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  1. A quick look at the Fuji X-Pro 2 | Fuji X files...
    May 29, 2016 @ 7:58 pm

    […] Hi everyone. Over the span of my photographic years I have admittedly never been afraid to try out new cameras and equipment. In fact I think I have used just about every camera brand except Canon.…  […]

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  2. A quick look at the Fuji X-Pro 2 | Fuji-X Photo...
    June 1, 2016 @ 3:47 pm

    […] Hi everyone. Over the span of my photographic years I have admittedly never been afraid to try out new cameras and equipment. In fact I think I have used just about every camera brand except Canon.…  […]

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  3. A quick look at the Fuji X-Pro 2 | Fujifilm X S...
    June 1, 2016 @ 8:50 pm

    […] Hi everyone. Over the span of my photographic years I have admittedly never been afraid to try out new cameras and equipment. In fact I think I have used just about every camera brand except Canon.…  […]

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  4. Elliot Stern
    June 15, 2016 @ 11:45 am

    good morning and thanks for a very terrific write up on the X pro 2. I am loving mine as well. I have been through almost every body that Fuji has made and have not been disappointed with any of the results but I am used to the 16mp sensor. I was wondering if you have done anything with the settings, such as highlight and shadow, noise reduction, etc. with the use of the new 24mp sensor. Enlightenment would be wonderful. Also have you done any shooting at all with Velvia and have you noticed any changes if you have?

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    • Robert Clark
      June 15, 2016 @ 1:39 pm

      Hi Elliot: many thanks for the kind comments. It is greatly appreciated. Regarding the settings, yes I have set some of these relative to the Film Emulation Mode I am using. To be clear, and I am sure you know this, the settings will only apply to the JPEG renderings and not to the RAW. So typically I shoot RAW+JPEG and my primary MY Settings Menus are set for the Astia and Acros Film Modes. I have found Velvia a little “too saturated” for my likes, though I shot this film in 4×5 for years. Currently, for both modes, I set the DR to DR100 and I have the Shadow Tone at +1, Color at +1(Astia only), Highlight Tone at -1, Noise Reduction at -1, and Sharpness at 0. I have Grain Effect off and my RAW Recording is uncompressed and Image Quality is F+RAW. I have found these give me a nice JPEG rendering that looks great straight out of the box. Plus, especially for my landscape work I have the RAW to create a master file. The nice aspect about Fuji’s JPEG rendering is how well they are treated and there is head room in those if they need some Lightroom work. A note about RAW processing; I have a slightly different workflow than LR. LR, even with the newest update, just does not do a good job on fine detail in the X-Trans Files. So I push those into Iridient Developer which does a beautiful job on the files. From there I can send them back to LR or straight on to Photoshop. Hope this helps. I am always happy to trade out info so please get back to me if you have any additional questions. Thanks again. Bob

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      • Elliot Stern
        June 15, 2016 @ 1:50 pm

        I would say that was beyond a reply that one would anticipate. Thanks for such incredible information, it is going to be helpful. I have a student who has just picked up on the X pro 2 and like me has used lots of their bodies. He only shoots Velvia, which I agree is way too saturated for me, but he loves it and he does great work. I shall pass on your information to him as he had queried me this morning as to what I have done, and I have only had a day with the camera myself and really have not experimented with anything. Thanks again for all the help and the quick response.

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        • Robert Clark
          June 15, 2016 @ 4:26 pm

          Elliot: you are so welcome. One thing your student might do, which is actually quite fun, is to shoot a single subject in the various Film Modes, and with different settings, to see the effects. Its a great way to see how the changes are rendered when pulled up into Lightroom or another image management program and it is a good way also to determine what kind of film mode works with the kind off image being taken, and under various lighting conditions. The Fuji’s really give us lots of control right at our fingertips which is one of the best things about the system. Bob

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          • Elliot Stern
            June 15, 2016 @ 4:35 pm

            I have actually had all my Fuji users use that bracketing technique. For most it has worked well, but he just won’t leave Velvia. I think if his images did not look as good as they do I would pressure him, but this is where he is comfortable. My personal preferences have always been Astia and Black and White, and chrome is not bad. But he is really out there with saturated colors. He even boosts them in post. :))) What ever makes him happy I guess. All I know is that Fuji has done an exceptional job with their colors and I am over joyed. I worked for Nikon for 33 years and was in photography long before that with my dad and his studio and darkroom. I am now 73, and like most photographers, always learning. I do love to pass on those things I do know as well.

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