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    To those affected by Hurricaine Harvey

    45.6 inches of rain recorded at the far end of our street. Numerous houses on the bayou side of the street took on water, probably 1-3 feet in depth. Miraculously, the opposite side of the street - where we live - wasn't flooded.
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    Fuji EXIF viewer

    One other option: if you open an image in Preview on the Mac, Command-I takes you to a display which includes most - but not all- of the EXIF data.
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    Fuji EXIF viewer

    Ahh....of course. Well, EXIF Editor works with all photos that haven't been stripped of EXIF data.
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    Fuji EXIF viewer

    I have one called Exif Editor on my MacBook Pro. Author is Martin Novák. I hardly use it, as all the EXIF data I regularly need is available in Lightroom.
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    Hey Kyle, check this out

    Just an aside: my very first 3-speed English bike (circa 1956) had Sturmey-Archer gears. Haven't seem that name in decades...
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    Sony Movie management

    A little surprised that iMovie won't accept mp4, but there are conversion programs available. I've used one called Any Video Converter (Free) with some success. I've also used Video Shrinker to downsize. For transfers, I use Dropbox to get around the limit on e-mail servers.
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    Official Fuji Xspot Selfie/shots of members thread

    Beautiful family, Amin!
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    New York, again

    Just terrific....! Of course, I especially like the Coolpix A shots - very inspirational. Thanks for sharing, Ray!
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    Fuji DPReview Test of Fuji X70

    Certainly threw cold water on my interest in the camera. Will soldier on with the Coolpix A.
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    Fuji X-70: Some more pics and thoughts

    Horses for courses. Two of your "sway factors" go the other way for me: I'm seriously considering the X70 because of the tilt screen and touch focus capability. I used the HiBW mode with the GRD III and IV and never warmed to it; would rather use the capabilities of Silver Efex Pro to do...
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    Nikon Nikon DL series

    The LX7 image stabilization works very well for me. Not sure I have a M43 lens that stabilizes as well. The ND filter is a big factor, as is the size: my LX7 rides in a dry bag in the cockpit of my kayak. Size matters! :-)
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    Nikon Nikon DL series

    I'm looking at the 24-85 as a replacement for my LX7, which I now use mostly for video. Built-in ND filter and 4K UHD very appealing. I believe I read that there's going to be an optional EVF...? I do use the Panny LVF2 with the LX7 and it's really helpful in sunny conditions.
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    Nikon Coolpix A Refurb: Couldn't Resist

    Of course, Fuji came out with a similar model (X70) just after I bought the "A". No regrets, though; I really like the Nikon. Still getting used to 28 mm perspective, but that will come.
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    Fuji New firmware for Fuji X-E2

    I'm really glad they revised and reissued the entire user manual; would have been too difficult to capture all the differences in an addendum. I feel like I've purchased a new camera - at zero cost!
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    Micro 4/3 No Love for the New Panasonic GM5?

    Still love my LX7...just couldn't bring myself to upgrade to the LX100. Maybe if the LX7 were to die...
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    Nikon Coolpix A Refurb: Couldn't Resist

    I'm finding the interface to be quite comfortable. Unlike some other cameras with extraordinarily complex menus, this one is just about right for me. The Shooting Menu and the Setup Menu are particularly clear; I'm unlikely to use the Retouch Menu, but it's fascinating to look at the list of...
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    Nikon Coolpix A Refurb: Couldn't Resist

    Postscript on this one: there's a good chance that yesterday I did indeed have the AF slider in the macro position. Today's performance is much, much snappier. Thank you, Thomas, for the valuable tips!
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    Nikon Coolpix A Refurb: Couldn't Resist

    Did you assign AF-ON to Fn1? I've seen that mentioned before. Sort of like back button focus with a front button... Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Nikon Coolpix A Refurb: Couldn't Resist

    Ray, good evening. Alas, the first thing I checked was firmware version - 1.12. I would have been disappointed if the camera had come out of refurb without the latest FW. I didn't really give AF a fair test today; will wander around tomorrow and see if I can get used to it. I need to check out...
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    Nikon Coolpix A Refurb: Couldn't Resist

