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I'm sorry if this has been addressed somewhere but I couldn't find anything recent on it. I can't be the only one with this problem. I've lost the neutral diopter eyepiece that came with the camera and am having a hard time replacing it. I shoot with eyeglasses on and don't need a corrected diopter. I do, however, want to avoid scratching my glasses on the the sharp edge of the metal ring which a diopter would cover. Fujifilm USA only seems to stock a -3 diopter ring. B&H doesn't carry it at all. I understand that the diopters for the Nikon F3 will fit, and B&H still carries a neutral version, but it is bare metal all over and will therefore also scratch eyeglasses. The one Zeiss makes for the ZI is a bit pricey at about $39. Voigtlander only seems to sell corrected eyepieces when all I want is a neutral, "0" diopter. I considered getting the rubber eye cup by JJC on Amazon the listing for it says it fits only the X-Pro2. As I don't have the X-Pro2 I don't know if its diopter ring is the same 19mm diameter of the X-Pro1. I'd appreciate advice from anyone else who has had to replace that pesky diopter recently. If I find a replacement I promise I'll glue/weld the darn thing in this time…
for beginner in learning flash, how many and which flash are recommended?
will be learning to use umbrella and soft boxes for product and portrait photography.
doubt will venture beyond flash units though.
currently have tt350, still unused. have a sigma ef500 from years ago but couldn’t find it after moving, somewhere here in the house, but sort of give up now.
would two or three flashes the optimal setup?
i’m thinking, most likely need the x1 for on camera trigger, off camera flashes.
should i mix and match with tt600 and tt685 for the additional flashes for three flash setup and a little cost saving? or two 685?
should i just sell the 350 and get 600 or 685 in its place instead?…
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A fun shot I took with the Opteka 15mm f4 Macro (mounted in Nikon F). Honestly, while this lens can focus to 1:1 at 4mm, that's been the minority of my shots with it so far, as it's so difficult to work that close, and on APS-C the wide-angle macro isn't as dramatic visually as it'd be on full frame.
On the other hand, it's sharp and takes lovely photos. I'd rather have a Fuji 16mm f1.4 for most applications, but for the $149 it cost, I'm super happy with it.
Fuji X-T1 w/Opteka 15mm f4
ISO200, 1/100, f16 or 22
Processed in Capture One and finished in Photoshop…
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I have the impression that there is a way to use a cell phone's GPS system to add GPS location to the data captured with each image. I have also read online that it is difficult to do and that there doesn't seem to be one pathway that seems the best. I wonder if there is a consensus on how to do this…
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I received announcement from Fujilove of yet another new eBook on the Fuji X cameras that claims to have every answer for every problem! With over 300 pages and 50k words, self proclaimed writer Dan Bailey describes his own new book as

so I was wondering if anyone has bought it yet, and can comment on it's value...
Note: I am neither recommending, nor bashing this book…
How do you view both these speedlights in terms of performance and ergonomics on the X series, specifically X-Pro2? I am just a retiree who likes to shoot family events. Actual user comments would be appreciated…
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So, when we were in Yosemite, the first night we decided to hike up to Sentinel dome and watch the sunset and the stars, because the Milky Way was supposed to show up really nice.
All set with the X-T10 and Samyang 12mm f/2
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VW Bettle 1.2 Design . White Silver [ actually pale blue.grey ] beige interior .
Elegant , rather than sporty .
With discount a substantial , for me , £17,500 .
Ordered 31 Oct 2016 .
Registered 3rd March 2017
Delivered 8 March 2017
Bought because 14 year old battered , Alfa Romeo 147 diesel started to play up with engine management light and other electrics .
Wanted another 3door coupe . brief test drive , for financial reasons , bought through an agent with my being 1st owner .
At the time also looked at the Alfa Romeo Guilietta , but no discount from the agent .
Now it is substantial - like £3000 !! It would be less than I paid for the Beetle @ £17.000.
It is a similar drive to my 147 , so I know it .
Mostly still using the old Alfa which seems to have settled down after a few high revs to clear out the injectors , until tax etc runs out in Oct
... so just 700 miles on the Beetle !!
I love the colour and ambiance , my family and I find the seats hard , steering wheel slippery leather , buzzy [ [ too ?] quiet engine to work out which gear I am in ...
O.K , I have not given it much of a chance , but my wife complains about the headrest hurting her head , and the seat hard , so it's been difficult .
Just feels not for me .
If I try to sell , I will lose around £3.000 , but if I keep it , it will have to last me out ... maybe 10 or more years with a car I am unsure about ...
