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  2. merlin

    X-T2 in-camera settings

    For most of my custom settings, I set sharpness and NR to -3 or -4. If need be, those can be implemented in pp. I tend to reduce highlights (-1 or -2) and increase shadows (+1), which improves contrast. I generally leave colour at zero, as I can apply added saturation in pp, if desired. The idea is to reduce pp, so I can spend more time taking photographs than sitting at a computer!
  3. merlin

    X-T2 in-camera settings

    Great idea, but my very detailed EXIF app does not list the settings I am wanting (e.g. highlights, shadows, colour, sharpness). But I have come up with three custom configurations to try, using Velvia and Provia film sims.
  4. Mike G

    Had this itch for a while now

    I thought the X-H1 shutter was quite sensitive to the touch, but the G9 seemed even more sensitive, I suspect it will take me a while to get accustomed to its action, until then I need to learn to use B.B.Focusing. Well it seems I had the G9 set to “halfpress to release” set to on, once I set it to off the shutter button is now OK, oops.
  5. Mike G

    X-T2 in-camera settings

    Merlin, I don’t know if it’s possible for you to access the Exif info for a shot prior to your repair, you may be able to get the settings and manually put them in. Hope that helps!
  6. Mike G

    Had this itch for a while now

    I would add that the G9 EVF is quite amazing, 3.860k @ 120 FPS and looks huge and is much better than the X-H1, which ain’t bad at all! Well at least to my eyes.
  7. vivionm

    X-T2 in-camera settings

    Don't bother with all that faff. Shoot RAW and tweak in post.
  8. vivionm

    Had this itch for a while now

    Oh dear. What a worrying development. Nevertheless, we may see some great photos from Mike as a result. BTW, I see that Moulton have introduced their first mountain bike. Now where's me credit card ...
  9. Dallas

    Had this itch for a while now

    I'll have that 8-18mm for 2 weeks and will be doing extensive on-the-job property photography with it, so look out for that review.
  10. Mike G

    Had this itch for a while now

    Yes I know, but wondered! The G9 is smaller than the X-H1, also I like that style of grip and don’t get on with tiny gear at all. After a settling in period the next purchase will more than like be the P Leica 8-18!
  11. Dallas

    Had this itch for a while now

    Worst lens ever. (you know I am being sarcastic, right?) You got the 12-60mm for chips then, Mike. Congrats on the new rig. I think you will really like micro four thirds as a system. I think the body you have chosen is probably the biggest MFT one there is, so you aren't going to benefit from the lightness of the system with that one, but if it isn't lightness you're after then it matters not one whit. I was actually planning to do an article on what gear I would choose for MFT if I was starting again today. Goodness knows I have been through enough of the bodies and lenses!
  12. Yesterday
  13. merlin

    X-T2 in-camera settings

    Just got my X-T2 back from Fuji repair, but they did a system reset and all my in-camera shooting menu settings (e.g. highlight, shadow, NR, sharpness, color) are back to zero. Can anyone suggest what settings might be best for landscapes, nature (e.g. flowers) and portraits? Next time I will be sure to create custom settings banks!
  14. Clactonian

    Had this itch for a while now

    Always good to find somebody prepared to scratch that itch! Sold the wife, re-mortgaged the house, gave the children away to satisfy my 56 year itch. Enjoy your new kit. Looking forward to seeing some great results.
  15. Mike G

    Had this itch for a while now

    What’s wrong with the 75mm 1.8? As I got the 12-60PL as part of a kit, the price worked out to be about £500ish and I get to claim £300 cash back after 30 days! 😎
  16. anabasis

    Martyr

    A follow up image; after the waters go down. Nikon D2x, Sigma 15-30mm f3.5-4.5 @15mm, ISO 100, f8, 1/80th
  17. anabasis

    Prophetic Sign

    Mike, In a perfect world I'd have had a 400mm lens to affect that. Sure I can crop like this, but the image goes to pot trying to enlarge that much.
  18. Dallas

    Had this itch for a while now

    Oh. My. Word. I should have seen this coming. Before you know it you'll be adding lenses like nobody's business, Mike. Whatever you do, don't get the Olympus 75mm 1.8. Or any of those other primes. You'll be selling your house before you know it. On a serious note, I look forward to hearing what you think of the G9. I will be picking up the Pan-Leica 8-18mm for a 2 week loan period tomorrow, which will be followed by the other 3 lenses in the line, including your 12-60mm and the Nocticron.
  19. Ya see, I’ve had this itch for several months now and I have convinced myself that I really need to try out the mu4/3 field. This doesn't mean I don’t like my Fuji gear anymore, far from it. But I have this itch to try another system, which needs to be scratched. Had to sell off three premium lenses to fund the experiment but I wasn’t using them very much at all, so off they went to the great PX emporium in the sky. Brand new G9 + Panasonic Leica 12-60mm 2.8-4 arrived this morning, initial impressions are good. But it will take me ages to get familiar, with all the strange new buttons and menu options to get to grips with! Smaller than the illustrations would have you believe, smaller than the Fujifilm X-H1 by about a centimetre. I have smallish hands but the camera seems to fit them quite nicely, good oh. The Leica 12-60mm feels smooth and not at all sloppy. The camera and lens feels that they go well together, and they are fast. I thought the X-H1 shutter was quite sensitive to the touch, but the G9 is even more sensitive, I suspect it will take me a while to get accustomed to its action, until then I need to learn to use B.B.Focusing. I’m impressed with the quality of both body & lens, the combination of the Leica lens and Panasonic body doesn’t feel heavy. More comments to follow as I grow into the camera! Luckily here there is a wealth of 4/3s experience to draw on!
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  21. Clactonian

    Prophetic Sign

    Great spot but I don't think it needs all that foreground Jeremy.
  22. armando_m

    Oshkosh 2018 Airshow

    Outstanding series , the first image shooting from another plane is certainly not a common sight, absolutely fantastic opportunity I really like the images with the living history group
  23. Greg Drawbaugh

    Oshkosh 2018 Airshow

    Vivion, You are correct, I work over the contrast for some of these in a "secret sauce" I use as a plug-in. As I said up front, I like a little different look in my shots, especially when there are so many other really good photographers at the same event, I like mine to look "different."
  24. vivionm

    Oshkosh 2018 Airshow

    Agree with Alan. The F-22 shot is spectacular. I am curious about the post-processing of some of these shots. Can't put my finger on it, but there is something about the contrast ...
  25. Dallas

    Prophetic Sign

    Great find. It kind of reminds me of the Frank Zappa album cover for "Ship arriving too late to save a drowning witch".
  26. merlin

    The Ides of August

    Morning rain and overcast skies did not deter us from another grand off-trail adventure in the Nature Preserve. We always take a somewhat different route through the backcountry, and then scramble up steep slopes to just below the soaring rock cliffs. The rocks, trees, shrubs, cacti, lichens, and vistas made for good company along the way. Immersing ourselves in the stillness and nature energies is always uplifting and inspiring, offering fresh and positive perspectives on life. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
  27. Greg Drawbaugh

    Oshkosh 2018 Airshow

    C-17 "Globemaster III" blast-off over a lineup of parked T-6s, Olympus E-M1 mkI and Olympus 40-150 Pro
  28. Greg Drawbaugh

    Oshkosh 2018 Airshow

    F-16 "Viper" and P-51D "Mustang" Heritage Flight, E-M1 mkII and Olympus 300mm Pro
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