As i mentioned in my last post, i shot some photos in RAW today. I don’t do it very often because i really don’t like sitting down in front of the computer for that long.
However, with the X-Pro1, you don’t have to sit in front of the computer. You can convert your RAW files in-camera.
As a matter of fact, many people have said that nothing beats the RAW converter that is inside the Fuji X cameras.
Obviously, you would not want to convert hundreds of files in-camera. But, if you only have a handful of files to work on, it is very convenient to convert them in-camera.
With the in-camera RAW converter, you are able to adjust pretty much everything in the file: sharpness, color, film simulation, exposure, color space, noise, you can push/pull, dynamic range, white balance, white balance shift, highlight tone and shadow tone.
Needless to say, you have a lot of options at your disposal to adjust the photo to your personal taste.
With these photos, i changed the film simulation to black & white (red filter) and added some sharpness before converting them to JPEGs.
I will never use Photoshop again to convert to greyscale. It left some really weird “artifacts” in the final JPEG.
I do prefer to have the aircraft in the air for greyscale. Having the sky as a background, especially with some clouds, gives the photograph a dramatic backdrop. Today i was out of luck because everyone was taking off from 24R, not 24L where i was.
Thanks for looking.