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    Beautiful photo
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    x-t10

    Sorry did not realise that. Was wondering about the pros and cons of x-t1 versus x-t10. Will wait until later this month early July and ask again.
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    HDR from bracketed shots

    David, Thanks for your informative article.
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    HDR from bracketed shots

    On the x-e1 it is 3 separate photos. If there is a person in the photo you see the three different positions. When converting to HDR this creates ghosts which can be removed using software settings when making the HDR combinations.
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    HDR from bracketed shots

    The xe-1 has a choice of bracketing options [+/-1, +/-2/3. +/-1/3) and I have taken effective HDR hand held while travelling. In fact I leave the bracketing on and take 3 shots most of the time when travelling unless the circumstances are most inappropriate for this. You don't have to convert all brackets to HDR - just the ones where there would be a better or alternative image of you do process the images using HDR. I always use RAW.
  6. Just back from a trip to South America where I used the 18-55 and 55-200. There were days in a Costa Rican national park I would have liked at least a 300mm option and the opportunity to get closer to wildlife in touristy locations. But these served me well and the 35mm stayed in the bag. However an 18-135 would have made some days simpler - I would not have needed to take my camera bag. Back in my film days and early dslr days (before obtaining a 18-200) I used a 24-120 on my nikons for these types of situations when you had to go with the flow. So yes I will seriously consider an 18-135 when needing a walk around lens in tourist situations.
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    Newbie here.

    Great images, Phil. I left a comment on your shot of the little boy with the car above his head. What adapter (s) did you use for your Nikon glass? David
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    He's Been Framed.

    Hi Viv Have just had a look at your flick'r site. What wonderful photos - each one superb. Magnificent colours. Do you do anything special in post processing to get these colours, or are they straight out of the camera like the squirrel above. David
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    size of JPEG

    I just took a look through a series of pictures I took recently and the jpgs range from 4.1 mb to 7.6 mb in size - similar to arnold_w and not all that far removed from eggwah123. I am sure if I keep looking the extremities will be further challenged in my photos. Thus a variation of the magnitude the OP has experienced would not be abnormal. David
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    Portraits

    Lovely shots of a beautiful little girl. Thanks for sharing, Viv. David
  11. I think Zeevparush's tests put all the arguments to bed. These confirm the subjective impression I have been getting from the moment I first used my x-e1 last year. I have never been able to achieve this quality before and am deliriously happy, but very bored by this overstating the iso nonsense. I am sure other manufacturers will come up with technologies which will trump Fuji (they may already have done so) and I am sure there are existing cameras, not Fujis, which will do a better job for the kind of photography other people are involved with. This is a good thing. Thank goodness we have a choice. Apologies Kiwi, but there is even the Df. Seriously, for my type of photography, typical Fuji drawbacks such as slow AF in some conditions do not matter - but this is an important consideration for others. I like the superb jpgs which my camera produces and the additional flexibility provided to choose the RAW image when I want to really test out the reserves of detail embedded in my images. It's all a case of getting on with and being excited by our mutual love of photography and all things photographic. David
  12. Great shots Rory. I have a 35mm and am delighted with it. But this thread has interested me in a 27mm as well if a good deal and some available funds coincide soon. I like the comments about its size and obvious excellent optical quality. David
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    X20 vs DSLR

    Great shots on both cameras, Morpheme. Despite the poor weather for the x-e1, the photos you made in the conditions are superb. You also play to the strengths of the x-20. David
  14. well Mklives, I think Photogirl's images are beautiful and your comments boorish and rude. David
  15. I'm an Aussie. Being an ex-schoolie, it is second nature to watch my singulars, plurals, possessive cases, gerunds and the like. Sorry to be pedantic, but this was irresistible.
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