1. Alan Clogwyn

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    Just out of interest what colour space have you uploaded these in? In post they look fine but when enlarged on my phone they turn grey!
     
  2. macvisual

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    After sleeping on my thoughts regarding a long'ish Fuji lens, either the 50-140mm or 100-400mm I think the 50-140mm would be more versatile for my style of photography, I probably don't need the longer reach as I don't do birding/wildlife and the slightly faster f/2.8 would suit better for my dog portraiture and landscape photography.
     
  3. Mr Perceptive

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    You can always add a TC for a bit more length
     
  4. Jelster

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    WHatever LR does as standard. These are from the original RAW, into LR, resized & borders put on in PS.
     
  5. Jelster

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    For those subjects, I think that's a wise decision...
     
  6. Rosedalelad

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    I've been trying out a lot of legacy glass recently and am having great fun. I took a Pentax 50mm f2 lens out with my X-T2 today hoping for some autumnal images but found little of note. We were sitting outside a lovely country pub having lunch when we were inundated with bikers - easily 100 bikes and all was noise and chaos. So I ended up photographing the bikes. This is one I lusted after in the early 60s - a Velocette Venom.

    [​IMG]Velocette Venom by Andrew R, on Flickr
     
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  7. addicknchips

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    Snap through the plane window.
    IMG_5071.JPG

    56mm on the x-t2
     
  8. wardy07

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    Nice shot - I’m looking to try a couple of legacy lenses myself, which version of the Pentax 50mm are you using please? Also could you recommend any other legacy lenses that are worth buying, landscape, portrait and long range options would be useful to me so any info would be appreciated.
     
  9. imattersuk

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    Wonderful, will be a shame to see you break up lol
     
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  10. addicknchips

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    It won’t last.
     
  11. imattersuk

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    You’ll never find another who’s so intuitive with such nice knobs who feels so good in the hand
     
  12. Rosedalelad

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    I've tried
    Vivitar 55mm f2.8 macro by Komine - fabulous lens
    Vivitar 135mm f2.8
    Pentax 135mm f3.5
    Pentax 50mm f2 (used in the Velocette shot)
    Helios 58mm f2 - unique bokeh

    I've not paid more than £30 for any of them and all are great fun
     
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  13. Stephen L

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    :eek:
     
  14. Stephen L

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    I love the Pentax 50mm f1.7, and the Oly 100mm.
     
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  15. Cagey75

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    The Minolta Rokkor 58mm 1.4 is supposedly a great lens, especially for portraits. If you're willing to chance it from Japan via ebay you can get them for about £50, from UK sellers expect to pay anything between £70 - £130 depending on the condition. The Minolta to Fuji adapters can be had anywhere between £6 - £20

    For long range, I owned a Pentax Super Takumar 200mm F4 for a while and it was pretty decent, even wide open. Again, unless you buy from Japan and wait a bit and hope to avoid customs, expect to pay about £70. I used this lens on the Fuji X-T1 and had some fun with it

    How it looked on the XT1:

    takumar.jpg

    It's actually really neat for a 200 F4, the adapter makes it look a fair bit longer, but a very easy to hand-hold lens
     
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  16. dave.hallett

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    Agreed, and a good copy of the Takumar 55mm 1.9 or 2.0 is also a very nice lens for no money.

    My best manual lens is probably the Nikon 105mm 2.5, which is magic, but those aren't quite as cheap.
     
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  17. G.K.Jnr.

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    Those 105mm 2.5mm Nikkor units are “Excellent” Sir, I’ve had one from new and still use it from time to time on my Fooj cameras. Very sharp at all apertures with good contrast & nice bokeh.(y)

    George.
     
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  18. jamiewednesday

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  19. Dave70D

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  20. trevorbray

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    Love it Dave. The West Pier is very photogenic.
     
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  21. Manxmaid

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    I don't usually include people so prominently in images, but I really liked the way the light was falling on them as the sun set.
    X-T2 and the long end of the 100-400mm.

    [​IMG]
    Sharing the Sunset
    by Andrea Thrussell, on Flickr
     
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  22. Jelster

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  23. G.K.Jnr.

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    One of your best Fujigraphs yet Sir, liking this one very much.

    George.
     
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  24. Jelster

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    Cracking Dave...

    Another worthy of your wall mate, good work.
     
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  25. Jelster

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    Really nicely captured. A "moment in time" type of image.

    The standard of work on this thread really is great, sorry that I bring down the average :D
     
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  26. Dave70D

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    Thanks Trevor, I am glad I stayed for it as got cold waiting the other day.
     
  27. Dave70D

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    Thank you George, glad I stayed for it.
     
  28. Dave70D

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    Thank you Steve, think it will be getting printed up.
     
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  29. wack61

    wack61 I've got an itchy hatch

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    Anybody tried one of these grips, The XT3 is a bit small with the 100-400mm on so I was looking for something to make it just that bit bigger but not at £120 or £300 fuji grip prices , have any of the 3rd party manufacturers launched a battery grip yet

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/273494890160?chn=ps
     
  30. Manxmaid

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    Thank you, and don't be silly! I hesitate to post here too :D For example, here's one from Monday that I love. It's not pin sharp (I was leaning into the wind, the seal was in constant motion on the choppy waves, long end of the 100-400 and the light was a bit lacking) but I do love the colour of the sea and the eye contact.

    [​IMG]
    39 Wild by Andrea Thrussell, on Flickr
     
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  31. rick448

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    Not tried one of those, I have ordered the Fuji vertical grip for my XT-3 which is arriving on Monday all being well. It doesn't look like it would add much more leverage to assist with the 100-400mm.
     
  32. jj_glos

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    It looks similar to what I use on both the X-T1 and X-T2, it improves the handling a lot for me. I use it with both the 50-140 and 100-400.
     
  33. wack61

    wack61 I've got an itchy hatch

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    Thanks , for the price I'll order one and see , spent a fortune this month , £120 for a bit of metal is a step too far :D
     
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  34. benhben

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    I have an issue on my X-T3 or I have changed a setting and cant work out what I've done. When I select Mechanical shutter in any shooting mode the picture size is limited to Medium with a 1.25x crop factor. When I select Electronic shutter i can select a large image again.

    I cant work out what ive done or how to change it back! Anyone any ideas? Id prefer to shoot with the mechanical shutter most of the time.

    Thanks
    Ben
     
  35. benhben

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    Found it after while of interrogating the menus...I had sports finder mode set to on for some reason
     
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  36. rick448

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    My XT-3 and 18-55 has arrived today, I am just charging the batteries, and then I can fit the grip and be ready to have a play on Sunday. I am out all day at a dance show with my little one, so won't get a chance to look properly. Hopefully I can add some pics to this thread soon.

    I am now trying to resist spending loads on more lenses, though I do think I will need a 100-400 for aircraft shots at work, as I miss that. I'm hoping the 18-55 will be good enough for portrait stuff, rather than having to get the 90mm.

    if I can hang on until the new year, I'll be back on track for more fancy stuff :)
     
  37. ashtennisguru

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    Some rather rare landscapes from me! The amazing Bedruthan Steps...

    [​IMG]

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  38. twist

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    Beautiful shots
     
  39. Terrywoodenpic

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    The figure in 1 is well positioned and gives a good sense of scale.
    The figure in 2 does not work.
    3 lacks anything that might give scale.
    The wave crests have lost detail and form.

    So number 1 is by far the strongest image
     
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