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About ChrisPoole

  • Birthday 12/24/1946

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  • Location
    Gloucester, England
  • Interests
    Most aspects of photography but in particular street photography and pictures suitable for libraries.

Camera Gear

  • Camera List
    Fujifilm XT-2, Fujifilm XPro-1,Fujifilm X100T, Fujifilm XE1 (infra red converted)
  • Lens List
    35, 60, 10-34, 16-55, 50-140,100-400

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  1. 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.
  2. ChrisPoole

    X100F with 15-45mm?

    Thank you Vic. Fascinating. I'm most grateful for the insights.
  3. ChrisPoole

    X100F with 15-45mm?

    I like this image Vic. Could you add a brief word about exposure and processing info?
  4. ChrisPoole

    Which Travel Camera?

    I did a trip abroad recently and took an X100T and an X-T2 with 60mm and 35mm lenses. I found it very compact (easily in Billingham cabin bag). The combination covered all of my needs for library images and family stuff.
  5. I enjoyed reading about your progression with the X series Rob. Mine was similar. I started with an XPro1 (which I still have), moved on to an XT1and eventually to an XT2 which I find to be exactly right for my needs, performs brilliantly and handles so well even with a heavy lens attached. Like you somewhere along the way I fell for an X100 (a T). Which now goes just about everywhere with me. For a lengthy trip to Malta a couple of years ago I took the XT2 and the X100T. Dont remember which lenses. Attached image I see was with the 60mm. I probably had the 16-55 and the 50-140 too. The kit was light enough and compact enough to fit in hand luggage and did everything I wanted in Malta.
  6. ChrisPoole

    Lens Advice

    I have to agree with Vic. I, too, have a 16-55 attached to an X-T2 which is my preferred combination for much of what I do - especially street/stock photography. It is a heavy lens and rather bulky but not nearly as weighty as the 24-70 Nikkor on a full frame Nikon which were my go-to options until I switched to the X-series. I've found it's a lens that easily matches its Nikkor equivalent in image quality.
  7. My three-year old Nissin i40 unit has suddenly stopped powering up. The UK distributor tells me that such a fault would cost more or as much to repair as replacing it. I do find a small unit like the i40 very useful and am thinking of buying another but have read about the similar, slightly more powerful Metz M400. I wonder if anyone has experience of using the Metz?
  8. ChrisPoole

    Infrared photography with an X20

    Stunning images Vic. I see what you mean about the 14mm. I've found the notorious hotspot issue with most of my Fujinon lenses. The 10-24mm seems OK (just).
  9. ChrisPoole

    Infrared photography with an X20

    I used IR filters on the lens for a while having used Kodak IR film with 35mm cameras some years ago. But I now use a converted XE1 for IR photography too. I bought the used camera for £200 I think but paid rather more than Vic to have it converted in the UK (about £300 as I recall). I enjoy the results - although have yet to achieve the high standards of the lovely images in Vic's gallery. This crumbling tower was in the dead cities of Syria probably taken with a Nikon on IR film and scanned. If only I'd had my converted XE1 for that trip. Chris
  10. I'm hoping that iShoot will produce one. I've used them on all my Fufis so far - they allow portrait format mounting on a tripod along the centre line rather than off to one side. A little more stable, especially when using a light travel tripod.
  11. ChrisPoole

    The QButton/Menu

    I use the Q button often on all four of my cameras (XE1,XT2,XPro1 and X100T). I do find that I sometimes press it accidentally when using the X100T in portrait format. I've read somewhere that a thumb rest can help to prevent this.
  12. ChrisPoole

    X-T2 depth of field issues

    Thank you all for these helpful observations. I do wear reading glasses Vic which I've been using to double-up for screen work. The simple test of leaning closer to the screen does reveal the RAW as less fuzzy to my eye on my iMac. I'm starting to feel the same about the 16-55 Christopher. The problem I'm struggling with, though, is that I do like the range of that lens (nicely replacing a 24-70 Nikkor in full frame Nikon days) and it seemed fine to me on my X-T1. As it does, by the way, on my XPro1). All of which does rather confirm some of the comments above. That said, I'm much enjoying the speed and agility of the X-T2. I'm grateful for the time and trouble people have taken to look at this for me.
  13. ChrisPoole

    X-T2 depth of field issues

    Here,I hope, is a link to a typical RAF from my X-T2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/8125bubeaqc9e01/DSCF1501.raf?dl=0 and here is a link to the JPEG straight from slot 2 of my X-T2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/g7a0fncy8u42il3/DSCF1501.jpg?dl=0 Keeping my fingers crossed that I've understood Dropbox and that these images are now visible to you here.
  14. ChrisPoole

    X-T2 depth of field issues

    Had a look at Dropbox. I'm not happy about giving so much information (including credit card details) for a so-called free trial. I accept this means I can't show the forum the fuzzy RAW images problem. But thank you to Vic for the suggestion. I'd still value any thoughts even though I can't demonstrate the problem.
  15. ChrisPoole

    X-T2 depth of field issues

    Thank you for this advice Vic. I'll look into Dropbox.