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  1. Ghostbuggy

    Micro 4/3 Olympus 12-100/4 Pro: Flexibility vs Portability

    I was never really interested in the lens, although I am very sure this lens is (surprisingly) excellent, not only because of the range coupled with the provided image quality and sharpness, but also the ability to use Sync-IS in combinations with my Olympus / OMDS bodies, the size and weight...
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    Show Clouds Sunrise/Sunset

    The sooc jpeg wasn't too pleasing, so I processed this one using DXO PL5. DSCF2969_DxO by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    Fuji Showcase Classic Negative Film Simulations

    I am surprised this thread didn't get any more posts. While I know Classic Neg is quite a bit controversial and, unlike Classic Chrome, is pretty deviding between "loving it!" and "hating it!", I thought it still is very popular. Classic Neg is my most favourite film simulation, it has a fairly...
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    Show: Random Picture Thread!!!

    Framed moon DSCF2942_AP by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm Classic Chrome Film Simulation

    Classic Chrome is my second favourite film simulation, these were taken just yesterday using the Kodak Brilliance film recipe based on Classic Chrome. Dirt road through the fields... DSCF2943_AP by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr ...asparagus harvest, the harvesters have already left. DSCF2945_AP by...
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    Scenic Show: Clouds

    Some thicker clouds were disrupting the sun on a nice, warm evening. DSCF2921_DxO by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr Another shot, sooc. DSCF2932_AP by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    Fuji X-Pro3 first impressions

    The 18mm is just a wild guess, for sure it's 23mm at the wide end, as you still have some space between the frame lines and the actual borders of the viewfinder. In fact if you want to take advantage of the "view outside the frame", 23mm would be the widest, I guess 18mm would simply fill the...
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    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    A few days I ago I was strolling around the local woods on a familiar road, being hit by a creative blockade and complete lack of photographic motivation, I took notice of a battered tank trailer which is used to supply drinking water for the cows on the field. Trying to find beauty in the...
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    Nature Wildflowers in the Wild

    A cluster of dandelions. DSCF2846_AF by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    Scenic Show: Clouds

    Almost exactly 14 months ago on a nice early spring day, cotton candy clouds as far as the wide angle lens can see. P3120773_DxO by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    Fuji X-Pro3 first impressions

    I am not sure if it is worth to share my first impressions now that this camera is two and a half years on the market already. But maybe it is of interest anyways. The X-Pro3 is my first X-System ILC, the positive experience from my X100V purchase let to an expensive and unwanted GAS attack...
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    Fuji Fuji X-T40

    Considering Fujifilm just re-released the X-T30 a few months ago, I kind of doubt we'll see an X-T40 anytime soon. With the big event getting closer day by day, we might get some more clues about what's next in terms of X-System cameras. Personally I could see an X-T5 happening next after we get...
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    GAS What was your best purchase of 2021?

    The printer itself isn't cheap, in fact it was quite a bit above my maximum budget. But I figured out by the time I would need to replace the initial cartridges, the higher price of the printer would almost be offset and on the long run, the EcoTank would be more economical. Of course there are...
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    GAS What was your best purchase of 2021?

    I have to say that's quite a difficult question in regards of photographic gear and equipment. The most interesting one for sure would've been the Epson ET-8550 printer for a number of reasons: My former Canon Pixma printer died earlier last year for good and I haven't been able to print...
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    Show "Doors"

    Front door of the small village church in Raben, Fläming. DSCF2713_AF by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    I spotted this old, vine covered searchlight inside a falconry, judging by the primary building, it might've been some East German listening or radio post. DSCF2797_DxO by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr Look over the barbed wire. DSCF2728_DxO by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr The whole building. DSCF2733_DxO by...
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    High Contrast B & W

    Shooting against the sun. DSCF2676_AF by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    Architecture Show: Churches

    Church of the small village Raben. DSCF2709_DxO by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    Gear Porn

    My Olympus Pen-F DSCF0479 by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr P8034758 by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    Animals The Requisite Cat (Kitty) Photo thread

    Enjoying a lazy day. DSCF2500_AF by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    Documentary Urban Unquiet - Modern Dystopia

    I don't know if these fit, but during that visit and strolling around there, I had that odd, surreal dystopian feel. IMG_20141012_134753-01 by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr IMG_20141012_134514-01 by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    Nature Show "Flowers"

    Close-up of some blooming rapeseed. But does it really count as a flower? DSCF2627_DxO by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    Nature Show Landscape

    Spring finally has arrived, with days not only getting longer, but warmer too (at least as long as the sun is shining). Rapeseed already blooming on the fields. DSCF2635_DxO by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I just ordered my first photobook: TO:KY:OO by Liam Wong. The topic is nighttime photography in Tokyo, with the shots trying to imitate or recreate a "Cyberpunk" related atmosphere as you'd see in movies like Blade Runner or Ghost in the Shell. I ordered the hardcover version just for the sake...
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    Fuji CV Nokton 23mm f/1.2 ASPH

    I just noticed the lens is actually already available here in Germany, a local photo store in Berlin has it in stock, price is €699, which is a bit cheaper than their 35mm f1.2 lens. Since I've just bought the 90mm f2 last week, my budget is completely drained for the next couple of months...
  26. Ghostbuggy

