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03-18-2021, 04:50 AM - 2 Likes   #2716
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nikkor 50/ 1.8, x-t1

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X-H1 with XF 60 F2.4 Macro, thanks for inspiring me to get out with it Dave




this one hit explore overnight
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this one hit explore overnight
awesome!!!

on a side note, I bought an XF 60mm Macro....
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awesome!!!

on a side note, I bought an XF 60mm Macro....
It really is an excellent lens for the market prices , I am sure you will get some great shots with it (particularly with looming spring)

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Is there a thread here for people using Fuji X series cameras, especially with old lenses such as Pentax K or M42?

I ask because I might be getting one soon and thought there might be people here already using them.
Fuji x series? isn't that the current line up of mirrorless camera's? how could pentax lenses even fit on them?
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this one hit explore overnight
What is explore ?
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Fuji x series? isn't that the current line up of mirrorless camera's? how could pentax lenses even fit on them?
with an adapter...

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What is explore ?
it is an unfathomable algorithm on Flickr that ends with high views and lots of likes on an image. In general, the images are usually very good (not always - and I don't even always agree with what hits from my posts but it is a form of recognition) you will find if you are participating in the monthly challenges and posting a lot you will start to hit them. though I went a long time between explore photos in the last 4 months since I returned here I have hit 4 times

when you log into Flickr Explore is usually where it lands (it is an extension of interestingness ) (if not it is a button at top of screen)

Explore | Flickr
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Fuji x series? isn't that the current line up of mirrorless camera's? how could pentax lenses even fit on them?
Now that's an old post. You can use almost any old film lens on almost any mirrorless camera since mirrorless mounts are all shorter than the old SLR or rangefinder mounts, so all you need is a tube with the appropriate mounts on each end.

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it is an unfathomable algorithm on Flickr that ends with high views and lots of likes on an image. In general, the images are usually very good (not always - and I don't even always agree with what hits from my posts but it is a form of recognition) you will find if you are participating in the monthly challenges and posting a lot you will start to hit them. though I went a long time between explore photos in the last 4 months since I returned here I have hit 4 times

when you log into Flickr Explore is usually where it lands (it is an extension of interestingness ) (if not it is a button at top of screen)

Explore | Flickr
I'm not sure I'd agree that Explore images are usually very good, rather they're a sub-set of what many people regard as good if they have very little space for subtlety in what they appreciate in a photo. Massively bump up contrast and saturation (or just contrast if B&W) and you'll vastly improve your chances of getting an image into Explore.
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
it is an unfathomable algorithm on Flickr that ends with high views and lots of likes on an image. In general, the images are usually very good (not always - and I don't even always agree with what hits from my posts but it is a form of recognition) you will find if you are participating in the monthly challenges and posting a lot you will start to hit them. though I went a long time between explore photos in the last 4 months since I returned here I have hit 4 times

when you log into Flickr Explore is usually where it lands (it is an extension of interestingness ) (if not it is a button at top of screen)

Explore | Flickr
Ok , Iíll look for it ,
Maybe itís the random images I see on there sometimes , other than from a follow ?

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Now that's an old post. You can use almost any old film lens on almost any mirrorless camera since mirrorless mounts are all shorter than the old SLR or rangefinder mounts, so all you need is a tube with the appropriate mounts on each end.



I'm not sure I'd agree that Explore images are usually very good, rather they're a sub-set of what many people regard as good if they have very little space for subtlety in what they appreciate in a photo. Massively bump up contrast and saturation (or just contrast if B&W) and you'll vastly improve your chances of getting an image into Explore.
Lately Iíve seen a few rubber duckies on Flickr . ........
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Now that's an old post. You can use almost any old film lens on almost any mirrorless camera since mirrorless mounts are all shorter than the old SLR or rangefinder mounts, so all you need is a tube with the appropriate mounts on each end.



I'm not sure I'd agree that Explore images are usually very good, rather they're a sub-set of what many people regard as good if they have very little space for subtlety in what they appreciate in a photo. Massively bump up contrast and saturation (or just contrast if B&W) and you'll vastly improve your chances of getting an image into Explore.
I do see a lot of quality work when I bother to surf it, but yes there is also a lot of mediocrity (my work making it is proof of that). there definitely is a subset of overprocessed items (that I am sure are coated in epoxy when printed also Cats with bokeh......

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Ok , Iíll look for it ,
Maybe itís the random images I see on there sometimes , other than from a follow ?

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Lately Iíve seen a few rubber duckies on Flickr . ........
rubber duckies are the new Cat maybe _
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Now that's an old post. You can use almost any old film lens on almost any mirrorless camera since mirrorless mounts are all shorter than the old SLR or rangefinder mounts, so all you need is a tube with the appropriate mounts on each end.



I'm not sure I'd agree that Explore images are usually very good, rather they're a sub-set of what many people regard as good if they have very little space for subtlety in what they appreciate in a photo. Massively bump up contrast and saturation (or just contrast if B&W) and you'll vastly improve your chances of getting an image into Explore.
Are you serious? yeah i'll jsut get any old film era nikor lens and just pop it onto my new 2021 Fujifilm X-S10 its not going to work like that.
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Are you serious? yeah i'll jsut get any old film era nikor lens and just pop it onto my new 2021 Fujifilm X-S10 its not going to work like that.
I believe he was responding to 2 different posts, and yes you can use any old lens on your X-S10. Many I can use on my GFX50R (you some i need to revert to 35mm mode) I have Explores recently made with a 1970s Era Bronica MC150 f3.5 on the GFX (and others like the one above with more modern lenses that was the XF60 on my XH1) . Old lenses force you to slow down a little since they are manual focus and even on mirrorless that takes time. slowing down will make you compose more carefully too . I compared the SMC takumar 55 1.8 with the Fuji XF56 f1.2 and it did a pretty good job of holding it's own at a tiny fraction of the price (I still prefer the 56 don't get me wrong).

sometimes the flaws on old lenses work out. the Tak 55 1.8 on the GFX50R recently



and an explore with the mc150

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I believe he was responding to 2 different posts, and yes you can use any old lens on your X-S10. Many I can use on my GFX50R (you some i need to revert to 35mm mode) I have Explores recently made with a 1970s Era Bronica MC150 f3.5 on the GFX (and others like the one above with more modern lenses that was the XF60 on my XH1) . Old lenses force you to slow down a little since they are manual focus and even on mirrorless that takes time. slowing down will make you compose more carefully too . I compared the SMC takumar 55 1.8 with the Fuji XF56 f1.2 and it did a pretty good job of holding it's own at a tiny fraction of the price (I still prefer the 56 don't get me wrong).

sometimes the flaws on old lenses work out. the Tak 55 1.8 on the GFX50R recently



and an explore with the mc150

You use k mount lenses on the gfx ? Or m42 ? That format .. ( not that I’ll be getting a medium format any time soon , only because of the cost . )
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You use k mount lenses on the gfx ? Or m42 ? That format .. ( not that Iíll be getting a medium format any time soon , only because of the cost . )
I use my m42 takumars and my old Bronica ETR lenses alongside my 4 gfx lenses .
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