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My X-Pro2 Review

Discussion in 'Fuji Cameras' started by Adam Bonn, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Thanks Adam great review. Ill have to download the program and play around with it.
     
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  2. Plaatje

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    Your article was, as usual, nice to read. As a mostly JPEG user I really don't see any pro's for me. I set up the JPEG's in the camera so they only need very little tweaking. I'll do that in Apple photo. If there is more tweaking ( on a part of the photo) necessary than I mostly use Affinity or Exposure 3.
    But I will read the article once more, open minded, we'll see. No hurry because my X-Pro1 doesn't work with Studio, but theX-Pro3 might . . . .
     
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  3. Adam Bonn

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    Thanks very much

    I think it’s aimed at folk that use the in camera raw converter, but it’s nice of fuji to make it
     
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  4. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    @Adam Bonn@Adam Bonn After a few days of side by sides of photos from different shoots and lighting situations, I am sticking with Capture One. The first couple of photos were a 50/50 split between LR or C1. But then it was all C1. LR still isn't close to having the complex level of tools that is in C1. But Adobe keeps LR more tied to Photoshop.
     
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  5. Adam Bonn

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    If put enough images through enough raw converters we’ll always find win some/lose some for all of them

    But most people who get into c1 seem to really rate it, so I’m not surprised at your findings :) 
     
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  6. I got my first Canon, a 10D, in 2003 and began teaching myself Photoshop at the age of 66. I began using Capture One that same year, and was mostly happy with it. I used version 7.2.4 for several years and didn't upgrade because I did not get new cameras during that period. When I got an X-T20, I found I would need a newer version of C1, and unfortunately, I had missed the cut-off date for a discounted upgrade and would have to pay full price. C1 is getting more and more complex, which is fine for those who need those features, but I don't need them and don't want to pay for them.

    Fortunately, C1-7 still works with my X-Pro 1 and X-T1 files. I tried converting the X-T20 RAF files in SilkyPix and found it surprisingly easy to use and good enough for the work I do. I have also downloaded X-RAW Studio, but haven't tried it yet.

    It seems that all I've done since 2003 is learn new software. It may help stave off Alzheimer's, but I am tired to the bone of constantly having to learn new software. (Camera menus too, for that matter.) Bottom line: I am moving toward an all-jpeg workflow.

    To all you guys who enjoy comparing RAW processors ad infinitum, I can only say, have fun! I won't be joining you.
     
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  7. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

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    [QUOTE="

    It seems that all I've done since 2003 is learn new software. It may help stave off Alzheimer's, but I am tired to the bone of constantly having to learn new software. (Camera menus too, for that matter.) Bottom line: I am moving toward an all-jpeg workflow.

    To all you guys who enjoy comparing RAW processors ad infinitum, I can only say, have fun! I won't be joining you.[/QUOTE]

    Unfortunately I'm only allowed to choose one icon in respect of my feelings regarding this matter.
    But I like it .I agree. I find it funny and informative. So its a winner.
     
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  8. Adam Bonn

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    I had C1 v7 when I had the first and second XP1 and XT1.

    Then I went to SilkyPix and haven’t gone back

    For my Leica M I use LR, but only recently, so still figuring it out a bit (although the M9 is almost a SOOC RAW camera, a properly exposed file needs virtually no work!)

    The X RAW Studio thing would suit an all jpeg workflow (well apart from having to shoot raw in order to use it :D )
     
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  9. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I got my first Canon in the mid 80s. The only raw editor available then was Adobe Darkroom.
     
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  10. You got a digital Canon in the mid-80s, Bobby?
     
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  11. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
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    Nope, not first digital Canon. But you didn’t specify digital. :biggrin:
     
  12. Adam Bonn

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    A story of snaps and dodging rain drops this week!

    After all those articles about getting the "X-Pro1 look" from the X-Pro2, I thought it was time to hit the streets with the original X-Pro, and to make life a little more interesting, I only took the XF56 with me!

    I hope you enjoy the article

    The X-Pro1 and the XF56: A Day of Snaps
     
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  13. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Nice job.
     
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  14. Mike G

    Mike G All-Pro Subscribing Member

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    As usual a good read, but I disagree the alley/care shot definitely should be colour!
     
  15. Adam Bonn

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    Thanks Bobby
     
  16. Adam Bonn

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    The little smidgen of person sticking into the frame (wearing red) annoys me and is less noticeable in mono

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  17. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
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    I like the B&W. Fits the mood for the shot. Had the garlands hanging over the street been read, I would be for a color shot. As all the reds would have tied together making a frame within a frame in the shot.
     
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  18. I agree with Mike. I think the red shoulder helps balance the composition with the red door and window casing on the left and the table and trash bin (?) at bottom right.
     
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  19. Mike G

    Mike G All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 7, 2016
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    Mike Gorman
    Adam, I see what you say, I don’t agree of course! To my eyes the B/W image is lifeless compared to the colour version which has a shed load of red in it and the blue & yellow garlands add enormously to the picture! But of course it’s your picture your privilege.
     
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  20. Adam Bonn

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    For me, the mono works best because it becomes sorely about the man, the apparent haste of his step* yet his slight sideways glace into the open doorway, what’s caught his attention...?

    I’ll be smug (sorry) and just be pleased that we can make case for each version of the shot

    (*I’m well anal about people’s leg position in my street stuff, I often track people and count the beat of their steps, so that I get a stride in the shot, like the one of the church from the same article where I’ve got three people in mid stride)

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    That!
     
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