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Jul 16, 2017 09:55 |  #4966

h14nha wrote in post #18403178 (external link)
It's always interesting to hear how others reach their decisions when buying a camera/lens. My brother in law works for Sony and as such I can get huge discounts. When I saw his 24/70GM I thought he had a 70-300 on, its really that big.

When I wanted a smaller system Fuji were clear winners. Having three kids 4 and under, weight was the deciding factor as camera had to take 2nd place to milk bottles, nappies and a change of clothes etc. Fuji primes are small, reasonably priced and light, I wish Sigma were developing lens for the system though, possibly there's no margins for them as the Fuji costs are low.

Yup, I have two kids, 4 and 2. That's one of the reasons I went with the 100F to start, to just carry it around my neck. Even the 16-55 seems to be more manageable than the 24-70 and if you really want to go small the 18-55 is always available.


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Jul 16, 2017 12:35 |  #4967

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #18403147 (external link)
I doubt any Fuji users were ticked off at all, seeing as Fujifilm announced the Firmware 4.0.0 release for the X-E2 the same day they announced the X-E2S [Jan 15th 2016] The FW4 was available on Feb 8th for download, less then a month after the launch announcement of the 'Better' X-E2S.

Fuji have a great support structure in this regard, they listen to their users and reply with updates and improvements all the time. FW4 was like getting a new camera, The 'kaizen' is strong in this one.

Anybody seen or used Godox's new Fuji capable flash and triggers, the few reports I have read so far look very good. Although I never really liked the X1T trigger in terms is usability. Alan I thought you might be interested in this.

Hey Kim,

During that time when fuji released the X-E2S I was chatting at my favourite brick&mortar camera shop. The manager shoots Fuji and he clearly stated that his fuji customers were "MAD". In that time the X-E2S was selling for $999 CDN and the used market was flooded with $600-650 CDN X-E2 bodies. As Fuji users slowly realized the release for Firmware 4.0 for the older X-E2 it was too late as they've purchased the New "improved" X-E2S (electronic shutter, improved AF amongst other upgrades) . Nonetheless the used market was getting people snatching the older bodies and the buyers were taking advantage of the "free firmware upgrade".

Locally from what I gather many users were MAD. During that same time many Fuji users still owning the X-E2 or used market buyers were happy. Depending on who you spoke to it was either they were "Ticked off" or "happy/laughing at early X-E2S adopters"

Kim I've bought into the Cactus V6 mk2 triggers and RF60 transceiver flash units. The X-T10 shoe worked with the V6mk2 but iirc the pin layout on the X-T2 was slightly changed enough that some pins do not contact properly with the V6mk2. After my discovery I've lost interest in using using a speedlight on top of my V6mk2 trigger when it's mounted on my X-T2. My application of remote flash is typically in very low light. This is why I'm using my Canon system with red focus assist on my speedlights shooting ETTL on camera and manual flash remotely. The Cactus setup with my Canon system is extremely reliable and predictable for me. When I used my X-T10 with the cactus trigger system in low light I was getting alot of blurry images due to the typical issues of mirrorless AF system not locking in darkness during run/gun events. Even as I try to learn to adopt fuji in that scenario when I grab my Canon system it's effortless and extremely easy to lock AF focus (almost seems 99.9% tack sharp images with no mis focus) in shear darkness with red assist from speedlight. Flash starbursts is also another reason why I've settled on using Canon for my remote flash shooting and Fuji as my secondary system with little flash usage. "My style" is my reason but other photog's have personal preferences of course..........

More and more fuji shooters I speak to locally do not use the fuji system with remote flash or run/gun hired events. So far 100% use fuji for non hired events and do not run/gun with flash or even use flash. Some are dedicated fuji shooters or some still use Nikon/Canon as their primary system for hired events. However this is meaningless info as we all know there are people using Fuji for professional applications.

