1. Lensflare

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    Guys, heading to London tomorrow. Greenwich end. Staying in the YHA just by the Rotherhide tunnel. I have seen the Tower before, but is there anything this end worth going and having a nosey at? I will have a couple of hours at most, from about 15.00 to maybe 17.00, then I have to get ready for an evening meeting before putting my head down ready for an early start at the Bot Show the next day - then home.

    It would be good to have somewhere to go and see. I have only seen London twice! Pink Floyd exhibition was the last time, but we only saw underground London, nothig of ground level until we got to the exhibition. The other time was to do the RIB trip from Westminster bridge and I was on the boat all day.

    Walking distance of Rothhide plese. I don't mind walking to Tower Bridge from there - and I won't have a tripod with me, because of being on the motorbike and not having anywhere to leave it the following day than strapped across the back outside the Show in the open air parking. So one or two decent places to see would be lovely. Thanks.
     
  2. ianmarsh

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    I thought it was just me - it looks fine to me too, though I'm just using a phone to view
     
  3. Ian W

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    I don't see it as being particularly offensive, it's perhaps just a tad over saturated for my personal taste.
     
  4. ashtennisguru

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    You're not that from either St Katherine's Dock, by Tower Bridge or from Canary Wharf and Greenwich Park, so I would be heading in either of those directions should I have a couple of hours to kill with a camera in hand
     
  5. G.K.Jnr.

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    Very nice set of Fujigraphs Sir, with #2 being my Fav'(y)

    George.
     
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  6. G.K.Jnr.

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    Quite pleased with this snap as it made "Flickr Explore".:)
    Just a simple Fujigraph taken at Brighton Sussex UK of an Ornate Lamp Post that I found attractive.
    I juggled about with this snap in PP to try and make a high contrast mono presentation.

    X-T2, 55-200mm Lens, 1/680th @ F5.6, ISO-200, Handheld.
    [​IMG]Ornate Lamp Post (1) (M)-03171M by G.K.Jnr., on Flickr

    :ty: for looking., (y):fuji:

    George.
     
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  7. yamahatdm900

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    Especially like the first Graham personally think that the subdued colours suit this shot very well



    Really like this Ash woodland is a place I always find hard.

    Lovely shot George it would make a lovely print.
     
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  8. Barrysprout

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    Just said a tearful goodbye to my X-T2. Over a year old and less than 1700 shots taken with it! Couldn't stand to let it sit and depreciate more.
    Now I have to decide whether to pick up a used X-T1 or X-Pro1 to make use of my lenses now and again or just start a "Fuji lens mega sale thread":thinking:
     
  9. G.K.Jnr.

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    Thank you kindly Sir, I sure do appreciate your reply.(y)

    George.
     
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  10. ashtennisguru

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    Thanks Graham, me too! I'm slowly starting to refine my "style" for woodland and i'm now getting a better idea of what compositions I like or what details in the landscape to look out for.
     
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    Well this was what I was after

    [​IMG]Housestead's Cragg - take 2 (1 of 1) by Graham Norton, on Flickr

    This has a bit of a puzzle after re-calbrating it a couple of times with a Colormunki device and comparing it with a friends screen it still looked the same, ended up reinstalling LR and hey presto it looks ok now.
     
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    Cheers Scott its probably one of the more intact bits of Hadrian wall

    Cheers Stephen
     
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  13. Ian W

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    Oh nothing wrong with it at all now and was entirely subjective processing wise before. Love the composition btw and it probably suits the saturated colour versus my more muted look in general.
     
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  14. dave.hallett

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    Yep, looks lovely now. Sorted. I appreciate some people probably thought the other version was OK, although it reminded me of the way Photomatix used to oversaturate yellows back in the day when I actually used it.

    I think it's more that I've seen enough of your style to know what to expect, and instantly looked at the first version and thought it looked a bit 'off'. Maybe LR wasn't being colour managed by the profile until you reinstalled it? Something like that.
     
  15. yamahatdm900

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    Thanks Ian when Said it looked ok I meant what I was seeing on the screen matched what I saw on another screen.

