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  2. sencci

    XC 16-50mm or XC15-45mm

    Thanks! This sounds great!
  3. veejaycee

    XC 16-50mm or XC15-45mm

    No, you're not wrong. In fact I've often described the 16-50mm XC and 50-230mm XC as the ideal zooms for a prime lens shooter who only occasionally requires a zoom.
  4. sencci

    XC 16-50mm or XC15-45mm

    Thank you for your reply. I definitely do not have any more dilemmas, I think I will buy 16-50 II instead of 15-45. In the meantime, I looked this comparison of 16-50 vs 18-55 lenses: https://youtu.be/sBTawBOnZr4 Although the obvious difference between these two lenses displayed in the video might have an effect on me, I hope it will not disappoint me if I buy 16-50 however. Despite the video comparison, I still belive it's not such a difference in IQ, which is the difference in price. After a while, I'd rather buy some prime. Maybe I'm wrong?
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  6. ChrisPoole

    Latest Thoughts in 16-55?

    I agree with the above. My experience of the 16-55 has been exactly as Vic says. It remains firmly fixed to my X-T2 most of the time. I've found it every bit as good as the Nikkor 24-70 that it replaced when I changed over from Nikon to Fuji. Now and then I put the 35mm or the 60mm on just for the joy of using small and light lenses with such good performance.
  7. Bob_Boyer

    Some new landscapes

    Thanks. There's something about rendering clouds in B&W that appeals to me as well. I find I just start with the B&W conversion set at the default infrared setting and then start messing around from there. Depending on the inherent contrast - or lack thereof - in an image, the green filter setting can also be an interesting starting point. But basically, I just like messing with the sliders to see what comes out. Shifting most everything from that trip to B&W pulled my fat out of the fire big time - there literally was so little contrast and definition that there were only a couple of situations from an entire week's worth of shooting where I could even consider the images to be "no color" color.
  8. Bob_Boyer

    Adding Copyright Info to Images in Affinty?

    Thanks. I'll look into those. Never sure how that worked in PS, makes sense that an EXIF editor would enable the copyright info to be added. I do miss the days of handing off my rolls of transparency film to the lab and saying "do a clip test and run it".
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  10. veejaycee

    XC 16-50mm or XC15-45mm

    IMO the 16-50mm (or a used 18-55mm) will suit you better than the PZ lens - PZ meaning power zoom which you can never get zoomed just right. Not everyone seems as happy with the performance of this lens as the 16-50 or 18-55. There are versions I and II of the 16-50mm - referring to very slightly improved OIS - they're both good.
  11. veejaycee

    Some new landscapes

    The colour shot is excellent but the B+W landscapes have a more drama IMO and clouds look so good in BW don't they.
  12. veejaycee

    Latest Thoughts in 16-55?

    I love the 16-55 f2.8 lens. Everything you read about it being a bagful of primes is true. Obviously you don't get the same extra fast aperture but I've yet to find it comes up short for me. The IQ is really excellent - IMO better than Nikon's equivalent. The only thing you'll not get which you would with the 16mm f1.4 prime is the ability to focus really close at wide aperture for minimum DoF (and you could use a close up lens for similar effects. I kept my 14mm - it is my favourite lens for shooting IR (the 16-55 is also good hotspot-wise) and it is also my favourite for street, shot blind from waist height close up and cropped as necessary. However, it's unlikely you'll miss the extra 2mm for long I was a confirmed prime shooter and I have most of the fast Fuji primes but they've become special purpose lenses for when I need much smaller and/or faster lenses. In truth, I should sell them because since getting the 16-55 f2.8 they just don't get used. My 16-55mm f2.8 + 90mm f2 is a dream team take everywhere kit sometimes extended with the 55-200mm. The size weight might come as a shock when you take it from the box but the weight actually aids stability. I believe that pretty much everyone who has bought or tried the 16-55mm f2.8 has ended up with it glued to their camera. You'll not regret getting the 16-55mm f2.8.
  13. veejaycee

    Adding Copyright Info to Images in Affinty?

    I don't know about Affinity but there are several free standalone Exif editors if you Google. Here's one https://www.colorpilot.com/exif.html
  14. robthebruce

    Why I eventually went with the T2.

    And yet . . . I concur with K1W1-Mk2, that the x100 series provides a good all round experience. Given the size of the 24 MP sensor and the ability to do crops, it would make the need for many of my zoom uses redundant. The X100F might be upgraded with a 26 MP sensor with additional capabilities on the sensor like sensor shift, to improve the ability to crop a photo. I saw recently someone had taken a vertical panorama of the night sky of the Milky Way using 5 photos which he made into the panorama. One could do the same with the 23mm lens on the x100 which would remove the need for additional wide angles lenses on the T2. I've only recently begun to play with the Lightroom/Photoshop pano function so take my speculative comments with the grain of salt.
  15. robthebruce

    Why I eventually went with the T2.

