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    johant got a reaction from Jürgen Heger in Streetphotography (open thread)   
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    johant got a reaction from Ramazan KAMARI in landscapes with fuji x   
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    johant got a reaction from Ramazan KAMARI in landscapes with fuji x   
    End of the afternoon, north of Uppsala
     
    Swedish sunset by Johan Thole, on Flickr
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    johant got a reaction from Ramazan KAMARI in landscapes with fuji x   
    Low sun by Johan Thole, on Flickr
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    johant got a reaction from agp1337 in What is your X-E3 wish list?   
    I would not want to miss the exposure compensation dial there! I'd rather put the ISO selection on a Fn button.
     
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    johant got a reaction from PSantos in black and white (open thread)   
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    johant got a reaction from WaveDancer in X100F...what an upgrade!   
    I am actually waiting until Fujifilm release a WR version of the X100 series. Besides, I would lose more money than I can handle if I sell my X100T now, and upgrade to the X100F.
     
    My strategy will fail of course if Fujifilm never decides to release a WR X100 version
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    johant got a reaction from claude in X100F...what an upgrade!   
    I am actually waiting until Fujifilm release a WR version of the X100 series. Besides, I would lose more money than I can handle if I sell my X100T now, and upgrade to the X100F.
     
    My strategy will fail of course if Fujifilm never decides to release a WR X100 version
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    johant got a reaction from Safari in Cityscapes with Fujifilm X   
    Those photos are great! Here is my rather mundane cityscape ... a view of the Utrecht canals
     

     
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    johant got a reaction from thakan in My X-Pro2 Review.   
    I love the latest entry in your blog!
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    johant got a reaction from PSantos in Cityscapes with Fujifilm X   
    X100T - Nijmegen - Netherlands



    Photos from Nijmegen by Johan Thole, on Flickr


    Photos from Nijmegen by Johan Thole, on Flickr


    Photos from Nijmegen by Johan Thole, on Flickr


    Photos from Nijmegen by Johan Thole, on Flickr
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    johant reacted to takasphoto.com in Amateur upgrading from X-E1, T1 users please   
    I upgraded from X-E1 to X-T1 and honestly I'm not missing out anything of X-E1.  
     
    OK, the weight of X-E1 was slightly lighter than X-T1 but that maybe about it.  
     
    X-T1 focuses much faster than X-E1 - when you get X-T1 you will perhaps realize that X-E1 really was one of the first generation mirrorless cameras, hence super slow focus.  I kept updating the firmware but it didn't help too much.  X-E1's slowness was killing me.  
     
    And I know it's not quite related to the topic here, but Fuji X-Series cameras all take great photos in my opinion, even the lowest ranked model like X-A1.  The lenses do matter much more, so I second milandro's opinion, that it's better to buy X-T1 used instead of new.  You can get the deal like $450 USD or so nowadays.  
     
    Save yourself some money by buying used X-T1 if you haven't, and get another lens with the money you saved...  X-T1 is definitely a great camera, which used to be the flaghship model of Fuji X-Series.  I especially love the ISO dial where you can manually expose and preview your slightly overexposed/underexposed images, this is quite inspiring, I must say! 
     

     

     

     
     
     
     
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    johant reacted to rsn48 in Amateur upgrading from X-E1, T1 users please   
    I just bought a used X T1 about a month ago and three used lenses.  You can't tell from looking at the gear that anything was purchased used.  Most amateurs don't use their gear that much so don't hesitate to purchase "previously owned" items. The only thing I do that many don't is I purchase used locally so I can inspect the items (in a well peopled area like McDonald's) to ensure they indeed work. I have two full frame Canon cameras which I use for certain situations.  My Fuji camera is more my kick around tool, meaning it is used more than my other gear.
     
    I bought the Original Digital Rebel (Canon) with its 6 megapixels which were enough until it came to cropping. I'm on the "lets crop" side of the argument, taking any photograph is a crop of reality, so a crop of a photography is really a  crop of a crop. My next camera was the Rebel XSi with 12 megapixels, crops held up much better with this number of pixels.  I would have died for 16 megapixels back in the day.  Don't sweat the 16 megapixels, more than adequate.  My Canon 5D 4 has 30 megapixels but also a larger sensor.
     
    I've read this but don't know how accurate it is, but the author noted that for increases in megapixels to count, they needed to be doubled.  So to really make a difference from 16 megapixels, 30 - 32 megapixels would make a difference.  24 megapixels is only an increase of 50 %. As others have noted, unless you are blowing up and printing large images, you'll be well served with 16 megapixels. The X T1 doesn't have anti-aliasing which renders a sharper image than some sensors with more pixels.
     
    Spend the money you saved purchasing a used camera to buy glass as well, preferably used glass. I have recently bought the 14 mm f2.8, 35 mm f2 WR  and the 50 mm f2 WR, all used, all looking brand new.  And extra "stuff" is added to used items, with one lens I also received its filter, and the Fuji grip for the X T1, another lens threw in some extra batteries.  The camera came with the protective glass added and a better strap.
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    johant reacted to Landberg in three days in a monastery, with the x-pro2.   
    I have just returned home after spending three days in a monastery with two monks. Here is a first draft. What do you think? The plan is returning there over time and trying to find something deeper to tell.
     
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    johant reacted to merlin in Water Worlds   
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    johant got a reaction from woodlander in Utrecht in spring   
    Some different views from our interesting city

    (all made with the X100T)









    and the classic tourism shot


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    johant got a reaction from FenFotos in Cityscapes with Fujifilm X   
    Those photos are great! Here is my rather mundane cityscape ... a view of the Utrecht canals
     

     
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    johant got a reaction from PhotoMich in landscapes with fuji x   
    Low sun by Johan Thole, on Flickr
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    johant got a reaction from Davidjntaylor in Fujifilm X-H1 Rumors   
    A small problem of course, is that the Fujifilm managers have been very outspoken on this topic, and probably for a good reason.

    Quoting TAKASHI UENO (Fujifilm senior product planner, Feb. 2016):

    "The diameter of our mount was designed for the image circle without IBIS. It means the amount of light at the corners is reduced when the sensor is shifted. We could correct it digitally, but we don’t want to do it: we don’t want to compromise our image quality. [...] Our highest priority is always image quality. We hope you agree!"
     
    Given that the laws of physics have not changed ... do they plan to compromise image quality after all? I do not agree then.
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    johant got a reaction from woodlander in landscapes with fuji x   
    Low sun by Johan Thole, on Flickr
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    johant got a reaction from Kentman in black and white (open thread)   
    X-T1 + XC 50-230


    Swan by Johan Thole, on Flickr
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    johant reacted to Arthur in Fujifilm X-H1   
    Yessss! And then we'll be able to post really really cool 1024x700 pics on Instagram!
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    johant reacted to Naddan28 in Going to England - lenses   
    If you're happy with the 18-55mm and only want the 16-55mm for this trip then I'd say either rent it or skip it. If you're worried about WR then why not consider the new 23mm f2? Much cheaper, faster and an intro to primes, assuming the 18-55mm is your only lens?
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    johant reacted to neal3K in X100F...what an upgrade!   
    My X100s changed my photography life.  I went from a vacation photographer (mostly) to a photography nut.
     
    After I had it converted to dual spectrum (infrared/visible), I bought my X100F.  The F is so much easier to use.  I get to compare the two a lot since I usually carry and shoot both with the S only set up for infrared now.
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    johant got a reaction from George_P in black and white (open thread)   
    X-T1 + XC 50-230


    Swan by Johan Thole, on Flickr
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