Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread
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galenapass
Registered: Feb 09, 2006
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X-E2
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Tekniqs
Registered: Apr 29, 2014
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4G63 wrote:
Business As Usual by Joey_porma, on Flickr


PI?

those mangos are BOMB



4G63
Registered: May 18, 2014
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Tekniqs wrote:
4G63 wrote:
Business As Usual by Joey_porma, on Flickr


PI?

those mangos are BOMB


Yes, it was in Roxas Boulevard. I concur, it's my favorite fruit.



justruss
Registered: Jul 05, 2004
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Ian Boys wrote:
Thank you - they're a second attempt at the processing.

I was way too dark the first time and when the prints came back I thought they looked almost OK but my wife told me (in no uncertain terms!) that they weren't. So then I downloaded a stack of wedding images by different people and checked the luminance values on the faces. They were all around 235 on the lightest bits, whereas mine were down at 200 or so. It looked OK on a backlit screen with a black frame in photoshop but not on paper.

So now I set my screen in photoshop to white and check every face. It was annoying to have to redo them all but I learned for next time.


It's a good lesson: Workflow needs to match output. I use different screen brightnesses depending on if my final output is print or screen. And I often do a first process in Aperture at full screen (dark), and then go back through the selects on a final pass in windowed mode with a whitish background... for the exact reason you're describing. I also have to be careful about ambient light in the room when processing.

This is all on a hardware calibrated monitor, btw.



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
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Here's my first attempt at focus stacking. 235 images using the intervalometer on the X-T1. Images were shot at a 2 second interval. Clouds were moving quite fast so I may want to try a 1 second interval for comparison. Still, an interesting result.



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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Just curious. Why would you need that many images for a focus stack on a scene like this?. There should be adequate depth of field here in one shot....maybe two if you were picky. I've seen ultra close macro shots at 5x magnification that only use 100 shots. Also, how did you move focus accurately with a 2 second delay?



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
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Jman13 wrote:
Just curious. Why would you need that many images for a focus stack on a scene like this?. There should be adequate depth of field here in one shot....maybe two if you were picky. I've seen ultra close macro shots at 5x magnification that only use 100 shots. Also, how did you move focus accurately with a 2 second delay?


The purpose was not for depth of field but to capture the moving clouds across the sky. I had read about the work of Matt Malloy and wanted to try the technique for myself. See http://matt-molloy.artistwebsites.com/ He has some pretty cool images using this technique. I can imagine that the number of images can vary greatly as can the frequency of shots taken depending on the scene. Basically, I just selected a bunch of images and processed through a script in PSCS.



Jman13
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Ok. Not really focus stacking then (that's specifically stacking images for increased depth of field with a moving focus point). Stacking images for motion works pretty well at night like this, but the intervalometer is going to cause issues (like the stutters you see here, which you may like, but I personally think looks like an error, but that's me) because of the huge delay between exposures. Better (again, in my opinion) to pick up a nice thick ND filter to enable a minimum of 30 second exposures, then stack if you want longer (I have a 10 stop and 3 stop which allows for 2-5 minute exposures in daylight, which I've done and I prefer to stacking...for longer, I'd stack). The key is to have the vast majority of the image made up of actual exposure time. If you're shooting without NDs and stacking every two seconds, you're only capturing a very small fraction of the actual time and movement and you won't get good results.

Also, to avoid stacking delays at all (since the X-T1 requires a minimum of 1 second between exposures) pick up a remote release, set it to continuous shooting and lock the button down. I recommend the Vello RS-C1II remote...it's made ostensibly for Canon, but works with any camera that can use the mini sub (mic) port for a remote release, and the Fujis work great this way. It's flawless on my X-T1, and it costs a fraction of what the Fuji RR-90 costs. I reviewed it here: http://admiringlight.com/blog/mini-review-vello-rs-c1ii-remote-release-fuji-x-t1/



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
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In fact, I just ordered the Vello-C1II remote the other day based on your review. It should arrive on Tuesday (love Amazon Prime). Can't beat the cost! I agree with all you are saying and this was just a test more to run and play with the PSCS script as well as seeing a result. Thanks for the reminder to set to continuous shooting too. It will be fun to continue to explore this . . .



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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Yeah, for the cost it's a no-brainer. It seems well built and the wire is nice and thick, so it should resist damage pretty well, but of course one never knows how durable some of these things are when used over the long haul. But frankly, for the cost, I might pick up a spare just in case.



jj_glos
Registered: Apr 11, 2010
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X-E1 & 60mm f2.4:


Jennie by -jj_glos-



Jennie by -jj_glos-


Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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Great panning shot! Love it!

A few from today with the Zeiss 50 Touit:



















Ian Boys
Registered: Feb 09, 2009
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impressive!



michael49
Registered: Jun 09, 2006
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Haven't posted here in a while, a few recent ones, all with the X-E1....

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twelveish
Registered: Feb 10, 2012
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If I were more into macro that Touit 50 would be mighty tempting. Great shots.

A few more with the XC 50-230 below. Haven't had a lens this long in years and find I'm occasionally not paying enough attention to shutter speed and stability when shooting. Not to mention it makes me shoot things I don't normally shoot. The last one's the XF 18-55.











ebrandon
Registered: Feb 21, 2005
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Sunset in Marin County. Didn't look like it would last long, so first thought was "grab the X100".







HelenaN
Registered: Jul 18, 2008
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Impressive work in here as always! So many I want to comment on, but I have been away and fallen behind (good thing there's a Like button). I have to say though that I really like the photos with the cat in the bag, and the one with a boy and jumping frog, both a few pages back. Also, Bob's photos of people in rain and as always johnahill gets the B&W processing just right and Ian's portraits are lovely.

A Puffin shot taken at Fair Isle (part of Shetland Islands) with X-A1 and the 50-230mm:


Puffin with today's catch by Helena Normark, on Flickr



W.T. Jones
Registered: Jan 03, 2009
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Helena,

Welcome back, your absence has been noticed, I figured you were off traveling and apparently shooting. The puffin is most enjoyable, Those fish all lined up in it's mouth is what really make this shot excellent.

Warren



HelenaN
Registered: Jul 18, 2008
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Thank you Warren! That's nice to hear. It's hard to understand how the birds can continue to catch more fish without losing the ones they already have in their beaks.
I have fallen in love with the little Ricoh GR and use it for most of my shooting these days, but in Shetland the 50-230 saw lots of use, so there'll probably be more photos later.



rji2goleez
Registered: Jun 24, 2003
Total Posts: 6687
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Beautiful images on the last couple of pages.

Helena - that puffin shot is wonderful!

Here are some barn scenes. There's a group of local photographers in the Twin Cities that simply refer to this site as 'That Barn.' It's been well photographed but not by me until now.



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