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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from jerryy in Which exif attribute contains the shutter actuation count?   
    When researching this last night, I came across multiple references that said the image count includes both mechanical and electronic shutter actuation, and this was a Fujifilm idiosyncrasy. I recall none saying it was mechanical only.
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    itchy shutter finger reacted to Greybeard in Which exif attribute contains the shutter actuation count?   
    Yes you need to look at a file straight out of the camera and you need an Exif Viewer that shows the Fujifilm specific fields.
    Most of these fields (including the shutter count) are not documented by Fujifilm and not displayed by viewers that only show basic EXIF.
    Unless you are going to actually parse up the binary file you are going to trust a viewer of some sort.
    If you want to look at the raw exif data without uploading your file to a remote web site you can use this:
    Fujifilm Exif Viewer
    If you click on the plus sign top left you can load an image file into your browser (jpg or raw).
    The default view shows you the image and interpreted metadata - but if you right click and choose the EXIF option it shows you the entire list of EXIF tags - including Fujifilm specific - and the raw data without decoding.
    Scroll down and look at tag 1438 which is the field normally interpreted as shutter (or image) count.
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    itchy shutter finger reacted to jerryy in Which exif attribute contains the shutter actuation count?   
    Look for the EXIF key named "Image Count". You will probably have to look at the EXIF data for one of the RAF files or it may be in one of the in-camera made JPEGs.
    A lot of image processors will strip this key along with many others out of the EXIF data that does get saved to the TIFF or JPEG or ... images they create.
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    itchy shutter finger reacted to jw432 in Which exif attribute contains the shutter actuation count?   
    For an x-e3 which attribute contains the shutter actuation count?  This website tells me https://www.apotelyt.com/camera-exif/fujifilm-shutter-count a number but I cannot find that number in the Exif data.  I am simply trying to verify the value by looking at the source, not necessarily trusting a website.
    thx in advanced.
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    itchy shutter finger reacted to jmfitamant in Ken Rockwell X-T2 Review... X-T2 not really for Pro's   
    Ken Rockwell is the Chuck Norris of photography
    Ken Rockwell's camera has similar settings to ours, except his are: P[erfect] Av[Awesome Priority Tv[Totally Awesome Priority] M[ajestic]
    Ken Rockwell doesn't color correct. He adjusts your world to match his.
    Sure, Ken Rockwell deletes a bad photo or two. Other people call these Pulitzers.
    Ken Rockwell doesn't adjust his DOF, he changes space-time.
    Circle of confusion? You might be confused. Ken Rockwell never is.
    Ken Rockwell doesn't wait for the light when he shoots a landscape - the light waits for him.
    Ken Rockwell never flips his camera in portrait position, he flips the earth
    Ken Rockwell ordered an L-lens from Nikon, and got one.
    Ken Rockwell is the only person to have photographed Jesus; unfortunately he ran out of film and had to use a piece of cloth instead.
    When Ken Rockwell brackets a shot, the three versions of the photo win first place in three different categories
    Before Nikon or Canon releases a camera they go to Ken and they ask him to test them, the best cameras get a Nikon sticker and the less good get a Canon sticker
    Once Ken tested a camera, he said I cant even put Canon on this one,thats how Pentax was born
    Rockwellian policy isn't doublethink - Ken doesn't even need to think once
    Ken Rockwell doesn't use flash ever since the Nagasaki incident.
    Only Ken Rockwell can take pictures of Ken Rockwell; everyone else would just get their film overexposed by the light of his genius
    Ken Rockwell wanted something to distract the lesser photographers, and lo, there were ducks.
    Ken Rockwell is the only one who can take self-portraits of you
    Ken Rockwell's nudes were fully clothed at the time of exposure
    Ken Rockwell once designed a zoom lens. You know it as the Hubble SpaceTelescope.
    When Ken unpacks his CF card, it already has masterpieces on it.
    Rockwell portraits are so lifelike, they have to pay taxes
    On Ken Rockwell's desktop, the Trash Icon is really a link to National Geographic Magazine
    Ken Rockwell spells point-and-shoot "h-a-s-s-e-l-b-l-a-d"
    When Ken Rockwell went digital, National Geographic nearly went out of business because he was no longer phyically discarding photos
    For every 10 shots that Ken Rockwell takes, 11 are keepers.
    Ken Rockwell's digital files consist of 0's, 1's AND 2's.
    Ken Rockwell never focus, everything moves into his DoF
    Ken Rockwell's shots are so perfect, Adobe redesigned photoshop for him: all it consists of is a close button.
