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  1. Gromit

    Sony A7R4

    Agreed, Rick - call me a luddite but with me being 100% stills, the tilting screen is of much more use than the swivel jobby. A Swivel screen is a PITA when doing low or high viewpoint photography as it's too far removed from the sensor's axis. Of course there'll also be those who ridicule the 61MP sensor but as Tim says, the trickle-down which will come from this camera bodes well for the future. I'm no Sony fanboi (I have the upmost respect for my 7R3 but I don't love it in the way I do my Fuji, or Oly kit before) but they really are knocking it out of the park just now.
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    Your Pet Photos

    Back seat drivers... Passengers by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
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    Random image of the day 3

    Nice Speedster, Pete - looks like a Chesil?
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    Random image of the day 3

    Emma, having a go with the X-Pro1: Wipper snapper by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Hawaiaiaaahhaha P20 Pro
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    Your Pet Photos

    Post-paddle shake: Shake by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
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    X-T3 and Lightroom

    Thanks fellas - I've been doing some digging about and found the Iridient tool which Tim refers to; 'X-Transformer'. For a smidge over 30 quid it looks like good value. It's definitely better than LR as a raw conversion tool but has taken a bit of fiddling to get the import settings (sharp/noise/correction etc) right. It's more faff than using LR as a standalone but for the occasional raw it'll work fine, and keeps the Fuji film sims options in Lightroom.
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    Random image of the day 3

    Very true re camera phones. Computational Photography - whether we like it or not - is here to stay and is only going to get better. I have got to thinking about the future of M43 (especially with Full Frame being 'in' at the moment) and what potential it could have when mated up with the best CP. As to the P20, I'm a big fan of its monochrome mode - use the 'aperture' function and it really delivers.
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    Random image of the day 3

    Turn my back for a minute and our Molly's nabbed my favourite camera... Pinched by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Hawuaauwahahaha P20 Pro
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    Pegged: Pegged by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-Pro1/XF35-1.4/sooc jpeg
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    X-T3 and Lightroom

    Whilst enjoying the luxury of semi-retirement (bar some music teaching and conducting) I'm giving thought to taking up some wedding photography. This wouldn't be a regular job, in fact if I do more than one a month it'll be too many; having made the mistake of turning my hobby (music) into a full time job I'm not going the same route with photography. Joking apart though, as far as kit is concerned, running 2 systems is a bit daft so am coming down on the side of Fuji, perhaps investing in an X-T3. The X-T2 will wear the XF56, the T3 an XF23. I do have Capture One 12 on my iMac, but whilst I appreciate its prowess at converting Fuji RAWs, I keep finding more comfort in using Lightroom. The cataloguing in LR is just so much better, and the UI overall is one I just feel so much more at home with. For those who have a T3, and are using LR (Classic) have the results proved satisfactory? Of course I could just shoot jpegs (which we all know the Fuji X cameras excel at) but the latitude provided by RAWs could be a life-saver. I do read that C1 can convert Fuji RAWs into dng files though which can then be sent to Lightroom? This could be an answer but it's not a procedure I fully understand. Thanks all.
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    Random image of the day 3

    Oops, that's me in the sh*t again... Emma by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Sony A7RIII/Samyang AF 85-1.4
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    Your Pet Photos

    Dragged my Fuji out of the bag for some Harley-photo-shooting action in the garden yesterday... My boy by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Harley by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
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    Your Pet Photos

    Oh the joys of living in the countryside - there's always a bog/stream/muddy field to roll around in... The bog monster by Boxertrixter, on Flickr But later on in the same day, after giving him a thorough bath, we watch the sun go down across the fields... Evening walk by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
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    Your Pet Photos

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    Random image of the day 3

    Sleaford 40's by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Sony A7RIII/Samyang AF85-1.4