The Running Spirit and her Prize

Running Rough Collie

The Spirit and Her Prize

Her name is Spirit and she’s a Rough Collie, the Lassie type of Collie. She runs, runs, and runs. She loves to chase her ball. These Collies are supposed to be herding sheep in Scotland. Queen Victoria made the Rough Collie into a fashion statement, just like Queen Elizabeth II made the Corgi a luxury dog.

These Rough Collies are supposed to be able to cover 100 miles/160 …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: AF + MF

I have been getting a lot of out-of-focus images, especially with the pancake 27mm f/2.8 lens.

My setting are:

  • AF-S: priority focus
  • AF-C: priority focus

Even in AF-S, I would say that I was getting in the 20% to 30% range of out of focus images. In AF-C, it would be even more. Basically the pancake 27mm was not usable in AF-C mode.

I know that it has …

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Another Doggy on a Mission: Vancouver, BC

another doggy on a mission

Another Doggy on a Mission

This is a busy dog, he’s on a mission. He has to go. I don’t know where, but nothing and nobody will stop him. He’s not running, it’s just a quick walk.

BTW, I didn’t see his owner. Maybe he’s going back to his owner…

He makes me think of Phidippides, from the Greek antiquities, who ran from Marathon to Athens (the famous 42 …

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Tag Team: Vancouver, BC

Xena, the Staffordshire Terrier

Xena, the Staffordshire Terrier

Just 2 dogs running after each other and chasing the ballS. There is no fight, there is no argument. Just chase the balls and have fun.

Xena, with the blue ball, is a Staffordshire Terrier. In spite of her owners, the only thing she wanted to do was play. Play with the kids, play with the other dogs…

I think that the name Xena comes from some kind of TV show …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Program Shift Mode

P: The Professional Mode

With the X-PRO2 and the X-T2, when the camera is in A for the shutter speed and A for the Aperture, the camera will select the “correct aperture/shutter speed”, aka in Fujifilm speak the Program mode, aka in everyday speak the Professional mode.

  • Use the front wheel to adjust the combination of the aperture/shutter speed, but the exposure will stay the same.
  • Use the Exposure Correction wheel (on …
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Is Anybody Going To Play With Me?

boxer, pitbull mix carrying his ball

Is Anybody Going To Play With Me?

This dog is a ‘big’ mix of at least a boxer and a pitbull. Dave, his owner, is sure that there are other breeds involved.

Tong or Tongue, (I think that’s his name), was carrying his ball and dropping it at almost everybody’s feet so they would throw the ball for him. That’s everybody except me. I’d like to think that it’s because …

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Bench Press v. Chihuahua: Vancouver, BC

lady with Chihuahua doing bench presses

lady with Chihuahua doing bench presses

This lady was doing bench presses. These are real bench presses on a park bench, and some dog was barking. What a racket! Where did it all that barking come from? It didn’t sound like a big dog, but I couldn’t see it.

Then as I got closer and closer with my own dog, I saw this tiny Chihuahua barking like the world was coming to an …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Card Slot Options

Both the X-PRO2 and the X-T2 have 2 slots for cards. The first slot is a UHS-II slot, which can record as fast as 150 Megabytes/second in full duplex mode. The second slot is only a UHS-I slot that can only record as fast as 50 Megabytes/second in full duplex mode, provided that the memory cards are rated as fast as that.

  • There is more work involved in writing to …
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The Smile: Vancouver, BC

Labrador smiling

Labrador Smiling

According to her owner, this Labrador never looks at the camera. But in this photo, she is looking at the camera. May be, it’s because I give her enough space. Another victory for the telephoto. What I like the most, in this photo, is her smile!

An open mouth without the front of the lips pursed is considered a smile. If the front of the lips are pursed, then it becomes a …

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The Sausage: Vancouver, BC

Sausage, aka a Dachshund

A Sausage, aka a Dachshund

The sausage, aka the Dachshund. They are supposed to hunt badgers, prairie dogs… Many are fierce like they are supposed to be, but the majority of the Dachshund are shy and afraid of the world. Somehow the Dachshund remains one of the most popular dog.

The Dachshund is not a “manly” dog, but I like them. It’s the eyes. I almost adopted one that was rescued from a puppy …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Gridlines

Setting up the gridlines

Go into the display menu and set what shows up for each viewing device:

  • ovf
  • evf
  • lcd

Setup > Screen Setup > Disp Custom Settings

Display the gridlines

Even after setting the gridlines in the setups, you will need to use the display button on the back of the camera to make that display option the active one.

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