The firmware update Ver.188.8.131.52 incorporates the following issues:
- Image quality is improved for models in which “X-Trans CMOS sensor” or “X-Trans CMOS Ⅱ sensor” is incorporated.
- Applicable models for the raw file converter are added as follows
- FUJIFILM X-M1 / X100S / X20
- FinePix F900EXR / HS50EXR / SL1000
See on www.fujifilm.com
Thank you very much for using FUJIFILM X-Pro1. The phenomenon that a movie could not be recorded properly in some cases has found in the firmware version 3.00. We deeply apologize for your inconvenience which this may cause. Please upgrade your camera with firmware version 3.01 before you use it.
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Problems with the video function in X-Pro1 firmware V3.00
Latest news from FUJIFILM:
Thank you very much for using FUJIFILM X-Pro1.
We are very sorry that we have found a malfunction on the movie function in the upgraded firmware version 3.00 posted on 23 Jul 2013. We are improving the firmware and we will post it again once we complete the improvement. We deeply apologize for your inconvenience which this may cause.
<Notice>Please contact your local support center if you have already upgraded your X-Pro1 with the version 3.00.
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Fuji released version 3.0 of the Xpro1 firmware and, as promised, it provides the much awaited focus peak highlight feature. I have been looking forward to this release as I wanted a more effective way of using my manual focus Leica and Voigtländer glass. If you have read my previous post on the 28mm Ultron, you will know that what I want is something that will tell me where the plane of focus is without having to use the 3x/10x magnification mode.
On the Voigtländer there is less than 1/4 of a turn to go from 0.7mm, the closest focusing distance, to infinity. Slight movements of the focus ring can significantly move the plane of focus, so focus peaking needs to be obvious and accurate if it is to help. The Fujinon 35mm is a little different as its throw is dependent to a degree on how quickly you rotate the ring. Did I get what I wanted ? …its not fair to make complete judgment without more time using the feature, so below are my first impressions in a somewhat controlled environment. Over the next couple of days I will post a more detailed view and conclusion, but for now here are my first thoughts. By default the Funjinon lenses focus wide open. For manual focusing this is quite important as it gives the finest control over the placement of the focus plane, assuming there is little or no focus shift when stopped down or what there is is masked by DOF. The Voigtländer 35mm Color Skopar has to be manually stopped down, as there is no electronic connection to the camera body. For this first look I tended to focus at the aperture I would be shooting at, simply because opening up, focusing and then stopping down before you take a photo is akin to throwing your left leg over your right shoulder before you take a photograph. Its fine if you are shooting architecture from a tripod for instance but….
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Since my earliest adventures in photography and post work, I have been drawn to the “pastel look” – a light, airy style with soft colors, glowy brightness, and subdued contrasts. Achieving this with my digital images required a lot of time and patience, and as I discovered, it was a rather difficult look to get right. When I first discovered film, I found there was a similar trend among film photographers (specifically in the wedding industry) towards a pastel color palette. If you peruse the Internet for film wedding photography, you’ll find that a bright pastel look is a common theme - and to achieve it, you’ll see a combination that repeats over and over: Contax 645 with the Zeiss 80mm f/2.0, Fujifilm Pro 400H, and scanning and processing by a reputable pro photo lab. While similar effects are had using other cameras and films, the results of this particular combination have become almost an almost instantly recognizable look. Many of the world’s top wedding photographers, such as Jose Villa or Elizabeth Messina, have made this look very popular…..
See on www.rebeccalily.com
The firmware update Ver.3.00 from Ver.2.05 incorporates the following issue
1.Improvement of AF speed on most existing XF lenses.
The updated algorithm will enable AF speed to become faster with the following XF lenses:
- XF14mmF2.8 R
- XF18mmF2 R
- XF35mmF1.4 R
- XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
- XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS.
To enjoy this improvement, firmware upgrade of those XF lenses are also required.
2.”Focus Peak Highlight” function for manual focusing is added.
The function, which features on FUJIFILM X100S and X20, is added and assists accurate and sensitive manual focusing by enhancing the outline of your subject in high contrast.
3.Improvement of the method to switch magnification during manual focusing.
Press the “Command dial” to activate image magnification during manual focusing and then turning the dial in either right or left direction will enable you to alternate the magnification of 3 times and 10 times.
4.Improvement of focus accuracy in various scenes.
The focus detection algorithm is improved to provide more accurate focus for low contrast subjects and scenes containing horizontal stripes.
See on www.fujifilm.com
Before I go any further, this is not going to be a real scientific study, that is not the type of person I am. Just looking for a good RAW developer to help me get the most out of my photography……
In conclusion, I am most impressed with the Iridient Developer’s results. The fine detail really pops out. And it’s user experience is very satisfactory. Just a wonderful set of tools. Capture One has the nicest color to me, an excellent set of tools (especially the adjustment brush). But there are a few issues, as in too many steps for certain procedures. Aperture again comes out well in the test, but I feel the former tow are better. Adobe is like an old friend and works out good enough, until compared with the others. The interfacing on the last two, makes them for me non contenders.
See on gambofoto.blogspot.nl
It’s been a while since I wrote a technical article on photography but I’ve been doing so much RAW processing with the Fuji X-E1 recently that I felt compelled to share some of my experiences. Basically, this past week I’ve been experimenting with RAW converters and had some interesting findings which may be of use. I’ll give an example photo below, processed in both Lightroom and Capture One, and then explain a little about how I’ve modified my workflow to have these two apps play together nicely. First, I’ll provide a bit of context and say that I adore Lightroom. I recently upgraded to Lightroom 5 (mostly for the selective editing) and until this article, had been performing 95%+ of my editing with Lightroom. I have Photoshop too but since Lightroom has just kept getting better and better, I’ve ended up using it using LR5 for almost everything from workflow to post processing. I also print a fair amount and love it’s integration with Blurb….
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A little while ago Apple finally added support for the Fuji X-Trans series of cameras into Aperture. With their non-bayer sensor design I had previously been skeptical that it would ever happen, but as an owner of a Fuji XE-1 I was delighted that it did. The quality of Aperture’s conversion was a little difficult to quantify at first. On the one hand it seems to render detail and colour much better than other converters, particularly Lightroom, and it doesn’t suffer from the fractal pattern issue that Lightroom conversions seem to suffer from in fine detail. On the other hand the control of moire is not great, and you can get some pretty bad patterns and colour noise depending on the source material. Since it came out, I’ve been going back and forward on whether or not I prefer it to Lightroom….
See on theapertureblog.com
Iridient Developer 2.1.1 is now available with all new, native demosaic processing for the Fuji X-Trans models!!
This release includes support for 14 more RAW camera models, reduces memory usage of the new noise reduction algorithms introduced in version 2.1 by 25% and fixes preview display issues on Retina screens when using custom rotation and/or orientation settings. Odd noise issues with Sigma X3F images, especially from older SD models (particularly hot speckles and/or pink/magenta blocking issues) introduced in the version 2.1 update have been resolved as well…..
See on www.iridientdigital.com