Fujifilm X-mount Image Thread
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goddardca
Registered: May 23, 2012
Total Posts: 63
Country: United States

I still can't believe they haven't done a firmware update to offer minimum shutter speeds while in auto ISO. It can't be that hard, can it?! I also find myself always moving the aperture ring inadvertently and seeing my shots either super bright or dark and realizing what I did.

Aside from the lack of RAW support the last thing that frustrates me is the rear LCD when reviewing shots. Outside, it's great and actually overall I really like it but when I'm shooting in my home studio (read garage) I have most of the lights off to kill the ambient and when I review them on the lcd they look great but are alot of the time a half stop underexposed and to compensate, I push it half a stop but end up blowing the highlights if it is showing it true. Anyways enough ranting haha I already posted this actual shot in another thread but wanted to show off the print that came in. My buddy bought it for me. It's aluminum and I didn't read it carefully or else I would've chosen a different shot but anything white just becomes aluminum because I don't know why lol. It looks good under very specific lighting but blown out the other 99% of the time.


Aluminum print of Nicki by ChrisG Photography, on Flickr



Brody LeBlanc
Registered: Oct 04, 2007
Total Posts: 1052
Country: Canada

corposant wrote:

Brody - I was a longtime holdout, even after many people told me how much superior RAW conversions from C1 were compared to other programs (this feedback was from Sony, Canon, Nikon cameras, not even for Fuji). I got C1 for half price during their Photokina special last year and haven't looked back. I still catalog in Bridge/LR, but results in C1 are really a cut above.

Can you share what you set sharpening and noise reduction to in-camera, and then what you use in C1 to retain the maximum amount of detail? I use +1 and -1 respectively, but am starting to experiment.


I pretty much always shoot RAW (sometimes +fine .jpg) in Hi.Neg film simulation with -2 highlight, -2 shadow, 0 sharpness, 0 NR, -1 colour.
In C1pro7 I do sharpness amount 350, radius 0.4, threshold 0.9.
Noise reduction usually varies depending on ISO, but I typically do about 40/30 on luminance/colour respectively.
Generally, I set clarity to around 25 and have toyed around with bringing structure down -5/-10. I find this helps get rid of the watercolour type effect, especially at high ISO.
Typically the RAWs look a little flat at first so I usually add a bit of contract and bring up the black point via levels.
One thing I've noticed is you need to be careful not to over-sharpen files in C1pro7 as they start to show false detail pretty easily.



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1886
Country: United States

Good grief. All of you are going to be the nails in my Nikon system's coffin later this year There are lots of talented photographers here and the tools look to be nice.

Brody LeBlanc wrote:
Kit Laughlin wrote:

I totally understand Brody's remarks re. using Pen lenses on the X-Pro1; that would be frustrating. And I prefer the overall look of the C1 processed image, and a tiny reduction in saturation/vibrance (or whatever those controls are called in C1) would have very similar looks, don't you think?


What's particularly frustrating is that the fix would most likely be a fairly simple firmware update.
I can't imagine there being an actual reason for this function to be inoperable for a particular technological reason.
Also, I agree that the images could match each other more easily, but I honestly didn't mean to match them perfectly. It's more or less what I was inclined to do based on the program's strong points, if that makes sense.


This is frustrating and has been one of the big things holding me back from the X-system so far. I'm hoping that this isn't an issue where the camera doesn't have enough ROM to facilitate adding features without pulling out other features. I believe Thom Hogan wrote something about that being the case in some cameras, so I hope that isn't the case here...



alba63
Registered: Dec 21, 2003
Total Posts: 733
Country: Germany

goddardca wrote:
I still can't believe they haven't done a firmware update to offer minimum shutter speeds while in auto ISO. It can't be that hard, can it?!

(...) when I review them on the lcd they look great but are alot of the time a half stop underexposed and to compensate, I push it half a stop but end up blowing the highlights if it is showing it true.


The minimum shutter speed in Auto ISO (+ exposure compensation possible) is really essential, and while not being a software specialist I am pretty sure this would only take a few lines of code!

We (the users who want that feature) must make ourselves be heard by Fuji, they just have to implement it, it was already in the x100.

I started a poll about that feature on dpreview/ Fuji SLR/ X- Forum, roughly 60-70% want that feature, the rest doesn't care. But I believe that those who don't think they need it don't really know how to make this feature work in real life photography. It is just the logic continuation of the classic "A mode" in the digital age. Because as soon as light gets low, you have to leave the A mode, otherwise the camera will select absurd shutter speeds like 1/30s (for the 18mm) or 1/52s for the 35/1,4 which will not allow really sharp images.

Fuji please fix that horrible bug!

