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    Antony got a reaction from PAE in Your least used Fuji features   
    Wifi has revolutionised my weddings. At the end of the day I export 30-40 images to my iPhone, do a quick edit if required, and print on the SP-1 or the impossible project instant lab. I put these in a 6x4 wooden box, tie with a ribbon and present it to the bridal couple as I leave the wedding. It absolutely floors them.
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    Antony got a reaction from Adam Woodhouse in Longer than 30s ?   
    Not sure of any pro DSLRs that offer timed exposures longer than 30 secs. Investment of a few dollars for a cable release seems a minor inconvenience.
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    Antony got a reaction from CRAusmus in Great off camera flash setup for X-T1   
    Hi all, after advice here and on another forum I've recently invested in a range of Yongnuo flash products that work perfectly and seamlessly on the X-T1. I thought I'd share this with you all.
     
    I purchased two of the Yongnuo yn 560 IV - great flash, very similar in size and appearance to the Canon 580 EX II, but with built in wireless communication. Cost US70 each.
     
    To adjust the flash units remotely I purchased the yn 560 TX transmitter. This synced with the flash units instantly and easily, and enables the user to turn individual groups on and off, adjust intensity from 1/128 power to 1/1 in third stops, and alter zoom levels etc. all simply and quickly. Best of all you don't actually need to have the transmitter on camera to do this. I clip it to my belt using a Spider Monkey clip from the Spider Pro holster company. Cost US45
     
    To trigger the flash units I use Yongnuo 605C triggers. These come in a pack of two, meaning I have one transmitter for each camera. Naturally I could use one as a receiver, but to have two small and capable transmitters is perfect for my requirements. Cost US42
     
    Overall I've got a fully capable system scalable up to 6 seperate groups just by adding additional flash units, for a total investment of US227 - less than half the price of a Canon 600EX RT. I can confirm that all pieces worked perfectly on the X-T1, and it was simple to use in manual mode. Finally, the Yongnuo 605 triggers also include a cable which plugs into the 2.5mm remote socket, and enables them to be used as a remote release with up to 100 yards range. Great Bonus!
     
    I'm very happy with the setup, and find it MUCH easier to use than the Canon system.
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    Antony got a reaction from PaulGuy in Sell X100T, replace with X-Pro2?   
    Invest in the TCL-X00 and your problem is solved!
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    Antony got a reaction from WenV in Should this forum be renamed to include the X-70?   
    Given the nature of the camera I would think it belongs here as opposed to the X30 forum - what are your thoughts?
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    Antony got a reaction from dbspano in Travel to Italy: X100T or X-E2?   
    If you want to improve your photography then take the X100T. It makes you think more about composition. Don't forget, if you need to go wider take a panorama in portrait orientation, or just take three images and stitch later.
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    Antony got a reaction from tedgoudie in Wireless TTL flash with Fuji X-T1   
    There is currently no wireless TTL option for the Fuji System. You can however use wireless manual systems - the Yongyou for example enables full manual control of up to six groups at a fraction of the price of comparable camera systems.
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    Antony got a reaction from StephenClint in Fuji X Wedding Photography Chat   
    Well as an experienced wedding photographer I would have said, "thanks for the day off, and for paying me to not work!". Seriously, your comment shows that you obviously don't understand how to get good results from your gear. The X-T1 is just as capable as a DSLR when used properly. So much so that I sold my 1Dx a month after getting my first X-T1. Since then the camera has only got better. Here's a recent Fuji wedding: http://chasingsummerphoto.com/general/kirsty-and-tims-wedding-echidna-gully-armidale-wedding-photography-nsw/
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    Antony got a reaction from corintography in Travel to Italy: X100T or X-E2?   
    If you want to improve your photography then take the X100T. It makes you think more about composition. Don't forget, if you need to go wider take a panorama in portrait orientation, or just take three images and stitch later.
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    Antony reacted to andrewlee in Possible concern over quality.   
    Very basic explanation.
     
     
    When you shoot in RAW-only a low-res JPG actually gets created too for faster previewing.
    This gets embedded into the RAW file. The low res jpeg is 1920x1080pixels in resolution. 
     
