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  1. Correction: 96 kHz/24 bit .WAV audio recording. After importing it into Adobe Premiere Pro, and editing in Adobe Audition, down-sampled it to 24 bit/48 kHz in the export media process. Anyway, I love the sound of the two birds talking back and forth. Matched those two birds from Kauai to the Blue Jay couple in Oregon. Will have to make more stories with Nature as the focus. Yes, I know that the songs are not matched to the birds shown. Artistic license! Until someone notices. Then I will tell them.
  2. Made this video yesterday, from photos that I have taken over the past few days, and the recording that I made of the birds singing when I was in Kauai in February. Recorded with Sony Linear PCM Recorder PCM-M10. I did edit the audio in post to take a Noise Print of the ocean sound and remove it, as well as boost the gain. Otherwise, no change to the original sound. Recorded at the highest quality in stereo, 24 bit, 48 kHz. All photos SOOC, Straight Out of Camera, no post editing. L, 16:9, Fine/RAW. Shot RAW and JPG, Film simulation Velvia for 1st 2 shots, Astia for remainder. Always set manual White Balance with ColorChecker Passport, Grey Card. Had to shoot through glass door and thick/dark screen door for Blue Jay shots. Didn't want them to be disturbed. Did not bother to change anything in post. XT-3, Fujinon XF90mmF2 R LM WR, left lens hood off, for sunflare! https://player.vimeo.com/video/400799265 43 seconds
  3. Another portrait shoot out comparison. Same model and photographer. Outdoors in direct sun. No flash. Three different camera bodies and lenses, all 35mm F1.4 Primes. The XT-3 also had the Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 R Prime lens mounted sometimes. Two FF vs XT-3. Canon EOS R Mirrorless w/Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens vs Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless w/Sony SEL35F14Z Distagon T FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Standard-Prime Lens for Mirrorless Cameras (Zeiss) vs Fujifilm X-T3 w/Fujinon XF35mm F1.4 R. All in auto white balance with default profile. JPEGs out of camera. XT-3 used Classic Chrome film profile.
  4. Would love to see a comparison shoot out for portrait work on the X-T3 between the Prime Lenses: Viltrox 85 mm F1.8 AF X mount (price? availability? Cannot seem to find it - $300?) vs Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR ($699 USD) vs Fujifilm XF 56 mm F1.2 R ($749 USD) vs Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR ($449 USD) vs Fujifilm XF 35 mm F1.4 R ($599 USD) vs Fujifilm XF 35 mm F2 R WR ($399 USD) vs Fujifilm XF 23 mm F1.4 R ($899 USD) vs Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR ($449 USD). Range of prices: Around $300 USD to $899 USD. Lens length range: 23 mm to 90 mm. F stop range: 1.2 to 2. Let's see the work. You could add in lens lengths of a wider angle or longer telephoto. Also different lenses. I own three XF Zoom lenses, which I have mainly for video work: the Fujifilm XF 10 - 24 mm F4 R LM OIS ($749 USD), Fujifilm XF 18 - 55mm F2.8 - 4 R LM OIS (kit lens with XT-3, sells for $699 USD separately), Fujifilm XF 55 - 200 F3.5 - 4.8 R LM OIS ($699 USD). Lens length range: 10 - 200mm. F stop range: 2.8 - 4.8. I own one XF Prime lens, the Fujifilm XF 35mm F2 R WR ($399 USD). Lens length: 35mm. F stop range: F2 to F16. I do love the results that I have from all of these lenses. It is a subjective decision in many ways, and it really depends on the light, color, scene, composition, model, story, and of course, how you are using your camera. Many factors. Understatement.
