Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread
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Ian Boys
Registered: Feb 09, 2009
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Georgiana by Ian_Boys, on Flickr


Georgiana by Ian_Boys, on Flickr



Ian Boys
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srxiaoj wrote:
Ian Boys wrote:
Amber

x-t1 and nikkor 50
, on Flickr

Don't blur it


Well the blurring happens in camera (because of the aperture and dodgy lens) but it is the look I want. I never blur it in PP but for example in the second one of Amber I wanted her lips sharp and the rest to fall away into tones rather than detail.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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srxiaoj wrote:
Ian Boys wrote:
Amber

x-t1 and nikkor 50
, on Flickr

Don't blur it


Don't think Ian did. That is kind of how that old Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 renders wide open.



Ian Boys
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especially one scratched to bits and with fungus!



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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Cincinnati: First with the 14/2.8 (5 image stitch with a bunch of perspective correction), last with the Rokinon 8mm Fisheye II.






In B&W












kwoodard
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Holy cow Jordan! Both the color and b/w are stunning! The amount of detail is amazing. Nice work!



dasrocket
Registered: Jul 13, 2006
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+1 on those shots!
That 8mm is a hidden hem. I've had mine for a Couple of weeks and am just impressed at how good it is.



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
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A few I've gone and reprocessed, XE-1 (haven't had time to shoot much XT1 yet)



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
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That lightning shot is just superb!
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Some shots around town with the XF 35/1.4. What a wonderful lens . . .



Alexiz
Registered: Apr 17, 2012
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rji2goleez wrote:
Some shots around town with the XF 56/1.2. What a wonderful lens . . .

Bob, your captions seem to say XF35/1.4 :-?



HelenaN
Registered: Jul 18, 2008
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Those are beautiful Jordan. I also really like the lightening photo by cputeq and #3 above by Bob.

On a day trip some weeks ago we came across this abandoned house (X-A1 with XF 14mm):


Abandoned Weaver's cottage by Helena Normark, on Flickr



Abandoned Weaver's cottage by Helena Normark, on Flickr



rji2goleez
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Alexiz wrote:
rji2goleez wrote:
Some shots around town with the XF 56/1.2. What a wonderful lens . . .

Bob, your captions seem to say XF35/1.4 :-?


Oops, thanks for noticing . . . I shot with both yesterday . . . change made!

Lets try these then. The bridge shot was made wide open . . . amazing lens!



Ian Boys
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SB-910 in a 7" reflector with a 10 degree grid and a cardboard slit.


Georgiana by Ian_Boys, on Flickr



frezeiss
Registered: Sep 13, 2011
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Ian Boys wrote:
Those are lovely shots!


Thanks, Ian! you seem to contribute fine photos on this thread regularly.

Here's some with the X100s

DSCF0360

DSCF0390



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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Got a chance to actually go out and shoot this morning. Got up early and went to some spots I hadn't been before. I got to Conkle's Hollow just after sunrise, though by the time I got to Rock Bridge, the sun was high and the light somewhat harsh. I planned on HDR for all the Rock Bridge shots, and was amazed to discover that I actually had enough detail in the middle shots to get the whole dynamic range, so didn't end up using the HDR shots.

Anyway:

Conkle's Hollow:
18-55mm f/2.8-4:












55-200mm f/3.5-4.8:












Rock Bridge (all with the 14mm):












srhphoto
Registered: Jan 27, 2012
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I'm very close to pulling the trigger on an XE-2 and taking advantage of the current promotion here in the UK to also get the 35mm f1.4 lens. Where I'm hesitating I guess is with the rangefinder style. Have any of you had difficulties adjusting to this layout coming from traditional DSLR styled cameras? Do you feel you are giving anything up in usability between the XE-2 and X-T1, and is it worth investing in one of the handgrips?

Any views most appreciated.

Cheers,

Simon.



cputeq
Registered: Jun 25, 2008
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srhphoto wrote:
I'm very close to pulling the trigger on an XE-2 and taking advantage of the current promotion here in the UK to also get the 35mm f1.4 lens. Where I'm hesitating I guess is with the rangefinder style. Have any of you had difficulties adjusting to this layout coming from traditional DSLR styled cameras? Do you feel you are giving anything up in usability between the XE-2 and X-T1, and is it worth investing in one of the handgrips?

Any views most appreciated.

Cheers,

Simon.


