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Hammond101
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Mar 2nd, 2018 05:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Great shots Chris!

Yes I bought the X-T1 body from B$H! I'm pretty jazzed. I wish they would have shipped today but it missed the cutoff due to the time zone thing.

I've already been looking at Fuji lenses and the 18-55 is well reviewed. I tore the house apart last night looking for my 28mm Nikon lens. I must have lent it to who knows who I don't know when and never got it back. Ouch. I do have a nice 50mm, 35-105 and 80-200. I really wanted that 28 on the X-T1.

I did find a couple of NIB deals on Fuji lenses locally. A 16-50 that would give me 24-76 and a 50-230 that would work out to about 75-345. The former really interests me @ $200 with the missing 28 Nikon. I need to quit spending for a couple of weeks!

I bought a cheap parlor guitar & case Wednesday. Just something to use around the house teaching my GF to play that I don't mind getting bumped in close quarters. I got her a Breedlove 2-3 weeks ago for her B-day. I'm tapped out for now. I bought that Taylor 810 not long ago too.

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Mar 2nd, 2018 06:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Those are both XC lenses and are not in the same league as the XF lenses. I'm sure they're just fine if somewhat aperture limited but the camera you're getting deserves the better glass they sell with that body when you order a kit.

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Mar 2nd, 2018 07:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It is hard to stick to formulas, as they don't really apply too much, but like hi fi, you are better spending more the closer to the image you are in the chain.



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Mar 2nd, 2018 07:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If I had to pick just one Fuji X series lens, it would be either the 23/2 or 35/2 - I have both and they are superb.

Chris Greene
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Mar 2nd, 2018 07:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think about these lenses as ones I'd like to have. - 16mm f/1.4, 10-24mm f/4, and the 23 and 35 HD refers to. The 56mm f/1.2 is also pretty interesting.

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Mar 2nd, 2018 08:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I seriously need to stop poking my head in here.

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Mar 2nd, 2018 09:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

;o)

Hey, I've gotta someone to talk to about this stuff when the bug hits me (as it does, like a wheel).

Hammond101
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Mar 7th, 2018 05:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's not here yet this X-T1 body thing. Coming through Texas via FedEx as I type this. The wait is killing me! I've never been this excited about a guitar in transit. (well maybe) Tracking says Friday. So much for three day priority shipping. I should have thrown a few dollars at it an had it shipped two day air.

I see the differences in the lenses now. Thanks for the advice and pointing out the difference in the two series. Yes, most likely I will hold out until I can find an XF lens for a good price. The 18-55 seems ideal.

The Nikon/Fuji lens adaptor arrived Monday from Amazon. I purchased the K&F Concept item. It looks first class. The wait is killing me and dang, it's supposed to rain this weekend in SoCal. I wanted to head up to the mountains and take some pictures. Maybe I'll throw some chains on the Sequoia and go anyway!

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Mar 7th, 2018 06:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I feel ya! The XT1 with something like the 18-55 lens (unless you're strong and rich and go for the 16-55mm f/2.8 lens) is just a really, really good camera.

I've been spending the last couple days getting some large (well, large for me - 12x18) prints done and getting them framed. Things are looking good!

Between Costco doing real photo prints (not ink jet) up to 20x30 and the school (with it's massive Epson Pro9000 printer), I should be satisfied. But no, I took advantage of the current Canon rebate offer on their Pro 100 photo printer through B&H. The printer, along with a 50 pack of 13x19 Canon luster paper, ends up costing $70 between the B&H instant rebate and the Canon rebate. The paper along sells for about $50.

And so it goes...sigh.



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Mar 7th, 2018 07:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Chris, that's an excellent printer, the Canon Pro 100. I've been printing my own also, using the Pro 100, and Epson 1430.

I'm refilling my Pro 100 with the Precision Colors ink, not OEM ink. The OEM ink is stupid expensive. PC ink very good ink. No none OEM ink will have the fade resistance of OEM ink, but with that said, the Precision Colors ink is very good, very accurate, and is very fade resistant.

There is a channel on YouTube called "Jose Rodriguez". Jose is the guru of Canon printers, and none OEM ink use. He's also a really good guy. Very knowledgeable.

I highly recommend watching all of his Canon Pro 100 videos, if you want to learn a ton about printing fine prints. Jose also covers some Epson stuff, and talks about different papers.

Dude has like 20 printers in his basement he running all the time.

If you get into his videos, I will add this; I haven't gone as far as to get a monitor calibration tool, because my monitor has a photo mode, and the calibration matches my prints about 98% accurate.

Jose Rodrigues

Chris Greene
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Mar 7th, 2018 08:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, DV. I ran across his channel recently when I was first made aware of the Canon photo printers. He's definitely passionate!

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Mar 7th, 2018 09:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes he is!

This is a really important video if your using none OEM printer software.

And yes, I know your not printing with Lightroom!

Don't double profile!

