X100 with stacked ND Filters

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by kyteflyer, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Middle of the day, glaring sunshine, temp around 35, got it into my head to see how the X100 would go with the filters (NDx8 and ND400) I had purchased ages ago for my K-5 lenses. Pretty happy with it. Wish I had a remote shutter release though, holding the release down manually for 10+ seconds is a bit fraught. This shot was a 28 second shot. ISO 640 simply because I forgot to change it from the last use of the camera. The shot needed to be longer... I'll try it again when I get a remote thingy to screw into the shutter release. Used to have one (for the old Minolta).. lost now, dammit.

    The two shots are from the same base file, I just felt compelled to process in a couple of different ways. Comments welcome as always.

    Ferry Landing 1 by kyte50, on Flickr

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    Ferry Landing 2 by kyte50, on Flickr

    And my car broke down on the way home.
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  2. thekeddi

    thekeddi Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Not good about the car! :-( but I do like photo number two :)
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Yes I prefer the warmer image - two - too.
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  4. Thanks, Kerri. Yes, seems like I am going to be grounded again, except for short trips. My car has a mysterious illness which I believe is going to cost ~$500+ to fix. This means Tom doesn't get his jab this month, and I am going to be putting more things up for sale.

    Thanks, Bill.
  5. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I prefer the first one, the deep blue but this might just be because we've been starved of blue for such a long time here in the UK :) Really sorry to hear about the car and Tom's jab.......
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  6. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    That's a really nice photo, if I didn't know you used ND filters I would've asked how you got certain points of the photo in focus while others weren't.
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  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    I like the first; to an extent it gives the impression of having used a mild "bleach bypass" style filter
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  8. Xuereb

    Xuereb Veteran

    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    I prefer the first. Intrigued as I am about to embark on my first adventure with filters in digital.
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  9. Crikey I'm a twit. Longer (or different) shutter speeds to whats on the dial is available by turning the controller wheel on the back of the camera. LOL.

    Going to try it again (but not before my crank angle sensor is fixed)
  10. Xuereb

    Xuereb Veteran

    Nov 5, 2010
    W. Australia
    I had trouble with understanding why you had to hold down the shutter button for the duration of exposure. Now it all makes sense.

    I propose at some stage, when the notion of flowing water makes seasonal sense, to get a 9 stop ND. In the interim, I am hoping to get some Lee ND grads and a Sigma circular polariser. Toys, fun & games!
  11. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Sue it still maxes out at 30" right? How does one keep the shutter open longer?
  12. Yes 30 secs. for longer you need the cable release gadget I was talking about. There wont be any long long exposures, because this is fully manual, but it does have a locking mechanism so you would not need to hold on. You will need to watch the timer though because theres no automatic option for the X100, afaik. When you set it to B, theres a very large countdown timer in the LCD screen so its not so bad And cheap. Think I'll get one, since I cant find the one I already owned from my Minolta days.
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