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  1. Hi, I have an X-T30 and have just got a few ND filters. I’ve yet to try them out but just wondering how to focus with them, particularly the 10 stop? If I use auto focus or back button focus before adding the filter, as soon as I take my finger off the button has the camera unlocked the focus? Sorry for such a stupid question but it’s been confusing me and I haven’t found a clear answer on google.
  2. Hi Jerry, Thanks for your helpful reply! I’ll check these out. I’m happy to spend a little more if it’s good quality. Im not buying an L plate for the extra grip but just to make it easier to use with my tripod so I don’t have to screw and unscrew the plate all the time.
  3. Hi, I had a quick search for this and couldn’t see anything so apologies if it’s been posted before. I have an X-T30 which I love, but the one thing that annoys me is the tripod plate needs to be removed to access the battery compartment. I’ve seen a few l brackets which allow access to the battery compartment. I have a Peak Design tripod, so the plate needs to be unscrewed with a little key and it’s just a pain. Can anyone recommend an l bracket which is compatible with the X-T30, allows access to the battery compartment, is decent quality and doesn’t add too much bulk? I’d appreciate it if you could send your recommendations. Thank you 😊
  4. Love your bee photo! Which lens did you take it with? I captured a busy bee recently too but can’t upload the photo as it says it’s too big 😔
  5. I wouldn’t expect too much from my photos, I’m very amateur and I’m lucky if they’re in focus 😂 I love my XT30 and got it with the 18-55mm lens. I’m happy with it so far and for a ‘kit lens’ it seems really well made and good quality. I’m thinking of a 35mm prime next and perhaps a wide angle after that.
  6. Hi 🙂 I had a Canon 100D which was my first camera and I recently got an XT30. I feel I use it a lot more than my Canon and really like it so far. Im still in a bit of a dilemma about which software to use. I’m used to using Lightroom and find it’s better value for money than Capture One as it has mobile apps and offers Photoshop etc. too. Ive got the free version of Capture One but have only used it a couple of times. I think I prefer the interface of Lightroom.
  7. Great photo. I’m getting used to using manual mode and really like my Fuji so far. I find I’m more inclined to take it out with me compared to my old camera I have a video call this week with a Fuji guy to go through any queries. Great service to offer and I think it’ll be really useful.
  8. Hi, Thank you so much for your reply. At the moment, I have the Capture One Express free version. I tried it yesterday with some Fuji RAW files and they definitely look much better initially than they do in LR. They did take a long time to load though and I didn't have that many images so not sure why that was. 🤔 I also struggled with exporting them to JPEG as the file sizes were absolutely massive. I had to read an article on how to adjust the sizing and then try exporting them again. I didn't mind the interface of Capture One but prefer LR, maybe it's because I'm more used to it. I was only using the free version of Capture One. I did check out my Fuji RAW files in LR and if you zoom in to the detailed areas the 'worms' are so horrible and the file didn't look as good. I have watched a video on YouTube explaining how to adjust the sharpening in LR and the results looked good, but the image used was a portrait shot. I'm not sure if the same technique applies to other photos, like landscape, for example. I haven't tried it out yet but will give it a go and see if it helps. So far I'm still torn between sticking with LR or moving to Capture One. LR seems better value for money as you get the whole Creative Cloud for £9.99 a month and it includes apps for your phone or iPad. As far as I'm aware the subscription version of Capture One for Fuji is the same price. Buying the full version may be more cost effective in the long run but it depends how much upgrades cost and how frequent/necessary they are. Thanks again for your help.
  9. Thanks for the tip 🙂 My plan was to shoot only in RAW but if I can’t zoom in enough I’ll try RAW and JPEG. I might need to get a bigger memory card!
  10. Interesting. I already use LR so if the Fuji RAW files look ok I’ll just stick with it. I think in areas of high detail there can be a lot of artefacts and ‘worms’ which don’t look very nice. I’m not sure how easy it is to sort that out in LR, especially as I’m very amateur. Apparently it’s due to the Fuji sensor and LR doesn’t process it so well. I’m getting my camera next week so will see what I think Really excited to get out photographing with it. I’ve watched YouTube videos about the focusing and it looks really good. Maybe for once my photos will be in focus 😂 Do you always use the EVF, screen or a mix of both? On my Canon I mostly use the viewfinder but that’s mainly to save battery.
  11. I haven’t heard of that, interesting. I use Lightroom very tentatively and only do the basics. I have heard that it doesn’t handle Fuji RAW files so well but I’m going to see what they’re like before I think about switching to a different program. I need to work on my photography, I’m very amateur and just do it as a hobby. I’m hoping that the Fuji system with the dials will make me think about each part and hopefully improve my skills.
  12. Nice to see someone else from Scotland on here. 🙂 I keep meaning to visit Dundee to check out the V&A, the building looks really cool. My XT30 is arriving next week and I’m so excited to try it out, I’ve never used mirrorless before. I’ve had an entry level Canon for a few years so this should be a big upgrade! If you have any tips please send them my way.
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