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  1. The highest mountains on the Colorado Plateau. Outside Moab, UT. If this were shot today, there'd be snow on the peaks.
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    Fall Harvest

    Ok, I'm new at parts of this, so please, cut me a little slack.... Gear info: Fujifilm X-Pro1, 50mm f/2 Leitz Summitar, shortest (10mm? Not sure, I can't read Russian) LTM extension tube. ISO 200, f/11, 1/40th, -1 stop EV. Image info: I'd shot pretty much this same (series of) image(s) half an hour or so before, then imported the set into LR. The plan was to shoot 5 images then stack, align and blend the bunch in PS, so I did. Made for a pretty decent image overall, but I noticed two serious problems: first, the closer-most elements (the moonflower seeds) were not in focus, and second, I finally saw the 'worms' others have described as being a problem with X-Trans images, and knew this would not stand. So, I took the tray of 'Fall Harvest' moonflower pods back outside and re-shot them, but this time increasing the subject-to-camera ratio very slightly, decreased exposure by a stop, and re-shot two sets of seven images to stack. Upon completion of that, I returned to my computer and imported the shots with the new Fuji-dedicated (Lite) version of Capture One. Voila! No worms! And what I wanted in focus was indeed in focus. I then proceeded to stack and process (tweaks in LR and Topaz Studio) the image to the result you see here. A question, however: As mentioned, I'm new to Fuji. As such, Focus Peaking is new to me, and I'm finding I sometimes undershoot an area of (what I want to be) critical focus. Does anyone have any manual, non-Fuji glass focusing tips they'd be so kind as to pass along to me? I'm all for learning by trial and error, but jeez.....
  3. Rainy Monday. Fujifilm X-Pro1 w/ (1948) 50mm f/2 collapsible Leitz Summitar.
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    New To Forum

    Greetings, folks. As stated in the title, I'm new to the forum. Recently --umm, three weeks ago-- picked up a (minty) used X-Pro1. Long time Nikon (film & digital) user, but similarly, I'm a long time Leica thread mount (both Leitz & Russki clone) camera/lens user, and have been jones-ing for a digital body to use those old lenses on. Not wanting to drop thousands of $$$ for the latest and greatest (quite yet), I opted for the oh-so-sexy little aforementioned X-Pro1. So far...... whoa, jeez! Its a whole 'nuther world! And that other world happens to be situated in a galaxy I rather like. A lot. So far, favorite lenses include 50mm f/2 Leica Summitar and a Russian (FED) f/6.3 100mm --via adapters, obviously-- as well as some of my older Nikon AI glass (turns out f/2.8 24mm and f/2 135 are pretty killer on digital), and over time there'll be others added as I continue to experiment. I also picked up (rather inexpensively) the less-than-impressive Fuji 16-50mm zoom largely to see how it felt to have a lens that was made for and meant to work (AF, meter couple, show EXIF) on a Fuji. I like it, too, a little more than I expected, but ultimate sharpness is not among my photographic goals, per se. Bottom line, I guess, is: hey there X-Pro users! Once I figure things out a little, hope to post a pic or two AND probably ask some unforgiveably newbie-type questions. Who knows? Over time, might even be able to add an iota or two to the user knowledgebase.
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