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  1. I found this lens OIS quite lousy . Very very far from the promised 4 stops. https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/fujinon/xf-18-55mm-f2.8-4-r-lm-ois/image-stabilization-test/ Without Ois you need 1/125th sec for a 50mm lens, right ? Ok, I agree. Then 1 stop gain means 1/60th .... 2 stop gain would mean 1/30th .... 3 stops 1/15th .... 4 stops 1/8th . Right ? Well ..... forget it ! All the promised Fuji stop gains are blatantly overstated ! Particularly with the XF18-55 lens the ois gain is quite limited in reality. You can count on 1stop (always) , 2stops (shooting with care), 3 stops (seldom) .
  2. I have been interested in macro since the Fuji X-line came out. I bought the (in)famous XF60, and although it's crazy sharp for portraits, I've never been satisfied with the close-up it produces. About 1 year ago I sold it. Over the years I also bought the MCEX-11 , the MCEX-16, and the Raynox 150 and 250. Now I get satisfactory results using my X-H1 and the XF50 and XF90 lenses. I can confirm : prime lenses are much more suited to be used both with extension tubes and Raynox lenses. With the XF90 I can reach the following magnifications (with good results) : Lens only Mcex-11 Mcex-16 raynox150 raynox250 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.7 1.0 the best combinations are with Mcex-16 and with raynox150, for the ease of focus and the Dof .
  3. N.B : I switch off sharpening and noise reduction because I use Neatimage plug-in in Photoshop.
  4. these pages are only for DNG converter : I don't see mentioned Camera Raw since 2012 (camera Raw 7.1) . The question is : can Camera raw be downloaded somewhere from Adobe web site ? Where exactly ?
  5. Googling around I found Camera Raw 11 : http://getintopc.com/softwares/photoshop-plugins/adobe-camera-raw-11-free-download/ It supports X-T3 , and most of all ..... it seems to vastly improve Fuji Raw conversion and Noise Reduction. Try it out !
  6. I have both the 55-200 and the 50-230 OIS II . Both produce stunning results , coupled with my X-Pro2 . After many tests side-by side , I decided to carry with me only the lighter 50-230. The much praised XF55-200 sits in the basement, for now. The fact is : simply I cannot see the difference in IQ ! Then I prefer to travel light. I don't see many cases where the extra f-stop given by the XF lens would make a difference, for me.
  7. I settled down with Irident X-transformer with these settings: RAW process : more detailed sharpening:none Luminance noise reduction: Low Color noise reduction : medium Dng baseline : adobe default Apply all corrections to the image. (all checked) All the turn off lightroom checkboxes checked. as for sharpening and further noise reduction I use NeatImage ( a Photoshop add-on)
  8. why should you need the set the camera as "manual flash" ? I beleive you need to enable TTL in the camera, in order to have Hss enabled. Btw: I have an x-pro2, but I guess the settings should be the same.
  9. Just 2 days ago I run many tests for XC16-50 Ois II vs XF18-55 . I did the tests at 50 and 55 ( the longer end ) . My results are : - no difference in IQ ( no one that I can see). - with my XC16-50 Ois II I can shoot down to 1/8 sec and stil get sharp results. - with XF18-55 I cannot go below 1/30sec So obviously the XC18-55 Stabilization is lousy . IS effectiveness is higly overestimated by fuji. Instead of 3 stops I get 1 stop advantage, at best. I can see there is some stabilization , though, because when IS is disengaged, I cannot even reach 1/30 sec. Instead, XC16-50 Ois II works as expected.
  10. IS is OFF . Maybe this explains ..... what shutter speed did you shoot at ? at 1/60 or slower speed the lack of IS might affect the perceived sharpness.
  11. I can say this small flash casts a shadow when using the 10-24 zoom. At least from 10 up to about 14 or so. This is one of the reasons why I switched to the Meike 320F .
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