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    I currently own the D810 with some nice glass and the EM1 with most of the Pro lenses and especially the 2.8 40-150 is the lens that keeps me in m43 again and again.

    Currently I am on family vacation in the Austrian mountains and guess what I took with me - the EM1 with 3 lenses and not the Nikon. The Nikon would have been absolute overkill and hardly I had taken it out for some hikes.

    Had I already the XT2 in my arsenal, I most probably would have taken this camera because it can nicely fit my requirements for small, light and portability, but at the same time has some wonderful pro lenses and tele lenses too if that is required.

    I guess this shows the point ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    I currently own the D810 with some nice glass and the EM1 with most of the Pro lenses and especially the 2.8 40-150 is the lens that keeps me in m43 again and again.

    Currently I am on family vacation in the Austrian mountains and guess what I took with me - the EM1 with 3 lenses and not the Nikon. The Nikon would have been absolute overkill and hardly I had taken it out for some hikes.

    Had I already the XT2 in my arsenal, I most probably would have taken this camera because it can nicely fit my requirements for small, light and portability, but at the same time has some wonderful pro lenses and tele lenses too if that is required.

    I guess this shows the point ....

    I sometimes wonder if I should pick the printer, work out its largest res, and work the camera and lens needed from there.
    Could be that most would do the job, depending on the printer chosen.
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    I sometimes wonder if I should pick the printer, work out its largest res, and work the camera and lens needed from there.
    Could be that most would do the job, depending on the printer chosen.
    I use an Epson 3800, which prints A2 format. Only when I look specifically for details will I see any difference between photos I took with the D810 and those I have taken with my 12 and 16 MP cameras. This is actually one of the reasons why I sold the D810 without too much regret. The files were spectacular, but they didn't affect my prints much.

    Interestingly, while the files from the D700 have always looked much better than those from the D300, both 12 MP cameras, the prints don't look much different. So I sold the D700 also.

    This is where I think Fuji has hit the right balance. They are never the first to introduce higher megapixel sensors, and there is higher technology cameras around seen from more or less every technical aspect except one: image quality. That is where they shine, and for some of us, the image is still the most important purpose of photography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Fine to wait to September to


    - See what the E-M1 will be like


    - Figure out what to do next
    Oh Bugger indeed

    Because of weight and size I was an early adopter of micro 4/3rds starting with a GH1 in 2009
    and I had recently decided that my 'investment' in Olympus lenses finally tied me to this format,
    but this X-T2 announcement has unsettled me .

    It's got good old fashioned wheels and a sensor that would allow me some cropping room
    and an ability to use faster shutter speeds in low-ish light conditions
    (I'm not talking about FF ISO ability so useful for vampires ).

    For my everyday carry (going nowhere special) of one body with one lens attached I suspect that I would prefer to use an XT-2 with an 18-55 f2.8-4 OIS to my EM1 with my 12-40 f2.8;
    with the X-T2 sensor balancing out the speed advantage of the Oly f2.8.

    But once I start adding longer, larger, faster? lenses, and it also looks as if I would need a grip for those too, my shoulder and my chosen airline would both object .

    NO - I'M NOT GOING TO RUN TWO SYSTEMS .
    Unless Olympus offer me a generous part exchange for my S5Pro and grip which languishes in a cupboard somewhere, and why oh why do I still keep (deeper in that cupboard!) my Nikon F100
    and a couple of lenses for both systems that I never use ????????????????
    Of dear, come September depending on the specs of the new EM1 - I can see where this is going
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elderly View Post
    Oh Bugger indeed

    Because of weight and size I was an early adopter of micro 4/3rds starting with a GH1 in 2009
    and I had recently decided that my 'investment' in Olympus lenses finally tied me to this format,
    but this X-T2 announcement has unsettled me .

    It's got good old fashioned wheels and a sensor that would allow me some cropping room
    and an ability to use faster shutter speeds in low-ish light conditions
    (I'm not talking about FF ISO ability so useful for vampires ).

