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    Merlin Emrys
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    Northern New Mexico
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    Most of my photography is meant to document Nature as I see and experience it. So much of the land and wilderness has already been lost, and even more is endangered by those who wish to feed their addiction to greed, power, and control.

    My hope is to inspire people to protect what is left, and to go out and experience it for themselves.

    Other creative activities include abstract expressionist painter, writer, musician, kayaking, hiking, cooking.
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  1. Yes, there may well be some differences with the in-camera settings for jpegs. The obvious ones (film sim, shadow, highlight, colour, NR, etc.) are the same in both cameras, though, although those setting would not seem to affect AWB.
  2. Post-gig report. The lighting was really awful, and varied quite a bit in different parts of the room, so using one grey card shot was useless. However, the auto white balance on the X-T1 worked almost perfectly, except for a few shots. But in general, it was quite poor on the X-T2, and many of the photographs needed individual white balancing in pp. Any ideas as to why that feature works so differently in the two cameras?
  3. Yet another tee shirt and shorts autumn day in the Nature Preserve. The trees, rocks, and connections with nature were deep and inspiring. X-T2, 23/1.4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
  4. Thanks very much, Chris!
  5. Thanks, Vivion -- much appreciated!
  6. After the first hard freeze Monday night, hard to imagine hiking in tee shirt and shorts today. But another off-trail adventure beckoned, with warm sunshine and a cloudless sky. It is always somewhat treacherous to abandon the relative safety of the trail for steeper inclines, dicey footing, lots of sharp-thorned cacti, and scrambling on all fours back up to the top of the mesa. But the rewards of being amongst the amazing rock cliffs and formations, close to the earth, and the stillness and solitude, make the effort well worthwhile. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  7. It is too dry here for rust. And yes, it a fantastic lens! Especially since I figured out what had happened with the S-C-M dial. Thanks again for your recommendation.
  8. Lovely colours and perspective!
  9. I agree completely, Alan. It seems to be the easiest dial to move, not only when using the camera but when it is riding on my hip. At least now I know what to look for should the issue arise again. Thanks! N.B. Now that the problem is resolved, and not having to view the images and think about the 23/1.4 being defective, I looked at some of them again. The IQ and such of that lens is amazing!
  10. I have never used AFC with any of my digital cameras, so the behavior of the lens was completely baffling. But virtually all of my photographic subjects are stationary, or mostly so, thus I never had need for the C mode.
  11. Wow! Those are BIG horses, with huge fetlocks.