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Old April 8th 18, 02:44 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
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I thought I would try to get things back to photography. These were shot with
an X-T2 + XF 50-140mm f/2.8 (+2X teleconvertor, not my favorite accessory,
but it seems to have worked.)

http://macfilos.com/photo/2018/3/28/...ts-of-muriwai-
beach

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Old April 8th 18, 08:30 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On 08/04/2018 02:44, Savageduck wrote:
I thought I would try to get things back to photography. These were shot with
an X-T2 + XF 50-140mm f/2.8 (+2X teleconvertor, not my favorite accessory,
but it seems to have worked.)

http://macfilos.com/photo/2018/3/28/...ts-of-muriwai-
beach


Thanks for sharing such great images. This might be a better link:-

http://macfilos.com/photo/2018/3/28/...-muriwai-beach

I wonder if folk are aware that we once had a naval aircraft with the
same name!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairey_Gannet

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Old April 8th 18, 10:53 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On 2018-04-08 01:44:23 +0000, Savageduck said:

I thought I would try to get things back to photography. These were shot with
an X-T2 + XF 50-140mm f/2.8 (+2X teleconvertor, not my favorite accessory,
but it seems to have worked.)

http://macfilos.com/photo/2018/3/28/...ts-of-muriwai-
beach


Nice stuff from an enthusiast but has he really got the right tool?

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5005cb8ee4b046f04f5a045e/t/5abb78de1ae6cf78144f95ee/1522235654231/Flight+9+DSF1695.jpg?format=1500w


http://tinyurl.com/y7p6y7un
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Old April 8th 18, 11:23 AM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On 08/04/2018 10:53, android wrote:
On 2018-04-08 01:44:23 +0000, Savageduck said:

I thought I would try to get things back to photography. These were
shot with
an X-T2 + XF 50-140mm f/2.8 (+2X teleconvertor, not my favorite
accessory,
but it seems to have worked.)

http://macfilos.com/photo/2018/3/28/...ts-of-muriwai-

beach


Nice stuff from an enthusiast but has he really got the right tool?

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5005cb8ee4b046f04f5a045e/t/5abb78de1ae6cf78144f95ee/1522235654231/Flight+9+DSF1695.jpg?format=1500w


http://tinyurl.com/y7p6y7un


That's a nice image! :-)

Some folk might suggest that you *stole* it! ;-)

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Old April 8th 18, 12:12 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On 08/04/2018 02:44, Savageduck wrote:
I thought I would try to get things back to photography. These were shot with
an X-T2 + XF 50-140mm f/2.8 (+2X teleconvertor, not my favorite accessory,
but it seems to have worked.)

http://macfilos.com/photo/2018/3/28/...ts-of-muriwai-
beach

Excellent! I'd love to try an X-T2 but can't justify it for the amount
of photography that I do. I manage with an X-E1 and the humble XC
50-230, but you do have to pre-focus. So OK for shots of show-jumping,
birds on perches or at feeders.
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Old April 8th 18, 02:49 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On Apr 8, 2018, newshound wrote
(in [email protected] w.co.uk):

On 08/04/2018 02:44, Savageduck wrote:
I thought I would try to get things back to photography. These were shot
with
an X-T2 + XF 50-140mm f/2.8 (+2X teleconvertor, not my favorite accessory,
but it seems to have worked.)

http://macfilos.com/photo/2018/3/28/...ts-of-muriwai-
beach

Excellent! I'd love to try an X-T2 but can't justify it for the amount
of photography that I do. I manage with an X-E1 and the humble XC
50-230, but you do have to pre-focus. So OK for shots of show-jumping,
birds on perches or at feeders.


The X-E1 was a good camera when it was first released, but not a great choice
when it comes to AF-C and tracking of subjects in motion. The firmware
updates/upgrades issued for the X-E2, and X-E2S were not available for the
X-E1 so it did not gain the improvements to AF, particularly with zone
tracking. If you can find one of those used, or perhaps even a clearance
X-E2S, they would do a better job for those subjects than your X-E1, and they
are available at very good prices.

You would gain a much improved AF.

http://fujifilm-x.com/af/en/

If you want to get an even greater improvement you might consider an X-E3,
which was released with improvements to AF which the X-T2 only gained via a
firmware update not available for the X-E2/E2(S). The X-E3 would also give
you the newer 24MP X-Trans III sensor and CPU with all that brings to the
game.

