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Fuji X Pro1

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Fuji X100
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X Pro1 + 35mm f1.4

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IMG_1222.JPG near Rothbury, Northumberland.
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Sans the issue on the OVF since I rarely use it, will the image quality be heaps apart? Is the ovf the real price driver for the price difference?
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didn't quite get the focus :(

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This week I was at the Frankfurt Buchmesse, a fair for publishers, printers and everyone else related with books. As I wasn't there for photography, I only took my X100 with my in case something interesting would catch my eye. This photo was taken at the main entrance. Hundreds of people are navigating the hall, trying to avoid a collision, and the elevators are always packed. I thought this image caught the crush and the rush of the moment well.

Hope you like it!


(X100, f/4.0, 1/8, ISO200, processed using Silver Efex Pro)
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Image lit with only window light and a silver reflector for fill. Taken on my Xe-2 and the 56mm. Classic Chrome. Processed in Light Room.
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Took the X100s. I have way to many photos of guys in leather with crash helmets on. :D

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Another two in reply
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I've been working with a 20" Acer TN monitor for 3 or 4 years now. 1600x900. I got by with it but I knew the blacks were pretty crushed. I ordered a Dell U2415 and I am in monitor heaven. :) It's a modest IPS panel, 24", that covers sRGB and comes calibrated by Dell. Cost was $230. Anyway just wanted to share a little joy that I am having.
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a common disaster...




XT2 and XF55-200mm SOOC jpegs (resized in PSCC2015.5) from today at a local MetroPark.

Thanks for looking,
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It's a deliberately provocative statement, but while good equipment can help (but also be overwhelming!) with better photography, nothing will improve your photography more than exercising to actually look and SEE.

I often struggle with being satisfied by photos that I 'force' (i.e. I plan a photo, go on location, etc. but might lack the inspiration to create an unusual image). But at other times, I unexpectedly see an image, grab the camera and capture it. The success/satisfaction rate in the latter case is MUCH higher.

Like this image of a sprouting cutting of tortured willow sitting on the floor in the garage. The light just caught the vase perfectly. I couldn't have planned it any better. Well, I couldn't have planned it since I didn't even consider this as a subject...

But it does help that I feel hugely inspired by using my X-T2 ;-)

What are your thoughts on planned vs. unexpected images? I suspect one can learn to take satisfying planned pictures, but I find it much harder... Any comments very welcome.

X-T2, 56mm 1.2, F1.2, 1/32000, ISO 200

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Catching the last waves, Rest Bay, Porthcawl
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X70 18mm 1/60 f/11 ISO500
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Finished for the Day... X70 18mm 1/60 f/11 ISO500
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Took a wander about the big smoke yesterday, used mainly the 35/2 on the X-Pro2, and used the Acros setting, it's my favourite.

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It is possible to assign this to a Fn button. But what is it exact doing, I tried out pushing it, but nothing seems to change.
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And with the X-T2 for that matter

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X-T1 and 16mm

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I just got this and quickly tried it out with an X-T2. First impression is that this is a very nice lens.

Ginkgo leaf f/2.8
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Hollyhocks growing near a pond on the outskirts of Rosebud, Alberta.

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This may be an old topic but was curious which lens do FUJI landscape photographers prefer.
Not lens specific but prime or zooms. I currently own a couple of zooms but considering going to primes.
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Still enjoying my XT-1. Fuji XT-1/ 18-135mm. @ 116mm 1/100 f6.4 & ISO 400.

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River Kelvin banks in autumn from Dawsholm Park pathway. The leave colours at present are quite something even in the poor overcast conditions.
X-E2 16-50 @35mm f5.0 1/180 iso400

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If you could shoot just one location this year where would it be? Please be specific including time of day. And, if possible, include a photo. I'll go first, my recent favorite is Face Rock Beach in Bandon Oregon (!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d43.104196!4d-124.434218), just before and after sunset but early morning is good too. Be sure to check the tide tables and try to pick a low tide. Great off-shore rock formations!

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Newport Mansions and Cliff Walk. Edited in Silver EFEX Pro. XE-1, 18-55 at 25mm. The image was taken in the Spring, but I processed it to look more like Autumn/Halloween. Perhaps a little over edited, but I like the dramatic feel. Thanks for looking.

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At the end of September I was fortunate enough to visit Southern Colorado, and whilst there take the trip on the Durango & Silverton NGR - it was absolutely wonderful with the Autumn colours.
Unfortunately my images probably do not do justice to an unforgettable day.
All images with Pentax K3 and DA HD 20-40mm f2.8-f4 WR.

