X30 in Yorkshire garden

Started Aug 16, 2019 | Photos
Aldersyde Regular Member • Posts: 323
X30 in Yorkshire garden
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Regards,

Aldersyde

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Fujifilm X30
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tomhongkong Veteran Member • Posts: 4,047
Re: X30 in Yorkshire garden

Aldersyde wrote:

Regards,

Aldersyde

Nice colours.  I don't know what you do with your shots and whether these are sharp enough for you, but they are not tack sharp.  In the case of the Peacock, the focus is on the petals behind, the others may just be limited by the lens.

I probably have the same problem myself, so am not holding myself up as an expert, but very happy to work with people to get the best results from this great camera.  (You can see some sailing shots I posted earlier this week)

Did you take them in RAW?  If Jpeg what sharpness setting in the camera?  What PP did you use and do?  I am using the free Capture1 for fuji and it seems to work very well on x30.  Its default does not add much sharpening, but it has a nice de-halo slider if you decide to wind it up a bit.

Previously (and possible normally) I use LR (I am a cheapskate so still use 6.14, purchased license). LR sharpening can be really effective, once you get the hang of the mask and detail sliders.  I have not had time to compare LR and C1 back to back, but will next week.

As I said at the beginning, it depends how you use your shots.  If you print up to 8x10 these would be fine as they are, and I don't think you would see any difference after processing.  Most people obsess too much on sharpness which only shows up in pixel peeping at 100%. Mostly I find the x10/20/30 are great at 50% which is big enough for normal folks.

Good luck and please comment

tom

Miss tilly
Miss tilly Senior Member • Posts: 1,350
Re: X30 in Yorkshire garden

I love your composition in the third one, a lovely picture. Tom is right, something went wrong focus wise with the butterfly shot, but, it happens sometimes and there could be any number of reasons, overall they are nice, thanks for sharing.

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Gary

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OP Aldersyde Regular Member • Posts: 323
Re: X30 in Yorkshire garden

Hello Tom,

A mundane post has become interesting.  These shots were taken on a day with very poor flat grey light. As such, from the start, the PP was a salvege operation. As it happens, these shots were PPd in a freshly downloaded version of Capture 1.  I have not used this software previously, and this was my first try. I am not being critical of Capture 1, more suggesting my lack of skill using it. The shots were RAW and I agree the quality is poor for the X30. my purpose in posting was more to show the location than photographic quality!

Since reading your comments, I have revisited the originals and have shown the JPG of the flower shot PP d in DXOPL2 which is my prefered sofware, and a more recent shot of a Northumbrian garden which is a RAW file PP d in Photomatix Pro which is another favourite. ( DXO does not open Fiji RAW files).

I have never been disapointed in X10 or X30 sharness, but I shall check the output more carefully, and probably not persue my further use of Capture1.

Regards,

Aldersyde

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tomhongkong Veteran Member • Posts: 4,047
Re: X30 in Yorkshire garden

Aldersyde wrote:

Hello Tom,

A mundane post has become interesting. These shots were taken on a day with very poor flat grey light. As such, from the start, the PP was a salvege operation. As it happens, these shots were PPd in a freshly downloaded version of Capture 1. I have not used this software previously, and this was my first try. I am not being critical of Capture 1, more suggesting my lack of skill using it. The shots were RAW and I agree the quality is poor for the X30. my purpose in posting was more to show the location than photographic quality!

Since reading your comments, I have revisited the originals and have shown the JPG of the flower shot PP d in DXOPL2 which is my prefered sofware, and a more recent shot of a Northumbrian garden which is a RAW file PP d in Photomatix Pro which is another favourite. ( DXO does not open Fiji RAW files).

I have never been disapointed in X10 or X30 sharness, but I shall check the output more carefully, and probably not persue my further use of Capture1.

Regards,

Aldersyde

Very interesting comments.  I have recently done a review of my cameras and concluded that the x30 hits the sweet spot in many ways (although obviously not for ultimate IQ) Wouldn't it be great if we all collaborated on how to get the most out of its images!  Any ideas?

tom

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