I'm looking for a lighter & more compact tripod.
My current tripod is 8½ pounds and ridiculous overkill for my X=E1 so it mostly stays in the car. (Or house. It was bought mostly for a 4x5 camera.)
I suppose I could save some weight (and a lot of volume) by switching to over to a ball head, but it is still an awkward 30" collapsed. Or do I just need to make (or have made) a tripod sling?
Some of the Gitzo carbon fiber tripods look nice, but d*m they are proud of 'em. I'm not interested in paying the price of a 55-200mm lens for a three legged beast.
Who is slower than you, and we are not so fast as to run over anything on the roads, this one a rail trail between Warnambool and Port Fairy, Vic. Not that one would cry much over crunching a humble snail perhaps, there were hundreds of them, all very single minded in their task of crossing the dirt road.
Just a fun snap with the very travel friendly XM1/18/55 combo.
You spend close to $600 on a ladder in order to be safe for multiple two story projects on the house this summer and you grumble about it because you keep thinking about the camera gear you could have purchased with that money.
When using my Pro2 the EVF data vanishes after a few seconds. This is very weird as when I put the camera to my eye I can see everything in the EVF display, grid, exposure info, etc. But after about 2 seconds it vanishes. And sometimes the display on the back of the camera also does this. I poked in the manual but can't see a setting that would cause this. Any ideas as to what is wrong here?
Yes I'm fully addicted, bought 8 lenses and loving the range and prices of these amazing lenses. Combined with the XT10 or XT1 we all know how great the results are. Just love primes.
Question - with my collection growing quickly, how is everyone storing these lenses? I'd imagine I'll end up with 20 lenses from 28mm to 135mm, and with only 3-4 in my bag at once, I've been thinking about getting one of those Pelican cases with the pluck foam to safely store the rest.
Thoughts or suggestions? Thanks
I was in the Denver, Colorado area this week for my niece's graduation from medical school, and I wanted to get her a Fuji Instax camera on the idea that she would, from time to time, have families who would appreciate a real photo of happy times when their loved ones were recovering from illness. So I hit the streets in search of the camera and walked in to Englewood Camera. (I live in Texas and my superb local dealer can't afford to stock a lot of Fuji gear.) But Englewood camera had it all, including multiple copies of every X-series lens. Knowing that the 35mm f/2 lens was sold out on the "big guy" internet stores, I scooped up my copy right then and there (not that I would buy from an internet retailer). So the moral of the story is that small camera stores, especially the independent stores, might just be the best places to pick up Fuji gear during this sale; it is worth a phone call inside your state or province. I have made it a point to always buy my camera gear from my local store, even though I could avoid sales taxes or save money if I bought from one of the big internet companies. Local matters, and I am happy to support my little store in Lubbock. (But this time I knew all of their 35mm f/2 lenses were on backorder at my local store.)
Not to bore anyone, but here is a post about my local camera store I wrote in my personal blog a couple of years ago. The title is Local vs. Online Shopping.
We have a real camera store in Lubbock, the only real camera store between Dallas, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is not a Big Box store with inexperienced, rotating 20-somethings trying to sell cameras, computers and refrigerators to customers, it is a real store staffed by people who are expert photographers and who are devoted to photography and customer service; they want their customers to take great photos. I visit the store frequently and listen to the staff help walk-in people with camera problems, make honest recommendations on new equipment, and provide photographic advice. This is what is quaintly known these days as "full service" and it costs money to have experts on staff six days a week.
The store sells cameras, lenses and accessories for suggested retail price. The inventory is easily worth $250,000 just so that customers can buy what they need when they enter the store. My local store is in competition with online retailers and Big Box stores who, with lower prices and often no real inventory, offer no support or expertise and just sell cameras and lenses (and good luck if you have a problem with them). Why the price difference? The first factor is volume; it is cheaper to sell to thousands than it is to sell to tens. The second is service; local experts willing to help. The third is sales tax which is 8.25% here.
I do buy clothes online from retailers like LL Bean and Orvis because it is impossible to get quality cotton field clothes locally. However, I make every effort to buy local items from local merchants; if I can get it locally I buy it locally. The people in our small local stores provide excellent service at fair prices, and that is something I value. During my time at the local camera store I have seen people walk in and take an hour or more of the staff time to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of particular cameras, and then demand a discount equivalent to the price on some online store that provides no service and has no sales tax. You can imagine what I think about this behavior. (And how will my local store pay the man or woman who spent the hour answering your questions and providing you unbiased, honest advice?) The fact of the matter is that local is quality, local is service, and local is good for all of us. Buy local when you can, it matters.