EDIT: I just finished an Email to Fuji headquarters in Tokyo where I explained again, why minimum shutter speed combined with Exposure compensation is necessary and that I'd politely ask them to add in a future update. All of the asked features are things that the camera can already perform, just not in this combination.
Minimum shutter speed: The 35/1,4 is an amazing lens, but with 1/52s (which the camera selects in Auto ISO) it just cannot give it's optimum performance. Exposure comp is necessary because no metering system is good enough to cope with all light situations.

Bernie



Jochenb
Registered: May 25, 2010
Total Posts: 2078
Country: Belgium

Kit, I agree.
The UI is amazing, it feels just right.



xenor
Registered: Dec 06, 2012
Total Posts: 115
Country: N/A

Still waiting for my Fuji 35mm but not much longer - it'll be here today! Meantime, here are a few with a Pentax M 50mm f/1.4


















and this with Olympus 24mm f/2.8






Jochenb
Registered: May 25, 2010
Total Posts: 2078
Country: Belgium

As usual, X-E1 with Fuji 35/1.4:


Pier lamp by Jochen-B, on Flickr



KatieInTexas
Registered: Jan 27, 2011
Total Posts: 1229
Country: United States

Holy Crap ... these images are fantastic.

Justruss - Xenor - Jochenb - Brody - Chris - Carter

WOW.



michael49
Registered: Jun 09, 2006
Total Posts: 5748
Country: United States

goddardca wrote:
....Anyways enough ranting haha I already posted this actual shot in another thread but wanted to show off the print that came in.


Awesome.



Brody LeBlanc
Registered: Oct 04, 2007
Total Posts: 1052
Country: Canada

KatieInTexas wrote:
Holy Crap ... these images are fantastic.


This thread is full of great photographers, I'm glad to see it picking up a lot of steam.

Here's a nice hazy shot @ f1.2.


Tree Climbing - Fujifilm X-Pro1 w/ Zuiko Pen F 42mm f1.2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr

Here's another very loose comparison between a photo processed in LR4.2 and a similar photo processed through C1pro7. I'm starting to get the hang of C1 slowly.


Winter Flowers - Fujifilm X-Pro1 w/ Zuiko 42mm f1.2 by brodyl.91, on Flickr


Winter Flowers - Fujifilm X-Pro1 w/ Zuiko 42mm f1.2 [Capture1pro7.2 conversion] by brodyl.91, on Flickr



mfoto
Registered: Sep 19, 2002
Total Posts: 2412
Country: Canada

I have been taking the X-Pro1 along with me on the slopes at Silver Star Mountain. It's so compact, you don't even feel the weight. Here are a couple of shots and a couple of blog post:

mfoto.ca/blog/back-on-the-slopes
mfoto.ca/blog/on-the-slopes-with-the-x-pro1
















mfoto
Registered: Sep 19, 2002
Total Posts: 2412
Country: Canada

@justruss, love the off piste stuff from Austria.



sebboh
Registered: Nov 02, 2009
Total Posts: 12609
Country: United States

mfoto wrote:
I have been taking the X-Pro1 along with me on the slopes at Silver Star Mountain. It's so compact, you don't even feel the weight. Here are a couple of shots and a couple of blog post:

mfoto.ca/blog/back-on-the-slopes
mfoto.ca/blog/on-the-slopes-with-the-x-pro1

















^^ beautiful!


justruss
Registered: Jul 05, 2004
Total Posts: 6528
Country: United States

mfoto wrote:
@justruss, love the off piste stuff from Austria.


Likewise with your BC photos!

I should be doing an easy tour on Sunday, and I'm pondering rigging up a quick system to let me carry the camera across the chest connected to my pack straps... at least while skinning.



alba63
Registered: Dec 21, 2003
Total Posts: 733
Country: Germany

X-E1 with the 58mm Rokkor wide open.







And a variaton of the same theme...







Brody LeBlanc
Registered: Oct 04, 2007
Total Posts: 1052
Country: Canada


BranchesSonny Boy - Fujifilm X-Pro1 w/ Fujinon 35mm f1.4 XF by brodyl.91, on Flickr



mfoto
Registered: Sep 19, 2002
Total Posts: 2412
Country: Canada

XF 35 @ f6.4, ISO 100






olelovold
Registered: May 25, 2010
Total Posts: 157
Country: United Kingdom








Some from this summer, more here.



Big Pix
Registered: Mar 23, 2005
Total Posts: 10
Country: Australia

6 vertical image pano using X-E1, stitched in PSCS 6....... Shot in NSW Australia

Soldiers Point by Big Pix [ paint brush and filler nearby ], on Flickr

Looking to the right, 3 shot horizontal.....

Soldiers Point Beach by Big Pix [ paint brush and filler nearby ], on Flickr



MagicNikon
Registered: Jul 09, 2006
Total Posts: 2073
Country: United States

First day out for me and the X-E1 and 18-55 kits lens.



















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