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Tenors: Doug Lawrence (USA), Nathan Haines (NZ), playing in Auckland.

That's Nathan's dad, Kevin Haines on bass.




Roger Manins behind the lamp!
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Hey, does anybody know if the flashes mentioned in the title will work off camera in manual mode with the xpro2 and xt2 in canon mount? Choosing these two because they have integrated receivers and in the godox case a lithium battery as well. Thanks in advance.
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I am traveling this week and yesterday I had the opportunity to watch a falconry show where they had birds of prey flying freely. To save weight I had left my heavy 100-400 lens home and only the very slow 50-230 with me. I have a ton of pictures where the X-T2 nailed focus even with birds that moved very quickly across different backgrounds. From my experience there would be no way to get that number of good pictures with the X-T1.

I am deeply impressed and glad to say that this time the hype is true. I shot all pictures with Zone mode and Boost on. Didn't use the grip.
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Hi, I bought a canonet camera that came with a small canolite D flash.
Is it safe to use on xt2? I have used an old quantaray flash and it's been alright.
Hello All

I've previously owned an X100 (Black) which was hands down one of the best cameras I'd ever owned. Unfortunately tho, when I was going thru some $ issues a couple years ago I had to decide b/t my Ricoh GR & the X100... and ended up selling the X100.

Well, now I want her back.

My gut is telling me to find another X100 but thought I'd ask advice here first... so. should I re-buy an X100 or look for a newer X100s or X100T?

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Camera Fuji XPro1 (of course)
Lens: Nikon 105mm F2.8D Micro DSCF0424.JPG
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Another image from my most recent portrait session. Just basic equipment was used, my Xe-2 camera with the 60mm and a single reflector. Minimal processing with Lightroom.
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X100S at the Art Expo at Navy Pier on Sunday.
Hizzoner Rahm made the scene. I don't know what he's pointing at.
That's a signed copy of Martin Parr's "Life's a Beach" in the foreground :cool:.

Thanks for looking,
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Gritty with lots of pedestrian traffic. More here.

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So yesterday I went out for a bike ride at mid-day. About 15 minutes into the ride I realized that I forgot to bring my camera bag. Usually I bring one camera with one lens with me in a TT Turnstyle 5 sling bag, selection depending on weather, mood & route. Oh well, might as well just make it a fitness ride.

I guess it was Karma, because almost at the end of my ride (5 minutes from home) a truck darted across the intersection in front of me forcing me to lock up the brakes, launching me in the air in front of another vehicle coming from the other direction. They both had stop signs and I was in a cross walk. I went flying about 10 feet with a forward flip through the air, landing on my shoulder then rolling onto my back the middle of the crosswalk. I am one hurtin' doggie today but lucky nothing broken, not even the bike (not seriously anyway).

So my point is, if I had that sling/camera on my back when I landed I would have probably had more serious problems, not the least of which being a damaged camera/lens. But, . . . . . if I had my camera with me, perhaps I would've stopped somewhere during the ride to take a shot or two, thus changing the time of my arrival at that intersection.

Been pondering this off and on all day, so I thought I should share it. Thinking about using a rear mounted rack bag in the future.
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While working on some post production stuff at a local coffee shop, the lighting inside was perfect for black and white. These photos were taken over the period of two hours, as people came and went. XPro-2 ISO 4000 with the 18-55, Jpg. High contrast seems to work for me. Enough messing around, got to get back to work...




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I have set the little right help screen for MF, and now that I want to get rid of it, and go back to regular magnifier MF, I can't find, for the life of me, where in the menus that function is explained. Can you help?

Thank you.
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Both were taken with the XT-2, 35mm f/2, @f/2, iso 1600, 1/40. I was using a monopod.

lacey2w.jpg laceybotw.jpg
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great little craft distillery in louisville, ky preparing for tonight's event. fuji xt-2/16-55.
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Hey guys,

I'm quite a lurker here but I'm looking for some advice. I've been using the Fuji X system for over a year now and I love it. I've recently taken delivery of my X-T2 which is excellent. I currently have the following lenses:

16-55 (bought to replace 18-55)
35mm (f/1.4 version)
Pentax 50mm with Fotodiox adapter

I was initially happy with the 16-55 as it allowed me to use f/2.8 for my aurora / astro images with the flexible focal length, but as I started to use it for my landscape work I became less impressed with the output images. My aim was to carry the 10-24 and 16-55 for flexibility ease on a recent hike, but on returning and looking at images I wasn't particularly impressed as there seemed to be a 'blurring' or softening from 20mm to 25mm. The wide end and 35mm to 55mm seems to be fine and results are good.