With my fuji and flash setup it just isn't fast enough for me to lock on AF on a consistent accurate basis. This comment is not out of the ordinary as I've met photogs locally having identical experiences in their style of photography. I guess my brain is stuck on how mirrored bodies lock af vs mirrorless systems (except Sony A9)


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Jul 16, 2017 12:40 |  #4968

Thinking about ditching my nissin setup for the Godox ad200 and mini zoom. Currently waiting for the X1 controller to be available for fuji though :oops:


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Jul 16, 2017 12:44 |  #4969

rantercsr wrote in post #18403176 (external link)
I got a simlar bundle from adorama.. body, grip and 23mm f2 for $2045(and a 32gig sd card, and some other stuff they throw in sensor cleaner ,sd card wallet etc)


Didn't go with 18-55 because im pretty certain i want the 16-55 2.8

The 18-55 is a very capable lens as it is f/2.8-4.0 variable aperture. I'll admit I do prefer my 16mm and 10-24mm image quality over the 18-55. The 18-55 was one of the reasons why I was impressed with the Fuji sensor when I jumped on board. I have a preference to constant aperture zooms so in due time I may consider the 16-55. I would happily pay a premium price for a 10-24mm if it was constant f/2.8.

OUR Canon 80D with Canon 10-22 UWA zoom honestly almost feels identical in weight to my Fuji X-T2 with 10-24mm UWA. I think it's due to hand grip ergonomics as I hold the camera body. However balance wise I find the beefier ergonomics of the 80D with Flash to be substantially more balanced than my X-T2 with EF-X500 Fuji flash. If I throw Sony ergonomics in the discussion the Canon to my average sized hands still feel more balanced than holding a Sony A7 series with flash.

If your a studio strobe shooter you can simply buy any dummy trigger and utilize manual power settings. The modeling light will give ample light for the Fuji to lock on effortlessly. Portrait shooting with the luxury of time you can do absolutely killer work with Fuji. Fuji render on human skin gives a soft organic film look even though you still get tack sharp eyelash detail. Nikon, Canon or Sony definitely renders different in more contrasty sharper look while Fuji easily has SOOC eye pleasing photos (if your looking for that kind of thing.) If you observe Micro 4/3 render of images it's similar to Canon/Nikon where it documents more close to life. Fuji definitely cooks the digital file both in ISO noise reduction and softer film like look while maintaining sharpness.


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Jul 16, 2017 17:46 as a reply to AlanU's post |  #4970

I'd probably be mad if a sales guy sold me the new thing and forgot to look up about if Fuji would upgrade the old model too. As an X-E2 user I was happy. Anyway the only reason to be mad was if you rushed into buying [or where sold] a camera you didn't need. Fuji's press release for the X-E2 Firmware update was handed out on the same day as the press release for the new model. Not like they were hiding anything. So you really can't lay any blame on that door, can you?

Yep that IR assist beam, how I miss that at times it's a shame mirrorless cameras can't use such a brilliant device, it's a life saver in dark fast paced shoots alright. I know the mirrorless offer a different approach but that is a little more involving and at times you just want to point and shoot. I think it's one of the things a DLSR will always have as a trump card & if it's working for you all is good.


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Jul 16, 2017 18:17 as a reply to Osa713's post |  #4971

I'm think the same right now, as I only have one i40. Nearly bought a couple of i60's after borrowing on for a run and gun event launch I shot for Heineken. But since I liked shooting with the AD600 so much and the rumours of Fuji compatible flash fast approaching from Godox, Elimchrom and Profoto I though I'd just hold off a little.

A GN36 flash had little to offer me really but now that they have a GN60 speed light in Fuji, with TTL and HSS, I might go 'all in'.

I never took to the X1T though, I find it not so good to change settings with. Nissin's Air1 is really nice to use although I think now the camera menu can control things so perhaps it is a moot point.

Alan, I always found Nikon files to have a little too much green in them and Canon a little to much red, the later being much better for people to my eye. But as for documenting more close to life, the raw files are colourless and low contrasty from Canikon, if anything the raw files from Fuji are more close to real life out of the box.

