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Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2013, 12:53:59 PM »
I use the 24-105 a fair amount...... pretty flexible

but when I want  to get MORE...
I use the 35 1.4 sigma .......and  the 135 f2... (maybe sub the 85L II)
...
get those two real bargains...if you want primes

THEN
I would vote for a stretch into the 14 L  II ....
14, 35 135 (or 85) ... is a VERY capable set

mostly...you'll likely use the 35 1.4 sig..... the best of these 4 lenses IMO...
135 f2 is second place then 85L II....
14L II is even more specialized and optional


yes the immediate avail of the 24-70 II zoom is nice...
but 35 and 85/135 ...and FAST is so nice to use

just my idea...
having used them all ............own all but the 24-70 II

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Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
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Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2013, 01:08:01 PM »
Life is crazy and fun :) I am actually contemplating selling my 17 TSE to finance the x100s and its various filters, flashes for it, and stuff. I was very ambitious when buying the TS lens, but with two small children I have not had time to really learn how to use the tilt and shift. Given my other lenses, I feel that I have much covered so I will not be to hard on my day to day photography.

Exactly my thoughts on the TS-E 24mm.  I love shooting architecture -- which is the bread and butter of any tilt shift lens -- but with my son being born a couple weeks ago, I fear my architecture shooting days may be few and far between now.

I was also hesitant about purchasing such an expensive camera with a fixed prime lens.  However, since my son was born I'm yet to break any zoom lens out of my bag.  I've been exclusively using my 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm, and 135mm.  I've been using my 85mm the most, as I really like the bokeh that lens produces as well as the the frame you get with the 85.  BUT if I had to pick only one of these lenses and discard the rest, I would likely go with the 35mm for its versatility.  So that made my decision on the x100s a little easier.

Congratulations on your baby! Is it your first? My life changed for the better, but with less time for self indulgence :)

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Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2013, 01:17:24 PM »
A new question if anyone have the time....

I have been reading David Hobby's post on the X100s (strobist) and his writing on flashuse (and subsequent member comments). In his post he talks of how he has used some SB 800's  on the camera hot shoe (that's Nikon right?) and even slaved them. That made me wonder if I can use my 580 and slave my 600 and 430 on it as well? Will the shoe fit?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated :)
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Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2013, 01:30:11 PM »
Exactly my thoughts on the TS-E 24mm.  I love shooting architecture -- which is the bread and butter of any tilt shift lens -- but with my son being born a couple weeks ago, I fear my architecture shooting days may be few and far between now.

I was also hesitant about purchasing such an expensive camera with a fixed prime lens.  However, since my son was born I'm yet to break any zoom lens out of my bag.  I've been exclusively using my 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm, and 135mm.  I've been using my 85mm the most, as I really like the bokeh that lens produces as well as the the frame you get with the 85.  BUT if I had to pick only one of these lenses and discard the rest, I would likely go with the 35mm for its versatility.  So that made my decision on the x100s a little easier.

Congratulations on your baby! Is it your first? My life changed for the better, but with less time for self indulgence :)

Thanks!  Yes, my first.  And life has certainly changed, and also for the better.  I'm definitely taking more pictures (my 5Dm3 with a prime lens is always sitting on the kitchen table) and losing a lot of sleep, but no surprise with either of those.

When my wife and I found out we were expecting, I went on a prime lens buying spree.  Literally picked up the Sigma 35mm f/1.4, Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 85mm f/1.2L II, and Canon 135mm f/2L within the span of four months, and also threw the 24-70mm f/2.8L II in there for good measure.

So far I'm immensely happy with my decision to invest in primes, and also glad I have the 24-70mm ii for when my kid gets a little more mobile and I'll need some more versatility.

And also why I'm very happy with my decision to order the x100s over the weekend.  A bulky SLR and primes are great for when we're around the house and I want to get some photos, but once we start traveling more with the baby, having something a little more mobile and easy to carry will be great.  :-)
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Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2013, 01:36:05 PM »
A new question if anyone have the time....

I have been reading David Hobby's post on the X100s (strobist) and his writing on flashuse (and subsequent member comments). In his post he talks of how he has used some SB 800's  on the camera hot shoe (that's Nikon right?) and even slaved them. That made me wonder if I can use my 580 and slave my 600 and 430 on it as well? Will the shoe fit?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated :)

It will fit on the shoe and it will fire, but it won't work like the Nikon units. Nikon flashes have an optical trigger built in, it is just a dumb "fire now" signal but it works.