I would like to see a sub section called Transport (or similar) that could be a place for any transport related photos, cars, truck, rickshaws, planes, horse drawn buggies, bicycles and of course motorcycles. I don't know about others but I struggle with where to put these sort of pictures under the current section structure.
Does anybody have any thoughts on this?
As the title implies, I finally made the plunge and purchased an X-T10 after admiring the Fuji X line for some years now. Before jumping to Fujifilm, I shot with a Canon 40D and a Nikon D5200. I shoot with a Fuji Instax (great party cam and great way to talk to people while travelling! ) and a Lomo Diana (which has been sitting on the shelf collecting dust...).
Anyhow, I wanted a smaller camera to take with me while I shot some city/street scenes in my new home of Washington DC and I wanted a smaller camera to take with me while doing some bike packing and hanging with the kids. The X-T10 was a great price point and I sold my D5200 and used the proceeds to fund my purchase on B&H. I'm super pumped that I made the switch!
I look forward to learning and contributing to the community!
Hi, please can you delete my account.
Discovered this morning my rubber eye cup for my X-pro2 is missing. It had fallen off once before but then I had found it. I think this time it is gone for good. Does anyone know where one can order this part?
So, everyone knows that Fuji cameras are rubbish at focusing on quick things, and doubly rubbish when wide open. These are my dogs catching treats. They're not "real" photos, just a bit of fun on a lovely summer evening - it wasn't even full sunlight.
/edit - ok, so they weren't technically fast focusing since they were on the same plane and I used single image autofocus - it was just an excuse to post a couple of photos of my babies.
I've just sold my last piece of Nikon equipment after 10 years. I'm a real estate photographer and have gradually switched over to Fuji this past year.
Shooting with an XPro2 and XT1 and an assortment of Fuji lens.
Hi to every one, I will like to take the advantage of the current rebate. I am checking out the XF 10-24mm, 35mm f/2 or the XF 100-400mm with tele. I already own the X-T1 ~ 18mm f/2 ~ 16mm f1.4 ~ 23mm f/1.4 ~ 27mm f/2.8 ~ 35mm f/1.4 ~ 56mm f/1.2 ~~~~ 18-55mm and the 55-200mm. I use them depending where I am going. For travel the 10-24 will be a good buy. Does it make sense to buy the 35mm f/2 having already the f1.4? Would the 100-400mm be use that much? Have someone purchase this lens and now have second thoughts ?
I fell out of photography for a while but the x-pro 1 has helped me get back into it. After not shooting much for the past year or so I took it with me on vacation and fell in love again.
I wanted to get some feedback on this photo. I never really got involved in communities so I figured message boards, getting feedback and photo assignments on sites like 500px would help keep me going better than before.
This was shot with the X-Pr0 1 and 35mm f 1.4 lens at 1.8 seconds and f/16. Despite the long shutter I did this handheld because I left my tripod at home because it was a hike and I wanted to keep hear down. Also, I shot this in color and edited with Nik silver efex pro
Let me know what you think. Thanks a lot.
As I understand it, the hotshoe is disabled when the electronic shutter is in use. Can anyone explain to me why that is? It seems like it would be a great way to be able to 'overpower' the sun... since David Hobby is listed as a Fuji x photographer on their site I assume Fuji is aware of the potential of electronic shutters... so why would they choose to not give us the option? Is there some technical limitation that I don't know of?
i can't get over how nice williamsburg has become , i actually was amazrd .
but still a great place to find street art
Hi, so today i picked up a Fuji 23 1.4 to give me something a little wider than my 35 f2. No complaints as far as build quality or sharpness, its a little bigger than the 35 f2 but not too big and seems to balance well on my xpro2. Now the only thing i notice is the AF is definitely a little noiser than my 35 f2 or 55-200, at times it sort of jitters back and forward, is this normal ? I also tried the 18-55 at the camera shop and its AF definitely seemed quieter than the 23 F1.4. My initial feeling is the AF on both 35 f2 and 55-200 is faster and quieter on my xpro2.
Any pics out there? Thinking of getting one as a gift
Why can't I see the histogram in the EVF but can see it on the LCD? In shooting menu I go to screen set-up I go to disp.custom settings. in screen setup histogram is checked and can see it on the LCD screen but not in my EVF If anyone has the answer to how to setup to see the histogram in EVF please post.
Hi, I have difficulties to get my RAW(RAF files on my Imac El Capitan and Iphoto. Unable to read files comes up every time and only Jpeg is possible to get. Same story with my X pro-1 and now the pro-2. What is the problem?
I wanted to see what my little Raynox M-150 clip on macro lens could do, so I put it on my Fuji 18-135mm lens and headed outside.
