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Hello from Berlin

or should I say Guten Tag!

Just a quick post to let you know what I am up to. I am in Germany on a conference, I packed my Fuji X-E1 so I did not have to lug the D800 around with me, and surprisingly it has done very well. One frustrating issue I did find was that when I use the bulb setting, it seems that whatever length of time I used for my shutter, was the time about of time it took the Fuji to write the file to the SD card rendering the camera useless until it had finished, what that meant was, as the sun was setting, I was taking shots up to 2 minutes in length, and then had to wait another 2 minutes for the Fuji to do it’s think before I was allowed to take another shot!

Needless to say, although I highly regard the X-E1 it will not be replacing my D800 just yet. Maybe in the future Fuji will iron this out with a firmware upgrade.

Today’s iCandy – Berlin Cathedral

I havent spent a lot of time taking photo’s but I have had the chance to grab a few shots… This is right opposite my hotel and is the Berlin Cathedral. For the nerdy people that want the EXIF data, this was shot at f5.6 at 3 seconds, ISO 200 – I used my new Fuji X series 14mm Lens. It is a pretty good lens!

Berlin1183

4 Comments
  • George chater
    Posted at 12:24h, 30 August Reply

    I love this picture
    Is it an hdr from 1 photo or is it from bracketed pictures

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:07h, 11 September Reply

      Hi George, this is HDR from one exposure. Thanks, Ben

  • Danilo Poccia
    Posted at 01:23h, 31 August Reply

    Nice post! You said “I was taking shots up to 2 minutes in length, and then had to wait another 2 minutes for the Fuji to do it’s think before I was allowed to take another shot!” but that is actually the effect of the “LONG EXPOSURE NR” option turned “on”, see X-E1 manual at page 37, e.g. here: http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/manuals/pdf/index/x/fujifilm_xe1_manual_en.pdf
    There is a similar option on Canon and Nikon cameras as well, what it does is to do a second shot of the very same duration (hence your second 2 minutes) but with the shutter closed to find “hot” pixels on the sensor and remove them from the final picture.

    • Ben
      Posted at 09:08h, 11 September Reply

      Hi Danilo, I think that the NR is off, but I will check it. Thanks for the heads up!, Ben

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