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  1. I had similar issue the first month I was shooting with my 50r. But, I believe it was due to the extreme cold I was in -- zero degrees F to about 25 degrees. I had to keep shutting it off and turning it back on. This went on for a couple of days but as I was on location I had no choice but to follow the procedure. I was debating returning it once I got back home. After a few days though it just stopped and it hasn't happened to me in over three years now. Not sure why they do that. I believe my XT2 also had that issue when I first got it as well back in 2016.
  2. Amazon has various styles of eyecups for the Fuji series. They are easy on / easy off. I've replaced them on my Xt1, Xt2, and Xh1.
  3. Just as an FYI: I did not ready ANYONE ELSE's comments here recently since there was an individual here back in January that was a total tool. I have been a LR user since version 1A BETA in 2006-7. I love Lightroom. However once I switched to Fuji in 2012 I was always looking for an alternate processing method such as Iridienet Developer, Luminar, etc because LR just did not cut it - with the worms, and the sharpening issues. I LOVE LR for the catalog feature but most if not all of my Fuji raws are processed in C1Pro. I've been using Capture One Pro for about three years and IMHO it is the BEST processor for Fuji Raw files. I have a pretty slick workflow to upload my images to LR, cull there, then transition the raws I want to work on over to C1Pro. Once I'm done there, I have a very simple export to move them back into LR. Hope that helps. J
  4. When I used the 50r for a couple of years I used my 2012 iMac 27" with 1TB HD, and 16GB of Ram as well as my 2014 MacBook Air with 8G of Ram and 256G HD Was it the best? For me it was. I shoot both JPEG & RAW at all times - and the files loaded fast enough. The most I ever loaded at one time was over 9,000 files after a month in Colorado. Does it take some time? YES. But since I'm not a run and gun guy and am retired and don't do weddings or events any more I don't mind the wait as I have other things to do. Now that I have the 100s those machines listed above just CHOKE. They do work, but you need the patience of a saint plus don't even think about doing HDR/photo merges, etc. Not happening. Since I bought my 100s I've switched to a 2020 iMac 27" 5k retina with 16G of RAM. I find the 100s files quite zippy - and I"m talking about the raw files as after I review the jpegs to decide what I want to keep/edit I chuck most of them. My iMac is a intel I-core 5 which at the time was the basic model available. Initially I bought it for my spouse to do her work on which is why I did not get more ram. Had I known I would move my work flow to her iMac I would maybe have purchased more memory. But, so far, I've done the 400MP stitching, photo merges, etc in LR and Photoshop, and I use Capture One for my post-processing and I am extremely happy. Another item which I started using at the beginning of the year for the 50r and the 100s files is my iPad Pro. I find that device to be a beautiful piece of equipment that I use both at home and on the road. It's smooth, great and true color reproduction and FAST on JPEG's and RAW. Since I only have the 512G version I use USBC Samsung Externals when needed. In a four weeks I'm headed to Alaska and the Arctic for two months to shoot travel and stock. I'm not taking my laptop - only my iPad Pro. I love working on it and have developed a workflow that works for me. I'm packing two Samsung T5 SSD 1TB externals, plus two Lacie Rugged 1TB externals for storage and backup. If I need additional storage I can pickup another external pretty much anywhere until I go to the more remote locations. Hope that helps.
  5. That's correct. Its incremental. You adjust. I use it all the time, and it works great. I'm usually at F11 - F16 range
  6. Regardless of what is in front of the sensor. When folks say they scratched the sensor, it's the actual glass on the front of the sensor that is actually scratched. However, those are wafers of glass on glass. So when the glass is scratched the entire unit is replaced, not just what's in front. It's more cost effective as far as material and labor to do it this way unfortunately. I used to clean my Fuji Finepix S1 pro and S2 pro (dslr's from 2002-2006) with a lens wipe cloth wrapped around the handle of a Wendy's plastic knife. Yes, a knife, not a spoon, not a fork. It literally covered the sensor PERFECTLY. Neat little trick. Good Luck!
  7. Agree with BCE except sending it to Fuji. Most likely the sensor is water damaged, and the motherboard is fried. I fried my XT2 in salt water. This happened in 2018 and Fuji wanted like $600US to repair. I wasn't that in love with it and besides there will be corrosion inside the crevasses and buttons etc. Look for another body. and I have to ask what happened to the lens?
  8. if you are sticking w Fuji either the 100-400, or the fairly new 70-300, as on the aps sensor it'll provide 105-450 range
  9. Dont. know of any but the 27mm 2.8 - either the original (which I own) or the revamped one with WR are amazing! I usually have it glued on my old(er) XT1 and it literally fits in my pant pockets
  10. I'm headed to Alaska and the Arctic circle for two months starting in a few weeks and I was truly hoping the GFX 20-35mm was released. Truly hoping... Unfortunately it doesn't look that way.
  11. Even though I can't offer a solution other than what others have stated here, I will say I bought this lens and used it for it's first official event. I was photographing three christenings back-to-back in the same church. The church was extremely well late in afternoon light with large windows down both sides, and skylights running down the center. Very well lit. The 56mm on my XT2 would not lock focus. It was absolutely miserable experience. I switched to using my 35 1.4, and my 18-55 and breezed through the three events! So, my experience with the 56 1.2 has not been positive at all and I would never own that lens. This particular event was on a Sunday, and I returned the lens on Monday morning and have never looked back Heck, I've used the slow and noisy 60mm 2.4 with better results than the 56... That was my experience with the 56mm.
  12. Could it be the memory card you are using? Have you tried different ones?
  13. If you just received the camera, and already have dead pixels I would send it back for another one. In all my years shooting Fuji, since 2012, I've only mapped twice and that was on my XT2 from 2016. IMHO you should not have to do this on an out-of-box camera.
  14. I have been using my iPad Pro instead of my MacBook Air for travel. Even uploading the JPEG's from the 100s and the 50r It's super fast! I LOVE not having to schlep a laptop, and charger. I edited this note to say that I use two SamSung T5 SSD's to store my JPEG's and RAW's. I the upload "most' of the JPEG's to my iPad which has 1TB of internal storage. Once Im done reviewing the images on the iPad, I usually delete many of the JPEG"S and am ready for the next days shooting. I also have synching back to LR turned off as the medium format files quickly clog up the transfer so I don't bother.
  15. Love this image in B&W. I've seen similar in color but not so much in B&W. Thanks for sharing.
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