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    jlmphotos reacted to JLing in Love Your Fujifilm Lenses? Keep Away From DUST!   
    My condolences...
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Blacksheep in Love Your Fujifilm Lenses? Keep Away From DUST!   
    @Aswald:  Please. Go take some photos.  LOL.  Really.  Stop playing with the lenses, and flashlights and for Gods sakes stop cleaning them.   I am using a camera bag that has crap-loads of sand from the beach- going on three months now; plus lots of dog hair from my dog that passed away in November last year.  Oh, and I think my lunch one day may have partially spilled in the bag.  Oh well...
    I've yet to clean it.  And quite frankly, I don't care.  I just go out and shoot.
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    jlmphotos reacted to Max_Elmar in XT1 Weather Seal Issues Anyone?   
    I don't think this is a weather seal issue. There is absolutely nothing "Weather Resistant" about any camera when you take the lens off. That's what 2nd bodies are for. Yes "Weather Resistant" is a marketing term. It's not quite meaningless, but expecting it to resist "a few hours of heavy rain with nothing to cover my camera" is wishful thinking at best. All this is why IPX ratings were invented.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from vicmay in XT-1 sensor and dust   
    Doubtful.  Sensor spots would show up when you stop down the aperture.  Normally, unless the sensor is pretty filthy they won't show up at wider apertures UNLESS you crank up the contrast in post.  At least that's been my experience.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from CRAusmus in GET A GRIP: Cheap Vertical Grip for X-T1, the EACHSHOT VG-XT1 ($63 – €83 – £60)   
    I've used Zeikos third-party grips on my D300, D700, ,and D800.  THEY ARE THE BEST!  For the price, I can replace them 6 or 7 times over for the price of the "official" Nikon one in case I drop it.  And drop it I have!!!  I was photographing a destination wedding at El Morro in Old San Juan and I dropped my D700 with the Grip.  The noise inside one of the rooms we were in was deafening; the grip plastic as it is, splattered everywhere.  But guess what:  It continued to work, and still works to this day almost three years later -- only bad part is I can't get it wet because the innards are exposed and will short if water gets in there.  I'm just keeping it around to see how far this dinged, broken, cracked thing will go!
    I've been considering buying the $60 grip on Amazon for my X-T1 but I'm not sure I want the extra bulk, plus I have a base plate with a very nice grip, and arca plate and don't want to be putting that on and taking it off.  What to do.... What to do....
    J
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Ektachrome in First Image, First Light   
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    jlmphotos reacted to flysurfer in Your X Lens wishlist   
    This sounds like a rather self-absorbed statement, and it's also pretty distasteful display of verbal non-manners. Luckily, each member of "the world" is perfectly able to decide on their own what lenses they need.
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    jlmphotos reacted to flysurfer in Your X Lens wishlist   
    Hoping for an X-T2 with XF200mmF2 and 1.4x / 2x converters. I'll put those to good use for sure.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from heliosfan in Your X Lens wishlist   
    Well, Other than a new X-T2 with 24mp or higher I'm very happy with my lenses.
    I own the Zeiss 12, the 18-55 (outstanding), the 35 1.4, and the 55-200.
    I got into the mirror less Fuji in order to cut back on the weight that I was carrying around so these lenses pretty much wraps it up for me unless something amazing crops up.  The 90, 120, none of those light my fire.  Before I purchased the 55-200 I seriously considered the 50-140 but due to the size and weight, I decided to opt for the 55-200 and "put up" with minor annoyances of it missing focus on occasion, and that "are you happy to see me" lens protrusion when racked out to 200mm.  
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from olli in New Years Day reveler - Portland Maine   
    New Years Day Leftover Reveller by Jorge Moro, on Flickr
     
    Fuji X-T1, 35mm 1.4 @ 2.5, 1/600th
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from CRAusmus in First Image, First Light   
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    jlmphotos reacted to dacalac in Let’s Drop The RUMOR-BOMB: Fujifilm is forging a MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERA (Source Right in Past)   
    Here's their old MF Rangefinder (the GW690iii with an M6)
     

     
    Kinda looks like an X-Pro1 on steroids.  
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from x-tc in First Image, First Light   
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from spongeee in Oh My Gosh! Just received a GREAT RUMOR! Just a Hint for now... more soon!   
    Please, Oh Please let it be a 24MP X-T1.  Please Mr. Santa....
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    jlmphotos reacted to milandro in First Image, First Light   
    I suppose it depends on the way you have posted this picture. Apparently you have put it in the gallery here. You can also link it to an outside hosting site, as many do, or reduce it in size ( 500Kb max) and attach it to your post.
     
    I can repost it I think, with a link to your post using the advanced editor functions where I simply get the address of the picture that you have put in your gallery, copy the link and paste it into the Icon which shows as a polaroid picture.
     
    Voilà. ( click on it and the pic gets even bigger)
     

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    jlmphotos got a reaction from FX Admin in First Image, First Light   
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from fishelphoto in First Image, First Light   
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from flysurfer in Lightroom 6 improvements?   
    AGREED +1000
    I use LR 5.7, I also use Iridient 3.x, Silkypix, and I've used Aperture, C1P.  All in all I like the LR 5.7 processing of Fuji raw files.  So do the stock agencies I sell through, as well as my enlargements made from Fuji files up to 24 x 18"  which is the largest I've made as of recent.  I do plan on going larger soon.
     
