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: 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 für die X-Pro2 (und nachfolgende Modelle mit X-Processor Pro wie die X-T2, X-T20, X100F und GFX 50S) 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 den Profilen für ältere Kameras mit EXR II-Prozessor, 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 unsere Fuji X Secrets RAW-Wochenendworkshops in Nürnberg/Schwabach.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 & Adobe Lightroom: 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 with the older EXR II engine, where shadow tones used to block out. The improvement applies to all newer camera models with an X-Processor Pro engine, such as X-Pro2, X-T2, X-T20, X100F and GFX 50S.

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? Have a look at our Fuji X Secrets RAW weekend workshop in Nuremberg/Schwabach. Click here for a current lists of workshop dates.