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FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:56 am

Coming to a camera bag near me in the next couple of weeks...............

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I did a good deal on selling my Canon 60D / Tamron 18/400mm zoom / Canon 50mm prime and Metz Flash.

This X-E3 comes with an 18/55 mm lens but there are many others available. On paper it looks like a hell of a camera. One of the club members has one and his results are quite stunning...............
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby Niner » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:28 am

Considering the size of the sensor it ought to be really super. The down side would be that the lens is detachable and accordingly limiting to what you can buy for it.

I wanted a pocketable digital to replace one I had a long time that had developed a problem. After reading online about various ones....in a range under $500 I bought a Lumix DC-ZS70 because of rave reviews and all sorts of things it would do...like the view finder as well as the tilting screen. It has a really long zoom and takes 4k movies and does a lot of other things. But.... it only has a half inch sensor and in less than bright light it produces images with a lot of noise if not using the flash.

Having come into some mad money last weekend, I ordered one of the best spoken of pocket digitals of all time. It's the Sony RX100. It has a one inch sensor and gathers light well enough to produce a really sharp image at even large pixel counts. Another good thing is that is really smaller and more of a pocket camera than the one it is replacing. The down side is, although it has a built in very good lens it has only a small zoom range.

The one you are buying, admittedly about in the price range of both of my recent acquisitions added together, that super large sensor ought to produce super images in all light conditions. Give us a report when you have it and have tried it out, will you?

Here's a comparison between what you have on the way and the lessor Sony RX100.

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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:39 pm

Like I said Robert, one of the members of our photographic club has one and the results are quite stunning.
The range of Fuji lenses is a little restrictive but you can buy adapters to take other makes of lenses.
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby Niner » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:27 pm

A little photo shop for panache I'd guess....the total black background and making the shirt blacked out as well below the collar? Or did you have a sweater on and took it off for the profile photo? That profile photo is very historic photographer stuff. Professional looking results as good as anyone one would expect from a larger format old school professional film camera in both cases. Well done.

That full face photo with the black background seems a little grim...but classic none the less.
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:02 pm

To give you an idea of a previous camera and it's results, this was taken with a Canon 350D using a Canon 18-55 mm lens on 16 May 2009. The camera had 8 megapixels.

BULLS-ROAD-FLERS.jpg


The same image but processed in Nik collection software only recently available.

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This shows that software has improved as dramatically as the results that use it!

The difference between the Fuji that I have bought and the Canon's that I have previously championed is that I am starting from a much higher plain with the Fuji.
24 Mega pixels as opposed to 18 with my last Canon 60D.
Lenses that are much higher quality than the Tamron / Sigma lenses I used with the Canon's. ( That may be a stumbling bock so very gentle discussion about a new one with you know who :roll: )

The more that I investigate the Fuji system the more I am impressed with it. Expensive - Yes, Good quality - YES, Good selection of lenses - YES ( including a Chinese brand called Samyang which is less expensive than Fuji but NOT cheap )

So far I have a protective lens filter and a flash gun waiting tor the body and lens.............Echo's of a Schmidt-Rubin :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:30 am

Well, I just received a 'bolt on' hand grip to make it easier to hold in my large mits.

Unfortunately I got a revised quote from the company I am doing the deal with to say that both the lenses I sent had got traces of algae in them and they did not want them!

I phoned them today and expressed surprise because the Tamron 18/400 mm is brand new! They apologised and said they would look again. They came back to me and said it was their mistake and they would take the Tamron as well.
( Not a scam because they said that if I didn't want to continue with the deal they would return everything FOC )

So, I have now paid for the Fuji and expect it next week along with the return of the Canon 50mm which I will have to sell locally. ( Just put it on our Photoclub site and it sold in 5 minutes :D :D )
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:24 am

Confirmation - it's in the post :razz: :razz:

And it has an Owners manual with it so I don't have to print off the 360 page PDF :shock:
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby Niner » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:47 pm

Would you actually read a 360 page owners manual? :bigsmile:
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:48 am

Not front to back Robert BUT it is good to have the info in your bag if you can....... The PDF would have been A4 size too :shock:
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby Niner » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:03 am