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Mar 8th, 2018 12:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well this has totally reignited my wanting a nice camera ! I haven’t had one since my old Minolta XG 1 days. I bought a nice little Canon DSLR for my daughter a couple of years ago and had fun playing with it a bit. But talked myself out of getting one for me.
I find myself always looking at things and thinking about how I would compose a pic of it. ( also reason I have taken up teaching myself to draw ).
So in the process of researching the last couple of weeks I have become totally obsessed with Fuji stuff. Fantastic reviews. I am really liking the T 20 baby brother to the T2. Same processor and basic system for less money and I love the smaller size.
The package I am looking at comes with the XC 16-50 mm kit and the XC 50-230 Zoom lense.
This setup is $1389. Canadian. Just the body would cost me $1100. I know these are the lower quality lenses compared to XF stuff but I would be grabbing the XF 35mm at the same time undecided between the 1.4 or the 2 right now. Leaning towards the 2 after all the reviews I have seen. This would be the lens that would be on camera most of the time .
Back in my Minolta days I pretty much always just used 50mm prime lens and an old wide angle I had. Rarely put the zoom lense on.
The XC ‘s actually get pretty good reviews especially the 16-50.
I would at some point get the 16mm f1.4 as well for wide angle stuff. So I could sell the kit lense or zoom or both , used Fuji stuff is going for slightly less than new up here and I could get close to $400 each for them.


Chris Greene
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Mar 8th, 2018 02:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

CC, you might be interested to hear that I use a Minolta Rokkor-x 45mm f/2 and a 28mm Vivitar f/2 on my Fujis via adapter and the camera set to manual lens and focus (meter still works). Oh, the camera they were with? My late grandfather's XG-1 which I inherited some years ago (1986).

A lot of people love those XT-20's as they are most of an X-T2 but at half the cost. I've read good things about the XC lenses and I'm sure they're just fine. Heck, I use my Nikon 18-105 kit lens on my D7200 and have been pretty pleased with the results, especially with viewing photos online.

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Mar 8th, 2018 07:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Chris. That is cool. I loved my XG -1 and always kicked my butt for getting rid of it. I was going through a point in life busy with other things and it was sitting in a closet and a guy I worked with offered me good money for it so I let it go.
The XF 18-55mm lens you use looks pretty interesting and gets good reviews. Awesome pic you posted of the Grand Canyon.
Like a lot of the guys say on the You Tube reviews it isn’t about the gear it is what the user does with it.


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Mar 9th, 2018 01:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It has arrived! The shipping carton scared the crap out of me. One corner of the box was torn open and there was some crush damage. It's a good thing the X-T1 came with a free bag that acted like additional packing material. I think it saved the box from being completely torn open. The B & H tape had been cut open and the contents apparently inspected by FedEx. It was resealed with clear tape. Everything that was supposed to be in the box was in there.

The battery is on charge and I'll get to play with it after the office closes!

I'm stoked! I decided I need a Fuji 18-55 for it. I'll shop this weekend. Two used options under $300 claimed to be mint within a short drive of the house.

I cleaned all the old lenses last night and visited with my 4 retired Kikkormat bodies ;-(

I found 6 rolls of unexposed Kodak 24 exp.ISO 200 35mm film in the bag my old glass we stored in. They must be 15 years old!

It looks pretty cool with a Nikkor 50mm 1.4 clipped on it!....and the scent of a new camera body being unpacked, brings back memories. It's sort of like opening the case of a new guitar.

I enjoyed the strap clip install tool. New tech, I love it!

If there is no pic it didn't happen!

Chris Greene
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Mar 9th, 2018 04:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Awesome!

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Mar 13th, 2018 06:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So I bought the XT20 with two XC lens package I mentioned previously. Also picked up the XF 35mm f2 as well. Done some test shots using the Auto setting getting used to the camera and I am really impressed with the 35 , what a sweet lens.
Also took a couple of shots of a local mountain peak with the XC 50-230 and quite impressed with the quality of the shot. It will be just fine for the little bit of zoom stuff I will do.
Need to save my pennies for a wide angle now. I am leaning towards the 16mm f1.4. So far.

Chris Greene
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Mar 13th, 2018 07:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Congrats, CC! The 35 f/2 and 23 f/2 are becoming legendary in Fuji circles along with the 16 f/1.4. I'd love to add some lenses but will have to be patient for the next Fuji lens sale.

I had to return the used 55-200 I got recently due to some quirky issues that made me think (based on what Fuji tech support said) that returning it was the smart thing to do. They had some sort of cam issues with the early 55-200 lenses and the was one of the earliest and had not been in for corrective surgery and there was no warranty to me.

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Mar 14th, 2018 10:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Way Cool CC. Enjoy! That looks like one gem of a kit. Although I bought the X-T1 so I could use some old manual glass I'm trying to arrange funding for a Fuji zoom. I think I want the XF 18-55 for just a bit more speed that the XC 16-50. As CG suggests it would be nice to have at least one Fuji auto lens for the body. My fear is that once I clip one on my vintage Nikkor lenses will again just sit!

I don't know how this relates but I've seen several listings for used Fuji zoom lenses that state the "zoom ring is stiff". Listings for XF and CX zooms have said this.

(This message was last edited by Hammond101 at 06:14 PM, Mar 14th, 2018)

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