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Cuba part 2 | Kevin Lloyd

Cuba part 2 |  Kevin Lloyd | Fuji X Series Cameras | Scoop.it


I thought I’d add a another post with a few more shots from my Cuba trip including some from Varadero and Vinales. I’ll start with a few more from Havana…


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Thank you for sharing! I think part 2 is a great follow up to part 1, may like part 2 even more. Loking forward to your nex post!!!!

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Smidy's comment, August 5, 2013 1:31 AM
Part 2 is definitely great.Thank you
Kevin Lloyd's comment, August 5, 2013 1:42 AM
Thanks Smidy :-)
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Los coches antiguos, aparentemente le dan un aspecto y sabor antiguo, casi nostálgico y romántico, pero en realidad son una fuente de contaminación importante, los habaneros respiran veneno.

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Fuji X-Pro 1 and Zeiss Touit 12mm Lens | Jim Gamblin

Fuji X-Pro 1 and Zeiss Touit 12mm Lens | Jim Gamblin | Fuji X Series Cameras | Scoop.it

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In conclusion I must say it was a bit challenging testing the lens, given the limited time and my normal focal length vision.  However at the same time I did appreciate what the lens can do and of course the build quality.  It is a speciality lens for sure, especially given the extreme wide angle.  And is something to take into consideration before acquiring one. Like many I was very excited when I first heard about Zeiss making a series of lenses for the Sony “E” and the Fuji “X” mounts.  However after seeing which focal lengths would be introduced first, my enthusiasm was cooled .  The choice of the introductory focal lengths, is an even better indicator that Zeiss designed these lenses for the Sony NEX system.  As it filled vacancies in the Sony’s system.  If one likes or is in need of this type of focal length, then this is a lens that will not disappoint.  Top notch resolution and build quality being it’s primary attributes.  The question begs to be asked, should one consider this Zeiss lens over the Fuji 14mm?  Let me just repeat what I said earlier.  At this focal length a couple of millimeters make a much greater difference then what one might suppose.....


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Leahter Half Cases + Neck Strap | Angelo Pelle

Leahter Half Cases  + Neck Strap | Angelo Pelle | Fuji X Series Cameras | Scoop.it

HIGH QUALITY EXTRA SOFT PORPORA RED SUEDE LEATHER FOR INNER FINISHING

 

Tripod screw already inclusive for ALL cases without any price surcharge !!

 

AVALAIBLE IN THE FOLLOWING COLORS:

Foxy Brown Waxed:A very aged dark brown color,tonalities goes from foxy brown to dark brown,one of the model more succesfull in our collection, it is done with one of  the best leather. This new type is also waxed on the surface, giving better tonalities and saturation of colours.

 

Each leather is worked  by tannery for us following our requests, a process which last not less than 15 days for each leather, using the same traditional methods for hundreds years (all vegetable tanned, no chemicals at all). Our leather is very thick (up to 3mm) and was received by natural ageing process to fit Leica owners' taste.
Hand made by some of the most skilled italian artisans with more then 30 years of experience in this field. Each half case requires one day of work, all process is carefully handmade, the bottom of the case is stitched by hands (not glued to the upper part)

The case is adjusted to fit like a glove to the camera body. The case also features a grip on the front part to aid ergonomical camera handling. A removable LCD protector has been included too.....

 

 


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Really like the look of this case! Would love to get one for my X Pro 1! any one have this case? quality looks to be top rate! what is you opinion on this case.

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Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2 review | Jonas Dyhr Rask

Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2 review | Jonas Dyhr Rask | Fuji X Series Cameras | Scoop.it

 

Todays blogpost is a review of the Helios 44m-4 58mm f/2 lens. The lens was produced in the old Soviet Union by Jupiter among others from 1958 till 1992 and is one of most mass produced lenses in the world! I bought the M42 screwmount version (hence the 44m name), since I have that adapter, but they made it available in many other mounts. The reason for buying this lens was one thing, and one thing only: The swirley bokeh effect! The lens has, what is referred to as optical vignetting, meaning that out of focus “bokeh-balls” becomes more elipsoid as you move away from the center of the image. Also referred to, as “Cat-eye” effect, this phenomenon gives a pronounced feeling that the background “swirls” around the center focus subject. What really surprised me though, was all the other scenarios this lens was good for! The 58mm focuslength on a APS-C sensor turns into a 87mm FOV equivalent which makes it a really nice medium tele lens. For the streets I was VERY surprised at how well it is doing. And it does amazing with black and white photography. The lens is built like a tank! Seriously. METAL and GLASS….the USSR-way!! My copy is very smooth in the focus ring, and the aperture ring has nice clicks. A good condition lens. Because the lens was built in such superfluous numbers they’re CHEAP…. and I mean REALLY cheap! $10 on ebay and you get a good condition lens…. it’s ridiculous, really.....


