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millsart
Registered: Apr 29, 2009
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I found the 18-55 seemed just a little big to balance on the XE-1 but for a "kit" lens it certainly does have some very nice IQ and build quality.

I'll be curious to try the 16-50 as its a bit smaller and has a more useful range IMHO. Not sure if its going to be up to snuff optically though....however, I could still see even a compact consumer grade zoom having its purpose for casual shooting, and its still got the OIS system



xenor
Registered: Dec 06, 2012
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Another one from the other day with the Super Takumar 105 then two from today with the Hexanon 135
















KatieInTexas
Registered: Jan 27, 2011
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X Pro 1 and 55-200



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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Jesse Giammatt wrote:
Just got the Xe1 two days ago. Debated between it and the NEX 6 after spending a weekend in NYC lugging around my DSLR in 110 degree heat!
Finally opened up this thread, and the NEX image thread. Ignored the names and found I enjoyed the photos I saw here more, and decided to buy.

I love it!! Right now I only have the 18-55 kit, but am debating on the 35 1.4 (any idea when an 85 1.4 equivalent might come out).
I still have a place for DSLR's with my professional work. But for 90% of everything else, it will be the Xe1 from now on.


The 35/1.4 is outstanding. Relatively sharp wide open and very sharp stopped down with a gorgeous rendering and nice bokeh. The 14/2.8 is an exceptionally good ultra-wide, if you like wide shooting. I had the 18-55 for a while. Good lens, but I have never really liked standard zooms, especially ones starting at 27/28mm equivalent.

The 56mm f/1.2 is slated to come out late this year, early next year (on the Fuji Roadmap), so that'll give you your 85mm equivalent (and at f/1.2!)



AbramG
Registered: Jan 31, 2006
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itai195 wrote:
Re: straps: For a wrist strap, I really like the Peak Design Cuff. It hits almost all the high points for me. Very easy quick release, easy to tuck away when not using it, and decent adjustability for length.

I don't like neck straps, I prefer slings. I have a few of Gordy's slings. They're well made and very nice. The only thing I'd prefer is that they were more easily collapsible when not in use. They're fairly rigid leather. I'd prefer something fabric, with an easy quick release, and that's easy to tuck away when I don't want to use it, but haven't found anything that hits those points yet. Peak Design has a strap they market as a sling, but it requires an additional plate to be installed on the bottom of the camera, so I'm not interested in it. Closest thing I've found to ideal for me is the sling off of a Black Rapid Snapr.


Funny you mention that, I was looking at the leash from Peak Design, you don't have to use the baseplate actually, the connectors will also be able to attach to the strap from the lugs.



AbramG
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Katie I LOVE that second shot, where is that?



dovey
Registered: Feb 05, 2012
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I use the Peak Design cuff and find it ideal for both the rx1 and the Fuji.
Light comfortable and stays out of the way



KatieInTexas
Registered: Jan 27, 2011
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AbramG wrote:
Katie I LOVE that second shot, where is that?


Lower Falls - Yellowstone. Viewed from the artist point ridge across the valley from falls.



AbramG
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KatieInTexas wrote:
AbramG wrote:
Katie I LOVE that second shot, where is that?


Lower Falls - Yellowstone. Viewed from the artist point ridge across the valley from falls.


I should have known that. It does seem rather picturesque.



naturephoto1
Registered: Nov 09, 2005
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KatieInTexas wrote:
AbramG wrote:
Katie I LOVE that second shot, where is that?


Lower Falls - Yellowstone. Viewed from the artist point ridge across the valley from falls.


Katie,

That photo is of the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone, not the Lower Falls.

This is an old Photo of the Lower Falls that I took in 1985: "Lower Falls, Yellowstone, 1985" Photo of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone (I believe from Artist Point), Yellowstone National Park taken the Columbus Day Weekend in 1985. Image taken with Leica RSP camera hand held and Leica 90mm f2.0 Summicron lens with shutter speed set at 1/125 of sec to "freeze" the water. Film: Kodachrome 64.

Rich



michael49
Registered: Jun 09, 2006
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Jesse Giammatt wrote:
...I love it!! Right now I only have the 18-55 kit, but am debating on the 35 1.4 ...
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Welcome. Get the 35 1.4, its simply amazing.



michael49
Registered: Jun 09, 2006
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For those who hate flower shots, I'll apologize up front for this set.........

All with the X-E1 and a beater Nikkor 55 f/3.5 micro, I think all of these are wide open....
















mfoto
Registered: Sep 19, 2002
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X-Pro1 XF 35 1.4 @ f/10:






justruss
Registered: Jul 05, 2004
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Michael, that Nikkor looks fantastically sharp. How about at 100% crops? (No need to post any, just wondering what your opinion is.)



michael49
Registered: Jun 09, 2006
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justruss wrote:
Michael, that Nikkor looks fantastically sharp. How about at 100% crops? (No need to post any, just wondering what your opinion is.)


I bought that lens from KEH in bargain condition on a whim a couple of years ago when I was shooting with the NEX 5N and I was amazed how good it was.. It looks like its been through a war, but the like many macro lenses the front element is recessed deep in the lens body, so its protected and very clean. Optically, its quite sharp, even wide open and gets even better stopped down a click. The shot of my wife above was wide open at ISO 800 and was even "softened" with negative clarity in LR! I've also used it on Canon FF with good results.

In the Nikon world the 55 f/3.5 has a very good reputation, apparently. I don't use it enough though because of the slow aperture, I've considered picking up the f/2.8 version, but if I was going to do that I probably should just buy the Fuji 60mm, which I have been considering.



HelenaN
Registered: Jul 18, 2008
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Michael, that is a really nice set! Especially the one of your wife.

Last week I found a really pretty lake not far from home. This time the weather was gray and dull, so I played with split toning in Lightroom. The place should look great in autumn, maybe with some mist. Probably on a nice summer evening too. I'll definitely be back.



Leirsjøen by Helena Normark, on Flickr



Leirsjøen by Helena Normark, on Flickr



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
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^ Nice as-is Helena, but yeah I see some great potential with different timing of day or year



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
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Jman13 wrote:
9 image stitch with 60/2.4 Macro: Columbus after the storm:








Very nice, love the clarity. Did you hand-hold the shots for stitching?


xenor
Registered: Dec 06, 2012
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PFFP (Please forgive floral photorrhea). All with Hexanon 135.


























HelenaN
Registered: Jul 18, 2008
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cputeq thank you!
xenor, very nice, all of them. Fantastic colors in the first one!

My fiancé isn't into photography, but he knows what kind of weather I like, so yesterday evening he suggested that we should go for a little walk. Here are some of the shots (all X-E1 with Fuji 14mm):






















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