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Mar 10, 2017 20:43 |  #4456

I am at Disney now, and man I can't tell you how happy I am to not have my dslr. I looked all the dslrs today, from the auto mode moms to the few L lenses that were out and they all looked so heavy and like such a drag. Really.


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Mar 10, 2017 20:52 as a reply to  @ Nick3434's post |  #4457

How are you liking the Peak Design CapturePro? I just got mine in today. Pretty excited to use it.




  
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Mar 10, 2017 21:06 |  #4458

Exposure101 wrote in post #18297740 (external link)
How are you liking the Peak Design CapturePro? I just got mine in today. Pretty excited to use it.

Capture Pro is great, I have had a couple for many years and use them often.

I am also a Peak Design fanboy, you name it if they have made it I own it and use it. :lol:


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Mar 10, 2017 21:13 |  #4459

328iGuy wrote in post #18297751 (external link)
Capture Pro is great, I have had a couple for many years and use them often.

I am also a Peak Design fanboy, you name it if they have made it I own it and use it. :lol:

Lol nice. Thought about their Everyday Backpack 20L. Seemed a bit big just for an x-T2 so I passed on it. I think it's meant to carry more.




  
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Mar 10, 2017 21:31 |  #4460

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Lol nice. Thought about their Everyday Backpack 20L. Seemed a bit big just for an x-T2 so I passed on it. I think it's meant to carry more.

Its meant to carry the body and multiple lenses, I use it on vacation. I also have an F-Stop Loka as well that IC an load up with all of my lenses and gear for longer trips!


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Mar 10, 2017 22:05 |  #4461

I took a couple of photos with my X-e2 with the 35mm f2 today. While it won't replace my X100t any time soon, I do love this setup.

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Mar 11, 2017 06:38 |  #4462

Yup, I got the peak capture, and my mirrorless mover 25. Fuji and 4 lenses. I have to stack 2 small lenses on each other if the camera is in the bag, but not a big deal and it was on the capture 70% of time. The combo is great. Really is. I am telling you, the dslrs looked like such a pain, I took actual note. Hanging and swinging, boo. Small Fuji on capture on belt with no strap was winning big. I enjoyed it exposure101, zero regrets on the purchase.

I am not shy or overly bothered to change lenses as I have been a prime shooter for a while. I thought there would be more pic opportunities, but between the extreme cheesiness and family fun, I bet I pushed the shutter less than 75 times across 10 hours. Most the obligatory kids shots. Which is cool,it is the point. Pretty sure I nailed an awesome one of daughter in teacup at warp speed though, if her face is sharp enough I can make a neat edit I hope. Oddly, the fish saw as much time on the body as anything, funny when you look back at what was used compared to how you thought you would use them.


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Mar 11, 2017 08:32 |  #4463

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Mar 11, 2017 22:26 |  #4464

I usually use strobes but used available light in an open garage for this shot. Classis chrome.

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Saw another bldg which gave some shade and nice bg. It was taken around 11:15am on a hot california day. Shooting in natural light, without even a reflector is hard.

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Mar 12, 2017 17:15 |  #4465

On the train coming back from a family lunch we saw the most spectacular moon I've seen in a long while. The daylight was just leaving so a really good light blue in the sky, however by the time we got to our stop the darkness had arrived. Still got a shot off though.

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Mar 12, 2017 18:22 |  #4466

Hey guys, I've got a question that I'm likely over thinking for.

I just booked a wedding shoot (my second, and it's been a few years since the first one I did) and I think this is something I'm going to start pursuing more regularly... we'll see how I feel after this one.

Now I've been thinking I should either rent or buy a body as a third camera/backup to use with my X-Pro2 and X100T.

I first considered just renting an X-T2 for the weekend of the wedding, but then I thought maybe I should buy a used X-T1 since they've gotten so cheap (under $500 in some cases), or maybe even spending a bit more and buying an X-T20.

What would you guys do? I'd been considering a third camera anyway, but I certainly don't need one. The X-T1 interests me because of the bigger EVF for my manual lenses, but the X-T20 interests me because of the sensor, AF system and 4K video.


