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Postby warmjets » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:33 am

If you're interested lmk, need to find the box it's somewhere in my closet. Have a soft shell case, uv filter and extra battery I'd throw in
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Postby deadwolfbones » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:05 pm

warmjets wrote:If you're interested lmk, need to find the box it's somewhere in my closet. Have a soft shell case, uv filter and extra battery I'd throw in


I'm very interested, but this isn't a great time. Just had to completely outfit a new house since we sold everything when we bought the cafe in Vietnam. :x

Great price, tho. Lemme think about it a bit.
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Postby Macgregor » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:32 am

Fullscreen wrote:Speaking of 3rd party, sigma makes an 18-35 f1.8 zoom for aps-c cameras. Constant f1.8 throughout the entire focal range is pretty much unheard-of speed for a consumer zoom.

I don't ever have much to really add to this thread, so I'll chime in and say that I owned this lens for a couple years and it's fantastic and entirely worth its price
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Postby table for one » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:18 pm

does anyone know if there is a cache of photobook torrents on the internet? given that so many are out of print etc that i would love to look at
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Postby powderfinger » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:53 am

loving the image quality from the X-T30 and the Fuji lenses but I gotta say the menu system, the horrendous 'Q' button placement on the thumb grip, and utterly broken Android app that refused to connect via Bluetooth have me ready to throw this thing at the wall
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Postby wolfie » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:44 am

fuji has long been terrible at everything except their sensor and lenses

set that shit up once and turn off the lcd and never touch another setting again. and disable as many customizable function buttons as possible so you're not constantly accidentally pressing everything
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Postby wolfie » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:46 am

i don't mean that in a bad way

sensors and lenses are kinda the only things that matter, depending on what you do
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Postby powderfinger » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:50 am

I think I'll be fine with the handling once they put out the firmware update that lets you disable the 'Q' button since I agree about setting it and forgetting it generally. I got a half-case and a soft release button that have it feeling good ergonomically.

I'm pleasantly surprised by the 18-135mm that I picked up last weekend. Lots of people dogging it online but I think the image quality is pretty good for a superzoom that will be great for travel. So far I don't regret getting it over the 18-55mm kit lens. Just need to get the 35mm f1.4 and the Rokinon 12mm and I'll be set (already have the 25mm f2).
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Postby shizaam » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:11 pm

powderfinger wrote:loving the image quality from the X-T30 and the Fuji lenses but I gotta say the menu system, the horrendous 'Q' button placement on the thumb grip, and utterly broken Android app that refused to connect via Bluetooth have me ready to throw this thing at the wall

i've had much more luck with wi-fi instead of bluetooth. connection setup is a little clunky (at least on ios), but it's far more stable than bluetooth.

used to shoot canon, but i got an x100s a few years ago, then upgraded to the x100f and never looked back. more recently got a used x-t2 (honestly wish i'd gotten the x-pro2), and that 35mm 1.4 is one of my favorite lenses I've ever owned.
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Postby warmjets » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:13 pm

The Fuji wifi app is total shit
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Postby shizaam » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:19 pm

yeah, it's bad but better than bluetooth so far. it's astonishing they haven't fixed it. i usually just lug around the lightning to sd card reader in my lens bag if i want to mess with quick jpeg edits.
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Postby shizaam » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:20 pm

good lord they really put the q button in a terrible spot on the xt-30
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Postby powderfinger » Thu May 23, 2019 8:19 pm

Goddamn I really fell in love with this Fuji gear on my trip to Europe. The dynamic range on the sensor is ridiculous compared to my a6000. Not that the a6000 is a bad camera by any means, but I just get vastly better results in high contrast scenes with the Fuji, with minimal effort or post-processing. Obviously it's a couple generations advanced, but since the a6000 is still for sale (and the X-Trans IV reportedly isn't much of an upgrade over the III in terms of IQ)I wasn't really expecting the difference to be so dramatic. The controls make it so enjoyable to shoot with too.

A second body for my wife to use was on my roadmap and I just found a sweet deal on an X-Pro2 with the 35mm f1.4 and couldn't resist.
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Postby shizaam » Fri May 24, 2019 8:59 am

powderfinger wrote:Goddamn I really fell in love with this Fuji gear on my trip to Europe. The dynamic range on the sensor is ridiculous compared to my a6000. Not that the a6000 is a bad camera by any means, but I just get vastly better results in high contrast scenes with the Fuji, with minimal effort or post-processing. Obviously it's a couple generations advanced, but since the a6000 is still for sale (and the X-Trans IV reportedly isn't much of an upgrade over the III in terms of IQ)I wasn't really expecting the difference to be so dramatic. The controls make it so enjoyable to shoot with too.

A second body for my wife to use was on my roadmap and I just found a sweet deal on an X-Pro2 with the 35mm f1.4 and couldn't resist.

niice. x-t30 and the 23mm f2 right? love that lens (and that 35mm 1.4 is just glorious). really like my x-t2, but I feel like i made the wrong decision to go with that body over the x-pro 2 — realizing i just like the rangefinder so much more.

also this thing is nuts https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/23/1863 ... s-hands-on
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Postby powderfinger » Fri May 24, 2019 11:39 am

Yeah, X-T30, 23mm f2, and 18-135mm on this trip.

