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  1. gryphon1911

    Show: Birds

    From the sea side
  2. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    I still wish that I was able to take the Nikon Z6, but the Fuji did everything I needed it to. Perhaps next trip!
  3. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    While rain is a factor, at the beach my concern was more the sand and dust and sea water. The Fuji 50 is a nice, small lens too. A great little portrait and medium telephoto option.
  4. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    The majority of it was night scenes at f/2 and f/2.8. Places where the f/3.8 aperture of the 55-200 would not be sufficient. The other images were some portraits and I shot those at f/4 or f/5.6. SO could very well have done those with the 55-200, no problem.
  5. gryphon1911

    My Father

    Just as an update, my friends - at 2:54am on August 13, 2019 my father passed in his sleep. He is scheduled for cremation at 1pm today and services will be held on Friday the 16th. I'll be leaving for my drive to PA on the 15th. It has been a bit of a struggle with mixed emotions. So sad...
  6. gryphon1911

    Show 'Insect'

    Some proper insects. LOL
  7. gryphon1911

    Show 'Insect'

    I know they are not "insects" but I though they might fit the theme anyway. :)
  8. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    I wonder if some of it also had to due with the shooting conditions. The weather sealing at the beach and days of rain made me aware of the lack of weather sealing on the 35/1.4. None the less, you are correct though and it seems that the 50mm field of view is not as important to me as the...
  9. gryphon1911

    Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island, Manteo, NC (image heavy)

    Recently returned from a week long vacation to The Outer Banks in North Carolina. We stayed in an ocean side house in Nags Head, but we traveled around a bit up to Corolla and Duck and over to Roanoke Island to go to Manteo and Wanchese. Also drove through Alligator River Nature Preserve in...
  10. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    Ok, so I went through and only pulled in the ones that are "keepers". keepers in this instance are defined by the following criteria: I would show them to others They are in focus they are reasonably framed I like them :) There are no duplicates. For example, I shot a few bursts of birds...
  11. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    I can. When I get back home I'll look into it.
  12. gryphon1911

    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm Classic Chrome Film Simulation

    Some play with a Kodak Portra 400 film simulation. Kodak Portra 400 Film Simulation Film Simulation = Classic Chrome Sharpness = +1 Shadows = +2 Highlights = -1 Grain = Strong Noise Reduction = -3 Dynamic Range = DR400 Color = +4 ISO = Auto (6400) White Balance = Auto, +2R, -5B Exposure Comp =...
  13. gryphon1911

    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm Classic Chrome Film Simulation

    Played about with another Kodachrome like simulation on vacation (OBX - Nags Head and Manteo, NC). This time a Kodachrome 25! Film Simulation = Classic Chrome Sharpness = +3 Shadows = +1 Highlights = +1 Grain = Off Noise Reduction = -4 Dynamic Range = DR400 White Balance = Auto, +2 Red, -5...
  14. gryphon1911

    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm Acros Film Simulation

    Some Ilford Delta 3200 Film Simulation! Taken during my vacation to The Outer Banks, NC. This was at Fishheads Bar and Grill. The band is The Red Stapler Duo. Film Simulation = Acros + G Sharpness = -2 Shadows = +4 Highlights = -2 Grain = Strong Noise Reduction = -4 Dynamic Range = DR400...
  15. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    200mm got cut off but it was 287 images at that focal length. No real surprise in those numbers for me. Although it possibly means that if Fuji made an affordable 200mm (or even a 150mm to 180mm f/4 prime) I'd probably be OK with that and could drop the 55-200.
  16. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    I used them all, the 35mm the least, the 23mm the most, then the 16mm, 55-200, then the 50mm I'll run a report in Lightroom tonight and get specific numbers. Those estimates above were off the top of my head. The real numbers are outlined in the image in the post below.
  17. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    Just to let you know, I'm back from vacation and officially took the Fuji X-Pro2, 16/23/35/50 and 55-200 lenses. This is the first shot I got upon arrival with the 35/1.4: This was off the back deck of the rental property. I started off the trip using a Kodachrome 25 like film simulation...
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    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    And...I'm silly... I decided to go back and look through the archive of all my Outer Banks images and see what the ratio of focal lengths were from previous trips. 802 images from 3 previous trips (all cameras and all lenses) with focal lengths going from 8mm through 200mm The bulk of the...
  19. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    Not sure there will be any fast action unless kite surfers are considered fast. Surely nothing that the Fuji could not handle. 😁
  20. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    Well, I was leaving toward the Z6, but my crew just for a project and they might need the Z6 and lenses for that while I'm out. So it might be the D500 or Fuji. I'll know for sure tomorrow.
  21. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    I have a drone, but it is not legal to use where I'm going to be staying.
  22. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    My wife understand my passion and fully support it. I'm an aware of not letting my photography get in the way of moments and fun while in vacation. I was actually going to bring the Z6 and the 2 zooms. I wanted capable, but simple. I really appreciate the information and others points of...
  23. gryphon1911

