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  2. crowecg

    My Fuji 27mm f/2.8 Mark I Pancake Lens Review

    I agree that it is a great little combo. It replaced a Nikon J1 for me and actually wasn’t much bigger. Being an APS-C set up it also replaced a DSLR system too.
  3. Andrew L (gryphon1911)

    My Fuji 27mm f/2.8 Mark I Pancake Lens Review

    I've always loved the idea of the small coat pocketable camera. Better than cellphone quality, but not much bigger. I toyed with the notion of the Nikon Coolpix A, but initial cost and lack of a viewfinder out me off. I tried several Fuji X100 series as well as the Ricoh GR II. They all had great qualities, but usually feel short in some stress that made them not a keeper. The Fuji had great IQ, but lacked a speedy AF and poor battery life. The Ricoh had great IQ, but lacked a viewfinder. They all had the failing of/ben
  4. Dallas

    My Fuji X100V Review

    Great review, Andrew. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Andrew L (gryphon1911)

    My Fuji X100V Review

    The leaf shutter was awesome, not only being quiet, but allowing for a wider range of flash sync speeds than the DSLRs that I've used. The hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder was something that we'd never seen before. While not pant pocketable, it was certainly coat pocketable, or te ability to throw it into an existing backpack or us a small belt like pouch made you want to take it with you everywhere. The original X100 used a Bayer sensor, so IQ was a known thing. But then the honeymoon ended. Slow auto focus, slow overall camera response caused us to miss sh
  6. Dallas

    Defishing the 7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens

    Interesting option, Andrew. When I was still shooting a lot of real estate for one client I sometimes used my 7.5mm Samyang in very small bathrooms and applied a Lightroom defishing profile I picked up from somewhere. The results weren’t too bad either.
  7. Just for the fun of it, I picked up the 7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 fisheye lens for Fuji X mount. I've been using it on the XT3. I've defished it using 2 different methods. One is using the Nikon 10.5mm fisheye profile in Lightroom and the other is using Nik Perspective Efex fisheye mode. In my opinion, the Nik software edges out Lightrooms performance in the edges. Just wanted to share some of the fished/defished images. Original fished JPG (Yes, that is my big, fat sausage finger in the bottom right corner) Defished using Nik Perspectiv
  8. Fuji makes 2 medium to long telephoto zooms. I've previously owned the Fujinon 55-200mm XF f/3.5-4.8 OIS lens and now own the Fuji 50-230-f/4.5-6.7 II OIS lens. Note that all images taken with this lens for this review were on the Fuji XPRO2. 1/340, f/8, ISO 250 @ 230mm 1/350, f/6.7, ISO 400 @ 230mm Handling/Size/Weight As far as APS-C zoom lenses go, this one I find to be a good size. I have a hydration backpack with a set of 2 small pockets. The larger of the 2 pockets can hold the 50-230mm Fuji lens with room to spare. It weighs very littl
  9. danielm

    My Fujifilm X-T3 Review

    Thank you for your excellent review of the Fujifilm X-T3. Many points you have highlighted can also apply to the Fujifilm X-T30 , the first model you have considered, although the smaller one doesn't have the same EVF performance. It is also obvious that the X-T3 have a better ergonomic than the X-T30 but as you have rightly mentioned the compactness of the Fujifilm X-series cameras and the presence of traditional analog control dials (added to the more electronic push buttons) have created a busy crowded space that is not perfect for handling and can provoke unwanted and unaware functionality
  10. Dallas

    My Fujifilm X-T3 Review

    My Panasonic G9 has this ability to power or charge the camera from an external USB power brick, which is fantastic. I think it's a Micro-USB port - the same kind that you see on older external hard drives. I wanted to buy this power bank that could clip onto a tripod leg, but alas it's only got a 1A output and the G9 needs 2A. USB-C ports have presented a big problem for me on my 2018 Mac Mini because of their RFI with 2.4GHz connected devices. Mine likes to drop out the trackpad randomly during the day and if I plug in the HyperDrive USB-C hub I use on my iPad Pro it will discon
  11. crowecg

    My Fujifilm X-T3 Review

    That makes accessing USB PD easier. USB-C to micro USB cables are a bit harder to find.
  12. Andrew L (gryphon1911)