[​IMG]IMGP0793-2.jpg by Malcolm Fisher, on Flickr

[​IMG]IMGP0851-2.jpg by Malcolm Fisher, on Flickr

[​IMG]IMGP0882-2.jpg by Malcolm Fisher, on Flickr

[​IMG]IMGP0862-2.jpg by Malcolm Fisher, on Flickr

[​IMG]IMGP0789-2.jpg by Malcolm Fisher, on Flickr
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Near Hope, British Columbia. The first two pictures are obviously variations of the same file. You'll note the three fishermen on the rocks. They're actually conservation officers. I imagine they're part of some study of fish populations. Just a guess as to why they're fishing but not a guess as to whom they are.

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Here are a couple of shots, both cropped quite a bit. Shot with my X-E1 and XF 27mm. One shot is lit by a flashlight, the other by the camera's flash.

Cute little American Shorthair Possum just sat there letting me take its photo.



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Taken during our recent trip to Durango/Silverton Colorado. It was a cloudy day. To see our reason for making this trip check out my other posting. We usually make this trip on our motorcycle but this time due to weather conditions we drove the car. Check out this brief video (make sure you click on HD for the best results) and pay attention to what happens near the end of the video.
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One room school in a nearby pioneer reconstruction.

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Has anyone done this? How'd it go? Thanks.
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Last week my family and I went to Italy for a few days. We visited Pisa first and then stayed 3 days in Florence. Great cities with a lot to see (specially Florence) and to eat.

I took my X70 with a neck strap to be always ready to use, it was my most used camera, also a X-E2S with the XF14mm, XF35mm f2 and XF55-200. Of all these, the less used was the 14mm.

Here are some shots from both cities:







I have a lot more I could share, if you'd like.
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I've been looking into a weatherproof/resistent backpack to house my XT2 and lenses, eventually a new laptop. They're are a lot of great quick access messenger style bags, but for hiking and going about I prefer a backpack that can be tightly adjusted for no excessive movement. The few I've come upon (Paxis/Fstop) are a little steep for me atm. I do not trust amazon. Lowkey designs... No attention grabbing backs are hard to find. Suggestions?
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Hi, this is my first post in this particular thread. The four photos below are from a ride with my two kids this evening. Shot with my new XT-2 and XF18-135mm. Each photo has had limited post processing - some mild exposure adjustments and vivid selection in Silkypix raw conversion.

I personally like the close in photo of the chair, however, for someone who does not understand the context of the photo they would wonder why the helmets.

Advice on composition, camera craft or areas for image improvement in post processing is welcomed. My main interest is adventure/outdoors and I would like to improve my understanding of these photography fundamentals to help turn those fleeting moments into great images.

Also, this is my first time posting photos to a forum so I have screwed it up please let me know.


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1/30, F5.3, ISO 800 (FL 66mm)

Robbie and Dana Tree Seat 2.jpg
1/50, F4.7, ISO800 (FL 44mm)

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1/45, F5, ISO800 (FL 60mm)

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1/6.5, F3.5, ISO800 (FL 18mm)​
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Zack - my previous labrador on 26th October 2008 Dawsholm Park. Olympus E-410 with 17.5-45mm @40mm f4.0 1/80 iso200
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Ben - my 7 1/2 month labrador pup on the same pathway today X-E2 with 16-50mm @40mm f5.3 1/250 iso 1600 - because he's full of energy and won't stay still.

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Hi, what are people's thoughts on Acros with grain?

As I understand it Acros has it's own grain algorithm which changes with iso setting.

So how does the grain setting work with this, especially if you turn noise reduction to - 4?
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I went to Takeda Castle Ruins, Asago city which is popular among tourists for its "Sea of Clouds". I spent the night in the station and planned to hike the hill early in the morning to see sunrise. Knowing nothing, luckily, I got to see the autumn festival which was held that night.

Here are some pictures taken with X-T10 and Takumar 50mm 1.4 lens.

Takeda Station

Takeda Village

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A discussion on the trend of Fine Art photographers feeling the need to provide a written narrative on their work verses allowing the image to stand on it's own.

About the author: Neal Rantoul is a career artist and educator. After 10 years teaching at Harvard and 30 years as head of the Photo Program at Northeastern University in Boston, he retired from teaching in 2012. You can find out more about him or see his photographic work by visiting his website. (From Petapixel)
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