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  1. dave.hallett

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    OK, so here's a small demo. It's not dramatic, the differences are pretty subtle. All shots are 100% crops of the same RAF file, which has had very little done to it.

    I set X-Transformer to apply no sharpening, so that we can compare apples to apples.

    One shot shows the RAF sharpened in LR at 40%. It's not horrible, but the X-transformer version shows noticeably more detail when sharpened to the same 40% in LR. The third shot is the original RAF sharpened to 80% in LR, which is my best estimate for a version that matches the X-Transformer version for detail. It's still not terrible, but if you look at the flatter stone surfaces, you can see the worms just starting to appear.

    Again, it's all quite subtle, and would only be noticeable in large prints, if at all.

    My conclusion is that X-Transformer, by pulling more detail out of the RAF, stops me from having to apply as much sharpening, thus reducing the likelihood of worms. Of course, this may be wrong. :) It's not so much an attempt to convince anyone that I'm right, more an explanation of why I have the opinions that I do.

    And obviously, this is with the X-T10. With the X-T2, it may be quite a different story.

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  2. Dave70D

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    A good post that Dave, think I`d still print any of those, and keep it small prints.
     
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  3. Mr Perceptive

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    As I mentioned in a post a copy of days ago, X-trans3 processing is quite a bit different, and Fuji worked with Adobe to ensure that LR gave good results. My experience is that I no longer need to use the Peter Bridgewood settings with X-Trans3 but they worked well with X-Trans1 and 2.
     
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  4. dave.hallett

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    Enough boring bits of stone. Here's a bit more Chania nightlife. Lighting inspired by Rembrandt, perhaps, but thanks to the light picking out the child over his parents, the overall effect is more like the sentimentality of Norman Rockwell :) This should probably have been taken with my Lens Turbo setup, but actually it's the kit lens again...

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  5. bulldog5988

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    I use these Optech connectors with the triangular split ring. Have done for a few years now, with no problems at all.
     
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  7. Dave70D

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    When I had canon I had to use the Optech just to help, but as soon as I went all Fuji I just use what came in the box with the camera, good old neck strap :)
     
  8. tijuana taxi

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    Therein lies another problem on the older cameras such as the X-Pro1 and others without the eyelet insert.
    The triangular rings are made of harder material than the eyelet which caused it to wear away hence the insert on later models such as the X-T1

    Ironically its this insert that has the sharp edges which fray the cord type connectors, bit of a catch 22 situation really.

    Still need to be used with a split ring otherwise the sharp inside of the eyelet insert will fray the cord.
     
  9. tijuana taxi

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    Awful thing and the reason many stay unused and unopened, if it suits you though that's a good result
     
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  10. Cagey75

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    I can't deal with neck straps either, apart from the fact they make you look like a tourist :D they're not comfortable and a bit too restrictive. When I used bigger cameras I used a Black Rapid sport strap whenever I had a heavy-ish lens attached Great strap, allows movement from hip to eye level quickly, and in between the wight is taken by your shoulder rather than your neck. Mostly though, I go strapless :oops: :$ Atm I only have a wrist strap on the XT-1, which I don't actually use, it's there for show (was a present) and on the xpro1 - no strap at all. In the 20+ years I've been into photography and using cameras regular, I have never once dropped one. It's why I like cameras to have a good grip I guess, I trust my fingers not to fall asleep once I have a reliable enough grip to hang on to.
     
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  11. Dave70D

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    I only use the neck strap now, as I don`t have to worry about weight. Plus I like the tourist look :D:D
     
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    Have been using PD since they first came out. Not had any issues with the anchor links, fraying or whatever. But just to be on the safe side, I have the newer ones as a backup.
     
