In-camera B&W conversion, cropped and levels adjustment
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Ok, where are you all?
Keep going, Lee. I am still watching.
I can't get one unless I sell some of my gear. Either that, or I wait for the plastic version of the X Pro 1.
The more of these images from the XP1 I see the more I am sure I will get one as soon as available here in Austria!
Yes, do please keep going Lee... I'm convinced that the X-Pro 1 has amazing, beautiful tonality. I can definitely see myself getting one in due course.
A mixed bag of XP1 images with the Fuji 35mm f/1.4.
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All great but love the window shot especially.
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This thread should carry a health warning. The health of my bank account is under serious threat
Carl: the window pic with the yellow flowers is a very fine image...thanks.
Well, things are perhaps easier for me as I already have the X100. With that I eventually realised that the JPEG output was pretty much as good if not better than I could get from RAW. Until this camera I had always shot RAW. Shooting JPEGs has carried over to the X-Pro 1, though I am shooting RAW+Fine at the moment because I want to see what LR can do once it supports RAW.
I use the camera mainly in auto-DR, auto-ISO, the former does a great job. As far as image tone goes all I usually do is perhaps minor adjustments to blacks/whites/highlights/clarity in LR. Very little PP - I am not very adept at it!
I usually use Provia, though Velvia seems to work better than in the X100. The last two colour shots of mine here were Velvia. If you take RAW then it is worth playing with the in-camera RAW conversion utility afterwards to compare the different simulations. It seems to me that Velvia can be a little 'softer' than Provia but this is just a feeling at this stage. Velvia does also clip the blacks and that 'look' can usually be replicated with a Provia shot and some PP such as saturation boost. I am yet to try out the 'Pro Neg' simulations.
Hi Lee, can you share your thoughts/settings for jpeg shooting with the X100?
No magic at all. I tend to use the X100 on auto-DR, auto-ISO, Provia film simulation. With the X100 I never really felt that Velvia or Astia were for me. Once loaded into LR4 I might just do some levels adjustment by dragging the 'blacks' slider to the left and the 'whites' slider to the right. Sometimes LR says there is a little highlight clipping and I think it is usually just one channel, so I may drag the highlights slider to the left just a touch. Occasionally I will fiddle with contrast, clarity, saturation but not by much.
How about yourself?
Dynamic Range : 100
Film Simulation : Astia/Soft
Colour : M-HIGH
Sharpness : HARD
Highlight Tone : M-SOFT
Shadow Tone : M-HARD
Noise Reduction : STD
Colour Space : sRGB
The highlight and shadow tone settings are useful to give the punch I'm looking for in shadows, and nice roll off for highlights.
Don't bother, you'd hate it! The camera is rubbish. Just trying to bring a sense of balance :-) That rape field shot (and the others I shot at the same time) is possibly the best one of that type I have done with digital. My Pentaxes tended to underexpose ... like they were blinded by the stuff.
Yes, it can be hard can't it? Rain all day yesterday. More sun than showers today. Never enough time to get out and enjoy the camera(s). I am in the office too (clearly working hard!) but I guess without it I wouldn't be able to afford the camera(s).
Fuji X-PRO1 and Nikon AFS 50/1.8 approx @ 2.8
waiting for a Kipon Nikon-G - Fuji adapter ...
Right out of the box...jpegs...35/1.4...manual mode, around 8/250...no apologies for off-color... shot very early AM...very impressed with image quality...very sharp!
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Noise reduction set to lowest. Auto DR, auto ISO. It came out at ISO 3200, 1/40 sec hand held, f5.6, with apologies to all who have seen enough already of Sapphie. No PP.
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Just a quick snap with the 35mm in macro mode, heavily cropped but no other PP. ISO 500, f/11.
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Just sold my Pentax K5 and have a slight feeling of "seller's remorse" but no, it's ok, it was the right decision (for me at anyway) ... part of the sale could fund the 18mm ... tempting!
I guess that's about it . . . I did manage to get out for an hour at lunchtime - some nice clouds.
You're doing a grand job with that camera - and getting great results. As for hating the camera . . . . I doubt it, but it definitely falls between the twin stools of my M9 and the NEX7.
Just this guy you know
>There's a "subjective goodness" over the images that is hard to explain but is very attractive nonetheless.
+1 and I am not a rangefinder person so the M9 is no option for me (besides the price).
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This image was processed from a raw file in Silkypix with default parameter settings. Shot with XP1 and 35 1.4 at f/8. I downloaded the 30 day free trial of the latest version of SP (Mac) just to see what the raw files were like.
Lovely shot Carl. Did you also shoot JPEG and were able to compare?
Two more out of Silkypix.
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By far the best DPReview post in a long time
Oh no! What have I done!: Fujifilm SLR/X100 Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
Carl, The bridge shot is just fabulous!
The thing is, it's so easy, I just Point and Shoot ...
What do you guys think of the 60? Really wanting one