I decided to run some tests against my 10-24 at 24mm (arguably where the 10-24 is weakest) at f/8 and here are the comparison crops (no processing, default sharpening, tripod mount, manual focus method, self timer used, LR 6.6.1 converted to TIFF then JPEG):

Centre frame - 16-55 is really sharp

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Left mid-frame, the 10-24 is noticeably better here with the 16-55 very noticeably mushier than the 10-24

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Right mid-frame, the 16-55 exhibiting the same detail 'smear'

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Extreme bottom left corner, i'd say the 16-55 has the edge here

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My 16-55 seems to be great in the centre, decent in the corner but somewhat disappointing in the mid-frame. As I result, I sent the lens back to Fuji UK for repair - it was returned with a firmware upgrade and "within specification" on the job slip. Maybe my 10-24 is a very good copy, and my 16-55 is just average?

I've been reading quite a few opinions of the 16-55mm on here and it's got mixed views - as I've done more landscape images I'm reaching for the 10-24mm most of the time and then the 27mm and 35mm for anything greater. For the record, the primes are MUCH crisper and sharper across the frame than my 16-55 which doesn't come close. The images from my primes have so much more punch and detail.

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Fuji XE2 and XF 23mm/1.4 in-camera pan.
Valhalla Area.jpg
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I have mine as I pre ordered, however other half is waiting patiently for his via Wex.

Anyone seen sight of deliveries after the initial pre stocks or some idea of delivery? I know a few people are waiting for theirs still, so its not looking promising.

UK thread :)


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I posted this in a thread that is in the XPro-2 forum. Figure I would start a thread in the X-T2 forum to see if anyone is having similar issues and perhaps someone has any thoughts on how to remedy this issue.

I am not applying any presets on import. I have "reset" the RAW file in the Lightroom develop module and nothing happens.

When looking through the EVF the image looks good...just as the JPG appears. RAW files are underexposed JPGs are fine. The histogram for the JPG is perfect....the RAW JPG is a bit to the left, underexposed.

Here is an example of RAW verse JPG. In each screen cap the left image is center weighted and the right multi. I notice the center weghted file is at a higher ISO 2000 vs 1600. Camera was set to auto ISO, aperture priority and exposure comp 0.

Screen capture of JPG straight out of camera

Screen capture RAW straight out of camera

Comments, thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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Project: Scenes from daily life: India & Nepal
Picture: Serene gaze. Pink City, Jaipur, India
Equipment: Fujifilm XT-1 + XF16mm R WR
EXIF data: ISO 1600 f/1.4 1/500seg
Follow my work on my site:

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Today only. use promo code IDEAL and get 15% off used digital gear. They list a LN- 16-55 for $999 and with the 15% code it comes to less than $850 shipped.
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I took this from the east side of the High Level Bridge over the Tyne at Newcastle, looking west. Fuji X-Pro2 + 16mm F1.4 lens:

[​IMG]Looking up the Tyne by Mark Corpe, on Flickr
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Juvenile Great Horned Owl in the Bath. X-E2 and XF 55-200.
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Another capture from our Scottish Western holiday, that's the Island of Eigg in the background;

'Loving bond'

[​IMG]Loving bond by Macvisual Photography, on Flickr

X-E2 - XF56/1.2 (wow I so adore this XF56 lens)
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This lens is very tempting to me but I am not in a hurry to pull the trigger. But rather than watch un-boxing videos once it begins being delivered I am looking forward to reading what members here have to say about it. Also looking forward to seeing images that you take with it. So don't be shy. ;)

I own the 35mm f/2 and really enjoy shooting with it, so I imagine that the feel/results of the 23 will be somewhat similar (at a different angle of view, of course).
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Me and my better half have a small vacation from everything that is going on in our professional and volunteer lives. We're in a apartment complex on the south coast of Grand Canary, by Playa de Patalavaca, just across the bay from Amfi Del Mar.

