The divorce is final...

Started Nov 4, 2013 | Discussions
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Re: Wow

CollBaxter wrote:

I did not know people slept with there cameras. I am extremely old fashioned I keep mine in a cupboard.

Well at least you did not bugger of with the younger sister.

Enjoy your new system. Fuji looks like the got their act together.

And thanks for your past participation here.

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Hey Collin,

I didn't know your mud hut in deepest darkest Africa had a cupboard  . You do know it's not a cup sitting on a board right?

Thanks for the chuckle,

Ed

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Do we want to know what goes on at night in Collin's deepest darkest African mud hut  ?

Best,

Ed

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Darrell500
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I've enjoyed viewing and been inspired by your images for years now, glad you found a new camera system that fits you, enjoy it.

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dharma108 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,664
Re: The divorce is final...

I'm still in the marriage counseling phase. Thanks for saying goodbye Ed. Love you work and will miss your posts on this forum. The Fuji shots are awesome. Good luck to you.

Dharma

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Darrell500 wrote:

I've enjoyed viewing and been inspired by your images for years now, glad you found a new camera system that fits you, enjoy it.

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Thanks Darrell,

Same pics, different cameras  . I like your sig quote - photography as a communicative medium depends on photographers sharingtheir vision.

Best,

Ed

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Thanks Dharma...

Camera equipment - *shrug*. The pictures that you share are what matters .

Best,

Ed

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Your pics are fantastic! thanks for sharing. And you made a great sendoff and tribute to Oly too. Would really like to hear your thoughts about the Fuji platform coming from an Oly shooter.

I was just looking at ebay because I think it is time to unload my E-620 and kits, which i used JUST as a teaching camera (2k-something actuations), and was wondering what options i had for getting rid of it quick. I think I may as well just let it go for a steal. It would make a great upgrade for anyone coming from a 4/5xx. The E-5 would go next. How well are the E-5s holding up in value? I always found it hard to resell Olympus cameras. I took a big hit on m e-3 when i sold it.

anyways, before I put all that on ebay, if anyone in the US is interested, I would sell below going rate on ebay just to keep the equipment within the realm of Oly fans.

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Roger Engelken
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Re: Wow

redshifted wrote:

Do we want to know what goes on at night in Collin's deepest darkest African mud hut ?

Best,

Ed

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Ummm, no thank you.  

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CollBaxter
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Re: Wow

redshifted wrote:

CollBaxter wrote:

I did not know people slept with there cameras. I am extremely old fashioned I keep mine in a cupboard.

Well at least you did not bugger of with the younger sister.

Enjoy your new system. Fuji looks like the got their act together.

And thanks for your past participation here.

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Collin
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http://collinbaxter.zenfolio.com/
http://www.pbase.com/collinbaxter
http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=21652&username=collin
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
New Seventh Wonder of the World.
http://www.pbase.com/collinbaxter/image/95297052.jpg

Hey Collin,

I didn't know your mud hut in deepest darkest Africa had a cupboard . You do know it's not a cup sitting on a board right?

Thanks for the chuckle,

Ed

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H. Matisse

Well in my house we have many cupboards. One for cameras , one for skeletons , one for some strange relations  .......

Bugger I will have to build a bigger hut.

Cheers Ed and enjoy your system. It looks like we have many choices today and all systems are a much of a muchness.

Pop in some time.

Cheers

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You will always make great shots with any gear

Give that man a $100 compact camera and he will wow you.

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Thanks Matt,

Fuji's design aesthetic for the X-series seems to resonate best with former film shooters. Folks that are used to manual focusing, prime lenses, exposure compensation and film color/contrast palettes seem to bond best with the Fujis. You end up thinking through your shots more (like in the days of film) and it keeps you more on your photographic toes. The smaller form factor of the X-series is nice if equipment weight is an issue for you.

The "differently-abled" X-Trans sensor design can force you to reexamine your RAW converter choices and the Fuji-enabled Silkypix seems to me to be an odd choice for Fuji to rely on. But I like the IQ it delivers (up to ISO 2000 without drama for me). It handily beats the highlight challenged, base ISO only E-5 sensor (for me). But, I wouldn't recommend a system this quirky to the digital photographically faint-of-heart. You need to go into this system with your eyes wide-open . Therewill be a steep learning curve for folks only used to shooting with recent digital DSLRs in auto-everything mode.

The Quick menu button works well to keep you from menu diving too much. The Fujis' shutter-release buttons are too low for me so I had to add soft-shutter releases to the XPro1 and X100S to minimize camera shake when tripping the shutter with my neuropathological addled fingers. But the button is threaded for soft-shutter releases or old-school cable releases. I like these better than the over-priced Oly electronic shuitter-release version. Time-lapse shooting can be problematic using mechanical releases though.

The add-on grip helps hold the XPro1 better - especially with the bigger XF 55-200mm. The batteries are too small for heavy use and the battery power goes to dead faster than the bar graph power display would have you believe. You will need extra batteries.

The XF lenses (both zooms and primes) are pretty darn nice with the XF 18mm seemingly the weakest of the primes. Fuji seems to be sticking to their lens roadmap so there is some predictability in the system. So far, Fuji has been remarkably proactive at providing firmware updates that take user feedback into account.

The X100S is a tiny gem of a camera. The shutter is so smooth and quiet that I sometimes don't believe it's fired. It attracts attention (the good kind) from some folks in a curious, non-threatening, friendly way. I'll keep the X100S until it dies . I understand that the screw-on wide-converter lens is really nice optically but I have no personal experience with it yet.

The weak point of the Fuji system for me is the lack of weather-sealing that I came to take for granted with my Oly cams. But I have done a couple of long shoots in the rain with no problems. I had to pay careful attention to how wet the cameras were getting at all times though and use careful drying protocols during and after the shoots.

The other thing that I miss from the Oly E-5 is the big flipping LCD for live-view shooting from weird tripod angles and demonstrating photo concepts to a group of photogs in teaching situations. This is an undervalued advantage of the E-5s to my mind. I don't miss that stupid "mirror lock-up" implementation on the Olys at all though .

The E-5s and 43 lenses held their value for me at KEH. KEH is one of the few places that seems to "speak" Oly in the used equipment market. I got my use out of my Oly gear and I feel like I got a fair price for my used but well-cared for gear from KEH. The E-1s were basically giveaways. I have no idea what is happening on eBay and went with KEH to avoid all the nickel-and-dime drama you get selling things yourself.

Good luck finding photo gear that works best for you,

Ed

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