For Canon shooters the work around is to use dumb radio triggers, RF-603's and the like, you can even have a strobe on camera using the 603 through pass. As with the Nikon setup the flash will be manual only.

I have seen people use a Canon off camera cord with a 580 in their hand, but it must be in manual flash mode. I don't believe that master firing would trigger Canon remotes.
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Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2013, 05:17:21 PM »
Exactly my thoughts on the TS-E 24mm.  I love shooting architecture -- which is the bread and butter of any tilt shift lens -- but with my son being born a couple weeks ago, I fear my architecture shooting days may be few and far between now.

I was also hesitant about purchasing such an expensive camera with a fixed prime lens.  However, since my son was born I'm yet to break any zoom lens out of my bag.  I've been exclusively using my 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm, and 135mm.  I've been using my 85mm the most, as I really like the bokeh that lens produces as well as the the frame you get with the 85.  BUT if I had to pick only one of these lenses and discard the rest, I would likely go with the 35mm for its versatility.  So that made my decision on the x100s a little easier.

Congratulations on your baby! Is it your first? My life changed for the better, but with less time for self indulgence :)

Thanks!  Yes, my first.  And life has certainly changed, and also for the better.  I'm definitely taking more pictures (my 5Dm3 with a prime lens is always sitting on the kitchen table) and losing a lot of sleep, but no surprise with either of those.

When my wife and I found out we were expecting, I went on a prime lens buying spree.  Literally picked up the Sigma 35mm f/1.4, Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 85mm f/1.2L II, and Canon 135mm f/2L within the span of four months, and also threw the 24-70mm f/2.8L II in there for good measure.

So far I'm immensely happy with my decision to invest in primes, and also glad I have the 24-70mm ii for when my kid gets a little more mobile and I'll need some more versatility.

And also why I'm very happy with my decision to order the x100s over the weekend.  A bulky SLR and primes are great for when we're around the house and I want to get some photos, but once we start traveling more with the baby, having something a little more mobile and easy to carry will be great.  :-)

The pub was suddenly a strange word, and sleeping in; not sure if I remember it at all :)

I see that you have the wonderful 100L in your prime lineup. It is wonderful for babypictures, at least when they are infants and somewhat calm in their movements. I took one of my second son (the same day that he was born. It is by no means a great shot, but I like it quite a bit). If you want, and have time to look at it you'll find it here: http://500px.com/photo/2197306

I will get the x100s in one way or the other. Whether it is after the selling of the 17 TS or by other means.

If I am not overstepping any boundaries, I would like to give you one advice on the newborn.. Don't mind the state of the house (there is a life left to clean), and take shifts sleeping. The latter is hard, because when the baby awakens it is natural for both to get up, but one will be worn out pretty quickly :)

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Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2013, 05:26:02 PM »
A new question if anyone have the time....

I have been reading David Hobby's post on the X100s (strobist) and his writing on flashuse (and subsequent member comments). In his post he talks of how he has used some SB 800's  on the camera hot shoe (that's Nikon right?) and even slaved them. That made me wonder if I can use my 580 and slave my 600 and 430 on it as well? Will the shoe fit?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated :)

It will fit on the shoe and it will fire, but it won't work like the Nikon units. Nikon flashes have an optical trigger built in, it is just a dumb "fire now" signal but it works.

For Canon shooters the work around is to use dumb radio triggers, RF-603's and the like, you can even have a strobe on camera using the 603 through pass. As with the Nikon setup the flash will be manual only.

I have seen people use a Canon off camera cord with a 580 in their hand, but it must be in manual flash mode. I don't believe that master firing would trigger Canon remotes.

Thank you Privatebydesign.

Never a lucky break huh? :) I guess I will try the effect once I get this camera. I have also seen that Fuji has some flashes that has gotten some decent reviews. Maybe that is easier, at least for street/party shooting.

Again, thank you.
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Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2013, 05:26:02 PM »

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Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2013, 04:40:42 PM »
I always loved my Canon gear but there is a looming shadow on the horizon with the name Fuji x-pro2 on it.

+1 & I wonder how many others from Nikon as well as Canon?

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Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2013, 04:58:02 PM »
Canon flashes will work on the x100s on the shoe or on cord but in manual only. Have done both. The 430 is a nice fit on the camera for a bit of bounce light.
I love mine - it doesn't replace my 5d2 but its excellent at what it does and is definitely worth it in lieu of say just another L lens :)

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Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2013, 04:58:02 PM »