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  1. Vairish

    Fuji Birds

    Mandarin Duck. XT5 + XF150-600.
    4 points
  2. N.Rio

    landscapes with fuji x

    Last autumn I took a few shots with a fisheye lens at each location before wrapping it up. These landscape types came out well, I think. Anyone got tips on fisheye lens landscape motifs? (X-E4 with 7Artisans 7.5mm)
    4 points
  3. jerryy

    Fuji Birds

    At first I thought 'it is a sparrow', but it could also be a finch.
    3 points
  4. Giampaolo Masserano

    Classic sunset

    From the album: Photos

    3 points
  5. nothing special, just a day at the beach in Delaware.
    3 points
  6. zook

    Fuji Birds

    X-T4; XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR + XF 1.4x TC; 1/2000; f10; ISO800; 632mm, monopod
    3 points
  7. N.Rio

    Winter Landscapes

    Millions of tonnes of crystallized water in Voss, western Norway. X-E4, 50-230mm.
    3 points
  8. Hi Jerryy . I agree it's a House finch! nick
    2 points
  9. No issues, not one. I wouldn't call it flawless since the menu system is overkill (Canon rules in that dept) and it's a bit too easy to accidentally hit buttons (so I map them accordingly) Maybe they just didn't like the ergonomics, we are all built differently. Mine's with me until it dies. Great tool.
    2 points
  10. Fujiron

