Fujifilm Finepix F900EXR

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Gingertwist
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Fujifilm Finepix F900EXR
Apr 16, 2013

In case you wanted to see what pictures look like from the Fuji F900EXR. I have slightly modified some of them in lightroom 4

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In reply to Gingertwist, Apr 16, 2013

your timing with these images was spot on since it addresses a post i made a few moments later. (or, am i in a time warp, and this was in response to my post? the mind boggles.) anyway, thanks for sharing, they look nice.  (o;

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Gingertwist: Did you solve the battery drain issue?

My F900EXR arrived a few hours ago. My initial impressions are quite good. I've set it up for my style of shooting, but I'm not prepared to post any images yet.

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The raw files are huge. I'm not happy to see that slooooowww old Silkypix is the raw converter. I'll stick with Helicon Filter 5.2 until support from ACDSee Pro becomes available.

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Hi Wheelerdealer,

No, my battery is still an issue so I am going to take it back. I haven't quite decided if I will get a new one or hold off for now. I do like some of the pictures but am not so sure about people pictures. To be fair though I am coming from a DSLR where the pictures are so crisp and clear. I have until Thursday (one week) to return it so will take lots of pictures till then to decide. Let me know how you make out, maybe it is just my camera.

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very nice ... watch out though ...
In reply to Gingertwist, Apr 17, 2013

Some of the highlights are pretty blown (ice, clouds) ...

Not sure what settings you are using, but at the least shoot -1/3ev ... maybe -2/3 ...

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John McCormack wrote:

The raw files are huge. I'm not happy to see that slooooowww old Silkypix is the raw converter. I'll stick with Helicon Filter 5.2 until support from ACDSee Pro becomes available.

Your F900 really deserves Lightroom ... you can try the version 5 beta for free for a while starting yesterday ...

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Kim Letkeman wrote:

Some of the highlights are pretty blown (ice, clouds) ...

Not sure what settings you are using, but at the least shoot -1/3ev ... maybe -2/3 ...

Kim,

Do you recommend the -1/3ev -2/3ev when shooting with DR400 and M size?

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Kim Letkeman wrote:

John McCormack wrote:

The raw files are huge. I'm not happy to see that slooooowww old Silkypix is the raw converter. I'll stick with Helicon Filter 5.2 until support from ACDSee Pro becomes available.

Your F900 really deserves Lightroom ... you can try the version 5 beta for free for a while starting yesterday ...

I'm not a big fan of Lightroom - basically I'm too cheap. ACDSee Pro and Helicon Filter 5.2 do all I need - posting images on the web. But, I'm always willing to look into new version of software, Lightroom included.

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John McCormack wrote:

Kim Letkeman wrote:

Some of the highlights are pretty blown (ice, clouds) ...

Not sure what settings you are using, but at the least shoot -1/3ev ... maybe -2/3 ...

Kim,

Do you recommend the -1/3ev -2/3ev when shooting with DR400 and M size?

If using the JPEG, then yes ... 0EV puts the JPEG at some risk. If planning on using the RAW only, you can probably get away with 0ev ... which improves the shadows somewhat.

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John McCormack wrote:

Kim Letkeman wrote:

John McCormack wrote:

The raw files are huge. I'm not happy to see that slooooowww old Silkypix is the raw converter. I'll stick with Helicon Filter 5.2 until support from ACDSee Pro becomes available.

Your F900 really deserves Lightroom ... you can try the version 5 beta for free for a while starting yesterday ...

I'm not a big fan of Lightroom - basically I'm too cheap. ACDSee Pro and Helicon Filter 5.2 do all I need - posting images on the web. But, I'm always willing to look into new version of software, Lightroom included.

I don't know what sort of sophistication ACDSEE brings to RAW processing, or if they merely suck the basic JPEG out of the RAW file for you (a common way of handling the RAW file in the free tools so maybe ACDSEE is better), which would be far worse than just using the FINE JPEG.

Fuji and Adobe have finally collaborated on improved RAW support and it really shows in Lightroom 4.4. So it is up to you ... but I spend a lot of my time working on images and have no desire to waste some of it on mediocre tools. The camera and processing tools are a system, after all.

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