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    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.

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    X-Pro1, X-T1.
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    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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. The screen has auto-gain so it will brighten/darken as necessary to enable you to see the scene and focus. If (as it seems) you are working in manual exposure go into the menu user/screen settings to find "preview WB/exposure in manual mode" and turn it on. This is true wysiwyg (what you see is what you get). As farrell says - you may want to try either shutter priority where you set the shutter speed (put aperture on A) and camera sets (what it decides is) the correct aperture or aperture priority where you set the aperture (put shutter on A) and camera sets shutter speed. You can still favour more or less exposure via the + - ev dial. Also, even in manual exposure mode where you set aperture and shutter there is still ISO to consider - if you have that set to auto then it too will try to give a correct exposure so for full manual exposure, set that to a given value.
  7. veejaycee

    HELP! I can shoot pics but not vid

    Best Sandisk card for 4K is Extreme Pro HC II 300MB/s rather than 95MB/s. However that certainly won't stop you shooting HD movies (and if you don't have a 4K screen/TV it's wasted anyway). Just shoot 1080/29.97P in stead of 4K. I have the XT2 but use the XT20 which seems an easier setup. I just set up my XT2 and tried it. Here's my setup for the XT2. Vic Aah we cross posted. I wonder what the problem was. Anyway, full speed ahead - lets see some results.
  8. veejaycee

    HELP! I can shoot pics but not vid

    I assume you have the mode dial (top left) turned to movie and have set the frame rate etc in the menus? You need to say what you have done so far and maybe someone can spot the non-deliberate mistake. I've recently just taken my first video but used my XT20 as it seemed easier. Lots of stuff on the net.
  9. veejaycee

    Weird Noise X-T10 When Turned Off

    Do you have "Pre AF" switched on maybe? This keeps the lens focusing. The OIS can also make a sound and if you have the camera set to "Clean sensor at switch off" (and maybe also at switch on) then you might hear that too, but for only a short time. Which lens or is it all lenses? Vic
  10. veejaycee

    Haleakala Landscape

    That's quite a stunner!
  11. This XT2 FW updates from both the 4.0 and 4.1 - and previous of course. XT2 http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xt2/index.html X-H1 http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/xh1/index.html
  12. veejaycee

    First images from X-T20

    You're always using a film sim even it's STD as mine is but raw discards it. Front switch to M and use back button focus (AFL). Set the colour and type of highlight in AF-MF setting, page 2 MF assist - peak. Once you've set up that you can use the rear control wheel (press - also press and turn) to cycle through - standard vf, magnified VF, split image and peaking.
  13. It appears the T and F are the same but the S uses the same protector as the original X100. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Expert-Shield-Lifetime-Guarantee-Protector/dp/B00CWF63S4?th=1
  14. Currently have 7 camera bags of various types and sizes starting at a small 1ltr up to a twin DSLR system backpack and the same number of climbing, walking, camping rucksacs built up over the last 30 years - all are from the same maker - Lowepro. Not glamorous, in fact quite ordinary looking but the most practical system ever imo. Many accessories fit all the bags including the dividers.
  15. veejaycee

    First images from X-T20

    Glad you're liking it. If you shoot raw and jpg, choose a BW sim and red focus peaking for MF. It shows up better.