I remember how amazed I was when I did my first shoot with Sigma art lenses on the 5D3, the colours and contrast in the raw files where so much stronger than any of the other Canon 'L' lenses I had, one can only guess that the lenses have much to do with how the output from the camera looks. Just because the files are rendered differently in your processing software doesn't mean there is something untoward going on, it just means it's different than what you are use to, if you shot with Fuji for 10 years and then Canon you'd be saying how flat the lifeless the 'digital files' look from the 5D. It's simply the point that you are looking at things from. Different processor design, different sensor design bound to give a different look.


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Jul 16, 2017 18:22 |  #4972

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Jul 16, 2017 19:09 |  #4973

Rain near the airfield as we sat at the gate waiting for our next group of passengers to board. Fuji X-e2 with 50mm f2.

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Jul 16, 2017 20:55 |  #4974

Might be a really silly question to ask, is there any guides to maximizing the leaf shutter of the X100 series? I don't use flash much at all, but I keep on hearing one of the benefits of the X100 is the high flash sync speed and being able to overpower the sun. Is this maximized by using a external flash? Is this benefit useable at all using the small built in flash? Or would the benefit require using an external flash?


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Jul 17, 2017 03:15 as a reply to TMaG82's post |  #4975

The further away your flash is from your subject the more power it needs to expose correctly. It's not dependant on your shutter alone. This a big answer to give it correctly here alright so have a look at x-photographer David Hobby's site - it's all about using flash:

Here is a link to his page about flash and the x100 (external link)


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Jul 17, 2017 17:31 |  #4976

So what's this new rumor about IBIS in XT2S. Don't own XT2 and i was hoping Fuji will have something better to rival somethings from A9.


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Jul 17, 2017 17:52 |  #4977

Guess you'll have to wait to find out what else they pop in there


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Jul 17, 2017 18:05 |  #4978

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #18403205 (external link)
To change the shutter speed via the command dial, select 'T' on the top shutter dial then you can use the back or front dial to change the speed from very slow to 1/8000 or 1/32000 if electronic shutter is on.

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You should be able to set it to T and scroll through the entire range with the rear dial.


Thank you both !!

normally don't resort to asking those sorts of questions so quickly but wanted to try to get out after work for some test shots to have some raws to fiddle with..
and I cant search that during work , as I drive for a living

slowly getting the hang of this camera ,, as far as settings and trying to costumize it for myself


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Jul 17, 2017 18:42 |  #4979

rantercsr wrote in post #18404344 (external link)
Thank you both !!

normally don't resort to asking those sorts of questions so quickly but wanted to try to get out after work for some test shots to have some raws to fiddle with..
and I cant search that during work , as I drive for a living

slowly getting the hang of this camera ,, as far as settings and trying to costumize it for myself

If you update to the most recent firmware you should be able to set ISO to A and be able to control ISO with the front dial as well.


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AlanU
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Jul 17, 2017 18:47 as a reply to bobbyz's post |  #4980

I think Fuji is a long time away in matching anything close to the Sony A9 in tracking (also eye track)or high ISO capabilities of the Sony full frame cmos sensor.

The impression I'm now getting from fuji files is that we enjoy the slightly cooked raw files SOOC and appreciate the SOOC jpg files.

Even top level dslr bodies cannot lock as well as the A9 in the dark. If Fuji gets to that level I think it will take many revisions for fuji to even match a current D810 or 5dmk4 in being a universal application beast (Canon/Nikon being a loser in heavy weight though)

Couldn't imagine what the Sony A10, A11 etc will be. They will be a benchmark for the mirrorless camera world.

IBIS is welcoming for some applications but we are already experiencing poor battery performance as it is . IBIS Would be nice for my video application but not much help for my ultra wide angle and wide angle shooting. I'm usually more concerned about high ISO performance for faster shutter speeds to stop action .

Looking forward to seeing Fuji improve its performance in the newer revisions.


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