I took a lighter load to Disney this year but was very pleased with the aforementioned kit. The 35 was great at night and the telezoom was surprisingly sharp for the economy model. The XE3, however, was really great to use. I've taken the Pen F to the same places before and even without IBIS...
I have been playing around with the current version of LR classic to see if I could lose the worm artifacts. And I think I figured it out. The issue lies in the detail slider. Keeping it at 0 seems to do the trick. This is shot at iso 200. The settings were
Lets go! 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.
Film Simulation = Velvia
Sharpness = +2
Shadows = 0
Highlights = -1
Grain = Weak
Noise Reduction = -2
Dynamic Range = DR200
Color = +2...
Thinking about this. I have the Xt3 and will see what the upgrade brings in April but I keep going back to the very clean XT1 files and thinking, wow these look better. The Xt3 does bring better autofocus, but it gets a little noisey if you lean on it.
On a tripod I always turn OIS off. My question is in fast action panning like the racing photos I recently posted , would you leave OIS on or turn it off? I intend to do some things differently on this next shoot. Raise my ISO to 6400 and my SS slightly. I still want the background blur but the...
Like the others in this series, any images taken with the Fuji cameras film simulation set to ProNeg STD.
Please share any custom settings. I pulled this one, again from FujiXWeekly website.
I did tweak a little, as you cannot bake in a custom color shift to the white balance in a custom...
Just thought I'd ask this.
I've just recently got myself an XPro2. Always wanted to pen one and up until now, i couldn't justify the price of a new one based on many factors.
Found a used one for a steal of a price on FM and snatched it up.
My only regret so far is not getting one sooner...
Picked this up yesterday....I think it will be a favorite in short time. Was able to hand hold the lens at night at 1/2 second!
Easily doable at 1/20th of a second. Some sample images below.
Images SOOC using a custom Panatomic X film simulation I' m working on:
Film Simulation Kodak...
Leica has little to none headroom in the highlights, Olympus has at least a stop.
How do the newer Fujis (X-Trans 3/4) possess highlight recoverability? I know I could be downloading sample files and playing with them myself but I don't know the shooting conditions behind the samples, and...
Went for a hike around Upper Derwent Reservoir in Derbyshire this morning. Weather was bright but with cloud but with no chance of rain, so I kept the 56/1.2 on for the whole hike - rather than using either the 16 or 90. All processed in Capture One
To be honest I'm not sure how I tripped on this lens. But after using it for a few days I'm very glad I did. This lens retails for $119. and not unlike 7a's 25mm f1.8, ($79.), it seems to offer some very serious image quality for an exceptional price. The build quality appears to be very...
Film Simulation = Provia/Standard (Agfa Optima 200 - Recipe found at FujiXWeekly)
Sharpness = 0
Shadows = +2
Highlights = -1
Grain = Weak
Noise Reduction = -3
Dynamic Range = DR100
Color = -2
White Balance = Auto, -1 Red, -1 Blue
Exposure Comp = +2/3 to +1
ISO = Auto up to 6400
Lens used =...
jpegs romanced a bit with Luminar 3.
Working with this camera is (I imagine) a bit like living with a savant. If you try to make it behave like other cameras, you will probably be frustrated and disappointed. There is very little you can actually control and trying to...
My wife surprised me with a trip to Cuba in June. Cuba has always been on my bucket list as a photo destination. I've picked out a backpack, but in trying to pack it lightly for the trip I'm conflicted. I have great gear and I want it ALL to go... stupid of me. So to start, do I go with...
I ran across this over the weekend
Kevin Mullins shared a few of his jpeg settings with the community - I plan to try a few of these out soon myself and wanted to share with those who may not have already seen this. I REALLY wish my X100T had ACROS but it isn't enough to get me into a F, yet...
While I will concede the 16-55 is better in certain areas for me this reaffirms what I have learned. The 18-55 is fantastic as a zoom. Good enough for me..
Following Andrew's Acros example, I thought I'd go ahead and start a CC thread. I took the image I posted in Andrew's Acros thread, and used the in-camera raw software to convert it to CC, bumping up the shadows to +2. Maybe not the best film simulation to try on a gloomy day. What do you think?
I didn't see this specifically, but thought it might be a good idea for us to share.
Since having the MONO dial on the Olympus PEN-F, I've been getting more and more into SOOC JPG processing. My usual workflow is to shoot RAW+F JPG with the "film simulation" of choice. The PEN-F gives you a...
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
Been working 6 days a week for 3 weeks so trying to catch up on completing the kit and the last hole got filled I think.Waiting delivery of a 56 f1.2 from FM forums member. Will be sacrificing a 35f2 and 50-230. My kit will now be 12, 16,23,56,90 18-55. I will rent anything else I think. Looking...
....would have a native 50mm f/1.4 lens. And it would be weather resistant somewhat. That's all. Everything else is sweet.
Why wouldn't Fujifilm make an X100 like this as an option, sort of like the Sigma DP Quattros? I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
Here's a couple I took just now. I picked up some LR presets from Serge Ramelli which seemed to suit these shots. Taken on my X-E2 btw.
Two posts by Martin Connolly, on Flickr
Blue reflections by Martin Connolly, on Flickr
My friend sold me his black X-E2 and I fell in love with it. Then came the X-Pro2 and my love for Fuji grew. A few key lenses and I was really happy with my new direction with Fuji. But then... I saw SILVER! I found a NOS silver X-E2 on eBay and is arrived today. I've not had an XC lens yet, but...
Ok. I've bought a new Olympus OMD EM5 mk2 + 12-40 f2.8.
Almost lost the plot with the menu/set up in the first couple of hours.
It's still giving me grief after 36 hours.
I am getting there though.
I am getting to like it.
The 12-40 f2.8 is a fantastic lens.
I reckon another 24 hours fiddling...
I stil have a Fuji XQ1 I sometimes take with me when we are out for a walk or snowshoeing. 'Still makes very nice images, acknowledging the sensor size, etc. Super nasty weather in northern Vermont today with heavy snows still falling from last night. 'Just playing around with undoubtedly the...
I believe there's plenty to be shot at longer focal lengths. Fuji may not have the 'perfect' 70-200 (lightweight, compact, sharp) that M4/3 system has but it's got plenty of good primes that should be more than excellent.
For example, the 60/2.4 macro that everybody ignores? I hear it works...
Not as big/heavy as I thought it would be
Super sharp (even at f2)
Close focus is better than I expected (should have known this from reading the specs)
I think that my core kitbag is going to be 16, 90, 56 in that order. I'm struggling to see what other lens I might...
Yesterday I happened to browse the showcases for 7artisans 25mm f/1.8 and the Mitakon Speedmaster 35/0.95. Both are to my surprise usably sharp wide open, and overall look like stellar performers! Portrait options won't end any time soon as there's this huge wealth of 50-58 mm lenses ready to be...
My XF 16-55 f/2.8 has arrived for my brand- new X-H1. No doubt this lens will spend a lot of time on this body. I also have the 35mm f/1.4 and will probably get the 23mm f/1.4 at some point. The jury is still out on whether I will bother with the 50-140mm f/2.8.
My question: Should I go for...
...does the sale on the 56/1.4 signal a new version (maybe with OIS) is coming?
Nikon has tells about when new cameras/lenses are about drop, does Fujifilm?
I'm an old guy, OIS in that lens would be nice...
As I was leaving this morning to shoot a lacrosse scrimmage my son was playing in, I decided to NOT take my Sony A9 and 100-400GM, and instead try out my new XPRO2 and 55-200XF. I have to say I was amazed at the ease of use and the quality of the files! These are jpgs with a touch of crop and...