    For my everyday carry (going nowhere special) of one body with one lens attached I suspect that I would prefer to use an XT-2 with an 18-55 f2.8-4 OIS to my EM1 with my 12-40 f2.8;
    with the X-T2 sensor balancing out the speed advantage of the Oly f2.8.

    But once I start adding longer, larger, faster? lenses, and it also looks as if I would need a grip for those too, my shoulder and my chosen airline would both object .

    NO - I'M NOT GOING TO RUN TWO SYSTEMS .
    Unless Olympus offer me a generous part exchange for my S5Pro and grip which languishes in a cupboard somewhere, and why oh why do I still keep (deeper in that cupboard!) my Nikon F100
    and a couple of lenses for both systems that I never use ????????????????
    Of dear, come September depending on the specs of the new EM1 - I can see where this is going
    Well, why not run both mirrorless system - EM1m2 and XT2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elderly View Post

    NO - I'M NOT GOING TO RUN TWO SYSTEMS .
    Unless Olympus offer me a generous part exchange for my S5Pro and grip which languishes in a cupboard somewhere, and why oh why do I still keep (deeper in that cupboard!) my Nikon F100
    and a couple of lenses for both systems that I never use ????????????????
    Of dear, come September depending on the specs of the new EM1 - I can see where this is going
    The S5 Pro is actually a nice camera. Mine unfortunately has a broken main board, so it won't autofocus and I only have access to parts of the menu. I even have the S3 Pro still, very well used, but still fully functional. I should take them for a walk now and then

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Well, why not run both mirrorless system - EM1m2 and XT2?
    I wish there had been a smilie after your question .

    The serious answer is that I can't financially justify running two systems.

    As somebody brought up on film with all its associated real running costs
    I don't think that digital bodies are expensive, BUT, to get value out of the fast depreciating hobby items that they are, they have to get constant use,
    and I don't see myself giving two systems enough of a workout.
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    I do hope the X-T2 IQ approaches a little the IQ from the K-1.
    Just look at these - Pentax K-1 images - FM Forums
    This is oh bugger

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    Re: X-T2... oh bugger

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Just look at these - Pentax K-1 images - FM Forums
    This is oh bugger
    Certainly!

    Not a prayer that the XT-2 can do that and you know it.

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    Re: X-T2... oh bugger

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    I do hope the X-T2 IQ approaches a little the IQ from the K-1.
    Just look at these - Pentax K-1 images - FM Forums
    This is oh bugger
    Check the photos of Rico Pfirstinger on flickr. He has posted several full resolution samples taken with a pre-production X-T2. Some of them look very good. Here's one:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/ricopf...23513/sizes/o/

    This one is excellent too, taken with a cheapish 50-200 lens:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/ricopf...in/dateposted/

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    Re: X-T2... oh bugger

    Here's a sports photographer, Jeff Carter, who shot Le Mans this year with the X-T2. Very impressive results, and seemingly on par with what he achieved with his Nikon gear earlier. I wonder if he had access to the battery grip.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/macleancomms/

    He's also tried and reviewed the 2x TC:

    MACLEAN PHOTOGRAPHIC: REVIEW: The New Fujinon 2x Converter

    Here's his X-T2 review:

    MACLEAN PHOTOGRAPHIC: REVIEW: Fujifilm X-T2 -The X-Series Camera We’ve Been Waiting For!
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    Quote Originally Posted by med View Post
    (blah blah blah).... but will probably wait for the first firmware update and/or the first set of deals to be had ...... (blah blah blah)

    Well, so much for that plan. I just played around with an Xpro2, and based purely on the responsiveness and other ergo updates I placed my preorder for an XT2. No restraint!
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    Congratulations on your new camera.



    Please spost some pictures here when it's in your hands.
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    APS-C isn't on par with full frame, and it never will be.
    But what about those comments about prints being pretty much the same?

