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I recently purchased a "like new" 16-55 lens and was surprised to see about 6 small specs of dust inside the lens rear elements. Looking at my other WR lens (16mm, 35mm, and 18-135mm) I cannot see any dust.

I know lens dust is something we have to live with if we want to actually use our lenses, but was surprised to see dust in a WR lens that is in otherwise immaculate condition. "Weather Resistance" is not "Weather Proof", but is dust something we should expect to see in the WR lenses as we would with any other?

And if you were me, would the dust be a deal breaker for a lens that was advertised as "like new"? It is in otherwise perfect shape.

Thanks!
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I have a camera with mention Model, i am facing a problem with Electronic View Finnder (EVF), i am unable to switch from LCD View to EVF while i m disable MACRO as well, please tell me how i can enable EVF mode ? is there any option in setting which was disable in past.
please guide me.

Regards
Imran.
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My XT2 switching off the LCD when flipped out at some angles even in landscape or portrait position. Does anyone have the same problem?

THX for responses.
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Been rainy days couple of days and yesterday was hot and sunny. It was fantastic lovely day for shooting landscape and waited for the sun setting to get the feel I would like to express. I used 14mm and Carl Zeiss CPL.

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This guy probably has a lot of great things to say about the new lens but I could not get past his comments about the size of the 23mm f1.4 lens. If he had been commenting on how the lens felt or looked on a X-M1 or X-A? series I might not have taken exception however, here he is waving around a camera body that is the size of a brick, (no offense to the XPro shooters) and he's commenting about the size of the 23mm f1.4 lens. REALLY!!! That's like commenting on the size of a trunk on an elephant. Maybe he would like to redo this review and start out with a better intro.
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Haven't really had much time to shoot lately but thought I'd share a few recent ones with the new (2nd try) 18-135, . . . .

Different textures in the landscape on a morning walk
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Mangrove roots
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B & W mangrove roots anyone?
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Go to the light
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OK, new mystery animal. Any guesses?

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:)
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I must admit that I have had my xt2s for a while now and am just getting around to testing with a speedlight. Here's my problem. I can't get the Yongnuo YN560III to fire in the hotshoe on either of my t2 bodies. It fires if I have the flash controller in the hotshoe though.

Any thoughts on what I am overlooking? They worked perfectly with my old xt1s. I've double checked my menu options. Shooting raw, single frame, manual focus, mechanical shutter. Would greatly appreciate any help.

Thanks!!
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Motorsport photography with XT1/18-135mm

[​IMG]Honda Civic by Joao Martins, no Flickr

Did it work well enough?
I think yes :)
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Hi folks,

Here's the scenario: I'm using an off-camera flash with radio triggers. It's a dark room and if I set the ISO to, say, 400, which is plenty with the flash, I can't see my subject. How do I get a temporary ISO boost to see my subject prior to flash firing?

Thanks,
Burns
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The link above is to the video he has of his work of the village in Portugal

The link below is to the DPreview topic where he talks of his Fuji X-Pro1 for the project

Fuji surprises me: Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

Once again it is interesting to see beautiful work from one who uses what he likes.

It could have been done with what he used before but finding a camera that is comfortable is a big part of getting excellent results.
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I downloaded and played a bit with Capture One Pro 10 last night using X-T1 and X70 raw files as source.

I used the "Generic Fuji X-T1" base characteristics setting and a Fujifilm Acros film preset I had (from someone who developed a set for X-Pro2 for C1 9)

All in all, I was very impressed....so much so I think I am going to install "El Crapitan" on my 5K 27" Retina iMac so I can edit there on a large display with high res.

I should point out that these small, downsampled images in no way represent the actual image quality, you should see these images at full size on a Retina display. They are very impressive. The color from C1 10 also looks superb as well.

Silo City Sunrise; X-T1
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"Father & Son at Good Guys"; X70
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Trying to figure out if Macphun Tonality can read compressed raw files from my XP2?
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I took the x100s out for a walk today around Troy, NY. A few more to follow.
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A couple of days ago, I had the pleasure of working with a new model, Alana, at the beach on her very first shoot. We were shooting fashion and I was using a Godox AD360 fitted with a Godox 120cm octabox. Shots were taken on an X-Pro2 with XF50-140mm f2.8 and XF16mm f1.4 lenses.
For the final outfit I asked Alana if she would stand right at the waters edge. With the temperature sitting at 3 degrees centigrade, I had to take my hat off to her for kicking her shoes off and walking knee deep into the sea as she reckoned it would make for a better shot - and BOY was she right!