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_e3/

https://fujifilm-x.com/us/cameras/x-...42.1523193894-
1873624120.1425149713

....orhttps://tinyurl.com/yamll57d

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Old April 8th 18, 03:21 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On 08/04/2018 14:49, Savageduck wrote:
On Apr 8, 2018, newshound wrote
(in [email protected] w.co.uk):

On 08/04/2018 02:44, Savageduck wrote:
I thought I would try to get things back to photography. These were shot
with
an X-T2 + XF 50-140mm f/2.8 (+2X teleconvertor, not my favorite accessory,
but it seems to have worked.)

http://macfilos.com/photo/2018/3/28/...ts-of-muriwai-
beach

Excellent! I'd love to try an X-T2 but can't justify it for the amount
of photography that I do. I manage with an X-E1 and the humble XC
50-230, but you do have to pre-focus. So OK for shots of show-jumping,
birds on perches or at feeders.


The X-E1 was a good camera when it was first released, but not a great choice
when it comes to AF-C and tracking of subjects in motion. The firmware
updates/upgrades issued for the X-E2, and X-E2S were not available for the
X-E1 so it did not gain the improvements to AF, particularly with zone
tracking. If you can find one of those used, or perhaps even a clearance
X-E2S, they would do a better job for those subjects than your X-E1, and they
are available at very good prices.

You would gain a much improved AF.

http://fujifilm-x.com/af/en/

If you want to get an even greater improvement you might consider an X-E3,
which was released with improvements to AF which the X-T2 only gained via a
firmware update not available for the X-E2/E2(S). The X-E3 would also give
you the newer 24MP X-Trans III sensor and CPU with all that brings to the
game.

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_e3/

https://fujifilm-x.com/us/cameras/x-...42.1523193894-
1873624120.1425149713

...orhttps://tinyurl.com/yamll57d

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm certainly sold on the Fuji system, but
to be honest I can't justify upgrading at the moment. It's different for
(say) a professional sports photographer whose living depends on
capturing the moment.

I don't claim any special merit in the following image, but I was
pleased with the number of reasonable pictures that I got on this day,
with manual focus of course! Hand-held. X-E1 with the 50-230 fully extended.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgWUVp-GofSYgWJCBGy5ld99GwbI
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Old April 8th 18, 03:40 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On Apr 8, 2018, newshound wrote
(in [email protected] w.co.uk):

On 08/04/2018 14:49, Savageduck wrote:
On Apr 8, 2018, newshound wrote
(in [email protected] w.co.uk):

On 08/04/2018 02:44, Savageduck wrote:
I thought I would try to get things back to photography. These were shot
with an X-T2 + XF 50-140mm f/2.8 (+2X teleconvertor, not my favorite accessory,
but it seems to have worked.)

http://macfilos.com/photo/2018/3/28/fuji-x-t2-and-the-gannets-of-muriwai-beach
Excellent! I'd love to try an X-T2 but can't justify it for the amount
of photography that I do. I manage with an X-E1 and the humble XC
50-230, but you do have to pre-focus. So OK for shots of show-jumping,
birds on perches or at feeders.


The X-E1 was a good camera when it was first released, but not a great
choicewhen it comes to AF-C and tracking of subjects in motion. The firmware
updates/upgrades issued for the X-E2, and X-E2S were not available for the
X-E1 so it did not gain the improvements to AF, particularly with zone
tracking. If you can find one of those used, or perhaps even a clearance
X-E2S, they would do a better job for those subjects than your X-E1, and
they are available at very good prices.

You would gain a much improved AF.

http://fujifilm-x.com/af/en/

If you want to get an even greater improvement you might consider an X-E3,
which was released with improvements to AF which the X-T2 only gained via a
firmware update not available for the X-E2/E2(S). The X-E3 would also give
you the newer 24MP X-Trans III sensor and CPU with all that brings to the
game.

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_e3/

https://fujifilm-x.com/us/cameras/x-e3/?_ga=2.62613292.188709342.1523193894-1873624120.1425149713

...orhttps://tinyurl.com/yamll57d

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm certainly sold on the Fuji system, but
to be honest I can't justify upgrading at the moment. It's different for
(say) a professional sports photographer whose living depends on
capturing the moment.

None the less, it is worth thinking about, I am sure that you would be able
to find a new clearance X-E2S, or a used X-E2/E2S at very affordable prices,
even at UK levels. ;-)

Good cameras are not only the exclusive playthings of the pros, us old farts
need toys as well. Think about treating yourself.