    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    To add some additional info. Family vacation, no kids mine are grown. The Nikon 70-300 is the new AF-P FX version. The 12mm is indeed the Samyang MF prime.
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    Just for fun - You Get To Decide What I Take On Vacation!

    Just to have a little fun, I'd like to see what you'd bring if you had my gear. Fuji XE3/XPRO2 Nikon D500/Z6 Fuji Primes: 12/2, 16/2.8, 23/2, 27/2.8, 35/1.4, 50/2, 90/2 Fuji Zooms: 18-55 and 55-200 Nikon f-mount primes: a bunch of manual focus stuff ranging from 20mm all the way up...
  25. gryphon1911

    the Cemetery image thread....

    Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH
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    Fuji Showcase 90mm F2

    From a Drink and Click event in Columbus Ohio July 2019 - Brewdog Franklinton, Fujifilm USA and Midwest Photo Exchange Sponsored. Model Julia Hollon. I wanted to get my hands on a GFX 50R and lens, but they were out of them all night. I'll just have to bite the bullet and rent one of them...
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    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm 16mm f/2.8 WR

    It is a great option for that field of view
  28. gryphon1911

    3 generations - a gift

    It is an interesting juxtaposition, but in my mind I think the assumptions of what is going on speak more than what actually was. She could have been reading literature on the art in the room and discussing it, she could have been sleeping, on her phone, had a sore back. In 10-20 years, I...
  29. gryphon1911

    3 generations - a gift

    I wouldn't necessarily say "harsh"...but since there is room for interpretation, it may not be that far of a stretch to assume that a cellular device is the cause of the apparent "disconnect". Now that people have had a chance to view the image and formulate opinion, I will state that she was...
  30. gryphon1911

    the Cemetery image thread....

    Lakeview Cemetery is the resting place of 2 people I did not know about. Went there looking for the Haserot Angel and also found Eliot Ness and Harvey Pekar. I would have gotten picks of US President Garfield's memorial, but it is under renovation at the moment and covered in scaffolding...
  31. gryphon1911

    Fuji Recent Thoughts on the XE3

    Just got my 27 in the mail yesterday. Hope to be able to muck with it sometime today.
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    Fuji Recent Thoughts on the XE3

    I was really hesitant to give up my Oly PEN-F. It was my "if in doubt", camera. All that doubt went away when I had some quality hands on time with the X-E3. My concerns of system sluggishness, poor AF speed were put to rest quickly. Fuji lenses were always sharp and rendered well...but the...
  33. gryphon1911

    3 generations - a gift

    I agree...and I know what she was doing but chose not to provide that information. Much like I do not think that everything in a movie needs to be spelled out - allowing for some interpretation gives images the ability to transcend the here and now and provide for the possibility of relevance...
  34. gryphon1911

    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm Acros Film Simulation

    Ilford HP5 Film Simulation Film Simulation = Acros + G Sharpness = 0 Shadows = +2 Highlights = +4 Grain = Strong Noise Reduction = -3 Dynamic Range = DR200 White Balance = Auto Color = n/a ISO = Auto (6400) Exposure Comp = 0 Experimentation at the Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland and downtown...
  35. gryphon1911

