Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread
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buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 1938
Country: United States

Fujifilm X-E1 - Helios 44M-7 - 58mm f2.0:
Dunno if you can see the texture in the resized version, but, it's quite nice in the full sized version.



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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X-E1, 14/2.8:







Rob_O
Registered: Sep 24, 2004
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Camtography wrote:
I love this thread!

Rob_O, if you don't mind me asking, what type of ND filter do you use for those amazing landscape photos? I ended up getting a Hoya 3 stop ND filter and a Hoya Infrared filter for my 35mm lens but then I realized that Hoya makes variable 10 stop filters, I cried a little hehe.


For the DSLR (5D3) shots I used a Lee Big Stopper (10-stop ND) + Lee 0.9 soft grad ND.

I have the Hoya 9-stop variable ND for the Fuji lenses and it was on the 14mm all day, but only at 2-3 stops since I really just needed to dial down the harsh light a bit for better exposure control versus doing long exposures. I'd planned on doing a few LEs with the X-E1. Unfortunately, I only had a Gorillapod and it wasn't tall enough to be use full on this trip. I need to get a RRS mount for it so I can use it on my Gitzo with RRS ball head.

Thanks for the compliments all.



ddjohns1
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
Total Posts: 50
Country: United States

Rob_O wrote:
Camtography wrote:
I love this thread!

Rob_O, if you don't mind me asking, what type of ND filter do you use for those amazing landscape photos? I ended up getting a Hoya 3 stop ND filter and a Hoya Infrared filter for my 35mm lens but then I realized that Hoya makes variable 10 stop filters, I cried a little hehe.


For the DSLR (5D3) shots I used a Lee Big Stopper (10-stop ND) + Lee 0.9 soft grad ND.

I have the Hoya 9-stop variable ND for the Fuji lenses and it was on the 14mm all day, but only at 2-3 stops since I really just needed to dial down the harsh light a bit for better exposure control versus doing long exposures. I'd planned on doing a few LEs with the X-E1. Unfortunately, I only had a Gorillapod and it wasn't tall enough to be use full on this trip. I need to get a RRS mount for it so I can use it on my Gitzo with RRS ball head.

Thanks for the compliments all.


Rob, I really like your photos, thanks for posting, they are fantastic. What is your preferred method of triggering long exposures-- do you use a cable, set the timer function or something else? Also, do you have a favorite tripod for using you X-E1 when you are traveling? It looks like you used a sturdy Gitzo for the 5DIII but I have to imagine something more portable would be plenty for the X-E1?



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16163
Country: Germany

The tripod looks like it might be a Gitzo GT1541T, one of the smallest and lightest Gitzos. I have the GT1542T, which is very similar, and it is a great little tripod. With a bit of care, and not too much wind, it can make perfectly sharp shots with my D800.



Jeff Kott
Registered: Oct 12, 2008
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carstenw wrote:
The tripod looks like it might be a Gitzo GT1541T, one of the smallest and lightest Gitzos. I have the GT1542T, which is very similar, and it is a great little tripod. With a bit of care, and not too much wind, it can make perfectly sharp shots with my D800.


Sorry for the off topic question, but do you use it with the center post extended or do you take off the center post?



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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I leave my centre post in, but almost always at the bottom. I am not sure how I would use the tripod without the post. It isn't like a Systematic series.



Rob_O
Registered: Sep 24, 2004
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ddjohns1 wrote:

Rob, I really like your photos, thanks for posting, they are fantastic. What is your preferred method of triggering long exposures-- do you use a cable, set the timer function or something else? Also, do you have a favorite tripod for using you X-E1 when you are traveling? It looks like you used a sturdy Gitzo for the 5DIII but I have to imagine something more portable would be plenty for the X-E1?


Thanks. I use a Chinese knockoff of the Canon TC-80N3 remote to trigger the shutter; this one specifically. Works great. I shoot with the camera in Live View mode, which can see through the 10-stop filter when exposure is set correctly (believe it or not), and means the mirror is locked up.

The tripod I use most for travel is a Gitzo 1542T with RRS BH40 ball head. Great combo; lightweight and the Gitzo folds up damn near flat so easy to pack in 'carry on' bag when flying. I will use it for the X-E1 as well once I have a acra swiss plate for the Fuji.

I bought a Gorlliapod Zoom for the Fuji as well, but in a landscape environment it's too close to the ground. I tried hanging it off the side of the Gitzo. Didn't work well.

