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Hi guys.
As former Nikon owner (D300, D700 and D800). I thought I could buy a smaller "pocket" cam and still be satisfied with less quality and performance. I got a almost new "Leica" dlux 109 very cheap. I never got setisfied.. every tweak in controls are reset when power off, simple changing how to focus is reset, aparture priority and other manual controls are hard to reach.. (what I could expect for a aotumatic cam)
So now I'm ready to shift it out and go for a fujifilm.
If I was willing to pay I think I'll go for a X-T2. It's aparently not dropped enough in price yet.
So my thought went on the X-T20. Then again maybe should go for the older X-T1, knowing it has some years on the back. But might meet my manual control bettter.?
I primary used my nikons for family, vacation and street fotography and primary with fixed lenses such as wide angle and 50mm on FF. I like shooting lowlight :)
So guys I ain't pixel hunting or need of very latest technology (okay I'm but cannot effort it) but really looking for a good performing cam :)
Hit me :)
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Hello! Just did the switch from micro four thirds. I currently have a X-Pro2 and the 35mm f2 WR. Looking to add the 50mm f2 to that soon.
I am actually pretty new to photography in general. Bought the Olympus EM10ii six months or so ago. Shortly after I switched to the PenF. Shot with that for quite a while and really loved that camera. But as I grew and learned more about photography I noticed the camera (and the system in general) didn't adhere to what my style or what I shoot with. Anyone else do the swap from m43?…
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I haven't previously updated the firmware on my X-T10 (currently on 1.00), so thought I should try to bring it up to date.
Fuji's instructions for the X-T10 v1.21 say (in Please login to view links) " It is necessary to upgrade the firmware of lenses above at the same time."
Yet, in Please login to view links, it says "The cameras below have the function to upgrade the firmware of accessories." - with a list that does NOT include the X-T10, implying that my camera cannot update the FW of its lenses.
So, how do I update my camera FW? Do I, or must I, also update the lenses' FW as well, and, if so, how?
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7 Dark Animal Portrait
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So I bought one of the new metal bayonet style hoods for the Fujicron's (23mm f/2 and 35mm f/2) just because I wanted to see how it would look, vain I know. I'm quite happy with the fit and finish. It snaps onto the bayonet fitting snugly and seems very well built. It does block the optical viewfinder of my X-Pro2 a bit, but some handy dremel work takes care of some of that. I'm sure the hood doesn't do much, and the cutout is a bit superficial, but I quite like the aesthetic of it with my X-Pro2.
I just saw this news item on DPR.
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Now how cool could that be?…
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X-T2, 23mm f/1.4
The Mission District in San Francisco is full of colorful and often political murals. Here are a few examples.
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Left this one in colour. Raw processed in LR, all default setting apart from border and small vignette. This IMO demonstrates just how good at 3200 ISO the X100T is.
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I bought a second hand (not used) Raynox 250 and tried it out on my Fuji 50-230 at 160mm. The 250 is an 8 diopter adapter made up of 3 elements I believe.
This is the full image un-cropped. The stamen end points are approx 1mm in real life
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Here's a crop of the upper stamen
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I've been a nikon shooter forever, and have a pretty complete kit of nikon gear out to 500mm. A few bodies, lots of lenses. I recently purchased a big fuji kit from a colleague who wasn't using it, so I also now have an X-T2, 16-55, 100-400 and 16mm 1.4. I am looking for a 10-24 to complete the kit, had a bunch of other primes that I have sold to fund the rest. We have used a nikon v2 for a few years and like the size/weight for when I don't want to bring my 'big boy' gear (we do a lot of hiking/mtn biking where weight matters a lot), but it really isn't very good. The fuji gear is far superior in just about every way.
Anyway, so far I've been pretty impressed with all the gear. Very well built, obviously lighter and smaller than my dslr gear, and the images I've taken have been beautiful. AF system imo isn't up to nikon performance (not unexpected) but it seems pretty good, and high iso performance seems a bit behind as well...But, I really like using the gear so far and am very pleased overall.
I could use some help especially with AF settings for wildlife. I briefly tried using tracking on every day subjects and quickly switched to single point af which works fine for most things. What do people use for wildlife settings and/or sports?
Any other tips on the X-T2 in particular would be appreciated. Thanks!
I've attached a couple of my initial test shots with X-T2 and 100-400....just around the yard.
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I have a new laptop and a new Seagate 2TB external HD to backup onto. What's the best way to backup data? Windows 10 has an automatic backup you can set. I've started that now but am confused as to how it actually works. I have over 70gb of just photos and it shows the backup as being something like 1.5gb even though it lists the folder my images are stored in as included in the backup. Could this be correct?
Am I better of just having LR make a second copy on import, or backing up manually? Any other thoughts?
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Calibrating eclipse glasses... and requisite totality.
