I am am new here.
I know it is an old model. I know it has limitations. I know there are better alternatives. But...it is a sexy camera and maybe a way into the Fujifilm world.
I can get a second hand X-10, hardly used, just like new, just took couple of hundreds of images, for a very attractive price.
I remember some years ago playing with it in camera store and liked the feeling of it.
My main system camera is Olympus OMD-E-M10 with some lenses. I am looking for a TAKE ANYWHERE camera.
So with all the limitations - should I buy it or not? Why?
Image Quality - I have to say I had kind of a "culture shock"...
I have downloaded from the Internet both Jpeg and RAW sample images from net. The RAW imaged were processed with Capture One software.
I have to say I am blown away by the quality!
This is quite a small and aging sensor - when I compare the images to images taken with my Olympus OMD E-M10 I feel that the Fuji images are (maybe...) better...both colors, noise control.
Is it only me or is it true?
feeding time by kevin dixey, on Flickr
illumination by kevin dixey, on Flickr
I don't have a lot of experience using longer lenses so I'm still getting use to this lens. I bought it a few months ago and what I have seen of it so far I am pretty happy with it. Its the older P lens but the Gauss design (instead of the earlier Sonnar design).
I went out to the beach not far from my home this morning to happily shoot the sunrise with the XPro1 and XF 14mm f/2.8. I used Lee Filters (GND 0.9 Soft and Little Stopper). I found that file from the XPro1 has more 3D-pop-up and the images look sharper compared to the XE-2 (or am I temporarily-possessed-by-the-XPro1? hahahah). For Landscape, Multi Metering gives more shadow recovery than Spot Metering in XPro1 that the shot looks more HDR-ish. All images below are SOOC: Velvia (3rd Astia), +2 Highlight, -2 Shadow,
Hi, a few problems. Perhaps from stupidity.
I cannot get the camera out of displaying AFC on the LCD monitor even when I have selector dial set to M. I cannot find a menu to change this.
The camera will not manually focus and focus peaking is not working. I have the selector switch set to M and focus peaking to high red. Nothing occurs.
I just picked up a new-to-me 14mm. This is my sixth XF lens, but the first that has the sliding focus clutch and the distance scale on the lens barrel. When I tried it this evening, I noticed that I cannot see the electronic distance scale in the viewfinder, as I can with all my other lenses. Is that normal for the 14 and its cousins?
I double checked to make sure the option to see the electronic range scale in the viewfinder was still togled on, and it was. I also checked to make sure it still worked with my other lenses, like the 35 1.4, and it does.
...and i'm still amazed with Fujifilm as a company, support, design and quality.
I started off with finepix s3200 a few years back when i wanted something small opposite the dslr.
I quickly grew out of that camera and bought a hs20...not long after i found a beautiful little beast in a photostore...i just stood there drooling. The X100...wow.
Bought it...short after the X100s came..in black. I just had to have that one.
Traded in my X100 and my Canon 1Ds, got it and just loved the shit out of it..barely touching my 60D and L lenses.
But i wanted more..i wanted an even smaller, versitale camera..so i bought the X20.
After awhile i had to many cameras and too little time...so i sold eeeeeeverything and bought the x-pro 1 with 35 and 60...then the 90..and also some adapters for my old chinok/pentax glass.
Been using the xpro 1 over 18 months now. Never looked back.
BUT, last thusday i was surfing some photostores and a store in Sweden had a x-t10 bundled with the xc 16-50 (i think) but they sold the lens so they stood there with a brand new x-t10 in a box that was supposed to be sold as a bundle....so they sold a brand new camera for (roughly translated) $400.
Cheapest x-t10 body only is $600.
So...2 days later i was a happy owner of, not just the sexiest camera ever made, but also a x-t10....i slammed on the 23 f/2 on there and...it's so cute..so tiny but oh so fast in focus, burst and evf input.
Holy crap i love it almost as much as my xpro 1 (will be by my side til i die).
So...7 cameras later and i'm still satisfied to 100%.
I wonder how many cameras, years and exclusively shooting fuji it takes before one gets invited to become an x-photographer ; D
Anyway..just wanted to vent and share my old story.
And also wish everyone a great fujiweekend.
Ive noticed that the Hadley Pro comes made in Canvas and also Fibrenyte. Anyone have both to compare or can someone tell me the difference in the two materials.
A couple from the last last week. The first was the green arc of the Aurora a couple of nights ago. Shame about the bank of cloud. Seems we've been clouded out a lot this winter when colours are in the night sky.
The second was a week ago tonight, of the Cuillins being illuminated by the moon. Both are SOOC JPGS, and taken rather lazily from my home.
