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  1. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    I agree. Nothing wrong with an X-T1 if you happen to have one already, but X-T2 is surely the bargain of 2019.
  2. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    I only use my X-T10 with the Rhinocam or as emergency backup body these days, but when it was my main camera I felt the handling was much improved by putting on a chunky L bracket and leaving it there :)
  3. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Another fan of the 35mm f/2 here, it's practically welded to my camera these days unless I need the 10-24. One of many taken with it in Switzerland - I mostly do street *or* landscape, but in Wengen, you can mix it up! :) Waiting for a train by David Hallett, on Flickr
  4. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Trouble is, other reviews say the complete opposite. https://jonasraskphotography.com/2019/07/18/fujinon-xf-16-80mm-f-4-r-ois-wr-first-look-preview/ "... the XF16-80mm f/4 does seem to work its absolute best from around 50-80mm. Image quality in this range is incredible."...
  5. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Very nice Peter! And if you have nothing better to do, dune grass often looks great in monochrome...;)
  6. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Well that may be, but if you take that picture and dial back the saturation of the greens to nothing, the image will hardly change. It's the yellows that are saturated. Try it and see!
  7. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Actually when the greens look too strong, the better option is often to try dialling back saturation on the yellows. I would certainly give that a go here, nice shot though it is already.
  8. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Lovely light and a very nice composition too, with just enough assymmetry to feel informal.
  9. dave.hallett

    Why did you choose that make ?

    My old Pentax K10-D was driving me a bit crazy, and I wanted a mirrorless camera, not least for the ease of adapting vintage lenses. Comparing Sony with Fuji, the two main choices at the time, Fuji owners seemed generally happy with their lot, some concerns about RAWs not withstanding. And the...
  10. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Cheers Phil, very kind of you. Here's one more from the showery day - after that unfortunately the weather just kept getting better! Lifting by David Hallett, on Flickr
  11. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Enjoy! My only tip when using the 12mm close up is to use the focusing aids and check focus carefully. I missed quite a few in the beginning by not zooming in, but once I'd learned caution, it was great.
  12. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Not posted in a while, or even visited much, because work has been more than a bit mad. But I've seen some lovely stuff in this thread, as usual. Last week, managed to get away for a few days in the Swiss Alps. Slightly disappointing weather - cloudless blue skies are great for high altitude...
  13. dave.hallett

    Landscapes: Which Phone-Based Apps Would You Not Want To Do Without?

    I find Clear Outside useful for predicting cloud cover, and Tides Near Me useful for beach shoots. Both are free.
  14. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Blacks look a bit crushed to me, but the idea looks good.
  15. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Bit more from Chania, keeping it mono and simple... Rotund by David Hallett, on Flickr
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    A slightly sinister postman. through no fault of his own... Ambulant by David Hallett, on Flickr
  17. dave.hallett

    Loch Leathan

    I narrowly prefer the portrait version as its simplicity makes for a stronger composition, but they are both quite excellent work! Fantastic job.
  18. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Another from Chania. I do try not to make a nuisance of myself. Honest guv. ;) But I was trying to take a quick picture here of the plants and the shadows, when the rather formidable lady owner appeared and gave me a classic Paddington Bear Hard Stare. I beat a hasty retreat, but couldn't resist...
  19. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Nice. Three absolutely classic views, but sooo hard to resist :-). I like the placement of the gondola in the Accademia shot.
  20. dave.hallett

    Photohab (sharing your flickr photos)

    I have no particular wish to defend this place, but the impression that Flickr give that you can somehow protect your photos from being downloaded just by ticking a box on their site is very misleading. If your picture can be viewed at a particular size, it can be downloaded at that size. My...
  21. dave.hallett

    New PC or upgrade current?

    I think the advice you have been given is good. More RAM will probably make a difference with photos and will almost certainly make a difference when editing videos. Don't worry about RAM timings and CAS latency, etc., the differences are small. Putting your OS and programs on an SSD will speed...
  22. dave.hallett

    Jurassic Coast

    I like the colours in this, and I don't really agree that the light is "dull". Overcast conditions can be very good for the right kind of shot, particularly if the cloud is not too thick and there is still some directionality to the light. Check out Paul Wakefield's landscape work, you'll hardly...
  23. dave.hallett

    Capture a stranger street style : Part 2

    Previously posted in the Fuji XT thread, but one from my holiday in Crete. Radiance by David Hallett, on Flickr
  24. dave.hallett

    Second hand lenses?

    Secondhand lenses are generally easier to detect problems with than secondhand cameras. I've bought at least 15 or so. Some eBay sellers aren't very good at noticing small amounts of fungus, but we've generally been able to work things out satisfactorily, given the fairly small amounts of money...
  25. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Some people say I will photograph pretty much anything if I think the light is right. Erm, they probably have a point :-) Backstage by David Hallett, on Flickr
  26. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Sounds interesting! And this is where I so often go wrong - I leave what I think is a good enough margin at the edges, but forget that I'm going to want to correct the verticals... sigh.
  27. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    I'm going to be just slightly contrarian here and suggest that the mooring post is uncomfortably close to the left hand edge, the far right hand side isn't really earning its keep, and as so often with landscapes, a viewpoint a foot or so higher would probably have provided even better...
  28. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    I like the composition of the first one, although some mist to give more feeling of depth is always handy (but hard to contrive!). I would suggest when you've got a tripod set up like this to experiment with a wide range of shutter speeds and get a feel of what works for you. It's well worth the...
  29. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Aha! :) OK, then I see what you mean, but it was more luck than judgement! :D
  30. dave.hallett

    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Thank you both kindly! And yes, given the amount of shadow detail the X-T2 can keep even in very contrasty conditions, it would be a shame to discard it, unless I was looking for some kind of graphic silhouette effect, which certainly isn't the case here.
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