    3 generations - a gift

    Absolutely. There are many layers to any image.
  36. gryphon1911

    3 generations - a gift

    The Gifts. This was a gift to me, as I was fortunate enough to have walked into the room and saw this scene before me. I had the Fuji X-E3 and 23mm f/2 on a Black Rapid Sport strap hanging off my right hip. I immediately pulled the camera to my eye and there it was, almost perfectly framed...
  37. gryphon1911

    Nature is **Graphic Content - deceased bird**

    **warning** the image below may not be something everyone wants to see. Any chance I get to be outside, I try. Even at work, during my break time, I head out and walk a mile. I usually see all matter of birds typical for the central Ohio region. On this particular day, I happened to be...
  38. gryphon1911

    Findings from my first big event with my current kit

    I've paired down my camera gear a bit and now my biggest struggle is do I take the Nikon or Fuji kit. It mostly comes down to whether or not I want to shoot with the Fuji film simulations and SOOC JPG, or if I'll need that blazing speed and reliability of the Nikon. It can still be a struggle...
  39. gryphon1911

    Fuji Fuji XF16-80mm f/4 OIS lens leaked

    Fuji will announce two new lenses tomorrow... - mirrorlessrumors Could be interesting. I was disappointed in the XF 18-135 - did not like the IQ from it at all. I could see this lens in its field of view being very useful. I hope that Fuji got this one right and I could see the 18-55 going...
  40. gryphon1911

    Findings from my first big event with my current kit

    It's funny how we change over time. I wonder if it is a similar experience with food. About every 7 years our palettes change and we may like or dislike foods we did/didn't in the past. I started out with zooms and have flip flopped back and forth between primes and zooms. The Fuji X...
  41. gryphon1911

    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm ProNeg STD Film Simulation

    Got to playing with a new recipe this weekend: Fuji Industrial 100 Film Simulation Film Simulation = Pro Neg Std Sharpness = +2 Shadows = +2 Highlights = +1 Grain = Weak Noise Reduction = -4 Dynamic Range = DR400 White Balance = 3200k, +8R, -8B Color = +1 ISO = Auto (6400) Exposure Comp = +1/3...
  42. gryphon1911

    Performer

    Well captured moment. The expression on her face speaks volumes. Thanks for sharing.
  43. gryphon1911

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    If I hadn't gotten such a good deal on the 35/1.4 used , I would have picked up the 35/2 as well. The weather sealing for on the XPRO2 is where it is at for me for these X cams. The XPRO2 is great for hiking when I want to go lighter.
  44. gryphon1911

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    So far, I'm really liking the look and rendering of the 23/2. Even the side is nice!!
  45. gryphon1911

    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm Astia Film Simulation

    I may or may not have over exposed those a touch. Most likely user error. :)
  46. gryphon1911

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Fuji 23mm f/2 R WR!! I have my complete set of Fuji primes now. Got it before the sale ended. I got the black version. Image © Fujifilm USA
  47. gryphon1911

    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm Astia Film Simulation

    Put your Velvia film simulation images here with any custom settings you may be using! I just started experimenting with it a little bit this week. Kodak Ektar 100 Film Simulation Film Simulation = Astia Sharpness = +1 Shadows = +3 Highlights = +1 Grain = Off Noise Reduction = -3 Dynamic...
  48. gryphon1911

    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm Acros Film Simulation

    Ok.... Finally got it and tried my hand at the ilford Delta 3200. Still a work in progress, but I like the grain structure so far. The recipe at this moment: Film Simulation = Acros + G Sharpness = -2 Shadows = +4 Highlights = -2 Grain = Strong Noise Reduction = -4 Dynamic Range = DR400 White...
  49. gryphon1911

    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm Velvia Film Simulation

    OK! Back at it and I think this one is a winner! Kodak Ektachrome 100SW film simulation!! Film Simulation = Velvia Sharpness = 0 Shadows = +2 Highlights = +1 Grain = Weak Noise Reduction = -3 Dynamic Range = DR200 Color = -1 ISO = Auto (6400) White Balance = Auto, +3 Red, -4 Blue As always...
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