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    Re: Fun with the Fuji X-E2

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Radcliffe View Post
    I don't print huge photos so the only thing I miss is the bokeh and super shallow DOF and then only occasionally.
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    Jim

    Add a metabones speed booster and you can do exactly what you're looking for with existing 35mm glass. Extra stop of speed, full lens coverage and the DoF you mentioned.

    Not free but $400 gives you a lot of new options with FF lenses.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Radcliffe View Post
    Yeah, I've been reading about it and have not quite convinced myself that it is something I need at that price.. will wait to see more work done with it and the Fjui before making a final decision.. It does sound interesting.

    I, too, miss the creamy bokeh of some lens+larger sensor combinations. I've had some fun with the X-E2 + Canon 135mm f/2.0, and I'd very much like to see Fuji offer an XF 90mm f/2.0 prime. Even f/2.2 would be acceptable. The Canon 135mm is a bit long on the APS-C sensor (~203mm equiv), and of course, larger/heavier than needed, but the compression and shallow DoF are a lot of fun.

    The XF 35mm f/1.4 is quite nice, but still not the same (of course). Also, the Canon 50mm f/1.4 on the X-E2 doesn't really do much that can't be done with Fuji glass.
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    re: Fun with the Fuji X ___!

    Hi
    Could not resist shooting these.
    Fuji X-Pro1 18-55mm @ 34mm f/9 1/125 iso 400

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    Same Day, Construction Foreman
    Fuji X-Pro1 18-55mm @50mm f/9 1/125 iso 400

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    Jim,
    May I ask what exposure mode you are using? For your brother in law, spot, multi, average? I like the moody appearance.

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    Re: Fun with the Fuji X-E2

    Quote Originally Posted by Skydawg View Post
    Jim,
    May I ask what exposure mode you are using? For your brother in law, spot, multi, average? I like the moody appearance.

    John
    John, this was totally manual using the the WYSIWYG mode in the EVF. I put the aperture in manual and adjusted the aperture until what I saw was what I liked. That was it. The camera had nothing to do with the exposure other than showing me what it was going to look like. This is one of the great things about the X-E2.. you can see exactly what you are going to get in the EVF or LCD.
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    Re: Fun with the Fuji X-E2

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Radcliffe View Post
    John, this was totally manual using the the WYSIWYG mode in the EVF. I put the aperture in manual and adjusted the aperture until what I saw was what I liked. That was it. The camera had nothing to do with the exposure other than showing me what it was going to look like. This is one of the great things about the X-E2.. you can see exactly what you are going to get in the EVF or LCD.
    I'm glad the latest firmware has put this on the X-Pro 1 too. It helps me with scenes where there is a wide dynamic range.

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    re: Fun with the Fuji X ___!

    Dublin, mid-afternoon, mid-December.

    Such interesting light there...



    X-Pro 1, 18mm f/2

    Processed in Silver Efex

    Happy New Year, everyone!
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    Re: Fun with the Fuji X-E2

    Out of all my current cameras, the X-E2 has become my go-to, don't screw around, reliable shooter. It locks on focus solidly and the Fujinon lenses are in a class by themselves. It has become a complete system.

    Ranch shots with the XF 23mm:












    I'm just hoping I get to shoot more this year.

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    Not complete without a requisite cat……



    and child…..



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    Wonderful photos, Rich!
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    I hope you get to shoot more, too, Rich...images are great! Have a Happy New Year!

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    Thank you Amin and Roy.

    Much appreciated.

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    I really like that silhouette of the cowboy. I'm new to Fuji... just got an X-E2 and some lenses... looking forward to its use.

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    Welcome Blazer…..

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    I hear the XE-2 will make us all better photogs. Could very well be.

    I have to be content with the XE-1 and feeding grandkids..

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    Great shots. I'll keep my X-E1 as well. I read somewhere (in DP review forum, possibly) that X-E2 does not perform as well in higher ISO.
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    Re: Fun with the Fuji X-E1

    Recently returned from a week in Los Angeles with my X-E1.

    Here are a couple samples. More at California - a set on Flickr


    20131222 043b by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr


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    Re: Fun with the Fuji X-E1

    Close to home.

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    With the 55-200mm

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    Closer to home..

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    With the 55-200mm

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    Re: Fun with the Fuji X-E2

    Well Jim, you've managed to sell me another camera. Maybe you should be working for Fuji! Seriously though, thanks for the inspiration. My X-Pro1 has been collecting dust and I was undecided as to how to proceed. Not any more. I'll be heading to the camera store this weekend.

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    This is going to be a fly by as I normally reside in the 4/3 forums. I rented an X-E2 over the holidays and had fun with it, so I thought I'd post here .

    I used it exclusively with a SpeedBooster for Nikon F mount and a number of my old Nikkors that I enjoy shooting with.

    I will say that if I were starting looking for a system from scratch, this would be high on my priority list. As others know, the high ISO performance is scary good. Things I missed were a tilt LCD (I really like low angle shots and use that a lot), IBIS, and the ability without diving deep into menus to change the EVF/LCD switching (my camera has an external switch for that. The X-E1 had this, but it seems to be gone on the X-E2). On the plus side for me was the focus peaking which was the best I have used so far, definitely a plus for my manual lenses. Also, the EVF was quite good, and I really like the layout of the controls.

    The speed booster is quite fun to use. I have one for my m4/3 gear. Unlike there, I did notice significant corner vignetting (correctable though). Not surprising given the different sensor sizes. I left it present in a couple of the shots I will show just so it can be seen.

    I have shots from a number of days and will post them in pieces so as to not have them all run together. I am editing on a (new) uncalibrated screen as my calibrator just died, so bear with the photos if dark or off a bit.