    Here are the D5500 and the 4 years old A99 for comparison.
    One thing catches my eye : these Sony FF RAW are half the size of APS-C Fuji, with Nikon between !?

    I would prefer to use an XT-2 with an 18-55 f2.8-4 OIS to my EM1 with my 12-40 f2.8;
    with the X-T2 sensor balancing out the speed advantage of the Oly f2.8.
    To Elderly lamenting this wonderful X-T2, there is hope yet for E-M1 "v.2", yes?
    (re 12-40 :: I've joined the broken-lens-mount group (my boneheaded dropping ...), currently awaiting Oly repair estimate, and having cleverly rigged (rubberband & mason line) a support structure that just stays clear of gumming up the focus ring!)

    -d.

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    Any more impressions from the XT2?

    I have very high hopes for this camera, as this might become my main photographic instrument .... of course with some selected Fujinon glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Any more impressions from the XT2?

    I have very high hopes for this camera, as this might become my main photographic instrument .... of course with some selected Fujinon glass


    I was able to play with one the other day for a few minutes and it is FAST! Viewfinder blackout and shutter latency are noticeably quicker than XT-1 with or without "boost" mode. The higher refresh rate in the EVF while "boost" is on greatly increases smoothness so you are less aware of it being an EVF. I still prefer optical finders, but EVFs are getting pretty darn good.

    I didn't dive into the menus at all to tweak the autofocus but it tracked very well at max frame rate following a moving subject in typical camera store lighting. One or two misses but that could likely be better with tweaking.

    The dial locks and focus point "nub" are welcome ergonomic additions.

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    I have been toying with the idea of getting a Sony A7s, once the price drops below $1,000. Shouldn't be long now. I have some excellent OM lenses just waiting for a good home... not to mention a stellar copy of the CV 12/5.6.

    But I an joining this thread to mention that these days, I do not think sensor stabilisation is as necessary as it once appeared. I am using a Fuji X-E2 with a few Fuji lenses (and the CV mentioned above, on an adapter) and I have Auto ISO 1 set to 1/125" and ISO 6400. In the last six months I have never needed more than this and the vast majority of the many thousands of images I have made have been keepers (at least from the technical point of view!).

    I enjoy the X-E2 with the 27/2.8 more than any of the many other cameras I have bought and sold over the last ten years. It reminds me of a digital OM-1. And I mention the A7s because like many here who grew up and shot 35mm film professionally, there is still some vestigial attraction to "full frame" as it's currently designated.

    But, and the reason for this post, more and more I am thinking that APS-C, especially as it manifests in Fuji's hands, is the new "full frame". I use three Panasonic G6 bodies and a bunch of excellent primes for all our video work—shooting and mastering in 1080p, and outputting and showing in 720p. Everyone raves about the video quality, so we will not be moving from µ4/3rds for this use any time soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kit laughlin View Post
    I have been toying with the idea of getting a Sony A7s, once the price drops below $1,000. Shouldn't be long now. I have some excellent OM lenses just waiting for a good home... not to mention a stellar copy of the CV 12/5.6.

    But I an joining this thread to mention that these days, I do not think sensor stabilisation is as necessary as it once appeared. I am using a Fuji X-E2 with a few Fuji lenses (and the CV mentioned above, on an adapter) and I have Auto ISO 1 set to 1/125" and ISO 6400. In the last six months I have never needed more than this and the vast majority of the many thousands of images I have made have been keepers (at least from the technical point of view!).

    I enjoy the X-E2 with the 27/2.8 more than any of the many other cameras I have bought and sold over the last ten years. It reminds me of a digital OM-1. And I mention the A7s because like many here who grew up and shot 35mm film professionally, there is still some vestigial attraction to "full frame" as it's currently designated.

    But, and the reason for this post, more and more I am thinking that APS-C, especially as it manifests in Fuji's hands, is the new "full frame". I use three Panasonic G6 bodies and a bunch of excellent primes for all our video work—shooting and mastering in 1080p, and outputting and showing in 720p. Everyone raves about the video quality, so we will not be moving from µ4/3rds for this use any time soon.
    I could not agree more!

