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EOBeav

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    Fujifilm X-T20
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  1. EOBeav

    First images from X-T20

    Thanks! Yeah, I've been using the peak focus assist almost since I took the camera out of the box. I mostly use manual focus so big help to me. My learning curve continues, though. I just figured out how to shoot RAW and apply the film sims after the fact (and other attributes, of course).
  2. EOBeav

    First images from X-T20

    Thanks for the tip. How is this done? I looked all through the manual and couldn't find it. Oh, n/m, it is works when you're using a film sim.
  3. EOBeav

    First images from X-T20

    I took delivery of my X-T20 yesterday and by evening had it figured out enough to get a couple of images. These are just a couple I got out stepping out on the front porch in the quickly-fading evening light. I can see how film shooters like me enjoy this camera. Shooting with a Canon FD 50mm f/1.8, I navigated through the menus enough to be able to accomplish attaching a non-Fuji lens in my short time with it. The thing I'm most excited about right now? The focus peaking option, which the online reviewers haven't emphasized very much. Not from what I've seen, anyway. I can well imagine using that feature when I'm shooting portraits with a manual focus lens. Anyway, I'll be shooting a lot more interesting subjects, of course, but I'm excited about what I'll be able to do. This camera just seems like it's adaptable to a lot of different shooting styles.
  4. Interesting that you mention the kit lens. I did a little more searching after I placed the order, and decided to spend a little less and get that instead of the prime. I was able to stop my order and get it changed. With the money I saved, I was able to add some extra accessories to my order. Examples I'm seeing from the 18-55 look really good. They far surpass what I was able to get with my original Canon Rebel kit lens some 10 years ago. After this kit lens, I'll start adding some primes as I go.
  5. I just now pushed the button on an X-T20 and am beyond excited that it's on its way to my house. This is my first Fuji. I'm coming from a Canon 5DmkII, a 10-year-old camera, so this will be an upgrade in technology and a shift in a camera ecosystem for me. Mirror to mirrorless. OVF to EVF. I ordered the silver version for purely superficial reasons. To my eyes anyway, it looks more 'retro' than the all-black. It will be a nice complement to my film gear. Also, I added the 50 f/2 and left off the 18-55 f/2.8. I'm sure that kit lens is perfectly functional and all, but I wanted to hit the ground running with a solid, relatively fast, and (presumably) sharp prime. I've been reading a lot of good reviews about it, anyway. As I sell of my Canon gear, I'll add more Fuji lenses to my setup. I'm also intrigued by that 23 f/2, and that just might be lens #2 when we get to that point. Some longer, fast zooms are probably also in my future. But I'm getting ahead of myself. So, it looks like I need to shut down my Canon forums and start looking around on here more. I'm looking forward to spending some summer learning this new system and getting some nice images in the process.
  6. Once again, this is all very helpful information, so thanks to everybody who provided feedback. I've always been one to value my final images much more than what my camera actually looks like. For some reason, though, lately I've wanted to stand out from the crowd just a bit. All of those black dslr's just seem to look the same anymore. I can see one of these fitting in with my shooting style a lot more now, plus giving me the quality I need.
  7. Thanks everybody for the very helpful replies. I guess I needed to get up to speed on the differences between EVF and LCD display. I'm still looking through an eyepiece at a mirror right now. One cool thing I've heard about Fuji is that they're generous about sending out software updates that improve the functionality of the camera. I hear that 4K video is coming to the X-Pro2 via this pipeline. As soon as I finish up some seniors this fall and can get some equipment sold, I'm plunking down the plastic for one of these cameras. Likely an X-T2 at this point.
  8. Thanks so much, that is a very helpful reply. Regarding the differences in view finders, I see the XT-2 has an eyepiece. Does that just replicate what's already on the EVF? Is there a way to use the eyepiece while turning off the EVF screen on the back of the camera? I actually prefer looking through an eyepiece rather than just seeing what's on the screen. There are exceptions to that, of course. However, I'm very familiar with a rangefinder setup and could just just as easily with the X-Pro2. I didn't realize the X-Pro2 came in a graphite edition. I'm not normally one to care how my camera looks, but...this looks cool.
  9. So as I'm doing my homework to see which mirrorless system works best for me, I'm looking at both the X-Pro2 and the X-T2. A few notes: Both use the same sensor and processing engine The X-T2 has a really cool retro graphite silver edition (nice, but not a necessity) They have different viewfinders (and I'm unsure of those differences) Different AF systems, although both seem far more advanced than my DSLR system Everything else looks pretty comparable, from what I can tell. Any other differences that I'm seeing seem either trivial/cosmetic or not as important for the kind of work I do. I don't do much video. Although I'm very comfortable shooting and processing RAW files, I find that the older I get the more I want to get it right in camera as much as possible and not spend a lot of time tweaking on the computer. I'm really impressed with some of the SOOC shots I'm seeing, as well as the film emulation modes that are included. I do shoot a lot of film as well, so this setup seems like it would be a nice digital counterpart to that. All that said, what do I need to consider when making a decision between the two bodies? I'm mostly a hobbyist but do have some paid portrait gigs on occasion-seniors, kids, families, etc... Landscapes when I can. Weddings when I can't avoid them. Street/events when those opportunities present themselves. Thanks in advance for whatever advice you can give me regarding making a decision between these two cameras.
  10. EOBeav

