• Cameraderie, a friendly photography forum, join now for free! Welcome! 欢迎! स्वागत हे! ようこそ!

Search results

  1. KillRamsey

    Fuji Another good band, this time with famous people

    It is FAST. Love the speed of it, and the small size - but that's also helped by my own tiny hands.
  2. KillRamsey

    Fuji Another good band, this time with famous people

    Didn't even want to spend time editing these, so they're all SOOC. X-E3 and the 35 1.4. KBRY2930 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
  3. KillRamsey

    Fuji Another good band, this time with famous people

    Another tuesday, another really good band I'd never heard of. The Quick & Easy Boys... killer 3 piece with the 2 front guys wearing matching cutoff jorts of all things... KBRY2900 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
  4. KillRamsey

    Fuji Another good band, this time with famous people

    Another Tuesday, another good free concert. Another band I'd never heard of, who blew my doors off. Tango Alpha Tango, from Portland, been around 11 years or so, guitarist is just incredibly good. More than "good," he has incredibly good taste, and a great touch. Plays without a pick, big loud...
  5. KillRamsey

    Fuji Another good band, this time with famous people

    Mills has been touring with a big orchestral setup this year, I think. And I think he's enlisted John Neff and Will Tonks into that band, who are both insanely good musicians I knew back in college, because I keep seeing pics from the shows in their facebook feeds.
  6. KillRamsey

    Fuji Another good band, this time with famous people

    Same venue as last time. Yesterday a band came through that’s fronted by a guy I’ve known about and liked since I was in high school, Scott McCaughey. We loved his band The Young Fresh Fellows, even covered one of their songs a lot. In this iteration, the band is called The Minus Five, and it...
  7. KillRamsey

    Fuji Stumbled upon a good band

    Thanks all. Band was called Down North.
  8. KillRamsey

    Fuji Stumbled upon a good band

    I suspected they might be fun to photograph based on their description, so I tossed the XT1, 56, and rokinon 12 into the little Domke bag and went. Sure enough, they blew that place apart. Incredibly engaging, polished without being boring, just wild. I connected with them at the set break and...
  9. KillRamsey

    Fuji Recent Thoughts on the XE3

    (27) The Magical Shrinking Ray, as I call it.
  10. KillRamsey

    Fuji Recent Thoughts on the XE3

    I've enjoyed mine thoroughly for the type of shooting you're describing. Backup, and Casual. The resolution is frankly almost too much (I'm used to the XT1, and a lot of needs are purely web-based). I miss the tilt LCD, but the operational speed is QUICK, focusing is great in low light, it's...
  11. KillRamsey

    Fuji Wildflower Sunset Picnic

    I'm sure you've heard me say it, but I had the 1.4 and sold it on, never could get over the bulk, and the softness wide open. Much, much happier shedding 50% of the size and cost (?), only giving up a stop.
  12. KillRamsey

    Fuji Wildflower Sunset Picnic

    Bobby I'm enjoying the little 23 f2.
  13. KillRamsey

    Fuji Wildflower Sunset Picnic

    One of the theories I have for "what gear should I bring this coming Fall to hike down into the Grand Canyon" is "just bring the X-E3 with the 27 pancake on it and be done." - It doesn't get much smaller or lighter. - I have an awesome little circular polarizing filter for it that makes...
  14. KillRamsey

    Fuji Recent Thoughts on the XE3

    Loving mine, for what that's worth. Still prefer the form factor of the XT line, but man is the XE3 smaller and faster than the old XT1.
  15. KillRamsey

    Fuji Struggling with the 50-230

    You're doing most of what I would've said. Here's what I've settled on, and why: First thing to remember is that the glass in that lens is fine, it’s the AF motors that are slooooow. Not glacial, but hell - if you’re trying to shoot birds in flight, then yeah they’re really not quick enough...
  16. KillRamsey

    Fuji Rokkor MD 45 f2 adapted on XT1

    Took it out again a few times recently. Friday, riding at lunch: KBRX8691 by gordopuggy, on Flickr KBRX8688 by gordopuggy, on Flickr Also took it on a vacation last week to Oakland CA. That trip dulled my liking of this lens a little. Sometimes it's great. Sometimes it's just too soft. I love...
  17. KillRamsey

    Fuji Maybe another XT1?

