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Guzzi Jim

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  1. Here's some feedback on my trip, late I know but hopefully might help someone :-) The X-pro2 performed without fault, with fairly high humidity and around 28-30 deg C. I did have to change lenses quite a bit but still no issues. The 18mm f2 was soo needed for the Grand Palace in Bangkok and for some temple internals, the 23 just didnt cut it, too narrow for these situations. The 16mm would be even better but I don't own one.....yet The 23mm f2 was my most used length looking at the metadata in lightroom, I had 35mm 'days' but often had to step too far back to get it all in for the
  2. Here's some feedback on my trip, late I know but hopefully might help someone :-) The X-pro2 performed without fault, with fairly high humidity and around 28-30 deg C. I did have to change lenses quite a bit but still no issues. The 18mm f2 was soo needed for the Grand Palace in Bangkok and for some temple internals, the 23 just didnt cut it, too narrow for these situations. The 16mm would be even better but I don't own one.....yet The 23mm f2 was my most used length looking at the metadata in lightroom, I had 35mm 'days' but often had to step too far back to get it all in for the
  3. Taken with my X-pro 2 with manual nikkor 105mm F2.5
  4. Thanks for all your input, your time is appreciated!! I leave soon for Thailand and have decided on the following kit. As I enjoy using primes more the only Zoom I will take is the 50-230 because I cant zoom there with my feet. My bag:- Billingham Hadley Pro X-Pro 2 18mm f2 for tight spots, temples etc and waterfalls with my ND1000 23mm f2 general walk around (my favourite FL) 35 f2 or maybe f1.4 for low light. This will also feed into my decision of which one to sell. I dont use them very often so one must go. 50mm f2 Just bought it but like 'getting in' that wee bit more, I int
  5. Thanks for all your input, your time is appreciated!! I leave soon for Thailand and have decided on the following kit. As I enjoy using primes more the only Zoom I will take is the 50-230 because I cant zoom there with my feet. My bag:- Billingham Hadley Pro X-Pro 2 18mm f2 for tight spots, temples etc and waterfalls with my ND1000 23mm f2 general walk around (my favourite FL) 35 f2 or maybe f1.4 for low light. This will also feed into my decision of which one to sell. I dont use them very often so one must go. 50mm f2 Just bought it but like 'getting in' that wee bit more, I int
  6. Thanks for the good advice. It's looking like the 23 f2, 50 f2 and the 55-230, I've just bought the latter 2. The 35 might sneak in but I doubt it would get much use, might even sell it as for me I feel the 23mm is more versatile the 35 often feels a bit tight when out and about busy places. The pixies may pack the 18 as it is so light and it the only lens I have a 10 stop ND for... Cheers
  7. I went and bought the 50mm f2 and the 50-230mm so my choice is now easier. 23 f2, 35 f2, 50 f2 and the 50-230 for getting out into the wildlife parks. The 35f2 may stay at home tho btu I need to spend more time with it comparing it to the 35 1.4 which might take it's place. I would like to take the 18 f2 but where do I draw the line? Decisions, decisions......
  8. I am at a juncture that I believe many of you are, or have been, at. Every now and again I find myself 'lost in tech' and need to ground my self again to improve my photography and focus on the things that really matter, not f stops, focal lengths, micro-contrast but photography; painting with light. I currently have a handful of fuji lenses, need to sell some and probably need to buy some to achieve something I believe will be better...maybe not. As we all know, but don't always admit to, the most important piece of gear we own is the 12 inches behind the camera. My best photos ever taken w
  9. Thanks Warwick. I've been following Kevin for a while now, he's a great inspiration to me and have adopted some of his techniques. My claim to fame is that Kevin passed on some lovely comments about a slideshow I uploaded doing a storybook candid wedding as a second shooter, mainly black and white with plenty detail shots of the beautiful Culross Abbey in Fife. The X100T proved it's worth along with the 56mm on my X-pro2. I'm gonna have to look at the 50mm now..... I'm also looking at a 50-230mm as a cheap, light longer zoom for the wildlife bit in Thailand, should be fast enough for Thai
  10. Thank you for all the great advice, much appreciated. We are going for 2 weeks, one on Koh Chang and one in Chaing Mai, so a fairly wide subject choice. I would expect Koh Chang to be mostly scenic/beach and exploration type shots and Chaing Mai, street, temples etc with a bid of wildlife sanctuary thrown in. I have the smaller Billingham Hadley and thats my limit of gear so the suggestions of 2-3 lenses is bang on, I might take the little EF-X20 flash. The old glass is now not on the list, quite right frankinfuji so all will be fuji glass. My fav at the minute is the 23, 35 f2 o
  11. Thanks Milandro, some good tips there. A lot of WR recommendations so that goes into the melting pot. I really get the point of hot and sweaty should influence the choice, I live in Scotland so that concept is totally alien to me.... My X100 ticks most boxes apart from reach, not as sharp as the x-pro2 with the 23 f2 WR but plenty good enough, the inbuild 3 stop ND filter may be handy?? I would like the 16mm but Ive got a holiday to pay for, my 18 aint too bad at f8 or so. Has anyone had to deal with the light levels, ND filter? What reduction level? Many thanks
  12. Hi fellow Fuji users. Have any of you been to Thailand? I'm going late October and trying to decide on what camera and lenses to take. I have an X-pro2 and X100T, my lens choice is 18mm f2 23mm f2 27mm pancake f2.8 35mm f2 35mm f1.4 56mm f1.2 18-55 zoom WLC for X100 I also love using old nice glass takumar 55 f1.7 Ziess 135mm f3.5 Nikkor 105mm f2.5 Having never been to Thailand before I dont know the light and a bit concerned about too much light for wide apature's. Part of me says take the X100T with a polarising filter and be done with it. Less to worry about, get stolen
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