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    jlmphotos reacted to George_P in I'm going cold turkey boys (and any gals)   
    Poor Jorge !
     
    Lucky me, my three sons are still students so if they want something expensive, I make them earn half of the price and I make a gift of the other half. That is the way my father did it with me and it worked, I learned how to earn my own money and how not to spend it easily :-)   From what you said it seems your daughter will soon be a working girl in a profession that will be a service to her community, but not a well paid one. In that case she deserves your support if you can afford it. Sell the Nikon gear and buy another 18-55 !
     
    Kind Regards
    George
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Hermelin in Accidents to the loved one Fuji   
    Scratches are part of a camera's life.  It shows character.  Don't be a noob that keeps their cameras pristine.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Tom H. in A covert bag for traveling in cities   
    Here is one of the most nondescript, crappy looking bags I own.  But it has So MUCH ROOM!   
     
    My bag...
     
    It's available on amazon, as is the JILL-E insert I put in there.  If you aren't carrying much in the way of gear, you don't need the insert.  I love the six outside pockets!
     
    As a side note, I'm not trying to draw anyone over to my blog, I just find it easier to link.  
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Curiojo in A bag for x100t and 13 inch laptop   
    if all you are going to carry is the x100F and a Mac Pro, or air, then the Tenba 5 Retrospective series - maybe the 5 or 10 may fit the bill.  If you don't care about name brands (like me) then check out amazon.  I've gotten $30.00 bags that hold my camera gear, my Macbook Air, and lenses + accessories.  And they do not look like camera bags at all.  
     
    Also, if you live in/near a big city try the local Salvation Army store.  I've seen amazing bags there for a few bucks as well.  
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Curiojo in Which Slingstrap for X-T2?   
    I only use TWO dongles, both hanging off the left side of the camera.  This way the camera dangles off my right hip very comfortably.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Curiojo in Which Slingstrap for X-T2?   
    I own both the Peak Design and the BR.  I always grab the Peak Design.  It's much more easily removable, and less obstructive.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Curiojo in X-T2 Battery Grip and Bag   
    Have any of you guys checked out the Think Tank Citywalker 10, or 20?  Or the Retrospective 5, or 7 series?  I own the Citywalker 30 which is very large bag especially for mirrorless, but I will say it holds up to a 15" MBP.  I did it two part review on my blog if anyone is interested in it.  You can go to my blog in my signature.  Please note I get no monetary gain from TT, or from any advertising so I just put it out there as information.
    Good Luck
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Curiojo in Equipment storage   
    Let's see......
    I keep my camera and lenses on my desk in my office, easily accessible at all times around my iMac computer workstation.  I was keeping it all in an Amazon Basics backpack but in all honesty I could never find an accessory.  So, both the X-T1 and the 2 sit on my desk with body caps on as I never know which lens will strike my fancy, with all the lenses around the bodies.  I label the original lens caps with the lens it belongs to.  This only works often because when I know I'll be shooting outdoors, I remove the original lens caps, screw on 77mm step up rings for each lens that I'm taking, and then slap on a cheap, eBay 77mm lens cap.  This way 77mm filters can be swapped amongst any of lenses except the 60mm Macro.  
    Since I'm now back up to owning seven bags, I throw in some small silica gel packs - a couple into each bag.  These silica gel packs you can by like one hundred for like $5.00 on Amazon.  And you can re-use them by heating them up in an oven.
    The accessories such as remotes, filters, cleaning supplies, battery chargers, batteries and memory cards I keep in my Amazon basics backpack.  
     
    When I shot Nikon gear, I kept all the bodies and lenses in a dry safe.  That is an expensive piece of gear but it kept the equipment securely locked up, and kept the humidity out - which can cause fungus and other problems.  I bought that from a Locksmith shop where the owner was retiring and I got a great deal on it.  I disposed of it (stupid me) when I unloaded all my Nikon gear for the Fuji.  I should have kept it to store my Fuji equipment as well. 
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from mzzyhmd in Accidents to the loved one Fuji   
    Scratches are part of a camera's life.  It shows character.  Don't be a noob that keeps their cameras pristine.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Curiojo in Can I shoot men's soccer w/X-T2 & 55-200mm lens?   
    I've shot soccer with the 55-200.  It's not the fastest lens, but it's SHARP even wide-open.  I've used it with the X-T1 and 2.  I Use a high(er) iso -- such as 400 to 800.  Provia color ( that's up to you)  I Shoot wide-open aperture to keep the shutter speed as high as i can.  If using the X-T2, change the focus to "C" and set it to the best tracking mode (experiment while they are warming up).  CH mode for bursts.  JPEG only if you choose (though I shoot both JPEG + RAW) mostly because I forget to change it to JPEG only.
     