    You'll see this when you try to zoom to 100% to preview your image on the camera. You won't actually be able to view 1:1.
     
    If you set your camera to shoot JPG+RAW you'll be able to zoom 1:1. and you won't get the misleading dimension read out.
     
    Try it shooting in RAW only and then RAW+FINE. You'll notice the files are definitely both 16MP
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    Antony got a reaction from JRphoto in Fuji XT-1/ XT-10 Focusing Speed and Accuracy in Low Light Situation (Firmware 4)   
    I shot my first wedding with the X-T1 after having it for 5 days. Previously shot with a 1Dx, 2 5D3s and L glass. Sure there's a learning curve and a DSLR does some things better, but the X-T1 similarly has it's advantages. I've now sold all my Canon gear and have 4 X-T1s - I wouldn't go back. Anyone who says it's not suitable for pro wedding work is either ignorant or completely incapable of learning a new system. Here's a wedding shot 100% on Fuji, probably some of my best work. http://chasingsummerphoto.com/general/kirsty-and-tims-wedding-echidna-gully-armidale-wedding-photography-nsw/
     
    Mirror less cameras are in their infancy, but are undoubtedly the cameras of the future. The DSLR will be dead in 10 years.
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    Antony got a reaction from meloaku in My favorite Photography Quote is...   
    "That's a great photo, you must have a really good camera" - response, "That's a great compliment, you must have a really good mouth"
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    Antony got a reaction from Stefan Ciulu in Five Things Fuji is doing horribly wrong   
    Well as far as I'm concerned, I think you are being overly critical.
     
    1. The shutter speed dial is reflective of every camera ever made (to the best of my knowledge) that has a manual shutter speed dial. The ability to adjust in third stops using the dial is a bonus. The new changes with FW4 will further enhance this for manual shooters. Trying to have 40 odd click-stops on such a small dial would be overkill.
     
    2. Seriously? Take a shot and review the viewfinder display, or bracket - it's on a tripod for goodness sake. Better yet shoot in RAW.
     
    3. If the 56mm is too short and the 90mm is too big I don't know what they could do for you. 85mm effective focal length has been portrait standard for years. The 90mm (135mm equivalent) is the next step in virtually every pro system. Got an issue? Use the 60mm macro and cover your portrait AND macro needs.
     
    4. Yes the Fuji system has flash shortcomings. They know it and are working on it. Buy a couple of cheap Yongnuo triggers and get over it until they bring out the new flash units.
     
    5. Don't you think if Fuji could fit the X-T1 battery in the X100T they would have done it? It's like a pro canon shooter complaining that his 1Dx battery won't fit in a 5D3. Wow, Fuji is doing this "horribly wrong". If managing two battery types messes you up this much don't get a X100T.
     
    Some of your suggestions are valid, but they are certainly not things Fuji is doing "horribly wrong".
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    Antony got a reaction from remeife in Stop-Motion wedding film shot on X-T1   
    Hi all, I've been shooting stop-motion wedding films alongside my stills photography for three years now, and while I switched to Fuji for my stills last year, I've been still using Canon cameras for my stop-motion films. This was mainly due to concerns about battery life, responsiveness, manual focus etc.
     
    I've now become very comfortable with the X-T1 and worked out how best to set up the cameras to achieve the results I need for my films, and have started shooting exclusively Fuji. Here's the first that's 100% X-T1 - we shoot approx 4500 RAW files for the film, of which about 1600 make the final cut. add to that another 1500-1800 stills and it's a 170GB day!
     
    Anyway, if you want to see just what can be achieved with Fuji gear, check this out!
     

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    Antony got a reaction from Dis in Great off camera flash setup for X-T1   
    Hi all, after advice here and on another forum I've recently invested in a range of Yongnuo flash products that work perfectly and seamlessly on the X-T1. I thought I'd share this with you all.
     
    I purchased two of the Yongnuo yn 560 IV - great flash, very similar in size and appearance to the Canon 580 EX II, but with built in wireless communication. Cost US70 each.
     
