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Looking to see if anyone else is interested in something like this, and trying to introduce the concept if no one considered it before.

I was a big fan of the Vivitar series 1 35-85mm f/2.8 zoom. I even tried using it quite a bit on Sony mirrorless before I came over to Fuji. The two issues with that lens were the weight, and vari-focus. Assuming no other changes than AF, and composites instead of all metal, both of those issues would be solved with a modern Fuji version (note glass size would not change much given FF image circle at F2.8 equates to ~APC-C image circle F2).

Pros:
-No lens changing for single body 35/85 shooters
-If you had a second body for a 35/85 set up this frees it for something exotic like a 12F2.8 Zeiss, 8mm Samyang Fish, or 50-140 F2.8 on the long end.
-Larger bohek than other zooms
-Greater light gathering for AF in Low Light situations

Cons:
-16-55 F2.8 is already available.
-Not sure what the final size/weight would be
-Likely expensive niche, but I'm hoping it would be a Halo product for pros and appeal to vintage style shooters.

About Me:
I love a 35/85 set up on Fuji, their small size, and very wide APS-C glass. I typically use two E-X2 with 23F1.4/56F1.2 or X100S/56F1.2 Yes I have G.A.S., no I'm not looking to change ;)
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Hello

I have a problem with my new camera. Out if the box.


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Video are working..

Any one have a idea?

Firmware update are done.
Tested 2x memory cards.


Thanks
Eirik
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Hi Friends
I am trying to use godox AD200 with my x100f by using godox x1t-n trigger but so far I cannot make it working. I also try other triggers such as yongnuo for manual setting but still unsuccessful!
Can any help me with this? Thank you very much!
cheers
Max
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Pulled this image from my archive to do some b&w editing. It was tough to edit -- balancing the fog (which was really bright) and the rocks in the foreground while still preserving the texture was pretty hard. Wanted to draw you in to the scene. Happy for any comments! Please see my 1x page for a higher quality upload:
lubec cove, storm by Scott Pilla

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Hi folks can anyone work this out for me please. Sd cards in slot 1 and2 (X-T2) camera reports error in card slot 2. Put the error card into slot 1 and the other into slot 2 and there is no error message. The supposed error card when on its own in slot 1 again shows no problem. So why does an error message come up when it works fine in slot1. This happens with both back up and raw/fine options. Cards have been formatted. The supposed error card is a transcend sdhc1 (10). Thanks
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Since the day before yesterday, there's also a new firmware (1.2) for the Metz M400. The update program can be found here:

mecablitz M400: Metz

Improvements:
1. Depending on the camera type the remote master- and slave-mode are supported.
2. AF-beam enhanced.
3. Distance indication for manual zoom setting enhanced.
4. Stand by mode is activated if the FUJIFILM X-T1 is switched off.
5. "REAR" is displayed if the function is set on the camera.

I couldn't test it yet, as I always have to use a friend's Windows PC to install it, but from what I hear on the German Fuji X forum, it also addresses the underexposure issues some users have reported here.
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I've been searching for a mirrorless that I've been happy with for a year, after looking to replace my Samsung NX300. First I tried the Panasonic GX8 and functionally this was a terrific camera, the EVF was perfect, the usability was perfect (please Fuji, can you at least copy the ability to choose focus points on the touchscreen whilst looking through the EVF), the lenses were great, especially loved picking up the 45mm 1.8 for £100. However, the images when playing around in lightroom always had me a little disappointed versus the NX300.

Traded that in. Looked to go back to APS-C. Got an X-Pro 2. Got used to the joystick quickly. Loved the styling. The build quality felt great (although first unit suffered from flickering on the LCD and the second one I was never truly happy with the AF points using the OVF), however after the initial honeymoon period, found I wasnt picking it up as much - just a bit too heavy and large (and i'm not a small guy haha) for taking for just-in-case shots.

So traded it in. Got an X-T20, and admittedly I'm still in the honeymoon period, but I love it. Especially with the 35mm f2 stuck on it, it's great. Yes, the build quality isnt XPro2 quality, most telling for me is the difference in the circular navigation button feeling a lot flimsier, but it's small enough to take out a lot more whilst still taking the same (for me) quality of shot I took with the XPro2. I'm sure if I was a pro there would be more I would miss about the XPro2, but I'm happy with one 32GB card in there, a spare battery in my pocket and either my 18-55 or my 35mm f2 strapped to the front of it.

