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  1. No I think that you will always need to connect via the USB or microphone socket for any remote trigger. I'll let you know when I've tried mine out but it will probably be a few weeks before I get around to it.
  2. I have just bought the Hahnel Captur Remote Trigger for my X-T2 which I think will do exactly what you want. In addition I’ve bought the add-on Pro Module so I can try some creative work with laser triggering and a host of other features. As the unit has just arrived I can’t give any test results yet.
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    Trading to 18-55 over Canon 24-105?

    I have the 18-55 and an X-T2 and have never had any issues with image quality. In fact I often crop the image quite a bit and it holds up extremely well. I also have the 35mm 1.4 (which I admit I rarely use), the 10-24 on another body (love this lens for its great perspective) and the 55-200. The latter I also don’t use too often as it makes the kit bag heavy and cropping the 18-55 often suffices. Go for the 18-55 - you’ll love it. The only downside is that it’s not water resistant.
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    X-T3 Touch Screen Protectors

    I use Expert Shield protectors from Amazon and they are perfect. I've tried a number of other makes but keep coming back to these. My current one on my X-T2 has been on for 2 years and the camera has been round the world (literally!).
  5. I had an X-E2 and a X-T1. Traded in the X-E2 for an X-T2 and much prefer it to the X-T1. Now selling my X-T1 so that I have 2 identical bodies as it can get confusing at times because of different controls, menu items etc. I have no hesitation in recommending X-T2 over X-T1 - IQ, handling, dual slots, bigger files great for out of camera cropping. I could go on .....
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    4.01 rollback to 3.0

    I have v4.0 and I've posted it to my Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vqxzyiazjztm9c2/AAClb-ekqUJeIZK3IOOf0YW2a?dl=0
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    JPEG astrophotography

    Great shot but how about sharing the settings with the rest of us so we can benefit from your experience?
  8. Hi I use a LowePro TopLoader 50AWII which nicely takes my X-T2 with VPB and the 18-55mm lens. Do ensure your get the 50AWII not the 50AW as that won't fit.
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    x-pro2 4K

    the first figure is the resolution (4K is 3840 pixels x 2160 lines). The second is the frames per second -
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    New X-T2: Now what?

    Hi Jesse Congrats on the move to X-T2 - I did a similar thing in that I traded in my X-E2 and bought the X-T2 to add to my X-T1. I like to have 2 cameras, not as a back up, but because it is so easy to get dust on the sensor of mirrorless cameras I keep my 18-55mm on the X-T2 and my 10-24mm on the X-T1. That way I have access to either camera quickly without changing lenses. I can answer a few of your questions: 4K video - I use SanDisk Ultra 64GB UHS-1 Class 10 cards. These will be fine for your video although I have to say that I am not into video. Adobe Lightroom - I really like Lightroom but I would recommend upgrading to Lightroom CC from your existing 5.7.1 as there are many new features and the latest version supports all the film simulations from Fuji. I always shoot in RAW+JPEG so that I can more easily push and pull exposures. I am really impressed as to how much detail can be got from a way underexposed shot. If I'm honest the JPEG is often superfluous but it's a nice safety copy to keep. I only use the simulations in post-processing and never use them within the camera. I have Luminar 2018 (but rarely use it) and very soon it will have image management built in and a feature which allows it to read Lightroom catalogs. Watch this space! One program I do like is Intensify CK from MacPhun which I use as a plug-in for Lightroom. Have a look at Jeffrey Friedl's plug-ins for Lightroom - some really nice ones there. Batteries - I use Chillipower NP-W126 batteries and they are fine - no problems at all. And as you will already know Fuji X cameras do need a LOT of batteries. Books I would recommend: Rico Pfirstinger "Fujifilm X-T2 120 X-Pert Tips" Tony Philips Fujifilm_X-T2_v1.2 Have fun!
  11. Hi Jorge A very interesting topic! I hadn't done the calculation but using the excellent Jeffrey Friedl's “Megapixel Sort” Lightroom Plugin I can see that I've taken just over 25,000 shots with my XE-2 (now retired), my X-T1 and my recently acquired X-T2. I always thought I used the 18-55 a lot but I now see that it has been used for 71% of all my photos. My 10-24mm has been used for 21% and the remaining 8% is spread between the 35mm F1.4, and the 55-200mm. I now ask myself why did I buy these other lenses? But I totally agree that the 18-55mm is a fantastic lens - sharp, lightweight and inexpensive. What's not to like?
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    IPad OS 11 update disabled Photo Receiver

    Both apps have updated fine on my iPad so it may be worth deleting and re-downloading again. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    IPad OS 11 update disabled Photo Receiver

    Because apps are no longer updated via iTunes, on your iPad/iPhone go to the app called App Store and Under Updates you should see Fujifilm Camera Remote (I don't use Photo Receiver) and click on Update. You'll probably need to pair your camera again but that should solve your problem.
  14. Yes I forgot to say that there is battery impact but the latest versions of the app minimise it and I can do a whole mornings recording (with GeoTag Photos) and not flatten my battery. I carry a portable charger thing to boost my battery if I need it but nowadays I don't need to use it. And the Map feature of Lightroom shows all the photos on a map and small thumbnails of them in their location. Very clever.
  15. I’ll let others answer points 1 and 2 but I feel able to answer number 3. Yes it is disappointing that there is no built-in GPS but in fairness Fuji never claimed there was. Using the Fuji app to add GPS coordinates is rather clunky so what I do is this. On my iPhone I use an app called GeotagPhotos http://www.geotagphotos.net All is explained on their site but basically you ensure your camera has EXACTLY the same time as your phone, start the app and then it records the position where you took each photo - it actually records a track (using the phone’s built-in GPS). All your recorded routes can then be exported as a GPX file via Dropbox, email, or the web and using Lightroom or a similar program it matches the time along the route with the time you took each photo and then tags each photo with the location. Simples! I use it all the time and it works perfectly. I also get a nice route of where I took my photos as well as them being individually tagged.
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