    First sensor stabilization - while this is definitely a great feature, especially when implemented as IBIS in Olympus cameras, I cannot see the advantage of IBIS above in lens stabilization. Further when using fast primes (which is what I prefer fro my shooting) I also can easily live without IBIS - never ever needed it when shooting either my Leica M's or Nikon SLR's/DSLR's and also do not need it on Fuji bodies. I think IBIS becomes more important when using smaller cameras (and lenses), like many m43 combos, where it becomes increasingly difficult to hold them stable during shooting because of the tiny size and low weight.

    Second APSC - already since some time it manifests in my mind that this became the new FF, especially as we are getting out of the low MP sensor ranges and today can rely on stable and great performing 24MP APSC sensors. Add to that the very good implementation of Fuji (XPro2 and upcoming XT2 and XA3) and this becomes a winning combo for almost all shooting situations. Also weight wise APSC cameras and specifically designed lenses for this format are much lighter than FF equivalents. I am getting so lazy lately that even for semi-professional work I do no longer want to lug my FF D810 with some pro glass around, so it sits well stored at home ...

    Third video - I have not tested the XT2 video capabilities of course but from all I read and hear I am confident that Fuji made just a perfect implementation of video in this camera, especially with the easy use of all the film simulations without the need to go into post processing for great color as well as 4K implementation (for those who really need it).

    I am still holding on to my m43 Olympus gear, mainly because of the great 2.8/40-150 and 2.8/12-40, but I can see that my interest for this system might shrink remarkably when I start shooting with the XT2 and my preferred glass - time will tell. And on top of that Fuji APSC is now finally offering 24MP Fuji IQ, which is kind of my sweet spot for post work including cropping, while m43 seems to be stuck with 20MP for the next years, which is better that 16MP, but not enough for what I want.

    One final word about APSC form Nikon (same would apply as well to Canon but I am only shooting Nikon at the moment) - there is no consistent lineup of upper end (Pro) APSC Nikkor lenses after so many years. So one is left with the argument that FF lenses can be used on APSC bodies, but that is some lame excuse, as FF lenses are FAR bigger than special designed APSC lenses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    So one is left with the argument that FF lenses can be used on APSC bodies, but that is some lame excuse, as FF lenses are FAR bigger than special designed APSC lenses!
    That's the main problem, isn't it? If the FF Af lenses were OM size, the story might be different, but the Sony 50s, just as an example, are (to me) huge in relation to the bodies, esp. the gen. 1s.

    And recall all the great film cameras: many of them were X-E2 size and close to the same UI, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kit laughlin View Post
    That's the main problem, isn't it? If the FF Af lenses were OM size, the story might be different, but the Sony 50s, just as an example, are (to me) huge in relation to the bodies, esp. the gen. 1s.

    And recall all the great film cameras: many of them were X-E2 size and close to the same UI, too.
    Yes, even FF lenses specifically designed for mirrorless cameras (aka Sony and also Leica SL) show how big they get in order to fare properly. So for the moment at least I am no longer investing in FF.

    Also the XT2 is almost the same size as the Nikon FM/FE generation of cameras, pretty perfect IMHO!

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    Just got notice from my dealer that my XT2 arrived. Will pick it up as soon as I can ......

    Really excited!

    PS: that means XT2's are already shipping in Europe (at least Austria)!
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    Sony A7 II 24Mp FF with light AA filter vs X-T2 APS-C 24Mp with no AA.
    Both now valid for video work.

    The Fuji lenses smaller, lighter and more comprehensive lineup.
    I think the Fuji wins, except the X-T2 body a bit higher in price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    PS: that means XT2's are already shipping in Europe (at least Austria)!
    In Italy as well, I got mine two days ago
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    My first impressions after playing a few hours ....

