texasfz8

texasfz8

Lives in United States TX, United States
Joined on Jul 11, 2007

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  • Unfortunately Ben,  the biggest difference with the FZ1000 is the lack of mechanical zoom.  This changes one of the key features that people like in the X-S1.  If that's not important then the ...
  • I have used both Freemake programs, video downloader and video convertor for many years.  Both work well and are not spyware.  Freemake no longer uses adds for or attempts to install other ...
  • Pictures like this are why my X30 (same sensor/lens) is my favorite travel camera.  Light, unobtrusive and capable of low light and macro shots.
  • Sharpness looks good to me.  I hate over sharpened images.  Good bokeh on macro shots.
  • Good suggestion.  Many drives that use encryption software do not allow more than 1 valid usb drive to be connected at a time or they will not unlock.    This is a security "feature"  I have been ...
  • Replied in X 30 Storage ?
    Dan, The NP95 battery was a very popular model and is still used in the X100 series I believe.  They should be available for a goodly long time.  They lose charge in storage (but slowly), but it ...
  • Also if you have the camera in SR auto mode it will switch to continuous autofocus regardless of where the main focus switch is set.  You will hear the lens focusing in this mode as you move the ...
  • Timo, Original list price was higher than that, but even if it is truly new (no shutter activations), I would probably not offer more than $450.  I got mine as a demo unit with the leather case for ...
  • You are thinking of the X10. It had an optical viewfinder. The X30 was bigger, EVF so no parallax problems, bigger battery (450 shots), and standard X-trans sensor. Tack sharp F2.0 lens. It was...

  • SactoJim, Agree,  my X-S1 is a 33A and does have a "loose" lens with some creep and a little droop.  I did shim it, but only for better holding.  However, I have no complaints on optical quality ...
  • It is sad, but Fuji never made any money on the X-S1.  Initial retail was $799, unheard of for a superzoom at that time.  I got mine on closeout for $349.  Maybe in today's world of $1500 Sony ...
  • Replied in X-T100 Anyone?
    Labe, It has a Bayer sensor (same as X-A5, but with the X30's EVF attached.  Should be very interesting depending on the price point Fuji goes with.  Will need to be cheap to compete against M43  ...
  • Replied in more info here
    Labes suggestions are spot on as usual.  A couple of other things to try are the X30 does exposure bracketing and this appears to be a static (sculpture?) subject.  HDR is one way to extend the ...
  • CMCM, Macro capability is often overlooked.  Both the X30 and XS1 have great macro capability.  Check out Electric Bill's latest posts for some examples.  As for the 24 mm, my X-S1 has it, but like ...
  • I have to agree about the marketing.  A 1 inch sensor is only 2x the area of a 2/3rds inch sensor.  Maybe 1 stop difference.   With less zoom range.   Last time I checked the price of these new ...
  • I use ACDsee standard for DAM management and keywording.  From the use external editor menu,  I can launch various editing programs including Perfectly Clear 3.5 and Affinity.  Works well for me.  ...
  • The optical stabilization on my X-S1 seems to work quite well.  I can hand hold at 624 equivalent length at 1/250  speeds.  Considering the normal standard of 1/focal length would be 1/600 or ...
  • The OP is not unhappy with his computer performance.  He does minimal post processing and does not use Lightroom or other memory hog programs.  I don't understand why so many have recommended he ...
  • Sheldon, If your computer is set up with Windows 10 as C:  and data as D:, then you just have to replace D with a bigger drive.  I have my computer set up this way.   All data on D and the OS on ...
  • Sheldon, Since you don't "work" with your photos, all you really need is to increase your storage.  It is easy to replace internal drives and even easier to change your external to a higher ...
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