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Mar 12, 2017 18:45 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #4467

I run with three cameras at weddings so I can split up things as needed, usually the X-E2 has a wide on it 8/12/18 for the odd fun shot and the XT and XPro split up a 23/56 or 16/35 and the odd time the 90 if the church is large. Something like the 56/90 is good at weddings but it will depend on how/what you like to shoot & what your bride wants in shots. More than lightly you have been asked because she likes your images so just do what you do. Having spares at weddings is a good idea, cameras are reliable these days but they can lock up and get knocked/dropped/stolen so it pays to have another one at hand. if you miss a key wedding shot you've missed it end of story.


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Mar 12, 2017 21:17 |  #4468

Having dual memory slots is something I'd really suggest having in a camera body. These days I only use Sandisk Extreme Pro for my SD cards for a piece of mind. SD cards are much more reliable now than ever before.

When I shoot the occasional wedding I do find that my primary body (5dmk3) has dual slots for a piece of mind. I used my 5dmk2 as my secondary body that had an 85Lmk2 or 70-200 f/2.8IS mk2. One reason why critical photography I will only purchase dual slot bodies now. For casual events photography I still trust Sandisk Extreme Pro over Lexar (my second choice).

I'm still finding even both my 16mm and 10-24mm with X-T2 is still not as fast as even my Canon 5dmk2 using centerpoint single point AF (not constant AF). My 5dmk3 and 80D is ridiculously blazing fast compared to my X-T2.

For weddings I feel redundancy is your best friend. Buy OEM batteries (still not fully happy with 3rd party batteries) and swap to fresh ones before critical moments. Have a belt pack or pocket with protective memory card holders for the full cards. Spare flash units too. Bare minimum if i was shooting fuji (weddings) I'd own 2x EF-X500 or Metz M400 ttl/hss flash units or maybe Nissin i60A. Mind you I'm into bouncing flash for events indoors or shooting a spit of flash outdoors to fill in shadows. Even with my X-T2 I am finding it not forgiving even at iso 3200 if you underexpose a bit. I do my best to get the sharpest image with all of my composition and never make excuses of grainy shots due to camera limitations. This is where my style I've mastered bounced flash technique for dynamic lighting. Motion blur is totally unacceptable for my work and this is also the case for majority of all wedding photogs. Of course intentional blur is fine but that's it for blurry hand motions.

Shoot RAW and I use the xrite colour passport for my colour calibration with LR. Although with fuji you can just shoot presets and mass process in LR.

Macro lens is nice to have for ringshots. 23mm f/1.4 or 35 f/1.4 is nice to have for detail shots. 56mm is cool but all depends on subject distance. 23mm and 56mm is a good combo IMO.

All depends on your style...... as far as gear goes I'd suggest alot of batteries and memory cards.

If I was to "risk" buying a single memory slot camera I'd take the new X-T20 over the X-T1 simply because of better noise control and 24mp for added real estate in cropping with more pixels. I think the X-T20 will also have faster AF to satisfy "most".

Dance floor stuff I'd be concerned that flashes do not have focus assist lights.....that alone is another topic all together.


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Mar 12, 2017 21:41 |  #4469

About $500+ CDN vacuum tube upgrades (rolling tubes with some 50+yrs old to modern manufactured tubes) have prevented me in buying a 6-8K amplifier!! :)

The change in sound signature was enormous. Sound stage opened up and much more organic realism in vocals. Not bad considering I'm converting digital files and NOT spinning vinyl!!!

X-T2 and 16mm did a fine job in pleasant images with reasonably controlled noise.


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Mar 12, 2017 21:48 |  #4470

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I run with three cameras at weddings so I can split up things as needed, usually the X-E2 has a wide on it 8/12/18 for the odd fun shot and the XT and XPro split up a 23/56 or 16/35 and the odd time the 90 if the church is large. Something like the 56/90 is good at weddings but it will depend on how/what you like to shoot & what your bride wants in shots. More than lightly you have been asked because she likes your images so just do what you do. Having spares at weddings is a good idea, cameras are reliable these days but they can lock up and get knocked/dropped/stolen so it pays to have another one at hand. if you miss a key wedding shot you've missed it end of story.

Yeah, she actually asked specifically for me because she saw my work via my brother on Facebook. My plan right now is to use the X-Pro2 as the main body with my 35/1.4 and use the X100T as the second body, if I get a third body I'd use either one of my MF 50mm lenses on it (I rarely shoot longer than 85mm equivalent). The venue is small, so I'm not super worried about having a longer lens, but I wouldn't mind having a backup ILC body incase something goes wrong with the X-Pro2 (not likely).

