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    HowiePepper reacted to KateB in I Just Bought an X-T20 and Awaiting Deivery/Collection   
    Hello, I just found this forum.
     
    I am new to Fuji as I wanted a camera with full controls but light-weight too.
     
    After a lot of research, I settled on the X-T20 with the XF 18-55mm lens as it ticks most of my boxes.
     
    I have ordered it, but I won't get it until I go back to the UK on my Eid break. I'm feeling really excited. I've already bought a 27mm pancake lens! I'm now looking for other useful accessories.
     
    I currently live and work in Qatar.
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    HowiePepper got a reaction from kivi in X100T - Do NOT judge this camera by its looks   
    I love the small size, light weight, and fantastic image quality of my X100T.
     
    I mostly use manual mode on my Canon DSLRs, with Aperture Priority being my second most used mode.  With the X100T, I pretty much always shoot in Aperture Priority, and sometimes go full manual.  The X100T is quite good at setting the proper shutter speed, with me using exposure compensation quite rarely.
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    HowiePepper reacted to Tom H. in Views from my office   
    A storm over Antwerp with a rainbow, an unlikely hitchhiker and an early morning climbing out into Swiss airspace, coming from Venice...

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    HowiePepper reacted to Tom H. in Views from my office   
    Descending into Milan last night...
     
    Fuji X100T

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    HowiePepper reacted to Tom H. in Views from my office   
    One from last night. Coming back from Berlin.

    Fuji X-T1, 56 1.2 APD, Velvia.

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    HowiePepper reacted to Tom H. in Views from my office   
    One more from last night. Fuji X-T1, 56 APD.

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    HowiePepper reacted to Tom H. in Views from my office   
    One more from a few days ago.
     
    Fuji X-T1, 16 1.4

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    HowiePepper reacted to Tom H. in Views from my office   
    And some more, Fuji X100T and X-T1, last shot is Athens at night with the sky above, 3.5 seconds exposure, hand balanced on the windscreen, ISO 6400 and 16mm at f1.4... Heavy on the noise reduction, this was shot on a moonless night at 37000ft.

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    HowiePepper reacted to Tom H. in Views from my office   
    Some views from my office, the Airbus A32F. Helps having a small Fuji in the bag at all times, pictures taken with the X100T and the X-T1.

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    HowiePepper reacted to Aswald in Torn between 27mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.0 need your opinions please   
    Excellent choice. The 35F2 is very sharp wide open.
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    HowiePepper reacted to xtrans in Torn between 27mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.0 need your opinions please   
    Thank you all very much for your help. After careful consideration I have decided to go with the xf35 f/2 lens. Since this would be my first x-system and I have found a very good deal on Adorama for X-E2 as kit I have ordered the 18-55 kit plus the 35mm. Let's see where this takes me in the future. Thank you all very much.
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    HowiePepper reacted to frod in I've got an X-Pro2 right now...anything you want to know?   
    I have a question, can you send it to me?
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    HowiePepper reacted to lichtundlaerm in Why less is more (if you know what you’re doing)...   
    Hey everybody!
     
    Today, I’d like to share a brief story about a photograph I took two days ago, the joy of having a small, lightweight but high-quality camera equipment and knowing how to use your (limited) resources. It's the same that I already published on my blog.
    The story started a few days ago when I walked past this spot:
     

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    It’s the Marienberg Fortress in my current home town, Wuerzburg. I hadn’t realized how good this spot was before, but as you can see, the time of the day and the weather conditions were not too great. So I just kept it in mind.
    I’m currently pretty damn busy at work, so I don’t really have time to go out and shoot, let alone actually PLAN anything. Nevertheless, I take my “go-to” equipment with me every day, which comprises of:
     

    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. The Fujifilm X100T A Haida 49mm ND 3.0 filter A tiny table tripod (Cullman 50007 digipod short) A cable release  
    I’ve got no dedicated bag for this. I sometimes use a ThinkTank Retro 5, but normally I throw it into whichever bag I have with me (keeping everything organized with the power of the almighty zip-lock-bag… which also serves as a nice protection in case it rains). The whole thing weighs less than your average DSLR body, gives me full control over all relevant settings and yields images of great quality… moreover, I actually TAKE it with me.
    Anyway, back to yesterday: So I sat in the office, prepared a talk I will give next week and saw that the weather was behaving more or less in the same chaotic way as the days before – promising some nice clouds at sunset. So I just grabbed my bag, rushed out to the spot and set everything up, which more or less looked like that:
     

