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Fujifilm X100S camera profiles and presets

Background Ever since I replaced my trusty old X100, see 2012-06-12-the-fujifilm-x100-a-year-in-retrospect, with its newer incarnation, the X100S (see 2013-03-08-the-fujifilm-x100s-compared-to-the-x100), I have been struggling with color rendition in Lightroom, which is my weapon of choice when editing RAW files. Update 8th April, 2014: Adobe today released Adobe Camera RAW 8.4 which includes huge improvements on color rendition in Lightroom 5.4 and Photoshop CC (version 14.2.1). This more or less renders my camera profiles obsolete....

June 16, 2013 · 5 min

Fujifilm X100S feedback

Fujifilm X100S feedback The information in this blog post was originally sent to @fujiguys, who in turn would forward it to Tokyo. Excessive skin tone smoothening at ISO 6400 Images shot at high ISO values, such as ISO 6400, exhibit excessive smoothening, especially visible in skin tones. As the RAF does not exhibit this at all it must be possible for the camera to develop a much less smoothened JPEG?...

May 29, 2013 · 1 min
Self portrait

The Fujifilm X100S – compared to the X100

Having used the previous model, the X100, I will primarily focus on the differences between these two models (that really makes a difference to me, personally). I have linked random shots of mine from flickr into this blog post along with some RAW file samples. I am writing this blog post using firmware 1.0 on the X100S. Feature comparison rundown Fujifilm UK has posted somewhat of an official list of the 68 improvements the X100S has over the X100 on Google+, but there seems to be some errors in it....

March 8, 2013 · 22 min
Close-up of camera's LCD screen

Fujifilm Finepix X100 – LCD/EVF observations

Some people have asked whether the “Preview Depth of Field” function is different from the regular LCD/EVF view or not (which it is), why the histogram is acting up (which it sometimes can do) and I’ve also seen questions regarding why exposure lock (AE-L) mapped to the AFL/AEL-button does not seem to be happening when pressing the AFL/AEL-button. Here’s an attempt to try and explain why this is so. Below, the two stages of what the LCD/EVF will show when shooting a picture, explained....

August 9, 2012 · 5 min
Close-up of camera's LCD screen

Fujifilm Finepix X100 – RAW and film simulation

– Why film simulations are not disabled when shooting RAW? A RAW file is a photo that hasn’t been developed yet and simply consist of numerical values representing the amount of light that has been recorded by the sensor (in the case of the X100 this is 12-bit per pixel). It has to be somehow converted into RGB in order to be viewable on a computer screen (or the camera’s LCD/EVF) as an image that you can look at....

August 4, 2012 · 6 min
The Fujifilm Finepix X100

The Fujifilm X100 – a year in retrospect

Simply put: the best camera I’ve ever owned. Back in 2001, I used to carry a Canon Digital IXUS/Elph everywhere I went. I took photos on my way to work, in the office and with friends in the weekends. Like a reflex, like bicycling, whenever I found myself with a photo opportunity I would fling the camera out of my pocket, position and shoot. For me, it was half the fun editing everything in Photoshop....

June 12, 2012 · 10 min
Self portrait

Fujifilm X100 settings & notes

Some facts about the camera which are easy to forget as well some notes to self. ISO The hardware is only capable of maximum ISO 1600. Any higher ISO value is pushed with software in camera. ISO value also serves as lowest ISO value allowed when Auto ISO is on. Auto-ISO can be set to a maximum ISO value between 400 - 3200. When shooting RAW (with Auto-ISO turned off), ISO can be set to a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 6400....

February 2, 2012 · 5 min