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Christopher

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About Christopher

  • Birthday 05/06/1985

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    Phoenix, Arizona

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    http://www.chrismarks.com/

Camera Gear

  • Camera List
    Fujifilm X-T2
    Fujifilm X-T1
    Fujifilm X100T
    Fujifilm X100
  • Lens List
    XF 14mm f/2.8
    XF 18mm f/2.0
    XF 27mm f/2.8
    XF 23mm f/2.0
    XF 35mm f/2.0
    XF 35mm f/1.4
    XF 56mm f/1.2
    XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4
    XF 16-55mm f/2.8
    XF 50-140mm f/2.8
    Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7

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  1. Wow @jackdaws impressive work! A fine rendering of one of my favorite cameras ever
  2. Lug Covers

    Reminds me of the silicone skin I put on my iPod back in 2005 I like how trim they are compared to a half-case. Do you feel like it wants to collect dust or lint though?
  3. Lug Covers

    Sounds interesting @Ianmac, can you share of photo of one fitted to your camera?
  4. Firmware updates 8 August

    Welcome to the community @Jeff Davies! You can safely install a firmware update that is multiple versions ahead of the firmware your camera is currently running.
  5. Thanks for the update @grick! Let us know how the repair goes, I'm curious what their turn around time is these days.
  6. Perhaps you can share a few examples here? I find the X Series camera's default jpeg noise reduction to be a bit too heavy handed, I suggest setting that to -1 or -2 in the Q menu and retesting. It's possible to have the camera apply 'grain' to jpgs as well, verify your settings in the menu.
  7. Migrating from DSLR to X-Series - advice?

    Sounds like a perfect choice! Let us know how you like it once it arrives!
  8. Migrating from DSLR to X-Series - advice?

    Welcome to the community @Kroogle! I have no doubt that you will admire the image quality, not just because of the sharpness or the colors, but the insane dynamic range and lowlight performance. Are you into RAW processing? You'll basically never need to worry about under or overexposing anything ever again, all the data is there, even if you screw up your settings. DSLR's suck for all the reasons you already mentioned, so we don't have to convince you of the benefits of mirrorless, you already know you hate lugging a DSLR around. Having traveled extensively with an X-T1 and X100T by my side, sometimes at the same time, I will always reach for my X100 camera over any of my other X Series bodies, because it's so perfectly compact that it never gets in the way, and I adore how its 23mm f/2 lens renders things. Did you know it also has a built in ND filter available at the touch of a function button? I use it all the time, I love to shoot at bright apertures. I also love to shoot things backlit, and the ND filter adds this dreamy effect. Oh, it also focuses really close to things, nearly macro level compared to other lenses. You cannot go wrong with the X-T2, I use one and also carry it often. If you limit yourself to just 2 or maybe 3 lenses (check out the f/2 primes, they're crazy compact and lovely), you can still fit the camera, lenses, and batteries, in an otherwise anonymous shoulder bag, messenger, or backpack, they take up very little room. Don't underestimate the performance of the 'kit' 18-55mm lens either, you might be inclined to take it as your extra lens, it has great IS and overall sharpness, and it is so tiny compared to another zoom. If you like shooting with primes the 23mm f/2, 35mm f/2 and 50mm f/2 would all be a wise investment, and for travel they are again insanely small. Since you're already open to the taking an X100F with a fixed lens, with a hugely versatile focal length, I think you should embrace the simplicity of it. You will be on your dream vacation after all, you can enjoy the moments instead of worrying about your camera gear or which lens you pick. It's very freeing to travel with just 1 focal length!
  9. Welcome to the community @Joe_L! @dem know's what's up, thanks for helping!
  10. X-T2 autofocus problems

    Thank you for sharing your experience @Olibaer! Reading through all this again, it just occurred to me that the 18-55mm 'kit lens' has been manufactured in different factories in, I believe, 3 different countries over the last few years. Perhaps the later copies are not as sharp, or quality control has changed somehow? Cost cutting measures, perhaps? Hopefully it's just an isolated issue and a bad batch. My XF 18-55mm lens is a 1st generation that was bundled with an X-E1 (Early 2013), it was made in Japan. The bundle price was a bargain, and I fully expected to sell it quickly because I prefer primes, but I'll be damned if it didn't win me over. I love this lens, and it has never let me down. I will admit I haven't used it much for landscapes though, I use mine mostly for event coverage.
  11. Pounced on 50/2

    Let us know how you like it, that's one I have my eye on. I adore the other f/2 primes!
  12. X-T2 autofocus problems

    Welcome @razibus Sorry to hear about your trouble. Does this happen when using your camera on a tripod, or handheld as well? @huck222 Were you ever able to find a solution?
  13. Welcome to the community @Roger B! You should give it a try, there are good odds it will work fine. Many Canon compatible triggers worked with Fujifilm before the X-T2 and X100F came out, however with the release of those models, Fujifilm started to use one of the hot shoe pins that some Canon compatible triggers use for TTL, this may cause your triggers to not fire on shutter release. If that is the case, you might be able to still use all your other gear with a different manual-only trigger.
  14. Half cases for X-T20

    Unfortunately not, the tripod mount on the Gariz case looks to be a little off center from the lens.
  15. X-PRO HEAVY GAS ATTACK

    One of my favorite lenses! I actually prefer it over my 16-55mm f/2.8, it's always sharp and quick to focus, never seems to miss. I kind of regret the 16-55mm to be honest, it has let me down too many times.
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