JPEG or RAW?
We all know that the best advice from the “experts” is to always shoot in RAW especially if you’re after high quality. And we all know that the RAW file will contain the absolute maximum of detail the sensor allows. Okay…
Since buying my X-Pro1 I’ve done an enormous amount of reading about how the X-series actually performs & how other users get the best out of it. One of the best items I read was by David Knoble entitled “Settings for Great Black & White with the Fuji 100s Part 1”. I’m not going to go on about his article because I’ve linked to it (see below) & the successor article, same title but Part II, where David “develops” the theme.
David has taken initial settings from a photographer he knows & applied them across the X-series family but with his own tweaks. He’s ended up with the following settings:
- Select Black & White yellow mode
- Add +1 to highlight contrast
That’s it! However, David suggests that underexposing by 1/3- or 1/2-stop will help further.
I’m experimenting with the settings & I’m not quite where David is but both my XP1 & the X-20 have the above settings saved in the Custom Settings menu. Some are a bit flat, others spot on. I’ll keep you up to date with developments.
I’m posting a couple of images, which are a straight lift from the camera as a JPEG with a detail shot of the models eye to show just how sharp the lens is. They were taken at the UK Photography Show yesterday using my X-20.
I hope that this has been of some interest.
I’ve just posted this on my Fuji Freak blog; it may be of wider interest here on Tumblr & to those who don’t follow my Fuji musings & ramblings! Enjoy!
Fujifilm X Magazine…
Issue 3 of Fujifilm’s X Magazine is out NOW… You can read it as a PDF document on-line here —-> LINK
If you have an iPhone or iPad you can download it from Apple’s App Store where you can also subscribe as well as get the first two issues. It’s FREE whether you’re an X-series user or not.
Fujinon 35mm ƒ1.4 Lens - Test Image Posted…
If you want to check out the above lens there’s an image posted on my Fuji Freak blog…
A Change of Plan…
The postman has just delivered my Fujinon 35mm ƒ1.4 lens so anything I was going to do this afternoon is now on hold… Expect test images later today!
Places & Spaces #15
The Lady Chapel, Study 1, Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, UK
All images in this series © Tony Harratt 2014 - strictly no commercial reproduction without written permission.
The first “Places & Spaces" image from my X-Pro1. I posted a straight lift colour version of this over the weekend. This has been minimally edited in Lightroom 4 & Silver Efex Pro2.
The Photography Show…
I’m going to be at the Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham on Monday. If anyone fancies meeting up please let me know. Hoping to make some of the Lightroom lectures on the Adobe stand & at least one of the Damian McGillicuddy workshops at Olympus. I’ll also be hanging around the Fujifilm stand playing with the lenses. Hope I’ve enough time to spend some cash!
See you there, perhaps.
It is a formal problem to represent water, to describe water, because it can be anything - it can be any colour, it’s moveable, it has no set visual description
Fujifilm X-Pro1 Test Images
For those who might be interested I’ve just posted some test images on my Fuji Freak sub-blog.
Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY…