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  1. This gives a good example of what the teleconverters with do when combined with the digital teleconverter of the X100F.
  2. I want to buy an X100F

    Farrell - I Just love the way you highlight why the full frame brick cameras don't enable aging backs to cope with the gentle task of taking pictures. I am also interested in the X100 F for its inbuilt cropping telephoto ability, especially when combined with the TCL lens added to it and the ability to put the WCL lens on making it 18 mm. When the 18 mm focal length is achieved, one could turn the pano drive on, put it on portrait orientation and using the 120 degree wide angle, take great panos which I currently achieve by using the 18-55 f2.8-4.0 zoom on my X-E1.
  3. For those lacking a bit of inspiration and a great example video production to promote a camera, the Fujifilm x100F video is great. The link is
  4. The new X-E3 manual

    For those interested in the capability of the new X-E3, the online manual gives you an idea of what it offers. The link is http://fujifilm-dsc.com/en-int/manual/x-e3/
  5. X100F non leather grip/case

    I bought a half leather case from Kenji about 5 years ago for my x100. My daughter has the camera now and the case has worn really well. She does a lot of travelling in Indonesia with its tropical climate, then 'throws' it into her luggage when she returns home and continues to upload her pics to Instagram. The case and camera have performed wonderfully in fairly trying circumstances. The cases aren't cheap, but they are good and provide a good way of holding the camera. The website is here: http://kenjileather.com/
  6. A proper retailer-Use it or lose it.

    Agreed. If the only difference between retailers is the price, then the quality of the service becomes critical, especially when you are exploring a new product or need specialised service from someone who knows their gear. Another difference I have begun to take note is how inclusive the retailer is of those who have female staff and those from a different ethnic background. The retailers in my area of Melbourne, Australia, have a reasonable mix of women and people from different backgrounds. It could be better (here), in some regards I admit, but at least I see something happening. Apparently one of the large USA retailers in New York has been taken to court on many occasions and fined for their exclusion and racist policies.
  7. House 1

  8. Jamberoo water - sort of

    Unusually dry winter in southern highlands of New South Wales, Australia resulted in this very small waterfall.
  9. Suede

    Very few people understand how difficult it is to photograph a black dog. They often become a 'blob' with no ability to see the details. I have such a dog, so well done.
  10. Chris

  11. Kirsten

    All three of my children were at home at once - a rarity as they come and go overseas at the moment.
  12. Elizabeth

  13. Urban decay #5

  14. Train crossing

  15. Train lines

    I recently bought this 18 mm lens second hand to fill in the gap between the 14 mm and 23 f.14 mm. I found I had problems managing the lens flare in 18 mm which is not the case in the 23 mm or 14 mm.
  16. Who still has a Xe1?

    Here is an example of the 18 mm. I found the issue of flares in the lens a bit of a problem shooting into the sun which is less the case on the 14 mm and 23 mm f.4. Given the subject matter, sharpness is not the main issue.
  17. Who still has a Xe1?

    Several weeks ago I bought a second hand XF 18 mm f2.0. It gave the camera a new lease of life. I much prefer using the primes at the moment on it and I'm still learning things about the camera which are buried deep within its menus.
  18. Urban decay #3

    Somethings look better for aging - be they a gate latch or even the face of those who have loved life and lived gracefully. This gate latch was in Queenscliffe, Victoria, a historic seaside town and it was due to the salt of its seaside location, that has caused it to rust profusely. The sharpness also highlights the capability of the 18-55 lens at f4.5, ISO 400. I have shaky hands and the IS was very useful.
  19. Suburban decay #1

    Not all expensive houses once started, are finished. For about 10 years this one stood uncompleted. I am not certain of the reasons for its incompletion. The usual reasons are because the builder went broke; the owner died, the owner's marriage broke up or the owner lost their money in poor investments. The block has been cleared 9 months ago. It stood on a street with multi-million dollar houses opposite it, on one of Melbourne's top 10 most expensive streets.
  20. Canon FD Adapters

    I have a Canon FD 50 lens f1.4 in perfect condition. It gives an incentive to buy one of the adapters to try out. It might save the cost of the XT 56mm f1.2.
  21. Fujijfilm X 100 F

    Hi John. Like you I still miss my x100. My daughter has been using it for the past five years without any problems after she left home and I gave it to her when I purchased a X-E1. She is now living in Indonesia and taking beautiful pictures with it, so despite concerns that it is not 'weather sealed', it still continues to perform very ably. Perhaps the solution for the aging codgers (like us) reading this is that we get two x100F bodies: one to be used as 23mm and the other with either of the two additional add on lenses that make it 18mm or 35mm. (Try explaining that to your spouse.) I am off to a 60th birthday party tomorrow and would love to have a x100 in hand as the fill in flash is brilliant; people ask if it is an old school film one and they all relax when I start snapping them.
  22. Blooming cereus.

    Gorgeous colour and softness. The pictures in the gallery have picked up in the last few days and this is one of them.