texasfz8

texasfz8

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

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  • Enjoy your X30.  It is a great camera for travel, street or general use.  The  lens is tack sharp and very fast (F2.0) which makes the camera more usable than you would think with the 2/3rds inch ...
  • "more expensive and bigger equipment with less mobility and not much better performance" Isn't that full frame?

  • I shimmed my X-S1 based on Paul's method and it worked fine.  The purpose of the shim is purely cosmetic and to slow down lens drift ( the fact that large heavy zoom lenses can turn on their own ...
  • Beautiful start to the New Year!
  • Peter, You are correct of course, but in the real world twice as big does not equal twice the performance.  Imaging systems are logarithmic and although twice the the area sounds good it does not ...
  • Not saying the one inch isn't better, just that it is more likely better silicon, not just the small increase in size.  Fuji's 2/3rd inch sensors were pretty old tech even with the XTrans filter ...
  • Don't understand the need for the 1 inch sensor.  I would rather have a more modern sensor with BSI and fast acquisition speed for computational photography.  A one inch sensor is barely a one ...
  • Many of today's portable external hard drives, especially the 2.5 inch variety now have built in 256 bit AES encryption.  This would make it impossible to read the drive contents unless the drive ...
  • Agree with Jim.  The middle image draws the focus onto the figurine, which is the point of the image to me.    You really don't want to see many details in the background.
  • One problem with external back-up drives and hard restores is that the computer bios must be able to find the external drive without windows drivers.  This means for instance that USB 3 ports may ...
  • Replied in Halkidiki X30
    Ditto:  NP55 for X10/20.  NP95 for the X30.  Much bigger battery.  Have had both and get about double the battery life with my X30.
  • Avian, I agree.  When I am on vacation I have enough difficulty keeping up with tour groups and avoiding having guides and family yelling at me to catch up.   Stopping to change lenses is not ...
  • Papa48: I have my X-S1 custom settings exactly the same.  Probably from an old post you made.  Have never changed them since then.  Gives you 3 easy to pick scenarios: fine detail good light, ...
  • 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 ...
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