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  1. DanBailey


    @Ianmac Thanks so much for taking the time to comment my Fuji ebook, I really appreciate your feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed X SERIES UNLIMITED and found it to be a valuable resource, even for your X-T10. That's a great camera, and even it lacks certain functions and performance features found on the X-T2, the creative functionality between these two cameras is still very much the same. That's the really cool thing about the Fuji cameras, and it's one of the main factors that led me to write this guide. All of the models share some very common DNA. Have fun with your Fuji! I hope the book inspires you to try some new things and helps you create some great photographs!
  2. DanBailey

    Free X Series Tips and Tricks Guide

    @farrell The link above goes to my website. Or at least it should...
  3. DanBailey

    Free X Series Tips and Tricks Guide

    @Big T Thanks Tom, I hope you enjoy the guide. And I'm 49 yrs young and I'm still learning too. @Dr.S The tips in this free guide reflect the firmware updates through the time of publication, which was April 2016. I recently released a full Fuji guide called X SERIES UNLIMITED, which details all the current settings and features for all the different models and encompasses the latest firmware updates.
  4. Hi everyone, I just want to let you guys know that I recently released a comprehensive Fuji eBook called X SERIES UNLIMITED. It's a 50K word, 329-page eBook that's designed to teach Fuji users everything you need to know in order to gain mastery and achieve maximum performance with your X series camera. Although the Fuji cameras have a classic, traditional look on the outside, they're incredible capable machines that have an incredible array of features and settings packed inside. However, the manual doesn't always tell you exactly how to use the settings in real life. That's why I wrote this book. In my guide, I cover nearly every single setting and feature for all the models, and explain in detail how and when you can use them in actual shooting situations. My goal for the book was to help you understand everything you Fuji can do so you can get the most from your camera. My goal was to help people achieve the same level of technical and creative liberation I enjoy when I'm out shooting with my Fujis. If anyone is interested in the book, I've created a special discount code for Fuji X Series forum members. Visit this page to see more information about the book and use code FUJIXSERIES and you'll save 25% on the book.
  5. DanBailey

    Free X Series Tips and Tricks Guide

    @Big T Thanks Tom, I hope you enjoy the guide. And I'm 49 yrs young and I'm still learning too.
  6. @Dismason I looked at your gallery, those are great hockey photos!! And I agree, the Fuji 35mm is one of my favorite lenses too. Keep up the good work!
  7. As most of us already know, the Fuji image files look awesome. To be fair, image files from any camera these days will look really good, but there's something really special about the way the Fujifilm X Series cameras portray color and tone. While the Fuji image processors play a part in this, much of the Fuji mojo is due to the X-Trans sensor. With its proprietary non-Bayer pattern design, the X-Trans sensor reproduces color in a unique way that's different from the way it's done in just about every other digital camera. In my search to figure out what's really going on here, it occurred to me, (and was verified by a few of the Fuji reps and engineers), that the X-Trans sensor is actually very "film-like." It's much more so than most other sensors, and this is no accident. In designing the X-Trans sensor, the Fuji engineers looked back as much as they looked forward. Trying to preserve the heritage and legacy of traditional photography, they designed the "random" array on the X-Tran sensor so that it resembles the randomness of film. As we know, film was essentially silver halide glitter that was poured into a bowl of jelly and smeared onto a plastic base. There was nothing "regular" about the way grain looked in film, and although the X-Trans sensor isn't totally random, it does closely match the look of actual film grain, especially when it comes to the distribution of the green sensitive pixels. Compare that with an actually cross section of Autochrome Lumiere film from the early 1900s. It's amazing how close the pattern looks to the X-Trans sensor pattern. Also, compare the two image below, one is a scan from a Velvia slide, and the other is JPEG file from the X-T2. You can see an expanded version of this topic on my blog, along with more image examples. I've even got a side by side comparison of the grain in ACROS next to the old T-MAX 3200 film. I'm fascinated by this idea, let me know your thoughts! Below: An enlargement of the grain on an original Fujifilm Velvia slide film image. Below: An enlargement of an X-T2 JPEG file.
  8. It should. I've used Nikon flashes in the hot shoe of my X-T2 and it works fine. Your Yongnuo trigger is talking to the other flashes, which is separate from the camera. In effect, the X-T2 is out of the loop, except for just firing the initial flash, or in your case, trigger. That in turn, triggers the other lights. As long as you can get a flash signal from the X-T2, any trigger or combination of flashes and triggers should work in manual mode.
  9. The new NP-126S batteries for the X-T2 are pretty much identical as the old ones, with one exception- they've been designed to dissipate heat a little better for shooting 4K video. When I got my X-T2, I just threw the battery in the drawer with all of my other NP-126 batteries, and use it interchangeably without much thought. If you're shooting lots of 4K video, you'd definitely want the new NP-126S, but if not, you'll probably have fine results with good generic batteries. I use older NP-126 batteries in my X-T2 all the time with no problem or loss of performance.
  10. The X70 does indeed come with its own charger, but you can use any USB cable. I've charged it (the battery) from the wall, car, solar panels, computer and external battery pack.
  11. DanBailey

    Free X Series Tips and Tricks Guide

    @excalibur2811 Thanks, glad you enjoyed my guide! What do you like to shoot?
  12. DanBailey

    travels with my fuji

    @peterjones Nice! I like this collection. India might be the most awesome place in the world to do street photography. I really like the portrait of the two girls and the striking side profile of the woman just above- that one has such amazing tonality and moment.
  13. DanBailey

    Free X Series Tips and Tricks Guide

    Hi @Rachel, thanks for downloading my guide. I hope you find it useful! What kind of photography do you like to shoot?
  14. DanBailey

    Free X Series Tips and Tricks Guide

    Thanks @MarcoDebiasi. Don't think of it like an eBook, think of it as a PDF manual. @Custy T Mode is one of the more useful features on the X Series cameras, although it's not always clear to people what it does. @mikescri Thanks for putting this idea forward, I'd love it if the guide were easily available to newcomers. I'm glad you think it's worth of flagging.