    To adjust the flash units remotely I purchased the yn 560 TX transmitter. This synced with the flash units instantly and easily, and enables the user to turn individual groups on and off, adjust intensity from 1/128 power to 1/1 in third stops, and alter zoom levels etc. all simply and quickly. Best of all you don't actually need to have the transmitter on camera to do this. I clip it to my belt using a Spider Monkey clip from the Spider Pro holster company. Cost US45
     
    To trigger the flash units I use Yongnuo 605C triggers. These come in a pack of two, meaning I have one transmitter for each camera. Naturally I could use one as a receiver, but to have two small and capable transmitters is perfect for my requirements. Cost US42
     
    Overall I've got a fully capable system scalable up to 6 seperate groups just by adding additional flash units, for a total investment of US227 - less than half the price of a Canon 600EX RT. I can confirm that all pieces worked perfectly on the X-T1, and it was simple to use in manual mode. Finally, the Yongnuo 605 triggers also include a cable which plugs into the 2.5mm remote socket, and enables them to be used as a remote release with up to 100 yards range. Great Bonus!
     
    I'm very happy with the setup, and find it MUCH easier to use than the Canon system.
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    Antony got a reaction from Jan Safranek in Why don't Fuji make an Instax Wide printer?   
    I'm a big fan of instant film so in addition to my X-T1s, X100T and X30 I also have several instax cameras, most notably the venerable 500AF and the Mini 90. I also have the Instax SP-1 Smartphone printer which uses standard instax film, as well as the impossible project instant lab for larger shots. What I can't understand is why Fuji won't release a printer for Instax Wide film. There would be huge demand from traditional photographers, and it would sure make my life easier not having to use impossible project film, which takes 40+ minutes to develop instead of the 3 minutes for Instax. It's also about a third of the price.
     
    Can we get some support for this idea and send it along to Fuji?
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    Antony got a reaction from CRAusmus in Stop-Motion wedding film shot on X-T1   
    I chose the X-T1 because I loved the user interface. Tried a Sony and found that while it may work for photographers not experienced in working a certain way, all it did was frustrate me. The Fujis are very similar to the Minolta manual focus cameras I learned to shoot on in the 80's. I was happy with the Canon files, but the weight was killing my back. Now I use the Fuji for everything except my studio work.
     
     
    I've never shot a minute of video with a Fuji camera so I can't comment on it's quality. These films are made by shooting thousands of RAW files, editing in lightroom and then cropping to 16:9 format before export. For video use (which is infrequent) I use my 5D Mark III.
     
     
    It's all shot in ambient light, at ISO 3200 with fast lenses and 6400 when using the 10-24mm. I'm perfectly happy with the low light performance of the camera when processed correctly, and given any file will be downsized to 1920x1080 there's really no point in shooting with a full frame camera for ISO. DOF is a different matter, but these cameras are so spot on with focus when wide open that's not really an issue.
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    Antony got a reaction from flysurfer in Stop-Motion wedding film shot on X-T1   
    Hi all, I've been shooting stop-motion wedding films alongside my stills photography for three years now, and while I switched to Fuji for my stills last year, I've been still using Canon cameras for my stop-motion films. This was mainly due to concerns about battery life, responsiveness, manual focus etc.
     
    I've now become very comfortable with the X-T1 and worked out how best to set up the cameras to achieve the results I need for my films, and have started shooting exclusively Fuji. Here's the first that's 100% X-T1 - we shoot approx 4500 RAW files for the film, of which about 1600 make the final cut. add to that another 1500-1800 stills and it's a 170GB day!
     
    Anyway, if you want to see just what can be achieved with Fuji gear, check this out!
     

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    Antony got a reaction from CRAusmus in Stop-Motion wedding film shot on X-T1   
    Hi all, I've been shooting stop-motion wedding films alongside my stills photography for three years now, and while I switched to Fuji for my stills last year, I've been still using Canon cameras for my stop-motion films. This was mainly due to concerns about battery life, responsiveness, manual focus etc.
     
    I've now become very comfortable with the X-T1 and worked out how best to set up the cameras to achieve the results I need for my films, and have started shooting exclusively Fuji. Here's the first that's 100% X-T1 - we shoot approx 4500 RAW files for the film, of which about 1600 make the final cut. add to that another 1500-1800 stills and it's a 170GB day!
     
