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    Default Need some advice for Canon and Fujifilm

    I'm new to Fuji's system and I'm looking for someone who can provide almost-professional or professional advice and also answer some questions I have.

    I'm looking to get a good lens for my Fujifilm X-T1 and my Canon 60D.
    I prefer film-like and landscape photography.
    Do advise me on the best lenses to pair with these cameras and maybe drop some tips.

    I currently have a EF-S 18-135mm, Rokinon Fisheye, Fujinon 35mm and 50-230mm.

    Please help a soul out! Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathniel View Post
    I'm new to Fuji's system and I'm looking for someone who can provide almost-professional or professional advice and also answer some questions I have.

    I'm looking to get a good lens for my Fujifilm X-T1 and my Canon 60D.
    I prefer film-like and landscape photography.
    Do advise me on the best lenses to pair with these cameras and maybe drop some tips.

    I currently have a EF-S 18-135mm, Rokinon Fisheye, Fujinon 35mm and 50-230mm.

    Please help a soul out! Thank you.
    Who can resist when the word soul is used? Your system is good enough to use for your stated needs.
    I would say practise more,shoot more landscape until you are satisfied with your results.Read some books or web articles.Landscape does not need to always use very wide angle lenses, it's your own perspective that counts.Of course understanding exposure basics and how meter works and compensating
    it because it measures only a tone of gray to get correct highlight and shadow details go a long way.

    As for the film look Fuji XT1 has film simulation modes for jpeg processing in camera only.Read the user's manual.Try them out to see if you like them before you try the professional plugins for photoshop or lightroom.These are readymade software filters to use but you can achieve similar results if you learn the photo editing tools that are in photoshop or lightroom (may be steep learning curve, raw format).An internet search will throw up examples.Some are called "actions", "keys" or film emulation.The definition of emulate is : to copy something achieved by ( someone else ) and try to do it as well as or better than they have.

    Here are some videos to give an idea:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCLv2JT9cD4




    The web articles:

    http://tutvid.com/photoshop/create-f...-photoshop-cc/

    http://photography.tutsplus.com/tuto...m--photo-14067

    http://www.prime-junta.net/pont/How_...and_films.html

    http://gomedia.com/zine/tutorials/ea...-in-photoshop/

    http://www.photoshopessentials.com/p...ts/film-grain/

    http://www.infoparrot.com/film-effec...obe-photoshop/

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    Default Re: Need some advice for Canon and Fujifilm

    Hey one eye jack, thanks for the advice! x

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    If you want film emulation, try vsco presets.

    Recommendation for Fujifilm lens, it really depends on your need and what focal length you like to use for your landscape work. I think for a start you can try 10-24 f4.
    Last edited by DSolZ; 24th January 2016 at 07:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSolZ View Post
    If you want film emulation, try vsco presets.

    Recommendation for Fujifilm lens, it really depends on your need and what focal length you like to use for your landscape work. I think for a start you can try 10-24 f4.
    TS also asked same question in Fuji forum so let's not repeat what was said.

    Come to think of it back in the film days everyone was using film so what about the look of film except people then don't have the choices of wide angles like 14mm because good
    lenses were expensive.They did not have photoshop that can correct distorted vertical lines or perspectives.Same problems existed then as now except it's much easier to correct now with digital.
    Last edited by one eye jack; 25th January 2016 at 07:13 AM.

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