I just sold my pontoon boat, and now I am eyeing a new lens, perhaps that
50-140mm f/2.8, or perhaps something else...

I don't claim any special merit in the following image, but I was
pleased with the number of reasonable pictures that I got on this day,
with manual focus of course! Hand-held. X-E1 with the 50-230 fully extended.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgWUVp-GofSYgWJCBGy5ld99GwbI


That is pretty good.; Tough to make when depending on MF, so much easier with
the improved AF-C

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Regards,
Savageduck

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Old April 8th 18, 08:30 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On 08/04/2018 15:40, Savageduck wrote:
On Apr 8, 2018, newshound wrote
(in [email protected] w.co.uk):

On 08/04/2018 14:49, Savageduck wrote:
On Apr 8, 2018, newshound wrote
(in [email protected] w.co.uk):

On 08/04/2018 02:44, Savageduck wrote:
I thought I would try to get things back to photography. These were shot
with an X-T2 + XF 50-140mm f/2.8 (+2X teleconvertor, not my favorite accessory,
but it seems to have worked.)

http://macfilos.com/photo/2018/3/28/fuji-x-t2-and-the-gannets-of-muriwai-beach
Excellent! I'd love to try an X-T2 but can't justify it for the amount
of photography that I do. I manage with an X-E1 and the humble XC
50-230, but you do have to pre-focus. So OK for shots of show-jumping,
birds on perches or at feeders.

The X-E1 was a good camera when it was first released, but not a great
choicewhen it comes to AF-C and tracking of subjects in motion. The firmware
updates/upgrades issued for the X-E2, and X-E2S were not available for the
X-E1 so it did not gain the improvements to AF, particularly with zone
tracking. If you can find one of those used, or perhaps even a clearance
X-E2S, they would do a better job for those subjects than your X-E1, and
they are available at very good prices.

You would gain a much improved AF.

http://fujifilm-x.com/af/en/

If you want to get an even greater improvement you might consider an X-E3,
which was released with improvements to AF which the X-T2 only gained via a
firmware update not available for the X-E2/E2(S). The X-E3 would also give
you the newer 24MP X-Trans III sensor and CPU with all that brings to the
game.

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_e3/

https://fujifilm-x.com/us/cameras/x-e3/?_ga=2.62613292.188709342.1523193894-1873624120.1425149713

...orhttps://tinyurl.com/yamll57d

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm certainly sold on the Fuji system, but
to be honest I can't justify upgrading at the moment. It's different for
(say) a professional sports photographer whose living depends on
capturing the moment.

None the less, it is worth thinking about, I am sure that you would be able
to find a new clearance X-E2S, or a used X-E2/E2S at very affordable prices,
even at UK levels. ;-)

Good cameras are not only the exclusive playthings of the pros, us old farts
need toys as well. Think about treating yourself.

I just sold my pontoon boat, and now I am eyeing a new lens, perhaps that
50-140mm f/2.8, or perhaps something else...

I don't claim any special merit in the following image, but I was
pleased with the number of reasonable pictures that I got on this day,
with manual focus of course! Hand-held. X-E1 with the 50-230 fully extended.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgWUVp-GofSYgWJCBGy5ld99GwbI


That is pretty good.; Tough to make when depending on MF, so much easier with
the improved AF-C

Thanks. Maybe not so obvious from the photo, but this is "tent pegging"
where the rider attempts to pick up wooden pegs hammered into in the
ground using the tip of the lance. So there is a good fixed point to
focus on before the riders make the attempt. And since you are trying to
catch the most dramatic moment there is little to be gained from auto focus.

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Old April 8th 18, 11:08 PM posted to rec.photo.digital
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On 4/7/2018 9:44 PM, Savageduck wrote:
I thought I would try to get things back to photography. These were shot with
an X-T2 + XF 50-140mm f/2.8 (+2X teleconvertor, not my favorite accessory,
but it seems to have worked.)

http://macfilos.com/photo/2018/3/28/...ts-of-muriwai-
beach


Nice series of images.
Here's two recent ones I took with my D500, and my 80-400 lens.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/k06g6uwl26z99n2/20180319_bIRDS%20Wakotahatchee_0624.jpg?dl=0

And the result:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ji4rs200lj32o9o/20180319_bIRDS%20wakotahatchee_0627.jpg?dl=0



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