    My Fujifilm X-T3 Review

    It is USB-C
  13. crowecg

    My Fujifilm X-T3 Review

    I’ve used the little EF-X8 flash on my X-E3 and will do a bit of fill. Even though it is drawing power from the camera battery, it is really slow to recharge, and I might be missing something but there doesn’t seem to be any indication that it isn’t ready and it just lets you shoot away without it. One other issue is you have to make sure you are in single shot mode for the flash to work. Overall, I found it a little disappointing compared to the pop-up flashes on Nikon cameras, which seem to “just work”. On the topic of batteries and power, Fuji may have been a little ahead of
  14. Dallas

    My Fujifilm X-T3 Review

    Thanks for posting this great review, Andrew. It's good to have you back.
  15. Andrew L (gryphon1911)

    My Fujifilm X-T3 Review

    Introduction When I made the trip to the camera store, I had no intentions of really buying anything. I was curious about looking to see if there were any used Fuji XT30 for a good price, but it was really only a curiosity. When I arrived, they had a few used XT3 bodies at good prices. Bringing along some unused lenses and flash gear just in case I saw something was a good idea. After trade value was taken into account, I got the XT3 for hundreds less than I could have gotten the XT30. Let's see how well this Fuji flagship performs. 50-230mm
  16. Andrew L (gryphon1911)

    Fujifilm Simulations to Mimic Actual Film Stocks

    From my understanding from various press releases and articles published by Fuji themselves, the names of the in build film simulations are homages to the "look and feel" they were going for and not an actual representation of that exact film stock. I often found the base Velvia film simulation underwhelming, and the Eterna one some cameras not mello enough in the shadow tones. In a way, I guess it's good that they did it that way. Gives you more latitude to experiment. Come up with some interesting looks. I like my Ilford Delta 3200, although I think it may be a little too contrasty
  17. crowecg

    Fujifilm Simulations to Mimic Actual Film Stocks

    Looks interesting, I’ll have to try a few. Surprised that the velvia recipe takes the built in one and adds colour +2!
  18. There is a lot that I like about the Fujifilm XF camera system. From the analog inspired control scheme, to the "cron" f/2 small weather sealed lenses. One other thing that has gotten me enamoured with the Fujifilm cameras is the ability for the camera to "mimic" actual film stocks. I first started getting into this with the Olympus PEN-F, with the COLOR and MONO dials. I found that implementation a little too cumbersome and abandoned trying to use it. I find the Fuji implementation easier to use and get the looks I'm after. I get a lot of the recipes for color f
  19. Luc de Schepper

    Cemetery and Simulated Kodak Tri-X

    The film simulation recipe looks good, as do the images 👍
  20. crowecg

    Cemetery and Simulated Kodak Tri-X

    An interesting selection with a good look to them. There are a few sources of colour recipes out there and I am just starting to play with them - it has taken me a while to understand Fuji’s highlight and shadow settings and I’m liking adding a bit of them to the built in b&w or acros.
  21. Andrew L (gryphon1911)

    Cemetery and Simulated Kodak Tri-X

    Can you imagine, we could have a contest to see who colorizes monochromes and gets the most accurate! LOL
  22. Dallas

    Cemetery and Simulated Kodak Tri-X

    And lately with Photoshop's new colourising tool I find myself turning B&W into simulated colour!
  23. Andrew L (gryphon1911)

    Cemetery and Simulated Kodak Tri-X

    I'm a huge fan of being able to create film simulations with the Fuji JPG engine. This one is from FujiXWeekly.com. Ritchie over there is creating some great film simulations. I've create a few of my own as well (monochromes) and will share some of those later. The Recipe: Kodak Tri-X 400 Film Simulation: Acros+G Dynamic Range: DR200 Highlight: 0 Shadows: +3 Noise Reduction: -4 Sharpness: +1 Grain Effect: Strong, Large ISO: Auto 1600+ Exposure Comp: +1/3 to +1 Clarity: +4 White Balance: Daylight, +9R, -9B Color Chrome Effe
  24. merlin

    16-80 f/4 lens

    Cholla Flowers and Buds
  25. merlin

    16-80 f/4 lens

    This morning's poppy flower. X-T2
  26. merlin

    16-80 f/4 lens

    Mid-Spring Wildflowers
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