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  1. I had this issue on a job yesterday. Got the camera on a mast, extended the mast, took one photo and the camera locked up. This happened about 70% of the time so I eventually just set the camera on AEB, pointed it in about the right direction and used the app as a remote shutter release only which worked reliably. It always is slow and buggy to connect on my X-T2 but once connected it works. The X-T3 was a huge hassle because it barely worked.
  2. I can't believe this is still happening. The APS-C cameras of today are way better than the full frame cameras of a few years ago, and yet they tend to be approved. Thankfully the agency I freelance for have approved several Fujifilm models, as well as other APS-C cameras. Being a light mirrorless camera it's also a lot more stable on the mast than some of the DSLRs used by other photographers around here. I usually have no problem with a bit of wind. No medium format though as far as I'm aware, so no excuse to get the GFX 🙄🙃
  3. What software are you using? Based on the photos it looks like you are comparing the fine jpg with the jpg preview embedded in the RAW file. The RAW files has all the RAW data, so they have the potential to look better than the jpg, but the jpg files have things like sharpening, lens corrections, noise reduction and color adjusted, while the RAW files are RAW. They are for editing and getting the most out of the sensor, and since they have all the data the jpg conversion threw out there's much more that can be done, such as more exposure correction, shadow lifting, highlight recovery, white balance adjustments, and all the color corrections you want.
  4. On my X-T1 this setting is located in set-up menu 3 -> Connection setting -> Wireless setting -> Resize image for smartphone (ON/OFF). It should be in a similar location in the X-T10. If this setting is on, images will be resized to ~3MP.
  5. I don't know about the repair situation in the US. I have sent stuff in to Fujifilm here in Sweden and couple of times and they have sent it to their service center in the UK. I would check with Fujifilm for an authorized repair shop, or if you know of a good serious repair shop you could ask them if they can fix it. I assume it's out of warranty? Otherwise I would check with whoever is responsible for the warranty first.
  6. That does unfortunately sound like a faulty drive dial. Have to tried turning it back and forth to both extremes a few times? If some dirt has gotten in there somehow that may help. Otherwise it's most likely time for a repair.
  7. I had the same concern when I upgraded from the X-T1 to the X-T2, but now that I have both I don't notice any size and weight difference. If I compared side by side and hold both I may feel it, but in practical use I don't notice any difference. What I do notice is that the X-T2 is much faster in operation. I have mine sent in for warranty service right now so I'm using my X-T1 and I miss things I had taken for granted after almost exclusively using the X-T2. Things like the live histogram, being able to easily show histogram when reviewing images without having to switch view mode, more extensive bracketing, the focus joystick freeing up the directional pad for function buttons. The list is long. It's also much faster in doing everything. I have also found that I can use slightly slower shutter speeds with non-stabilized lenses so the shutter shock has to be less on the X-T2. Focus performance is not even comparable. I also find the grip to be better on the X-T2. Dials easier to grip too. I don't miss the hold to turn style of lock used on the ISO dial on the X-T1. The X-T3 is basically an even better X-T2 so it's a huge upgrade from the X-T1. Also, the added resolution is a huge bonus for close-up if you want to crop to get even closer. I certainly notice the difference between my X-T1 and X-T2. I don't think you will have any issues with weight and feel. The slightly larger body is as I said hardly noticable to me, and the huge improvements in other areas more than make up for it. I think the X-T3 may make you want to go out and shoot even more than the X-T1 did. It still has the same great and fun feel even though it's a little different. They didn't ruin the magic of the X-T1 with the X-T2 at least. They just augmented the fun. I think the only question is if you feel it's worth the money. Of course this is only my experience. The best thing would be to check one out in a store, but I know that may not be an option. It certainly wasn't for me as no stores here sell Fujifilm X cameras (plenty of Instax though). I'd be happy to answer any further questions. Even though I haven't used the X-T3 it's more or less identical to the X-T2 except for the sensor and software features.
  8. I mean, I wouldn't discourage from using Fujifilm for an airshow if you got the equipment but if investing in gear specifically for fast paced tele action i just don't think Fuji is there yet. The X-T3 is supposed to be better but Nikon has amazing 3D tracking and I'm sure canon has something similar so I find it hard to recommend Fuji for this at the moment. For wildlife moving slowly or standing still it would work great but cricket and fast moving airplanes I'm not so sure about. Especially with the X-T1. Maybe someone else will have a different opinion but that's where I stand.
  9. Owning both an X-T1 and an X-T2 and having shot an airshow with the X-T2 I have to say there are better options out there for this kind of photography. The X-T2 did OK but the D7000 I owned previously did a much better job with tracking focus. I have decided to forget about using Fujifilm for long tele stuff and look for a Nikon D7100 or even D500 for the next big airshow. Probably paired with a Nikon 200-500. Knowing the X-T1 well I would say focus tracking would be disappointing at an airshow. I felt that the X-T2 barely kept up but it hunted quite a bit. I love my Fuji's but for fast action tele i would look elsewhere. Viewfinder blackout is also a concern with the X-T1 and it may make tracking a bit difficult. It can be done for sure, but at least I missed my D7000 at the last airshow.
  10. I can't find it in the regular exif, but apparently Fuji has proprietary tags for this, 0x1100 AutoBracketing and 0x1101 SequenceNumber. Unfortunately this isn't standardized so I guess we won't see it implemented in commercial software like Lightroom and Capture One.
  11. I'm sorry to say it, but this one needs to go back for repair/replacement. There's really no way around it.
  12. My X-T2 has had these lock-ups since day one. They happen more frequently when I have a flash or flash trigger in the hot shoe for some reason. I always use two cards in a backup configuration, and my cards are Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-I cards. It could be a compatibility with the cards and that the camera is expecting faster write speeds, but it should not cause lock-ups just slower emptying of the buffer. I have had suggested that UHS-II cards may solve the issue, but they are still quite expensive, especially when I don't need the added performance. For me the only way to fix it is to pull the battery, either in the camera, or in the grip if it's attached. I have never had to remove the grip from the camera. No images have been lost, but all settings I've changed since powering the camera on have been lost. I seems to save changes when turned off, which makes sense given the limited write cycles of the memory often used in this type of equipment. I'm thinking of sending mine in to Fujifilm while I still have warranty, but from what I have read it may not solve anything.
  13. It's not possible as you've already been informed. I would love if brackets were marked as such in metadata. It would be easy for a manufacturer to implement. Just add a bracket flag and a counter. All photos would be marked as brackets and they would get numbered. This would have to be standardized though so that software could recognize this and automatically group these frames. Same for focus stacking. It's a dream I have had for a few years, but metadata standardization seems to be a slow and difficult process. This approach would allow for automatic detection and even automatic batch processing of brackets if desired. But right now, it can't be done reliability and certainly not in camera unfortunately.
  14. This happened to me today. I had charged my camera over USB after not using it for a couple of days (was at about 40% battery when I left it), and when it tuned it on to format the cards I found vertical light grey lines that were arranged like a vignette of lines rather than lack of light. I pointed my camera at something dark grey and the lines showed up, confirming that it was not a menu rendering issue. I'll have to check later if they have disappeared. Weird issue.
  15. That's interesting. I wonder how it affects the weather sealing
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