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    jlmphotos got a reaction from dward in When can we expect X-T5 or X-T40?   
    Seriously?  Why?
     
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Herco in First generation Fuji X lenses on 40MP sensor body?   
    Well I don't think Fuji will be re-designing lenses for a higher MP sensor.  At least I don't think so.  I do remember the days when I used my Nikon bevy of lenses on my D300, D700 and D3 which were 12mp cameras and then upgraded to the 36mp D800E beast.  Honestly, other than having to manually fine-tune each lens to the D800 I did not see any degradation in image quality.  But, these were all Nikon lenses; I'm not sure how third party lenses would have fared back then as I didn't own any.  Personaly, if I were to by the XH-2, I would have no qualms whatsoever using ANY of my Fuji lenses with the upgraded 40MP Body.
     
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    jlmphotos reacted to AZWolf in Capture One, DxO, X Raw Studio   
    This is interesting. Similar to you, I have close to 300K images cataloged in LR as I have yet to find a better database. I'm diligent about key-wording so I can find any image or shoot I need in a second or two.
    I start my workflow in Photo Mechanic for a couple reasons: 1. It's super fast. 2. When key-wording and rating in PM, it writes to both the RAW and JPEG (I shoot raw+jpeg) which the LR import module does not do.
    I plan to try a migration of my LR images to ON1 Photo Raw and C1 to see how they do. Based on others' experiences I sort of expect C1 to fail but in talking with ON1 I think Photo Raw should be able to handle it. The question is how it will perform once there are a few hundred thousand images cataloged. I'll post my results here once I do it.
    So do you do your culling and rating in C1 along with the editing? And then move them to your "Roundtrip" folder for subsequent import/cataloging into LR?
    Thanks for the input.
    Happy shooting!
    Joel
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from AZWolf in Capture One, DxO, X Raw Studio   
    I use LR for minimal adjustments and mostly for the digital asset management.  I have over 250,000 images in LR right now.  However, I use Capture One Pro for 95% of all my editing needs.  My jpegs (from my GFX50r) are 40mb, and the TIFF's from raw are 310mb in size.  My XT files are much smaller.
    I have folders set up in LR (which are actually on my desktop) where I drop files into.  Then I open C1Pro and sync that folder which I have set as a preset in C1Pro.  Once I'm done processing in C1, I export into another folder called "Roundtrip from C1Pro which is also a default in C1pro and in LR.  Back in LR, I then synch that folder and any jpegs and tiffs I generated are dropped in there.  I can then move the finished images to the library for cataloging, keywording etc.  Sounds complicated but I have it setup automatically and it works flawlessly for me.
    Hope this helps.
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    jlmphotos reacted to Golden Oxen in 23mm f2 and 27mm f2.8   
    Great underrated lens. Wonderful bargain price with the kit as well.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Klaus Armitter in Laowa 17mm F4 for the GFX   
    Hey everyone,  Hope everyone is safe and well.  I'd like to know if anyone here has any experience with the Laowa 17mm F4 for the GFX system.  I'd like to know how it would handle on my 50R.  I've been looking at the Laowa in order to save about a grand over the 23mm Fuji lens.  Any input is appreciated.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from codeslubber in Is Fuji aware their camera remote app is broken?   
    I read how to fix it:
    delete app from phone.
    delete pairing from camera
    Shut camera off.  Restart phone.
    Download the app again and install
    go through the pairing again.
    I've done this for my X cameras and my GFX and it seems to be working well enough.  It was pretty bad after the latest Apple updates.
    Hope this helps.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from SPB in Leica Monochom envy   
    One of my VERY best friends is a Leica Guy.  I know people say these Leica guys are stuck up, and hung up on gear but not my good friend.  He's a photographer.  Has taken, dropped, had repaired, shot, got wet, etc EVERY one of his six Leica bodies - including the Monochrome.  The Leica store in NYC LOVE him.  He walked in last year for a Leica branded polarizer, and walked with their only cop of of a think a 90mm lens that had just come out.  It was five figures deep that one~.  He also has several 80 megapixel + higher Hassy medium formats with some serious glass.   Last Christmas he bought for each of his three sons a new Leica body and a 50mm Summicron (?) lens!  Like I said - BIG BUCKS.  He just. bought the 60 megapixel S2 MF Leica as well a few months ago - And guess what? He actually ENVIES my fuji 50r and my APC cameras!  He truly loves them but I think he's afraid of switching at this point.  
    Long story short, I do believe that FUJI will be out with a medium format Monochrome by next summer or fall.  If they do, I and my friend will be first in line!
     
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from mrPeter in Film Simulations are Worthless   
    Not sure of your age bracket but if you've ever shot film you are basically using a "film simulation". When I shot film I'd use Vericolor 120 for portraits, or Kodak Kodacrhome ISO 25 or Fuji Velvia ISO 25 pushed to ISO32 for serious colors especially greens.  As others here have said shoot jpeg + raw.  If you just want to pop JPEGS right out of the oven (don't know why anyone would do that but...) you can create your own profile and make of the image what you want.  You can make it as flat - think  F-log - or the full monty: Velvia.  You do have choices which honestly I did not when I was shooting Nikon  D300, d3, and D800/D800e years ago.
     
