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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Just been in Pembrokeshire for a few days, trying to get photos in Storm Dennis (some success, we missed the worst, but west-facing beaches were a bit brutal). First proper tryout for my Benro geared tripod head, which I would warmly recommend to any landscaper who doesn't mind slowing down a...
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Cheers Graham! I was careful to ease in slowly and not make any sudden moves :-)
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Nice! Geese are cowardly bullies, but swans I respect. This one I have to say was very tolerant and helpful... maybe we have a better class of swan in Oxford ;)
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    The great Robert Capa famously said "If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough". Sorry Bob, but with a 24mm lens this is as close I get, by mutual agreement with the subject :) Monarch by David Hallett, on Flickr
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Cheers! Very kind of you. Blue hour is my favourite time and the mist was an unexpected bonus :-)
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    My history is very short indeed, disregarding consumer compacts, various Pentax film cameras like the Super-A and the P30, and the odd Minolta, in the digital age it goes Pentax K-10D, Fuji X-T10, Fuji X-T2. :) I stilll have them all, although the X-T10 is now combined with a Pentax 645 lens on...
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Still processing last years pictures! As most of you probably know by now, I'm not remotely a bird tog, but when they wander into my landscapes and start posing for the camera, who am I to argue?:D Low light meant shooting at f/2.8 so shallow DoF, but fortunately the X-T2 seems to have nailed...
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    True! I'm actually still on the X-T2, but I'm pretty sure the same applies to the X-T3, and the X-T30 apart from the obvious bit that doesn't :D
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Graham has it correct. You can only check focus completely reliably if you shoot RAW+FINE. But I never import the JPGs into LR any more, just sort by file type on Import and only select the RAW files for import. So they only take space on the card, and 64GB cards are pretty cheap these days...
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Cracking shot, Steve!
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Thanks Graham, and very interesting, I'd not heard that before. It might just be someone's fanciful explanation for the figures in niches on the walls, but if you find the source, do let me know!
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Thanks all! It is a nice building - called Folly Bridge House - and you can actually stay there if you visit Oxford. There is an even more impressive building in front of it, which was built in the mid 1800s for the mathematician Joshua Cardwell (Google Streetview link) but its size makes it...
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    This was a bit of a grab shot - was hurrying to elsewhere and had the 35mm on so had to do a hand-held pano. But it turned out quite nice, I think. And it will certainly print big! Empire by David Hallett, on Flickr
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    :agree:
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    As Steve said, if you just treat them like Nikon Bayer files, it won't go well. LR default sharpening is particularly a bad idea. Here's a decent overview of the options, fairly balanced from what I can see...
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