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  1. greyelm

    Fuji When to switch on the IOS in the XF18-55

    It's interesting that when I first got the 18-55 a few years back I found the IOS made images less sharp so I never turned it on, however the latest firmware has improved the IOS to the point that I leave it on all the time (I don't use a tripod very often).
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    Fuji When shooting vertically...

    Leica instructions from the 1950s. I usually use the method on the right.
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    Leica Coldest weather?

    Tough little cameras. From Leica News and Technique 1936.
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    Fuji Viewing with Adapted Lenses

    It's worth noting that with lens of longer focal length which would produce a small view frame in the OVF you can enlarge the frame by holding the front VF lever for a second rather than the quick flick to change to EVF.
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    Yorkshire Moors 2012

    Lovely pictures. I hope you avoided catching a dose of Wuthering Heights.
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    Fuji Viewing with Adapted Lenses

    You can use the OVF for framing (set lens focal length in the menu) but to focus you need the EVF to see the peaking highlights. It works like this; frame scene using OVF, press thumb wheel to bring up a magnified EVF, adjust focus until you see the blinkies, press thumb wheel to get back to...
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    Leica Budapest

    Nice picture. The colours look great with this scene. The frame looks similar to one found in Snapseed (a Google product). Snapseed is free and is available on iOS and Android. There was an earlier version that ran on Mac but is no longer supported. Snapseed was developed by Nik software and...
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    Leica This guy has many fascinating things for sale

    I recently bought a camera similar to this Leica, it was made in Germany to masquerade as a Soviet Fed. Very rare, it cost me a huge 15 quid.
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    Leica Jupiter-8M 53mm — NOT Kiev, But: LTM!

    Fast Zebra Made in USSR JUPITER-8 50/f2 LEICA FED Zorki M39 Lens + Box! | eBay There seems to be a number of these LTM 8-Ms including the one above which has an obvious Industar body. It will be interesting to see how yours performs.
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    Leica Jupiter 8 with 18 aperture blades?!

    I have a 1956 Jupiter-8 which has 9 blades and the focussing tab. I had a quick look in Pricelle's - The Authentic Guide to Russian and Soviets cameras but couldn't find an obvious mention of an 18 blade version of the J-8. The only mention I could find on the net referred to a 16 blade...
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    1 MP photo from 1998

    My first digital camera was a 640 x 480 (0.3 megapixel) obscure make that had no lcd only an optical vf. The images were rubbish.
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    Show "Flowers"

    Spring is springing.
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    Sony Deleting card images

    If you are downloading from the SD card using a card reader do not delete or format using the PC, return the SD card to the camera and format it from the camera menu.
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    Black & White, monotone and sepia

    The result of overnight carnage in my back garden. iPhone 5s
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    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    Are you sure he wasn't looking for his snowballs? ⛄️
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    Animals The Requisite Cat (Kitty) Photo thread

    Weather = Cold Compost Bin = Warm Compost Bin = Cat seat Taken at 300mm through a window with an old Super Cosina 75-300 (OM fit) adapted to a Fuji XE1
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    I moved. Come see.

    Nice set, beautiful part of the world. Your narrow road looks wider than many of our country roads in the UK. They can get a bit scary when you encounter the locals racing towards you. :eek:
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    Animals The Requisite Cat (Kitty) Photo thread

    Lurker at the threshold.
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    Pete is back......with apologies!

    Update: The Hosptal for Tropical Diseases (London) has a walk-in clinic mon-fri Information here. The HTD - Emergency Walk-In Clinic
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    Pete is back......with apologies!

    Pete, Have you considered going to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Blastocystis is not uncommon in the UK and the jury is out on its pathogenicity. In my experience multiple parasite infestation is common so it would be worth investigations for other organisms. I hope you...
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    Animals The Requisite Cat (Kitty) Photo thread

    Surprisingly no, this was first thing on a cold morning which is probably why she looks like a fur ball.
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    Animals The Requisite Cat (Kitty) Photo thread

    The cats in the neighbourhood seem to like my car.
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    Animals The Requisite Cat (Kitty) Photo thread

    Boxed up and ready to go.
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    USS Zumwalt - America's First Stealth Destroyer

    You can see design features of civil war ironclads.
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    RIP

    I'll stop now with a couple of Egyptian mummified cats.
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    RIP

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    RIP

    And another.
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    RIP

    Another church, another boneyard.
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    RIP

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    RIP

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    What REALLY happens when...

    At least his leg isn't cocked.
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    This flew over my house a few minutes ago!

    I was watching a documentary just yesterday about a Tiger Moth being renovated. It was said that the TM was designed to be put in a garage after the wings were folded and then towed to the airfield behind a car. There aren't many still flying so you were lucky to see this lovely example.
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    Show 'Insect'

    iPhone 5s
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    Color images from nature

    Sometimes my iPhone surprises me. Cropped image.
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    Stroll 1959 Chevrolet Apache Truck

    In the words of the great Ian Dury taken from the song Billericay Dickie, Cortinas were never the same after hearing this. Quote: "had a love affair with Nina in the back of my Cortina a seasoned up hyena could not have been more obscener she took me to the cleaners and other misdemeanours but...
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    Show "Flowers"

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    One colour: Red

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    Animals The Requisite Cat (Kitty) Photo thread

    My neighbour's cat waiting in hope.
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    High Contrast B & W

    Thanks, it was taken with my old Fuji X10 on EXR Auto mode and processed with a SilverEfex Pro preset with added red filter.
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    High Contrast B & W

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    Fuji X10 Pictures

    This contra jour shot appears to show the chosen ones. :)
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    Fuji X10 Pictures

    A couple from the old X10 taken this weekend. Little 'n Large Don't blink!
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    Animals The Requisite Cat (Kitty) Photo thread

    Brother and sister from the same litter.
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    Fuji The Fuji X-Pro2 is my first Fuji camera... HELP!!

    A new camera is always a challenge especially if the manufacturer is new to you, those of us with other Fujis have a head start. One thing I would advise is to initially leave the camera on the defaults and to go out and take pictures as this will get you familiar with the handling. You can...
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    Street Street photography (Image thread)

    One from last year.
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    What makes a street photo special?

    Time. Street photographs get better with age especially when they reflect the period during which they were taken. The popularity of "discovered" photographs is partly due to this.
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    Take pics at someone's wedding, unasked?

    Only a few years ago it was common for disposable film camera to be left on the guests' tables with instructions to take whatever pictures they wanted and then return to the bride & groom. I'm sure many great candid shots were obtained in this way. As long as the guests don't get in the way of...
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    Clouds over hometown

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