Fujifilm X-PRO2: WYSIWYG or the EVF

Almost all mirrorless cameras are WYSIWYG: “What You See Is What You Get”. That’s all the current mirrorless cameras except for two cameras: The Leica M serie and the Fujifilm X-Pro serie, but the X-Pros are both Optical ViewFinders (OVF) and Electronic ViewFinders (EVF).

WYSIWYG is a computer acronym that was first used by MicroPro for their word processor: WordStar. That was in 1981, long before the Mac or the Windows computers. They didn …

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Dog Working for Xmas

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel working during Xmas

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Some dogs have to work for a living. Ripley, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has to have her “personal space” invaded by all kind of people. She’s there to be petted at one of the local university. One person is fine but sometimes, it’s a ‘boat load’ of people. And then they have to learn how to cope with all the people.

It takes hours of training for dogs to get used to people petting. Sometimes it’s a ‘boat load’ at a time and often these people are afraid of dogs.

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Lilliputian v Gulliver

a puppy and his master

Lilliputian v Gulliver

There are many movies made from the book: Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. My favorite version is the 1939 version with Jessica Dragonette and Lanny Ross.

When I look at the photo of this French Bulldog looking up to his owner, I think about the Lilliputians from Gulliver’s Travels.

Not exactly true, since he’s scratching himself while pointing his head up, but it still sounds good.

Technical

Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.2.5

Before (left …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Joystick

The first Fujifilm camera with a joystick is the X-Pro2, then the X-T2… Just Fujifilm doesn’t call it a joystick, it calls it a “focus stick”.

The joystick implementation came from Canon. It’s so useful. It’s easy to use without having to take the eye from the viewfinder. The D-pad only has 4 directions: up, down, left and right. The joystick has 8 directions, up,down,left, right,up-left,up-right and down-left …

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Jogging with a dog: Vancouver, BC

Some dogs are better at jogging

Jogging: Vancouver, BC

Some dogs are better at jogging than others. Usually a medium size dog, svelte will do well with jogging.

  • The bigger the dog, the more difficult for them to run and harder it is on the joints.
  • The smaller the dog, the less distance between the steps and they will have ‘knit’ real fast.

This lady wasn’t jogging, she was running and her dog had problem keeping up with her.

Technical …

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Black Lab: Vancouver, BC

Black Labrador

Black Dog Running: Vancouver, BC

Normal“ Labradors are either yellow or chocolate/brown. But the black Labrador is a lit bit different, it came from the St John’s dog of Newfoundland and got bred in England to become black. Also, they used to have a longer black fur and more upright ears.

Today, most Black Labradors will have a white spot either at the bottom of their chest or under one of the paws …

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Fujifilm: Firmware Update: 30-Nov-2017

Fujifilm has released new firmware updates for almost all of their older X serie cameras. That’s for all of the X cameras, except for the X-T2, X-T20 and the X-PRO2. The firmware updates are for:

  • X-A1
  • X-A2
  • X-A3
  • X-A10
  • X-E1
  • X-E2
  • X-E2S
  • X-M1
  • X-Pro1
  • X-T1
  • X-T10

The official reason for the updates is to improve the AutoFocus accuracy with the new Fujifilm 80mm f/2.4 macro lens. BTW, It looks like …

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Max: The Lab-Beagle mix

Max: The Lab-Beagle mix

Max: The Lab-Beagle mix

According to his owner, Max is a Lab-Beagle mix. She thinks that he’s around 2 years. Max is nice and friendly, he’s not just a nose on 4 wheels legs. Max likes people and he almost never owls. He enjoys going for his walks.

Technical

Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Rawtherapee 5.3

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 70D ISO 400 and 1/320
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @ f/5
Processed with Rawtherapee 5 …

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Bernese Mountain Dog: Vancouver, BC

Young Bernese Mountain Dog

Charlie: a young Bernese Mountain Dog

Charlie is a very young Bernese Mountain Dog. He will be a huge dog. By the time, he’ll be 2 years old he will more than double in size.

Charlie’s “room mate” is a very old cat (I forgot her name) and she puts up with the “intruder”. Charlie never attacked her, but he tried to play with her. Now they get along, she mostly ignores Charlie …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Voice Memos

Did you know that you can attach voice memos to you images (max 30 seconds)

  1. Play button
  2. Menu: for the play, page 2 of 3: VOICE MEMO SETTING > ON (need to be done only once)
  3. Select the image to add the voice memo
  4. Press and keep the center of the front command dial pressed until you see the orange color: voice recording

to play the memo:

  1. Play button
  2. Select the image with the microphone icon …
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Henry

French bulldog with his owner

Henry, a French Bulldog

Henry is a 1½ years old French Bulldog. His mouth is at least as big as his head. It’s huge. He doesn’t bite, but he drools. When the drool is long enough, he shakes and his drool flies everywhere, including the ceiling. Henry loves people, especially if they pay attention to him. As long as there are people around, he goes running around.

After this photo, he went to …

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