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    sacherjj got a reaction from lisa in Trump Tower after the election   

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      I don't think I've ever seen a reporter holding a scrim on herself. 
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    sacherjj got a reaction from Geminitiger in Charging new XT2 batteries.   
    USB Charging is actually somewhat of a complex thing.  The issue is with the USB consortium not building power profiles until after they were being used.  And the desire of some hardware designers not wanting to require digital negotiation before power output.
    Apple's USB interface uses a resistor voltage divider on the D+ and D- data lines to pull them to various voltages.  They have setups for a few currents as iPhones and iPads required different charging currents.  Most USB connections can provide up to 500 mA of current.  The max is around 2.1A of current for proprietary setups, but this is right on the edge of what microUSB plugs will handle without melting.  The USB standard tops out at 1.5A for dedicated power ports.
    The more common standard was shorting D+ and D- together at the charger.  The device connects one side to ground and the other with a high resistance to 5V.  If the pulled high line is grounded, then they know it is connected to a power port and it charges.
    If you plug a device into a computer or Xbox, you will get a 500 mA trickle charge.  You might also get less if the device doesn't recognize the power supply's digital line negotiation (although most provide 500mA regardless now, since too many devices don't negotiate due to cost of manufacture).  USB3 moved to 900 mA for the devices like computer's USB port.  However, if you plug USB3 into a USB2 port, you are limited to that 500 mA
    USB ports are protected with heat based resettable fuses.  PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) fuses will increase resistance dramatically when past a certain current, to block flow and keep from melting power traces to the USB.  So if a device tries to get too much power from a computer port, the power will be cut off.  After the PTC cools, power flow will be possible again.
    Until USB-C, USB was always 5V and there is no danger (other than slow or no charging) in using chargers with other devices.   USB-C now allows a much higher voltage to get more power into laptops and such (up to 100W instead of the USB 10W).   The worse case of using a different charger is that through incompatibility, you will be limited to a 500mA charge and take 3 times as long.  For certain devices (like iPads and larger tablets) they might refuse to charge altogether with a limited power supply.  This is due to issues with slow charging lithium and plating that occurs to lower capacity.
    Photography is my part time job.  Designing hardened tablets for missionary work is my full-time job.
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    sacherjj got a reaction from crzcar in XT2 : which flash ?   
    If you go with YN560, get the YN560-TX so you can control power from camera and use internal radio triggers rather than optical.  I use Nikon version, but it sounds like people have used both Canon and Nikon successfully.
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    sacherjj got a reaction from Mike G in screen record of photo   
    Wrench 1 Menu -> SCREEN SET-UP -> IMAGE DISP.
    Change from OFF to 0.5 SEC, 1.5 SEC or CONTINUOUS.
    With any mode other than OFF, you can tap the shutter to close early.  So less than 0.5 or 1.5 seconds, or sooner than forever with CONTINUOUS.
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    sacherjj got a reaction from dv. in Trump Tower after the election   