    Canon FD Adapters

    Thanks for the info, Adam. That seals the deal for me. I've got an X-Pro2 in my future. Or maybe an XT2, I haven't made up my mind yet. But that's a topic for another thread.
  11. EOBeav

    Canon FD Adapters

    Thanks for your in-depth reply, Vic. I have looked through the lens to watch the aperture blades moving, and they only move (on this lens, anyway) once the shutter is fired. They don't move when turning the aperture ring directly. I don't think that the lenses have any electronics, but are manipulated mechanically from the body via the shutter mechanism. My bottom line is that I really want to move to the Fuji X-series, and I will likely do that with or without the adaptability of the FD lenses that I currently own. Your efforts here are well appreciated, and I will move forward with this very helpful information. Once again, thank you.
  12. EOBeav

    Canon FD Adapters

    Here's a Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 attached to a Canon A-1 film camera, both produced in about 1984. Aperture can be set from the lens, but only when it's attached to the FD body. Similarly, the aperture setting can be set directly from the body. The aperture doesn't actually move until the shutter is fired. I'd like to be able to manually move it into place and have it stay put if I attached it to a Fujifilm X-series body. Or, use the $170US Novoflex that apparently allows aperture information to be sent.
  13. EOBeav

    Canon FD Adapters

    Thank you for the reply, veejaycee. The lenses I have fit the older FD style cameras. They don't have autofocus (Canon didn't have that until the EF series in 1987), but they do respond electronically to the Canon FD body to support both aperture priority (AV) as well as exposure time priority (AE) modes. This depended on the body you had, of course. What I do know is that you can't control those manually. Not the ones I have, anyway. At least, I have no idea how to do so when they're not mounted on a Canon FD body. How does your FD 300mm f/4 L adjust manually? IIRC, the earliest FD mounts could be done so, but not the later ones. All that said, if I'm missing something supremely obvious, then I stand corrected. I'm always in the market to fire off a few brain cells.
  14. EOBeav

    Canon FD Adapters

    Greetings everyone. I'm taking a serious look at the X-Pro2 right now, and I'd like to be able to use my stable of Canon FD lenses with it. The problem is, I can't manually set the aperture on those lenses unless they're connected to a Canon FD body. I'd like the option of shooting other than wide open, so is my only option that Novoflex Adapter for $170US? From what I can tell, it will allow electronic communication between the X-series body and the FD lens. Whatever advice you can give me for this is greatly appreciated. If there's an easy way to manually set an FD lens that I just don't know about, then please enlighten me. I know this is a trivial task on the EF series.Thanks for whatever advice you can send my way.
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