1. Terrywoodenpic

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    Why did you use the settings ISO 1600 1/3200 f2 for this shot. They would not seem to be optimal.
     
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  2. Dave70D

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    I was just playing around with the iso, as at the moment I like a bit higher iso even 25,600 is great.
     
  3. braddersmd

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    Is anyone using an extended eyecup on the X-T3? I had one (bought ages ago) on the X-T1, and can't for the life of me remember which part it was. All suggestions welcome.
     
  4. jamiewednesday

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  5. Craikeybaby

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    Well it seems like the email alerts worked! Neither 35f2 nor 23f2 were in stock last night, but had availability emails this morning.

    Unfortunately I still have a few more things to sell before I can buy.
     
  6. Craikeybaby

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    Back out of stock already - I now see the need to be on the ball! Best get selling more things to fund it ASAP!
     
  7. Stephen L

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    Sometimes it’s cheaper to go greyish to E-Infin or similar than Fuji refurb.
     
  8. Nod

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    Rent a car (I can point you at a place that does reasonable rates!) and head down to Agia Galini for a night or 2 - NOTHING between you and North Africa apart from the occasional fishing boat!
     
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  9. Jelster

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    Right, 3 quick shots from todays wedding.

    1) I am not a wedding photographer
    2) These are not the final images, I've been playing with the processing
    3) I was a fill in as the original photographer is in hospital (motorcycle accident).

    X-T2 & 50-140
    [​IMG]Wedding_3 by Steve Jelly, on Flickr

    X-T2 & 35mm f1.4
    [​IMG]Wedding_1 by Steve Jelly, on Flickr

    X-T2 & 16mm f1.4
    [​IMG]Wedding_4 by Steve Jelly, on Flickr
     
  10. wambam

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    On Wedding_1
    The skin looks like plastic ,have you done any work at all?
     
  11. Mr Perceptive

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    Roll up, roll up, cashback deals being announced tomorrow (remember Black Friday often provides additional cashback), some of these are so good, that I think we might see some retail prices go back up, so you might be onto a winner if you buy straight away, but I'm not being quoted on that!!!

    £45 23mmF2, 35mmF2, 50mm F2, 35mmF1.4, 60mm, 18mm

    £90 23mmF1.4, 56mm, 18-55mm, 18-135mm, 55-200mm

    £135 16mmF1.4, 80mm Macro, 56mmAPD, 90mm, 10-24

    £180 50-140mm, 16-55mm

    £270 100-400mm

    and £250 on an X-T2, anyone who manages to get a X-T2 at today's best price of £979 and get the cashhsback will do very well, but note that most retailers on camerapricebuster have already put the X-T2 back up to £1249!!!

    Other bodies £230 on X-H1, £230 on X-Pro2, £90 on X-T20

    (X100F - £180, X-E3 +18-15 bundle £180, X-T100+15-45 bundle £90)

    Remember these will only apply to a authorised UK stockist, and not grey suppliers - purchases made between 10/10/18 and 10/1/19
     
  12. bass_junkie83

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    I found today that I need to go wider than the 18-55 allows me. The 10-24 is way out of my price range right now and as it is mainly going to be used for architecture and maybe a bit of landscape then I have no problem with it being manual focus, so a Samyang looks the sensible option.

    Looking at the 10mm f2.8 and the 12mm f2.0 there isn't a huge difference in price looking on WEX and I imagine second hand that difference is less noticeable. The technical differences are obvious, I don't really need the larger aperture a anytime I am struggling for light with this lens it would be a situation where I can use a tripod, so the obvious choice would seem to be to go for the wider FOV. But are there any differences beyond the tech specs?
     
  13. twist

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    So they want the same money for an xt2 as a xt3, what a great offer lol
     
  14. Mr Perceptive

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    err no ... £1249 less £250 = £999, thats £350 less than an X-T3, on which there are no cashbacks only trade-in offers
     
  15. twist

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    Errr if you order tonight which is not the 10th it's 100 quid less from most places. They've put their prices up for the cashback haven't they?
     
  16. Mr Perceptive

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    The 10mm is a multi sensor mount lens fitted with a Fuji X mount, its big and heavy comapred with the APS-C designed 12mm, which is re-reassuringly light!!!

    The Samyangs do render colours differently to the Fuji lenses, and since they are wide suffer from a certain degree of optical distortion. Don't dismiss the Fuji 14mm, as this is very sharp, compact, and takes the same size filters/hood as your existing 18-55mm.

    I have the Samyang 12mm (its the second one I've owned, I really didn't rate my first copy), but it rarely comes out of the bag, I much prefer my Fuji 16mm wherever possible.
     
  17. Mr Perceptive

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    twist ..... :thinking::banghead: isn't that what I said!!
     
  18. Ian W

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    Don't try and reason with him, David.
     
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  19. twist

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    That's why I'm saying it's a rip off ;) and the difference tonight is 100 quid.... Like I said.
     
  20. twist

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    Do you have a problem Ian or just want to start?
     
  21. Ian W

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    I've loads of problems! None revolve around a photography forum or Fuji's cash back offers though.

    If you want to buy, fill yer boots. If you think it's a rip off, don't. Easy peasy.
     
  22. twist

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    Why are you getting involved and making it a problem then? You aren't interested in the discussion.
     
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  23. Ian W

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    Don't get your knickers in a....well, twist.