    Quite frankly, using the LR is so much simpler.  I've got a develop preset setup at import that does all the work for me.  Really simplifies my workflow.  All the raw files get the same exact treatment.  Does this mean I don't adjust the raw?  No by any means.  On some occasions I have to go back and modify my develop settings applied under certain circumstances but overall they just work.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from olli in Lightroom 6 improvements?   
    AGREED +1000
    I use LR 5.7, I also use Iridient 3.x, Silkypix, and I've used Aperture, C1P.  All in all I like the LR 5.7 processing of Fuji raw files.  So do the stock agencies I sell through, as well as my enlargements made from Fuji files up to 24 x 18"  which is the largest I've made as of recent.  I do plan on going larger soon.
     
    Quite frankly, using the LR is so much simpler.  I've got a develop preset setup at import that does all the work for me.  Really simplifies my workflow.  All the raw files get the same exact treatment.  Does this mean I don't adjust the raw?  No by any means.  On some occasions I have to go back and modify my develop settings applied under certain circumstances but overall they just work.
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    jlmphotos reacted to olli in Lightroom 6 improvements?   
    Thank you for some common sense on this most wearisome of topics.
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    jlmphotos reacted to photog in My favorite travel photo backpack   
    A great backpack that I found recently and wanted to share with other Fuji shooters is the Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L AW. Like many photographers, I am always on the hunt for the perfect bag, and not just one perfect bag, but the perfect bag for a variety of different shooting scenarios, each deserving of their own bag.
     
    One area I always found lacking was the photo backpack. Not the giant pack every lens and body and tripod I own style bag, but the more mirrorless, a body and a few lenses, lunch, a jacket and a bottle of water and maybe an iPad or 11" Macbook Air type bag. 
     
    Over the years I have tried quite a few... most recently I ended up with a standard backpack and used inserts for photo gear... it was bulkier that I wanted, but it worked. Then, by accident, I came across the Lowepro Photo Hatchback 22L AW bag at an REI store. It was perfect. It can hold an X-T1 and four prime lenses effortlessly. 
     
    The things that make this a great bag are:
     
    1. The camera gear is accessed through a zipped door that sits against your back when wearing the backpack. To access the gear, you can easily remove one arm from the strap, slide it to the side, and unzip and grab what you need. When you are wearing it, there is no way to access the camera equipment except for the nicely padded door which is resting against your back. There is no way a thief can get to your gear if you have it on. 
     
    2. The backpack has an upper compartment that is roomy enough for lunch, a jacket, and a 50-140 zoom (if you are so inclined). It also has a stretch pocket on both sides that will accommodate 32oz water bottles. The top area also has smaller elastic and zippered pockets inside. Great for carrying other small backpack stuff. Most camera backpacks seem to be made to carry ONLY camera gear... if you want a drink, a snack or a jacket, you have to find some other way to carry them. 
     
    3. The bag also has a separate pocket for an iPad (regular sized or mini) or an 11" Macbook air... of course the Android or Windows equivalent devices should also fit fine. 
     
    4. It has a built in rain cover that sits in a small pocket on the bottom of the bag. This protects the bag if you ever set it down somewhere that is wet (prevents water from getting into the bag) and also serves as extra padding for the camera compartment (which is in the bottom of the bag) and is especially handy if it starts raining because you can just stretch it up over the bag. 
     
    5. It looks like a nice generic travel backpack and does not look like a camera backpack at all. Many people have been surprised to see me take it off, open up the back and see cameras. It does not attract any attention at all. 
     
    6. The photo module is secured with velcro, so if you ever just need a larger backpack without the camera gear, you can easily pull it out. 
     
    7. It is only $99!! I can't remember the last time I was able to find a quality bag designed for camera gear that sold for under $100. As soon as the word camera gets put in the description of the bag, it seems to raise the price of the bag quite a bit. 
     
    The only thing that I would have liked to be different is for the straps to be a little more padded, but it is only noticeable if you really have the bag loaded down and are carrying it for a long time. This complaint might just be me, however, because another photographer I know who carries around heavier DSLR gear with the bag said the straps don't bother him at all. 
     
     
     

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    jlmphotos reacted to milandro in If the x-pro 2 and x-t2 were both released tomorrow...   
    after this huge software upgrade for the X-T1 and having introduced the X-T10? Unlikely.
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    jlmphotos reacted to UBarni in EVF on the X-T1   
    If you have SHOOTING MENU 5 -> AF+MF ON and in SET-UP MENU 1 -> SCREEN SETUP -> FOCUS CHECK ON this might happen.
    It means that you can manual focus while in AF mode AND the FOCUS CHECK ON means you will get a 100% view of the focus field when you turn the manual focus ring.
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    jlmphotos reacted to Watcher24 in Quota for daily "like" button usage ... please increase :-)   
    Hi Andreas (@admin)
     
    Could you please increase the quota for daily "like" button usage?
     
    There is a lot of good stuff shown on which i'd like to give a positive feedback.
    (A textual feedback for sure is more useful ... but there is not always time left for that.)
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    jlmphotos reacted to papedo in landscapes with fuji x   
    i do a lot of different photography and really enjoy all of them but my secret love is still landscape photography.
    as a former nikon user (still using it sometimes) i wasn´t completely sure about the landscape capabilities of the xtrans sensors. i read a lot about it and wasn´t aware, until a few days ago, that many users don´t like the rendering for landscapes.
    anyway i decided to buy a zeiss 12mm and adapt my 100mm filter system to it. and it works fine. let me know your experience for landscape. i´m actually using the x-e2 with xf23, zeiss touit 12mm, 55-200 & 18-55. i´m now considering a x-t1 because of tilt screen and weather sealing...
     
    sample with the 12mm lens
     
     
     
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