    Fuji Birds

    Western Grebe, Oregon. X-H2s, Fuji 150-600.
    2 points
  11. Just to set the scene here, I'm an enthusiast photographer, mostly focused on candid street and event photography. In this review, I'm not going to be talking about vignetting, chromatic aberration, or technical specs. Instead, I'm going to share my impressions of someone who's a non-professional photographer who depends quite heavily on the AF performance to get great shots. MY EQUIPMENT📷 I shoot with a Fujifilm X-T5 as my primary camera and a Fuji X-T30ii during travels. I love them both. I LOVE Fujifilm products. Their cameras and lenses have always been a pleasure to use. Solid build, aperture rings, and just wonderful to hold in the hands. I own the following lenses: XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Viltrox 27mm F1.2 Pro Fujifilm XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR Viltrox 75mm 1.2 Pro Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN I've also tested and used: FujifilmXF 35mm F1.4 R FujifilmXF 35mm F2 R WR Fujifilm XF 50mm f/2 R WR Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD I've owned Canon, Sony, and even an Olympus camera way back in the day. Fujifilm is hands down my favorite, and I'll probably always stick with Fujifilm as my go-to APS-C camera brand from here on out. WHY I PURCHASED THE FUJIFILM XF 56MM F1.2 R WR LENS💰 I'd been looking for a solid 56 prime to add to my collection of Fuji lenses for quite some time, and I was basically down to the Fujifilm XF 56mm 1.2 R WR and the Sigma 56mm 1.4 DC DN, something I asked for other's opinions on in this earlier post . After reading many reviews online, I decided to go with the Sigma 56mm 1.4 at first, mostly because it was less than half the price of the Fuji, and as a non-professional photographer, I couldn't quite justify spending nearly $1000 for a lens, although I wasn't against the idea either. I was very pleased with the Sigma lens because the AF was fast, the IQ was amazing, and the lens itself was lightweight (which doesn't hurt). However, I didn't love the Sigma lens the same way I loved my Fuji 16-55 2.8 or 33 1.4 WR, mostly because it lacked an aperture ring. So after going to a Fujifilm course last weekend and trying out the more expensive Fuji 56mm f/1.2 WR, I decided that I just wanted to have the 56mm lens with an aperture ring. I also felt having the slightly larger maximum aperture wouldn't hurt, and I preferred the feel of the Fuji lens in my hands because the build quality feels so much more solid. I'd seen many people online critiquing the fact the Fuji 56 1.2 WR doesn't have a linear motor. I figured that's not ideal, but honestly, in testing the lens at the Fujifilm House of Photography in London, I didn't notice a major speed issue when trying out the lens in-store. Although I'll admit, the lens didn't exactly blow me away either. When comparing it side by side with the older 56 1.4 R lens there, I didn't see a massive difference in image quality, something the Fujifilm rep confirmed was the impression of many customers. Regardless, after leaving the store, I spotted a good deal online, so bought the Fuji 56 1.2 WR lens. I assumed I would enjoy it more than the Sigma 56, which I'd planned to just sell because I don't need two 56mm primes. FUJI 56'S AF MOTOR WAS A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT👎🏻 Boy, did the Fuji 56 1.2 WR let me down. To say the lens had a disappointing performance would be an understatement. After using the Fuji 56 1.2 WR lens for only about 10 minutes, I found myself being very annoyed by the loud motor, which I hadn't picked up on in-store because I was in a noisier environment. The motor's nonstop jots and noisy revving distracted me from my actual photography. The Fuji also had a very slow AF acquisition speed, especially compared to the Sigma 56 f/1.4, with both stationary and moving objects. It was like night and day. I found this poor performance very surprising because normally, I find Fuji lenses very precise and speedy, including the XF 33 1.4 (with the LM). I don't even mind the older 35mm 1.4, which has a noisy motor, but isn't slow per se. Perhaps because that lens is smaller, the older motor wasn't as bothersome. I'm going to just come out and say the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR lens is one of the most disappointing lenses I've ever used, especially given the $1000+ retail price tag. The noisy, jittery, slow, and dated DC coreless autofocus motor offsets any of the benefits this camera otherwise offers with its new "optical formula" and AF motor compared to the older XF 56mm. Yes, the images can come out amazing, but the value for money just isn't there when other lenses like the Sigma 56 f/1.4 exist (more on this later). The DC coreless AF motor on the Fuji just struggled and laboured. At times, it even felt slower than the 10-year-old Fuji 56 f/1.4 R lens, perhaps because there's a bit more glass to move. It felt like a tired lens, worn out over time, labouring to just grab simple focus spots. Rather than moving quickly and precisely, it moved in an uneven, jolty manner when acquiring focus to the point where I could feel my normally speedy X-T5 camera literally jerking in my hands. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS🤔 On a side note, the hood is clunky on this lens. It feels more plastic and less rigid than those on all my other Fujifilm XF lenses. Because the 56 1.2 lens is so tapered, the barrel-shaped lens doesn't sit very securely when stored due to the gap between the hood and narrower part of the lens. But this isn't a huge issue, and the hood fits just fine when in use. Finally, on a positive note, when I did get a good shot, the image quality from this lens was really nice. However, nothing significantly different compared to the older Fuji 56 1.4 or the Sigma 56 1.4. I did a quick blind side-by-side test of images with a few non-photographers, and most couldn't tell the difference in the images. When I asked which image they thought came from the more expensive lens, they had no idea. SIGMA'S 56MM 1.4 IS JUST BETTER VALUE FOR MONEY👍🏼 Despite the lack of aperture ring and more plastic feel, I can confidently say that I prefer the Sigma 56mm 1/4 due to its lighter weight, AF performance, and AF speed. In testing both, I expected it might be a tossup, but the Sigma was the clear winner, hands down. The Sigma 56 1.4 feels like a modern, speedy lens that can keep up with anything. In contrast, the Fujifilm 56 1.2 WR feels like a tired lens struggling to just keep up. The motor performance just isn't there. It reminds me of my experiences using an older MacBook with those older Intel processors and loud cooling fans. Still great machines that certainly allow you to do your work, but nothing compared to the latest MacBooks with the Apple Silicon chips. The Fujifilm 56 1.2 WR feels like the former--a bit noisy, slow, and clunky. And the Sigma 56mm 1.4 the latter--quiet, quick, and sleek. I wish this wasn't my verdict because I'd prefer to have a lens with an aperture ring, but honestly, after using the Fujifilm 56 1.2 WR for a few minutes, it became so clear to me that the Sigma lens was superior when it comes to AF focus and overall value for money.
    2 points
  12. Giampaolo Masserano

    Venice Carnival 2024

    From the album: Photos

    2 points
  13. practicing getting birds in flight.....cropped a lot, this vulture was pretty far away, 70-300, I think around 1/1000. not the best, thought it looked cool.
    2 points
  14. Giampaolo Masserano

    Palazzo Tetta

    From the album: Photos

    The only Venetian house surrounded by water on three sides
    2 points
  15. Giampaolo Masserano

    Venice: old and new

    From the album: Photos

    The Calatrava bridge and the Grand Canal
    2 points
  16. Giampaolo Masserano

    The plague doctor

    From the album: Photos

    The "plague doctor" is a historical mask of the Venice Carnival. It reproduces the dress worn by doctors who went to visit the sick during plagues, to send them to the "lazzaretto" (an isolated place, often on one of the small islands of the Venetian lagoon).
    2 points
  17. Giampaolo Masserano

    Venice Carnival 2024

    From the album: Photos

    2 points
  18. MARRIEDGUY9

    Winter Landscapes

    From a bridge on the NCR Trail near my house. I just like that tree.
    2 points
  19. MARRIEDGUY9

    Winter Landscapes

    beautiful
    2 points
  20. zook

    Fuji Birds

    X-T4; XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR + XF 1.4x TC; 1/2000; f10; ISO800; 730mm, monopod
    2 points
  21. Jakani

    Older !