Actually, if that owners manual is like other ones the actual information is really a lot smaller story as much of the total number of pages is really the same information repeated in different languages. The important thing is if the information...in the language of your choice...is clear and detailed enough to understand what you want to know. I can start reading a Lumix manual on certain aspects and get confused and angry in a matter of minutes because of what it is not saying.
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:35 am

That A4 PDF is all English :roll: :roll:

I just got a delivery confirmation of August 30th from DHL :(
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:37 am

No wonder it is taking so long - it's going via BELGIUM :shock:
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:36 am

Now in Bordeaux 'at the wrong facility' :shock: Now sent to the RIGHT facility it says............. :roll:
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:44 pm

Arrived this morning, a day early :D
Included a Lens Hood and EX-F8 flash that wasn't mentioned in the sale description. I have just bought the Fujifilm EF-20 flash , a lens hood and a Quick Release L Plaque Support Hand Grip.
NOW I have to read the instructions :cool: :cool:
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby Niner » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:11 pm

I'm looking forward to a report. With that gigantic sensor you may not need any flash in many low light situations I'd think.
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby Niner » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:17 pm

You've had it since Wednesday morning and no photos as examples yet. You must really be reading the manual. :bigsmile:
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:56 am

Been playing with it. Took some this morning and am just about to look at them on the puter :roll:

I can't open the RAW files, I need a Fuji Camera RAW plugin so will have to find a download and install it!
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Postby Niner » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:11 am

I was having trouble with downloading and viewing files in RAW too. I need some kind of program for both of my new cameras.
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:25 pm

Well, this is a JPEG . It is th only one that I have because the SD card quit on me as well....................Going to have to wait for 2 new ones to arrive on Tuesday. :roll: :roll:
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Postby Niner » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:13 pm

Now that is not like you at all. You usually think of every possible thing you might need for any new adventure and are better prepared than any boy scout ever was for a camping trip. I guess you can go back to reading the book while the SD card is in the mail. :bigsmile:
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:19 pm

Niner wrote:Now that is not like you at all. You usually think of every possible thing you might need for any new adventure and are better prepared than any boy scout ever was for a camping trip. I guess you can go back to reading the book while the SD card is in the mail. :bigsmile:


Must be an age thing :oops:
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:57 am

Never rains but it pours :roll: :roll:
I found a 1GB card in may camera bag and so went down to the village this morning , there is a vide grenier today.

REDHAED.jpg


FLOWERS.jpg


I then came home and took these 3.

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Wellesley full image.

WELLS FULL.jpg


Same image cropped to the centre.

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Still haven't been able to download a Camera RAW plugin from Adobe but at least i managed to find the images that I lost from yesterday morning. :)

This is one hell of a camera, now, back to the manual :cool: :cool:
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby Niner » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:44 am

Not bad for first run. I particularly like the clarity, sharpness, and color of the flowers. The one of your wife is a good photo but the camera shake must have been intentional by something you chose in the camera settings ....unless the room was really dark.
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby Niner » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:48 am

Here's one I like from my Sony RX100. I'll upload it at the size I recorded it. 3888x2592. It's a jpg as the camera produced. No photoshop or tinkering on my part.
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:57 am

Niner wrote:Not bad for first run. I particularly like the clarity, sharpness, and color of the flowers. The one of your wife is a good photo but the camera shake must have been intentional by something you chose in the camera settings ....unless the room was really dark.



SHE MOVED, Hates having here picture taken............
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:56 am

Been photographing some bottles for a friend. They get the images - i get the wine :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
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Postby Niner » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:26 am

That's really sharp with apparent excellent color replication. I don't think any camera, at any price or configuration, could have done better. Good shot.

If I took a photo, just as technically good, of a case of beer I'm pretty sure I couldn't talk the owner into letting me keep the case in a million years. Good for you on the commercial arrangement. :D
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Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:25 pm

It does help that they are our No:1 favourite Château but even so.............
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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby Niner Delta » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:58 pm

The labels are not exactly symmetrically spaced...... tell them you need another
set of full bottles to do the shoot over again........ :mrgreen:


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Re: FujiFilm X-E3

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:27 am

Niner Delta wrote:The labels are not exactly symmetrically spaced...... tell them you need another
set of full bottles to do the shoot over again........ :mrgreen:


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