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Discussion in 'Art, Media & Photography' started by Eddie_uv777, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Tyler

    Tyler SS.org Regular

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    Do you use lightroom for your RAWs with the Fuji? Ive heard thats been a big issue, and I've looked into other Capture One, but already have all my presets and workflow down to a T as it is. Im definitely leaning towards selling all of my glass for a Fuji, but I might try and rent one first just to make sure I would like it
     
  2. Philligan

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    Yeah. Honestly, it's perfectly fine. I've shot for a local marketing firm and the local college, and they've been happy with the files. I tried the Capture One trial and it does show a bit more detail, but there's more to it than that IMHO. I didn't spend enough time with it, but I couldn't get smooth, flattering tones I was happy with, and it showed detail to the point of being unflattering. So C1 is sharper, but if I stuck with it, I'd be finding a way to remove detail.

    A lot of the RAF Lightroom horror stories are from a few years ago, when Fuji was still very new, and people who don't own Fujis continue to repeat that on the internet. I could have learned C1 and gotten more out of it, but I stuck with LR because I know it and I like the workflow.

    A tip if you rent one: for sharpening, crank the Detail slider to +100. I read that it changes some interpretation algorithm, and reads the Fuji files more properly. My default is +100 Detail and +40 Sharpening. For people, I find any more than that gets funny looking, but you can push it a bit farther for non-human subjects.
     
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    Awesome, I'll make sure to keep that in mind. I'm hoping to rent one after I get off tour on the 10th, and then decide if I want to list my current gear for sale. From all the videos I've watched, I think this would be more up my alley and as long as it would get by for weddings then I should be all in for it.
     
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    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    Azyiu Triad Hitman

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    I will be without a proper camera for a couple weeks, as I've just sold my beloved Canon 5D Mark III. The 5D Mark IV is what I am going for next, but I won't likely have a chance to go get it until later this month though... until that time, my Sony RX100ii is the only camera I have.
     
  6. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    I'd shoot with an RX100! No problemo :)

    BTW, I have a K1 + 24-70 f/2.8 and a 43mm f/1.9 coming in tomorrow. Just rentals but I'm on vacation. So .... it! Finally getting a taste of that Full-frame life.

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  7. ThePhilosopher

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    You're not going to want to return to smaller sensors ;).

    I used one of my old images from the area around Alpine, Tx to help me outline the rock shape. I hand drew the feathers without a reference and added some texture atop it to start getting ideas for the cover art for my next release.
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  8. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    Oh wow.

    You weren't kidding.

    I'm in love.
     
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  10. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    a couple of my first shots from the K1... it's a thing of beauty!!

    Also, the Pentax 24-70 f/2.8 (which is really just a Tamron 24-70 that Pentax fiddled with) is amazing. Just an absolutely killer lens.

    [​IMG]IMGP6230 by Scott Jones, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMGP6144-2 by Scott Jones, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMGP6141 by Scott Jones, on Flickr
     
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    Lovely photos, Tang. Can't wait to see some city/architectural shots with that K1.

    I did some family portraits for my Aunt's family last month, here's a couple of my favorite shots.

    [​IMG]DSCF9336 (1) by Chuck Haller, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSCF9331 (1) by Chuck Haller, on Flickr

    also, i realize the watermark is not in the greatest spot and bit large, i fixed those issues on the final images.
     
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    True, the RX100ii is a damn good camera for its size. Still, as crappy a photographer as I am, I still prefer using a full frame D-SLR whenever I can. Lol! :lol:
     
  13. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    After shooting with a full-frame body I totally get it

    24-70 @ 70mm f/4

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    another bright day with my 20mm art :D

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    Are those all with the 20mm? The perspective still looks pretty natural, especially the portrait at the end.

    I took some photos for a friend's wife who wants to try blogging. They're the typical Instagram style fashion photos, but it was still fun. I'd take this over couple's photos any day. :lol:

    [​IMG]raven-7 by Phil Babbey, on Flickr

    [​IMG]raven-3 by Phil Babbey, on Flickr

    And a stitch, because that seems to be a party of my very identity now. :lol:

    [​IMG]raven-6 by Phil Babbey, on Flickr
     
  16. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    Getting more and more in tune with this camera.

    Let's just say I can't wait for my tax return. ;)

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    I really dig that last shot, wait until you get to try a large aperture telephoto (thinking 300mm f/2.8) and see the compression/bokeh. ;)
     
  18. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    Finally got a decent fireworks ....!

    I.had originally camped out at the location below but the fireworks were so off-center I was forced to run and change locations.

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    And the final shot...

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  19. Philligan

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    That's great. I like the angled shot. You lose that moon thing in the background, but I like how the people are included - gives a little more context.
     

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