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    jlmphotos reacted to SPB in 50R vs X100V   
    I would add that if you only have one lens like the 50mm which I do have as well as some others - the 50R is great for some cropping of any image. Not as much naturally as the 100S, but that is expected. I will second what jlmphotos says about differences between FF and MF.
     
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from SPB in 50R vs X100V   
    Hello, and thank you for responding!  It's great to hear feedback on the feedback!  If you are financially able to go the medium format route then only you can make that decision - that is my brain speaking.  My heart says:  Hell yes!  It's an amazing camera.  Before you make that leap have you considered renting one for a few days or a week?  Yes, it will cost you, but in the longterm it might save you money as you may find it's not for you.  I have to agree with Herco whereas if you are not going to print BIG then no worries.  I've printed gorgeous 30 x 20's with much smaller cameras.  Again: it boils down to technique more than anything else.  If you are pursuing going into photography as a career a medium format camera will "future proof" you for some time to come.  There is nothing like a medium format image!  And I have to disagree with your statement that FF is like MF.  It is not.  I've shot all three formats and even looking at images on the camera display, there is a difference.  However, you go with regards to a Fuji in all honesty you can't go wrong!
    Good luck in all your future endeavors.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from SPB in 50R vs X100V   
    I have never owned a X100 series camera. I do hear they are very compact and portable, and amazing.  I have owned the "rangefinder" styl X-E1 which got my started with Fuji then I stupidly sold it and bought the XT1, XT2, and XH1.  I've always loved the X-E1 so when Fuji came out with the 50R for me it was the BEST of both worlds.  Medium Format (harking back to my Mamiya 645 AFD Film cameras) AND a rangefinder style.  Now, I've owned the 50r since November and I must say I try and use it for everything as much as possible.  I've even used the 50R to shoot a children's soccer match -- which I do not recommend LOL. Anyway, I ramble.  Except for one thing:  I love the small form factor of my X-E1 as it fit in my work briefcase so I now have the 27mm 2.8 pancake mounted on my X-T1 which is comparably tiny and carry that to the office and back.  However, there is no comparison to using the 50r.  If you can afford it, and maybe justify it's use and expense, I'd go for that.  But if you are only shooting for online purposes then it's overkill. I shoot for various agencies, plus stock doing travel and landscape and the camera will pay for itself in a matter of a year or so; plus, as a small business I can depreciate it and save some tax.  Hope that helps somewhat, but I would sit and consider what it is you want to accomplish and how to go about it.  and as you may have read in my profile I have never ever shot street, and never will as I can't stand people. LOL so I can't help. you there.  Good Luck and please let the community know what you've decided.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Shanmuga Raja in New Addition to the Family!!!   
    Last night I got my new GFX 100-200 F5.6 and here she is!  I'm so excited.  And 20 minutes after opening the box I found a dog hair on the lens!  Today, the dogs are outa here -- LOL. Just Kidding.
     
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from jerryy in New Addition to the Family!!!   
    Last night I got my new GFX 100-200 F5.6 and here she is!  I'm so excited.  And 20 minutes after opening the box I found a dog hair on the lens!  Today, the dogs are outa here -- LOL. Just Kidding.
     
