texasfz8

texasfz8

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

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  • Stefaan, Agree, the price is excellent, but I got better results with Pefectly Clear SE which is less than $20 more and has multiple sliders and presets for fine tuning.  Both are intriguing products.
  • Welcome to reality folks. Serious photography is a niche market like it or not. Serious photographers are not where the market (money) is. Adobe does not "care" about us. They have no "desire to...

  • I tried the software and didn't like it.  It is fully automated and tends to overcook images compared to Perfectly Clear for example.  Ended up with way too much noise in image.  Some talk of ...
  • Replied in upgrade
    I would consider a Fuji XT10 or XT20 or other mirroless APSC  the next viable upgrade from an X30.  Anything else will just be a stop gap until GAS pushes you to APSC size, then full frame.  The ...
  • Agree with Dan.  Many people think diffraction has already started to kick in at F/5.6 on these cameras.  F4 is my sweet spot.
  • Replied in A great combo
    Labe, That is the combo I have and it makes a great travel combo.  I take the X30 to go light if telephoto is not required as my recent trip to Hawaii.  I take the X-S1 when wildlife is possible as ...
  • Excellent JC.  You caught the light just right, dark enough to make the yellow flowers pop.
  • Bill, Congratulations on more of your fine images.  It's such a treat to see your work posted right after a couple of threads talking about how "soft" the lens on the X-S1 is.  In your hands the ...
  • Replied in X-S1 or S1?
    Hi MoorsandCoast, Kim Letkemen is highly respected on these boards and I believe he did an extensive review and testing on the S1 vs. HS50. You might want to do a search for him or go to his ...
  • That is pretty much how I use my X-S1 also.  It is such a great travel camera for when out and about.  I especially like how you can go from wide angle to extreme telephoto to macro and never ...
  • The X-S1 gets some flak, but when you consider the focal range from 24-620 equivalent with the wide end at F2.8, it is actually quite respectable.  There was a recent thread on DP Review about ...
  • Truly excellent work Snap.  Are these SOOC, processed RAW and did you add any sharpening?  Whatever you are doing it is working great! Bill
  • Ben, Most USB add on cards require a separate driver which may or may not have been replaced by a generic Windows driver during the update.  Microsoft mentions this in the fine print.  For example ...
  • I actually prefer the B&W.  It puts the emphasis on the dog.  The bright green of the plant, puts the emphasis on the plant in the color shot.  IMHO.  Always interesting to see where B&W can still ...
  • Jeff, It is very interesting how many of the folks on this forum have a X10/20/30 + XS-1 or Panny FZ1000 combo.  It just seems to work.  For casual shooting the X30 is my go to.  For serious trips ...
  • I will second what Tom said.  I had to replace my X10 due to a hair on the sensor.  I was not planning to like the X30 so much, but I have been completely satisfied with the upgrade.  It is an ...
  • Doug, Welcome to the club.  The X-S1 is a great camera.  The extra weight is due to the magnesium frame.  Same as found in higher end DSLR's. No plastic.   The settings can be confusing right at ...
  • Enrico, I noticed you used HDR processing for these images.  Have you tried the in camera Pro Low Light setting of the X-S1?  It uses multiple combined images also for low noise, but without the ...
  • Yes, the X-30 has full in camera raw processing. Sorry for the miss post above.
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