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  1. Hello Olli, I'm Ken, originally from Newfoundland I moved to Ottawa, Ontario Canada in the late 1980's. I've been serious about digital photography since 2008 shortly after completing chemotherapy for lymphoma. I used Canon DSLRs until 2015 when I bought an x-pro 1. I upgraded to the x-pro 2 in 2017. I mostly shoot with a prime 35mm f1.4, I recently bought a zoom 55-200 f3. I also have an 18mm but I don't use it very often. I am president of the local camera club (www.cpopc.ca) and my personal site is www.kennethphotography.ca. I tend to shoot art projects but recently began shooting landscapes in black and white. I use Capture One Pro to process my Fuji RAW files.
  2. Welcome to the forum Bill. To your question, having IS on may help but you also need to consider other factors. Something as simple as hanging a weight under the tripod will help (try using your camera bag), don't have the top column fully extended, check your Aperture and Shutter settings, for example are you working with a shallow depth of field? Also, if it was windy was your shutter speed fast enough - your subject may have moved in the wind. Finally try using the hyper-focal distance for focusing ( focus on something 1/3 the way up from the bottom of your screen). Would love to hear if any of this was helpful.
  3. @GaryZ welcome to the forum. I'm an x-pro2 user now after using Canon film and Digital. Since you are new to digital and Fuji, the most important advice I can offer is to get the right software for processing your files. After some looking around, I ended up choosing Capture One as it gave the best results for Fuji RAW files. Much better than LR
  4. I had a similar workflow when I started with Fuji raw files. It didn't take long before I realized I could get the kind of results I needed using only Capture One Pro 20. I'd be interested to hear what your experience is after using your new workflow for awhile. Welcome to the forum.
  5. I found this article, maybe it will help. Note I have no experience with PT Gui Pro https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58577536
  6. Welcome to the forum. I tried a number of different apps for rendering Fuji RAW files and settled on Capture one 12 pro for Fuji. If you are just starting out, you won't go wrong with CapOne 12 for Fuji which I think is free. I later upgraded to the pro version. Best of luck.
  7. Welcome Chris. I liked your photos. I recently gave a Neewer ringflash to a friend who like you enjoys macro photography, it made a significant difference in her work. If you get the chance to try one I expect you would enjoy it too. Ken Udle Ottawa, Canada, x-pro 2
  8. Well that one sure way to decide which one is best for your needs. 😁
  9. We need more information about how you'll use your camera. If you are travelling I guess size and weight is important. Do you want multiple lenses or just the one. If you have Leica lenses, you probably want a camera that accepts them. Are you a rangefinder guy or SLR? Probably the x-pro 2 will come close to your Leica experience but it depends on what you want.
  10. Welcome to the forum. Based on my own experience, compromising and buying a lens based on budget for size will lead to almost instant regret. I wanted the 16mm but couldn't wait so compromised and bought the 18mm. I've regretted that ever since. Camera bags are easy to change, replacing a lens is a little more complicated.
  11. I switch from Canon 5D Mk III to the x-pro 2. I also use an x-pro 1 as a backup. I use 32mm and 18mm prime lenses.
  12. Welcome to the group from a fellow Canadian. I'm in SE Ontario the place with all that hot air, Ottawa.
  13. I recently bought an x-Pro2 and needed to use an off camera flash. I own the EF-20 and borrowed an inexpensive transmitter/receiver trigger set (FlashFire by PhotoFlex), The test button on the transmitter fired the flash but there was no communication with the camera no matter what settings I used. In fact the selector wheel didn't work for flash settings. Then I read someone's post saying change from Electronic Shutter to Mechanical Shutter. This did the trick. The selector wheel worked, I was able to modify the flash settings and more importantly the camera triggered the flash. For some reason I had to experiment with the shutter speed, 125th a sec is where I ended up. I was surprised as there are a lot of posts saying only a few trigger systems will work with X cameras. Just goes to show you never can tell.
  14. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts after you have used your new camera with this workflow (IT+LR) vs just using LR. Fuji introduced X-Raw recently, there is also Capture one's free version for Fuji to consider. I'm still looking for the process that'll give me what I'm looking for. Best of luck with your new camera.
  15. Welcome to the forum. If you are coming from the film world you're in for a surprise. The good news is that once you're adjusted to the digital aspects, you may find yourself looking to simplify things again, that's what happened to me after a 30 year gap. I think choosing the X-pro 1 and two primes is a great starting point. If you have some of your old lenses, you'll be happy to learn there are a number of adapters out there that will let you use those older lenses again.
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