Fuji should make a GFX equivalent of the X100 series. It would be the coolest camera ever.
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Postby shizaam » Fri May 24, 2019 11:55 am

powderfinger wrote:Yeah, X-T30, 23mm f2, and 18-135mm on this trip.

Fuji should make a GFX equivalent of the X100 series. It would be the coolest camera ever.

seriously. hell, i'd take a weather-sealed x100 series with internal image stabilization

how's that 18-135mm? i've only used fuji primes.
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Postby powderfinger » Fri May 24, 2019 3:07 pm

It seems to have a bad reputation but I think it's great. Obviously it's not fast. But the stabilization is excellent and it's quite sharp for most of the range so it's a really solid travel lens. Perfect paired with a fast prime (a 16mm or 12mm would probably be ideal since the 23mm isn't THAT much better in terms of IQ that I felt myself wanting to switch during daylight conditions, but being able to go wider would be helpful).
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Postby shizaam » Fri May 24, 2019 3:34 pm

powderfinger wrote:It seems to have a bad reputation but I think it's great. Obviously it's not fast. But the stabilization is excellent and it's quite sharp for most of the range so it's a really solid travel lens. Perfect paired with a fast prime (a 16mm or 12mm would probably be ideal since the 23mm isn't THAT much better in terms of IQ that I felt myself wanting to switch during daylight conditions, but being able to go wider would be helpful).

oh yeah, i lucked out and found the 16 f1.4 used for half price. been experimenting with a travel kit, but the 16 / 34 f1.4 and x100f are a pretty great combo (and light).
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Postby Simpsons Avatar » Fri May 24, 2019 8:39 pm

I absolutely love my Fuji and don't miss slr at all
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Postby fizzle » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:01 pm

fuck me, I'm lookin at the Canon RP real hard. I haven't been terribly thrilled with the aps-c crop sensor in the M50 I picked up in February. I shoot for a living and have been having a hard time justifying the sacrifice in image quality, even if just for a secondary travel/snapshot camera. I have my 5dIII I use for work with my 24-70mm f2.8L II and 100mm f2.8L macro. Would probably get the 40mm ef pancake and the adaptor until they come out with a proper pancake for the RF mount. Which would also make the RP a much better backup body option than the M50.
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Postby Simpsons Avatar » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:04 pm

I used the 40mm ef pancake more than any other lens when I was a Canonboy
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Postby fizzle » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:14 pm

seems solid, and still way smaller than a 5d with a 24-70mm
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Postby fizzle » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:16 pm

i have this Freemod X-Cap2 auto lens cap on my 22mm on my M50, they make one that fits the ef 40mm hell yeah
http://freemod-design.com/en/products/x-cap2/
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Postby fizzle » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:18 pm

sexy grip for my big mitts
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Postby fizzle » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:17 pm

hi welcome back to Canon™ RP™ talk with your host me, Fizzle. after a few days of research, hours of obnoxious reviewer videos, and handling one for an hour at B&H I'm sold on this jawn as a snapshot/travel camera and would double as a backup body for my 5D kit should that ever shit the bed on a job. I shoot zero video so those shortcomings are irrelevant. Now I need some motherfuckers to pay me, including my gf who claimed my M50 immediately with a real sweetheart offer.
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Postby quinine » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:43 pm

weird request, but does anyone have Apple Aperture.app v3.6? This was the final release and supposedly the only one that runs on 64bit OS. if you do, would love for you to PM me

edit: I guess since I'm on the topic, if anyone in here uses and enjoys something other than Lightroom I'd love to hear your thoughts
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Postby hector doepos » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:28 am

thinking of buying an xt2 or 3 for mostly shooting video but also stills. tempted to go the 35mm f2 instead of the 18-55 kit lens. like the idea of constraint/sharpness/portability. is this a dumb idea to go fixed lens for my first ?
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Postby powderfinger » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:04 am

hector doepos wrote:thinking of buying an xt2 or 3 for mostly shooting video but also stills. tempted to go the 35mm f2 instead of the 18-55 kit lens. like the idea of constraint/sharpness/portability. is this a dumb idea to go fixed lens for my first ?


Nah I bought the 23mm with my X-T30 instead of the kit lens and I don't regret it. I ended up buying the 18-135mm fairly soon after and I'm glad I went that route instead of the kit lens. Also, the long-awaited 16-80mm f4 is coming in September and I'd rather have that than the kit lens long-term.

Also, having now spent some time with both the X-T30 (same guts as the X-T3) and the X-Pro2 (same guts as the X-T2), I would definitely suggest going with the X-T3 (or X-T30) over the X-T2. The autofocus on the X-T30 is sooooo much better. I also feel like the sensor is a bit better at high ISOs and has better dynamic range, although I haven't done a rigorous comparison and I believe most reviewers called the new sensor a bit of a wash in terms of image quality. The fact remains that I've had an easier time getting better shots with the X-T30.
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Postby Simpsons Avatar » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:28 am

Thought for sure this was bumped with

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Postby Simpsons Avatar » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:30 am

Also you won't go wrong with the xt2, xt3 or anything else in that series I fucking love this camera line
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