    Anyway, if you want to see just what can be achieved with Fuji gear, check this out!
     

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    Antony got a reaction from her72 in Stop-Motion wedding film shot on X-T1   
    Hi all, I've been shooting stop-motion wedding films alongside my stills photography for three years now, and while I switched to Fuji for my stills last year, I've been still using Canon cameras for my stop-motion films. This was mainly due to concerns about battery life, responsiveness, manual focus etc.
     
    I've now become very comfortable with the X-T1 and worked out how best to set up the cameras to achieve the results I need for my films, and have started shooting exclusively Fuji. Here's the first that's 100% X-T1 - we shoot approx 4500 RAW files for the film, of which about 1600 make the final cut. add to that another 1500-1800 stills and it's a 170GB day!
     
    Anyway, if you want to see just what can be achieved with Fuji gear, check this out!
     

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    Antony got a reaction from danidin in Stop-Motion wedding film shot on X-T1   
    Hi all, I've been shooting stop-motion wedding films alongside my stills photography for three years now, and while I switched to Fuji for my stills last year, I've been still using Canon cameras for my stop-motion films. This was mainly due to concerns about battery life, responsiveness, manual focus etc.
     
    I've now become very comfortable with the X-T1 and worked out how best to set up the cameras to achieve the results I need for my films, and have started shooting exclusively Fuji. Here's the first that's 100% X-T1 - we shoot approx 4500 RAW files for the film, of which about 1600 make the final cut. add to that another 1500-1800 stills and it's a 170GB day!
     
    Anyway, if you want to see just what can be achieved with Fuji gear, check this out!
     

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    Antony got a reaction from Blacksheep in Stop-Motion wedding film shot on X-T1   
    Hi all, I've been shooting stop-motion wedding films alongside my stills photography for three years now, and while I switched to Fuji for my stills last year, I've been still using Canon cameras for my stop-motion films. This was mainly due to concerns about battery life, responsiveness, manual focus etc.
     
    I've now become very comfortable with the X-T1 and worked out how best to set up the cameras to achieve the results I need for my films, and have started shooting exclusively Fuji. Here's the first that's 100% X-T1 - we shoot approx 4500 RAW files for the film, of which about 1600 make the final cut. add to that another 1500-1800 stills and it's a 170GB day!
     
    Anyway, if you want to see just what can be achieved with Fuji gear, check this out!
     

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    Antony got a reaction from Patrick FR in Stop-Motion wedding film shot on X-T1   
    Hi all, I've been shooting stop-motion wedding films alongside my stills photography for three years now, and while I switched to Fuji for my stills last year, I've been still using Canon cameras for my stop-motion films. This was mainly due to concerns about battery life, responsiveness, manual focus etc.
     
    I've now become very comfortable with the X-T1 and worked out how best to set up the cameras to achieve the results I need for my films, and have started shooting exclusively Fuji. Here's the first that's 100% X-T1 - we shoot approx 4500 RAW files for the film, of which about 1600 make the final cut. add to that another 1500-1800 stills and it's a 170GB day!
     
    Anyway, if you want to see just what can be achieved with Fuji gear, check this out!
     

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    Antony got a reaction from Orangish in Why don't Fuji make an Instax Wide printer?   
    I'm a big fan of instant film so in addition to my X-T1s, X100T and X30 I also have several instax cameras, most notably the venerable 500AF and the Mini 90. I also have the Instax SP-1 Smartphone printer which uses standard instax film, as well as the impossible project instant lab for larger shots. What I can't understand is why Fuji won't release a printer for Instax Wide film. There would be huge demand from traditional photographers, and it would sure make my life easier not having to use impossible project film, which takes 40+ minutes to develop instead of the 3 minutes for Instax. It's also about a third of the price.
     
    Can we get some support for this idea and send it along to Fuji?
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    Antony got a reaction from Shadowside in My favorite Photography Quote is...   
    "That's a great photo, you must have a really good camera" - response, "That's a great compliment, you must have a really good mouth"
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