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  1. Hi everyone, Thank you all for your useful information that you have given to me in the past. I've decided I'm only going to take one camera body which is the XT1 with me to Thailand next week. My main question is which three or four lenses would you choose out of this list to take with you: XF 16mm f/1.4 XF 23mm f/1.4 XF 35mm f/1.4 XF 56mm f/1.2 XF 90mm f/2 XF 50-140mm f/2.8 I would like to dabble in some street photography, landscape, portraits and architectural shots. Any helpful tips will be kindly appreciated thanks. Would it also be worth taking my Nissin i40 flashgun and tripod? Plus I'll be going to a fight whilst in Bangkok, and I don't know which settings and lens to use for this as I'll be ringside. Kind regards, Paul
  2. Thank you for the replies everyone. I have the XF 16mm, 23, 35, 56 and 90mm. I thought the addition of a zoom would be a good idea. I rarely use the 18 or 27mm these days.
  3. Hi everyone, I'm looking to become a wedding photographer full-time. I had my first wedding in July of this year, which went really well. I mainly used the XT1 and XPro-1 on the day as I was having problems with my Canon at the time. In the end I sold my Canon gear and have never looked back. I'm thinking of selling the XF 18mm and XF 27mm, so I can put the money towards the XF 50-140mm. Would this be a wise decision? This would be my first zoom lens on the X system as I mainly use primes. The OIS looks really appealing to me especially under low light conditions. Would any of you recommend this lens? Kind regards, Paul
  4. I think I'll try and grab a copy of f2 freelance photographer from a whsmith in town sometime. I've heard a lot of good things about this magazine too!
  5. Hi Jeremy and thank you for such an in depth answer. To be honest with you I'm still not sure what my final set up will be on the day. Currently only have a backpack and a small shoulder bag. Was thinking of purchasing a larger shoulder bag like a Billingham but I'll wait and see. Buying the above lenses and a three legged tripod at the moment to reduce the weight of my gear on the day. Another problem is I'll have my Canon 5D Mark II to take on the day also. This will most likely be in my backpack for now along with a couple of L series lenses. Not only that I'll probably need to get faster sdhc cards for my Fujifilm bodies. I'm really excited about my first wedding shoot and so are my clients. One day I'll have the perfect set up, and I'll let you all know about it in future discussions and blogs. Jeremy what you said so far about the lenses with which bodies makes perfect sense to me. Once again thank you for the comment!
  6. Decided to drop both Photo Professional and Advanced Photographer for Cameracraft instead! The other two publications have lost their way and become too repetitive. Seeing no more ads will be a bonus. Thanks for the tip!
  7. I'm thinking of getting the XF 16mm F/1.4 first for now. As the architecture in this city is amazing. I must get a few shots under my belt before I leave Glasgow. But I will get the XF 56mm F/1.2 shortly afterwards. My camera gear is getting a long overdue update before my first wedding shoot.
  8. Don't worry I have still kept my Canon 5D Mark II with the EF 70-200mm F/2.8 II and the EF 100mm F/2.8 L series macro lens. If I do get another lens for my Canon it will have to be the outstanding EF 135mm F/2 L series lens. But for now I'm starting to become more focused towards Fujifilm.
  9. Thanks hrk I've just got a better quote from them than Wex photographic. I think I'll use MPB photographic in future from now on. Still love Wex photographic know, as they gave me a great offer when I traded in my Canon 550D for the XT1.
  10. On another note, where can I get the best deal for selling my lenses here in the UK?
  11. Thank you all for the useful advice. I think I will sell some of my Canon lenses after all.
  12. Thank you all for the useful comments. I'm hoping to start a business in the next couple of years. So I guess it's best to get a decent monitor the first time around as I've already spent money on a pc for my photo editing needs.
  13. Not sure what it is about the X-Pro 1, but I just love this camera. Out of the three cameras I have, this one gets used the most with the XF 35mm F/1.4. This coming from a photographer who was once loyal to Canon, but now I've seen my ways. However, I have nothing against Canon. After all if it wasn't for them, I would have never found my passion for photography. I'm proud to be a Fujifilm user and can't wait till the next incarnation comes out. This might be the final push I need in selling the rest of my heavy Canon gear. I do have the XT1, which I have and will keep. Who knows why this one sees less time in my hands out of all the bodies that I own. Maybe it's the look and feel of a rangefinder or its size that appeals to me most. Or its retro feel. Who here does not want the X-Pro 2 to shrink in size? I for one don't, as it fits in my hands just perfectly. This is probably why my XT1 is feeling rather neglected. Please let me know your thoughts everyone. Who here will be selling their XT1 for the X-Pro 2, when it finally arrives?
  14. Hi everyone, I have another lovely question to ask you all. Currently I own the Canon 5D Mark II with the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens, EF 105mm f/2.8 macro l lens, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 II l lens, EF 50mm f/1.4 lens and the EF 24-105mm f/4 l lens. Now for the Fujifilm gear: Xpro1, XT1, XF 35mm f/1.4, XF 18mm f/2 and the XF 27mm f/2.8. I'm interested in getting one of these beauties: XF 23mm f/1.4, XF 56 f/1.2 or the XF 16mm f/1.4. But which one, that is the question. This lens will mainly be used for wedding photography and portraits. Which gear should I take with me on my first wedding and why? On another point, which of the Canon gear should I sell or keep? Personally I'm thinking of the pancake lens and my l series 24-105mm as I rarely use them these days. Any help and ideas would be greatly appreciated. Hope to hear from you soon!
  15. Hi everyone, I was just wondering which monitor would you recommend for photo editing? I've been looking at models from NEC, Eizo, Dell, BenQ and Assus. The only problem is I don't want to spend over the odds for a monitor if not needed. Looking for a monitor which has great colour management and excellent build quality. So my question is what monitor do you use and why?
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