Rod McD

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Jan 15, 2010

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  • Yup, OK - and I'll throw in my $0.02c worth since I own one - it's an excellent lens. Rod
  • Hi, Not a bad suggestion, but note that OP posted five months ago.  No doubt he's moved on....... Cheers, Rod
  • Replied in Nope
    Hi, Sorry to hear of your camera's woes, but I've never seen another thread in this forum with exactly that experience on any model.  That's what warranties are for.  Hopefully you'll get good service.
  • Hi everyone, I've had my say earlier and then followed the ensuing posts.  I guess most of it's been said, but let's depersonalize and end the name calling.  Debate is good.  Playing the man and ...
  • Hi, Try these two sites.....  There are more. http://improvephotography.com/34004/fuji-xt1-vs-xt10-detailed-comparison-and-review/ and http://www.fujivsfuji.com/xt10-vs-xt1-vs-xe2/ I bought an XT1 ...
  • Wildlife means reach, and reach is just plain hard.  The 100-400 is expensive and rather large to carry for seven months.  Too large IMO.  Unless it's critically important to you to get wildlife ...
  • Hi, Thom's a respected writer and photographer.  Why HE uses an DSLR for his needs is irrelevant.  It's what meets one's own needs that matters. I've used Nikon and Pentax in my SLR and DSLR era.  ...
  • Man, you have a lot of choice...... but you are at serious risk of failing the old adage that with travel, 'less is more'. If you're after "epic scenery" and "wildlife tour" coverage, you've got ...
  • Hi, I understand Fuji's response on IBIS and I understand what you've suggested, but I doubt that it's a good idea in a camera system not designed to operate with IBIS from the ground up.  I guess ...
  • Hi Deed, There's nothing wrong or right with the "Fuji Crowd". My guess is that your lament simply reflects that there's not a single market. Some love every technical feature, some enjoy ...
  • Hi HB1969, Thanks for the reminder - I used to watch Danny's posts and BIF shots with admiration.  He's been quite remarkable in posting brilliant bird shots from NZ with his MF FD lenses - it just ...
  • Hi Deed, Yes we have Turnbull this side of the ditch......  He scraped back in, but neither major party fared well.  It was interesting to see Australians expressing that same resentment or ...
  • G'day Deed, Thanks for the post and link.  I don't know what sort of work your NZ X Pro1 acquaintance produces, but it doesn't matter.  We can get a bit uptight about brand and model choices and ...
  • They're all good cameras and good lenses (though arguably the more comparable lens in Fuji would have been the 16-55/2.8).  One could debate the methodology, sample variation, influence of DOF, ...
  • I like their 634CF for a backpacking tripod and these look closely related. I can't say that a light in the bottom of the center column looks all that exciting. Once you've set up the camera,...

  • Hi, I think we're actually in agreement - like I said in my last paragraph, these exceptions "don't mitigate against using auto ISO in a general sense, if that's what you like". As to learning ...
  • There are a few situations where just letting the camera do it may well give you a poorer outcome..... Eg 1)  On a tripod in low light.  The camera doesn't know it's on a tripod.  In low light in ...
  • Replied in Auto ISO
    Hi there, Not worried.  It's so intuitive now there's no liberation needed. :-) You're quite right about the flawed concept in your earlier post.  I think we all know that ISO has its roots in film ...
  • Hi, The XT2 has just been announced and isn't available yet in production form.  If you search the net you'll find a variety of pre-production reviews from Fuji X Photographers (pros to whom the ...
  • Replied in Auto ISO
    Hi, Nope.  I haven't turned it on once. I don't have any weird hatred of the concept of auto ISO - I just grew up adjusting ISO as I go.   I don't find myself switching in and out of different ...
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