    I decided to give the somewhat unloved little camera a go; something about getting a $1000+ camera for $300 that just became too tempting to overcome. Very nice build quality! I figured out to set up most of the critical features without too much trouble, in spite of my decades-long background...
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    Micro 4/3 Showcase Panasonic LX100 I/II picture thread

    My favorite compact was and is the LX7, which is arguably a direct ancestor of the LX100. I've been tempted to upgrade for the 4K video, but the lack of a neutral density filter on the LX100 has held me back a bit. The LX7 has one, and I do use it on occasion. Wonder why it wasn't included in...
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    camera (video or stills) primarily for (quality) audio

    Hi, Luke. All's well. Retirement keeping me very busy!
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    camera (video or stills) primarily for (quality) audio

    Panasonic GH2 has a 2.5mm mic input. Found a 3.5 to 2.5 adapter on Amazon.com.
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    camera (video or stills) primarily for (quality) audio

    +1 for Zoom recorder. I opted for the Zoom H2n. Excellent sound quality, lots of flexibility.
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    Videographer & Photographer

    As I approach my dotage (some would say I'm already there), I find my learning style has evolved - perhaps not for the better. There was a time I would try to figure out how to repair something without reference to manuals or other written materials. Then I turned to online step-by-step...
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    Videographer & Photographer

    Steve, I hear you. I've been wading through a lot of videos to find the nuggets for instruction and inspiration. It's a time-consuming process....but as a visual learner, it's a price I'm willing to pay. Coupled with the great suggestions from John and Kin, I'm getting a better feel for what...
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    Videographer & Photographer

    John, thanks for the advice and the words of encouragement. Recently I've been falling under the siren sound of 4K and UHD video, while in fact I'm nowhere near ready to use that technology effectively. My lightly used GH2 just took on a new luster... Lens-wise, I don't have the 12-35 and...
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    Videographer & Photographer

    Kin, thanks very much for the words of advice. Most of our targets will be outdoors, so low light won't really be an issue. We're more likely to have too much light, so ND filters are making their way into our kit. Do you have recommendations for lenses to use with the GH2? Unfortunately, I...
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    Videographer & Photographer

    Apologies for resurrecting a three-month old thread... I help manage a Facebook page for a non-profit nature education organization. When we post a nice still photo, we may get several dozen "hits". On the other hand, when we post a video - however technically deficient it might be - the view...
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    Sony Sony RX100 IV announced.

    I've been asked to start shooting some video for a local group; having seen some of the 4k footage, I know I won't be satisfied with 1080p anymore. I don't want to go way upscale, and even the Panny GH4 is a little pricey for what I want to accomplish. I've been researching the Panasonic FZ1000...
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    Software Lightroom 6 rumored to have photo merge built in.

    Depending on the charge for the upgrade from 5 to 6, I may be tempted to go with the Creative Cloud subscription - assuming it will continue to be available in the US for $9.99/month. I said I wouldn't ever do it, but...resistance is futile...
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    Software Lightroom 6 rumored to have photo merge built in.

    Nice! Wonder how it will stack up vs. Photomatix, Google HDR Efex Pro, and Photoshop?
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    Perfect Effects 9 Premium Edition: Free

    I've paid pretty close to top dollar for onOne products over the last few years. A little disconcerting to see them giving away what I paid for...but that's life I suppose.
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    Rescued bird - Leica 'D-Lux'

    Looks like a Yellow-rumped Warbler to me - yellow patches on sides are a key field mark. Nice photo!
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    Fuji An early Christmas present from Fuji for X-E1, X-E2, X-Pro1 and X-T1 users

    Kyle, a little late to bring this up now....but the firmware was available before 0600 CST this morning. Took about 10 minutes, half of which was finding a suitable SD card for performing the update. So you could have had your XT1 updated before the family was awake!
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    Fuji No Real Desire For "S" Or "T"...

    Well, I'm preserving the original receipt just in case it finally decides to fail. Hopefully, Fuji will still perform the repairs for a reasonable cost if it comes to that. Looked at used X100's on B&H; they're still going for $640-$700, so the magic must be working.
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    Fuji No Real Desire For "S" Or "T"...

