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#1 james23p

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 12:46 AM

Two weeks ago or was it three hmm getting old I did a wedding of a coworker I had sworn off them but this was a special favor. So first off weddings in Memphis in the summer outside are well not fun it was sunny and 96 degrees heat index north of 100. Over all my Fuji's did a nice job the 18-55 f2.8-4 was superb sharp and contrasty and the EX2 did a nice job so how did it compare to my Nikon's mostly my D600.

 

This is a Nikon forum so I was conflicted about posting some of this but I am honest and fair so I decided to give it a go.

 

Nikon Pro's: 

 

Battery Life oh yes battery life the Nikon is a clear winner here. I took 3 Fuji batteries to one Nikon battery.

AF speed same thing the Nikon was easier when shooting moving subjects, on static stuff there is no real issue but moving the Nikon is the winner

Flash, yes I found the Nikon was more consistent with flash as far as exposure than my Fuji but the Fuji was not bad its just that Nikon is just so darn good. One note I was not using a Fuji flash so maybe with a Fuji branded flash vs a third party it may be closer.

 

Fuji Pro's

 

Weight oh good god in this heat the light weight of the Fuji was a god send.

Controls, Fuji's dials and manual control made switching back and forth much easier and faster forgot how nice my FM3a was when it came to switching around and the Fuji had the same feel.

Here's one that is very subjective and thats image quality. The end product I would say after post processing is the same but when it came to PP I found I spent less time PP the Fuji files to get what I wanted than my Nikon files. Yes I would say IQ is similar its just that the Fuji was faster getting to the end product.

 

Things that are similar:

 

Fuji's EVF is excellent I found no issues using it, of coarse Nikons's OVFs are the top of the line so both here do the job well, differently but well.

Rear LCD's again bot have quality rear LCDs.

Overall all speed as far as writing files and responsiveness was similar now I was using an older Fuji XE2 compared to an older Nikon D600 not sure how lets say the XT2 or HT-1 vs Nikon D500 or D750 would be but I assume they would also be close.

Low light performance well this is unfair yet surprising my 16mp Fuji APS was equal to my D600 24mp FX in the low light high ISO performance. Again have no clue how the new 24mp Fuji's compare to the 24mp or 36mp Nikons but overall both are excellent.

 

Last if I had a choice which to use that is harder to tell I love the size of the Fuji system but Nikon makes the best DSLR on the planet in the D850 I guess if I was rich I would have a full D850 system for some things and a full Xpro2 Fuji system for going light.

 

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Here are a few shots from the weekend. My only complaint besides the heat is the sun was setting and it was smack dab in my face as I was shooting the ceremony and the reception it was getting dark fast despite how it looks the shots of the car and bridge it is a lot darker than it shows. I did use flash for most of the altar shots as fill flash but could do nothing with the blown out background due to the sun it was harsh. The action car shots are at ISO 1600 and the last shot at the reception in the total dark only small rope lights I was at ISO 800 and the flash as primary light.

 

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:35 AM

Very cool work Jim.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:12 AM

Very cool work Jim.


Thanks Peter!

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 03:34 AM

They all look good. I think, for the most part, it comes down to the photographer and their presentation style.

Well done. Last year was the last wedding for me.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 03:35 AM

Oh... and a cool car!

Thanks, Dennis.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:05 AM

Great photos! and love the car!


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:34 AM

Done like a Pro, Jim.

 

Great work. No shadows, fun poses, nice themes that tie together.  Good family shots.  Excellent exposures.

 

Very well done.


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:54 AM

Oh... and a cool car!

Thanks Dennis and yes the Car was a rental but it was a huge hit with everyone!

 

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:01 AM

Great photos! and love the car!

Thanks Lea, and the sound that car made pure American Muscle Car!!  These are at ISO 12,800 it was almost dark when the lady who runs the place said they could do some doughnuts in the field and I was pretty far away so they are almost 50% and 75% crop respectivly  but you get the point of some "Good Old Boys" having some fun well at least a father and son.

 

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:13 AM

Done like a Pro, Jim.

 

Great work. No shadows, fun poses, nice themes that tie together.  Good family shots.  Excellent exposures.

 

Very well done.

Thanks Art I appreciate the praise coming from such an accomplished photographers like you and Dennis. I will say this one thing I tell new photographers is never be afraid to use a flash outside almost all the shots outside I used some fill flash it really helps.

 

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A few notes the shot of the car with Emma(the bride and my coworker) the guy with the Canon Rebel was in my way most of the night at the reception. I finally had to say something when I was setting up for the cake cutting shots to please let me finish.

 

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:09 PM

Jim, I have to say that, as someone who recoils from the thought of photographing a wedding, I salute you, sir!

 

To make things even sweeter, you beat the heat and produced a very nice series.  Well done.  :)


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:16 PM

 

 

A few notes the shot of the car with Emma(the bride and my coworker) the guy with the Canon Rebel was in my way most of the night at the reception. I finally had to say something when I was setting up for the cake cutting shots to please let me finish.

 

 

dang Canon users.. :)


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Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:28 PM

Damn Canon users.. :)

:lol:  :lol:


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