Seriously, I got the idea to photograph such old hand-painted ads 45 years ago, but I never followed through with it. Now there is some guy (with a very brief photo “career”) set out to do the same, with backing from Adobe, and he calls them “ghost signs.” Over the years I have spotted and noted many many of these ads... just need to get on with it. These three were taken on my road trip Wednesday (mentioned in “The Woods” thread elsewhere), simply because they were on my route. More to come. X-E2 (1 & 2 shot with XF55-200; 3 with XF100-400)
The new toys arrived for the X-T2 setup!
Weary of the subject matter around home and haven’t taken many pix the past couple of months (focused on editing & organizing), so I took a 230-mile road trip a couple days ago. Stopped for a break on a very narrow backroad, looked to my left and saw this rotting stump. After shooting that, I looked across the road in a partially frozen swamp and spotted this animal den, probably used for winter hibernation. By the size of the entrance, I’m guessing it is/was occupied by a racoon, opossum, or a woodchuck (foxes and coyotes don’t hibernate here). This location is close to a place I lived for three years, and I know of a wild blueberry patch nearby... way too early for those fruits though. X-E2, XF55-200.
While I know the RAW file name/numbers may not be an exact reflection of the shutter count, the fact that the first few images I took on the camera started above seven thousand, does that mean I got a camera that someone likely returned after heavy use?
I've had my X-T1 for about three years, and just recently picked up an X-T2. I sent the X-T1 in because the rubber cover/grip on the camera is peeling off from all the hot/humid places I took the camera to. I was quoted $140 for the parts/labor and $20 for return shipping. Is that worth it? I would just sell the X-T1 anyway, but I didn't want to sell something with the rubber peeling off.
Interested in hearing yall's thoughts.
Looking for a website that manages your images and allows visitors to order professional quality photo prints.
I was wondering if anybody has used, or if there is even any 3rd party batteries for the xt2?
Failing that... is it possible to use xt1 batteries?
I'm not fussed if they are compatible with my grip or not. I have a job on Tuesday and Wednesday and have one battery. There seems to be a shortage of fuji ones!
Thanks in advance
anyone know how to do it?
Using back button focus in MF mode, framing on my zoom lens remains stationary while the camera focuses. To achieve correct framing I have to half press the shutter. I assume there's a way of using back button focus and correct framing simultaneously?
Cactus V6 II Wireless TTL HSS Flash Transceiver
https://www.cactus-image.com/Press Release - Cactus X-TTL.pdf
Cactus say it will be here in the summer.
Also they promise that HSS will work with non-Fuji flashes.
In this setting:
Save Data Settings> Edit File Name>
You are able to change the default file name, but it is extremely limited. You only have 4 characters to work with. Is there no way to expand this option? If not, IMHO is a clear oversight and should be changed via firmware. It would be a lot easier to have my file names be named before and not have to rename them later. Capture One for some reason, makes it really complicated to change file names in a batch when it comes to output. But, I don't want to get into that.
Yesterday I was taking pictures in the bright sun using my XF50 f/2 lens in aperture priority mode with the ISO set to A. When I shot wide open the shutter speed went up to 23000 and the ISO was automatically set to 400. I don't understand why the camera would not have automatically set the ISO to 200. Is there a reason for this?
I just switched to the Fuji system XE-2 and looking for a Portrait lens that is NOT heavy and Excellent IQ
Tony Phillips - photographer, author and educator - would like to visit Israel.
Tony is the author of many photography books - both specialised guides to specific cameras and also general photography education.
He is generally concerned the best independent instructor on Fujifilm cameras.
More details about Tony
Tony would like to visit Israel and conduct two separate seminars and I am trying to assess the interest in participating.
1. Fujifilm Cameras (1-day)
everything for the Fuji owner (and also for the potential owner) - learn how to make maximum use of your Fuji camera
2. Advanced Photography Seminar (2-days)
Both seminars will be taught in English
Participation will be limited to about 30 participants
(Absolutely no commitment at this stage)
Would you be interested in a seminar during the week?
Location - Jerusalem? Tel Aviv?
Good stuff for a mirrorless system.
Need to find the perfect position to use the hand strap, but overall good stuff.
Because the straps are sold only in USA, for Portugal buyers, the fees are ridiculous, more than 40% of the value paid for the set.
A few weeks ago I asked for ideas and suggestions for a first visit to New York. Well 2 weeks ago I was there and a week ago I got back with about 1500 images to process!
I've been working my way through gradually and here are a few that I'm pleased with on first impressions.
I was there for a Knicks game and a blizzard, had a brilliant time every day and was glad that I'd decided to buy an Xpro2 for the trip. The weather proofing on the Brooklyn Bridge in a snowstorm was very worthwhile!
I'd appreciate constructive criticism and have more to say and show about the trip if people are interested.
I heart NY by Christopher Miles, on Flickr
Pastel stride by 1 by Christopher Miles, on Flickr
Dog in Grand Central by Christopher Miles, on Flickr
Quality cap by Christopher Miles, on Flickr
6th Avenue by Christopher Miles, on Flickr