Here’s another RENDER MY RAW™, but this time, with a difference: a RAF file from a pre-production sample of the new Fujifilm X-Pro2. This was a shot captured in the Lakes early in November just before all the devastation from the floods.
The serene look of this image belies the fact that it was made with an exposure of 1/10 sec in a rain storm with high winds and a telephoto lens. It’s surprising anything stayed still enough to be captured without movement blur, but luckily, this resultant shot had a nice mix: all hail Manfrotto tripods and GustBuster Umbrellas.
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I’ve printed an image from this series at 30″ x 20″ and the detail is astounding. It’s hard to believe it comes from an APS-C sized sensor. Feel free to have a play with it in Lightroom, which already supports X-Pro2 RAF rendering, I’m sure you’ll agree the new Adobe X-Trans III algorithms are superb. I’m still generally using my recommended input sharpening settings for X-Trans III RAF files, but my own settings for this file used 80 for the detail setting rather than my usual 100. So my personal settings, which might be a good starting place for rendering this highly detailed file are:
NOISE REDUCTION LUMINANCE 0
NOISE REDUCTION COLOUR 0
I should emphasise that this is from a pre-production sample, but I was really impressed with IQ when I first saw these images. Enjoy having a play and feel free to print the image (for your own use only please) or share your results on social media if you wish, in the usual sharing spirit of RENDER MY RAW™.
If you’d like to pre-order the X-Pro2, I’ve included Amazon links below to the X-Pro2 and my current ‘Ultimate Kit’ recommendations for landscape using X-Series.
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