Here's to lots of great (for me) images.
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X-T1 New Firmware Update Ver.5.20 on May 25, 2017

X-T1 Camera Body Firmware Update Ver.5.20
Firmware for X-T1 | Fujifilm Global

Detail of the update

The firmware update Ver.5.20 from Ver.5.10 incorporates the following issues:

1. BACKUP & RESTORE function is added in USER SETTING for Tether shooting function.
When Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO or Tether Shooting Software HS-V5 is used, this function can save all camera settings as a file and restore the setting from a stored setting. Therefore, you can change the camera settings at a moment and copy them to multiple cameras.
To use this function, one of the PC application software below is required.

<PC application software>
· Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO for Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® Ver.1.6(*1)
· Tether Shooting Software HS-V5 for Windows® Ver.1.6 (*2)

*1: It will be checked and posted by Adobe.
* To use the software, you need to purchase Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 6/CC separately.
* To use the software by macOS Sierra, Lightroom 6.7(or newer) or Lightroom CC 2015.7 (or newer) is required.

*2: You need to purchase Tether Shooting Software HS-V5 for Windows® Ver.1.6 and download the updater from the website below to upgrade it to the latest version.



Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 for Windows® Ver.1.6 Updater for Windows
Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 for Windows® Ver.1.6 Updater for Windows | Fujifilm Global
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X-T20 New Firmware Update Ver.1.01 on May 25, 2017

X-T20 Camera Body Firmware Update Ver.1.01
http://goo.gl/UEzkEX
(src from fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/firmware/x/X-T20/index.html)

Detail of the update

The firmware update Ver.1.01 from Ver.1.00 incorporates the following issues:

1. The phenomenon is fixed that IMAGE SIZE will be displayed when PHOTOMETRY is selected in ADD ITEMS of MY MENU SETTING.
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GFX 50S New Firmware Update Ver.1.10 on May 25, 2017
and first Owner’s Manual and New Features Guide Version 1.10


GFX 50S Camera Body Firmware Update Ver.1.10
GFX 50S Firmware Update | Fujifilm Global

Owner’s Manual Online Ver.1.10 (HTML)
FUJIFILM GFX 50S Owner’s Manual

Owner’s Manual PDF
http://fujifilm-dsc.com/en/manual/gfx50s_v11/gfx50s_omw_en_s_f.pdf

New Features Guide PDF Version 1.10
http://fujifilm-dsc.com/en/manual/gfx50s_v11/gfx50s_v11_fug_omw_en_s_f.pdf


Tether shooting is available by wireless communication
Using a Computer for Wireless Tethered Photography
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First, I want to thank everyone for sharing knowledge on this forum and, really, straightening myself out. Formally a Pentax lover, wannabe Sony A7RII owner, and as of today a Fuji X-T2 fanboy. I traded in all of my Pentax gear at Adorama and took the plunge.

I was hesitant to purchase anything other than a full-frame camera as my Pentax K5IIs (with the 43mm 1.9 and the 77mm 1.8) just wasn't delivering, I now believe this to be my own failing and understand why people are in love with these cameras and have no real need for a full-frame. Happy to give more background on my research into the Sony and why I didn't go that route; however, right now I'm just happy with my purchase.

Four hours into walking around with the X-T2 and the 16mm 1.4, I am smitten. Creating images with this camera is just joyful. I wish there was a better way to explain it but I had a great time walking around and just thinking about my next shot. I was even asking random groups of strangers to pose for me on the street... I digress.

Thanks again to this forum for the information and guidance.

Just a quick teaser from tonight...
Edit: Tried the BBCode but it wouldn't work, said I may be doing something inappropriate? Anyway, here is the direct link. https://flic.kr/p/TRBToy
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The Fuji site has ver. 2.10 for the X-T2 posted.

Others can be found on the Fuji site also.
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Switching to X100F from Ricoh GR and X-T20 i've encountered the biggest issue so far - the lack of grip. I mean, i guess it's not bad, but really, what is this shiny stuff?

So i went to the workshop in the middle of the night( Sweden gives me insomnia all the time - too dark in the winter, too bright in the summer) and improvised a bit. Just some kind of rubber sheet plus double-sided scotch tape.

Works surprisingly well, plus now my camera looks a bit like a street warrior's tool and less like a shiny hipster fashion accessory...I guess i just miss ricoh's unpretentious look...

Cheers.

My first post btw, cool place guys!

Timur.

