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About George_P

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    Cycling, Saxophone, Piano, IT, Electronics, Woodworking... too many. And Photography.

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  1. George_P

    Fuji Flowers

    full size here
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    Fuji Flowers

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    Fuji Flowers

    My wife's roses are elusive characters: in daylight their petals look waxy as if they had no texture at all and they also like to bounce about in the wind like crazy. But I got even with them - I sneaked at them late in the evening with a pair of strobes. Gotcha ! What do you think. The sharpening may seem too much but the intent is for print. full size here
  4. After writing this I said to myself "go try the raw developing in ACDSee". Haven't used it for a long time. SilkyPix has the Fujifilm Film Profiles and I default to that. This is what came out. What do you think of it guys and gals. Full size here. (credits: sorry, I do not know who made this. It is a part of a statue of a bull that I saw at the Maker Faire in Vienna.)
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    Cadini di Misurina

    Sebastian, that is a short but difficult question. This was my second time there, first time was in March, skiing. You establish a special relationship with the peak of every Passo that you climb by bike, believe me that. But there are so many beautiful views. I was up on the Marmolada in winter and also on the Sasso Pordoi and Porto Vescovo - breathtaking views. I find it impossible to pick just one. btw that must have been a challenge also for the Fiat 500 🙂
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    Cadini di Misurina

    WOW !!! I was there in July, but I got almost no pictures, because I was there for a different purpose. I got the Pordoi (3x), the Sella, the Gardena, the Campolongo (2x), the Giau, the Falzareggo and the Valparole. On bicycle. Missed the Fedaia though. Too much rain.
  7. Hullo, welcome. I am a bit unorthodox maybe with what I use but it works very well for me. (I use Windows 10.) For many years, I have been using ACDSee to manage my files. You simply copy your files to any directories of your choice and you look at them with ACDSee - the result is immediate, no slow imports or anything. It creates its thumbnails as you are looking at the directory. (You can let it do a whole structure at once if you wish). You can assign tags, ratings, labels, keywords etc. - plenty ways to organise your files. All this goes into a database in the program where this data about your files, incl. the thumbnails, is stored. You can have several databases and switch between them. I only have 440GB of photos in my directories, and that is 51.000 files, the db has 4.8GB. More files should not be any issue. Speed-wise everything works instantly - no waiting for anything. After a shoot I stick the memory card into the card reader and I let ACDSee import the files into my folder structure, creating new folders with names by dates or otherwise, making backup copies straightaway to another disk, deleting the files from the card... all this goes as fast as the card reader can provide. Then I delete the bad ones of course (I label them red, work through the folder, check/reconsider and then delete all reds. Not from the backup disk). Then I rate or label the ones I want to deal with. Often I use the jpeg (that is the advantage of Fuji) and most of the time for edits I am perfectly served in ACDSee directly. Have a look on their web-site to see what the software can do as far as editing goes. Plenty of tutorials there that show off the possibilities. I have the NIK collection (as a Plug-in in ACDsee) but I never use it. The ones that I decide to develop from raw go into SilkyPix (called directly from ACDSee) and then back for editing. There is a RAW editing module in ACDSee too but I use SilkyPix. When I print, I do it directly from ACDsee using colour profiles for the various papers that I use. Fast, cheap, simple, robust and reliable. You can download a free trial version. I am not a photographer, so the pros out there will probably scorn at me, but I have been an IT guy for 40 yrs. and this is what I chose. Cheers, good luck.
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    Newbie Needs Help

    How can you call such a wonderful thing a “beast” ? 😀 Enjoy. btw did you upgrade the firmware ? Kids hardly ever keep still. (make sure you follow the instructions - with a charged battery etc.).
  9. In ACDSee you can. I mean if you use it not just for DAM but also for editing (and developing). I use it for DAM and for editing, but I hardly ever copy/paste edits as I never do batches of similar photos.
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    X-T1, X-T2, & X-T3 and SELF-TIMER

    For you, it is a “blunder”. For others, it is a design choice. But OK, after going to sleep I would say it could stay switched on. Let us ask Fuji politely to be so kind to consider our suggestion. They are unlikely to read it here, though.
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    XT3 or 56mm?

    Depends on what you shoot. Are you a sports shooter. Do you do a lot in low light. etc.
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    Second X-T2

    Congratulations on your new X-T2, merlin. You are not a sports shooter so you would not get that much benefit from getting the X-T3. I did the same. Be sure to update your firmware to the latest version on both cameras and on the lenses. Be sure to follow the instructions while you do that. I am looking forward to more nice pictures from New Mexico. Cheers !
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    Newbie Needs Help

    Congratulations to your X-T2 and welcome. You will surely enjoy that camera.
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    Sizzling Fuji 80mm macro.Normal ?

    I don’t have the 80 so I can’t tell you but I was going to ask the same question about my 18-55 - a very faint noise that is there no matter if the OIS switch is on or off and regardless of the OIS mode set in camera. This is on X-T2 with the latest firmware. What camera/firmware version do you have ?
  15. I use ACDSee. Fast, reliable even with a huge database, you can switch between several db, and you have photo editing (and raw developing) modes integrated into the same package, layer-based, non-destructive. Have a look at the list of their video tutorials on their site to get a quick idea of the features. For raw developing I use Silkypix (called straight from ACDSee).