    ^ That. The AF joystick alone, much less the cleaner high ISO and fast AF make it worth it for me, if I had the $.
  18. KillRamsey

    Fuji Panning and zooms with OIS ( 50-140 )

    I do this a lot with the cheaper 50-230 and kiteboarders / bikers. I notice a lag when I start panning, as the OIS offsets some of my initial sideways motion. But then I'm fine, and it helps the vertical jitters. Thus, I just make sure I start panning on them sooner than I otherwise might, get...
  19. KillRamsey

    Fuji First World Problem

    (I've said this before but) when I had nothing but the original X100, we took a trip to Peru to hike to Machu Picchu over 5 days. I had that little 12mp Bayer sensor device right on the center of my chest as I hiked, in a tiny black case suspended on the chest compression strap between my hiking...
  20. KillRamsey

    Fuji First World Problem

    it SOUNDED like a lot...
  21. KillRamsey

    Fuji First World Problem

    You won't be able to do this, I don't think, because the pull is so strong to bring too much. But .... what I'd do? Sony A7Riii + 12-24FE X-Pro 2 + 35 & 56 ...And that's it. The Sony will have the resolution and dynamic range you'd benefit from in landscapes, city scenery shots. The Fuji...
  22. KillRamsey

    Fuji Sunset Skiing

    I can't really describe how much better it was with eyeballs. Just a firey line across the valley, that when you looked close, was made of tens of thousands of trees.
  23. KillRamsey

    Fuji Sunset Skiing

    Thanks all!
  24. KillRamsey

    Fuji Sunset Skiing

    Wife decided to try and catch the sunset at our cross country ski spot, up near Mt Hood. We sorta made it - had to ski FAST to climb a hill to get a view. By then it was all burning red light on the opposite hills, nothing much left. But it was incredibly pretty. XT1 + Rokinon 12 KBRX7980 by...
  25. KillRamsey

    Fuji Final thoughts on the X100S

    Coooool.
  26. KillRamsey

    Fuji XF 16mm f/2.8 Formally Announced

    I'm sure it will be great. But it doesn't tug at me personally, because... - When I want 16ish, I have the rokinon 12 or the xf18-55, both of which are as fast or faster (and I know, they're not the SAME focal length, but it's in the ballpark) - When I want "small" I have the 27 f2.8, which...
  27. KillRamsey

    Fuji Interesting read about the 35mm 1.4

    Fascinating. And, my love of this lens has only grown.
  28. KillRamsey

    Fuji So tell me your experience with the 56/1.2XF

    It IS a lotta glass in motion in there. Glad you like it.
  29. KillRamsey

    Fuji So tell me your experience with the 56/1.2XF

    I've had both (35 1.4 & 56) and an XT1 for years. 35 is a little slower, and it chitters (I think of it as R2D2 talking to a photographer-style Luke Skywalker) as the front element racks in and out. Neither is bothersomely slow.
  30. KillRamsey

    Fuji So tell me your experience with the 56/1.2XF

    Meanwhile the best thing I ever see (that helps me, anyway) is when someone compares a new lens to one I know.
  31. KillRamsey

    Fuji So tell me your experience with the 56/1.2XF

    Exactly. No, it's not "pretty darn fast," as the 35 f1.4 I'm comparing it to is not a fast AF lens. But it's fast enough. It clears the hurdle of "annoyingly slow?" nicely, but it doesn't vault into "surprisingly quick" territory.
  32. KillRamsey

    Fuji So tell me your experience with the 56/1.2XF

    That complicates things. The 50 is a stop and a half dimmer (not bad). It's a lot smaller. It focuses faster. It's sealed. And it's only 6mm shorter FL. Hmm...
  33. KillRamsey

    Fuji So tell me your experience with the 56/1.2XF

    Sorry, I just re-read your thread title. I should’ve aimed my answer a little more at “my experiences with (it).” I would say this: It gets billed as a portrait lens, and that’s fair. It’s great for that. But I have found it very, very useful for the following: Indoor Events. It is...
  34. KillRamsey