    Steve, I should carve out a little time soon to do some of the comparisons you suggest. I don't have a 23/1.4, so - as you suggested - I'll do some with the 27 mm pancake. For an upcoming car trip, I'll be packing a mixed kit of X-E2, X-A1 and X100 so hopefully I'll find time to do a little...
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    Fuji No Real Desire For "S" Or "T"...

    I'm torn on this one. I have a lightly-used X100, but it's in the "12A" serial number group that suffered from sticky aperture blade (SAB) problems. I've never had any issues, but my confidence in carrying it as my only camera has never been strong. And yet...I do have other X cameras and...
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    Ticked at Apple

    I'm still using a 4s as well, owing to being "grandfathered' in an unlimited data plan. However, the performance of my phone in terms of processing speed, battery life, and stability has declined to nearly the tipping point. The frequent crashes after app updates are the most troublesome; they...
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    OSX Users: Acorn

    Sue, thanks for the response. I understand now. My comment on iPhoto was unduly harsh, and I apologize for that. I just didn't care for the "rules" around its use as it grabbed my photos without being asked and put them into places I couldn't easily find! :-) As an engineer and tinkerer, I...
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    OSX Users: Acorn

    Sue, your comments about "not adapting to" Lightroom are kinda left dangling out there. What are the things about Lightroom that you don't like? What are the advantages of Acorn over Lightroom? My experience as a fairly recent convert to Mac was that I took one look at iPhoto and found it...
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    the Cemetery image thread....

    Not a great photo, but special to me. Through ancestry.com and findagrave.com websites, I was able to locate the graves of my great-great-great-great grandparents in a small cemetery in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was our first direct ancestor to migrate to America, coming here from Germany...
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    The Photographer's Ephemeris

    +1 for Sue's comments. I used TPE for moon photos the other night to get both direction (which was pretty obvious) and elevation (a bit more significant in terms of determining what buildings and trees might need to be worked around). It will also calculate sun shadow length for a given...
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    Fuji Checking Firmware Verison on X-A1

    BB: I just acquired the X-A1 body in a deal not quite as lucrative as the OP but close. I've put the 27mm pancake on it to make it fit in a small belt case. Results so far are only so-so, but I haven't really given it a fair test. I do like the tilting LCD, though - the range of motion of my...
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    Fuji Checking Firmware Verison on X-A1

    Yes, that's exactly how you check it. My X-A1 had the original version: 1.00. I updated directly to 1.20, which basically provides support to some lenses I don't own. But I generally try to keep firmware up-to-date.
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    Fuji Narrow your horizons

    Great observations and photos, Bill. I just purchased an X-A1 body for a near-giveaway price and immediately mounted the 27mm on it. You've inspired me to get out and about in my neighborhood - thanks for that!
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    Top ten compact cameras for travellers

    Next month I fly to my high school reunion near Ray's neck of the woods. Packing will be challenging; my clothes will be in my roll-aboard, so I'll have to squeeze cameras and - probably - laptop into a "small personal item" as the airlines call it. Will want a camera or cameras for two...
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    Top ten compact cameras for travellers

    Last week, I attended a seminar put on by National Geographic Traveler magazine. The primary lecturer was Dan Westergren, the magazine's Director of Photography. Evidently, it was he (or a staff assistant) who developed the list; he discussed it in a brief segment of the seminar. He had...
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    Top ten compact cameras for travellers

    I recently traveled to Banff National Park and agonized over what to take along. I wound up taking the X-E2 and a variety of lenses; only two - the kit zoom and the 14mm - saw the light of day. That combination traveled well in a very small over-the-shoulder bag while hiking. I also got some...
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    Sony Trying to make a decision is too difficult

    I assume the folks to whom you sold the lenses had upgraded their cameras' firmware...? I'm pretty careful about staying current, although I haven't installed the latest version that reportedly supports the 18-135 lens (no interest). Waiting for the rumored big upgrade this fall.
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