ISO200, 1/250 sec at f4-f3.6, flash was 1/8th - 1/4 power.

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The set-up before she went into the water (obviously, I had to move the lightstand closer to her once she was in the sea)
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Given the sale that B&H is currently running on PSE15, I'm considering an update from PSE12. Can't really go wrong for 40 bucks.

However, I'm wondering if Adobe has included the codec required to view Fuji RAF thumbnail files in Windows 8.1. in PSE15. As much as I like the X-mount system, not being able to view thumbnails of certain RAF files without using workarounds (like FastTone Image Viewer which is great) has been a source of frustration to many, myself included.

Trying to get any information about Adobe Camera Raw as it pertains to Photoshop Elements directly from Adobe is pretty much a lost cause. I've been using Silkypix to convert my RAFs, as whatever version of ACR included in PSE12 won't convert RAF files from either my X-30 or X-E2. It would be very convenient to be able to do conversions and subsequent processing in PSE, but I see no reason to throw away money if PSE15 isn't going to do what I need.

Can anyone who has tried PSE15 fill in the blanks?
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Little pinup-style from last session.



X-pro2, 35mm/f2@f11, 1/250s
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Hello Friends,

I have a old Crumpler bag that I like but is too big for what I pretend.

The idea was to have na inexpensive bag that could carry, not more nor less, my X100 with the TCL mounted on the camera, as a flash like the EF-X20 or the EF-20, also mounted (still have to decide for the flash).

For those of you who carry a similar setup what will you advice?

I have been thinking on something like these options but I´m not sure if the setup fits.

Light Delight Photo Sling 2500 Steel Grey | Crumpler Official Store

Light Delight Photo Pouch 300 Platinum | Crumpler Official Store

Mirrorless Camera Bag Coal / G1751 - Golla

Thank you and cheers.
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My first XF lens arrived yesterday afternoon, a 27mm f/2.8, so this morning I headed out in search of a sunrise. 6:00am and -5c. Came upon this magnificent tree suggestive of a Crucifix. This is Point Pleasant Park, located at the tip of the Halifax (NS) peninsula, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. In 2003, Hurricane Juan came right up the harbor and wrecked severe damage on the Park's old growth forest. That makes this tree all the more remarkable. X-E1 on Provia, manual, ISO200, f/16, 1/4 sec.

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Some video streetphoto not-photo among the happy shoppers.
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XT2 and XF60mm from late Fall in western Massachusetts.
There's a little subtle wave action that I like in this one.

Thanks for looking,
Ed
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Canon 7D + 24mm pancake lens

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Make FX communications protocol public

I think this is a worthwhile petition as Fuji seem to be very slow at providing reasonable flash solutions at a reasonable price to X camera users.
The lens communication protocols may be more contentious as these expensive items and usually a manufacturer will licence the use of the interface.
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I finally managed to get out with the 10-24mm yesterday. Sadly, it was bloody freezing and my walk along the river Clyde didn't offer too much in terms of foreground interest which is clearly absolutely essential when using an UWA.

Shot both of these in RAW and edited in Lightroom. I am impressed at the amount of detail recoverable so will look out my grads and give them a bash next time around. The RAW files looked very different to the end product here and would appreciate any suggestions on where these could be improved upon (subject matter aside).

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Down the Clyde
by Ian Williams, on Flickr

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Inaccessible Jetty
by Ian Williams, on Flickr

Thanks

Ian
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Not a Chinese horoscope sign, but the glue from a Parking sign that fell off :)

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Stumbled upon this and couldn't find a reference in this forum, so here it is. Formatt Hitech circular Firecrest filters are 40% off from Formatt Hitech directly.

U.K site: Formatt-Hitech

and

U.S. site: Formatt-Hitech USA

For what it's worth, at least on the U.S. site, the prices generally seem to be a little more than 40% off the prices I see advertised at some big New York suppliers. I did just place an order for one filter, and there was no additional charge for shipping. Just have to hide it from the wife now.

-tom a.
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One of the magnolia flowers on our tree last evening... Its nice to see one in pristine condition, they usually end up bruised by our 4 seasons in one day weather :(


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Lovely morning on Sunday past so meandered along one of the old canals here in Shaoxing. X-E2 with XF 18-55mm. Processed in LR. Don

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As the title states last week I sold my beloved but neglected x100s. Ever since I bought the x70 umm... for my wife.. the x100s has not seen much action. I have to admit I felt a little empty inside after the sale.

Looking forward to trying the 56 on my x-t1.
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