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