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      I don't think I've ever seen a reporter holding a scrim on herself. 
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    sacherjj got a reaction from Hermelin in XF 50mm Rumors   
    Poor man's 56mm f/1.2?    
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    sacherjj got a reaction from Adam Woodhouse in Video shot with XT2   
    I wonder how much more you get with 4:2:2 output via HDMI to an external recorder.  There was only one shot where the highlight was noticeable.  
    This is what excites me about 4k video.  Not for final distribution.  But you can add production value of pans and pushes, with a fixed camera position.  You did that very well in this video.  
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    sacherjj reacted to JpP in Ken Rockwell X-T2 Review... X-T2 not really for Pro's   
    You're blaspheming  !!!  Shame on you !!! Don't you know (surely you do know) that ...
    ... Ken Rockwell is the Chuck Norris of photography
    Ken Rockwell's camera has similar settings to ours, except his are: P[erfect] Av[Awesome Priority Tv[Totally Awesome Priority] M[ajestic]
    Ken Rockwell doesn't color correct. He adjusts your world to match his.
    Sure, Ken Rockwell deletes a bad photo or two. Other people call these Pulitzers.
    Ken Rockwell doesn't adjust his DOF, he changes space-time.
    Circle of confusion? You might be confused. Ken Rockwell never is.
    Ken Rockwell doesn't wait for the light when he shoots a landscape - the light waits for him.
    Ken Rockwell never flips his camera in portrait position, he flips the earth
    Ken Rockwell ordered an L-lens from Nikon, and got one.
    Ken Rockwell is the only person to have photographed Jesus; unfortunately he ran out of film and had to use a piece of cloth instead.
    When Ken Rockwell brackets a shot, the three versions of the photo win first place in three different categories
    Before Nikon or Canon releases a camera they go to Ken and they ask him to test them, the best cameras get a Nikon sticker and the less good get a Canon sticker
    Once Ken tested a camera, he said I cant even put Canon on this one,thats how Pentax was born
    Rockwellian policy isn't doublethink - Ken doesn't even need to think once
    Ken Rockwell doesn't use flash ever since the Nagasaki incident.
    Only Ken Rockwell can take pictures of Ken Rockwell; everyone else would just get their film overexposed by the light of his genius
    Ken Rockwell wanted something to distract the lesser photographers, and lo, there were ducks.
    Ken Rockwell is the only one who can take self-portraits of you
    Ken Rockwell's nudes were fully clothed at the time of exposure
    Ken Rockwell once designed a zoom lens. You know it as the Hubble SpaceTelescope.
    When Ken unpacks his CF card, it already has masterpieces on it.
    Rockwell portraits are so lifelike, they have to pay taxes
    On Ken Rockwell's desktop, the Trash Icon is really a link to National Geographic Magazine
    Ken Rockwell spells point-and-shoot "h-a-s-s-e-l-b-l-a-d"
    When Ken Rockwell went digital, National Geographic nearly went out of business because he was no longer phyically discarding photos
    For every 10 shots that Ken Rockwell takes, 11 are keepers.
    Ken Rockwell's digital files consist of 0's, 1's AND 2's.
    Ken Rockwell never focus, everything moves into his DoF
    Ken Rockwell's shots are so perfect, Adobe redesigned photoshop for him: all it consists of is a close button.
    The term tripod was coined after his silhouette
    Ken Rockwell never produces awful work, only work too advanced for the viewer
    A certain braind of hig-end cameras was named after people noticed the quality was a lot "like a" rockwell
    Ken Rockwell isn't the Chuck Norris of photography; Chuck Norris is the Ken Rockwell of martial arts.
    Ken Rockwell never starts, he continues
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    sacherjj got a reaction from corama in Compact Travel Video Rig   
    You can make it work with aperture, but many people want to keep the limited DoF.  You can't do that without ND filters in very bright light.
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    sacherjj got a reaction from corama in Compact Travel Video Rig   
    Did some tests in my X-T1 with the 18-55mm F2.8-4 OIS.  Standing still, I can shoot video as on a tripod.  When walking on smooth ground, if I work really hard, I can shoot smooth video.  Sometimes.  Rough ground, there is too much motion.  35mm seems to be the limit where it starts to look really bad.  
    The worse is the pan, as the OIS seems to allow pan mode and look at just tilt stabilized.  Then the pan stops abruptly and reverse.  Really not good enough.  
    I'll have to try it with a folded up tripod or monopod for some more mass, but I would have no problems with video from a still position.  Especially with a monopod in the mix.
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    sacherjj got a reaction from corama in Compact Travel Video Rig   
    For the weight cost of a stabilization rig, you could carry the 18-55 OIS.  I haven't rolled video walking with that yet, but may do that at lunch if the weather is good.  
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    sacherjj got a reaction from Randy Pollock in My 9 year old son wants his first digital camera - I would like it to be a Fuji   
    X-M1 for $150 and XC16-50 for $150, both on eBay.
    If he treats them right, he may be able to use some of your other lenses some times.
    This one ends in 11 hours with no bids: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fujifilm-X-Series-X-M1-16-3-MP-Digital-Camera-Black-Body-Only/272418298502?_trksid=p2141725.c100338.m3726&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20150313114020%26meid%3D1cc46c29eb6a4ee5ae260236818ee31c%26pid%3D100338%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D14%26sd%3D322282442855
    Seeing buy it now for the lens at $150.
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    sacherjj got a reaction from victorreis in New XT10 x Used XT1   
    I agree.  I should have posted that my X-T1 was a demo model for just over $600.  You should be able to get a grip for $125.  Wasabi batteries for $23 for 2.  I've seen tons of eBay X-T1 in good condition for under $700.   Or with an 18-55 for a decent price.
    The first package would be a good deal if a lens was also included.  I won't shoot Fuji or Nikon batteries, because they are not worth 4x the cost of Wasabi.  So they don't have a value for me.  
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    sacherjj got a reaction from victorreis in New XT10 x Used XT1   
    I went the used/demo X-T1 route.  This is my first Fuji X camera.  But I have been doing research about it for 6 months.  I will receive my first Fuji lens (60mm for both macro and portraits) tomorrow.  (Actually, my first WORKING Fuji lens.  Shoot, did I just jinx this one too?)
    The main reasons I chose the X-T1 over the X-T10:
    View finder size.  It is much larger.  This is a big difference.
    Vertical grip option.  I'm a vertical grip shooter.  The comfort is worth the weight for me.  Also the extra battery is important for long sessions or event photography.
    The body of the X-T1 is a little more solid.
    All of these made it a no brainer for me.  I WANT the X-T2, but that is outside of my price range at this time, until I decide to get back into professional work.  Then the X-T1 will be a great backup/second lens body.
    I buy used when I can.  I had my first problem with the XC50-230 lens.  The OIS guts are broken.  But I'm returning and getting a refund.  I'm out shipping back.  Compared to all the money I have saved with used lenses, I'm way ahead.  I've purchased a Nikon D5100, D7000 used.  Both still work great, although I have had to epoxy my D7000 back together after a bad fall.  (It and the 80-200 AF-D f/2.8 tank still work great.)
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    sacherjj got a reaction from frankinfuji in A plea to Fuji ...   
    IBIS can matter to people if it is something they never use, but have to pay for to get the body.
    For a serious video platform, you either need stabilized fast primes or IBIS.
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    sacherjj got a reaction from Justin_Sisson in XT2 Tethering to Capture One   
    I'd love to see WiFi FTP capability as well.  It seems like WiFi isn't allowed while shooting is going on though.  
    The only partial solution I found with the X-T1 is Windows only and kind of hacky.  XT1Move.  Just a small app that someone wrote to use the camera folder structure on Windows.  
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    sacherjj reacted to Jose Carpin in ...and the world keeps turning   
    ...and the world keeps turning while I am waiting for you.
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    sacherjj reacted to dalibort82 in Portraiture work, running topic   
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    sacherjj reacted to ilyaV in Portraiture work, running topic   
    Dasha. X-T10, Zuiko OM 50/1.8

