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  1. Over Kirkstone Pass: Kirkstone by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-H1/XF16-1.4
  2. Only took a small handful with the Viltrox - hard to get enough distance between subject and camera - but this one was taken from the other side of the room. I turned round to see one of the guests taking a swig of Corona, focused quickly using focus-recompose, the camera/lens nailing it first time. Lens wide open - slight bit of noise as ISO1600, RAF converted in X-Transformer then Classic Chrome in LR. Bevvy by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
  3. Thanks Pete - took a few with the 85 but the pub was quite small which made the f/l a bit tight. Will have a look through and see if any made the cut
  4. Had the privilege of photographing a friend's wedding yesterday - just a very small, family affair with only 10 people attending at a village pub local to us. Father of the bride by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-H1/XF56-1.2
  5. Absolutely - just utterly top drawer.
  6. I rather like it - performance-wise it's obviously an X-T2 under the hood, but I prefer the grip/size of the H1 as I have large hands. I'm a total convert to IBIS too, and whilst the system on the Fuji isn't up to OlyPan standards (understandable from its larger sensor) it's still a boon. Would have preferred they kept the T2's exposure comp dial though. There is of course the damped shutter on the H1 though which is just so incredibly quiet, also having the option of electronic first curtain (like the Sony).
  7. Should also mention there are solid plans for Viltrox to release a 56-1.4, 33-1.4 and 23-1.4 for Fuji X. Now, this may seem strange going head-on with lenses which are already available from Fuji, but the Viltrox stuff will be cheaper (less than the Fuji f2's by all accounts) and with more modern focus motors. If the 85's anything to go by, there will be fun times ahead.
  8. There's quite a lot of mention of it on DPreview and a number of reviews on YouTube where it's caused a bit of a stir. Mainly available from Amazon in the UK. Sure, it's not quite as good as the Fuji 90 but for less than half the price it was a no-brainer. I've had the 90, it is a wonderful lens, but I wouldn't choose it over the 85 now.
  9. I'm quietly impressed with is so far - had hoped to go for a wander this afternoon but the weather's been dreadful here in Lincs. For just over 300 quid, the Viltrox is something of a bargain. Should also add, the lens has a USB socket fitted into the mount which allows firmware updates. Did mine last night, took all of 30 secs and has given the focus speed (which wasn't exactly sluggish to start with) a boost.
  10. Totally pants weather this afternoon so spent time indoors just farting about with stuff: Guitar by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Staying indoors by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-H1/Viltrox 85-1.8
  11. Kirk: 'Spock, that's a Flatcoat Retriever' Spock: 'Fascinating...' Fascinating by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
  12. Do Not Disturb: Do not disturb by Boxertrixter, on Flickr
  13. Just arrived - heard many good things about this, and whilst it's not supposed to be quite as good as the Fuji 90 (but close enough to be of little consequence) this is less than half the price. Built like a brick too: Viltrox by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Sorry for sh*te photo btw.