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  1. Hello everyone, on the front of the Godox TT685 there is a connector to plug some external power in. The manual do not mention it, and I read around it's a "Canon" connector. Does anyone have more info about it, like the model number of such connector and what's the input voltage? I'd like to build some adapter to use it with V-lock camera batteries. Thank you.
  2. Whatever works to get a clear image of the X-tran sensor. If that "workaround" doesn't work for you, you are free to use whatever float your boat. No need to start a distorted mood discussion. The tools are out there and anyone choose their photographic weapons.
  3. It actually does. To avoid re-writing the all system and keep retro compatibility, they manage X-trans sensors through the "Enhance details" function, for RAW pictures. You have to enable that (it will create a new .dng image) and reduce Sharpening to zero to see the worms disappear and finally have a great starting point for your editing.
  4. Try to use Fujifilm X Acquire and assign Lightroom as opening software from there, to see if it works.
  5. I would say so. The flashlight system is the same on the camera, and I'll take for granted it will work.
  6. Another option could be to buy second hand. If you are patient you could find some very low shutter count in immaculate conditions.
  7. With Fujifilm cameras, on LR you have to "Enhance Details" and bring Sharpening down to zero to have an excellent starting point for x-trans.
  8. Hi, yes all the flashlights work over the ss of 1/250. When I use them independently (not in Slave mode) they do what they are made for. Bot units have the latest firmware, I don't think they are prevented to flash when over ss.
  9. Hello, I would like to understand a bit more deeply about using flashlights. I've got a Godox TT685 on my camera or triggered with a Xpro. I also have a couple of manual Yongnuo YN660 I'd like to use not to let them gather dust on the shelf. In order to do that, I set them as slave, so they will flash when the sensor will trigger them. When I get over the maximum speed sync of 1/250 on my X-T3, the Yongnuo won't flash, either in S1 and S2 (the Yongnuo), both in TTL and manual modes (the Godox). Could anyone explain why? Many thanks in advance.
  10. Hello, I am glad @teaandcake went to Fujifilm. I did the move a while ago buying the X-T20, coming form Nikon and previously Canon and I was blown away. Now I added a X-T3 and I won't probably go anywhere else for the time being. I've been doing some comparative tests with different software to see how can get the best from the X-Trans sensor, finding myself in a similar situation. Long story short, I am now down to Camera Raw (which is also in LR) with "Enhance details" .dng photos and Capture One Express (which won't export .dng for business reasons, I think). If you work a bit with the sharpening on both software you will get exactly the same level of definition. In Camera Raw is under "Edit - Detail", while in Capture One is in "Quick - Sharpening" AND "Details - Sharpening" (so in Capture One you have to work twice). I would start from 0 on both. Also in Capture One you have to turn down to 0 the Noise Reduction. "Details - Noise Reduction". Zeroing all these pre-loaded settings, will get you exact results. In terms of treating the pixel, I find Capture One being slightly (just slightly) better but only if you zoom up to the pixel you will notice it, so in real life this difference won't never be seen. My conclusion is, between the two tools, use the one you like and feel familiar most, so play with both and set yourself at ease. Helping to choose it's also dependant on your circle of photography friends. I am staying on Camera Raw because everyone I know use Adobe, but I will play a bit with Capture One to see what has to offer.
  11. Looks like it's one of the incompatibilities of the Yongnuo. I am trying with Godox gear (which is X friendly) and all seems working correctly.
  12. Hello, just reading at the manual, I found out that my Yongnuo YN560-TXII controller, is supporting "Multi Flash Frequency & Flash count". Strobo flash photography is a new technique to me, so I wanted to have a go to learn something new. I then mounted it on top of my X-T3 and tried to do some strobo Off Camera Flash with it, paired with a YN660 speedlite, without success. When the flash gets triggered by the controller, it flashes only once. When I press the "test" button on the speedlite it works correctly. When I mount the speedlite directly on the camera hotshoe, the multi mode works correctly. Is there anything I am missing or the multimode won't work through a controller (despite being available)? Thank you.
  13. Great, I misread your message and I thought you needed to extract metadata from movies, instead of stills. I use ExifTool for a long while now and it's an amazing tool!
  14. Have a look at Darktable if it works for you.
  15. In the past I had Canon and Nikon, tried Lumix too. I bought a X-T20 (only the body) as a present to my parter a while ago, and when tested with the Nikon vintage lenses she has, we found it incredibly good and I bought one for me too. For her it's a slow learning curve, I am a bit quicker to learn all the nuances. Image quality is incredible compared to other brands and all the information are there even if by mistake you shoot way underexposed. We shot in every conditions and never had issues with it. I then bought a 16-55, 2.8 and she bought a 18-55, 2.8-4. They are both excellent lenses and choosing between them is not a matter of image quality, but what you are going to shoot. If you are shooting street and travel photography you want to be smaller and stealth as possible. If you are shooting beauty shots and don't want any compromise you got that option too. Through adapters you can then shoot macro and use vintage lenses with no problems. Because I am filming a documentary I needed to buy a camera compatible with the Ronin S gimbal, and got myself a X-T3, which is a slightly more complex camera, so now I am trying to sell my X-T20. I really like the vintage look of the Fujifilm even if I don't like the ergonomics. Battery life is very good and I got two extra non branded batteries for those long days travelling, just in case. Fujifilm assistance is great. You could go to a shop with a SD card and test the cameras to see how they are for you. Check also in the second hand market, you can get very good deals with the X-T20, X-T2, and decent deals with X-T3, while X-T30 don't seem quite that spread yet.
  16. No, the flash doesn't have an AF illuminator, I asked someone to use their phone to light the subject for focus. The LED LIGHT SETTINGS is greyed out, both in my X-T3 and X-T20. There must be a setting I am unable to spot, I've spent two hours yesterday, going through manuals and web search, I am sure it will such an easy thing once I find it... ---- [Edit] After some communication with Fuji assistance, bless them, a reset did the trick. A couple of things to note: The illuminator has a sensor and it will turn the LED on if there is not enough natural light. The illuminator works only in autofocus S, there is not the possibility to have it on when focussing in manual.
  17. IT's up to if you want a TTL or a manual one. I've got a manual Yongnuo YN660 withYN560-TXII trigger. Works a treat.
  18. Hello, I just got myself a X-T3. Today I was shooting with flash and I was in need to get the AF illuminator on. Went on AF/MF menu, AF ILLUMINATOR ON, but doesn't do anything. I did dome research and someone suggests that Silent Mode could be on but I cannot find that mode in my XT3, (nor in my X-T20, actually). What else should I check? Many thanks.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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/
  23. 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.
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