    The term tripod was coined after his silhouette
    Ken Rockwell never produces awful work, only work too advanced for the viewer
    A certain braind of hig-end cameras was named after people noticed the quality was a lot "like a" rockwell
    Ken Rockwell isn't the Chuck Norris of photography; Chuck Norris is the Ken Rockwell of martial arts.
    Ken Rockwell never starts, he continues
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from Goonerjr in Survey: Most Used Fuji Lenses   
    I don't think the f2 version was out when the survey was started in 2016. Perhaps Admin can update this since there are so many new lenses.
     
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from Goonerjr in X-E4 Rumor   
    I am elated to hear the X-E4 might be back on the roadmap. I am very excited the form factor lives.
    Fujifilm, please remember, the X-E is MINIMALIST. We know you can put nearly un-imaginable features in a camera, but you already did that to about a dozen other models. I think X-E users love those cameras because of what isn't on them. 
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from ronny in X-E4 Rumor   
    I am elated to hear the X-E4 might be back on the roadmap. I am very excited the form factor lives.
    Fujifilm, please remember, the X-E is MINIMALIST. We know you can put nearly un-imaginable features in a camera, but you already did that to about a dozen other models. I think X-E users love those cameras because of what isn't on them. 
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from Jim White in XE-3 sale?   
    Jim, I'll start off by saying I'm completely in the tank for the X-E3, so my opinion is anything but objective.
    When I came to Fujifilm, I selected the X-E3 very carefully to suit my specific needs and best value. I was careful to NOT compare the X-E3 to other models because every model matches a different set of needs.
    In that regard, I never compared the X-E3 ergonomics to another Fujifilm model, with or without the D-Pad. However, I migrated from Nikon where I did have a D-Pad, and I do not miss it at all on the X-E3. In fact, I find X-E3 ergonomics to be optimal; I really don't think they can any more efficient than they are. For me, I think the addition of a D-Pad would actually slow me down. In shopping for a spare body, I rejected the X-E2s because of the D-Pad and placement of the other buttons. It just felt clumsy to me compared to the X-E3. 
    I believe the X-E3 at $500 USD is one of the best value opportunities in the market. I am buying another X-E3 at this price, so I'm putting my money where my mouth is.
    And my hope for the upcoming X-E4? I just hope it's the X-E3 just as it is.
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from le boecere in X-E4 Rumor   
    I am elated to hear the X-E4 might be back on the roadmap. I am very excited the form factor lives.
    Fujifilm, please remember, the X-E is MINIMALIST. We know you can put nearly un-imaginable features in a camera, but you already did that to about a dozen other models. I think X-E users love those cameras because of what isn't on them. 
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from le boecere in Please Fuji, come back...   
    This would be my opinion.
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    itchy shutter finger reacted to andrei89 in Please Fuji, come back...   
    i think there are still many more pure photographers out there (only interested in photos, that is) than hybrid shooters
    however, the latter are quite vocal and the platform they're on - youtube - is encouraging video rather than photo shooting whereas photographers have many platforms on which to show their work but none are even at half the level youtube is at, meaning monetisation, encouraging originality, dealing with fraud and so on
    that is why, in my opinion, all camera companies have to and will embrace video features to be able to sell their products (forget leica, they are too niche)...we who don't care about video just have to suck it up
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    itchy shutter finger reacted to le boecere in Will there be a Fujifilm XE 4?   
    As the X-Pro2 is larger and heavier than the X-Pro1, and the X-Pro3 is larger and heavier than the X-Pro2; I would have every reason to believe that an X-Pro4 will be even larger and heavier than the X-Pro3.  Isn't the X-Pro line getting quite a bit larger than your (our) X-E2?  And, doesn't that make the imagined X-Pro4-5&6 no longer even comparable to the right-sized X-E series?
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from le boecere in Will there be a Fujifilm XE 4?   
    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.......   
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from Robr in Starting to get a little discouraged with my food photography. Can Fuji X compete with DSLR? Critique requested.   
    Is this thread still a thing? I know I'm late to the party, but after looking at all that food, I feel compelled to comment. But first, I must say, many compliments to Chef! Your food looks awesome. As the second post notes, this is real food, not the staged stuff. 
    I'm probably not smart enough to just stay out of this, especially since the thread is so old. However, I looked at all your photos on Flickr, and noticed a couple things. First, I see that every shot was in Auto Exposure mode, and your metering mode varied some. Your lighting also seemed to vary from ambient to occasional flash, although I didn't see any utilizing TTL. 
