Lightroom

X-E2 vs. X-E2S: Ending the Confusion

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By upgrading your Fujifilm X-E2 with firmware 4, you are giving up the camera that you knew: Your X-E2 will turn into an X-T10—only with a rangefinder design. However, on the inside, both the X-E2v4 and the new X-E2S offer (almost) the same features, the same menu options and the same graphical user interface as the X-T10.

FujifileX-T10_FULLCVR_FINAL-686x1024This is important. To begin with, it means that your old X-E2 user manual has become pretty much obsolete. That’s why Fujifilm has created an entirely new manual along with firmware 4. You can download it here as a PDF file. It also means that my eBook on the X-E2 doesn’t apply to cameras running firmware 4 or the new X-E2S. It’s still great if you don’t upgrade your X-E2, but users who have made the jump are now much better off with my book on the X-T10.

I am not kidding! As long as you can see beyond the different form factors (rangefinder style vs. SLR style), my X-T10 book is now almost perfectly applicable. It really is, because Fuji did a terrific job transforming the X-E2 into an X-T10 with camouflage. This means that my X-E2 eBook won’t be updated. It doesn’t have to, because the update is already here. To ease the transition, my publisher will give you a discount of 40% on all editions of my X-T10 book (printed, eBook and combined). Simply enter XPERT40 in the coupon field when you check out.

Same Same, But Different

Okay, so your X-E2 is now a rangefinder-style version of the X-T10. Great! But what exactly are the differences between an X-E2 running firmware 4 and the new X-E2S? There seems to be some confusion, so let’s straighten it out.

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X-E2 vs. X-E2S

On the outside, the differences are minimal. The X-E2S offers an „improved“ hand grip, but to be honest, I can’t feel much of a difference. However, pressing the four selector buttons on the back of the X-E2S does feel better, so this may be another small improvement over the classic X-E2. With firmware 4, you can forget the MACRO and AF descriptions on two of the X-E2’s selector buttons, as all four selector keys now serve as Fn buttons, just like in the X-E2S. This gives both cameras a total of 7 Fn buttons! Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Fujifilm X-Pro2 & Adobe Lightroom 6.4: ein fast perfektes Paar

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Bildschirmfoto 2016-02-04 um 16.35.40Das gilt zumindest dann, wenn es um Fuji-Farben geht, denn Adobe hat die Genauigkeit der Fujifilm Filmsimulation in Lightroom 6.4 für die X-Pro2 sichtbar verbessert: Farben und Gradation von Provia, Astia, Velvia, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg. Hi/Std, Monochrome und Acros stimmen nun fast perfekt mit ihren JPEG-Pendants direkt aus der Kamera überein.

Dies ist eine deutliche Verbesserung gegenüber früheren Versionen und unterstützten Kameras, bei denen insbesondere dunkle Schattenpartien abgesoffen sind.

Überzeugen Sie sich selbst! Ich habe dazu ein privates Flickr-Album vorbereitet: https://www.flickr.com/gp/ricopfirstinger/6y60X7

Das Album zeigt SOOC JPEGs and ihre Lightroom-Entsprechungen für alle 15 Filmsimulationen in der X-Pro2. Sie können die Ergebnisse also direkt vergleichen.

Wenn Sie mehr über das Aufnahmen und Bearbeiten von RAW-Dateien erfahren möchten, empfehle ich Ihnen unseren inzwischen fünften Fuji X Secrets RAW-Wochenendworkshop am 5. und 6. März in Nürnberg/Schwabach. Nur ein Restplatz ist noch frei.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 & Adobe Lightroom 6.4: an almost perfect match

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Bildschirmfoto 2016-02-04 um 16.35.40Adobe has improved the accuracy Fuji’s film simulations for the new X-Pro2 (available in the camera calibration box): Colors and gradation of Provia, Astia, Velvia, Classic Chrome, Pro Neg. Hi/Std, Monochrome and Acros are now an almost perfect match.

This is quite a departure from previous versions and supported cameras, where shadow tones used to block out.

But see for yourself! I have prepared a private album for your viewing please here in Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/gp/ricopfirstinger/6y60X7

The album features SOOC JPEGs and their Lightroom equivalents of all 15 film simulations that are available in the X-Pro2. You can click trough the album and see direct comparisons of both versions.

Want to know more about shooting and processing RAW files with the Fuji X series? There’s one spot left at our Fuji X Secrets RAW weekend workshop in Nuremberg/Schwabach on March 5th and 6th. Click here for more information.