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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?
  15. Here is a brief video that I shot the other night of a performance in a nightclub. It was not planned at all. I just happened to be there with my camera. I had the permission of the band in advance before I started filming. Settings: DCI 4K, All-I, 400 MB/s, 24 frames per second, shutter speed 48 fps, AFC custom setting, MF Assist - Peak, F-stop all the way open, on auto. I think I had the sharpness on -2, noise reduction +2, Face/Eye detection auto, DR 100, Auto ISO, Auto WB, Eterna film profile, plus what I wrote below. Dials on the top: A for the ISO on the left, Dial on the right (SS) set to T. This is shot with my XT-3 and the 18-55 kit lens, OIS. Handheld the camera. No monopod, tripod, or gimbal. I do have these, but I didn't have them with me that night (Halloween). The audio was set to internal mic auto, mic level limiter on, wind filter off, low-cut filter on. I did not have my pro audio gear with me. No external mic or recorder. I used the full length of the zoom lens, all the way to 55 mm when she is under the stage lights, and back out to 18 mm to capture the scene at the end. I was shooting video of the moving singer through the crowd from my high table in the corner of the room. Sometimes the dancers obscured the path of the camera to the singer, and sometimes the auto focus did not track her completely at full 55 mm zoom out (when people moved in front of her), although I don't think it was a problem. The auto focus quickly re-locked on her. It was a range of a very low light setting, to the stage lights over the performers on stage. Challenging conditions. I like the way it turned out. No planning. Next time I am sure that it could be done with more control, but then the spontaneity may be lost. This video is shot in DCI 4K, All-I, 24 frames per second, shutter speed 48 fps. I did not do any color grading, and no adjustments to the audio. Type: MPEG Movie - File Size: 9.15 GB (before export media) Image Size: 4096 x 2160 Frame Rate: 24.00 Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 24 bit - Stereo Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo Total Duration: 00:02:29:00 Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0 Alpha: None Video Codec Type: HEVC 10 bit 4:2:0 The lead singer is very good! So is the band! This video is private at the present time. Please respect that. Thanks!
  16. I have never done the proxy route with Adobe Premiere Pro. Found this help file. Will try it out and see if it speeds up the editing process. Playback has been choppy during editing. Maybe this will help. The EGPU (Aorus Gaming Box with the NVDIA 1080 GTX graphics card) helps in the media export, and I think that it helps when editing too. I had to optimize settings for it to work correctly. Thanks! https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/kb/ingest-proxy-workflow-premiere-pro-cc-2015.html
  17. I know that I will upgrade to a faster system soon. Have to stay on top of it.
  18. I have an external GPU for my laptop. I added this to speed up rendering video files in Adobe Premiere Pro, once I started working with H.265 HEVC about a year ago. It made a huge improvement in the time rendering files when doing export media in Adobe Premiere Pro. My system: Lenovo Yoga 920-131Kb, 16 GB Ram, Intel i7-8550U, CPU 1.80 GHz - 1.99 GHz, Quad Core, x-64 bit processor. Internal GPU is on the motherboard. Intel UHD Graphics 620. EGPU is Aorus Gaming Box with NVIDIA 1080 GTX graphics card, 8 GB Ram. Very portable system, works well with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, H.265 HEVC files. All of it no more than one year old. Have a few scratch disks including external Samsung 1 TB SSD plus internal SSD hard drive, 4 K screen on the laptop plus 40" 4K Samsung TV for an external monitor. The TV is not very portable, of course. Everything else can go on the plane easily in my carry-on.
  19. I have this one and it is excellent with my X-T3. No problems at all. I had two Sandisk 128 GB 90 MB/s cards rated at V30 and I was getting read errors when shooting 4K video at 400MB/s, so I returned those and got a V60 rated card: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079NQLYHL/ Great price at $189.99 Free Shipping for Prime Members Edit: Looks like BH Photo has an even better price for the two-pack at $339.99 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1395932-REG/prograde_digital_pgsd256gbj2bh_sdxc_uhs_ii_256gb_memory.html "In Stock Order now to ship Mon Nov 12 Free Expedited Shipping Product Highlights 256GB Storage Capacity UHS-II / V60 / U3 / Class 10 Max Read Speed: 200 MB/s Max Write Speed: 80 MB/s Min Write Speed: 60 MB/s Records Full HD, 3D, and 4K Video Built-In Write-Protect Switch Can Withstand Extreme Temperatures"
  20. New to this forum. I appreciate everyone's comments! Here is a short video that I made today on my Fujifilm XT-3 with the 18-55 mm kit lens. 35mm focal distance. Specs. AF-C Movie Mode: Area, H.265 All-Intra. DCI 17:9, 4096 x 2160, 24P, 400 Mbps, SS 48, F 3.6, ISO Auto. Eterna Movie Profile. Sharpness -4, Noise reduction +2. Handheld on EVO Rage 3 Gen 2 Gimbal. Fujifilm RR-100 release. Just dropped the clip into Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The last part is copied and slowed down to 10%. Export media at H.265 same quality. No color grading at all. Audio is the internal audio, no editing. Hummingbird Encounter 01:45 minutes, seconds https://player.vimeo.com/video/297524796
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