    I haven't photographed any food, but I've done some product shots for my wife's craft endeavors. As a starting point for a shoot, I would suggest the following:
    If you're having trouble matching your lens to the framing in a manner that suits you, consider a small telephoto, but from what I see, your 50 mm lens should do OK. Put your camera in Manual mode. You'll need to know more about the scene than your camera does. Set your metering to Multi mode. Use a good speedlight off-camera with an umbrella or softbox.  A light stand for your key light, and a tripod for the camera. Have a white reflector or two to control the shadows. Set the aperture wide open for framing only. Set the shutter to sync speed, or slower. Set the flash on manual at 1/4 power, and face it into the umbrella. Now set the aperture to f8 or f11. You won't be able to see the shot well, but the flash is now essentially your exposure, shutter speed, and key light. Take a test shot and evaluate. Move the flash power and/or compensate it until you get an exposure that suits you. If you don't want to go so far as the umbrella, you can probably do well bouncing the flash and using a reflector or two. You also mentioned you're working in a small space. I find using Camera Remote works well when you can't huddle around the camera body. Once you get a composition and light coverage you like, make the flash power the fine tuning for the exposure.
    I don't see a scenario such that the flash will do a good job on-camera. It needs to be off. Did you get an EF-X8 flash with your camera? I find that little flash in Commander mode works extremely well triggering any larger flash with an optical slave mode.
    I hope this helps literally anyone, but I can't write more right now; I'm going to the OP's website to look at more food right now.
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from dward in Who's opinion do you most trust on Youtube about Fuji?   
    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. 
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    itchy shutter finger reacted to andrei89 in Will there be a Fujifilm XE 4?   
    i kind of also think it's bull...considering they moved the x-t4 more towards video and the x-pro3 is very very niche with that weird screen...although fuji know their numbers best...
    i don't get why the viewfinder has to be on top and in the middle? especially on mirrorless...is it just for the looks?
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    itchy shutter finger reacted to LPPhoto in Will there be a Fujifilm XE 4?   
    I have an X-E2 and X-E3 though, truth be told, it's the X-E3 that gets the use as my third Fujifilm camera is an X-Pro 2 and there's an X-T4 on order. I'm a professional… have been for, dare I say it, fifty years. So…
    I love the X-E3 because it reminds me of my old Leica CL, a wonderful little camera I used through the 70's into the 80's. Small, quiet, unobtrusive, it, like the X-E3, was a great little street shooter.
    I join you in mourning the passing of the X-E cameras. I know mine will be in use until they give up the ghost.
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from cup4sharks in How much difference does "in camera image stabilization" make?   
    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.
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from JBrew in Pre-packaged lens wipes on a camera lens   
    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. 
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from Drunken Monk in Bought an x-pro3, want an x100v   
    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.   
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from cbimages.uk in X-T30 showing incorrect exposure in Shutter priority   
    I agree with cbimages' comment about the unsuitable aperture. Additionally, the 1/4000 shutter speed and ISO 100 seem unsuitable to me for a low light situation. As a starting point, I would try something like ISO 1600 and a shutter speed of 1/60 in order to get the aperture into the lens' serviceable range, then adjust from there.
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from jerryy in Charging X-T30 Battery   
    WOW! I stand corrected BIG TIME!
    jerryy is absolutely right, and I apologize for the errant information. I will be more careful of any future assumptions.  
    Furthermore, I checked the supplied accessories of a few other cameras, and the X-T30, X-T3, and X-PRO3 are all different in their charging accessories.
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    itchy shutter finger got a reaction from JBrew in Charging X-T30 Battery   
    WOW! I stand corrected BIG TIME!
    jerryy is absolutely right, and I apologize for the errant information. I will be more careful of any future assumptions.  
    Furthermore, I checked the supplied accessories of a few other cameras, and the X-T30, X-T3, and X-PRO3 are all different in their charging accessories.
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    itchy shutter finger reacted to jerryy in Charging X-T30 Battery   
    You may want to check your box again, the X-T30 does NOT come with the older external charger that the older cameras had included, it does have an ac adapter and cable that you plug into the camera to charge the battery.
    Li-ion battery NP-W126S
    AC power adapter
    Plug Adapter
    USB cable
    Shoulder strap
    Body cap
    Strap clip
    Protective cover
    Clip attaching tool
    Owner's manual
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