Mike in Kansas

Mike in Kansas

Lives in United States Kansas City Metro Area, KS, United States
Works as a Global Digital Marketing Leader
Joined on Feb 28, 2006
About me:

Bodies:
Fuji X-T20
Fuji X-E1
Nikon D300
Nikon D50

Lenses:
Fuji XF 18-55mm OIS
Fuji XF 55-200mm OIS
Fuji XF 18-135mm OIS
Fuji XF 27mm
Nikkor 70-300mm 4.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS-VR
Nikkor 50mm 1.8D
Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX
Sigma 10-20mm EX 4.0-5.6 DC HSM
Sigma 18-200mm 3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
Phoenix 100mm AI-S macro

Other
Nikon SB-600 Speedlight
Benro KS-2 ballhead
Benro M227n6 carbon fiber tripod
RawTherapee
Affinity Photo
Macphun CK
Macphun Aurora
15" 2015 Quad Core Macbook Pro/512GB/16GB

Mike in Kansas' recent activity

  • And the X-T2 has dual articulating screen, ISO dial, 14fps shooting, all magnesium body vs. top and bottom plates, customizable autofocus, etc. Plus the X-T20 probably has lower margins in order ...
  • I purchased my first X System camera 3 years ago - an X-E1. I really liked the size, particularly after coming from a Nikon D300. When the X-T1 came out, I really thought that would be my next ...
  • I was debating black vs. silver, and had been for quite  while. I got an X-E1 3 years ago in black, and told myself that when I get my next Fuji body to get silver. Well, 3 years later I went with ...
  • Were you really in shutter priority? Did you set your lens back to "A" when you set your shutter to 1/2000? Or was your lens still set for f/2.8 when you set your shutter to 1/2000? If so, you ...
  • If he was in Shutter Priority, but also set his aperture to f/2.8 and his ISO to 200, that sounds like he is actually in Manual if you ask me.
  • There is a setting called "Preview Exposure" in the menu that if turned on will show the actual exposure. If it is turned off, the EVF and LCD will display so you are able to view the scene ...
  • There are a couple of 3rd party grips on eBay and Amazon if you want to try and cut some costs: Fotasy Grip on Amazon Metro Case
  • He wants to copy the images to a local device (like a portable hard drive WITHOUT a computer present) and then when he gets back to his home/studio copy the images from the local device to his ...
  • Is there a reason you are still on Yosemite? Apple continues to improve its RAM and disk caching performance as it creates its new OS's. Ditto for using the GPU for offloading the CPU. As I have ...
  • Well, it IS standalone if you choose to use it that way. You don't have to use it as an extension, you can use it as a stand-alone editor/converter if you prefer. So it's only "stuck" onto Photos ...
  • Agreed. You can quickly edit yourself into a corner if you aren't thinking through your workflow strategy. I also keep my Photos library as a mix of Referenced and Consolidated, as I like using ...
  • I did a poor job describing what I meant. When you use RAW Power with Photos, you do get a RAW back, but it is displayed as a JPEG. So if you go in and edit it again it Photos, it reverts back to ...
  • I went from Aperture right to Photos, and never got into Lightroom, so I can't really comment on how the workflow of LR compares to that of Photos with Extensions. I DO know that the relatively ...
  • It is worth noting, however, that many of the extensions are also non-destrucutve and allow you to pick up where you left off. Both Affinity and Raw Power allow you to go back into the image and ...
  • These are some awesome shots, and the X-T2 handled ISO3200 very well. Did you shoot RAW, RAW+JPEG, JPEG only? If RAW, what are you using for conversion? The colors and tones look great! Looks like ...
  • As a tech geek, I see the same sorts of comments on many of the tech forums I frequent. "The new MacBook Pro sucks - it can only have 16GB of RAM, a 2TB SSD and a 2.9GHz quad core.  The Eon17 can ...
  • I would argue the trivial statement; it has been shown time and time again that using a RAW converter that is not optimized for X-Trans can produce images that are not as good as SOOC JPEGS. The ...
  • Replied in What is a Pro?
    My wife has quite a few friends that are 'mommy bloggers' that combine photography with their cooking, decorating, renovating, etc. It's hard to figure out what they are trying to promote - the ...
  • Is this a legitimate question, or are you just trolling us?
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