These were cropped slightly, but overall, I'm happy with the little adapter. Cheaper than a full on macro lens for now. Tech details are 1/180, f/13, ISO 400, off camera flash into a small Rogue FlashBender softbox via TTL cable and the camera mounted on a Cullman Magnesit tabletop tripod. I didn't get into focus stacking or anything, these are just single shots touched up a bit in Lightroom.
Well, just came home from a trip up North in Pangasinan, Philippines. We went to different towns and shot several locations as well. I will be sharing and updating the thread from the first day we started to the last.
Enjoy and Cheers to all!
First day we drove about 12pm going to Labrador, Philippines a town we were just passing through and staying overnight. We didnt expect any good sunrise here and we arrive there greeted by rainy and heavy winds.
We woke up at 5am just to catch this fiery sunrise just behind our room. Yes it was pure luck, and really, after a rainy episode it usually fires up like this.
AFTER RAIN DAWN
STILTS AND RAINBOWS
Thanks for viewing. Will be back for more in a couple of days... Cheers mates!
For a couple of weeks at least I am being told by the ad at the top of the page that, no kidding, I am the 1 millionth visitor and could win something.
Trying to hold in the excitement.
When I got out my X-T1 yesterday I found the shutter speed dial had gone incredibly stiff. The camera could detect what position it was in but it was very hard to turn- so much so that I had to use two hands to rotate it - I was worried it would snap off!
Upon investigation I found the speed dial had seized against the lower exposure weighting dial - which it was rotating at the same time.
I was going to take it to the camera shop to send it off to Fuji but I am going away in a weeks time and I wanted the X-T1 for that. I decided to dribble a tiny drip of WD40 between the shutter speed and exposure weighting dial. I gave this a go and after a few turns it was working perfectly!
I know the X-T1 is full of rubber weatherproofing seals, I am guessing one of these had slipped out of place and had jammed the two dials together. I am guessing the WD-40 probably just encouraged the seal to ping back into place.
Has anyone else had this issue? I hadn't knocked or bashed the camera before this happened and it's never had anything spilt on it or been in contact with sand or grit.
If this is something that happens a lot and is likely to get worse I will consider sending it off to Fuji after I come back from my holiday, else I'll leave it.
I have almost had the X-T1 a year so if it's worth getting fixed under warranty I'd like to get it fixed before the warranty runs out. It's the first time this has happened since I bought the camera.
Has anyone else had issues or was this just a one off that I can ignore?
As my first X-T1 was DOA out of the box, I can't believe I have had the bad luck to have anothe faulty X-T1
I captured this photo of my wife's father last year. During WWII he was a member of the elite 4th Marine Raider Battalion, so I thought the timing might be right to share this image with the forum. He's still hanging in there today and is a peaceful, gentle man.
Taken with my X-T1 and 35 mm F1.4. B&W post processing with Silver Efex Pro 2.
Has anyone purchased the Fuji X Passion Magazine?
Curious what it's like as the magazine + postage is almost $30aud....although they claim it's more like a book.
This is an iconic, very ancient market in the center of Porto, Portugal, nowadays there's more tourists than customers inside, but most sellers keep the same traditions as for the last decades. It's a mandatory place to visit when you go to this historical city.
Some shots done with the X100T and processed with Silkypix exclusively:
Dominic is 78 years old and is a true motorcyclist. Amongst his collection is a 1976 BMW R90 with an English sidecar, a late 1950s Aerial square four and this 1954 Sunbeam with a German Steil Sidecar.
Being a true motorcyclist all of Dominics bikes are regularly ridden even on days when its about 10C and pouring with rain.
BTW. Dominic is camera shy.
XT-1 with 10-24 OIS
For the past four or five years I have been shooting adapted lenses on mirrorless and something that I have noticed lately is that my preference as to which lenses I prefer changes depending on the body. For instance, when I use my NEX 5n I really like to shoot Minolta. They just seem work well together. I don't know if Sony buying Minolta's camera business has anything to do wth it but the Minoltas and the Sony seem made for each other. Part of it is that the NEX 5n has no EVF so I shoot from the waist and the larger lenses like Minolta (and Canon FD) give me a place to grab to stabilize the very small Sony body. I also think there is an argument to be made that the way certain lenses render may be a better match with the way some lenses.
On the X-P1 I am finding that I am choosing to use my Olympus OM lenses more (I don't even like OM lenses all that much). It's the combination of their amazingly compact size making for a light combo with the X-P1 and something about the way they render that seem to be a good match with the X-P1. I also find that my Konica 40 pairs up well with Fuji.
Of course YMMV.