The X10 Does Black & White

I went back down to the camera store today in order to get the correct battery for my XE1 – i will tell the story in a special post.  After exchanging batteries, i headed down to the old port to test out the black & white capabilities of the X10.

I managed to be able to get up close to the old grain elevators.  The “Authorized Vehicles Only” sign did not bother me; after all, i was not in a vehicle.

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I wish I could have shot these with the XE-1, but I did not have a charged spare battery!  I was still on the charge that was on the battery when it came out of the box.  This is why i reverted to the X10.

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I had to boost the contrast and sharpness a bit in NX2.  Both these adjustments can be made in camera and set; therefore, avoiding having to bring them into an editing software.

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Yes, I used NX2.  I actually deleted it from my computer.  What a mistake.  Sadly, Fuji’s software is just not good.  You just can not get any sort of workflow going in it.  Therefore, don’t count on the included software to accomplish any sort of editing.

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As a matter of fact, I have read many a review say that the in-camera editing features are light years better than the editing software that comes on the CD.

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Anyhow, once again, the X10 has really impressed me for such a compact camera.

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I shot all of these using the LCD on the back of the camera.  It is far easier doing it like this and you can get your composition dead-on.

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I would suggest checking your histogram on the back – you can have it up live – and also increase the brightness of your screen.  That way, you won’t think that you are under exposing your photos.DSCF1736_2000x1332

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I can tell you this much, my neck is very happy!  I walked around for about an hour, first with the XE-1, then with the X10.  I have no neck pain whatsoever.  Both cameras are very comfortable around my neck.  Most of the people that I saw using a DSLR, were carrying it in their hands, lol.

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Thanks for looking.

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