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p.203 #1 · p.203 #1 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


X-E2 and 55-200. Great lens for closeups, as well.








Feb 24, 2014 at 06:28 AM
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p.203 #2 · p.203 #2 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


i've been watching this thread with great interest. I will get the less expensive X-M1 to shoot aside with my 5D.

how is the Fuji X system with manual focus glass (m42/CY/etc etc)
Is it easy to focus ?

Would I benefit from the EVF from X-E1/X-pro1 or the optical viewfinder (X-Pro1) when it comes to manual focusing lenses?

I mean coming from a 5D (which doesn't have Live view ) I rely solely on the viewfinder and sometimes, focus confirmation (from chipped adapter)

I plan on using a yashica ML 50mm 1.7 on the Fuji, a Seimar Donnex 135mm 2.8 (CY mount) and a Tair 300 mm f4.5 (m42 mount).

I'm keen to know how the Tair will behave, as it will provide me with ~ 450mm equiv on the Fuji body

I'm attempting to shoot birds with the 5Dc & Tair. It's a bit of pain,but ...no money for 300 f4L or 100-400 L I'm curious how it will be with the X-m1 and if having a EVF/optical finder (such as the ones on X-pro1 /x-e1) would help ..



Feb 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM
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p.203 #3 · p.203 #3 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


adrianb wrote:
how is the Fuji X system with manual focus glass (m42/CY/etc etc)
Is it easy to focus ?


Excellent! Far superior to any modern day SLR that I've used... This is one of the biggest advantages of mirrorless, in my opinion!


Would I benefit from the EVF from X-E1/X-pro1 or the optical viewfinder (X-Pro1) when it comes to manual focusing lenses?


If you're shooting in low light, XP1 may have a slight advantage with it's OFV, but otherwise the rear screen manages perfectly well.


I'm attempting to shoot birds with the 5Dc & Tair. It's a bit of pain,but... I'm curious how it will be with the X-m1 and if having a EVF/optical finder (such as the ones on X-pro1 /x-e1) would help ..


I've not yet strapped anything longer then an 85 f1.4 on mine yet, but I can assure you, the longer the lens gets the more awkward the combination is to hold... If you are looking to shoot stationary birds, you may be ok with a monopod (if the lens has a foot?)

If you're trying to shoot Birds In Flight, I definitely couldn't see the keeper rate being any higher then with the 5D using manual focus lenses.. Your money may be best saved for one of the L lenses you mentioned.



Feb 24, 2014 at 01:41 PM
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p.203 #4 · p.203 #4 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


mawz wrote:
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3695/12721853565_249bc03f92_b.jpg
Shirtless Can by Mawz, on Flickr
X-A1, XF 18/2 R

I'm really digging the under-appreciated 18/2


Agree about the 18/2 - it's fantastic for close-range portraiture and similar stuff.



Feb 24, 2014 at 05:15 PM
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p.203 #5 · p.203 #5 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Some excellent work on the last pages - loved the Mt. Hood-snowscape, the Highland Cattles, the relaxed Gorilla to name just a few examples.

Here's one with the 18/2, love this little lens ;-)

X-Pro1 at ISO400, XF 18/2 at f/4



Feb 24, 2014 at 05:29 PM
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GeorgeHudetz wrote:
^Love the canal shot - very nice!


Thanks!



Feb 24, 2014 at 05:30 PM
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p.203 #7 · p.203 #7 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


BiohazardX369 wrote:
Excellent! Far superior to any modern day SLR that I've used... This is one of the biggest advantages of mirrorless, in my opinion!

If you're shooting in low light, XP1 may have a slight advantage with it's OFV, but otherwise the rear screen manages perfectly well.

I've not yet strapped anything longer then an 85 f1.4 on mine yet, but I can assure you, the longer the lens gets the more awkward the combination is to hold... If you are looking to shoot stationary birds, you may be ok with a monopod (if the lens has a foot?)

If you're trying to
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Agreed. I read all kinds on negative comments regarding EVF here on FM (mostly in the Canon forum) so I had written off any camera with an EVF. I couldn't have been more wrong. The first time I tried MF with an E-M1 it was an epiphany. The new X-T1 should be even better. I would never go back to a DSLR for MF.