    From the album: FUJI X PRO III

    2 points
  22. sunrise......I only took this photo because of the sky, this was not edited much for color, really that red!
    2 points
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  25. Hi Anyone other having difficulty getting their HX2s to accept the new 5.1 firmware? I've done the HX2 no problem but the HX2s doesn't seem to acknowledge the 5.1 firmware. I've tried downloading on Mac and PC on a SD card but the camera seem doesn't see it . cheers gareth
    1 point
  26. Jakani

    Space woman !

    From the album: FUJI X PRO III

    1 point
  27. Jakani

    Red !

    From the album: FUJI X PRO III

    1 point
  28. 1 point
  29. Jakani

    Finished flower !

    From the album: FUJI X PRO III

    1 point
  30. Why not use Image Capture? It would seem to have the same functionality as Finder for importing images and its built-in on your MacBook.
    1 point
  31. Giampaolo Masserano

    Venice Carnival 2024

    From the album: Photos

    1 point
  32. Ronfox18

    firmware update

    Fixed it, thanks.
    1 point
  33. jerryy

    firmware update

    What do you mean by open it? Usually after downloading the update, one puts the sd card in a card reader attached to the computer and uses the Finder to drag the update file over to the sd card’s icon and drop the fie on the icon. This copies the file to the outermost level for the card. Then eject the card, put it back in the camera and start the camera part of the update process.
    1 point
  34. very cool stuff!
    1 point
  35. zook

    Fog

    one photo from 2018. fog over the Danube X-T20; ZY lans turbo II + KMZ Mir-20M 3.5/20; 1/250; f5.6; ISO100; tripod
    1 point
  36. Still in the Gemini constellation, but moving to Castor’s ankle (the star Propus region)... (Screen capture from Stellarium*, with the added Propus — Eta Gem annotation) This region has a lot to see, super nova remnants, star clusters and nebulas: This is the equivalent of a little under 91 minutes exposure. Messier Object M35: https://www.messier-objects.com/messier-35/ Super Nova Remnant IC 443 (Jellyfish Nebula): https://www.nasa.gov/image-article/what-spawned-jellyfish-nebula/ NGC 2175 (Monkey Head Nebula): https://skyandtelescope.org/online-gallery/ngc-2175-the-monkey-head-nebula/ Stellarium (free, open source, cross platform planetarium software): https://stellarium.org/
    1 point
  37. Giampaolo Masserano

    "High water" library

    From the album: Photos

    This library floods every time the tide in Venice produces high water. You really walk on books...
    1 point
  38. From the album: Photos

    In the 17th century, ships sailed up the Grand Canal and unloaded goods in the internal courtyard. It has now become an ultra-luxury shopping centre.
    1 point
  39. Giampaolo Masserano

    San Simeone - Venezia

    From the album: Photos

    1 point
  40. Michele Bonelli

    00005482.jpg

    From the album: Paesaggi

    1 point
  41. Giampaolo Masserano

    Venice Carnival 2024

    From the album: Photos

    1 point
  42. Giampaolo Masserano

    Venice Carnival 2024

    From the album: Photos

    1 point
  43. Giampaolo Masserano

    Venice Carnival 2024

    From the album: Photos

    1 point
  44. jerryy

    Fall pictures

    December 22, Winter Solstice Day. Winter is getting ready to make the days longer, the nights shorter and presumably both colder. Autumn was seen at a postal office trying to take care of a forwarding address issue.
    1 point
  45. Jakani

    Flower !

    From the album: FUJI X PRO III

    1 point
  46. skipcooney

    Fuji X: Tips & Tricks

    Here is a feature that caused me some grief. If you select Auto for Dynamic Range, the LCD and EVF will no longer display shutter speed and aperture except when the shutter button is pressed halfway. It took me a while to figure out why shutter speed and aperture were missing from the display.
    1 point
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