P.S.(shameless plug) I will be uploading X100F photos here, so check it out if you want: Timur Kuyanov (@dhrvee_xjwhudkwhry) • Instagram photos and videos

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Fujifilm X-T1 & Fujinon 18-55mm f2.8-4

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Hi All- thinking of getting the 20
Had a chance to play with one today at the local dealers display
It was throwing me off while shooting, thought at first it was in manual focus- but discovered that
the shutter button had an extra detent (not sure if detent is the correct word) right before the focus detent- giving the T20 3 detents 1- false detent 2- focus detent 3- shooting detent.
For some time I was on the false detent thinking I was on the focus stage of pressing halfway down on the button, but then when I would give it a little extra finger pressure to compensate it would be to much and went straight to taking the shot (step 2 to 3 was like a hair trigger) and even after a couple of minutes of trying to adjust, I could not- I am used to the silky, positive 2 step transition on my T2 (and all other cameras that Ive owned)
The transition from the false detent to the focus detent was a lot more familiar or normal or standard- as the actual focus detent to taking the shot detent had a very short transition or way to close between the 2 that it was difficult for me to control "hair trigger"
Hopefully all that makes sense- So T20 owners are you experiencing this? or maybe this was just a QC issue?
or maybe some goon messed it up?
I'm not a back button kind of guy- so this button is kind of important to me.. Thanks in advance
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Hello all,

I'm new to both fuji and quality photography in general. Always been a fan but couldn't afford a good camera till now.

I plan on getting the x-t2 in the near future, and I'm leaning towards splurging and getting the graphite since I hopefully won't be buying a new camera for a long time, as it will just be a hobby for me. As that doesn't come with an 18-55 kit, i'll be building from scratch.

My primary focus will be vacation photography on mountain hikes and around cities (beaches if my wife pics), but I will probably also become the family/friend "do me a favor" photography and do some portrait stuff. I will also use it on standard day activities and hanging out with friends. Action/sport photography or moving animals will not be a priority.

I was considering going with the XF16mm for my hiking and landscape go-to and the XF56 f1.2R for portraits and short tele (i read its also a good all around short tele??). Then I didn't know if I should still get the 18-55....or get a 23mm or 35mm prime for city and hanging out pictures, then when I want a zoom go for something more like the 55-200 since i'll probably want more zoom down the road anyways.

Thoughts? concerns? am i crazy?

Thanks for any help in advance,
John
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I have this problem after updating firmware is in AF-S mode in video when I half press the shutter it doesn't do the auto focus anymore. It use to work before the update.. Now I have to keep adjusting the focus manually by hand. It didn't work for my photography mode too until I turned back on AF Shutter option on in settings but somehow video mode still doesn't work. Wondering if anyone know why or have any solution to it?
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Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Mizrachi, secular. More on my blog.

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Please forgive if this question has been asked before. I tried a quick search but couldn't really get a firm answer. So, what do you guys use ? I know I could always just use the smart phone app.
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Waiting for the sunset in Busto Cape
Asturias, Spain


www.josecarpin.com

Fujifilm X-T2 + XF10-24mmF4 R OIS | ƒ/22 10mm 30seg ISO 100

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Let me start off by saying that I have no beef with RF lenses. I shot compact RF cameras when I started with film, there are a few RF lenses that I would love to own (the M-Rokkor 40/2 in particular) but I find myself with some questions. I have only owned a few over the years and none of them has been spectacular.

Recently I was looking at a Nikkor-S 5cm/2. I have an F-mount HC 50/2 that I think is just terrific so naturally I thought I might like the Nikkor-S. Then I started to think about it, the Nikkor RF lens is around 3-4x the cost of the F mount version. Then there is the need for a helicoid adapter (which isn't exactly cheap either) to be able to focus closer than 1M. My F-mount 50/2 focuses to .6M with a cheap adapter. So what exactly am I getting for the extra cost? Is is simply that the RF lens is smaller? I've heard that RF lens design can mean better image quality but the images I get the HC 50/2 are very impressive so I have a hard time thinking that the images from the 5cm/2 would be that much better.

Even when looking at Leica lenses, is the M version of the Summicron 50/2 that much better than the Leica R version? I am genuinely curious.
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Here's a shot from atop my 12 story office building using my new "used" Fuji 50-230. Why is this $200 dollar used lens putting my Pentax $1,200 glass to shame?

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Finally got around to processing some files from last month. Both of these were taken with an X-E2 and 60mm macro.

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It's been many years since I closed down my B&W darkroom or even shot black and white film.

For the past few months I've been considering a Leica Monochrom but decided to just use my Fuji gear together with Silver Efex Pro 2 instead and keep a healthier bank balance. This is the first time I've tried this software although I've used several of the other free Nik downloads.

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