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  2. Selling my gears to fund an upcoming Japan trip. I'm new here but have ~200 positive feedbacks on ebay under the same username. Up for grab is the legendary 23mm f/1.4 for Fujifilm X cameras. Agreed by both general concensus and...DPreview as the best prime lens for general use (https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/buying-guide-best-lenses-for-fujifilm-mirrorless-cameras) This thing is an optical do-all, small and light, optically excellent lens but I guess you know that already. Condition is 9/10. Pretty much like new except for 3 tiny EXTERNAL scratches (pictured) that can only be spotted when you pick up the lens and have a very close look at it. Comes with stock lens cap, back cap and the tulip hood. View: original size View: original size View: original size FREE GIFT INCLUDED! I will throw in a Gordy's leather strap with neck pad that priced for $50. Price is $550 + $29 worldwide shipping, you pay paypal fees. 2/ X-T1 body: Might still just be the best value in the entire Fuji body lineup. 9/10 condition as well, rubber all intact, comes with 1 after market battery and the stock flash unit, plus the bigger and better eyecup. Only flaw I can spot is a scratch at one corner. Brand new, recently purchased body cap. View: original size View: original size View: original size Price is $350+ $29 worldwide shipping, you pay paypal fee Shipping will be from Vietnam (recently moved back from SF) with Federal post, tracking number, insurance is available if you pay for it). Arrival days = 9-14 If you buy all two, I will throw in an ONA Bowery bag, 6/10 condition but hey it's usable and retails for $150++. I can film videos with all items to make sure you know what you're getting as well. NO TRADES please. Contact me here or via trung.td.nguyen [at] gmail dot com
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  4. I sent the camera to Fuji repair service. I was lucky because my camera was in the last two months warranty. They fix mine for free. Good luck!
  5. I'm curious what happened with yours, I have the same issue now. I got quotes from Fuji for $380-700. Ridiculous methinks. See my post "Xpro 2 EVF repair issue".
  6. My 2 year old XPro 2 has developed an issue with a blob in the middle of the EVF which is not shown in the OVF. I'd live with it if it wasn't right in the middle of the frame. I sent the camera to Edison for repair and my first quote was $700. After phoning them the quote went down to $380 because they could use a "junk" or used EVF to fix the problem. I m a 30 year photography/cinematography professional. I own 5 X lenses. I shot Fuji still film professionally, i'e provia, velvia for many years and also used their motion picture film on several feature films. I was also featured in the X magazine #4 for work I did with my first Xpro (which still works perfectly I might ad). I find this repair quote absurd for a 2 year old camera in which I did not create the problem and think its a lousy way to treat a long time professional customer. A one year warranty for repair on what is supposed to be a robust professional camera is disgusting.
  7. Last week
  8. Reviewing these posts has prompted me to shoot some more desktop macros with my long-idle 60.
  9. Accordimg paper user-manual p.12-13 , 42 items can be shown on the lcd. Item 9 is date-and-time. I have never seen date-and-time on my lcd. How can i zee date-and-time (and more) ?
  10. Now you have confirmation from Fujifilm Manila that the lens is faulty, Why not contact the dealer in the U.S. and see what they will do about it?
  11. Be very careful! I purchased an X-Mount lens in the USA whilst traveling. I live in The Philippines. When I returned home the lens would not work. I contacted FujiFilm and they instructed me to bring the lens to their service center in Manila. 4 days later I get a call that informed that the mount assembly was faulty (remember this was still brand new in the packaging) and was probably a manufacturing issue. The repair would cost xxxxxxx. I asked "Why would the repair cost anything? This is new, in the box." The answer, they will only honor a warranty on Fujifilm equipment if the equipment is purchased and submitted for repair in the same country. It seems incredible that FujiFilm as a global company, sell and position their products globally. But will only warranty equipment when it is purchased in the Philippines. Equipment is all manufactured in a single location, distributed globally but only warranted locally. My brand new lens, purchased whilst traveling in the USA, was faulty out of the box. Yet I am now having to pay to get a factory defect repaired. I have no choice but hope others reading this post become aware and make their purchasing decisions appropriately with this knowledge.
  12. Be very careful! I purchased an X-Mount lens in the USA whilst traveling. I live in The Philippines. When I returned home the lens would not work. I contacted FujiFilm and they instructed me to bring the lens to their service center in Manila. 4 days later I get a call that informed that the mount assembly was faulty (remember this was still brand new in the packaging) and was probably a manufacturing issue. The repair would cost xxxxxxx. I asked "Why would the repair cost anything? This is new, in the box." The answer, they will only honor a warranty on Fujifilm equipment if the equipment is purchased and submitted for repair in the same country. It seems incredible that FujiFilm as a global company, sell and position their products globally. But will only warranty equipment when it is purchased in the Philippines. Equipment is all manufactured in a single location, distributed globally but only warranted locally. My brand new lens, purchased whilst traveling in the USA, was faulty out of the box. Yet I am now having to pay to get a factory defect repaired. I have no choice but hope others reading this post become aware and make their purchasing decisions appropriately with this knowledge.
  13. Taken with the 23 f1.4 and Pro-Neg Hi simulation.
  14. robthebruce