  13. Cagey75

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    It might be the best way to approach street shooting! Maybe we all have it wrong? We try sneak around in the shadows, or become invisible, which probably draws more attention :D maybe going full on obnoxious cowboy hat + shades, fannypack [as the Americans call them] loud shirts and Hawaiian shorts [even in winter] and just blatantly take shots of anyone and everything that moves - nobody ever says a thing to them :whistle::snaphappy::wave:
     
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  14. mickledore

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    What insert?
    There is no insert on the eyelets on either my T1 or T2. Just a small hole that a ring will fit through.
     
  15. tijuana taxi

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    This one

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  16. mickledore

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    Nope. Nothing like that. Holes are much smaller. I'll get a photo when I'm dressed. (Don't get excited I've just been on the bike!)
     
  17. G.K.Jnr.

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    Not all Americans wander about like that Sir, well I don't anyway.:D:D But I still like to use a neck strap but something more substantial than the one that came withe the camera.(y)

    George.
     
  18. tijuana taxi

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    Just thought you were one of those herberts that went down the shop in their night clobber.
     
  19. G.K.Jnr.

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    I don't know about trying to look like a tourist Sir, but my preference is definately for a neck strap.(y)

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    Very nice Fujigraph Sir, great composition, and well handled exposure & presentation.(y)

    George.
     
  21. tijuana taxi

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    Definitely on the X-T1, little bit of macro going on here

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  22. Cagey75

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    Don't worry, many Irish wander about even worse when abroad :LOL:
     
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  23. tijuana taxi

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    X-E2 and X-Pro2 have them as well

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  24. mickledore

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    Yes. That as well!

    Here's a shot of the eyelet on my T1. The T2 is the same. The split ring fills the hole more or less completely. There is no way that an Optech loop will fit in there even if the split ring is taken out. Are you dealing with older models? FUJI1127.jpg
     
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    Nope. No inserts on either the T1 or T2, and a much smaller hole.
     
  26. Terrywoodenpic

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    that looks like a diabolical lug to me. looks battered worn and asking for trouble.
     
  27. G.K.Jnr.

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    Peoples dress sense doesn't bother me in the slightest Sir, wear what ever your happy with and whatever floats your boat. "BE YOURSELF" :D:D

    George.
     
  28. tijuana taxi

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    Yet it does, just a bog standard X-T1
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    Seen better, but it went on the X-E2 which is in better nick, my cameras are not cupboard queens
     
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    This prompted me to have a look at my holes. Both the X-T2 and the X100F are bushed. (like me after examining my holes :whistle: )
     
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    Oh I wasn't talking about dress sense :beer::banana:
     
  31. mickledore

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    Well there's something odd somewhere. Just tried and there's no way that my Optech loops will go through those holes. England have more chance of winning the World Cup! The hole is way too small and is only just big enough for the split ring to go through.
     
  32. tijuana taxi

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    Takes a bit of patience, but used those mini QD Loops on all my cameras until the failure so not sure what to say apart from Come on England.

    Seems weird your camera doesn't have the inserts/bushes, but mine and Stephen's has along with others who have mentioned removing them.
     
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  33. mickledore

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    Well my Optech loops won't go through. End of. If yours do then I assume that you have forced them through which is a recipe for failure. I can't see how to get one through, never mind the pair. There simply isn't room. We need a meet to get to the bottom of this!
     
  34. tijuana taxi

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    Meet is definitely needed, any ideas, somewhere midway perhaps?
     
  35. Dave70D

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    Just checked both my T2 and T20 and both have the same as yours, but they are a lot better looking but I do have the split pin in them, so is it still safe ?
     
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    Hi all,

    not sure if its been mentioned but there is a talk of a Fuji price increase coming this month.
    Some prices as follows:-

    Fuji XT-20 -£849
    Fuji XT-2 - £1699
    Fuji XT-2 with 18-55 - £1899
     
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  37. Dave70D

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    Just what mine look like.
     
  38. Barrysprout

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    Take note of the word "mini" optech loops come in different sizes.
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    The X-T2 also has the insert in the eyelets to prevent wear.
     
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  40. Dave70D

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    Just seen on another forum I use, if you use the supplied Split rings then you will be fine, the insert is to protect from wear.
     

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