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Interesting lens, might have to look for one!

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Leo GM's comment, May 25, 2013 1:44 PM
thanks for sharing. just ordered one from eBay. soooo look forward to it
Ivo Freriks's comment, May 25, 2013 2:14 PM
You're welcome. I hope you will enjoy your purchase.
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Fuji X-Pro-1 back button focus | Paul Samoluk

Fuji X-Pro-1 back button focus |  Paul Samoluk | Fuji X Series Cameras | Scoop.it


What is back button focus and why should you care?

I switched to using the back button (AE-L AF-L) to focus my camera a few months ago and can honestly say i could never go back to the traditional way of auto focusing using your shutter button. It will take a little getting used to at first, but if you stick with it, i can promise you will feel the same way i do. So what is it exactly? In the traditional way of auto focusing your camera, you would half press the shutter, which engages the auto focus system, get the camera to lock focus, and then take the picture by pressing the shutter button all the way down. Ok i am not undermining your intelligence by stating the obvious here, but i wanted to set a baseline for our discussion. With back button focus, you essentially disassociate the function of auto focusing your camera from the function of taking the actual image. You use two buttons instead of one which on the surface may seem quite odd and less efficient but works wonders once you get used to it. Things look even peachier (yes i said peachier) with the X-Pro-1 because the genius minds over at Fuji, know their ergonomics, and placed the buttons in a fantastic place. We will get to that in a minute, first lets continue exploring the idea of back button focus. Here is why you should care about this, and possibly give it a try....


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Will be giving this a try, to see how it works for me. Thanks for the information!

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X-Pro1 Firmware Update Ver.2.05 | Fujifilm Global

X-Pro1 Firmware Update Ver.2.05 | Fujifilm Global | Fuji X Series Cameras | Scoop.it

The firmware update Ver.2.05 from Ver.2.04 incorporates the following issue

1.Operability is improved to change settings easier and quicker by "single-hand".
    (1)"Focus Frame Selection" option is added to "Fn" (function) button.
    (2)One more "Fn" function (No.2) is added to the down key of the "Selector".
    In the "Fn BUTTON" on the SHOOTING MENU, selection of "Fn BUTTON" or "SELECTOR" is added. The default setting of the added Fn function (No.2) is "Focus Frame Selection".

2.Function to enable "Command dial" to control aperture setting for XF lens without an aperture ring is added.
    This function is for the XF27mmF2.8 and XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS which don't have an aperture ring. On the Shooting Mode, "APERTURE SETTING" is added and one of "AUTO+MANUAL", "AUTO" and "MANUAL" can be selected.
    For detail of how to operate, please refer to the operation manual "Before Using This Product" bundled with above lenses.
    
<Note>
The "APERTURE SETTING" will be newly appeared, but it is not selectable unless either XF27mmF2.8 or XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS is attached to a camera.


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New firmware update!

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Leo GM's comment, June 25, 2013 7:47 AM
Wow, so excited for 23rd July update. Thanks, Thomas!
Adrian Seah's comment, June 25, 2013 11:54 AM
Can't wait for the 23 July update too, the focus peaking feature is long overdue and much anticipated, and I'm sure we all agree that whatever Fuji can do to improve AF speed will always be welcome.
Leo GM's comment, June 25, 2013 6:20 PM
Yeah, my favourite is MF and peak highlight is really a brilliant upgrade!
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X-Pro1 Using Custom Settings | For RAW Shooters and Film Fanatics | Adam J Piper

Custom settings can be an extension of the film simulations, adding another layer to your jpgs, or they can be set up to give you the best preview of your RAW files, enabling you to make better exposure decisions. I show you how to set them up, use them effectively and some of my favourite settings for your Fuji X cameras....


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Leo GM's comment, June 12, 2013 9:07 AM
this is very helpful!
Paul Presnail's comment, June 14, 2013 10:27 AM
Thank you!
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X-Pro1 Firmware Update Ver.2.04 | Fujifilm Global

X-Pro1 Firmware Update Ver.2.04  | Fujifilm Global | Fuji X Series Cameras | Scoop.it


The firmware update Ver.2.04 from Ver. 2.03 incorporates the following issue

 

1.AF speed is improved when used with XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS.


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Arnold Barr's comment, May 29, 2013 10:31 PM
Thanks for the responses; Thats what I thought just wanted to make sure.
Paul Presnail's comment, June 4, 2013 9:57 AM
Can anyone tell me what the latest firmware version is for the Fuji 18-55? I have the 1.1 but thought I saw reference to a 2.0 version somewhere. Thanks!
Michel Fourkas's comment, June 5, 2013 11:57 AM
As far as I know, it's 1.1