    I also shoot softball the same way -- but it's little league so not as much action there.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Curiojo in Rodeo: XT-2 & 55-200mm   
    Great images!  I too chose the 55-200 over the 50-140 --- actually, the 50-140 wasn't available when I purchased the 55-200 but that's ok.  I LOVE my 55-200.  It's tack sharp, focuses fast, and it's lightweight compared to the other behemoth Fuji is cranking out.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Curiojo in 2 vs 1   
    Agreed. The X-T2 is superior in performance to the X-T1 (I own both).  The 16-55 is huge compared to the 18-55 and in all honesty the sharpness is inconsequential - at least for me.    My 18-55 is my "don't leave home without it lens"  Period.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Sluw in 35mm f2 vs f1.4   
    I was considering the 50 F2 but instead went with the multi-purpose 60mm f2.4 macro.  Just an amazing tack sharp lens.  Does it hunt?  Yup. Is it slow?  Sometimes yup.   Would I swap it out for anything else in the Fuji line-up at the current timeframe?  NOPE.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Curiojo in X-Pro 2 35mm is it something for me?   
    Not sure anyone answered your question. However, only you can determine if you should buy it.  Personally, if size were an issue, I'd would seriously look at an X-E2 with the 18mm F2 or 27mm lens.  This is solely based on size/pocketability. I used to shoot an X-E1 four years ago and LOVED IT!  The XPro1 or 2 never lit my fire... if you know what I mean.  
     
    You may want to visit a local camera shop that carries what you are interested in.  Or, may I suggest you rent one for a weekend and put it to a test.    You'll quickly determine if it's something for you, without the $ involved in purchasing something you may not be happy with.
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    jlmphotos reacted to citral in 35mm f2 vs f1.4   
    Only people who never owned the F1.4 find the F2 better, they want to feel comfortable about their purchase which is understandable.
     
    But look at both flickr galleries and you'll immediatly see where the keepers are.
     
    Now the 50mm F2 is in a different league than the 23 and 35 F2 (which are "consumer lenses" imo. Not that it's bad, they are very good for the low price)
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    jlmphotos reacted to Elsee in 35mm f2 vs f1.4   
    Hello,

    I started with 35 f/2 and was pretty happy with it, except for the huge amount of distortion in RAW and the AF, very fast, but often unreliable. I bought the f/1,4 and owned both for a few weeks. Finally decided to sell the f/2 and keep the f/1,4 because of the more reliable AF (even if it is not superfast), and for the overall rendering at f/1,4 which I found very pleasant. But both are very good lenses, "the" best one is a matter of taste. 
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    jlmphotos reacted to mdm in 35mm f2 vs f1.4   
    Ugly? This is UGLY....
     

     
     
     
    and my f2's are just gems!
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    jlmphotos reacted to Mike G in Help! How to Remove Small Scratch from Rear LCD   
    Jewellers Rouge is an extremely fine abrasive mixture that is a dark red colour hence the name!
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from dfaye in Help! How to Remove Small Scratch from Rear LCD   
    I use CREST toothpaste on my Tag Heuer watches.   WORKS AMAZINGLY well.  I haven't tried it on a glass screen tho.... I'd test it on an old piece of glass.  I've also used jewelers roush to deep polish automobile glass and that works amazingly well to.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Mike G in 35mm f2 vs f1.4   
    I love, love, love my 35 1.4   Those new 23, 35 and 50 F2 lenses may be faster focusing and (supposedly) sharper as told to us by all the paid shills on the inter webs, but I don't give a crap.  I LOVE my 35 1.4.  Won't part with it.  The images are just phenomenal, clear, and oh so "zen like"  Yeah.  I said it.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
     
    Oh:  And those F2 lenses are BUTT UGLY.  and yes that does make a difference to me.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from frankinfuji in 35mm f2 vs f1.4   
    I love, love, love my 35 1.4   Those new 23, 35 and 50 F2 lenses may be faster focusing and (supposedly) sharper as told to us by all the paid shills on the inter webs, but I don't give a crap.  I LOVE my 35 1.4.  Won't part with it.  The images are just phenomenal, clear, and oh so "zen like"  Yeah.  I said it.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
     
    Oh:  And those F2 lenses are BUTT UGLY.  and yes that does make a difference to me.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from Curiojo in Going to England - lenses   
    18-55 would be my choice (and it's also my don't leave home without lens).  I've used it in rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain with no issues.  If you are uncomfortable doing so, instead of spending 1100.00 on the 16-55 get yourself some zip lock bags (of which I carry several in my camera bags) and if it rains use them for some protection.
    Problem solved. And you are traveling lightweight -- without the boat anchor that is the 16-55.
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from gaopa in Deleting photos on XT-2   
    I'm not aware of a way to delete them simultaneously.  And, IMHO you shouldn't be deleting images on the camera anyway as that "could" cause data corruption on the card.   Just my two cents. 
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from PhotoMich in landscapes with fuji x   
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    jlmphotos got a reaction from charlieg54 in Deleting photos on XT-2   
    I'm not aware of a way to delete them simultaneously.  And, IMHO you shouldn't be deleting images on the camera anyway as that "could" cause data corruption on the card.   Just my two cents. 
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