As for birds in flight, I think the obvious answer here is that AF tracking is not quite there yet (probably close with the X-T1), but, the best setup physically with a mirrorless would be a long lens mounted on a BushHawk. That would handle most situations quite well - having used it with DSLR setups. Oly will have a 300mm f/4 out next year and around that time Fuji will also announce a yet to be determined supertele. I am hoping that either lens will have a tripod mount.



Feb 24, 2014 at 06:35 PM
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p.203 #8 · p.203 #8 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


thanks for the input BiohazardX369 & galenapass

i won't spend the money on a L tele. I'm getting the X-M1 for more than one reason.

Birding is not the reason, i just thought if i could marry the passion for wildlife with the X-m1 & long lenses (somehow,it will work,even if it is a bit cumbersome to shoot with a m42 300mm lens with a small mirrorless attached )

I shoot moving targets as well with the 5D + 300 Tair. It's difficult, opposed to stationary stuff (stationary birds/people/objects) but i've shot a lot with manual focus glass with my dslr,so I'm not new to the game..

I have a big advantage with the Tair that the chipped adapter confirms focus spot on ( no back/front focus) which is really helpful (the focus confirmation).

I can't wait to shoot some portraits with the X-M1 & the Yashica 50mm 1.7 ML.

I once owned the Jupiter 9 (85mm f2) but sold it. I wonder how would that lens behave for portraits (given the unique way it renders skin/tones etc) , on a Fuji



Feb 24, 2014 at 07:41 PM
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p.203 #9 · p.203 #9 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


XF14/2.8 on X-E1


20140223 032b by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr



Feb 25, 2014 at 02:04 AM
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p.203 #10 · p.203 #10 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Here's a shot I took with the 35/1.4. It was initially a test shot, but when I did the obligatory 100% peep I really liked what I saw, so I made this crop. What detail!

Interwoven by GeorgeHudetz, on Flickr



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p.203 #11 · p.203 #11 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Is it just me or do others notice a blue cast in Fuji images. It's especially noticeable in images that have white in them. I shoot jpegs.


Feb 25, 2014 at 10:01 AM
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p.203 #12 · p.203 #12 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


goldjim wrote:
Is it just me or do others notice a blue cast in Fuji images. It's especially noticeable in images that have white in them. I shoot jpegs.


I don't notice this, but I shoot RAW.



Feb 25, 2014 at 02:01 PM
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p.203 #13 · p.203 #13 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


galenapass wrote:
I don't notice this, but I shoot RAW.


The Fuji JPEG's are definitely more blue than RAWs are in LR, but I don't think this is a blue cast so much as LR/ACR washing out the blues.

Note that the Standard JPEG processing is based on Provia, which always tended towards kicking the blues. Vivid/Velvia should on the other hand push the greens and Soft/Astia the light reds.



Feb 25, 2014 at 02:17 PM
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p.203 #14 · p.203 #14 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Here's one from work yesterday. X-E2 with Rokinon 8mm:






And some from the X-T1....

14mm:






18-55:












23/1.4:






18-55:








Feb 25, 2014 at 02:57 PM
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p.203 #15 · p.203 #15 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


goldjim, if it's consistent and you want to continue with JPGs you can adjust your Auto White Balance slightly towards yellow. On X-A1 you press the WB button, choose Auto, press WB again and you get to a color grid you can shift in various directions. Should be similar on other X cameras.

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Feb 25, 2014 at 04:08 PM
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galenapass wrote:
I don't notice this, but I shoot RAW.


Can any jpeg shooters chime in on the blue cast?



Feb 25, 2014 at 04:27 PM
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p.203 #17 · p.203 #17 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


Another with X-A1 and 16-50 (that lens is surprisingly decent!):


Long shadows by the Nidaros Dome by Helena Normark, on Flickr



Feb 25, 2014 at 06:51 PM
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p.203 #18 · p.203 #18 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


goldjim wrote:
Is it just me or do others notice a blue cast in Fuji images. It's especially noticeable in images that have white in them. I shoot jpegs.


Auto WB? It has a blue cast to it on most cameras.



Feb 25, 2014 at 07:53 PM
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p.203 #19 · p.203 #19 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


itai195 wrote:
Auto WB? It has a blue cast to it on most cameras.


Not on my Canon cameras.



Feb 25, 2014 at 10:35 PM
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p.203 #20 · p.203 #20 · Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread


That hasn't been the case in my experience. At any rate, if you care about avoiding color casts in JPEG, auto white balance seems like a bad idea.


Feb 25, 2014 at 10:44 PM
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