ETA

Here's a shot I took some time back comparing the GT1542 with RRS BH40 in "travel mode" against the Manfrotto 190MF in its most compact state. The 190 is a fairly small tripod, and being magfiber fairly light. The Gitzo kills it in every way (at 4x the price though)



Rob_O
Registered: Sep 24, 2004
Total Posts: 415
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carstenw wrote:
The tripod looks like it might be a Gitzo GT1541T, one of the smallest and lightest Gitzos. I have the GT1542T, which is very similar, and it is a great little tripod. With a bit of care, and not too much wind, it can make perfectly sharp shots with my D800.


Mine's a GT1542T as well. EXCELLENT tripod. I have it with me 99% of the time when travelling, and even carried it strapped to a Lowpro sling while skiing for a week recently. I also have a Manfrotto 055XPROB with RRS BH50 ball head for heavier duty use, but it's a beast to drag along on hikes or air travel so it rarely leaves the house.

FWIW, the wind was blowing pretty good when I took those coastal shots. I hook my bag to the center post for stability and it's rock solid.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16163
Country: Germany

Ah yes, so it is. I don't know why I thought it was a 1541. Anyway, I love mine, I have almost stopped using my GT3542XLS since buying this, just because it is so light and small, yet still good enough for sharp shots with my D800, as long as I take care.



Brody LeBlanc
Registered: Oct 04, 2007
Total Posts: 1052
Country: Canada


Frying - X-E1 w/ Leica-R 35/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Punk - X-E1 w/ Fuji 18/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Moonshine - X-E1 w/ Fuji 18/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


sadie-1509 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Fighting - X-E1 w/ Fuji 18/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Roots - X-E1 w/ Fuji 18/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Sadie - X-E1 w/ Fuji 18/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Sadie - X-E1 w/ Fuji 18/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


River Dog - X-E1 w/ Fuji 18/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Sea Spud - X-E1 w/ Fuji 18/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Spring - X-E1 w/ Leica-R 35/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Branches - X-E1 w/ Leica-R 35/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Carving - X-E1 w/ Leica-R 35/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Little Sadie - X-E1 w/ Leica-R 35/2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr

I already know I'm going to miss the Leica 35/2... Darn. Oh well, X100s here I come!



Camtography
Registered: Mar 01, 2013
Total Posts: 52
Country: Canada

Congratulations on your upcoming X100s. Although I really like how your Leica 35/2 + Metabones renders images.
This was taken Last Friday.


So It Continues by Camtography, on Flickr

I posted more pictures on my site http://camtography.ca/so-it-contiunes/



JustinZ850
Registered: Aug 08, 2012
Total Posts: 129
Country: United States

Weather finally starting to clear up a little on my vacation

X-Pro 18-55

Hazy Hong Kong by JustinZ850, on Flickr



Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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Country: United States

Some quick snaps, both with X-E1 and Canon FD 70-210mm f/4:













Jman13
Registered: May 02, 2005
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Another one, with 35/1.4 @ ISO 3200:







BokehBeauty
Registered: Feb 06, 2010
Total Posts: 385
Country: Germany

I didn't like Velvia on the X100, but I like it on the X-E1 with lifted shadows (-2).







BokehBeauty
Registered: Feb 06, 2010
Total Posts: 385
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The first sun in Munich since long wanted to be celebrated







goddardca
Registered: May 23, 2012
Total Posts: 63
Country: United States

I'll be ordering my X100s soon and possibly selling the X-Pro 1 for the final switch to the D800e (flame suit on!) haha.

Here's two shots from the other night driving and some shots of prints I recently got in all shot with the X and the 35 1.4. Complete PITA to manual focus on stars btw. Also I don't have the fastest SD card but it took like 10 seconds to buffer a long exposure shot. It was brutal!


Boredom.. by ChrisG Photography, on Flickr


DSCF70277 by ChrisG Photography, on Flickr


prints by ChrisG Photography, on Flickr


prints by ChrisG Photography, on Flickr



802walker
Registered: Aug 19, 2012
Total Posts: 125
Country: United States

XE-1 and kit lens





buggz2k
Registered: Mar 10, 2010
Total Posts: 1938
Country: United States

Sooo, FF *does* make a huge difference from a crop body.
Especially with this lens, on my FF bodies, I want to say EVERYTHING blooms/glows/halos at f1.2
I have deliberately not used either of my FF bodies, using just the FujiFilm X-E1.
I like it.
FINALLY, got a "dreamy" style rendering from the below combination.
FujiFilm X-E1 and Minolta MC Rokkor-X 58/1.2, 12mm Kenko tube :



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