    Fuji So tell me your experience with the 56/1.2XF

    3 examples of why I love it: XT1, AFS, single shot mode, subject coming at me at about 18 mph? KBRX2225P by gordopuggy, on Flickr Skiing, at f2: KBRX8210 by gordopuggy, on Flickr And lest we think it never gets shot smaller than 2.8, an f14 grab on the way to work one morning: KBRX3908 by...
  35. KillRamsey

    Fuji So tell me your experience with the 56/1.2XF

    AF is faster than the 35 1.4, but slower than the 18-55, if that helps? I shoot sports with it sometimes, like bike races. I notice the AF speed in those cases (as in "I wish this were a little faster"), but it doesn't mean I don't get the shots. It's fast enough that, given how crisp the images...
  36. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    I find that when I'm going somewhere dark, it's 100% the XE3 I'm taking. The differences are so pronounced (AF speed, ISO, black-out time in EVF) over the XT1 that it's just not a question.
  37. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    “What would I gain in an X-E3? I updated the firmware to make it almost an X-E2s, what else would be improved?” I wouldn’t advocate for upgrading an XE2 to an XE3, necessarily. I’m not sure the differences are big enough, but … - Touch screen. I hated it until I turned off the ability to tap...
  38. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    Now that I have the XT1 (repaired) back, last night standing around the dim kitchen I compared them with the old 35 f1.4 lens. The XE3's autofus speed was much faster, over and over again. The XT1 wasn't SLOW, per se, but the XE3 was a lot faster.
  39. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    I also tend to get focus, then lock it when my subjects aren't moving (like during a wedding ceremony, when everyone up there is standing still as a statue for minutes at a time). But moving shots were no issue for it.
  40. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    I haven't had any autofocus issues whatsoever with the XE3. My settings, should you choose to try and replicate it when testing: - AFS - Focus point size is about 1 click up from the minimum box size (ie, small) - Camera is not in High Performance mode - Lenses used so far: 23 f2, 35 f1.4...
  41. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    Astia is my normal preset, has been for years. As for shutter lag, when you're used to the XT1 it's absolutely fine. The only time I was ever annoyed by it was shooting guys kite surfing, flying through the air on big jumps where you're trying to pan with them and keep them framed, with the...
  42. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    (Luke) I thought it was great. Focus is maybe a hair faster with 35 f1.4 on the XE3 vs on the XT1, but really it's the shutter lag and EVF blackout times that are lighting my brain on fire. I can't believe how pleasant it is to have the response rate be so fast. I had no complaints before...
  43. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    I reallllllly like Acros. And how damned fast this thing is. I canot believe how many shots I can fire off per second, silently (electronic shutter), with good focus. It makes me giggle. SOOC, with the venerable old 35 f1.4... KBRY0095 by gordopuggy, on Flickr KBRY0109 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
  44. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    AFL works now. Got things set correctly. It lets me know it's locked with a tiiiiiny little icon down bottom left of the screen. The XT1 let me know by turning my focus box green, which I liked better.
  45. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    I *believe* I have that off. Lemme check.
  46. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    Impressions after ~30 exposures… 1. AFS….. I don’t have the High Performance option turned on, and it’s already extremely quick, to me. In fairly dim indoor night light, I was rocking back and forth between a close object and the far wall, back and forth, and it never missed. Focus locked on...
  47. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    While I'm typing, anyone know why my AFL button isn't L'ing my AF? Can't figure out why. Not on hold, not on/off, just never actually does anything period. 1. I acquire focus with a half press. 2. I press AFL (single press or hold, doesn't matter). The focus box does not go green. 3. I point...
  48. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    Walking down the street and back... From the driveway: DSCF0012P by gordopuggy, on Flickr Propped on a sign post, "stopped down" to f4, almost a second long exposure, car going past: DSCF0019P by gordopuggy, on Flickr Highly secured vending machine: DSCF0021P by gordopuggy, on Flickr Back...
  49. KillRamsey

    Fuji XE3 Arrived!

    First new camera since the XT1 in 2014. It's been unboxed, the kit 23 f2 is upon it, I think I have my settings dialed in, and I'm going to walk around the block in the dark shooting whatever I can. ...deep breath. Took it out of the box, and it felt TOO light. Like a M4/3 camera. Said aloud...
Top Bottom