Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

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framus Contributing Member • Posts: 847
Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings
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Another thing I enjoy about the Xpro-1 is the quality of the BW OOC jpegs.

I've found that setting noise reduction to -2 and sharpness to +2 and ISO to 6400 yields files that render very sharp grain-like noise. In bygone silver halide days I appreciated tri-x processed in 1:25 Rodinal and printed with a Focomat enlarger - gave very sharply rendered detail and grain.

Someday when I recover from the financial impact of purchasing the Xpro-1 I plan to look into Nik Silver Efex Pro.

This image uses the above approach:

Someday when I recover from the financial impact of purchasing the Xpro-1 I plan to look into Nik Silver Efex Pro.
-Framus

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Digart Veteran Member • Posts: 3,688
Re: Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

A lovely b&w, especially at 6400 ISO. I occasionally work with SEP and like it a lot, but IMHO I think you are doing fine as is. :)))

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Re: Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

we are closer and closer to the negative

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framus OP Contributing Member • Posts: 847
Re: Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

Not so much me as the in camera jpeg conversion the Fuji developed.
Plust the sensor has very 'grain like' noise.

Can you comment on SEP's grain engine?

-Framus

Digart wrote:

A lovely b&w, especially at 6400 ISO. I occasionally work with SEP and like it a lot, but IMHO I think you are doing fine as is. :)))

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Digart Veteran Member • Posts: 3,688
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framus wrote:

Not so much me as the in camera jpeg conversion the Fuji developed.
Plust the sensor has very 'grain like' noise.

Can you comment on SEP's grain engine?

Yes, you can control the amount of film-like grain you desire in your images. Also, there are many different film stocks (Tri-x, etc.) you can emulate.

-Framus

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A lovely b&w, especially at 6400 ISO. I occasionally work with SEP and like it a lot, but IMHO I think you are doing fine as is. :)))

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fluxism Contributing Member • Posts: 512
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love it--which B&W setting did you use?

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Mike Arledge Regular Member • Posts: 442
Re: Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

Here is what I did with X-Pro1 and SEP for B+W

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Silver efex is a must have

If you must live on ramen for a month to get your hands on silver efex, do so! It's totally worth the sacrifice.

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There's also a 15 day trial version available so that you can test SEP 2 before you consider purchasing it.

Just go to this link: http://www.niksoftware.com/silverefexpro/usa/entry.php
and click the "15 day free trial" button on the top right.

I advice you to watch a few SEP 2 videos on Youtube first though, so that you can use SEP 2 during those fifteen days at it's full potential.

Control points is a blessing!

Toccata47 wrote:

If you must live on ramen for a month to get your hands on silver efex, do so! It's totally worth the sacrifice.

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929406 Regular Member • Posts: 221
Re: Silver efex is a must have

Agreed, after hearing so many good things about it I decided to try it out. Very worthwhile, makes a nice difference to my previous attempts at B&W.

Wonder what color efex is like?

MuMinded Senior Member • Posts: 1,939
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Wow, beautiful tonal range all the way thru.. very very impressive for in-camera work..

I appreciate you giving me your settings.. might just have to add that to my quick menu..

I use SEP 2 simple for the fact that I can tinker with the sliders to give the effect of different filters.. back in my film days I used my red gels often... Now, with either LR or better still, SEP, I have an entire virtual gel set in my computer..

Having said that, I totally respect you taking the time to study and experiment to get great outputs right from the Xpro-1 jpeg engine.. Kudos.

MuMinded

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929406 Regular Member • Posts: 221
Re: Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

framus wrote:

Another thing I enjoy about the Xpro-1 is the quality of the BW OOC jpegs.

I've found that setting noise reduction to -2 and sharpness to +2 and ISO to 6400 yields files that render very sharp grain-like noise. In bygone silver halide days I appreciated tri-x processed in 1:25 Rodinal and printed with a Focomat enlarger - gave very sharply rendered detail and grain.

Someday when I recover from the financial impact of purchasing the Xpro-1 I plan to look into Nik Silver Efex Pro.

This image uses the above approach:

Someday when I recover from the financial impact of purchasing the Xpro-1 I plan to look into Nik Silver Efex Pro.
-Framus

Hi Framus

Which in camera b&w filter have you found best results with in addition to the iso, sharpness and noise reduction setting you have listed in your OP? Although I am now a silver efex convert, I can still appreciate the simplicity of OOC b&w

thanks

framus OP Contributing Member • Posts: 847
Re: Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

I use BW or BWY pretty much interchangeably.
-Framus

929406 wrote:

framus wrote:

Another thing I enjoy about the Xpro-1 is the quality of the BW OOC jpegs.

I've found that setting noise reduction to -2 and sharpness to +2 and ISO to 6400 yields files that render very sharp grain-like noise. In bygone silver halide days I appreciated tri-x processed in 1:25 Rodinal and printed with a Focomat enlarger - gave very sharply rendered detail and grain.

Someday when I recover from the financial impact of purchasing the Xpro-1 I plan to look into Nik Silver Efex Pro.

This image uses the above approach:

Someday when I recover from the financial impact of purchasing the Xpro-1 I plan to look into Nik Silver Efex Pro.
-Framus

Hi Framus

Which in camera b&w filter have you found best results with in addition to the iso, sharpness and noise reduction setting you have listed in your OP? Although I am now a silver efex convert, I can still appreciate the simplicity of OOC b&w

thanks

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love_them_all Senior Member • Posts: 2,773
Re: Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

Nice. There are a few noise "white dead pixel" like on the right side dark area. But they can be easily removed (or add more?)

framus OP Contributing Member • Posts: 847
Re: Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

Funniest thing I've seen here in a while.

Peep much?

-Framus

love_them_all wrote:

Nice. There are a few noise "white dead pixel" like on the right side dark area. But they can be easily removed (or add more?)

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Re: Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

Acufine 1:3 Tri-X at ASA 800. Nice work. I miss Fuji's ISO 1600 film. With my X-Pro I am going to to try. Again nice work and thank you for the info.
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love_them_all Senior Member • Posts: 2,773
Re: Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

Lol no, don't peep.

framus wrote:
Funniest thing I've seen here in a while.

Peep much?

-Framus

love_them_all wrote:

Nice. There are a few noise "white dead pixel" like on the right side dark area. But they can be easily removed (or add more?)

dengx Senior Member • Posts: 1,021
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929406 wrote:

Wonder what color efex is like?

Fantastic.
Especially for its contrast filters (pro, tonal...).

Best regards

Asylum Photo
Asylum Photo Senior Member • Posts: 1,277
Re: Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

My B&W Settings:

BWr
Shadows +1
Highlights -2
Sharpening +1
Noise Reduction -2

I wish there was mid-range contrast controls.

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km25 Contributing Member • Posts: 602
Re: Xpro-1 BW Output - My Settings

Can you not do that with raw data or photoshop. Try Silver Efex Pro 2. It will give you full control and the images can be very smooth and natural looking.
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