I haven't used the XE2 but the XE1 is about the same body. No real issues for me personally, but I'm pretty flexible. I guess if you were using longer lenses, you'd want more of a grip, but I used my XE1 with the 18-55 and 35 lenses just fine.

I was actually pretty close to getting the XE2 instead of the XT1, but I really need a swivel LCD for my shooting so I went XT1.



cputeq
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One from this morning.



Jman13
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srhphoto wrote:
I'm very close to pulling the trigger on an XE-2 and taking advantage of the current promotion here in the UK to also get the 35mm f1.4 lens. Where I'm hesitating I guess is with the rangefinder style. Have any of you had difficulties adjusting to this layout coming from traditional DSLR styled cameras? Do you feel you are giving anything up in usability between the XE-2 and X-T1, and is it worth investing in one of the handgrips?

Any views most appreciated.

Cheers,

Simon.


I like the rangefinder style, as it fits in my bag better. I don't feel I'm really giving up too much in usability between the E2 and the X-T1, though I am planning on adding an X-T1 to my kit in the coming months. The biggest differences (aside from the ISO dial) are the viewfinder and the tilt screen. The viewfinder on the X-T1 is really just spectacular. The X-E2's is good, especially with the latest firmware, which gives it the same responsiveness as the X-T1's, but it's noticeably smaller. The tilt screen can also come in handy for low to the ground shooting.

I did find the X-T1's grip to be very comfortable, and it's very solid as well. The X-E2 works just fine with the smaller lenses, though the grip can be less than comfortable with bigger glass on it. If you prefer a bit more of a chunky feel, the MHG-XE grip is worth it, especially if you use Arca-Swiss style tripod heads, as it has an integral dovetail. I don't recommend the original hand grip, as you can't access the battery/card door when it's mounted. The new MHG is more sturdy, lower in profile, has access to the battery door and that built in dovetail, so I think it's well worth the slightly higher cost. I never really used my original grip unless I was going to be shooting a lot with the 55-200. Since getting the MHG, though, it really hasn't ever left my X-E2.



srhphoto
Registered: Jan 27, 2012
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Country: United Kingdom

Jman13 wrote:
srhphoto wrote:
I'm very close to pulling the trigger on an XE-2 and taking advantage of the current promotion here in the UK to also get the 35mm f1.4 lens. Where I'm hesitating I guess is with the rangefinder style. Have any of you had difficulties adjusting to this layout coming from traditional DSLR styled cameras? Do you feel you are giving anything up in usability between the XE-2 and X-T1, and is it worth investing in one of the handgrips?

Any views most appreciated.

Cheers,

Simon.


I like the rangefinder style, as it fits in my bag better. I don't feel I'm really giving up too much in usability between the E2 and the X-T1, though I am planning on adding an X-T1 to my kit in the coming months. The biggest differences (aside from the ISO dial) are the viewfinder and the tilt screen. The viewfinder on the X-T1 is really just spectacular. The X-E2's is good, especially with the latest firmware, which gives it the same responsiveness as the X-T1's, but it's noticeably smaller. The tilt screen can also come in handy for low to the ground shooting.

I did find the X-T1's grip to be very comfortable, and it's very solid as well. The X-E2 works just fine with the smaller lenses, though the grip can be less than comfortable with bigger glass on it. If you prefer a bit more of a chunky feel, the MHG-XE grip is worth it, especially if you use Arca-Swiss style tripod heads, as it has an integral dovetail. I don't recommend the original hand grip, as you can't access the battery/card door when it's mounted. The new MHG is more sturdy, lower in profile, has access to the battery door and that built in dovetail, so I think it's well worth the slightly higher cost. I never really used my original grip unless I was going to be shooting a lot with the 55-200. Since getting the MHG, though, it really hasn't ever left my X-E2.


Thanks for the reply Jman. I've handled both cameras so know exactly what you mean about the X-T1 EVF.

The promotion in the UK allows a choice between the 18, 27 and 35mm lenses. Do you have any experience with them? The speed and focal length of the 35mm appeal, but not if it isn't a strong performer!

To begin with, and until I build my AF lenses up, I'll most likely use my Canon FD lenses with the X-E2. The grip may be a good idea for my 135 and 200mm lenses to help with balance.

Finally, the eye cup on the X-E2 doesn't look too deep. Have you had any problems with stray light in bright sunshine?

Cheers,

Simon.



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