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RAW processing - finally my RAW's are better than the OOC jpeg

Today, 10:21 AM

Posted by danwmids in Fuji X Post Processing

since i got my X-E2 I have been rather pleased with it, but had the usual issues with the RAW files that have been discussed in depth. I am a long time Lightroom user, and to be honest, having played around with the in camera settings I was getting jpeg files that 8/10 cases looked better than the RAW files. Getting the RAW to a decent standard would take a considerable amount of work, and in many cases, they were really be no better than the ooc jpegs. So since getting the X-E2 i've been shooting RAW+fine. However I recently downloaded Capture one express 7, and didn't really do much with it since it felt a bit alien to me, then this week I had an email from capture one saying that i was entitled to a free upgrade to the brand new Capture one pro 8.

Well today I went out shooting RAW+fine as usual (since the switch to Fuji). I Brought some of the files back into lightroom and low and behold up rears the water color effect on some of the pictures. So i thought, why not give Capture one pro 8 a go. Well im glad I did, side by side, without any editing at all, in most cases the RAW files look better than the OOC jpegs. With a bit of tweaking they look even better.

If your an X-E2 owner i urge you to download the trial version of capture one pro 8 and have a play. I think it really is showing off the quality of the fantastic sensor and X system lenses. I hadn't realised until today how badly Lightroom has been suppressing the true quality of the camera. And like I say, i'm a lightroom fan, and had basically decided to carry on using it, but shoot RAW+fine. Given today's results though, I think I will now be spending some time learning capture one, with a view to making it my main raw processor.

I am also now seriously thinking about going back to being a pure RAW shooter, and ditching the jpegs all together. Which is how i shot before Fuji.

I've put some examples on Flickr, look at the colour range in some of the shots as well as the level of detail.

The jpeg and RAW files were simply opened in Capture One Pro 8 then exported as jpegs without any adjustments.

Please don't pay too much attention to the photography itself, these are just shots I felt showed the differences between the two files

https://www.flickr.c...57647460253878/

 

 

  385 Views · 8 Replies ( Last reply by magicaxeman )

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Lechtaler Alps with X20

Today, 10:05 AM

Posted by lesashe in X10, X20 and X30 Discussion

Picture from a week in the Lechtaler Alps, Austria at the end of August.  363 shots before battery needed changing.   Only issue was the internal elements of the lens misted up after a wet day.  It cleared in an hour in the warm and dry.  Great lightweight camera for mountain walking.  All pictures shot in RAW and processed in Lightroom 5.  Attached File  Lechtaler Alps-1.jpg   632.63KB   4 downloads

 

To see more visit

http://www.lesasheph...Alps-Austria-1/

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IR flash filter material?

Today, 08:37 AM

Posted by Vieux Clou in Fuji X Accessories

Any idea of a common material that will pass IR while blocking visible light? I want to trigger my Nikon flashes directly from the X100 without having its own flash affect the scene - thereby (cheapskate) avoiding outlay on electronic triggers.

 

I do have a wee Nikon flap made for the hot shoe/pop-up flash of an SLR but it's not particularly adaptable.

  147 Views · 4 Replies ( Last reply by rpavich )

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FN button won't set aperture settings on X-Pro 1

Today, 07:36 AM

Posted by Bob M in X-Pro1 Discussion

I'm really enjoying my new "slightly used"  X Pro 1 with 18 - 55  and thought I would set the FN button or the 4 way back button to Aperture Setting and nothing happened - I set the menu , press the buttons and nothing  shows up.    

 

All the other menu settings worked ... I can change ISO - White Balance etc ... but when I change either FN or 4 way to aperture setting I can't change the aperture and I can't see the aperture settings in the viewfinder or rear screen. 

 

I tried the same on my venerable XE 1 with the 18 - 55 and the same thing ... nothing shows up ... so I assume I'm doing something wrong if both cameras are telling me the same thing.    Any ideas ?

 

Oh and I checked and yes, I have all the latest firmware updates for lens and body

 

Thanks, Bob

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Wondering about the selectable shutter modes X100T

Today, 07:04 AM

Posted by rpavich in X100, X100S and X100T Discussion

I was watching the video for the electronic shutter on the X100T at Photokina and noticed that there are 3 selectable modes:

 

1.) Mechanical shutter only

2.) Electronic Shutter only

3.) Both 

I was wondering what (if any) negative impacts there might be to keeping the "both" set? It would seem that if it doesn't negatively impact anything that that would be the logical choice since "ES" wouldn't "kick in" until after you go above 1/4000 and have the camera set on "aperture priority"

 

I know we are all speculating but I was just wondering what thoughts others might have.

  285 Views · 6 Replies ( Last reply by Richard_R )

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Nikkor 135mm f/2D DC VS. XF56mmF1.2 R APD

Today, 05:26 AM

Posted by lysander in Adapted Lens Discussion

Defocus Control VS APD

 

Has anyone experience with this lens? According to 2011 review by camera "expert" Ken Rockwell: "The 135mm DC is also Nikon's sharpest 135mm lens, and an extraordinarily great lens for nature and landscape photography. It is worlds sharper and freer from spherical aberration than any of the the old manual focus 135mm f/2 lenses...This is not a soft-focus lens; it is a lens that has been specifically designed and patented both for superior bokeh (the softness of out-of-focus areas), and the ability to control this bokeh for optimum results under all conditions"

 

* I know these are really different focal lengths, but I am trying to understand the difference between Defocus Control and APD.

 

So this would work as a 200mm on the X-T1, an FL loved by many.

