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Fuji X Pro 1 + 18-55 , great combination

X-Pro1 18-55mm

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#1 peterleyenaar

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:00 AM

Returned recently from an extended trip to Europe, I had with me the X pro1, 18-55 , 35 mm 60mm , the last 2 stayed in the bag, only used the 18-55

with great results, in musea, outdoor, everywhere, also had with me the Leica X2 which also performed well, not as versatile, but IQ on par with the X Pro1.8728789514_8b03e63e4a_z.jpg



#2 PeterPrism

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

Super RED !



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

Woaaa!  Striking colour, and great resolution into the far distance.  To know your workflow would be interesting please?



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:44 PM

Hello Liam,

 

Thanks for the compliment,

 

My workflow in LR

 

All corrections are minor and subtle

 

1) Auto exposure, then correct manually

 

2) Bring back highlight sllder for more detail

 

3) Fill out histogram so you have data from 0 to 100 using black and white sliders and holding the option key on mac

 

4) use shadows slider for more detail

 

5) Adjust WB

 

6) Apply small amount of sharpening, between 20 and 40

 

7) Luminance noise correction if required around 10

 

8) Presence adjustments

 

Done

 

Occasionally I apply the gradiant filter and the color corrections : hue, saturation and luminance, careful and sparingly.

 

I looked at your images (very beautiful ) , some have some detail missing, in particular the image of the Inislaucht chuch, the trees could use more detail, using the shadow slider and the skye

would benefit from cutting back the highlights and the gradiant filter, only very minor adjustments required and at this level it might only be a matter of personal taste.

 

Best Regards

 

Peter



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:36 PM

Thank you Peter. Your care and attention to each aspect shows. Very beautiful.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:32 AM

When using the 18-55 (on X-Pro1), are you effectively limited to using EVF... or does the OVF frame somehow adjust to the zoomed focal length? Thanks.

 

John


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#7 Rob MacKillop

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:57 AM

Stunning reds! 



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:00 AM

When using the 18-55 (on X-Pro1), are you effectively limited to using EVF... or does the OVF frame somehow adjust to the zoomed focal length? Thanks.

 

John

 

No, you're not limited to the EVF. You can just as well use the OVF - the OVF's bright frame will adjust with zoomed focal length. You need to manually switch OVF magnification however.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:05 AM

No, you're not limited to the EVF. You can just as well use the OVF - the OVF's bright frame will adjust with zoomed focal length. You need to manually switch OVF magnification however.

 

Thanks! There is definitely an X-Pro1 in my future.

 

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:50 AM

Hello Liam,

 

Thanks for the compliment,

 

My workflow in LR

 

All corrections are minor and subtle

 

1) Auto exposure, then correct manually

 

2) Bring back highlight sllder for more detail

 

3) Fill out histogram so you have data from 0 to 100 using black and white sliders and holding the option key on mac

 

4) use shadows slider for more detail

 

5) Adjust WB

 

6) Apply small amount of sharpening, between 20 and 40

 

7) Luminance noise correction if required around 10

 

8) Presence adjustments

 

Done

 

Occasionally I apply the gradiant filter and the color corrections : hue, saturation and luminance, careful and sparingly.

 

I looked at your images (very beautiful ) , some have some detail missing, in particular the image of the Inislaucht chuch, the trees could use more detail, using the shadow slider and the skye

would benefit from cutting back the highlights and the gradiant filter, only very minor adjustments required and at this level it might only be a matter of personal taste.

 

Best Regards

 

Peter

 

 

If I could offer a couple of suggestions:

 

1. Do WB correction as step #1

2. Do Noise Reduction before Sharpening.



#11 peterleyenaar

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:47 PM

If I could offer a couple of suggestions:

 

1. Do WB correction as step #1

2. Do Noise Reduction before Sharpening.

 

Liam asked me for MY workflow, that is it, please feel free to give him your workflow.

 

If you make alternate suggestions, you should mention why.

 

I don't think your suggestions are valid , here is why :

 

Address exposure, detail and histogram data range BEFORE WB, can't evaluate colour on improper exposed images or images lacking detail or images that do not have the full histogram data range

 

Apply noise reduction AFTER sharpening, sharpening can induce noise that needs to be corrected.

 

I am just replaying to your post, this is not the place to get in to a discussion  about LR image processing.



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:02 PM

Here is an Image of one of Rembrandt Van Rijn's paintings that I took in the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, dimly lit, with the X-Pro1 1 and the 18-55 , this camera and lens perform flawlessly

under all circumstances.8736563058_15b5dc694e_z.jpg


Edited by peterleyenaar, 13 May 2013 - 02:03 PM.


#13 peterleyenaar

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 02:16 PM

Here are some images of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. taken in the Van Gogh Museum under difficult and low light circumstances with the X-Pro1 and 18-55.8735486173_21eb2fa82d_z.jpg

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:09 AM

Competently done Peter, and the more I see of that lens the more I appreciate it. 



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:36 AM

Liam asked me for MY workflow, that is it, please feel free to give him your workflow.

 

If you make alternate suggestions, you should mention why.

 

I don't think your suggestions are valid , here is why :

 

Address exposure, detail and histogram data range BEFORE WB, can't evaluate colour on improper exposed images or images lacking detail or images that do not have the full histogram data range

 

Apply noise reduction AFTER sharpening, sharpening can induce noise that needs to be corrected.

 

I am just replaying to your post, this is not the place to get in to a discussion  about LR image processing.

 

 

OK no problem, you do it your way.







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