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| p.3 #15 · Fujifilm X-Pro1 & XE-1 Image Thread |
Nice images deadwolfbones.
About the only concern I have is the apparent tendency for grave overexposure I'm seeing in some of these, such as the tulips. 1/700 @ f/2.8 at ISO 200 is nearly 3 stops over from my 'sunny f/16 rule' of 1/4000 f/2.8 ISO 160, albeit that is based on the characteristics of another camera. Maybe the XP1 is a bit different in this regard, but the image is definitely overexposed resulting in the extreme loss of detail in the blown out reds.
It's going to be a personal preference, and mine in sunny conditions when shooting with the sun, is to work in manual exposure mode in order to bypass the unnecessary and inherent tendencies for the light meter to incorrectly shift exposure when the intensity of the light (sun) has not changed. This is precisely why incident light meters were so popular in the day, because they weren't fooled by the reflective qualities of what was being photographed and simply measured the intensity of the light falling on the scene. And if the intensity of the light does not change, therefore the exposure also does not change.
Having now seen a few XP1 reviews, it would seem the camera might have a tendency to overexpose. Combine that with some higher contrast/saturation film emulation profiles and color clipping will be an issue.
It definitely seems to err toward overexposure more than underexposure, though I think this is more of a flaw in the metering system rather than a conscious design choice (take a look at the sky shot for an instance where the vast majority of the image is definitely underexposed).
I guess this is why it's good there's a dedicated EV comp dial.