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Jul 14, 2018 14:27 |  #7681

What are you using for the modifier as far as a stand? I’ve found an old monopod fitted with an adapter so I can mount a flash adapter works great if I’m by myself. I can hold it in my left hand and camera in right.


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Jul 14, 2018 14:37 |  #7682

The modifier is a collapsible two foot beauty dish fitted with a grid, it's mounted to a Godox S type bracket that holds the AD200 in place. That is on an extension arm but a light stand or mono pod would do also. I find this to by strong enough for this while being nice and light. Power was 1/2 or there about. Triggered by an xpro-f, I killed the ambient with 1/4000 so only the flash was providing lighting.
Alan I shot in manual using a best guess of 1/4 power so only needed to power up the flash by one stop for the lighting I wanted. Not to bad. (If that's what you are asking? or perhaps about the trigger). Thanks all.


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Jul 14, 2018 16:20 |  #7683

F2Bthere wrote in post #18662352 (external link)
I have always enjoyed your posts and consider you as close to a friend as one can get in a forum relationship, so I feel compelled to be brutally honest.

It is not worth $500. If you have read my advice to others, you may have noticed that my philosophy is that if a piece of gear doesn't allow you to (1) make a type of image you can't make with what you have which is important for you to make--or at least make it substantially easier to make said image or (2) will pay for itself quickly because it helps you get or keep clients or (3) costs little enough for your budget that you can justify the simple pleasure you will get from buying it.

But, if you were to buy it, I don't think you would regret having spent the $500 once you had paid the bill.

So, either way, you are a winner!

Your sincere friend,

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Oh, I completely agree! That was why I used so many ellipsis. I know it won't really improve anything by going to the X100F and I more than likely will never get one... but I still think about it :lol:

And thank you for the kind words! I truly love this forum :)

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Jul 14, 2018 17:36 |  #7684

Deeper edit from todays 10 min shoot in the local cafe. I was just saying in our coffee and Fujis group that it was so great to be able to just shoot people for yourself (and your selfishness) as opposed to shooting for work. I needed this today, it's kind of recharging.

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Jul 14, 2018 20:04 |  #7685

AlanU wrote in post #18662578 (external link)
For example I was reminded how the Royal Mounted Police only use Nikon camera gear or documenting crime scenes.

Unlikely this is for color reproduction accuracy, more likely Canada has a federal purchasing agreement with Nikon. Any major camera brands color accuracy is more than sufficient for crime scene photography and, to account for any discrepancies in color reproduction, most agencies with good CS photography policies will photograph a pre-printed color card after properly setting white balance. The pre-printed card is then kept with the case file for comparison against the images in any future proceedings.


Canon, Canon......definitely.​...definitely faster, Canon, definitely Canon....definitely faster.

  
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Jul 15, 2018 00:34 |  #7686

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Yes compared to XF, but I was comparing to FF as most other folks do.

I need to get one of the adapters. There is no clear side by side review anywhere. And none of the reviewers will tell about real problems. All reviews are becoming more and more marketing in this age.



Agree on awesome lenses though I didn't like 120mm f4 IS that much but I only spent very short week with it. Money wise I don't agree. See I have no problem to pay if the lenses were faster to their FF equivalents. I know it is harder to design, but supposedly Fuji is the one of the best from all I hear. Folks say 23mm is for landscapes, then why you need even f4. Make it f2.8 and I will happily pay $2500 for it. Same with 45mm f2.8, 35mm equivalent to f2.2 or something. I am looking forward to rumored 85mm f1.4. I know it will be expensive. Fuji should also offer TS as well as some portrait lenses with leaf shutters.

