Jonathan Cross

Jonathan Cross

Shere, Surrey

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    Casting a bell an age old process
    on: November 14, 2022 at 6:46 am

    Thanks Russ.  It was an opportunity not to be missed to photograph the process from removal of the old, cracked, bell to installation of the new one.

    Best wishes,

    Jonathan

     

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    Re: New Article Announcements & Discussions
    Reply #1 on: November 4, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks for the article, Kevin.  I am in your camp, more interested in stills.  In your article you mention the Fuji X-H2 and X-T5.  I was looking forward to the release of the X-T5 having an X-T3 and X-T4.  More MP would give more scope to crop, and various other of the new features, plus a slightly smaller size, had me thinking of upgrading, until…

    There is a list for the H2 of lenses that are the best suited.  As the T5 has the same sensor, it seems that will apply to it as well.  There are some notable omissions from the list of lenses that I have, 14mm, 18-55, 550-200, and 56R.  The new 56 is on the list.  I have seen a comment that those not on the list may not be able to resolve at 40MP.  I am a little surprised by the list as the 56R is missing but the small 50f2 is there.  I have the 50f2 for use with my X-E4 along with the 27 and 35f2 as my carry everywhere kit, all three of which are on the list.

    I rang Fuji UK and they just said that all X lenses will work, just that those not on the list will not get the best out of the T5.  They did not elaborate.  They suggested that I take my lenses to the Fuji London shop or use the Fuji loan before buying scheme and take some sample images to view at home and make up my mind.  In particular I could take my 56 and compare with the new.

    This has unsettled me.  I bought the 56 as a good lens which, for me, was quite expensive.  I do not like to think that it might not perform well on a T5 and would be reluctant to upgrade the lens.  Weight is a consideration for me and I would not want to upgrade the 18-55 to the 16-55 f2,8, and then there is the expense.

    I will wait for full reviews of the T5 come out, and hope this lens issue is addressed.  If there is a resolution problem, then it would be helpful to know the resolution of lenses and be able to relate them to the sensor pixel size.  Perhaps a suggestion for an informative article?

    Best wishes,

    Jonathan

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    Re: New Article Announcements & Discussions
    Reply #2 on: August 8, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Another interesting article – thanks Kevin.

    I love how easy to is to use my iPhone 12 Pro, but also like my Fujis.  This means of doing long exposures is very attractive.  I have a couple of questions that I cannot get the answers from the app supplier website.

    Can you use the 3 or 10 second shutter opening delay on the phone?

    I normally move photos from the phone to my desktop by Airdrop.  I don’t take many at a time and it is easy.  Do the images taken with these apps appear in the phone photos app as do normal images?  If so, I would then Airdrop them.  Or do they have to go across to the desktop a different way?

    I particularly like the idea of taking long RAW exposures.  I am happy with the results of using super resolution with iPhone RAWs in LR, which, of course, gives a 48MP image.

    Thanks,

    Jonathan

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    Re: Monitor Calibration A Most Important Step To Great Prints
    Reply #3 on: August 6, 2022 at 2:34 am

    Hello Andrew,

    I agree with you, but, in my situation, it is a case of can I justify the expense. I do not do enough prints that require critical appraisal, nor do I have the space for a second monitor, so will pass on a reference display.

    Best wishes,

    Jonathan

     

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    Re: New Article Announcements & Discussions
    Reply #4 on: August 5, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Hello,

     

    Thanks for this very informative walkthrough video.

    We have an M1 Mac which is used for LR and PS and lots of other things, like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.  You commented, Kevin, that Mac monitors tend to be bright and that the calibration may darken the screen.  We like the screen as supplied for non-photo work, so I was not sure about darkening the screen.  I have not calibrated the monitor since buying the computer, and have relied on looking at the histogram and soft proofing  before printing.  I now know from what you showed that the profile can easily be changed in System Preferences, so will get the calibrator you used in the video and change to that profile when using LR and PS, PTGui and Helicon Focus.  When finished I will revert to the iMac default profile.

    My concern has gone away; thanks.

    Jonathan