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    jlmphotos reacted to aboudd in I Bought a New Fuji GFX 50r ... need a little help   
    Thanks all, for your help. 
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    jlmphotos reacted to Herco in I Bought a New Fuji GFX 50r ... need a little help   
    Provia is indeed the most standard film simulation of all. When you use that as a starting point and create a custom profile dialing down all highlight, shadow and color settings to -1 or -2 you get a very flat profile in jpegs. You can also set the screen to 'Natural Live View' in the Setup>Screen Setting menu (switch it to ON). That way it will not display film simulations on screen (just monochrome and sepia when selected).
    Note that when you select a film simulation (any) that information is also stored in the RAW file. Some RAW-convertors use that for display purposes when importing the RAW file. You can easily bypass that by selecting the required ICC profile and curve. In Capture One by default the RAW image will be displayed using the selected film simulation (camera specific ICC profile and curve on AUTO). When you want to see the pure RAW image in Capture One you should select LINEAR as a curve, You can default this in the import dialogue. 
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from georgopal in X-T3 SOOC jpgs look like they are fallen appart   
    Firstly I don't see any of your images.  Could be me, but I'm not sure.  Secondly I agree where the XT1 produces some amazing images -- I still use mine over my XH1 for certain shoots.  I also feel the High ISO on the XT1 is a bit better than the XH1.  My opinion anyway.
    As far as your issue goes I wonder if it has to do with the processing engine on the XT3 vs the XT1.  Maybe you need to tweak the recipe's to get what you want.  Have you tried that?
    Thanks
    J
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    jlmphotos reacted to jerryy in 23mm f2 and 27mm f2.8   
    whew! So then Fujifilm did not accidentally let a bunch of tsukumogami slip out of Japan.😃
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    jlmphotos reacted to jerryy in 23mm f2 and 27mm f2.8   
    So the lenses are quietly talking behind our backs. I knew I heard some grumbling the last time I closed the camera bag 😃
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from claude in Should I trade the 16-80mm for the 56mm 1.2   
    The 35 1.4 was my first lens when I went into the Fuji system in 2012 or '13.  To this day I still say:  "you'll have to pry my 35 1.4 from my cold dead fingers".  I also owned the 56 1.2. I bought it for a particular shoot.  I had three back to back portrait sessions in a beautifully lit church.  Big windows down the sides, gorgeous skylights, just wonderful afternoon light streaming in.  The 56 1.2 REFUSED to lock focus on my subjects most of the time I was using it! Very frustrating and embarrassing.   I wound up putting it away and using my 18-55 and my 35 1.4 and successfully finished my  three back to back shoots.  That was on a Sunday.  On Monday I returned the 56 1.2, and eventually I wound up with the 60mm 2.4 macro to replace it.  Now, the 60 2.4 isn't the fastest but what I purchased it for, macro work, it was fine.  BTW  I was shooting the event with my X-T2 with what at the time was the latest firmware in case you were wondering.
    That's my background with my entry into the 56 1.2.  It's a beautiful lens but just not for me.
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    jlmphotos reacted to K PRETHVIRAJ in Stick with LR or switch to Capture One?   
    wow , i wish i get successful like you too , i really want to take photography as a profession . my family business is stressful , but i just do photography as a hobby till now ,just because i love doing it , i wish it brings me revenue ,so i could do it always !. have a nice day !
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from mdm in Stick with LR or switch to Capture One?   
    No need to be a dick.  You know what:  Do what you want.  LOL some folks can't be helped. Are you sure you aren't a Nikon or Sony user?  Here's an answer for you:  Capture ONE is THE BEST RAW processor for Fuji files bar none.  LR, comes in second.  If you did YOUR homework and checked other resources on this forum you would find that to be the case.  I use C1Pro for editing, whereas I use LR for ingesting, sorting, and eventually cataloging.  This is the reason why I wouldn't pay a subscription.  Also, I'm old school; I do not want to "subscribe" to anything.  I'd rather own it (as far as the licensing allows) as opposed to renting.  Just like I own my two homes (one outside of Acadia), thre vehicles - one at my summer home, and my freakin' Cessna!  There. How's that for showing off.  I can go on if you wish....
    And if you ever need flight lessons, look me up. Jerk
     
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from K PRETHVIRAJ in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom   
    Lightroom Classic does provide for this now.  I, however switched to Capture One Pro (paid version), kicking and screaming over a year ago and I love it!  I fought myself over switching for the editing process for ever.  I still use Lightroom to catalog and for collections and only use C1Pro for my editing of the raw files.  The reason I switched over is because I saw the amazing difference between LR and C1Pro when processing the Fuji raw files.  After almost two years of editing in C1Pro I have it down to a science.  Each camera body has it's own sharpening algorithm setup so upon import in C1 the sharpening for that specific body is applied.  All I have to do then is tweak the files however I want.  As I said I fought against moving over for quite some time.  But then I downloaded the FREE Fuji version of C1 tried it and fell in love.  I then went out and bought the FULL Pro version because I decided to process my old(er) Nikon files, and my Mavic Pro DNG files through C1Pro and IMHO you can see the difference.
     
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from K PRETHVIRAJ in Stick with LR or switch to Capture One?   
    Because I shoot for Adobe Stock amongst many others, and sell over X number of images per year, I do not pay for Adobe LR or PS.  I haven't paid the the Adobe Photographers Package in four years.  I really don't want to pay monthly fees - to Adobe or worse yet, Capture One.  
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Choccy in Should I trade the 16-80mm for the 56mm 1.2   
    The 35 1.4 was my first lens when I went into the Fuji system in 2012 or '13.  To this day I still say:  "you'll have to pry my 35 1.4 from my cold dead fingers".  I also owned the 56 1.2. I bought it for a particular shoot.  I had three back to back portrait sessions in a beautifully lit church.  Big windows down the sides, gorgeous skylights, just wonderful afternoon light streaming in.  The 56 1.2 REFUSED to lock focus on my subjects most of the time I was using it! Very frustrating and embarrassing.   I wound up putting it away and using my 18-55 and my 35 1.4 and successfully finished my  three back to back shoots.  That was on a Sunday.  On Monday I returned the 56 1.2, and eventually I wound up with the 60mm 2.4 macro to replace it.  Now, the 60 2.4 isn't the fastest but what I purchased it for, macro work, it was fine.  BTW  I was shooting the event with my X-T2 with what at the time was the latest firmware in case you were wondering.
    That's my background with my entry into the 56 1.2.  It's a beautiful lens but just not for me.
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