    After a near four week trip through northern Spain, southern England and the west coast of Ireland, I found just using the 18-55 f2.8-4.0 nearly perfect for all my needs. Occasionally a 20 mm was handy for interior pictures and a telephoto/zoom for close ups, especially when at sea approaching islands like off the coast of Ireland or landscapes. I used to have the T2 with the zoom hanging diagonally across my chest so by the time it was turned on and up to my eye, I had the scene roughly composed and taken. Since returning I have bought the 16-55 f2.8 just to give a bit more wide angle and faster speed at 55 when needed. The bird below was with the 50-140 zoom at 140mm. The puffins were also at 140mm. I think this one below was with the 18-55 mm.
  16. Hello everyone. I am looking for backup camera (have dslr Nikon D7100), for everyday (mostly) street photography camera. I decided to buy body Fujifilm X-T20. I know that the prime lenses are the best, and also know that zoom lenses like 18-55 mm and 16-55 mm are one of the best. But I'm limited by the budget and I want to choose between the two cheapest zoom lens kit for now. I'll be upgrading later. I'am new in world of mirrorless. But I have read many positive reviews for Fujinon kit lenses, like they are much better than a Nikon or Canon kit lens. So for comparison purposes, can I expect (at the least) that they are as good as eg. Tamron 17-50 mm lens (I use on dslr) , regarding focusing, sharpness, distortion, etc ..? According to the their specifications, 15-45mm is smaller and lighter (it is good), but I am not sure about OIS PZ - whether it is an advantage or a disadvantage of this lens (faster battery consumption, each time pulling out, etc.) Any useful informations? So, what budget lens is better to buy with X-T20: XC 16-50mm OIS II or XC 15-45mm OIS PZ? Thanks,
  17. Bob_Boyer

    L'architecture de la pluie - Compagnie Kunal Ranchod

    Nice dance images, Eric. Do you shoot for the companies professionally?
  18. Bob_Boyer

    Some new landscapes

    A couple of views of Tracy Arm and the inner passage from our 40th anniversary Alaskan cruise last month. Also, a couple of views from a hillside above Lake Watauga in upper East Tennessee on the North Carolina border. 14mm and 18-55 for all of these. Still having fun with B&W sliders in Affinity, especially where contrast is next to nothing.
  19. If another mint or excellent-plus 16-55/2.8 shows up in KEH's shop, I'd be tempted to swap my 14 and 18-55 for it. I used a 21 on my G2 Contax for years so obviously the 14 provides the same function but the 24 mm length always seemed to work a little better for me when I was working with Nikon and Canon film cameras. Hence my interest in the 16-55, which is as close as I've yet seen to my ideal (and almost mythical) 24-105/2.8 lens. I would add that I don't have the funds to just purchase it or the 16 prime outright, so I'd have to trade. Latest thoughts and experiences? And I'll add that I am certainly am happy to stick with my current combo for walking around since I have a body for each lens.
  20. Hi Rob, that path sounds vaguely familiar, though I've never been able to completely move away from having some sort of lens length selection - hence my now departed X20. The jump from the X20 to the XE-1's larger sensor was pretty amazing. While I'm not chasing the latest sensor and as a former 4x5 shooter both my XE-1 and XT-1 process plenty fast enough, I can see where folks might not like the XE-1's lack of speed compared to newer versions. I found the XT-1 and XE-1 combo with a 14 and 18-55 a very nice combo on a recent trip to Alaska. Fast and intuitive when set to aperture priority exposure and autofocus.
  21. Anyone know a way to add the copyright info to the EXIF data - or otherwise - using Affinity? I know how it's done in PS, just not seeing anything in Affinity other than (apparently) unchangeable "N/A" listings in the EXIF data display for an image that's open in the software. Pretty likely that I'm missing something, so wanted to check. Many thanks!
  22. Hi, A good choice, I've had two now and they're brilliant little cameras. Get yourself a 40mm UV filter and a pinch clip lenscap (a standard sized 40.5 mm will fit). Stick it on Program mode and then use it. I've printed canvas prints at 20x15 without any issues
  23. ericdraven

    Happy Canada Day

    Happy Canada Day Happy Canada Day! by David Wong, on Flickr
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  25. I recently bought and X30. I know I’m a couple of years late but so far I love the X30. I have a lot of learning to do and when I get lucky enough on my settings, the camera produces amazing photos. First time shooting with a camera like this also. Coming from a Canon T3 and GoPro. It has everything that I need and don’t need. I love it overall. Only con in opinion is the On/Off mechanism. Could have thought that out different but very unique.
  26. Hi, I made an account just to comment on your post. I just purchased a used X100Tt on eBay and it has the same problem, except the tint is blue. I looked it up and it seems many people have had issues with their X100 series EVF’s having tints, but very few can explain it. Fuji has said nothing on the topic. Even the Xpro-1 and Xpro-2 have blueish EVF’s Did you manage to speak to Fujifilm on the matter? Is it a real bug or were there defective EVF’s?
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