Fuji X100 - superb jpeg resolution, detail & range

afkenner

Regular
Jan 20, 2013
43
When I got the X100, I decided to shoot only jpeg for a while to see if I could be satisfied without having RAW files to process. So far, I am thrilled with the jpeg performance, and think I'm sticking with jpeg for a while. Nice to come back from a whole afternoon of shooting with only a gig of drive space consumed. Here's a sample of why I'm happy with jpeg only for street shooting so far:

Here's the image I ended up with:
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And this is the full jpeg it was cropped from, SOOC (resized)
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afkenner

Regular
Jan 20, 2013
43
That's amazing really.
It really surprised me too. I know the B&W conversion is going to help a little, but there is just so much potential in these X-files. To top it off, I'm relatively certain this was shot without any autofocusing, just set to hyperfocal distance of 15' (to be fair, the subject is probably almost exactly that distance away)
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
123
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
I shoot raw with every digital camera I've owned except the Fuji's. starting with the X100, then with the X10, now with the X-Pro, I shoot jpegs. I've never been able to improve on them shooting raw and they still have amazing amounts of latitude for post processing work. Even if they work out the raw processing with the X-Trans sensor, I'll keep shooting jpegs with these cameras.

-Ray
 

afkenner

Regular
Jan 20, 2013
43
Yep, the ability to crop looks really impressive and makes me less concerned about buying a camera with a zoom-less lens
Go for it. I had the same question, but I am more than thrilled with the change in perspective. Made me more active on the street (not "Bruce Gilden" active, but more than when I had a zoom to do the work for me)...
 

afkenner

Regular
Jan 20, 2013
43
I shoot raw with every digital camera I've owned except the Fuji's. starting with the X100, then with the X10, now with the X-Pro, I shoot jpegs. I've never been able to improve on them shooting raw and they still have amazing amounts of latitude for post processing work. Even if they work out the raw processing with the X-Trans sensor, I'll keep shooting jpegs with these cameras.
Same here. Always a raw shooter too. While waiting impatiently for my X100 to arrive, I read from so many X100 owners that they just don't bother with raw. In fact, some of these comments helped push me over the edge to get the Fuji (also, a robust secondhand market after the X100s announcement). Write speed is another issue, even with the fast cards there is still a fraction of a second (or more) needed to write the raw files after each shot.
 

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