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Everything posted by jlmphotos

  1. That's what I hear - from Ken and others. 13mm = about 20mm in FF which is pretty nice. I used to have the Nikon 20mm F1.8 (I think it was) when I shot with my Nikon 800e's. Now THAT was an excellent lens.
  2. I agree w Olaf. The 18-55 is an EXCELLENT lens that will allow you to explore what you like to shoot, and what you wish to accomplish going forward. Fuji has many excellent lenses available - and several "Red Badge" lenses that are pricier. I'd work with the 18-55 for a while as you determine what you like to do, and in what lighting you need/like to work in. The lighting issue will determine if you need the faster aperture lenses or not. Best of luck and let us know as you progress.
  3. I own two copies of the 18-55 and I just checked mine. Neither one DOES NOT make any clicking noises. Is it affecting the pictures/videos? Sorry about that but it "may" be an issue.
  4. https://www.fuji-x-forum.com/forum/44-fuji-gfx-100s/ Try this one
  5. Very, very nice! So it's actually summer in your country (?). This coming summer for us in the US I'm headed out on a two month photo journey into the Yukon Territories and the Arctic Circle of northern Canada and Alaska. Taking my GFX50r, plus my XH1. I "hope" to have the 100s by that time as well, but we'll see. I have the 30mm F3.5. It's relatively light weight which is why I bought it over the 23. Plus if need be I can shoot vertical pano's. But the 23 is a fine lens.
  6. Interesting... Have you heard back from Fuji? I'm curious. I had that happen on a finepix S2Pro back in the day and Fuji (Edison NJ) where I dropped it off wound up replacing the sensor and shutter assembly free of charge as it fell under their "Pro Services" back then. Bt that was 17 years ago. Best of Luck!
  7. Make sure you are not using electronic shutter for starters. Let us know.
  8. The GFX 45mm F2.8 in FF equivalent is a 35mm F2.0 lens. I use that lens and it's one of Fuji's BEST in my opinion and many others. Might want to check that one out. I own the original APC 35 1.4 (bought it in 2012) for my X series of bodies- that lens in FF is a 52.5mm lens... And you'd have to pry it from my cold, dead fingers to take it away from me. A 35mm 1.4 for the GFX would convert to a 27.3 mm in FF, or say 27mm to round it off. Hope that helps. But, I would check out the 45 2.8. It's fantastic! J
  9. 50R, 30mm, 28 seconds, F7.1, ISO 100. Four shot stacked image to maximize depth of field
  10. Sorry to hear you are having those issues. Have you complained to Fuji Corporate?
  11. My experience with Fuji in Edison NJ, USA has been nothing short of EXCEPTIONAL going back to my FinepixS1 Pro and Finepix S2 Pro's which were basically frankencameras - Nikon lens mounts and Fuji parts. I've dropped the cameras off there to have shutter replaced on a Thursday, and got it back on Monday. Free.
  12. Henry's camera. Roberts Camera and eBay are my go-to's. I second Tonyo1's advice of only selling to and buying from US folks.
  13. Well I went and bought the lens from B&H for US $999.00 instead of the 1199.00 the lens is listed for. I received it, I tested it, and I promptly returned it the next day. The lens looked great on my 50R. It felt solid in the hand. The fit and finish was very, very nice. The aperture ring had a nice solid, but subdued quiet click. If only the the lens performed as well as it looked and felt. Unfortunately my copy of my lens was, in my opinion, sucky. It was very, very soft in the middle, upper portion of the frame as well as the lower middle section. Also, two of the corners were so smeared, even at F11 that I just couldn't deal with it or fix it in LR or Capture One. I tested the lens on a tripod at F4, F5.6, f8, f11 and f16. I found F8 to be the sharpest - it even reduced the smearing in all four corners. However, even though I knew it was manual focus only, and I knew the aperture would not record into the EXIF, that plus the fact the lens was not sharp at all was a no go for me. I'm headed out for a week to Cape Cod and Nantucket Island and I was really looking forward to using an ultra wide on my GFX. I suppose I'll just use my XH1 with my Zeiss 12mm (18mm equiv in FF) for now. That's my short and sweet review of the lens. I really, really wanted to like it and keep it but unfortunately it was way too soft for me.
  14. Aaaaaha! I knew that! Just Kidding. But that's great news for you.
  15. Could be the sound of the IBIS on, or the camera is set to continuous auto focus. Easy enough to narrow down by turning the IBIS off first, and/or turning the focus to single from continuous.
  16. Check the mounting plate on the rear of the 18-55. Make sure the screws are tight. Sometimes they come loose, and will interfere with mounting. I have two copies of the 18-55 and my one copy has had that happen due to constant use. I would also clean the contact points on the lens just for sh*ts and giggles. Doesn't sound like it's the camera body itself if other lenses work. Let us know how you make out.
  17. You know those Sigma lenses are not that good. Is it a budgetary thing? I can understand that. But if it's not I'd look at the new 35-70, or even the 45-100. Yes, they are slower in the aperture range but you'll have auto focusing, plus 100% comparability with the 50R.
  18. If the camera was in for service and if ANYTHING was done to or around the sensor or shutter (including replacement) the counter will reset to zero. I've had this happen at Fuji service when I was shooting with e S1Pro and S2 Pro Fuji cameras. The capacitor should hold a charge. You need to leave the battery in and hopefully the tiny battery should recharge. If not, you may have to send it in for service. Back to the zero shutter count if as I said service worked on or around the shutter/sensor and it was reset, that's ok as long as the camera works as it should. I would go out and shoot the piss out of it and make sure it works as it should before you depend on it for any shoots, or travels. Good Luck, and please let us know the results.
  19. Thank you for the link. I was hoping for end-user experience.
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