    1) XT2 body feels remarkably more solid than XT1 body, I would say also notably better in most areas than Olympus EM1
    2) AF got a huge improvement from the older models (XPro1, XE2, XT1)
    3) Film Simulations are a charm like they always have been, especially ACROS
    4) Shutter sound is really nice and pretty quiet
    5) the whole camera concept is even more streamlined with the new menu structures
    6) IQ is stellar - just was shooting around in my office, so nothing interesting to share, but the quality is outstanding
    7) AF button is such a good new upgrade
    8) Overall the camera feels much faster than older models and even faster than EM1

    For me the camera is very logical and straight forward. I expect that I will grow on it!

    Looking forward to the weekend to test further ...

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    Here's the PDF manual, all 350+ pages:

    http://fujifilm-dsc.com/en-int/manua...omw_en_s_f.pdf

    There's another version which comprises of hyperlinks which is easier to find on the Fuji site.
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    Some first shots with the XT2 and kit zoom

    BTW all OOC JPEG with Provia Standard film simulation - one of my favorites for color!

    2016-09-10_0072.jpg by ptomsu, on Flickr

    2016-09-11_0026.jpg by ptomsu, on Flickr

    2016-09-11_0001.jpg by ptomsu, on Flickr

    2016-09-11_0003-2.jpg by ptomsu, on Flickr

    2016-09-11_0015.jpg by ptomsu, on Flickr

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    Some more from today, cannot get tired of seeing these colors .......

    2016-09-11_0017.jpg by ptomsu, on Flickr

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    The XT2 keeps me excited - IMHO the most beautiful colors direct OOC

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    Re: X-T2... oh bugger

    Peter - a lot of those photos look not quite in focus to my eye - what do you think? If not, I'm thinking at the very least- the camera is out resolving the lens.
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    Peter - a lot of those photos look not quite in focus to my eye - what do you think? If not, I'm thinking at the very least- the camera is out resolving the lens.
    Peter,

    if you look carefully, you should see that there is at least something in focus on almost all of the photos. The lens is definitely capable, but there are better lenses than the kit lens in the Fuji lineup.

    Maybe I did not always put the focus on the right part of the image, but that was then my fault. Most of the photos were also taken outdoors with some wind, so this made things not easier.
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    Re: X-T2... oh bugger

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    Peter,

    if you look carefully, you should see that there is at least something in focus on almost all of the photos. The lens is definitely capable, but there are better lenses than the kit lens in the Fuji lineup.

    Maybe I did not always put the focus on the right part of the image, but that was then my fault. Most of the photos were also taken outdoors with some wind, so this made things not easier.
    Well that would do it Peter!

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    Almost full moon

    Fuji XT2 and XF 100-400 handheld with manual exposure at ISO 200 cropped, Zone AF worked like a breeze - it was never as easy to make such a stunning shot of the moon.

    Start loving this camera and lens more and more every day!

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    Could not resist - this is with ACROS + Ye filter film simulation ....

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    I got the same combo this week Peter and when I saw your image, had to run out and do something similar.

    With the xt2, 100-400 + 1.4 tc handheld. Shot with Acros, love the jpg workflow with the Fuji's, even more with dual card slots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedigitalbean View Post
    I got the same combo this week Peter and when I saw your image, had to run out and do something similar.

    With the xt2, 100-400 + 1.4 tc handheld. Shot with Acros, love the jpg workflow with the Fuji's, even more with dual card slots.
    Absolutely stunning, especially for shot with the TC1.4. Love this XT2 and lenses! IMHO Lightyears ahead of most other systems!

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    Let's see 400 x 1.4 * 1.5 APS-C multiplication factor = 840 mm-eff And a 24 MPx sensor under all that. How many pixels wide is the moon with that setup? This is definitely an X-T2 sort of thing to do, not an X-Pro2 challlenge.