This has never happened to me since 1970 , although I was not thrilled with a Citroen Xantia , it was OK of getting to work .
Gotta dee'cide , I guess .
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Took this picture in Yosemite somewhere near Glacier Point
Not sure if the purple collar is a sensor issue of the X-T10 or a "feature" of that particular species of lizards, but I was quite positively surprised at how well the 10-24mm did at 24mm f/5.6 with this subject.
As you might guess, I didn't have time to switch the lens (I only had the 35mm with me anyways) and wasn't prepared to shoot a little critter, so this image happened quite spontaneously…
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X-Pro 2 & 23mm f/2.0 lens in Times Square (NYC)…
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Walk along the riverbank today ... met this obliging fella
X-T2 (23 1.4)…
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Am a longterm photographer, both analog and digital, but a newcomer to the world of Fuji and Fujifilm - just picked up a lightly used (and oh-so-pretty!) X70 for a more-than-reasonable price. I'm trying to get it set up for certain kinds of shooting and have run into a problem that I'm hoping one of the more experienced Fujians or x70 veterans can help me with.
Much and in fact most of my shooting tends to be done in Aperture priority, and I like being able to have a dedicated focus (or back-focus) button for focusing on a specific subject, before composing and/or framing and/or metering (getting the exposure I want) ... before finally shooting. Usually this is doable on most of the other higher end digital cameras I've shot with.
On my x70, I've done the following - I have my AE/AF-lock button set to AF-L only, which I use to lock focus. The AE/AF-Lock Mode is set to Switch. This allows me to lock focus first, especially important if I'm shooting close to wide open, with a limited depth of field. But then - the next thing I would love to be able to do - would be to somehow lock exposure - usually on a highlight or brighter area somewhere in my frame, something that becomes even more helpful with contrasty subjects. And --- I can't figure out how to do that (to lock or set exposure or metering on a part of my subject)
I read somewhere one Fujifilm photographer's solution to this self-same problem - he says that he simply depresses the shutter button halfway - which, supposedly, locks the exposure. EXCEPT --- it doesn't seem to work that way on my x70? Depressing the shutter halfway doesn't do much of anything.
I've looked through layers of menus and buttons and configurations, but can't seem to find a simple and clear solution to this problem. Can anyone help me out here? Am I missing something, somewhere?…
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Hi, I am new to the world of modern cameras, I have used a 15 year old Sony cyber shot compact (tiny), and my phone. I am looking get a proper camera having taken early retirement from train driving. One decision I have now made, is that a fixed lens camera is what I want. The X100t and X100f are the two that I have identified and will be buying used. My problem is that as a technophobe, all the new cameras look a bit daunting! What do forum members think of these cameras for a beginner, with regard all the setting on board and ease of use. My other question is, which would you buy as a first and only camera out of the two, with the extra cost involved. The X100t is trending at around £650 used and theX100f around £950 used. Any advice is much appreciated. Cheers…
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Skirting the edge of the glacier. Photographed late at night in the endless daylight north of 80. X-T2 and 16-55.
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I have never had any problem with the X-Pro 1/27mm trying to shoot patterns/reflections in the local Mall .
Immediately I put the X-M1 with tiny 16-50 sticking out I got warned off .
No notices about this of course .
Camera phones proliferate , no one cares : does this mean that they don't take photos ?
Weird .
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I have the 56mm and love it. I shoot a lot of portrait for studio, headshot, family and kids. I am thinking to add the 90mm but not sure if it is not necessary since I already have the 56mm. Is anyone own both and still keeping them and using them often and not just one of them most of the time…
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Well, not really bonsai...
We'd overlooked this sweet potato for a while and it seems to have developed a 'second life'...
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Both shot with my new Samyang 12mm and X-Pro 2. An absolute bargain IMHO and focus peaking with a lens like this is a revelation. Both processed in X-Transformer followed by ACR and PhotoShop CS6. The B&W conversion in the second is done with Nik Silver Efex Pro.
[​IMG]The Lake by Andy Mulhearn, on Flickr
[​IMG]The Parish Church of St. Andrew by Andy Mulhearn, on Flickr…
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Nikon has announced the D850 on their site. The video is only about its 8k video ability. Crap! Just what I want to buy a new video camera!…
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I recently received my new, used X100s (my fourth - can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em).
When I first turned the camera on, the battery indicated fully charged.
I dug a couple of off-brand batteries out of the drawer. Both of these batteries worked perfectly the last time I used them. I popped one into the Fuji charger - nothing, no green light - dead. Odd. I popped the second one in and the green light comes on - good. It charged all night - the green light was still on - odd. I tried this battery in the camera and it indicated only partially charged.