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Having dual memory slots is something I'd really suggest having in a camera body. These days I only use Sandisk Extreme Pro for my SD cards for a piece of mind. SD cards are much more reliable now than ever before.

When I shoot the occasional wedding I do find that my primary body (5dmk3) has dual slots for a piece of mind. I used my 5dmk2 as my secondary body that had an 85Lmk2 or 70-200 f/2.8IS mk2. One reason why critical photography I will only purchase dual slot bodies now. For casual events photography I still trust Sandisk Extreme Pro over Lexar (my second choice).

I'm still finding even both my 16mm and 10-24mm with X-T2 is still not as fast as even my Canon 5dmk2 using centerpoint single point AF (not constant AF). My 5dmk3 and 80D is ridiculously blazing fast compared to my X-T2.

For weddings I feel redundancy is your best friend. Buy OEM batteries (still not fully happy with 3rd party batteries) and swap to fresh ones before critical moments. Have a safe belt pack or pocket with protective memory card holders for the full cards. Spare flash units too. Bare minimum if i was shooting fuji I'd own 2x EF-X500 or Metz M400 ttl/hss flash units or maybe Nissin i60A. Mind you I'm into bouncing flash for events indoors or shooting a spit of flash outdoors to fill in shadows. Even with my X-T2 I am finding it not forgiving even at iso 3200 if you underexpose a bit. I do my best to get the sharpest image with all of my composition and never make excuses of grainy shots due to camera limitations. This is where my style I've mastered bounced flash technique for dynamic lighting. Motion blur is totally unacceptable for my work and this is also the case for majority of all wedding photogs. Of course intentional blur is fine but that's it for blurry hand motions.

Shoot RAW and I use the xrite colour passport for my colour calibration with LR. Although with fuji you can just shoot presets and mass process in LR.

Macro lens is nice to have for ringshots. 23mm f/1.4 or 35 f/1.4 is nice to have for detail shots. 56mm is cool but all depends on subject distance. 23mm and 56mm is a good combo IMO.

All depends on your style...... as far as gear goes I'd suggest alot of batteries and memory cards.

If I was to "risk" buying a single memory slot camera I'd take the new X-T20 over the X-T1 simply because of better noise control and 24mp for added real estate in cropping with more pixels.

Dance floor stuff I'd be concerned that flashes do not have focus assist lights.....that alone is another topic all together.

My X-Pro2 does have dual slots, ironically the only card I've ever had fail on me though is a Sandisk Extreme Pro... but even that the data was salvaged via software thankfully.

I've never had an issue where AF is concerned with my X-Pro2, my X-E2 would hunt sometimes if the light was very low, but I appreciate the heads up/concern.

I've also never had an issue with any of the batteries I own, most are Wasabi Power. I don't see how a different scenario would change that, but I will definitely be bringing more than enough batteries just in case anyway.

As for flashes, I'll be using my Yongnuo YN560's (x3). I've gotten very comfortable and fast with manual flash and have never had a single issue with them working properly with any of my Fuji bodies (which is more than I could say for my Sony bodies). I had thought about getting the Nissin i40/i60 since it's nice and compact and adds the ability for HSS, but I'm not sure I'll buy it just yet.

I already ordered one of the Fuji Macro tubes for the detail shots (even though the bride says she is "Most interested in candids").

As for the newer sensor... honestly to me the difference isn't that huge. The 24mp sensor definitely cleans up a little easier at high ISO, but it's not a night and day difference in my opinion. I've also never found the 16mp sensors to be lacking detail. My main concerns over the body choices really come down to; do I want to spend less for the larger and more magnified EVF of the X-T1 for advantages with manual lenses (something I love to use), or do I want to spend more for the smaller body with the newer AF system and 4K video potential (I haven't made a video in a long time, but I would like to get back into it)?

As for focus assist lights, again, never really had an issue so far with my X-Pro2's AF in any light I would normally bother shooting in, but if I did the camera does have an AF assist light built in.

Thanks for the feedback guys, I bolded the biggest differences in my head between the X-T1 and X-T20.


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