    It's been a long day for me tbh, but really I'm just tired of seeing posts from members who'll argue the most pointless of 'issues' or even look for or create problems to discuss about the latest Fuji or non-Fuji models / offers.

    Stop moaning and get involved in positive discussions or y'know, go take photos?

    Goodnight all.
     
  24. twist

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    It seems you are the one getting upset more than anyone else and creating negativity. If you are tired, don't read or respond and get involved. I just find it odd how retailers (not just with fuji) slam prices up before cashback.

    Stop getting involved or y'know go take some photos ;)

    Goodnight
     
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  25. dave.hallett

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    Thanks! Maybe next year... :)
     
  26. dave.hallett

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    Well sure, it's a great lens and that 14mm focal length is great, but you remember how he said the 10-24mm was out of his price range? :)

    I have the 12mm and it's a nice lens if you get a good copy. Not really clear how likely or unlikely you are to get a bad one. But it seems to me to be if anything a bit wide for architecture, never mind the 10mm. You're going to get a lot of non-parallel lines...

    But I don't really do architecture, only landscape. Since I acquired the 10-24mm, the 12mm has come out less, and I seldom go to 10 or 11 with the zoom. But occasionally...

    My 10c would be to get the 12mm and give it a try. If you don't like it, I doubt it will be hard to sell on again.
     
  27. Mr Perceptive

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    Sorry should have said secondhand!!
     
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  28. yamahatdm900

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    Always fancied a X100F...... thinking
     
  29. macvisual

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    I'm going to be adding a long'ish Fuji zoom at some stage soon, the two contenders I'm looking closely at are the XF100-400mm and the XF50-140mm, both have their advantages etc, the extra reach would be beneficial but the faster lens is nice also........decisions decisions....

    I'll be adding a Fuji 1.4X teleconverter also. Either of these lenses will be used with the X-H1 body.


    Any experience/advice/thoughts appreciated. Thank you. Any sample photo's would be appreciated, cheers.

    Peter
     
  30. jamiewednesday

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    I use all 3. The 50-140 is a peach in it’s own right. The 100-400 is pretty good too and with an effective reach of 600mm in FF terms surprisingly agile. The 1.4x barely reduces IQ quality on either lens (unlike the 2x which was just too rough IMO).

    If I was going to have one I’d go for the 50-140 as I’d use it more often and the 1.4x gives some extra reach. Clearly not as far as 100-400 but you must be able to get decent crops off the H?

    I guess it depends what you’re taking pics of though!
     
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  31. imattersuk

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    50-140 is fantastic and very versatile, I often have it on the H1 for an entire day and just adjust my feet as required, in fact I hate taking it off. Plenty of examples on my flickr with the H1.
     
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    Pete, can you post a link to your Flickr? I have the 50-140 and I need inspiration.
     
  33. Alan Clogwyn

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    I assume it takest he same one as the T1/T2 - I have the proper Fuji one on my T1 and a JJC copy one on my T2. I can't see any difference between them, both better than the standard offering. I'd quite like to try the teardrop shaped one.
     
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  34. bass_junkie83

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    I hadn't realised that about the 10mm, all lenses look about the same size when browsing a list on an online shop. :LOL:
    The 14mm/16mm might be options for a future upgrade, but right now I can't justify those prices.

    I hadn't really considered distortion, I could fix in post I guess but that may bring the usable image area closer to what I already have. I guess the other solution would be to stick with what I have and learn how to do stitched panoramas for the occasions when just standing further away isn't an option.
     
  35. Cagey75

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    Are you using an old typewriter to post? :LOL: What are you planning to shoot? I would only go for the 100-400 over the 50-140 if I planned to shoot a lot of distance wildlife I would imagine the 50-140 would be sharper, better in low light and more useful for general shooting.

    On the cash-back deals and price hikes - surely the best option for anyone considering an XT2 now [like me!] is to buy used, "mint" from a reliable UK dealer? Because the re-sale value will be the same pretty much. Atm a 9+ condition X-T2 from Wex can be had for a little over £600 with the current 10% off
     
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  36. Jelster

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    I have both, for things like wildlife and airshows, the 100-400 is brilliant, a bit slow with the 1.4TC (f6.3 I think) but as the T2 shoots fine @ ISO3200 it's not a big issue. The 50-140 is as good as my old Canon 70-200 f2.8 L Mk2, it is a stonking bit of kit, and came into its own yesterday at a wedding.... Haven't tried it with the 1.4, but as I have the 100-400, I don't really need to.

    Both shot on a T2 body with the 50-140:

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    [​IMG]Wedding_6 by Steve Jelly, on Flickr

    I'll sort some 100-400 images for you too...
     
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  37. Jelster

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    Peter,

    A couple of 100-400 images.

    First one is with the 1.4 @ 560mm, ISO1600, wide open (this lens only ever gets used wide open anyway).

    [​IMG]ducklings by Steve Jelly, on Flickr

    Here's one without the TC, again wide open at ISO1600

    [​IMG]DSCF0462 by Steve Jelly, on Flickr
     
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  38. Jelster

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    As you can see, they are both excellent lenses, so you really need to think what focal length or speed you are going to need, or just buy both :D
     
  39. imattersuk

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  40. Jelster

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    Indeed I have, and I'm well out of practice, as you can see. I will be working on that today to tone it down somewhat.
     

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