    Grass

    Taken with the XT2, and 50-140 f2.8 zoom.
  15. robthebruce

    Grass

    Grass around the pump shed. Across + R filter
  16. robthebruce

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    Found in an old pump shed in the grounds of a property I was staying at.
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  19. I do not own the XF 60mm f/2.4 but I hope my two cents of advice will be useful anyway. The cumulative impression I have from Internet reviews/users is that the XF 60mm f/2.4 is optically really good, with a sharpness that meets and possibly exceeds anything but the most demanding requirements (read: compulsory pixel peeping). Personally, I also judge its bokeh to be very pleasing. From what I have seen, I slightly prefer it to those of the XF 90mm f/2 (by a small margin) and of XF 80mm f/2.8 (by a larger margin). The fact that this lens is small, light, and cheap makes it an excellent choice unless one 'really' needs fast AF (by the way, lens and camera firmware have somewhat improved its AF performance; not as good as other XF lenses, but better than when it was released) or 1:1 magnification. About the latter, I think that 1:1 magnification is often an overrated requirement, especially on the APS-C format where a 1:2 magnification can already fills the frame a lot. From my experience with an adapted 1:2 macro lens, I judge that (with the exception of 'insect portraiture', watch and jewellery macro, and few other cases) most typical subjects would 'spill' over the frame by using 1:1 magnification in APS-C. So, while 1:1 is nice to have, I am not sure if it is really a must for everyone. I hope this will help you and have a good light!
  20. 1.5x is certainly enough but I believe the magnification on this particular lens is only 0.5x.
  21. I have 10mm and 16m tubes - never used either of them. The 1.5X mag is enough for me for things as small as greenfly which is plenty for me and no fiddling with tubes meaning a change of focus distance. If you go to here you'll find the various mags and focus distances: https://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/accessories/pdf/mcex_01.pdf
  22. The camera in use is irrelevant to the focusing speed;it is native to the lens. I have the x-tube set but have never used it. As to the X-value with the MCEX-16, I think Fuji Global or Fuji USA would have that available, but someone else here may able to help you with that.
  23. I shoot an XT2 and XE2 and thinking of getting the 60mm 2.4 Macro as it appears to be heavily discounted @ $399. I understand that auto-focus speed is sub-par, otherwise it's sharp. According to the description for the lens it was designed specifically for the XPro series. Would the slow focus be a result of using it on cameras other than the Xpro? I'm curious to know how of others experience using it on the XT2. Also, I have a Fuji extension MCEX-16 which I assume I can use on the lens. What magnification would that give me as a result? thank you
  24. Sakura in Hokkaido, Japan
  25. I would like to ask for forgiveness from the forum members for asking the question about focussing, and err,... what I thought was the lack of. I have made a rather obvious error. I am travelling and using my iPad Pro and the Fuji app to transfer the JPEG images via wi-if, from my X100F to my iPad. What I missed was the correct setting. Like a fool, I had the app set to ‘resize’ images to a phone, hence the very low resolution images I was getting and their apparent lack of sharpness. I was trying to display on my 12.5’ iPad Pro, an image of too low a resolution to give a sharp image. As soon as I changed settings in camera, I was able to re-import those JPEG images and have sharp JPEG images to work with. I feel foolish for not having realized my error prior to asking the group members what the problem may be. As usual, it is a classic case of “User Error”.
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