A river runs through it?

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by TonyTurley, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    No appreciable rain across the state for 3 weeks or more. Streams are very low, some waterfalls completely dry. Some of the deeper pools in the rivers are still there, but a lot of places you could rock hop across the channel, or even just walk across. Combination of X-T1 + 10-24 and X30. Not terribly impressed with the IQ of the rented 10-24 so far.

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  2. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    Lovely colors, despite the dryness.
     
  3. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Twilli53 Subscribing Member

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    Tony I had a similar experience with the 10-24. It was soft. Sent mine back and replaced it with the 16 1.4 and never looked back. The difference was night and day. I will pick up the 14 or the Roki 12 when I go to Utah for my ultra wide stuff. It's a shame with this lens because you have great composition and POV and the colors knock me out. Beautiful.
     
  4. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    It was quite pretty.

    Thanks Tim. I had read your comments about the 10-24, and it seems there was another forum member that didn't care for the lens. I had considered renting the 16mm, but decided to try the 10-24, anyway. The images aren't terrible, but I expected a $1,000 lens to be a bit sharper.
     
  5. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Veteran

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    The 16/1.4 is a terrific lens in every regard.
     
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  6. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Twilli53 Subscribing Member

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    Yes, Tony the promise of an ultra wide zoom that was dead nuts sharp got me to buy it from KEH, and I really gave it a good go, just never got anything that really pulled me into those photo's. It was a couple days past my return date but they got in a like new 16 and I pulled the trigger at almost a dead even exchange. At the moment I only have three lens in my kit. The 18-55, 55-200 and the 16 and really I'm good if I never buy another lens, or camera really, The XT-1 is all I need.
     
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  7. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Twilli53 Subscribing Member

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    Merlin I may have to take back that not needing another camera. The 16 has been on my XT-1 so long I think it's stuck. :biggrin:
     
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