Thanks for looking
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I was looking for an L bracket( with specific need for a vertical use ) and came up with the usual suspects of Kirk and RRS....but they are expensive.
My concern was the ability to use a remote control into the socket in Vertical use but I have been really happy to receive my 3 legged thing universal bracket today and as the image shows, it works a like a dream.
This picture also has the Fuji grip on as well and will also work with the battery grip on as well..
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Sorry for another lens combination query, but my wife and I have an upcoming trip to southern Utah at the end of September and want to be prepared as best I can without being over burdened with gear. I've searched the threads on this, but several new products have become available since a lot of them have posted, an more people have obviously been doing trips like this and would be willing to share "what I would do next time" ideas with me.
We will be hiking in Bryce Canyon, the slot canyons in Escalante, Arches and possibly monument valley and some other places not yet determined.
I will definitely be taking my X-T2. Initial thoughts for a second camera would be my X100F, or possibly the XE2s which might make more sense since as it would be more useful as a backup body, as well as maybe not having to change lenses as often.
My current plan is to take the 10-24 and 18-55, but I wonder, . . . . is that too much overlap? Is that enough reach at the long end?
Another I had considered is the 10-24 and 55-200, but will I need that much length for things such as compressing the hoodoos in Bryce? Would 55mm be sufficient for this, or some other option?
Last option is the 10-24 and the 18-135 (additional advantage of being WR), 18-135 on the X-T2 and the 10-24 on the XE2.
Your thoughts and opinions are appreciated…
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The Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017
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I was out shooting a bicycle last night when I came across several photographers snapping away towards a setting sun at Bristol's Avon Gorge.
I don't think this is anything particularly special and I've got a few things to 'shop from the foreground but I love the way the boat is so isolated.
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After taking pictures this afternoon I popped out the SD card to upload the photos to my computer. When I went to install the SD card, it wouldn't go in all the way. About 1/4 inch is sticking out.

This photo is looking down into the SD card slot on my X-E2. The item in the red oval is what I think is blocking the SD card. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a DIY solution or is it time to send the camera back to Fuji? Any idea of the cost to repair? The camera is not under warranty anymore…
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August 21, 2017
1:46 pm Central Daylight Time
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
41.8781° N / 87.6298° W
Fuji X-Pro1 digital mirrorless camera body with Nikon adapter
Nikon 1000mm f/11 mirror lens mounted on the X-Pro1 body (the angle-of-view is equivalent to 1500mm lens on a 35mm film camera)
ISO 100
f/11 aperture
2-stop neutral density filter
1/4000 second shutter speed
2-second time delayed shutter
Sokkia tripod (wooden)
Wimberley gimbal tripod head
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I just noticed that when I try to change the adapted lens focal length from the menu my X-T2 locks up. Only battery removal clears it. I believe this is the first time I've tried to change the setting since the most recent FW update. Anyone else experience this?…
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We have a disco ball that we keep on the floor near a window. It usually sends dots around the house as the angle of the sun changes. It's fun to see them appear and shift around. Today it caught the eclipse. We had about %60 coverage in our part of upstate NY.
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These three always seem to come around.
X-T2 55-200 @200/4.8, 1/200 Acros+R
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First photo with new favorite lens…
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I hadn't even thought of taking an eclipse shot today, but on a whim while at work as the 2:45pm max coverage approached, I reached for my Fuji bag.
I didn't have an adapter ring for the 90mm to fit my 10-stop filter, so I went with the 60mm.
The background is a total farce, from an exposure I took a few minutes after the eclipse shots, without a filter--It turned out that even with the 10-stop filter I was shooting at f/11 and 1/8000 s in order to get a crisp crescent, and that made everything else go solid black.
Surely the experienced eclipse chasers have techniques that I am innocent of. But then again, true eclipse chasers are going to have long lenses and are going to be shooting during totality.
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I am having a hard time trying to get the flash to fire manually, I have the X1T-F mounted on the XT-1 set to manual. I also have the TT685 set to slave on manual group A channel 1. I can get it to fire TTL but when I attempt to try to fire the flash manually its a no go. Can anyone please chime in to advise what i caould be doing wrong.
Thank you in advance.
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Just seconds before the sun would have been in total eclipse, heavy cloud cover moved in and obscured the sun. We were watching in South Carolina. Fuji X100, f/8, 1/75s, ISO 200. B&W conversion in Snapseed…
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We didn't have a full eclipse here but there was enough colour change in the light to give a blue skylight cast to the subjects.
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I'm considering moving from my current Nikon setup D7100 50mm 1.8, 60mm 2.8, 12-24 f4, 18-55 to possibly the D700, just because I've never used full frame really and it's a decent camera. The thing that puts me off though it the weight! I have a ruck sack that I lug around with me which does get tiresome and has the added benefit of a free wet back after any distance.
