X-Trans advantages - fact or fiction ?

Started Feb 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
Sal Baker Forum Pro • Posts: 10,078
Re: X-Trans advantages - fact or fiction ?

Dennis wrote:

mr moonlight wrote:

There's only a handful of RAW processors that do very well with Fuji's RAW files and Aperture isn't one of them. ... With Fuji's X-trans RAW files, unless you're using the likes of C1 or Irident, your not maxing out what you can achieve with the X-trans RAW files.

Sometimes I read hear that the raw issue is overblown (like in the memes and trolling thread), and yet this seems like confirmation of what I've read in the past that would give me pause over buying into it. Not an issue, because I'm not shopping. But hopefully it will all get straightened out at some point. It's amazing that Fuji can put such a competent jpeg engine in firmware, but not provide the algorithm to 3rd party raw processors.

You don't need any of us to tell you what you like. Do what I did a couple of months ago. Download a decent RAW file for the X camera of your choice form the Internet, and download a free demo of any of the major converter programs. Look at the results and decide for yourself. Fuji RAWs convert just like any other RAW files so there's no learning curve.

LR5 would be fine for me if I didn't need to print at large sizes. For that Iridient or Capture One are even better, just as they were slightly better with my 5DII files.  Aperture will probably be excellent too but it doesn't yet support my X-E2.


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