PLLphotography wrote in post #18261412
As far as image quality comparing full frame to crop, I'm a member of Viewbug, where you can post photos and enter contests. You get kudos from other members as well as awards, and can enter and win contests with prizes.
I have gotten more awards and won more contests with photos I've submitted that I took with my Fuji gear than I have with my Canon gear when I was using the 5D II and L lenses. Is it the image quality? Or is it the concepts of photos taken because of a more enjoyable experience with Fuji, and the results show up in the finished images?
That's a really neat site, I've never seen it before, thanks for sharing! I just made an account
Also, an interesting observation. I think I've taken a good number of great (and awful) shots with all my cameras, I do generally like my Fuji work more... but that's sort of to be expected I think given that I've been learning more and more as I go along and Fuji is where I'm currently at.
Nick3434 wrote in post #18261506
I think we all do agree that we love the fuji system. I am actually stunned that this part of the forum is so dead, like do people not know about fuji? It isn't really a secret....
I sooo almost bought a zeiss 12 touit for $550 but restrained myself. I was so freaked at 18mm yesterday compared to what I thought in the previous house that I was just going to have thrm compete and sell loser. I decided though that the only competition would be wide enough and I can assume much better distortion from 14. I hope it proves wide enough.
I did grab a fisheye ii for a steal of price though, so I am holding tight and reserving judgement. The low end is my last blast of gas so I want to just get t right and be done with caring about lenses.
I've wondered that as well... I think part of the issue is that everyone seems obsessed with making all these camera and lens specific (the lens specific I can sort of get on board with) threads in the Fuji sub-forum... it doesn't make sense to me (I even made a post about it) since all it does is divide the following even further, I mean, all our cameras more or less shoot the same quality images and run very similar firmware/controls, why do we need a thread for each camera?
Let me know what you think of that fisheye... I've had my eyes on one for a good while now, I had the f3.5 version for my T2i and loved it.
PLLphotography wrote in post #18261697
As far as being dead, this does seem to be a mostly Canon and Nikon forum. I spend a good bit of time over at the Fuji X Forum (http://www.fujix-forum.com/
I think the thing a lot of people want with Fuji is HSS or TTL capabilities. Fuji lacks in that respect.
However, ever since I've been into off-camera lighting, I've always used manual flashes. My current setup is a Streaklight 360, a Flashpoint Zoom Li-On, a Cheetah V85- (essentially the same as the flashpoint zoom li-on), as well as a couple of old Yongnuo YN-560 (first gen) flashes. My go to are the top 3, and the yongnuo are for backup. I love that I can control power settings for the streaklight and other 2 flashes from camera. I haven't felt limited yet in the way I shoot, so the yearnings for HSS and TTL haven't affected me.
I too have always used manual flash. I didn't start getting into using flash until I read through David Hobby/The Strobbist blogs. His "Flash: 101" article really helped me immensely, and I tend to agree with him that it's easier to change a quick camera setting like ISO than to run around tweaking the flash power or other various settings on the fly... but that could also be due to me using some rather cheap strobes (YN-560) [IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Rzmgaq]DSCF9460.jpg
Beyond that I'm a huge advocate for the usefulness of on board flashes... I really miss my X-E2's bounce-able flash... I need to figure out a similar trick to the business card trick I used to use with my DSLR's for my X100T.
, on Flickr [IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Rs823k]DSCF9435.jpg
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