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  1. There are a few guys I regard as both knowledgeable and friendly toward Fujifilm gear. Theora Apophosis, Omar Gonzales, Bigheadtaco, Three Blindmen and an Elephant, and the Fuji Guys all come to mind. Of those, Ken Wheeler (Theora Apophosis) stands out for me with his technical acumen, and he has even written an ebook on Fujifilm gear. He is not palatable to everyone, as he is very blunt, and not apologetic for it.
  2. I think Fujifilm was seeking to mimic form factors popular with photographers of yesteryear. They certainly have the engineering chops to put a viewfinder anywhere they want; I wouldn't doubt one of those guys has an X-T4 on his desk with a wireless hi-res viewfinder in a pair of Virtual Reality game glasses.
  3. I've never been pro, although I considered it briefly as I contemplated a career change in 2004. I retired a year ago, and decided I was going to to be a very active enthusiast of creative photography the rest of my life. I'm monogamous by nature; I used my Nikon FE for 37 years before going digital with the X-E3. I just ordered a new X-E3, so I will have a spare, but I will be forever chaffed by the fact that I can never replace them. I will remain a Fuji customer, and while I am very impressed by Fujifilm's recent accomplishments, I invite all the photographers on this thread to join me in voicing a great big "RASPBERRIES" to Fujifilm for leaving this form factor, and by extension, us, in their rear view mirror. I feel betrayed, abandoned, and disappointed that Fujifilm failed to make this a viable form factor. Alright, I'm going back to my room again.......
  4. Well, we just got the answer to this question. As reported on Fuji Rumors 3 March 2020, the X-Ex line is discontinued. Done. Finis. Auf wiedersehen. I am really upset over this. To force upon me unnecessary features is no appeasement to denying me brilliant simplicity. I understand the decisions they make as a business; apparently, they are less tolerant of the decisions I make as a photographer. I'm going to my room now. Leave me alone. And get off my lawn......
  5. Hi Alex, I've been shooting 42 years now, albeit all amateur. When I started out in 1978, automatic exposure was just coming of age, and most of the major brands were using aperture priority. Canon tried to appeal more to action photographers with shutter priority. Flash guys were relegated to manual only. At least that's how I remember it. Back then, cameras had one auto mode and manual mode. Nearly all formal training was done on manual mode only. Today's phenomenal cameras have it all, and on top of all that, many have the capability to identify scenes, faces, and eyes, and do some subject tracking. Throw in autofocus, and it can be overwhelming at first. Now add video ........... Today, I think many pro-tographers (see what I did there?) use aperture priority for relatively still subjects, and the action guys use shutter priority. I use flash mostly, so I'm on manual most of the time. To actually answer your question, I would use aperture priority for your landscape work, and shutter priority for your action work. It furthermore sounds like you need to get more familiar with the autofocus and metering modes of your camera to capture stellar action shots. I recall watching a few YouTube videos by FujiFilm X-Photographer Dan Bailey on shooting action. I recommend them for your bike work.
  6. Do they appear overexposed visually, or does editing software measure them as overexposed?
  7. As I watch update after update and new model after new model, I wonder the same thing. I also wonder how driven I might be to buy such a new model. I get excited at all the new announcements, but as they occur, I realize two things: first, much of the new improvements are already in the X-E3*; and second, I don't need any of those new features. I like my X-E3 just as it is, except for a missing quick menu option that annoys me. * = well, that was true for awhile for firmware items, but many of the new hardware features are pretty amazing. As for what an X-E4 might be, all I can think of is the is the higher power sensor/processor for better autofocus and video. Anything more, and they will crossing over into more premium models that already exist. I'm thinking of another body for family members to use, but if I had an X-E3 and X-E_something_else to choose from, I would likely select the X-E3 again, maybe in black this time.
  8. Do the X-Pro trigger and the V1 flash have the same pin arrangements?
  9. Just a really wild guess here, but have you been playing with large indicators? If so, try changing back to small indicators and turn the camera off, then back on. Perhaps even try a firmware reset.
  10. Good luck figuring that out. I've been bragging for six months how the X-E3 checks all my boxes, and I seek no other Fuji body style. Then the X100V showed up. This will be even harder for you since the X100V gets so close to the X-Pro3. At the end of the day, the difference, besides the obvious lens situation, is right in the name - X-PRO3. This camera has pro features, and is made tough enough for hard core pro use. Titanium is an order of magnitude tougher metal than aluminum. Then there is the dual card slots. I generally regard weather sealing a pro feature, and then the X100V came along and said "hold my beer - no, wait, SPILL my beer!" But there is a siren call of some sort coming from the X100V.
  11. cup4sharks - Have you worked any on shooting technique to minimize the hand shake? I learned a very long time ago that deep breath-exhale-hold-SHOOT is a technique that worked well for me at photography, shooting firearms, shooting bow and arrow, bowling, and even hammering nails. I just turned 66, and I can you with certainty I am not as steady as I once was, but I can still shoot 1/30 without OIS using this technique. My wife has the same issue as you - she has never been able to shoot a clear photo, and this is working for her now. I don't have a Fuji body with IBIS, but I have three lenses with OIS, and the extra latitude for still shots is significant. I don't shoot video, so I can't comment on that.
  12. This may be a long shot, but do you still get the noise with the lens in manual focus mode? I've heard of the sound of the autofocus motors getting picked up by microphones.
  13. Hmmmm........the vendor website you link says these are safe on non-coated glass. Nearly all photo lenses are coated. Also take note that the towelettes are made of paper, which is probably the reason for the warning about lens coating. Safety eyewear is usually hardened, and therefore compatible with this product, but I did in fact damage the coating on a pair of safety glasses using this very product. The coating took on a mottled appearance after a while. I know a lot of credible photographers use similar products, but I am reticent to use them on photo lenses. The materials I use to clean photo lenses are not expensive - isopropyl alcohol and cotton Q-tips. I imagine you could also use clean cotton cloth instead of Q-tips, but I find the Q-tips to work pretty efficiently.
  14. The photographer has a style that seems a little obtrusive in the quest for candor. Knowing the value the Japanese culture places on respect, I think Fujifilm leaned to the side of caution. Good business judgment, in my opinion. That said, it's been 24 hours since the X100V, and I still have chills and shakes. And my voice is trembling. Gotta have one. In black. Not until April. DOH!
  15. Is the camera in manual mode? Is HSS turned off on both the camera menu and the flash menu? Is the firmare up to date? I recall one of the X-T2 updates improved radio flash control. Is the flash trigger firmware up to date? It occurs to me that when the flash is in HSS, it is expecting to flash at lower power multiple times....I don't know why this would affect only one camera, but I'm still thinking...........
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