I switched over to Fuji from Nikon a few years ago and seem to have become quite a gear collector. When I used Nikon I had a Nikon D7200 and the 24mm f1.8, 35mm f1.8, 50mm 1.8, 85mm f1.8, and 60mm f2.8D lenses. Since moving to Fuji I have managed to obtain the following:
cameras: X-T3, X-T30, and recently the X100V
lenses: Laowa 9mm f2.8, Fuji 10-24mm, Fuji 16mm F2, Fuji 16mm f1.4, Fuji 16-80, Fuji 18-55, Fuji 23mm f2, Fuji 27mm, Fuji 35mm f2, Mitakon 35mm, Fuji 50mm F2, Fuji 56mm, Voigtlander 58mm f1.4, Fuji 55-200, and the Fuji 90mm (still also have the Nikon 60mm f2.8D).
So I love all of these lenses, but honestly have way too many to put them all to use as I should. I am wanting to move to a minimalist set up. I recently purchased the X100V and instantly fell in love with that camera. The one lens design has really helped me rediscover what I loved about photography upon first starting out. So the X100V is staying with me. So I am wanting to sell some of my excess and need some advice about what to keep. At the moment I am thinking about keeping the X-T3 with the Laowa 9mm, Fuji 16 f1.4, Fuji 56 f1.2, Fuji 90mm f2, Fuji 16-80mm, Mitakon 35mm, and Voigtlander 58mm f1.4 (just for the fun of manual focusing).
My question is, does this sound like a reasonable set-up? I really want to move away from zooms (except for the 16-80 for fun).
Bought my X-Pro 3 from B & H last November (2019). I haven't even taken it out from the house all this time, so no photo shoots. I rarely power it up.
Still on the 1st battery, but a couple weeks ago, I powered it on just to check the status, and it flashed low battery icon, then shut off by itself.
I plugged it in last night to charge (odd, that the charge light is green? Thought it would be red until completely charged). Today, the camera wont power on.
I tried the trick where you remove the battery while the power switch is on, then put the battery back in, but no luck there.
Dead circuit board? How does a camera crap out when it is never used?
Does anyone have any suggestions, other than shipping it in? Do battery chargers work better than the USB cable route?
I have a serious criticism of the X-T4 design: my Gitzo Traveler quick release plate - the smallest they make - blocks the battery door from opening fully while attached to the camera. The hinge for the door is too close to the tripod//quick release hole and the plate overlaps the hinge just enough to block it from fully opening.
The result is that I cannot remove or change my battery without removing the camera from the tripod and the quick release plate from the camera. What a pain!
Does anyone know of a Gitzo tripod head system compatible with the Traveler model tripod and that has a narrower plate where this won't be a problem?
Has anyone tried to adapt a Canon TS-E lens to any Fuji body? I'm specifically thinking about getting the 17mm for my X-T4, however I'm still weighing up the cost against the diminishing returns.
In general, how viable is adapting full-frame tilt-shift onto APS-C bodies? As far as I understand, on top of the focal length being increased by the crop factor, the shift range is also reduced by the same factor. So in the case of the 17mm, I would technically only have a maximum shift of 7-8mm. Is this correct? If so, is that still enough for a moderate amount of in-camera correction? I'm not expecting to capture a skyscraper from the across the street, but something that will cover the majority of cases.
Finally, are there any alternative solutions I should consider?
Since the last firmware update to v.1.02, face detection has not been working properly on my X-T4. It activates only occasionally, and then jumps around.
I've tried it with the XF35 F2 and XF16-80 F4, and experienced the same problem with both lenses.
Has anyone had a similar problem?
This is excellent advice. The 50/f2 is one of my beloved lenses for my X-Pro2 and street photography. As a pro also doing workshops, I see a lot of people struggle with these so-called portrait lenses like the 50/f1, the 56/f1.2 or in full-frame the fast 85mm lenses (f1.4 or 1.2). Esp. when you're in a hurry like the short time you have when shooting portraits in the street. Many like to open up the aperture as wide as possible ending up with all sorts of focusing issues due to the shallow DOF.
Dear members and visitors, I have the same problem with steveblue and after I read all of your posts I finally concluded. I just wrote a friendly table, so everyone can read and understand it, with real examples. I can't cover all combinations but those I have tried is enough to understand your needs for your case and to apply them for the best solution:
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