    Appreciate it David my first thought when I saw it as it looked was the yellow wall :eek: that makes sense about the profile. I didn't realise I had a style so that must be a bonus :)
     
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  16. ashtennisguru

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    Found a pano I shot on my London wander the week before Christmas that I had completely forgotten I had taken! 7 shots handheld...

    [​IMG]

     
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  18. yamahatdm900

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    That's works for me, I could well be in Oxford on Weds evening this is a place I hadn't thought about photographing.
     
  19. dave.hallett

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    In that case I should warn you that in the darkness I failed to notice some homeless guy was camping in the graveyard! I have no problem with that, but a 2 man tent isn't very gothic and I only saw it when I came to process the shots later...:) In this shot, luckily, you can hardly see it.
     
  20. Diamonddec

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    I came across this video a while back that might be useful ...
    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_rHhefbD_Y&t=719s
     
  21. Lensflare

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    Cheers. I think that is my favourite too.
     
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    That’s my kinda Fujigraph Sir, good punchy mono stuff, pushes all the right buttons for me.(y)

    George.
     
  25. Krow

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    Just came back from a two week trip to Tokyo and with an urge to pick up a XT2 and 56mm. Someone make me stop.
     
  26. benhben

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    What Tripods are you guys using for the X-T2 or similar. I'm after a lightweight tripod that's good for travelling and long walks in the hills, but is plenty sturdy. I no longer trust my Chinese import carbon tripod not to fall over with a bit of breeze.

    Read reviews of loads of tripods but there doesn't seem to be a clear favourite for travel apart from a £600 gitzo.

    My current one is an XCSource Q666C. There are loads of these on Amazon with different company names using the same tripod. They got good reviews when I bought it. Looking for an upgrade.
     
  27. Ian W

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    Mine is a larger model, however were I to buy another I'd probably go for the Vanguard Alta Pro.

    Steven Hanna uses one for example.
     
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    Manfrotto befree one, cheap, good quality and small.
     
  29. Sniffer

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    Sirui T-025X - Small light with a hook from which to hang ballast. Seems plenty sturdy enough.

    Caveat to the above is that I'm a shortarse so don't use it at it's highest setting.
     
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    If you hadn't mentioned it, I wouldn't have seen it in the mono version - bet it sticks out like a sore thumb in colour!

    If it's breezy, I dangle a bag off the bottom of the centre column and/or splay the legs out wider. Any light tripod will be susceptible to wind caused toppling.
     
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    I have the Manfrotto Befree travel tripod (not the cheaper ‘one’ version and also not the more expensive carbon version). Paid a little over £100 for it and it’s great. Has a hook underneath to attach a bag, incase the wind is high. I also like the lock type legs, rather than the twist type (personal preference).

    Yet to use my X-T20 on it but have used it with a Canon 70D with 70-200mm lens on it. I never felt risky with it either.
     
  33. G.K.Jnr.

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    The "Vanguard Alta Pro" was the last tripod that I purchased Sir, I wanted somethin' that was easier to take about rather than the heavy studio units that I have. It's a lovely well made bit of kit, very sturdy, and very versatile. I'd thoroughly recommend these units.(y)

    George.
     
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    Good to know, George
     
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    A pic of Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street. Done a million times and the PP I did was inspired by a shot I saw on Flickr (but now cannot find again), but I am pleased with it:

    [​IMG]Daunts by Ian, on Flickr
     
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    Do some of you use a non Fuji battery for a spare? If so, could someone recommend one please?
     
  37. GreenNinja67

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    EX-PRO white are the ones people use I believe.
     
  38. Ian W

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    Exactly this. Just received another via Amazon next day with free delivery
     
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    Thank you both. Will purchase one now.
     
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    One from last week using the Fuji 100-400 I hired over Christmas/New Year using the offer from Lenses For Hire, where they only charged for three days. Although the combination of a busy Christmas, sodden weather and heavy cold limited my time to actually get out and use it, it's now definitely on my wish list! I must admit to a silly grin as I carried it about on the X-T2 and realised it was probably the same or less weight than a 70-200 on my D750.

    [​IMG]
    52 Weather
    by Andrea Thrussell, on Flickr
     
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