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    The combination of the built-in ND filter, my screw-in filter and the great image quality at several apertures and most ISOs allows for a decent amount of freedom in exposure time, so I chose something one-minute-ish (although in the end I chose a 30s picture as the “keeper” thanks to a boat driving through) to nicely blur out the water but keep the clouds visible (they moved in the wrong direction for nice cloud-trails). Of course the whole thing wasn’t too stable on the tiny tripod and the surprisingly shaky bridge, but it sufficed to get a sharp picture. Thanks to the built-in WiFi, doing a rough edit on my smartphone was a breeze. So there you go:
     

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    The point here is: It’s not about the equipment you have with you – it’s about knowing what you want, what you need, how to get it out of the things you have with you and how to work around the limitations. Whatever this means for you depends tremendously on your style of shooting, your own expectations and which compromises you’re willing to make. And you will have to make them.
    But this is something that you have to figure out for yourself, so don’t believe anybody who tells you about “that prefect camera” or whatnot. However, for ME, my current “small” setup is pretty close in terms of a daily companion and a whole lot of fun!
    To conclude, here’s the final Lightroom edit and another one I took later in a moody b&w edit:
     

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    HowiePepper reacted to Phil in Rockwell blasts XT 10   
    From Ken's comparison to the X-T10:
     
     
    From his comparison to the X100T, literally the next thing on the page:
     
     
    If there is anyone in this world that needs to be taken with a huge grain of salt, it's Ken Rockwell. His reviews are completely useless, and are only really good for a laugh when you're bored. It would be fine if he was just giving his opinion on things, but even then there's no point in reading his reviews seriously, because he contradicts himself all the time like he does here.
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    HowiePepper reacted to c0ldc0ne in Rockwell blasts XT 10   
    In Soviet Russia, you don't bash Ken Rockwell... Ken Rockwell bashes you!
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    HowiePepper reacted to abjurina in Rockwell blasts XT 10   
    Ken Rockwell never actually takes a photo with his camera. He simply pre-visualizes one and it appears on the camera's Memory Card.
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    HowiePepper reacted to calinandra69 in Rockwell blasts XT 10   
    Ken Rockwell is the Chuck Norris of photography
    Ken Rockwell's camera has similar settings to ours, except his are: P[erfect] Av[Awesome Priority Tv[Totally Awesome Priority] M[ajestic]
    Ken Rockwell doesn't color correct. He adjusts your world to match his.
    Sure, Ken Rockwell deletes a bad photo or two. Other people call these Pulitzers.
    Ken Rockwell doesn't adjust his DOF, he changes space-time.
    Circle of confusion? You might be confused. Ken Rockwell never is.
    Ken Rockwell doesn't wait for the light when he shoots a landscape - the light waits for him.
    Ken Rockwell never flips his camera in portrait position, he flips the earth
    Ken Rockwell ordered an L-lens from Nikon, and got one.
    Ken Rockwell is the only person to have photographed Jesus; unfortunately he ran out of film and had to use a piece of cloth instead.
    When Ken Rockwell brackets a shot, the three versions of the photo win first place in three different categories
    Before Nikon or Canon releases a camera they go to Ken and they ask him to test them, the best cameras get a Nikon sticker and the less good get a Canon sticker
    Once Ken tested a camera, he said I cant even put Canon on this one,thats how Pentax was born
    Rockwellian policy isn't doublethink - Ken doesn't even need to think once
    Ken Rockwell doesn't use flash ever since the Nagasaki incident.
    Only Ken Rockwell can take pictures of Ken Rockwell; everyone else would just get their film overexposed by the light of his genius
    Ken Rockwell wanted something to distract the lesser photographers, and lo, there were ducks.
    Ken Rockwell is the only one who can take self-portraits of you
    Ken Rockwell's nudes were fully clothed at the time of exposure
    Ken Rockwell once designed a zoom lens. You know it as the Hubble SpaceTelescope.
    When Ken unpacks his CF card, it already has masterpieces on it.
    Rockwell portraits are so lifelike, they have to pay taxes
    On Ken Rockwell's desktop, the Trash Icon is really a link to National Geographic Magazine
    Ken Rockwell spells point-and-shoot "h-a-s-s-e-l-b-l-a-d"
    When Ken Rockwell went digital, National Geographic nearly went out of business because he was no longer phyically discarding photos
    For every 10 shots that Ken Rockwell takes, 11 are keepers.
    Ken Rockwell's digital files consist of 0's, 1's AND 2's.
    Ken Rockwell never focus, everything moves into his DoF
    Ken Rockwell's shots are so perfect, Adobe redesigned photoshop for him: all it consists of is a close button.
    The term tripod was coined after his silhouette
    Ken Rockwell never produces awful work, only work too advanced for the viewer
    A certain braind of hig-end cameras was named after people noticed the quality was a lot "like a" rockwell
    Ken Rockwell isn't the Chuck Norris of photography; Chuck Norris is the Ken Rockwell of martial arts.
    Ken Rockwell never starts, he continues
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    HowiePepper got a reaction from Curiojo in second body   
    I've got a couple of Canon bodies (EOS 6D, Rebel T3i), along with a few "L" lenses, and I really like them, but the weight is getting to be difficult to carry around.  I purchased a X100T in mid-February this year, and love it.  It is fairly small, light weight, takes great photos, and is fun to use.  I tend to take this camera with me more than my Canons now, and am seriously thinking about picking up an X-Pro 2 and a couple of prime lenses, when it comes out.
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    HowiePepper reacted to andrew brown in The Fuji fun factor trumps everything else?   
    I'm not a pro - came close ot having a go at being a pro, but relaised I didn't really have the hard nose needed to be a businessman.
     
