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Mar 20th, 2017 11:02 am
If we base it on last year, should April or May
Mar 20th, 2017 12:39 pm
Mar 20th, 2017 1:15 pm
I use the Yongnuo YN-560 III flash*2 with my Fuji. If you're comfortable with manual flash then there is nothing wrong with it unless you need HSSM1GOmigs wrote: ↑Mar 20th, 2017 12:39 pmI'm looking into getting a flash for my XT-1, because while I'm sure the included flash is ok, I wanted something where I can bounce the light elsewhere... I haven't really dabbled much in flash photography but I'm hearing a lot of good things about Yongnuo 560 IV... anyone have experience with it?
Mar 20th, 2017 2:00 pm
As mentioned, I'm a total noob at flash photography, and I feel like a manual flash will allow me to play around with lighting and learn more as I go... It's not like I'm a wedding photographer or some pro who needs to get the shot and exposure right via TTL anyway.
Mar 20th, 2017 2:11 pm
Also get a $10 replica flashbender and some orange gels off ebay to do this:M1GOmigs wrote: ↑Mar 20th, 2017 2:00 pmAs mentioned, I'm a total noob at flash photography, and I feel like a manual flash will allow me to play around with lighting and learn more as I go... It's not like I'm a wedding photographer or some pro who needs to get the shot and exposure right via TTL anyway.
Mar 20th, 2017 4:46 pm
Thank you - this is extremely helpful too.AncasterRFD wrote: ↑Mar 20th, 2017 2:11 pmAlso get a $10 replica flashbender and some orange gels off ebay to do this:
Does the 560 TTL work on Fuji? The MK320 and Nissin i40 do. TTL is pretty convenient for fast paced shooting especially for beginners, it's like AUTO for flash and not a pro thing. You're more apt to stand there firing test shots trying to figure out the best manual power, or set it to TTL and let the flash figure it out, adjust up or down once, if you want more/less exposure.
If you're fiddling with manual as a beginner, you've lost the moment or the enthusiasm of your subjects.
Mar 29th, 2017 12:00 pm
Mar 29th, 2017 1:43 pm
Samyang/bower are pretty good MF. Fuji wide angle lenses are pretty nice and they usually aren't soft in the corners unlike other lenses.Gin Martini wrote: ↑Mar 29th, 2017 12:00 pmHi all,
I recently bought a X-T1 to use with manual lenses. It'll be for casual shots and I'm mostly interested in my favorite prime, 50mm full frame equivalent, so around 35mm in this body.
So my question is, what is the most fun manual lens with chip confirmation if possible for Fuji? I bought the Neewer/Meike 35mm F1.7 to keep me busy for now, but the image is quite soft even at F4 and above. Aside for the IQ, the lens itself is well built and the focus ring is quite pleasant. Surprising for the low low price!
I'm thinking of getting a Voigtlander 35mm or 40mm F1.4 with the M Mount adapter one day, does anyone has this lens on their cameras? How is the IQ?
Mar 29th, 2017 2:29 pm
Samyang and Bower lenses are exactly the same as Rokinon lenses, just branded differently. They go by other brands too, but I think Rokinon and Samyang are the two most common. And yes, they tend to be very good for the money.
Mar 29th, 2017 4:28 pm
Mar 29th, 2017 7:03 pm
The Fuji 35/f1.4 is only loud when it's in AF. I have the 23/f1.4 and it's quiet in MF and focus pretty fast as well. You could always look at the 35/f2.Gin Martini wrote: ↑Mar 29th, 2017 4:28 pmIf only Fuji's 35mm F1.4 isn't fly-by-wire manual, that'll be the easiest option.
I checked Samyang, Bower and Rokinon and the only one that might interest me is this:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... speed.html
Which is pretty nice since their announced T-Stop is T1.3. The Mitakon F0.95 as a T-Stop of 1.4...
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... _mark.html
EDIT: I just checked a video on youtube of that lens and it is HUGE!
Mar 30th, 2017 2:21 am
Thanks I'll keep that in mind!