  5. Fujinon Prime Lenses! Expensive. Which to get for portrait work? All of them? That will require quite a budget! Which do you prefer? For which uses? Indoors in low light? Outdoors, with abundant light? What about on a gimbal, for video work? I like the 90mm F2 R LM WR, and I like the 56mm F1.2 R. I really like the look of the 90mm R LM WR outdoors. I also like the look of the 50mm F2 R WR, and the 35mm F1.4 R, and the 23mm F1.4 R. I own the 35mm F2 R WR. I do like the very fast focusing, and it does a great job. However, the bokeh is not there compared with the 35mm F1.4. Subject separation is not as good for any of the Fujinon F2 compact lenses compared with their low light counterparts. But the F2 compact lenses are really small, light, sharp, and fast focusing. For video work, it has to be a quiet lens. That rules out the 23mm F1.4, 35mm F1.4 and the 56 F1.2 R, so I have heard. I do not own them. Perhaps Fuji will introduce new, faster focusing and quieter versions of these low light prime lenses? Definitely check this video out too!
  6. Thanks! Great work by Christophe Pellé. This lens looks very interesting. LOMO 3.7X 0.11 MICROSCOPE OBJECTIVE https://www.closeuphotography.com/lomo-3-7x-objective
  7. Has anyone tried this hack to make a Macro lens with X-mount Fujifilm lenses (or any lens) on your X-T3? For example: "JJC Auto Focus Macro Extension Tube Set for Fujifilm X Mount Camera Fuji X-T2 X-T3 X-T1 X-T20 X-T30 X-T10 X-T100 X-H1 X-PRO2 X-A5 X-A3 X-A2 X-A10 X-E3 X-E2 X-E2S X-M1,Replaces Fuji MCEX-11 & MCEX-16 by JJC 4.3 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews | 25 answered questions Amazon's Choicefor "fuji x mount extension tubes" Price:$39.99 Free Shipping for Prime Members" https://www.amazon.com/JJC-Extension-Fujifilm-Replaces-MCEX-11/dp/B074Z8BXR8/ and "Fotodiox 58mm Filter Thread Lens, Macro Reverse Ring Camera Mount Adapter, for Canon EOS 1D, 1DS, Mark II, III, IV, 1DC, 1DX, D30, D60, 10D, 20D, 20DA, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 60DA, 5D, Mark II, Mark III, 7D, Rebel XT, XTi, XSi, T1, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4i, C300, C500 by Fotodiox 3.9 out of 5 stars 4,191 customer reviews $9.75" https://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Reverse-Camera-Adapter-Filter/dp/B001G4PA36
  8. I had write errors with this speed card (V30) in my X-T3 at 400Mbps UHD and also 400Mbps DCI. "SanDisk - Extreme Pro 128GB SDXC UHS-I Memory Card. Fast data transfer Features up to 95MB/sec. sequential read speed and 90MB/sec. sequential write speed. Specifications: Maximum Read Speed 95 megabytes per second Maximum Write Speed 90 megabytes per second SD Bus Mode UHS-I SD Speed Class Class 10 UHS Speed Class U3 Video Speed Class V30 Speed Class Rating 10" I had two of them. I returned them to Best Buy, and purchased two of these from Amazon: "ProGrade Digital SDXC UHS-II V60 Memory Card (256GB). SPEED: 200 MB/s Read, Up to 80 MB/s Write, UHS-II, U3 Speed Class UNPARALLELED QUALITY: Rigorous 100% card testing for highest quality assurance. Serialized tracking of key components and manufacturing data for the highest quality control. Three year warranty COMPATIBILITY: Canon, Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji, Samsung DESIGN: Optimized controller and firmware designed for cinematic cameras, 4K, 8K, RAW, RAW HD ready" It looks like the price has dropped from $180 each to $140 each since I purchased them last month. I have not had any problems with the cards since.
