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  3. I am interested in testing the GFX-100 for film negative capture and was wondering if anyone else has been doing this. I have done an extensive amount of film capture with Sony A7r II and IV cameras, including one large museum exhibition from 1960s medium format B&W negatives. I have also captured many vintage Kodachrome and other slide films with the same cameras. Another camera that works very well for film negative capture is the Canon 50 MP 5Ds R, whose low pass filter can be disabled. The number one issue I have always faced is megapixels and the paywall that the camera industry puts between us users and the megapixels we need. With a 42.5 MP camera you must shoot four to six overlapping captures, moving the film both horizontally and vertically, and then stitch them together in order to make files for large museum prints. Sometimes stitching the sections can be problematic. With a 61 MP camera, you can shoot three captures moving in just one direction, which eliminates most of the stitching distortion problems. With a 100 MP camera, you would be able to capture some negatives or slides in a single exposure. For greater enlargement, other negatives could be captured in three sections, moving the film in a single direction. My methodology involves mounting the camera on a copy stand, aligning it carefully with bubble levels and test exposures at the widest aperture, to make sure the focal plane is perfectly parallel to the film. My lens of choice is the Canon 100 macro L version set at f/8. I use two different LED light panels, one for B&W and the other, a broad color spectrum model, for color. I had a machine shop build me a special stage of black anodized aluminum on which I can mount film negatives and then move them vertically and horizontally for multiple section captures. The stage elevates the film several inches above the LED light panels. I have both metal film carriers and glass for fluid mounting. Fluid mounting produces the best results but, of course, takes more time. Even with fluid mounting, multiple captures, processing and stitching, my method takes one quarter of the time required for a drum scan. My tethered captures go into a Lightroom hot folder set with an action to automatically convert them to B&W and reverse them to positive images. I then make processing contrast decisions and export them as PSD files without any sharpening. The PSD exports are stitched together in photoshop and saved. The original RAW captures are then deleted. One thing I would look for in testing the GFX-100 for film negative capture, is its optical sharpness compared with the Sony A7r IV, which does not have a low pass filter to counteract possible moire. The GFX-100 DOES have a low pass filter, so my concern is that it might diminish the optical sharpness of the capture. Has anyone out there tried film negative capture with the GFX cameras, yet?
  4. You have to setup "Shoot without lens" to "yes".
  5. Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I have recently made the switch from Canon mirrorless line to a Fujifilm X-T30 and not regretting it one bit. I have been shooting in 4k 25FPS at 100mbps and I am absolutely loving Eterna and its post production potential. I never missed the 4k 60FPS to be fair. However, recently I got a project where I had to have some slow motion shots overlapping with normal-speed shots so I have now to record at a higher frame rate, and the way I usually do it is recording in 50FPS. First thing I did obviously was to revert back to 1080p and shoot there with 50FPS at 100mbps, and then I had some issues while uploading the footage to YouTube in 1080p. The quality dropped significantly so I had to upscale the footage to 1440p in order to preserve the quality, but I could tell that the image is defintely obviously upscaled and doesnt have that certain crisp to it like the 4k does, and this is when I started missing the 4k 50FPS. I made some tests and I started noticing some odd things. First thing is, the frame rate does not affect the size of the video file neither in 4k nor in 1080p, unlike the Canon cameras. With Canons, the higher the frame rate, the bigger the file size becomes and the faster the camera overheats. Go ahead try it yourself and you will see that the file size stays almost the same on the Fujis. Secondly, the video resolution does not also affect the video size at all. 4k at 100mbps has the same video size as 1080p at 100mbps. The only thing that changes the video size is the 200mbps feature. Other than that it stays the same which leads me to asking: Why cant we have the option of recording in 4k 60FPS on the X-T30? I really wish that this can be fixed because I really think it is a very unnecessary limitation. I can live with the 10 minutes recording limit, that is absolutely fine as to not go crazy with the camera, but the 4k 60FPS being left out like that is just odd in my opinion because the camera is very much capable of recording in 4k 60FPS... or is it? From what I am seeing, since the frame rates and the resolution do not affect the file size it means that the camera is putting the same amount of efforts into recording them? It is just a small haunch. Correct me if I am mistaken please! And the other annoying thing is that slow motion playback of high frame rate videos... I mean why. Why cant we just review the video normally without the extremely slow playback? I would really appreciate it if we had at least an option of changing the playback speed.
  6. Take a look at Fujifilm's Acquire software. It will let you save / restore camera settings. Check your manual for what menu settings you need to enable to use the save / restore features). https://fujifilm-x.com/en-gb/support/download/software/x-acquire/
  7. I have just taken deliver of a lensbaby trio 28 for my XT2. Whilst I can focus beautifully I can't release the shutter and the 'f' stop shows as 0 in the viewfinder. This is a fixed f 3.5 lens. any suggestions please?
  8. Hey! Recently I've accidentally dropped the lens and now it got jammed on zooming and optical stabilisation got jumpy. Also after a day it just shows the lens error and stopped working. It seems it gets some piece of plastic in its gears... I've tried to take it apart, successfully removed the rear lens and all the visible screws, but unfortunately I couldn't get further. It's not obvious how to pull the internal barrel out, especially when it does not have screws under the rubber band (it has special windows, but no screws in there ) I couldn't find any tutorial on YT or Google All other lens videos/instructions have more obvious disassembling steps. Did someone has an experience on disassembling this lens? Your help would be much appreciated thank you
  9. Hi all, I'm a wedding photographer and recently made the switch to Fuji. Regarding custom settings - is it possible to also save things like, Image quality and size, focus settings etc? I'm using the XT3's for both personal and wedding work, so I'd love to have a 'wedding' setting. When I switch to that, I'm shooting RAW, single focus point, standard film sim etc. Then when I switch to 'personal' I'm shooting JPEG, Acros etc. Possible or wishful thinking? Thank you!
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  11. I purchased an X-T4 about two months ago. After I configured it to my liking it froze a couple of times. By freezing I mean that no controls/buttons would function and the EVF and LCD were also frozen. I could only get it to work by removing the battery and then turning it back on. That would solve the matter. I started changing one setting at a time to see if I could determine if any settings were causing the problem. I have no idea if it is a coincidence or it has solved the problem, but once I set all my film simulations’ “Clarity” settings back to zero, I’ve not had another incidence of the camera freezing. That was three weeks ago and I’ve used the camera several times. Clarity may have nothing to do with the freezing, but as of this writing, it has functioned properly every time. By the way, I do have the latest firmware loaded.
  12. I do not like that it does not have a BSI CMOS at it's core. If you're going to tout enhanced ISO and better light gathering, it really needs to be done on a BSI CMOS. Now the question is do I buy this 'reduced medium' format w/o BSI or do I buy a less expensive full frame with BSI?
  13. If the message coming up every time doesn't grind you down, you can still use the older battery but it will wear down faster, certainly under intensive use. I've not measured the number of shots from each when just taking single shots.
  14. I took the photos late in the evening Aug 2 2020 with my Fujifilm X-T4 camera and lens XF16-80mm F4 R OIS WR. An old mine cave from 1700s. Learning my camera. This is my second try to take photos inside a cave. Not easy.
  15. Hi, Since few days ago when I turned on my T30 its LCD monitor keep blinks until I turn off the camera. Things I’ve already tried : mount the lens(16mm F1.4), Changed to spare battery and SD Card and it still blinks without reason. Does anyone have any ideas & tips? I did bring my T30 to service center and they can’t seemed to find out what caused the problem. IMG_3903.MP4
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