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  3. veejaycee

    XC 16-50mm or XC15-45mm

    Go for the new XT20 + 16-50mm XC. At modest apertures you'll not see much difference. Then build up your primes.
  4. veejaycee

    x-Pro2 Update 5.0

    What do you mean by a manual update? You can't pick and choose which parts of the update if that's what you mean but why would you. I believe the latest brings the AF into line with that of the XT2 and adds the ability to name folders.
  5. Stella Dog

    x-Pro2 Update 5.0

    Is there a manual update for this? They give us new features and we can hunt around for them but sometimes not really understand what and where?
  6. sencci

    XC 16-50mm or XC15-45mm

    Finally, I have to make a decision between the X-T20 + 16-50II (new) and the X-T10 + 18-55 (used). Although the 18-55 is slightly a better lens, but the X-T20 without a dilemma is a better and new body, what do you think is the better final choice?
  7. misty345

    Which Travel Camera?

    I started traveling in January 2011 and have done so most years since. 2 trips with a DSLR, (one of the smaller type available) convinced me I needed some thing easily carried 24/7. In mid 2012 bought the Fuji X10. Brilliant camera and virtually no missed opportunities due to it`s portability. Bought an X30 when it was released. Took me about a year to completely retire the X10. Just what I was used to, plus the X30 seemed a lot bulkier. I still have the X10, but is just kept as a reserve. The X30 is the better camera over all. I nearly always use auto mode and auto focus so the camera is ready for instant use. I find Artuk`s comments very accurate re need for zoom. It is essential as are the auto settings so you can get the item of interest quickly and efficiently before the opportunity is lost. I consider my type of travel photography to be like street photography, but is continuous for the months while living and traveling . The camera has to be ready for quick use 100% of the time. With a DSLR, half the time I would not have it with me, and if I did it would invariably have the wrong lens on. The X10/X30 are top class travel cameras, with the X30 having the edge. Their are more modern cameras out there, and probably better, but factor in the expense, then I find I will be keeping both cameras for years to come. https://www.flickr.com/photos/misty3/
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  9. robthebruce

    Little rain in Arizona … and voila!

    It is beautiful and amazing how the flowers come out around the perimeter of the top.
  10. Thanks for the reply! I’m actually feeling comfortable taking it apart. I’m wondering what cleaner to use on the sensor and possibly the low pass filter. I also think it looks like it’s on one of lens elements the way it repeats. Hopefully I can get at them!
  11. Sorry to hear about your mishap. What country are you living in? There might be someone within driving distance who has electronic skills to help you pull it apart. Another alternative would be to start a crowd funding request to get a replacement one second hand. There might be some kind soul who has a x100 and doesn't really use it or need it who is willing to sell it to you very cheaply. The upside of having Fujifilm clean and rebuild it would be that it should return like a new one. Mine had the sticky shutter problem on the x100 original and was returned cleaned in a way which I could never achieve myself. It was worthwhile just to get Fujifilm to clean the camera.
  12. Ostravaczech

    Little rain in Arizona … and voila!

    Mammillaria cactus (?)
  13. Sooo, my X100T took a bath in a river. I let it dry out for a few days, and amazingly it works. However it’s got a couple problems. First there’s a few spots showing up on some photos. It seems like shooting landscapes with a smaller aperture causes the spot to show up. The Lens was fogged up for awhile but finally cleared up. I’m guessing this might be something from the dried condensation on a lens element. Second, there is sometimes a darker area showing up on some photos in lower light. It’s in the upper left center of the photo. The two problems might be related. I don’t know for sure. It’s less noticeable in bright light and almost nonexistent in macro I sent it in to the Fujifilm repair center and the cost of repair is the price of a used replacement: $750. I don’t have the money so am contemplating disassembly and cleaning. I figure I don’t have anything to lose by trying to clean it. I looked online and found a tutorial with steps to take it apart. It looks straightforward (but not easy). I’d like to clean the sensor, low-pass filter, and the lens elements if possible. What would you recommend for cleaning each piece? I’m not sure what they’re made of and what will work on each. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks!
  14. sencci

    XC 16-50mm or XC15-45mm

    Thanks! This sounds great!
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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".
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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  27. 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,
  28. Bob_Boyer

    L'architecture de la pluie - Compagnie Kunal Ranchod

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