  9. Anyone have this lens for your X-T3? It looks like the price dropped $1,000 USD. A bargain now? Fujinon XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR Lens with XF1.4X TC F2 Teleconverter Kit https://www.amazon.com/XF200mmF2-LM-OIS-Teleconverter-Kit/dp/B07FQB2T4F Fujinon XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR Lens with XF1.4X TC F2 Teleconverter Kit by Fujifilm Be the first to review this item Price: $4,999.00 Free Shipping for Prime Members Pay $481.13 per month or less in 12 monthly payments (plus S&H + tax). Learn more Equivalent to 300mm (35mm) 19 elements in 14 groups, including one large-diameter Super ED Lens element and two large-diameter ED Lens elements to minimize chromatic aberration New Focus Preset function that instantaneously changes the focus to a preset position, enabling photographers to capture the main subject with ease, and without having to make focal readjustments. Utilizing linear motors, the XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR achieves fast, near silent and high-precision AF performance The Lens offers 5-stop image stabilization performance and is sealed at 17 points and designed to be weather and Dust-Resistant and to operate in temperatures as low as 14 Degree/-10 Degree. https://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf200mmf2_r_lm_ois_wr/index.html
  10. Is there a speed booster for the XT-3?
  11. Which camera body are you using now? And for a telephoto lens?
  12. I think it is a very good lens (Fujinon XF10-24 mm F4 R OIS) on my XT-3 and especially for my purposes. Very sharp images, and it works great with video. I will post some footage and stills with it when I can. For doing my lectures for my online courses in my recording studio, it is a better focal length than the 18 - 55 mm kit lens, and for outdoor photography and video work, especially landscapes, it is great. And for other situations where you would need that range. It was a great move to get this lens. It has some weight to it, but that's not a problem. I also really like the Fujinon XF55-200 mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens. I will be trying it out for wildlife photography and video. I hope that I can get close enough with the telephoto lens. Will see. May have to get the longer telephoto at some point. Fujinon XF100-400 mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR, Black. Any thoughts about using a teleconverter, pro and con? Also, I really like to do macro photography and video, so I am probably going to have to get the FUJIFILM XF 80 mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens. I am also saving up for these two lenses. Fujinon MKX18-55 mm T2.9 Lens and Fujinon MKX50-135 mm T2.9 Lens.
  13. The video above is a little dated. I would like to see the same review done with the XT-3 updated with the latest firmware, and also shot with other lenses to compare. And this one is interesting. And another entertaining video. On another subject, I am looking into an external recorder/monitor for my XT-3. I would like a recommendation from XT-3 owners who are using this in their photo and film work. I am looking at the Atomos products and others. Which one do you recommend, or do you think that it is not necessary? Yes, I know that it depends on what you are producing, i.e., indie film vs internet content, hobbyist, weddings, events, educational content, etc. And there may be more criteria. Would like to hear your thoughts about it. I like to invest in gear that will last. And if it becomes obsolete, then I would like to only replace the obsolete parts. For example, replace the camera body only, keep the lenses if possible, and stay with the same ecosystem. It comes down to 4 2 0 (internal recording) vs 4 2 2 (external recording). And for that, it is useful to talk about the camera rig setup that you are using. For myself, I have invested in two more lenses, in addition to the 18-55 mm kit lens (Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS), I have acquired the Fujinon XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS, and the Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS. I also invested in the smallrig cage (SMALLRIG Camera Cage for Fujifilm X-T3, Aluminum Alloy Cage with Cold Shoe, NATO Rail, Threaded Holes for Arri 3/8",1/4"-20,3/8"-16 (2228)) and other gear (pro audio and lighting). Thanks! For example: https://www.atomos.com/shogun-inferno Here is an interesting review of the monster Atomos Sumo 19
  14. That's what I have, and it works very well. However, I made proxies to make the editing in Adobe Premiere Pro faster. That worked quite well the last time I edited a 90+ minute video with DCI 4K, 400 Mb/s. Huge [repeat, HUGE file!] I posted my setup someplace here in the forums. Let me see if I can find it and just paste it in. The great thing about my setup is that it is very portable. I can take it on the plane easily carry-on. Here it is: I would love to see it lightning fast too! Maybe in 2019?
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