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    These are from Natural Bridges state park in Santa Cruz.

    From the tidepools. 50mm f1.4. ISO 1600


    Monarch migration cluster. Grey cloudy day, harsh conditions. ISO 3200. Tamron 300mm f5.6.


    Nikkor 200mm f4. ISO 3200. handheld at 1/150
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    Two requisite cat shots. Both shot with a 90mm Vivitar series 1.

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    One from a couple days later at Natural Bridges then on to Bean Hollow State Beach.

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    Tamron 300mm f5.6


    Nikkor 75-150 f3.5 Series E


    Nikkor 28mm f2


    Nikkor 75-150 f3.5 Series E
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    Some from Pinnacles National Park.

    75-150 Series E


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    Some obligatory zoo shots .

    Doug

    These swans are notoriously difficult to shoot for obvious reasons.
    200mm F4


    Tamron 300mm F5.6
    Shows how the speed booster cleans up a lens (but also notice the vignetting)


    Tamron 300mm F5.6. Through horrible acrylic barrier...
    This female grizzly came up, sat down, and posed.
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    And finally, some shots from Point Lobos State Reserve. The sun put on quite a show for us.

    Thanks for looking. Comments always welcome. I hope others enjoy the camera as much as I did when renting it .

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    are those ooc jpgs or raw files you tweaked? Nice colors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostatic View Post
    are those ooc jpgs or raw files you tweaked? Nice colors...
    Raw. Pretty accurate with what we were seeing. It was a spectacular sunset with some really interesting cloud patterns.

    Thanks,

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    Just bought one of these, and the 27/2.8; images to come!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kit laughlin View Post
    Just bought one of these, and the 27/2.8; images to come!
    That lens is on my XE1 most of the time. Coming from Ricoh's with their 28mm, the dream has always been a 40mm. This lens does it.

    Enjoy Kit, it's a sweetheart.

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    Don, I had the X-E1 with the 18, 35, and 60, but none of those lenses felt like either the 'right' FL or overall compact enough for what I felt the camera needed. So, sold it and went the GX-7 + 20/1.7 route (though also using CV 35/2.5 and square format).

    Then Fuji brought out the 27/2.8 and as soon as I saw it, started to rethink. And the present X-E1 prices are ludicrously low. Lookng forward to getting both the body and the lens; soon I hope. I want to try the CV 12/5.6 (also square format) too, which I am guessing will result in a 1:1 21mm EFOV? No blue corners, that way!

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    Re: Fun with the Fuji X-E2

    This thread is a bit too quiet, so…

    I've not had much time to shoot, and even less time to process, but I've shared a few X-E2 images with a couple of friends HERE who asked questions about it. It's just a quick page I put up on my server for our conversation. Feel free to have a look.

    I've been swamped, so haven't had a chance to reprocess images now that we have RAW support in C1 and ACR. It's all fun though. The X-E2 is a very enjoyable camera.

    The first few are with the Canon 135mm f/2.0 L (what had started the conversation [mostly shallow DoF and bokeh samples]), and the few others are with the "kit" lens and the XF 35mm f/1.4. There's one photomicrograph via Leica MZ12 stereo microscope, for giggles.

    Heads-up: the images are 1500px wide @72ppi, so the page might not be fun on smaller devices.
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    Well I finally succumbed to the X-Pro1 offer and bought one. This is from my first proper trip out this morning. Managed to catch a sunrise, then shoot some frost (1st decent one this winter!). So, colour first...











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    Re: Fun with the Fuji X-E2

    Seems this speed booster doesn't alter sharpness and is quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinwen View Post
    Seems this speed booster doesn't alter sharpness and is quite good.
    It actually is supposed to improve lens sharpness although you can get some corner softness. In my experience in using the one I have for m4/3, it varies form lens to lens, but you get some pretty good results. So, sharpness increase and a stop more of light. My 28mm f2 effectively becomes a 20 f1.4.

    We had a thread going over in the m4/3 forum for a while discussing it fairly extensively.

    Either way, I am quite happy I have it.

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    Very nice Alan. I've enjoyed your Large format and other images. Looking forward to more with the XPro-1.

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    Folks, thanks for the ' likes '.

    Making do with the 60mm while waiting for the 56/1.2


    Got to get back into focus.
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    Thanks very much Lloyd.
    I am wondering if it might be good idea to have a "more fun with Fuji X" than all the fragmented threads for this or that model? There is not that much traffic here and it might stimulate a few more pictures, any thoughts anyone?

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    Re: Fun with the Fuji X-Pro1

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanS View Post
    Thanks very much Lloyd.
    I am wondering if it might be good idea to have a "more fun with Fuji X" than all the fragmented threads for this or that model? There is not that much traffic here and it might stimulate a few more pictures, any thoughts anyone?
    Personally I agree - it makes little sense to have them all separate at all. The sensor is basically the same across the board so it would be a natural thing to consolidate IMHO.

    I'd also go back and do a substitution of X1 Pro to X-Pro1 too!!
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    I agree as well, and this was brought up previously on one of the other Fuji X threads. Time for it to happen.

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    Thanks Lloyd. Slow thread. Got to keep it moving..XE-1 still takes photos..

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    Still making images..the old cam and its even older owner..

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    And very glad you are, my friend. (Not glad you're older, just that you're still making such nice images!)

    Best to you and yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    And very glad you are, my friend. (Not glad you're older, just that you're still making such nice images!)

    Best to you and yours!
    Hi Lloyd.

    Hope u r doing well. Not doing much going out.
    Just lazing around and keeping the shutter worked.

    My best to u and Mimi.

    Benroy, much appreciated.

    Kindest regards.

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    Getting older is the goal, is it not?




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    Ron, is there a way to get a choice?


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