    Fuji X100V lens hood and filter

    I don't mean to play the Necromancer here and bring back dead threads, but I would like to chime in on the topic. I got my X100V about a year ago, right from the moment I got it, I've been using a hood, adapter ring and filter in order to make it WR. Since the original Fujifilm WR kit doesn't...
  27. Ghostbuggy

    Micro 4/3 Showcase OM System 40-150mm f4 Pro

    Nice, especially the last one. Is it just my first impression or is the bokeh a bit more calm and pleasing when compared to the 2.8 Pro, which in my opinion can have sort of a rather "busy" looking bokeh.
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    Micro 4/3 OM-1 post-processing software

    Capture One also recently added support for the OM-1, you can either get it outright or via subscription. There currently is a 40% discount promotion going on by using coupon code Spring40, they also have a 30-day trial. DXO, to my knowledge, also stated they are going to add support for the...
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    Hot Deals! Capture One - Spring deal 40% off

    Not advertised anywhere on Capture One's website, but it still works: You can get 40% off, both on subscriptions as well as the full licence, when purchasing Capture One Pro 22. Just order the desired product of your choice, upon checkout you can activate a coupon code, use code Spring40 in...
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    Fuji Dear Fujifilm, I would like to have in the next kaizen firmware upgrade...

    I too have the impression the idea of "Kaizen" firmware updates has been abandoned. For example it would be nice if the existing X-Trans IV cameras would be updated with the latest JPG features and fim simulations, they all use the same sensor and same processing unit after all. The X-T3 in...
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    Micro 4/3 Favorite walkabout prime?

    For me it would actually be a tough choice between the 17mm f1.8 and the 75mm f1.8 when deciding between just using one prime. I love the 75 1.8, the focal length might not be for everybody, but I like the high compression look. On the other hand, the 17 is not only much more compact, but more...
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    Micro 4/3 Showcase Olympus 12-45 f/4 Pro

    OM Digital Europe had an almost impressive promotion for this lens during the last christmas season, I got it for €369. I think it is a nice alternative to the excellent 12-40 f2.8 Pro and while it doesn't seem to be much smaller and lighter on paper, the difference in actual real world use is...
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    Micro 4/3 Showcase Olympus 75-300mm ii

    I think this lens is kind of underrated, especially considering the price and the still somewhat compact dimensions. For people like me, who don't really shoot wildlife often, this is a nice affordable way to get more reach. P2121421_DxO-1 by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr P2121426_DxO by Kaltpfote...
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    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm 16mm f/2.8 WR

    This was the third lens for my Fujifilm kit and completed my initial trio of primes. I am not that much of a wide-angle user, so it didn't get as much use as it should have. Mushroom, the great minimum focus distance allows for some nice environmental close-ups DSCF1049 by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr...
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    Fuji Third lens for a small kit

    Personally I like the small 50mm f2 lens, it is the first lens I bought for the system and found the ~75mm equiv. FL quite useful. Mike3996 said it is too clinical and boring, I've read that a lot about pretty much all of those "Fujicron" lenses, however I'm not sure if I would agree. I've never...
  36. Ghostbuggy

    Not another mu-43 user...

    Thanks for the warm welcome, like John said, a lot of familiar names and avatars here ;)
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    Fuji CV Nokton 23mm f/1.2 ASPH

    I am kind of excited for this lens, as I can imagine it might work very nice in combination with my X-Pro3. I was already interested in the 35mm Nokton, however I am not too thrilled about that focal length - the new 23mm is a different story. I've heard the first units already started...
  38. Ghostbuggy

    Micro 4/3 Showcase OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO 17mm F1.8

    My first prime for MFT and sort of my most favourite lens for the system. At one point I tried the 17mm f1.2 Pro, however I ended up selling that one and kept the small f1.8 counterpart, even though the bigger Pro lens offered quite a surprising jump in terms of image quality. For me it embodies...
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    Fuji Showcase X100 / X100S / X100T / X100F & X100V Photo Thread - Please add yours!

    The X100V was my entry to Fujifilm and I ended up liking the small camera a lot more than I actually thought. While the first few days were a bit rough, because I needed to learn the way it works, I quickly started to see why the X100 series is so well regarded. It's a great "throw in the bag"...
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    Fuji Showcase 90mm F2

    It reminds me a lot of my Olympus 75mm f1.8: The lens isn't terribly large, yet it has a surprising heft to it. Due to the size of the lens hood, which seems to be around 50% the length of the actual lens, the lens looks a lot larger than it actually is. I only got it last week after not...
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    Not another mu-43 user...

    ...but here he is. Like a number of other current or now former members of the mu-43 forums, I also followed the suggestion to check out Cameraderie. Since I've also started to build up a Fujifilm kit last year, it might also be more fitting posting here. In any case, I live in a small town in...
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    Fuji Showcase Fuji XF 50 2.0

    I like the 50mm f2 a lot, compact, light and nice balance between normal angle and light compressed telephoto look. DSCF2301_DxO by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr Angler's club home in the mist. DSCF2017_DxO by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr Mailorder cat, sooc jpg. DSCF2026_AP by Kaltpfote, auf Flickr
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