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    Fun With The 18-55MM

    My 18-55mm arrived just the other day and I've not really had a chance to take it out other than late last night. I drove to Dallas to see what it could do at night without a tripod.

    ISO on these shots was 2000 to 2500. Shutter speeds were from 1/8s to 1/60s

    Here we go....















    The IOS of the 18-55 makes it much easier to use in low light situations. Thus far I have no real complaints about the 18-55. Seems to live up to all I have read about it.
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    Re: Fun With The 18-55MM

    I agree Jim. The 18-55 is definitely a keeper. I like the primes but since I received my X-E1/18-55 kit I've actually had the zoom on my X-Pro1 ever since and the 35/1.4 on the X-E1. Funnily enough the zoom is very well balanced on the X-Pro1 vs the X-E1 and vice-versa the 35/1.4 feels ideal on the X-E1.

    Btw, love the ability to shoot the X-Pro1 in available darkness.

    X-Pro1, 18-55 55mm 1/75s f/4 @ ISO 1000:
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    Re: Fun With The 18-55MM

    jim, i love the shot of the trees lit up and all of that lovely bokeh in the background.

    i haven't had much chance to use the 18-55 or the x-e1 yet, but here's one from both that i took on the 12th. tonight's candlelight service will be my first chance to use them in low light.

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    Loving the X-E1 and the 18-55. Low light shooting with the X-E1 18-55 is much better than I expected having heard stories about how wonky the auto focus can be. It was focusing in the dark for me if I was able to find an area of contrast to focus on.
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    I think the 18-55mm is quite good for a zoom. Not sure about the focusing sometimes.












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    Re: Fun With The 18-55MM

    At Frazier Lake Airpark:













    Check the last log book entry date and text carefully:

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    Re: Fun With The 18-55MM

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    At Frazier Lake Airpark:


    Somebody REALLY doesn't want those dogs getting off the leash! Steel cables ... really?


    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post

    Interesting almost abstract.
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    You can be sure they love the dogs but this is an airport after all.
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    Re: Fun With The 18-55MM

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    You can be sure they love the dogs but this is an airport after all.
    Uwe, no concerns over the dogs actually. I was more impressed with the industrial nature of the solution
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    And I like Huskies.
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    from a sunrise in december.
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    >Interesting almost abstract.

    THats what caught my eyes. It is hangar door.
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    Re: Fun With The 18-55MM

    Fuji X-E1 and 18-55mm
    Processed in SilkyPix


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    Re: Fun With The 18-55MM

    I did some shots today and like very much, I'm use prime lenses only for a long time but definitely consider this lens for my XP1.

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    Re: Fun With The 18-55MM

    One with 18-55mm , 55mm f/4 , ISO 320 (Capture One RAW converter)




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    Re: Fun With The 18-55MM

    A couple of casual walkabout shots with the 18-50 on the X-E1. Raws converted in AccuRaw (Luma/Chroma both at 0.5) and tuned in LR4.3.



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