    But I'm tempted to compete. Let's see. I don't have a Fuji 400, but I do have a Leica 280 R, and a 2X extender on order, but the moon won't be big enough to count when the extender gets here. There's the Olympus 150 with a 1.4X extender , and the expansion factor is 2X, so that is still only 420 mm effective. But I can run the Olympus E-M5ii in its 64 MPx mode (have to use a tripod), so maybe that is like having 840 mm-eff with a 16 MPx sensor. The moon is just coming up. I'll try it and come back if the results are reasonable...

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    PS: Not quite there yet...
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    Why not E-M5.2 (or E-M5 or E-M1) and Olympus 300/4 Pro and MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter? Freehand, no tripod required.
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    No doubt that the Oly kit could ask also do amazing things. We truly live in an incredible era for photography. I don't think you could really go wrong with any piece of kit these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Why not E-M5.2 (or E-M5 or E-M1) and Olympus 300/4 Pro and MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter? Freehand, no tripod required.
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    +1!
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    Go at it, one of you guys with the Big Tuna (300 mm) to throw at the problem. I hustled out to my moon viewing spot last night with gear that I haven't used for a few months, and learned that setting exposure, getting focus at infinity, when the Olympus viewing system doesn't show you the result of the manual exposure that you choose, but sets exposure (way too high) for you, and finally turning on the high res options in RAW, is too many things to get right in the dark on the first try. I'll work on it again tonight.

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    Oh well, I only have a Moon shot lying around, taken with the 300/4 Pro on E-M1 but without the MC-14. Here it is.



    Olympus E-M1, M.300mm F4.0, ISO 200, FOCAL LENGTH 300.0 mm (300.0 mm in 35mm), APERTURE f/4, EXPOSURE TIME 0.01s (1/100), handheld.


    The following was taken with the same gear, but including the MC-14.



    Olympus E-M1, M.300mm F4.0 + MC-14, ISO 320, FOCAL LENGTH 420.0 mm (420.0 mm in 35mm), APERTURE f/5.6, EXPOSURE TIME 0.001s (1/1000), handheld.

    Golly, amazing what all flies over my house.


    But my favorite shot of the Moon is this one of the Super Harvest Blood Moon from 2015-09-27. Yup, those are stars and not digital noise.



    Sony ILCE-7RM2, FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS, ISO 3200, FOCAL LENGTH 90.0 mm (90.0 mm in 35mm), APERTURE f/2.8, EXPOSURE TIME 0.2s (1/5), handheld.
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    Peter, Congratulations!!

    Enjoy it in good health, my friend. Now you made me want to spend some riyals!!

    Best to you and yours.



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    The XT2 keeps me excited - IMHO the most beautiful colors direct OOC
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    Moonshots with Olympus M-5vii high resolution

    and the 40-150 Pro with a 1.4X extender.

    P9190673 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

    It's only 3-4 days since the moon was full, but it really looks chewed up already.

    ISO 200, f/8 at 1/400 biggest difficulty was focusing. I haven't figured out how to do precise live view focusing on a bright rock in a dark sky with the Olympus.

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    I always start with the sunny 16 rule - f/16 and s=1/ISO - and go from there.
    So manual exposure but autofocus on the edge of the Moon.
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    Re: X-T2... and its awesome telephotos

    I remember the night of the red moon. Here's mine:

    P9280021 by scott kirkpatrick, on Flickr

    Same equipment, but ISO 3200 at 1/2 sec by then. Don't we have another red moon coming up in 2017?

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    Re: X-T2... oh bugger

    Any idea of the 2017 red moon date?

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    I believe there are 2 of them.

    Feb 11th. And August 7th for blood moon 2017. Don't think the August one will be visible during daylight hours. Also a full solar eclipse in 2017.

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    Another moon shot, with 100-400 at 400, f5.6, handheld

    I love this lens

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    From a shoot this afternoon for local vineyards - again 100-400, that turns out to be an extremely versatile lens.

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    Had to test my new 100-400 with TC1.4 on XT2. Shot again handheld.

    IMHO one of the best TC's I ever used!

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