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AlanU
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Sep 01, 2017 21:12 |  #5296

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #18442308 (external link)
This video has been tossed around a lot already, but I still think it's funny because I totally agree with him :lol: Thoughts on the grip at about 2 minutes in ;)

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=NL_vaT76C28 (external link)

I've seen that video before. Criticism is quite common regarding the small grip cramping hands. There is a good reason why Fuji developed the metal OEM bolt on grip. Palle Schultz 2:13 minutes into the video is a perfect example of how 8-12hrs of shooting can cause hand cramps. I guess like any human we can adapt :)

I've always found with my hands that the panasonic gh3 and 80D fit perfectly in my average sized hands. I actually prefer the 80D smaller grip over my other Canon's. I'll admit the reduced size 5dmk4 body is a nice improvement for my hands. The 5dmk3 actually has a bigger hand grip. The 5dmk2 was slightly smaller than the 5dmk4.

Everyone has a preference so I'm just vocalizing my experience....again each to their own. The cheap aluminum bolt on grip on my X-t10 is substantially more comfortable over my X-t2 even with battery booster.

My sensitivity to grip might be different since I do not tether my camera's in most cases. If I have my X-t2 on my hip with spider holster I do not use a neck strap or wrist strap. Been doing this for years and the more edgy grip a camera has the more confidence I get holding it. This liberating style of shooting can be catastrophic !!!

At this moment in time I still think the 80D is one of the nicer universal bodies Canon has ever made in the crop sensor world. Canon has nothing to even keep up with Nikon's D500 and now new D850. Remember Canon is still slugs when it comes to innovation. Nikon/sony is worlds ahead. Fuji is just starting to catch up finally with remote flash and Hss/ttl.

The more and more I think about camera gear I feel it's better to have different brands so you have more choices in gear in their strengths. That's just me......

I find using my fuji gear less challenging in exposure as it's wysiwyg also in good light majority of all photos should be spot on in sharpness with no back/front focus. This is where I reprogram myself when I shoot Canon. Different style of shooting when I use my Canon.


5Dmkiv |5Dmkiii | 80D | 24LmkII | 35mm f/2 IS | 85 mkII L | 100L | EF-S 10-22 | 16-35L mkII | 24-70 f/2.8L mkii| 70-200 f/2.8 ISL mkII| 600EX-RT x2 | 580 EX II x2 | Einstein's
Fuji X-T2 w/battery booster | 16mm f/1.4 | 56 f/1.2 | 10-24 f/4.0 | 55-200 | EF-X500

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AlanU
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Sep 01, 2017 21:16 |  #5297

rantercsr wrote in post #18442485 (external link)
after having the 50f2 for a couple of days , I can say I would bet it all that there was defintly something wrong with the 56 I had..

all I've heard about the 56 is that it is a sharp lens .

and my new 50f2 is more impressive than the 56 I had .. not that anyone was saying that the 50 was no good .. but even my 23f2 seemed sharper than the 56 , and while most reviews say the 23 is fine , there are more than one or two reports saying its sharpness is not that impressive.

had a portrait session that went well even though it went all kinds of wrong :lol:
wind wreaked havoc on my lighting as well as the models hair ..

but overall very satisfied with the results ..
my biggest complaint with sony was skin tones and how hard I had to work to get them to look satisfactory .. I know that getting them to look awesome is possible , as there are some very capable fellas on the sony lounge thread that do great work ...but I struggled , that was one of the reasons I bought the 80d
anyway so far with Fuji I've been happy with skintones, and after todays portrait session even happier:-)

That's the beauty of Fuji .....skin tones is easy peasy :)

Sony is just more contrasty and vibrant. Every camera brand is different. For example I liked my olympus colours over my Panasonic when I used M43. Canon is simply a comfort zone for me so I just know how to work canon colour in post. I had a Tamron 15-30VC for a short duration of time and the colours from that lens was soooooo good to my eyes.


