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Posted: 09 May 2013 07:34 PM   [ Ignore ]
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We don’t have an Off-Topic forum, so I’m posting this here.

I leave for Denmark tomorrow and will be staying with my brother in an apartment in a little town on the Northwest Coast. I rented a Fuji digital camera for the trip as I didn’t want to lug my Hasselblad and 30 rolls of film across the Atlantic. I’ll be gone two weeks and will have sporadic Internet access.

This is going t be as much a scouting trip as anything else. I’ve been looking for excellent photos of the Danish countryside and have found very few. I’m planning to go back for extended stays starting next year and will use this trip to make connections and set up future trips.

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Posted: 09 May 2013 09:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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DarronS - 09 May 2013 07:34 PM

We don’t have an Off-Topic forum, so I’m posting this here.

I leave for Denmark tomorrow and will be staying with my brother in an apartment in a little town on the Northwest Coast. I rented a Fuji digital camera for the trip as I didn’t want to lug my Hasselblad and 30 rolls of film across the Atlantic. I’ll be gone two weeks and will have sporadic Internet access.

This is going t be as much a scouting trip as anything else. I’ve been looking for excellent photos of the Danish countryside and have found very few. I’m planning to go back for extended stays starting next year and will use this trip to make connections and set up future trips.

Have fun! Hope it’s productive.

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Posted: 10 May 2013 04:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Sounds like lots of fun, Darron. Post a link to the photos when you’re back!

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Posted: 11 June 2013 01:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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As requested, photos from my trip to Denmark.

I’ve already had a 12x18 print made of the Løkken Sunrise photo. Can’t wait to make more. I really enjoyed using the Fuji X-E1 I rented for the trip.

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Posted: 11 June 2013 02:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Excellent shots Darren. How did you like working with the Electronic viewfinder? I had one on my first two digital cameras and hated them. Been using a DSLR the past 4 years so I havent had to deal with it. I understand the EVF on the Fuji X-E1 is much higher resolution though. Seems it didnt impair your shots at all.

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Posted: 11 June 2013 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I enjoyed it so much the X-E1 is on the top of my list for my next camera. I got tired of lugging my DSLR equipment around, and seeing as how I’m no longer doing event photography professionally I decided to sell my EOS gear. I use a Sony RX-100 for what event photography I do, such as the Kerrville Folk Festival photos I shot over the weekend. I bought a used Hasselblad 501C/M a few months ago for my fine art work, but didn’t want to carry 24 rolls of film with me across the Atlantic, so I rented the X-E1. If it can make fine art prints at 24x36 inches I’ll buy one. I’m confident 20x30 will work.

As for the EVF; it bothered me a bit at first because it was set to review each photo. After I turned that off I found I like it a lot. It has enough eye relief I can see the entire viewfinder with my glasses on, and the adjustable diopter helped me make sure the photos were sharp. I could write a review of that camera, and I might after I get some larger prints back. After using it for two weeks I can see why people are so excited about the little camera. It isn’t a good action camera, but it does everything else extremely well.

I should mention I took five of the 14 photos I posted with my Sony RX-100, including the photo of the swan. That is a fine camera too, although it can be tricky to use.

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Posted: 11 June 2013 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Really like the photos Darron, thanks for posting the link!

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Posted: 11 June 2013 04:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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DarronS - 11 June 2013 02:18 PM

I enjoyed it so much the X-E1 is on the top of my list for my next camera. I got tired of lugging my DSLR equipment around, and seeing as how I’m no longer doing event photography professionally I decided to sell my EOS gear. I use a Sony RX-100 for what event photography I do, such as the Kerrville Folk Festival photos I shot over the weekend. I bought a used Hasselblad 501C/M a few months ago for my fine art work, but didn’t want to carry 24 rolls of film with me across the Atlantic, so I rented the X-E1. If it can make fine art prints at 24x36 inches I’ll buy one. I’m confident 20x30 will work.

As for the EVF; it bothered me a bit at first because it was set to review each photo. After I turned that off I found I like it a lot. It has enough eye relief I can see the entire viewfinder with my glasses on, and the adjustable diopter helped me make sure the photos were sharp. I could write a review of that camera, and I might after I get some larger prints back. After using it for two weeks I can see why people are so excited about the little camera. It isn’t a good action camera, but it does everything else extremely well.

I should mention I took five of the 14 photos I posted with my Sony RX-100, including the photo of the swan. That is a fine camera too, although it can be tricky to use.

I have read a few reviews on the camera. Its gotten a lot of raves. I’m also getting to the point where carrying the DSLR is getting a bit old especially on trips and my fuji EXR is not great for anything except snapshots so I need camera that takes quality images but isn’t going to get in the way of enjoying the trip. I just have to find some way to convince the wife that I need another $800 toy (plus lenses). I can see the eye roll already.

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Posted: 22 June 2013 05:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Mac, Fuji has a sale going on right now where you can get a substantial discount on the X-E1 bundled with a lens. I’m trying to convince my wife to let me pull the trigger on the kit with the 18-55/2.8-4 zoom. She’s coming around. I got a 24x36 inch print of the Løkken Sunrise photo back from Aspen Creek Photo yesterday. Even printed from a JPEG the quality is stunning. I shot the original in RAW, developed in Lightroom 5 then prepared the print in PhotoShop CS6 using Perfect Resize 7.5 for upsampling and PhotoKit for sharpening. Yeah, that’s a bit beyond what most photographers can or will do, but the results are worth the effort. I have an exhibition quality print from a kit that cost less than my used Hasselblad. For smaller, less critical prints, PhotoShop Elements will suffice.

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Posted: 23 June 2013 05:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Thanks for the info Darron. UNfortunately for me we just had a couple of unanticipated expenses so I’m going to have to wait a bit to pull the trigger on any new purchases. Hope you get to take advantage of it though.

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Posted: 23 June 2013 10:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I loved the pictures. Thanks for sharing.  cool smile

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Posted: 02 July 2013 12:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Wonderful photos Darron, thanx for sharing.  Those houses just look so classic and good.  That sculpted tree looked so natural, as though the tree had grown that way, amazing.  Good find. cheese

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Posted: 02 July 2013 12:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Thanks everyone. And Mac, my wife let me pull the trigger on the X-E1. I got the body and the 14mm, 35mm and 60mm lenses. Saved $700 with the sale, not including the $200 price drop on the X-E1 earlier in June. Quite a kit for the money. I’m heading to Palo Duro Canyon NP tomorrow then to Kansas to visit family and will take a few days for photography on the way back. I’ve had a request on the Fuji Forum to compare the X-E1 with my Hasselblad, so I’m taking that and two tripods with me. I’m interested in the comparison too. Should be informative.

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Posted: 02 July 2013 01:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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DarronS - 02 July 2013 12:34 PM

Thanks everyone. And Mac, my wife let me pull the trigger on the X-E1. I got the body and the 14mm, 35mm and 60mm lenses. Saved $700 with the sale, not including the $200 price drop on the X-E1 earlier in June. Quite a kit for the money. I’m heading to Palo Duro Canyon NP tomorrow then to Kansas to visit family and will take a few days for photography on the way back. I’ve had a request on the Fuji Forum to compare the X-E1 with my Hasselblad, so I’m taking that and two tripods with me. I’m interested in the comparison too. Should be informative.

Congrats on your acquisition. I’m jealous. Having two kids in college, one in med school, and one of them forgetting to raise the garage door before pulling the car out has put the kabosh on my purchase for the moment tongue laugh Have a great trip. Be sure to post a link to the pics when you get back.

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