 

The Nikkor 135mm f/2D DC stats from http://www.dslrbodie...lephoto-primes/

  • FX coverage
  • Autofocus (no in-lens focus motor), rear focus
  • 7 elements in 6 groups
  • 9-blade rounded aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/16
  • 72mm filter ring
  • 48" (1.1m) minimum focus; 1:2.1 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 4.7 x 3.1" (120 x 79mm) long, diameter
  • 28.7 ounces (815g) weight
  • included slide out hood, optional CL-38 case, caps
  • US$1395
  • Model Number 1935
  • Announced pre digital era

Even new this Nikkor is less money than an ADP.

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An 'ogoh-ogoh' - a papier-mâché monster - of a drunk Australian tourist, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Today, 04:39 AM

Posted by UbudHigh.com in Fuji X Photos

An 'ogoh-ogoh' - a papier-mâché monster - of a drunken Australian tourist waits its turn to be paraded on the eve of 'Nyepi', the Hindu Day Of Silence, in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

  347 Views · 6 Replies ( Last reply by UbudHigh.com )

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How good is JPEG

Today, 01:55 AM

Posted by s3pro in X-T1 Discussion

Hi all,

With my X-T1 I shoot RAW+Fine JPEG and have often wondered if I could skip RAF.

These 3 images have been processed as identical as possible.

The camera is set to Standard picture controls with sharpening at "0"

For RAF files, I process with the supplied SilkyPix and just tried Adobe DNG converter.

No enhancements have been made in PP.

One observation, was the annoying fine grid like dots with Adobe. The compressed versions you are looking at may not show but at print size and a zoom of 100% only, the dots render the images as useless.

Another observation with the SilkyPix conversion. All default camera setting were adhered to but instead of dots, the sky (both blue and on the clouds) had  noise-like artefacts.

The third observation was with the Fine JPEG image. Much cleaner than the other two and I could got straight to print without any PP work.

I've read before that Fuji just gets JPEG "right" with the X-T1 and when a friend witnessed this comparison a few hours ago, I tend to agree.

Being a long standing user of Nikon NX2 with a D700 and all "good glass", I use NX2 for JPEG PP work.

Anyway, just in case somebody might be interested.

Cheers,

Rob

  630 Views · 11 Replies ( Last reply by roalk )

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X100s in Paris

Today, 01:00 AM

Posted by Greg V. in Fuji X Photos
Hi Folks,
Here's the second set of images that I shot with my X100S while in Paris. The first set of images from this trip were shot in Italy which can be seen in this post: http://www.fujix-for...x100s-in-italy/ Appreciate you looking!
 
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Wide Angle Adapter -- bigger = less vignette?

Yesterday, 10:56 PM

Posted by felixdd in X10, X20 and X30 Discussion

Just a question,

 

I have a wide-angle adapter that screws on to a 52mm adapter, which I screw into my X20 via a 40-52mm step-up ring. Shooting at 28mm, there's vignetting at the corners. As others have mentioned, if I zoom in a little, it removes the vignette -- but you lose the width so what's the point?

 

This got me thinking -- if I get a wide-angle adapter that screws onto 67mm, with an appropriate step-up (ether from 40-67 or more likely 52-67mm directly), would it still vignette? I won't be so crazy as to use more than 2 step-up rings as that'll probably cause vignetting from the rings rather than the the filter

 

I figure that if the camera-end of the glass is a larger surface area, there may be less vignetting, especially if that glass is at the closest possible distance to the lens? Anyone try this?

 

  128 Views · 1 Replies ( Last reply by BrendasIronSledge )

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Industrial Abstracts in B/W

Yesterday, 10:18 PM

Posted by Greg F in Fuji X Photos

Brought my X-T1 to work this evening and here a couple I came away with....thanks for looking. Comments always welcome!

  352 Views · 6 Replies ( Last reply by Greg F )

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Broadway & 37th street

Yesterday, 06:55 PM

Posted by gene lowinger in Fuji X Photos

Had a wonderful day on Thursday on the Mitzvah Tank. Many pics on my blogpost.

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Heard Natural Science Museum, McKinney Texas

Yesterday, 05:42 PM

Posted by refiningman in Fuji X Photos

Some shots taken this morning at the Heard. Just a random selection.

 

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X-T1- flash not working?!

Yesterday, 04:58 PM

Posted by f8lee in X-T1 Discussion

I was working through the owners manual and set peak focusing to red (if that matters at all) but now the flash does not work with my X-T1. I have tried both the included mini-flash unit as well as the EF-42 I bought last year for use with my X100 and - nothing. When I go to the menu the "Flash Mode" selection under menu 4 is grayed out (same with the quick menu).

 

I can't figure out if I inadvertently set something elsewhere that would disallow the flash from working (as it used to without issue) - any ideas what I missed? The manual is of no help thus far.

 

TIA

  411 Views · 7 Replies ( Last reply by f8lee )

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Liverpool

Yesterday, 02:59 PM

Posted by sumi41 in Fuji X Photos

Some photos from my recent trip to Liverpool, i really love this city and the people!

 

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Mersey by zanettifoto, on Flickr

 

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Liverpool's Three Graces by zanettifoto, on Flickr

 

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Albert Dock by zanettifoto, on Flickr

 

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Albert Dock by zanettifoto, on Flickr

 

  418 Views · 9 Replies ( Last reply by fugimike )

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limitations of external flash ef42

Yesterday, 02:13 PM

Posted by Fran in X-E1 and X-E2 Discussion

I recently purchased the ef42 and realized that it does not have any remote capabilities.   Does anyone have any non-Fuji flash suggestions for the x-e2?

  235 Views · 2 Replies ( Last reply by rpavich )


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