Hot, sunny days, spent mostly at the beach. A bit too hot, bright and sunny for me, but the missus loves it and I want to make her happy. I see her point though, Scandinavians need some sun before the winter sets in after a poor summer. Not in any way a photo centered trip, but of course. I make images all the time regardless. I need to get a proper feel for this new camera and the files it create too :)

T2 in action with the 90/2 on the tripod.

The local sunset isn't particularly spectacular, but it's a sunset and I enjoy them immensely. So, let's try to make a private, personal memory from this vacation with my sweetheart. Out with the (incredible bang for the buck) Mefoto Roadtrip tripod, smack the T2 with the 16/1.4 onto it. As the T2 always has a Peak Design Capture One Pro arca compatible baseplate on (brilliant device) this takes seconds. Self timer. Bracketing. Snap. Drop the three +2, 0, -2 files into Photoshop and NIK HDR. Hope there's a little stuff in the shadows. Yes. Two-three rough adjustments while she's calling for me to come. Done.

Not by any means technically perfect and the final version will receive more work, but well, for us, here and now, it works. Often, with images, that is all that matters.

A memory created.

The T2 is a solid and very well performing camera. I'm coming up on 3000 frames and a couple of weeks so the initial excitement is sadly starting to die down a bit (hey, who does not like to milk the shopping new gadget high as long as possible?). I am sure it will be a trusted companion for business and pleasure for years to come, just like the T1 was. The T2 is a substantial upgrade though. While this picture does not show off the capabilities of the T2, it reminded me yet again, that having a camera and knowing a little bit about how to use it is the most important ting.

I hope you all are enjoying your T1's and T2's and T10s! For me the vacation continues a few more days. I'm sure I'll get a few cool shots too, in between the usual dreary vacation stuff.

Be well and snap happily!

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Does C1P correction lens distortion on X-T2 raw files?
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Living on the temperate south-west coast of the British Isles with all its weather variables we get more than our fair share of blazing cloud-enhanced sunsets and perhaps get a little blasé about them. When on a whole evening "Sunset" boat trip to the Îles Sanguinaires lighthouse off Corsica for which we'd been promised a "wonderfully spectacular" sunset by the boat company it struck me that the clear cloudless skies of the Mediterranean might just fall short in terms of drama at that time of evening.

In the event I wasn't far wrong - people rushed uphill to grab the main vantage point at the lighthouse and within seconds several long telephoto lenses, tripods and selfie sticks were being trained on the little shining disc dropping onto a cloudless sea horizon. I did begin to feel it was no more than a "standard" red/white ball sunset that we'd paid a lot of money to see. To make the most of things I turned the camera 180 degrees and aimed at the nearby rocks and the shadows on the lighthouse walls of some of the people who had their full attention on the sun. The mellow warmth was there on the surrounding rocks and walls and the shadows were quite expressive. I guess that justifies calling nos. 2 and 3 "sunset" shots. But maybe the pastel colours and total simplicity of the bare-boned sunset in No.1 have their own appeal. Just appreciate the moment and be grateful that the weather hadn't turned...

As the boat tore back at a rate of knots in complete darkness all were sitting up on deck, glass of red wine in hand, in tee-shirts or less in the balmy warmth of a Mediterranean evening. Now that's something I couldn't have done in the UK at that time of year...:)

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X70 18.5mm 1/60 f/11 ISO400

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X70 18.5mm 1/60 f/11 ISO640

Sanguinaires Lighthouse_edited-1.jpg
X70 18.5mm 1/60 f/8 ISO320
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Taken with a Fuji X100s.
ISO 200, f8 and shutter speed of 480 seconds.
I also used a Polarising filter and a 10 stop ND filter, the in camera ND filter was also on. DSCF7271-Edit.jpg
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Hello everyone. I'm just starting out on macrophotography, and I've been lucky enough to have some cameras handed down to me. Among those is a Fujifilm X-10. I've been very pleased with it's macro modes. They focus so sharply, so quickly. It's a great camera if I want to grab a shot in a hurry, as it has a very quick power up time and such a quick time to focus for the macro shots.