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    sacherjj got a reaction from frankinfuji in I did something really stupid. I tried an X-T1 this week...   
    Well, I got it today.  No Fuji glass yet.  I tried a few years ago to shoot with my Dad's old Nikkor-N 24mm f/2.8, just after he passed.  Never really could focus it on my Nikon DX viewfinders without split prisms.  I'm loving the focus peaking.  You can't beat the action on older Nikkor MF glass.
    Of course, I got a real Mirrorless introduction with checking the battery and seeing 3 bars.  So I decided not to charge before going for the walk at lunch.  After 6 shots later and 10 minutes, red battery and shut down trying to shoot shot #7.  
    I was really surprised to see Fuji only connecting to +/- on the battery in the X-T1.  No connection to thermistor or "S" as is listed on the Wasabi battery I received with my Demo model.  Usually, the 4th connection is a one wire gauge.  With battery heat as the reported factor in X-T2 4K making only 10 minutes without vertical grip, I hope they use this data on the X-T2.  Pretty easy to route to a processor A/D input.  Even multiplex all two/three batteries on the X-T(1/2) for periodic sampling.
    I did get to push the DR.  Shot this image, saving the highlights.  From what I was reading Nikon can pull a little more out of the highlights than Fuji.  
    As opened in Lightroom: 
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    After +1.39 Exposure, -97 Highlights, +73 Shadows  (Over pushed by a good bit, just to see what it will do.)   The amazing thing is the noise is almost all luminance.  No color noise in there.  Definitely as good or better than my D7000.  Same with D7100, but without the banding if you push too hard on the D7100 sensor.  

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    This is going to be fun.  
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    sacherjj reacted to cssil2000 in The girl with the birds   
    Testing the new X-T2 with the 56mm f/1.2 , I really like this litlle beast

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    sacherjj reacted to rrrrrichard in Which Fuji X lenses are good, or bad, with extension tubes   
    See http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/accessories/pdf/mcex_01.pdf
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