    So that leaves me as an amateur.
     
    For nearly all of my life I've enjoyed shooting with Canon kit. Nothing has really captured the excitement I got from shooting with my Canon A1's in film days.
     
    Well, nothing until I gave the X-Pro 1 a try. Now I have an X-100T I find it even more fun to play with.
     
    I think for me, the simple truth is that  'less is more':
     
    Less choices of body and lens combination to work with Less of "what kit do I pack inot a rucksack big enough to use for a weeks holiday when just going out on a shoot for a day?" Less stress on my body trying to support this mini weight lifters mobile exercise companion each time I want to take a picture Less looks from people when I get my camera out of my pocket to take a picture Less complaints about rights and less questions about my intentions regarding my intentions with 'the picture I'm taking' Less pictures that have to be deleted in Post Processing because I just sprayed and prayed Less pictures lost through the flawed A/F that Canon put on the 5D2. Yep, less thinking about all the technical aspects of photography and more fun creating and cpaturing the shots!
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    HowiePepper reacted to flysurfer in X100T Firmware Update   
    Probably not, but we are whining, anyway. And we threaten to switch to Leica if Fuji doesn't meet our demands.
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    HowiePepper got a reaction from Ektachrome in landscapes with fuji x   
    I shot this one this past weekend on the barrier island in Ormond Beach, FL. (X100T)
     

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    HowiePepper reacted to Phil in Let’s Drop The RUMOR-BOMB: Fujifilm is forging a MEDIUM FORMAT CAMERA (Source Right in Past)   
    I don't know how popular this opinion is, but I'd love a rangefinder-style with a fixed 50mm equivalent, say 2.8 with a leaf shutter. This is probably unrealistic, but if they could do that for around the $2000 mark, I'd to everything I could to buy one. I normally prefer 35mm, but 50mm is still good for an every day focal length, and it's tight enough for me that I can do headshots with it, too.
     
    A guy can dream. It'll probably be $8k minimum, if the Pentax 645z is anything to go by.
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    HowiePepper reacted to Tolga in Oh My Gosh! Just received a GREAT RUMOR! Just a Hint for now... more soon!   
    OMG the new camera is leaked. Its the iFuji Nanocam. comes with 2 lenses XF 8mm and XF 19mm f 1.0
     
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    HowiePepper reacted to Iko in Oh My Gosh! Just received a GREAT RUMOR! Just a Hint for now... more soon!   
    I see yours FF and raise with medium format
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