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Firmware Update to Fuji X-T30
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Apr 23, 2019 13:17:01   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
This update, just a few days old, delays activation of the Q-Menu when you (accidentally) hit the Q button. Google will find the X-T30 firmware update.

"Fujifilm also announced another X-T30 firmware update coming in June 2019."

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Apr 23, 2019 13:37:37   #
bsprague
 
Sweet. I'm always in need of a new camera. If I were to let that need get near my wallet, it might very well be a X-T30!

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Apr 23, 2019 13:40:01   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
bsprague wrote:
Sweet. I'm always in need of a new camera. If I were to let that need get near my wallet, it might very well be a X-T30!


Well, I'm not sorry I bought it. Unfortunately, it looks like Xume doesn't make a 39mm magnetic adapter. I was going to use a clear filter as my lens cap. Easy on and easy off. I could use a step-up ring, but then the lens hood won't fit.

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Apr 23, 2019 13:46:06   #
bsprague
 
I have a (expensive to me) Lumix 100-400 lens. It doesn't work for shooting interiors very well so I take it outside a lot. It seemed logical to protect the lens with a filter and I'm in the group that believes clear or UV filters don't screw things up. For months, I couldn't seem to get the sharpness the lens was rumored to produce. One day I took the filter off and my shots got clearer. It may be that lens with it's "extreme" optics does not like clear filters. But, I'm no longer a filter fan.

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Apr 23, 2019 13:48:13   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
bsprague wrote:
I have a (expensive to me) Lumix 100-400 lens. It doesn't work for shooting interiors very well so I take it outside a lot. It seemed logical to protect the lens with a filter and I'm in the group that believes clear or UV filters don't screw things up. For months, I couldn't seem to get the sharpness the lens was rumored to produce. One day I took the filter off and my shots got clearer. It may be that lens with it's "extreme" optics does not like clear filters. But, I'm no longer a filter fan.
I have a (expensive to me) Lumix 100-400 lens. It... (show quote)


That's why I like Xume - on and off in less that a second.

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Apr 23, 2019 17:03:32   #
le boecere
 
jerryc41 wrote:
That's why I like Xume - on and off in less that a second.


Thank you for posting this, Jerry, I was unaware of this system, and it does look good.

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Apr 24, 2019 06:50:17   #
ecobin (a regular here)
 
jerryc41 wrote:
That's why I like Xume - on and off in less that a second.


Use a step-ring or rings to get to your XUME size. I do that with my 50mm lens.

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Apr 24, 2019 08:26:09   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
le boecere wrote:
Thank you for posting this, Jerry, I was unaware of this system, and it does look good.


It's better than good. I just wish they were more readily available and offered in more sizes.

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Apr 24, 2019 08:26:59   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
ecobin wrote:
Use a step-ring or rings to get to your XUME size. I do that with my 50mm lens.


I might resort to that, but the lens hood won't fit. At least I don't think so.

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Apr 24, 2019 09:57:42   #
lamontcranston
 
bsprague wrote:
I have a (expensive to me) Lumix 100-400 lens. It doesn't work for shooting interiors very well so I take it outside a lot. It seemed logical to protect the lens with a filter and I'm in the group that believes clear or UV filters don't screw things up. For months, I couldn't seem to get the sharpness the lens was rumored to produce. One day I took the filter off and my shots got clearer. It may be that lens with it's "extreme" optics does not like clear filters. But, I'm no longer a filter fan.
I have a (expensive to me) Lumix 100-400 lens. It... (show quote)


What brand of filter were you using when you noticed the sharpness falling off?

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Apr 24, 2019 11:02:11   #
bsprague
 
lamontcranston wrote:
What brand of filter were you using when you noticed the sharpness falling off?


Tiffen. But, I emphasize this is hunch based. Other changes in how I hold it, set the shutter speed, etc. might also been what caused a perceived improvement in the images.

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