 catamaran on the St. Lawrence River (among the 1000 Islands near Gananoque, Ontario). Taken from our small motor boat. Then I handed the camera to my daughter so that she could catch my wife and I on board.

Fujifilm X-A1 with the XC16-50mm lens. Image files are SOOC jpegs but with some necessary cropping and horizon-fixing due to the bouncing boat that I was shooting from. Full size images on Flickr.




by Robert Campbell, on Flickr
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looking for the next meal

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image.jpg XE-2 18-135
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I came across this view whilst driving through Exmoor at the weekend. It's the same tree but three different angles. Xf-18-55



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This is a really clever tool and it comes with fantastic 1st person customer support. For $50 this can't be beat for the low or odd angle shots. Handy carry bag that can clip to your case,belt with caribiner or belt strap. I got the $14 Giottos ball head that work fine with XP2 and primes. Have used on zooms that I have and it is quite stable. Have any questions?... email or call the designer and you'll get a quick reply. The leveling screws are a great idea. I will state as he does states that the camera should not be left in a precarious position without a hand on or tie down but this advice rings true on almost any stabling device except large tripods. It is about the size of an iphone. IMHO this is ideal for all the X cameras, especially the XE. There is a larger one (Max) coming soon about the size of iPad mini. Home

Please excuse the dog hair on product!

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Stupid I know, but I hit the wrong button and the LCD/EVF have gone quite dark, especially the interiors. Please help me see the light.
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Day 59 of our travels with my 16-55mm; attached to a Fuji grip (not battery, the other one) & Black Rapid 7R (?) wouldn't travel without it, ever.
- the 16mm end
- fast focus - no complaints whatsoever
- feels good in the hand
- feels fine in the Black Rapid

Not so keen on:
- occasionally get tired of the bulk/weight (9-12hrs into the day); a real 1st world problem.

Next trip:
- leave the 10-24 at home
- leave the 23mm at home
- leave the Nissin i40 at home
- continue to always bring the Sony RX100 Mk 3/4/5... see Stephen Skok - PORSCHE MUSEUM on Exposure
- leave the grade filter kit at home
- handcuff my backpack containing my Macbook Pro, iPad, La Cie Rugged, batteries, charge cables, Leatherman ... you get the drift.
- your kilometres may vary.

Fortunately, all my pix were backed up & all my cards were elsewhere & intact.

So, until October I can only post pix transferred from my camera to my iPhone.

This one is from today - Rhodes, Greece. SSOC.

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Anyone tried both?

I've got a Hoya HD for my kit lens and it's been fine, but I've no other experience for comparison.

I want to order a 62mm CP filter for my 23/56 lenses.
It's between these two, they're approximately the same price, and most of the reviews for both are decent.

Wondering if anyone had use both on their Fuji kit and had a clear favourite.

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I have just returned from holiday where I took the XC16-50 zoom as the main lens. I have loaded up to lightroom and wanted to see, out of 600 shots, which focal lengths I use the most.

The results: over 200 shots at 16mm, and over 200 shots at 50mm !

Is this some kind of laziness? Or is it that these 2 lenths are really my prefered ( or, I seem to always want wider, or longer).

No other focal length had more than 5 shots each, (except for a few clusters around 24, 28 and 35).

Is this how everyone else uses zoom lenses, or should I be trying to utilise all the lengths in between?

I originally thought zooms were about having a whole range ofocal lenghts. However, would my photography gain more if I began to see it more as 4 lenses in one (16, 23, 35, 50)?
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A couple of shots from our walk yesterday. XT1 and my new 16-55mm - I'm really liking this lens. Weight doesn't bother me at all.
Edited with VSCO Ektachome 64. Nice preset for outdoor shots.

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The new Fuji EF X-500 flash is now available for preorder at B&H Photo. The site claims shipping on 9/8, depending on availability.

Now I have order the latest Fuji "trifecta": the X-T2 body, XF 23 f2 lens and the new flash. I'm so spoiled!

I have a mint X-T1 body, fuji battery grip and RRS L-bracket available for sale, if anyone is interested.

Bud James
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I decided to use my 50-200mm for a bit of landscape work. This is at 200mm looking from the edge of Yorkshire Dales NP over the Forest of Bowland AONB in Lancashire.

[​IMG]Dales sunset by MB, on Flickr
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I love a good sunrise. Been taking a shot like this, whenever I can, for 9 years now.
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On my last trip to Spain, I didn't use my camera as much as I wanted. But I took some photos in Marbella, fabulous place that we always visit when we come to Spain. 20160819-_DSF7444.jpg 20160819-_DSF7451.jpg 20160819-_DSF7454.jpg 20160819-_DSF7465.jpg
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I just added an 18-135mm lens to my kit bag, and had been out shooting RAW+JPG.

I am doing some LR post production, and found a distinct lack of lens correction profiles for Fuji! Are there any that can be added from an external source?

I am also finding that at least with LR, the rendition of camera jpg vs LR jpg are quite different. Looks as the the camera is applying an S curve. Additionally, there are sharpening benefits, which I presume is a mixture of distortion correction and lens modulation fix (whatever that is!).

Funny thing is that for some photos I prefer the raw/processed, but for other I prefer the camera jpg. For me, it looks like shooting both is essential.
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I know Fuji will update the AF on the X-Pro2 in the next firmware. Does anyone know if the AF during movie-mode also will be updated? Seems to me some functions can be added, most notably AF-S during recording (now you have to focus before you start the recording).

I assume the X-T2 has this corrected and it seems like such a small thing to add :)
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Be warned, the rest of the shots on my blog are NSFW, nor for the feint of heart. More here.

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Four weeks ago I bought the contax 4,5-5,6/100-300 lens and to say that I've enjoyed using it is putting it mildly. I've shot cats (sad) and trains and flowers (argh) and several other projects. Absolutely enjoying it.

Here are few from a outing to a nearby pond. All wide open Although it's not hard to find the focus point even at f11.

The flower in the middle facing straight up is the focus point.

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