Fuji XT-2 and Fuji 50-230 lens

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  1. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg Hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks @Ysarex @Derrel @jcdeboever @DarkShadow @fmw for all the great info! I'm going to hold off on making any changes for now. I'll try to scare up some tutorials for the Silkypix processor. Meanwhile, I'm just a hobbyist so if I don't shoot RAW it's not that big of a deal. If I completely blow the exposure on something, it's little more than a lesson learned for next time. If I'm shooting any once in a lifetime events for family, like the big 75th birthday party for my mom in a few months, I'll be sure to shoot RAW files just in case I screw up!


     
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    I shot pegs to with the fuji, they are gorgeous files coming out of the camera.No shame in shooting jpegs, get it right in camera and your good to go.
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Peg I thought you might enjoy just how good Fuji's "entry level" lenses are. The first image below was made with the 50-230 at full extension to 230mm. It is a jpeg right out of the camera. The only editing was to reduce its size for posting on the web site. I used the new flash gun to make the exposure. Below that is a 100% crop of the lower right corner of the frame where most lenses show some softness. Not exactly "entry level" results are they?
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    If you have windows, try alien skin exposure II. To be honest though, I rarely edit because the jpegs are so good. If you shoot in raw, convert them in camera, there is a push pull, shadow tone, highlight tone, WB, etc. I do this occasionally and it works excellent.
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The purpose of the X-trans sensor is to eliminate the requirement for an anti aliasing filter. This, of course, improves image quality. You can see how it renders intricate subjects in the 100% crop image above. It looks like a macro shot rather than something shot from across a room with a telephoto zoom. But it has different requirements for raw processing. I agree that Adobe doesn't do as well as Silkypix and some other converters. For me it does well enough. I use the raw converter mostly just to tweak the white balance. I like the results from Silkypix better but it isn't a deal breaker for me to abandon adobe.
     
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    A couple more from today's game. Unfortunately not as nicely overcast as yesterday so had to deal with sun and shadows and it was HOT! Season is officially over. Back to the flowers and the butterflies. Some of these were with the 18-55.

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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Love the shot of the flying catcher. Great timing. These girls obviously play their hearts out.
     
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    SquarePeg Hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    She's a real gamer! Half the size of the other girls her age and probably the best player in that league. She hit a grand slam in the championship game today. Her dad is one of our best coaches and their team went undefeated this season.
     
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    Nice set. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    bribrius Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Nice set indeed. So everyone switching to fuji now i take it? Big improvement over the nikons?
     
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    Not everyone, just the cool kids ! (Haha @nerwin)

    Thanks for your comment!
     
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    Just different. Great image quality. Solid glass.
     

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