On cost thing, Fuji's new 200mm f2 will be $5k or higher which is too much IMHO and I am one of the persons who was actively looking for canon 200mm f2. Only reasons I didn't buy it, I was worried a newer version of it will come, and I wanted GFX at the same time so had to pick one. Fuji's 200mm f2 len will be good but 5k or higher for crop lens is ridiculous. I know there is no other choice but just look at Sigma 105mm f1.4 for $1600. And no 200mm f2 won't be as good as using Canon 300mm f2.8 IS or the 400mm f2.8 IS unless Fuji's does what Sony did with their new 400mm f2.8. As much as I like Fuji, their tech alone is not as good as Sony (mainly to keep costs down in my opinion). Just compare AF, eye detect between Fuji and Sony. For lot of folks these two items don't matter but for overall systems, these are pretty important along with service support, durability, rentals etc.



Ok, so compare it to FF. In that case, an f2.8 lens has DOF like an f2.0 lens. And you can still adapt what you want.

As for costs, what you say sounds reasonable before you consider the actual costs in producing a lens for the larger sensor and how much more expensive that makes the manufacturing. The coverage needs to be bigger so, for a given set of specs, you need more glass. The resolution and quality need to be up to the "over 100 MP" standard Fuji has set for itself. The FF lenses you are comparing almost all fail this test. Note how many FF shooters started realizing much of their Nikon glass was NOT up to the much lower than 100MP standard set by the D800 series. Now bump that to 100MP.

Realize that even Zeiss had to raise its game on lenses to keep up with the new sensors coming out of Sony (Sony makes most camera sensors these days). The Batis line is a reaction to many of their previous lenses not resolving enough. Sadly, they sacrificed the Zeiss rendering in most cases when they upgraded the designs (the 100/2 and 135 seem to have been wonderful exceptions). In most cases, the FF Zeiss lenses got a lot bigger. And were frequently a stop slower, too. And this is only covering FF not MF.

Fuji manages to retain excellent rendering while achieving the stunning resolution and covering the larger sensor, besting Zeiss. This all gets expensive. And is quite special.

On top of all this, the bigger glass requires stronger focus motors and internal movement and stability support. We have not even brought up the R&D costs and the relatively smaller numbers of lenses being sold in a niche market.

When you push this up a stop, it magnifies all the issues further still.

Compare the Fuji Lenses to lenses which are actual competitors and they are quite well priced. Competitors need to resolve beyond 100MP. Competitors need to cover as big of a sensor. Competitors need to render at least reasonably well. Now try to find less expensive lenses that are that good or better. Or that good and faster.

Once you take these factors into account, the issue changes.


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Jul 15, 2018 08:21 |  #7687

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Jul 15, 2018 11:57 |  #7688

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Jul 15, 2018 12:45 |  #7689

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Jul 15, 2018 14:48 |  #7690

I want some!


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Jul 18, 2018 09:03 |  #7691

X-T1 card slot problem. This just happened the ejection function is gone. The card just freely slides into the slot no resistance. The
card no longer pops up I remove it by using my finger nail in the card groove. The camera works fine should I be concerned? Has
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Jul 18, 2018 10:25 |  #7692

For those of you that have sent gear into Fuji repair, what was the typical wait time? my X-Pro 2 was received on 6/28, and as of today, it still shows order status as "in process". Granted I wasn't able to call and make payment until I got back on 7/6.


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Jul 18, 2018 10:30 |  #7693

Thought i would chirp in here... Fuji X-E1 18-55 f2.8-4 R LM OIS


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Jul 18, 2018 10:37 |  #7694

I buckled today and just ordered an X-T2 of my very own, I know there will be a new camera available in about 5 months but the price right now... Pick it up tomorrow - giggidy. Guess the X100F is on hold for a bit now


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Jul 18, 2018 10:41 |  #7695

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For those of you that have sent gear into Fuji repair, what was the typical wait time? my X-Pro 2 was received on 6/28, and as of today, it still shows order status as "in process". Granted I wasn't able to call and make payment until I got back on 7/6.

I think it can depend no the country you are in. I waited almost six weeks here in Ireland but I had a loaner so really didn't care how long they took, without the loaner I'd have been on the phone after four days. We still don't have FPS in Ireland but in the UK they have it for free.


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