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So I've spent the last few weeks playing with different developers.
I've used LightRoom for years, but unfortunately it really does a piss poor job with X-Pro1 RAWs.
I'm not even that much of a pixel peeper, but I just can't bring myself to lose so much IQ with LR4 (and you do lose a LOT of information.)
I tried out SP5, RPP, Capture1pro7, and AccuRaw(beta) and have settled on C1 as my go to program.
Though I haven't really adapted to the work flow, the files are so much better than LR4.2 that it's worth the switch.
SP5 is good, but not quite as refined as C1. I like RPP and AccuRaw, but I can't go without a catalog.
I wish LR4.2 rendered the same results as C1, but unfortunately the LR4 exports don't even compare to C1.
Here's a few with C1, detail is great once you change from the standard sharpening/noise reduction.
Library - Fujifilm X-Pro1 w/ Zuiko 42mm f1.2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr
Sonny Boy - Fujifilm X-Pro1 w/ Fujinon 35mm f1.4 XF by brodyl.91, on Flickr
Here's a comparison between two images: first one processed with Lr4.2, second one with C1pro7.2.
Locked Up - Fujifilm X-Pro1 w/ Zuiko 42mm f1.2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr
Locked Up - Fujfilm X-Pro1 w/ Zuiko 42mm f1.2 [C1pro7.2 conversion] by brodyl.91, on Flickr
Honestly, I like the Lr4's over all color tone, but prefer C1's clarity/detailed rendering.
I'm still learning how to emulate the tones I tend to use with LR in C1, but I'm getting there.
On another note, I was browsing Dprevew.com and saw this.
Does anyone else find this to be a very frustrating bug?
My preferred set up with the X-Pro1 is manual shutter, manual aperture, auto-ISO.
This set up is completely unusable particularly with some legacy glass.
For example, when shooting the Pen F 42/1.2, I need to dial down exposure almost two stops on the ECD.
The resulting compromise is shooting manual aperture, auto shutter speed, manual ISO, but the issue is not having a min. shutter speed options.
Anyway, for my shooting style, this is the one bug I seriously wish Fuji would fix.
Anyone run into the same issue?
Edited on Feb 06, 2013 at 09:12 PM · View previous versions