When the OEM battery was used up I popped it into the charger - same behavior - it charged all day and only received a partial charge. Bad charger, I thought.
I bought one of those cheap wall chargers on eBay. I had owned one before - they work great. I have tried all three batteries in the wall charger with the exact same results - two only partially charge - one doesn't charge at all.
I'm stumped. I can only come up with three possibilities:
1) Three batteries that were working great all went bad at the same time.
2) The Fuji charger is bad and I bought another bad charger.
3) The government is running a covert experiment in my area that causes batteries and chargers to go screwy. (At first I thought this was the most likely explanation, but my XP2 charger is still working properly so .....)
I should have all the batteries and chargers I need, but I don't have either. I don't know whether to buy another charger, buy more batteries or call my congressman.
Any ideas?
P.S. The guy that sold me the camera says that he never had any issues with the battery or charger - helpful…
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There is something interesting going on with the way Resolve (12.5 here) decodes Fuji H.264.
Take this non-processed in-camera recording: DSCF2588.MOV
Convert it to ProRes. Put both clips in Resolve, apply 0.48 sharpening (not necessary, but makes the difference more obvious), then compare this part for example:
They should be identical, right? But the difference is very noticable, almost like the ProRes version has more resolution, which is not the case.
Anyone knows the reason for this?…
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Hi All
The 1st time ive posted in a while due to back problems these were shot yesterday on a walk by the river near Keswick in the UK . X-T2 & 10-24mm
Thanks for looking.
30Second Shutter @f18 ISO200
26Second Shutter @f18 ISO200
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Fuji X-E2. Canon 50mm 1.2 LTM. Adjusted in LR.
Model: Kimberly Anderson
Loved this shot.
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What function did you folks assign to the front click wheel. Coming from X100S I can't decide what to use. Of course it depends on shooting style etc.. Just curious…
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Which way should I go?
Fuji X100, ISO 1250, 1/320 second, -0.3 exposure compensation, aperture priority, f11.0 indoors
Scottsdale Fashion Square 20170704 025Reduced.jpg
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Since last weeks major spam attack I have had problems accessing the forum. The speed of page loading has slowed to a crawl and many time simply times outs out and returns a browser timeout error message.
The problem seems to be between the Portal and the actual forum pages. The Portal itself loads slower than previously but it does load. When I click on any links from the portal they basically don't link. The only way I got to post this was to bypass the portal and go straight to
I have been travelling and using hotel wifi, public wifi, 4G GSM and branch office access but now I am back on a known service speed the errors persist.
I'm having issues with
Mac OS 10.12.6 with Chrome
iOS with Chrome
Windows 7 professional with Chrome
There are no ad blockers operating against this site…
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I'm leaving on Sunday for a week in Cancun Mexico (Playa Del Carmen) at an all inclusive and looking for advice on equipment and any experience on what photo opportunities I might find. We do plan at couple of side trips including a trip to Tulum. My current travel kit is the 10-24mm, 16-55mm (yes the brick, I love it), and the 55-200mm with the X-T2. I sometimes bring the 23mm 1.4 for low light. I also have an X-T20 on order as a backup camera. I do like shooting with two bodies to minimize the need to change lenses. I've contemplated taking a lighter kit of just the X-T20 and the 14mm, 18-55 and 55-200. Any experience with this area? Are there a good photo opportunities such as beach scenes etc? Also I know it will be very warm and humid. Will the 16-55mm and X-T2 have an advantage from a WR perspective? Also I have an X70 and just got a Samsung S8 (pretty impressed) for casual shots. I appreciate any advice you might have to offer…
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For some reason, these young hawks (Cooper's?) have been very noisy lately, raising a real ruckus. If I'm outside, I can hear them all day long. This one seemed to pecking at something I could not see on top of the tree limb, while another one, which I never saw, was also crying and screaming nearby.
I'm very happy with the XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 for this kind of shot; this one cropped a bit…
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I saw this little fellow in my vegetable garden. A normal close up did not convey his small size, so I took off my shoe to provide a sense of scale…
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I don't want to use a UV filter, but I'm scared that if i don't i will eventually ruin my lens.
Are lenses more robust then we think?…
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Attended a Nissin flash demo this past weekend at Creve Coeur Camera and was finally able to see if my recently acquired 23/1.4 can do simple portraits with off camera flash and yes it can. The model was lovely and handled the heat (over 100 F) like the pro she was. I am very happy with the result.