5Dmkiv |5Dmkiii | 80D | 24LmkII | 35mm f/2 IS | 85 mkII L | 100L | EF-S 10-22 | 16-35L mkII | 24-70 f/2.8L mkii| 70-200 f/2.8 ISL mkII| 600EX-RT x2 | 580 EX II x2 | Einstein's
Fuji X-T2 w/battery booster | 16mm f/1.4 | 56 f/1.2 | 10-24 f/4.0 | 55-200 | EF-X500

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Sep 01, 2017 22:30 |  #5298

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Canon 80D//Rebel T4i//EF50 f1.4 //EFS 24mm F2.8//EFS 18-55//EFS 10-18 //EFS 55-250
Pentax k1000* k50 f2*135 f2.
Fuji XT2 // xf 23mm f2/ xf50 f2 WR
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Sep 02, 2017 18:45 |  #5299

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Canon 80D//Rebel T4i//EF50 f1.4 //EFS 24mm F2.8//EFS 18-55//EFS 10-18 //EFS 55-250
Pentax k1000* k50 f2*135 f2.
Fuji XT2 // xf 23mm f2/ xf50 f2 WR
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Sep 03, 2017 14:47 |  #5300

Michigan wind energy farms before sunrise


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Sep 04, 2017 10:27 |  #5301

Eagle Creek fire - Columbia Gorge - Oregon

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Getting better at this - Fuji Xt-2 - 18-55 - 35 f2 WR - 50-140 - 6D - 135L - 70-200 f4L IS - 600EX-RT x2 - ST-E3-RT - flickr (external link) - www.scottaticephoto.co​m (external link)

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Sep 04, 2017 13:20 |  #5302

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Canon 80D//Rebel T4i//EF50 f1.4 //EFS 24mm F2.8//EFS 18-55//EFS 10-18 //EFS 55-250
Pentax k1000* k50 f2*135 f2.
Fuji XT2 // xf 23mm f2/ xf50 f2 WR
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Sep 04, 2017 13:32 |  #5303

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a few more from this session..

few things I learned.. I need something better for lighting .. probably getting an xplor600 , the ad360 is good for waist and up shots in full sun but full body shots are not working..
also eye af .. well just better off sticking with single point . hopefully this is something that Fuji will fix in a firmware upgrade sometime in the near future and not make us wait for the xt3 .
it is so much easier to concentrate on framing when eye af works on demand

Also i'm usually only using a single light ,, want to start leanring how to use a 2nd light as rim or hairlight to create a bit more separation when in darker enviroments .
need to start taking notes during shoots..
need to plan better...

so much to learn still -?

but having fun in the process:-)

Canon 80D//Rebel T4i//EF50 f1.4 //EFS 24mm F2.8//EFS 18-55//EFS 10-18 //EFS 55-250
Pentax k1000* k50 f2*135 f2.
Fuji XT2 // xf 23mm f2/ xf50 f2 WR
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Sep 05, 2017 11:42 |  #5304

So the eyepiece finally went missing from my X-PRO2 a few weeks ago so off to Fujifilm for repair. I just picked it back up and they changed the complete eyepiece. Glad to have my own one back even though I got a loaner X-PRO2 to keep me shooting. Hopefully that will be the end of the mysterious vanishing eyecup.


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Sep 05, 2017 12:20 as a reply to rantercsr's post |  #5305

The xplor is a great light, if you like to move around a lot on location it's a lot to manage with no assistant.




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Sep 05, 2017 16:01 |  #5306

The "Thunder over Michigan" Airshow happened over Labor day weekend. I live just a few hundred yards to the east of the airport but most the action goes in a north-south direction so while I got to enjoy a few planes from my backyard most are still a decent distance off. Next year I might rent a 100-400 but this year all I had was my 50-140 with my x-t2.

The Blue angels came directly over my backyard a few times so I got the best shots of them. This was actually my first time shooting planes so I leaned that I need a lot more practice on panning with slower shutter speeds to show prop motion. Unfortunately most of my panning shots didn't come out so frozen propeller shots it is!

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Sep 05, 2017 16:05 as a reply to Osa713's post |  #5307

yes I had the old version ..sold with intentions of getting the explor a while back , but just never did.
but yeah can be a bit of a drag if working solo.,. most times my wife is helping me though .


Canon 80D//Rebel T4i//EF50 f1.4 //EFS 24mm F2.8//EFS 18-55//EFS 10-18 //EFS 55-250
Pentax k1000* k50 f2*135 f2.
Fuji XT2 // xf 23mm f2/ xf50 f2 WR
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Sep 05, 2017 18:47 as a reply to rantercsr's post |  #5308

Go with the extension head that turns it into a pack and head system. That's what I plan to do when I buy one near the Black Friday sales.




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Sep 05, 2017 20:12 |  #5309

Baby pic with the 18-55 and off camera fill flash-

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Sep 07, 2017 00:19 |  #5310

Finally upgraded to an arca Swiss compatible ball head. (Oben BE-117) Since I added the hand grip on my X-T2 it doesn't play nice with an old slik quick release plate and my peak design sling.

I was constantly talking the quick release plate off to use my peak design and changing it back to use the tripod. What a hassle, now my life is easy I don't remove anything. Random, but yeah lol.




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