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  1. So, I finally managed to bring the case underwater for a proper real-life test. I can only be happy with it, is very reliable and solid. The only issue I have a the moment is the knob for the Drive Dial that doesn't work quite well. I contacted the reseller and they know about the issue, they offered to help me to change the part once the Chinese factory will open again after the Chinese New Year celebrations. ---- The part has been shipped and now is replaced. Happy client here.
  2. Hi the real Adobe dowload pages are these: Mac OS: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/product.jsp?product=106&platform=Macintosh Windows: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/product.jsp?product=106&platform=Windows
  3. I bought the Meikon Seafrog in the end and at the moment I am still testing it before bringing my camera underwater. Everything looks like working smoothly and I did a test dive to see if I had any leakings but it seems there is none. It also had a sensor that activates a beeping alarm and a flashing LED light in case of any water leaks in. Works with the standard 3.5-5.6 XC lens, which I had to buy separately. Luckily I found a very good deal on eBay, which means that for about £300 investment I have the chance to shoot underwater. Shown that to my teachers and other divers I dive with and they all look impressed by it, for the price. At the moment I am back home with no chance to dive again until I finish my course theory, but I will keep you posted.
  4. I like to merge little stories with my stills. I don't usually respect the squared instagram format, forcing it to use the image as I shot it: https://www.instagram.com/ema_s_place/
  5. Hello, I would like to tether my X-T20 from my laptop but I haven't managed to make it happen yet. I am reading around and it seems is not possible yet but they could be non updated pages. Is the X-T20 now able to tether? Other brands have this option on the same price-tag cameras. 🙂 Thank you.
  6. Shot with a X-T20, XF 16-55 2.8 lens.
  7. Shot with a X-T20, XF 16-55 2.8 lens.
  8. Shot with a X-T20, XF16-55 2.8 lens.
  9. As Markymarkf suggests, get some extra spare batteries. Third part ones are cheap and reliable. Battery life depends on a lot of things, really but averagely is quite good on mine. On a busy afternoon shooting street-photography I can get more than 350 photos with rear display on. I have three batteries in total and never get worried to run out of energy when travelling.
  10. Try also darktable, opensource: https://www.darktable.org/
  11. I am not sure about LR, I use Photoshop and Bridge, but you probably need to update Camera Raw plugin? https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html
  12. I've got a Manfrotto BeFree, the aluminium one, because is shorter than the carbon fiber one, hence is less of a pain to carry around. It fits in the side pocket of my camera bag and is quick to set up. I've got it for about a couple of years and my main use is long exposures. Is quite stable and I am using it now as main tripod. Bringing it up and down airplanes as carry on luggage and never had an issue with it. Used on a beach for few weeks. Once back home, I took it apart and deeply cleaned and it came back as new. Highly recommended. You can see an example of my long exposures here:
  13. Hello everyone, I am about to start an underwater photography course and I would love to keep using my X-T20 down there. Searching on the web for housing dedicated to this camera I can find only the Meikon Seafrog, which fits the 16-50, and I guess it means the 3.5-5.6 XC series. I own the 16-55 XF 2.8 one so I was hoping to find something suitable for my actual setup. In case I could borrow my partner 18-55 F2.8-4 R LM OIS. Does anyone have any real-life feedbacks about this case? Is there any other alternative? I had a look at Nauticam and Aquatech but it seems they don't serve the X-T20. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  14. I've got both lenses. I cannot see a difference in sharpness. The 16-55 is heavier but once used to it is a better option to countebalance how the X camera is lightweight. I mostly grab the system by the lens, this way. The 18-55 is a lovely lens for travelling but if you like to shoot openwide, is not ideal. Both are great lenses.
  15. I just had a good experience with them too. My strap broken and the camera went on the floor, flat on the lens (16-55 2.8). Ring broken, electronics gone and the barrel was pretty much stuck. I didn't have warranty because I bought it second hand but it didn't matter because dropping it is not covered it. Luckily it seems they have a flat fee for whatever happens to the kit, and I think it varies according to the model. For my lens it was £160 vat included. They sent me a courier with an empty Fujifilm box ready to be despatched and I just had to drop it to a DPD shop in my area. In few days they fixed everything (with a Year warranty!), and sent it back. I wasn't home so I could choose to have it dropped to the same DPD shop to collect when back. I am really looking forward to put it back in action tonight! :-)
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