So Fuji, I have been hearing a lot about and love the colours from the fuji (having looked on flckr). Although there seems to be niggles with focus speed/tracking. I mainly shoot, landscapes, wildlife and the kids.
The fuji store (UK) currently have the XE2S with 18-55 and also the 55-200 lens which I have been considering to get me started on the Fuji journey, my question is how bad/slow if the focus on the XE2S? would it be that much of an issue with Kids? I do like the idea of lightweight kit with great colour reproduction and I hear the Fuji lenses may cost a lot but are pretty much all decent well made lenses which also appeals.
Thanks for any advice!…
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Waiting for the eclipse...shot with the GFX…
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Hello Guys,
New in the forums and I think I found myself a new sports camera. I been looking at the xt-2 for a while as my second camera. I use the Pentax K-1 with the Pentax 15-30 for landscapes and astrophotography and I love it; however it is not as good to shoot my kids soccer games. I can get some good photos but it is slow and the C-AF is a little bit on the slow side. Also it is heavy and dont like taking it with me everywhere I go.
I have used the sony a6500 with great results but was never happy with Sony crop lenses selection. So I decided to rent the fuj X-T2 with battery grip, the 100-400 to shoot soccer and the 16 1.4 for the walk around lens and everyday use and loved the results. The auto focus worked great for me shooting soccer this weekend and the lenses are well made and produce excellent results. Here are some photos I took this weekend.
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If there are any pro sports shooters here please feel free to provide me with some feedback. I am planning to buy the camera soon, and hopefully Fuji will produce faster telephoto lenses. The 100-400 is an amazing lens and provided sharp results on both short and long ranges. Wish it was a constant F4 for better subject separation but I am happy with the results.
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Is there any place in the X100-series where the exif data indicates the use of either of the teleconverters? I looked at an X100S image I took with a TCL-x100 but cannot find anything to note that I had selected the "TELE" option.
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While checking out the eclipse today, noticed the unusual crescent shaped dappling that it created.
X-E2 with XF50mm f2, processed with Silver Efex…
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Got my lightly used Black X70 Saturday, Really nice build quality - Metal and good weight too. After much menu setup had to go in town and try it out. Mostly shot Manual with Af/Ef button set to Focus on/off...This works great for shooting street, like the DOF scale display also, I really thought display is OK in daylight and shooting public it is very descreet with the Tilt screen. Just shoot from the hip.
IMO the All buttons are fine to select with thumb EXCEPT the Record button is really recessed on top right near exp comp wheel (you will never press that by accident!). You can always just use function button in rear for record if you wish.
Really like the 3x Auto ISO settings, The Custom Q menu modes should be like Sony and save Every thing as camera set, they lack many other settings that Sony can save, oh well.
Still great Film Simulations, Fuji color, manual controls. my Sony will be on Ebay soon.
Posted some pics, will be nice to get out of town and get some landscape/nature shots.
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Piano Public
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Have anyone heard anything about sigma and or tamron making any lenses for the Fuji X mount? The latest thing I've read was in like 2014 and Sigma said that X mount was too small for them to bother. But today it is a different story.
I would LOVE to have the 18-35 and 50-100 1.8 X mount versions…
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I currently have an X-Pro2 with 14/ 23/35/56 and 18-55mm lenses. I also have an X100T. Most of my photography is general street type the sort of thing shown on my Flickr page. Although I take very few photographs, maybe 400/500 a year I print a lot mainly to A4 with the occasional A3+, 99% in b/w.
This little outfit suits my needs in all but one respect, a flippable LCD. I have owned the XT1 but changed to the X-Pro2 because I love OVF.
However at least 90% of the time the little X100T is chosen, the larger outfit gathers dust.
So here's the problem. I could replace the X100T with another XT-1, but it's too big for my " hung in my left armpit" mode of carrying the camera. Or I could go for the X-T2 same problem and it seems a lot of money. But now I find the "baby" X-T20. Small, uprated innards and flippable LCD, what,s not to like?
I don't want to get rid of the X- Pro2 outfit.
Or of course I could just keep the Status Quo, but where is the fun in that.
So any thoughts on the X-T20?
I don't want to go away from Fuji..............why on earth can't they put a rotating screen on the X100F?…
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(before I place my X-T2 order)
Hi everyone,
I would like to use three Zeiss ZE (for Canon Full Frame sensor) lenses with an X-T2 body but keep using electric communication between the lenses and body and taking advantage of some of the unique camera features like focus peaking since my lenses are manual only. Is there such an adapter (like EF EOS glass for Sony A7 bodies)?
I´m also looking forward to use Fujifilm film emulations like for example Acros with my Zeiss glass .-)
Also, my Zeiss lenses are Distagon 35mm/f2, Planar 50mm/f1,4 and Planar 85mm/f1,4.
They will become longer with the X-T2 sensor? How longer?
Thanks a lot in advance for any help…
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XT-1, 18-135mm…