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About veejaycee

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    London, UK
  • Interests
    Until I recently became ill and very unfit - working my way back - Fell and mountain walking, wild camping, cycling, fishing when I can, and of course, photography since the 1960s. Lifelong Arsenal FC supporter.

Camera Gear

  • Camera List
    X-Pro1, X-T1.
  • Lens List
    Fuji Primes, 14mm f2.8, 18mm f2, 23mm f1.4, 35mm f1.4, 60mm f2.4 90mm f2.
    Fuji zooms, 18-55mm OIS, 55-200mm OIS.
    Legacy glass, Minolta 24mm f2.8, Minolta 50mm f2, Minolta 135mm f2.8. Minolta Rokkor 58mm f1.4.
  1. Check the FW is up to date and if that doesn'r fix all the problems you should return it and stick with the 100S.
  2. Lovebirds making a home in one of our datepalms.

    A lovebird apartment block. Lovely sight.
  3. Do you perhaps have spot metering selected and in the menus another setting to combine AE spot metering with the focus point?
  4. How very humble of you. Not in the least arrogant or supercilious. I had no idea that the number of X cameras owned had a bearing on knowledge - I have 5 myself, does that me a super being too. You cannot duplicate on an X100F, problems that may have occurred an original X100 which was quite a different beast and which as you yourself point out may have been solved by firmware or newer versions of the camera over the last 6 years. They may even have introduced new problems not found on the original. You are no doubt the Messiah but you are not the only pro on this forum. What a shame you had to go all the way back to a post from 2011 on the original X100 in order to show your undoubted superiority. Welcome to the forum.
  5. X-M1 - sensor problem?

    No, it seems not from the online manual. There is the general brightness screen adjustment of course but I suppose it could be age catching up with the monitor. I'm beginning to fade a bit myself. What happens if you trust blindly to AE, do you still get vastly over/under-exposed images?
  6. X-M1 - sensor problem?

    You may have changed a menu item (setup menu) "Preview exposure/WB in manual mode"should be OFF. However, I would have thought that reset to default would have turned that off.
  7. A bit early to find advice on the new body but if it was working and no does not, I would return it to the retailer.
  8. Cashback offers

    Wex/Calumet and Park cameras doing Cashback on Fuji right now - check other outlets too.
  9. X100F or XE3?

    Agree about the joystick. Take a look at this. The XE3 (camera 2) is in front of the X100F. Swap them around by clicking camera 1 in front etc. http://camerasize.com/compare/#705,721
  10. Advice Required Please

    I can't found any triggers to suit and the Interfit triggers are for Sony/Canon/Nikon only. It may be quicker and wised to contact Interfit themselves to check if there is a workaround or likely possible update.
  11. X100F or XE3?

    Since you have the XT2, I feel the XT20 with similar layout and method of shooting would be a more common sense second body. Unless there is something other than new model GAS which inclines you towards the XE3. No doubt it is an excellent camera and it's swipe-ability for menu and settings changes may appeal to some especially those from a P&S background but personally I look on it as could have been great camera but crippled for no reason I can see (no tilt screen so even the touch focus/shoot is less useful. It's size - had it been the same as previous EX1/2 it would more easily handholdable sans grip because the XE models were 1cm wider than XT10/20 so a shame they decided to shrink it too the level of "slightly awkward to hold" for many users without additional grip. I think you will find the XT20 reduced in price with and without bundles to less that the XE3. I would certainly choose it over an X100f - it won't be quite so slim with a lens fitted but small enough to fit in a pocket with 18 or 27mm or even the 23, f2. Personally I came to Fuji partly to get away from menus so I'll stick with pro end bodies as main unit with consumer body for a very able backup/2nd body. In fact, since fitting the proper Fuji grip (as with my other bodies) to the XT20, I find myself picking it up with a prime or two or even 18-55mm instead of the double weight XT2 + 16-55 f2.8. A few reports by actual users say the XE3 definitely feels plastic by comparison to XT20 (which itself feels plastic compared to XT2/XP2). Then again, perhaps you consider that worth the sacrifice for the extra loss of weight.
  12. 59d5df9f54084_DSCF0008copy.jpg

    Nicely done, excellent composition.
  13. New firmware for XT2

    Nor me but I've only shot CH a couple of times.
  14. Upgrade dilemma - XPro2?

    Confucius say - don't do as I do - do as I tell you. Actually what I said was that I wasn't going to rush out and buy an XT2 but wait for prices to drop. After a year I was still happy with the XT1 but someone made me an offer for it at a really good price and at almost the same time I was recommended to buy a refurb from a regretful GAS sufferer at a lot less than they paid Fuji. I finished up paying out £200 + XT1 for the XT2. My advice for the 16-55 f2.8 (which still stands) was - if you are primarily a prime shooter (like me and which hints at being slightly anal about IQ) and only need zoom for such as vacations, you only need buy the 18-55mm XF or indeed the 16-50mm XC since it will be used only as occasional walkaround. It was when I was commenting on the 18-55-16-55 debate on a Fuji forum that I would only buy one if it was cheap (unlikely since they don't come up for sale much) that a forum member tipped me off about one for sale at Park cameras. It was still available at a remarkable price and after a chat with my conscience, a promise (not kept) to sell my 18-55mm and without the benefit of your councel to stand up to GAS, I succumbed. The way I look at it you owe me £430! I feel the 16-55mm f2.8 comes into its own on the 24MP sensor. On XT1 the difference with 18-55 is not obvious at any time and not really visible at f5.6 and smaller unless you're viewing at full size - except of course at 16mm or 55mm f2.8 where the gain in bokeh is definitely worth having. Whether it is worth enough to make carrying the extra size and weight is for the individual to decide. As it is, I prefer to use the XT2 and 16-55mm - maybe + 90mm f2 (both WR and Fujis 2 fastest focusing lenses). However, even this 1/2 lens outfit is sometimes too much for comfort these days and then i pick up my XT20 + 18-55 or if using primes then then again, the XT20 with 14, 23, 35, 60 (2 from 4). Having now reached my 70s and suffering from increasingly poor health I use the primes less. I walk with a stick which I leave go of to shoot but which is a nuisance if I need to swap primes and carrying more than 1 camera/lens means I would have a bag swinging around too, so you can see why the simple XT2/16-55 sans bag is close to ideal for me. I don't shoot much in wet weather now but If I am out in it, I don't want to have to take bags or covers and so on. I'm can carry the XT2 and 16-55 f2.8 as they are in average British rainfall perhaps putting it under my coat when needed. The thing is - the XT20+18-55 is half the size and weight of XT2+16-55. I'd have the XE3 rather than previous generations or XT20 but not in exchange for XP2, XT2. I do think it was a miscalculation to not include tilt screen in XE3. I'm also annoyed that Fuji made the XE3 smaller in width when I'd always pushed the EX style over XT10/20 because the small extra width made the camera thinner, much more holdable and less squat/square and than XT10/20.
  15. New firmware for XP2

    Cures the problem of XP2 freezing-up in CH mode. http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xpro2/download.html