I've also been enjoying the flexibility of the settings. I see it becoming my "studio camera" and the camera I'll first use to learn different types of photography from, as there are so many specialized settings for different types of photography. I've read that it's one of the better cameras for night time photography, so I plan to do my night photography with it first.

I've started off with lots of memory cards, so I have plenty of memory to take pics. I'm looking forward to learning all the ins and outs of photography, macrophotography in particular, so that I can get to a point where I'm taking full control over things instead of relying on automatic settings. I'm already adjusting ISO for the light outside and taking exposure compensation into consideration. I usually have the AWB at auto. My main focus right now is light, as macro is particularly touchy on that. I see many differing opinions on whether to use a flash or not, etc. Things will be especially challenging, as I like to take pictures of insects, especially spiders, and they are often the smallest macro subjects. Jumping spiders are miniscule! I find that having a good megapixel rating and a good lens gives me leeway, as I can crop a picture and still get good detail if I didn't manage to get to the subject as close as I wanted to. I realize already, though, that a poor rating in just one of those areas negates the advantages the other area offers!
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Hi all! Just got my new X-T2 last week and I'm using a dual SD card setup. Now I understand the menu options allow me to shoot RAW+Fine. I currently have it setup as RAW in slot 1 and Fine JPG in slot 2.

1. When I delete an image on RAW slot 1 it doesn't delete the same pic saved as Fine in slot 2. I'm assuming there's no way it'll delete both images on slot 1+2 at the same time? I actually have to switch over between the two memory slots to manually delete the same image. I hope you guys may know a way around this or if not then I hope Fuji will have that option in a firmware update.

2. I know that when I choose to shoot in film bracket mode it makes me choose between 3 film simulations in JPG only. Is there any way to continue to shoot RAW to save on slot 1 and bracket film simulation shots saved as JPG in slot 2?

3. Does RAW shooting mean that the camera will save the RAW file with a film simulation and Fine JPG with chosen film simulation as well? I wish to shoot RAW in color saved in slot 1 with Fine JPG saved in ACROS slot 2.

Am I crazy for asking such questions and asking for too much or do you guys have the same request/workflow?

Love to hear your thoughts!
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A couple of shots of sunset from home this evening. Sky lit up nicely for a short time. Almost no processing, load raw, apply Velvia profile in LR, adjust highlights and add a smidgen of clarity and export.

XT2 18-55mm lens.

[​IMG]Sunset Laguna Beach by Alan Smallbone, on Flickr

[​IMG]Sunset 9/27/2016 by Alan Smallbone, on Flickr

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I am trying to take photos using the EF-X8 as a fill flash, particularly at night. It seems I am constantly struggling to get a balanced shot. If I set the flash compensation to zero, the person is often well overexposed. For this reason, I usually set flash compensation to -1 or more. This usually works, but often the person is well underexposed. A few times, the person has been completely black as if the flash did not fire (though I know it did).

I have read that the X100S and X100T nail fill flash shots with perfect balance, every time without manual fussing. Is there a way to set the XT-1 to get similar performance?

It thought the XT-1/EF-X8 had TTL, but it does not seem to work for me, at least not as easily as the TTL did on my old Nikon D50. I am happy to read articles on how this little flash works best, but I have not been able to find much online that helps me understand how to best use it.

Thanks for the help.
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Baking Challah. More 160927_016_sep2.jpg .
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I've bought an X-T2 and have left over an Acratech "arca swiss" type plate that is custom fit for the bottom of the X-T1 "with the grip." In other words, the plate fits the bottom of the grip perfectly.

Anyone needing such an arca swiss type plate for your X-T1 vertical grip, shoot me a private message. Continental US only please.

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I always read that a memory card should be formatted in the camera for which it is to be used. Now with a T2 plus an E2, I would rather not have to keep my cards in two sets when formatted by one camera or the other. Initial cross-processing :) showed no ill effects, so maybe the formatting is identical with either camera. Any ideas?
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XPro1 and XF60mm catching a kayaker on the Chicago River.

Thanks for looking,
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