1. gmutt26

    gmutt26 FujiXspot Regular

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    Jul 18, 2014
    Somerset/England
    I have just got a X20 and love it! I just dont understand all the stuff about DR settings with auto ISO.

    I like to shoot suto iso in A mode please help me with the right settings to have and then i can just enjoy shooting.

    SHarpness?
    Highlights
    shadows ect....

    Iso limit
    shutter speed?

    Also i have just got a ef x20 flash so any tips on that would be great too

    thanks
     
  2. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    DR expansion is useful to preserve highlight DR in scenes with plenty of dynamic range. You can use either Auto or a fixed setting. Auto-ISO (http://www.fujirumors.com/using-auto-iso/) is recommended for this mode. See http://www.fujirumors.com/how-to-expand-dynamic-range/ for more information. And here: http://www.fujirumors.com/exposing-right/. There's more, of course, that's why every article contains a TOC of older columns.

    You can find tips on flash use in my upcoming eBook on the X-E2. X20 is pretty much the same when it comes to flash.
     
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  3. gmutt26

    gmutt26 FujiXspot Regular

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    Jul 18, 2014
    Somerset/England
    Thanks for this. Your information would be great in an e book. When should I look out for it and will it be on amazon uk?


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  4. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    It should be out in August. German version is already available.
     
  5. gmutt26

    gmutt26 FujiXspot Regular

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    Jul 18, 2014
    Somerset/England
    What should I look up on amazon please?


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  6. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
  7. gmutt26

    gmutt26 FujiXspot Regular

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    Jul 18, 2014
    Somerset/England
    i can only find the x-e2? when will you be releasing the book for the x20? thanks again
     
  8. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    I won't release a book on the X20. However, most of the concepts are the same.
     
  9. gmutt26

    gmutt26 FujiXspot Regular

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    Jul 18, 2014
    Somerset/England
    Could I just ask what shadow tone and highlight tone you have set ?


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  10. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    These are JPEG parameters, so I set it after the fact for each image. No need to worry about this during shooting.

    If you aren't into JPEGs, you can also use the "RAW shooter settings" (-2 & -2) from my books and columns (see links above) if you want to get a histogram and live view with maximum dynamic range. I'd recommend using Pro Neg. Std. along with these settings.

    I still consider the X20 a camera for RAW shooters. Lightroom and especially Iridient Developer can extract great quality and plenty of DR from the sensor.
     
  11. gmutt26

    gmutt26 FujiXspot Regular

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    Jul 18, 2014
    Somerset/England
    So -2 -2 for highlights and lowlight.

    0 for colour.

    + 1 for sharpness.

    Auto iso 100-800 or 1600??

    I shoot raw plus jpegg so I need a good medium.

    Thanks


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  12. gmutt26

    gmutt26 FujiXspot Regular

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    Jul 18, 2014
    Somerset/England
    Sorry I meant -2 -2 highlight and shadow tones


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  13. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    You can adjust JPEG parameters to your taste with the built-in RAW converter.

    -2/-2 is for RAW only shooters with an external workflow.
     
  14. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Here's one reason why I recommend the X20 (and also XQ1) as RAW shooter cameras: You can overexpose the shot quite a bit and still rescue it with software like Iridient Developer (or Lightroom).

    Example:

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    Obviously quite overexposed, JPEG would be trash material.

    External RAW conversion:

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  15. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Another one:

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    Don't underestimate the Fuji (now Toshiba) 2/3" sensor. It can handle much more than the built-in JPEG engine allows for.
     
  16. gmutt26

    gmutt26 FujiXspot Regular

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    Jul 18, 2014
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    I will switch to raw only. Any quick presets for your raws you wish to share? Things you do to every import?


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  17. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Nope, I don't use import presets. "RAW only" is a good approach to make the most of the sensor, but you still have to shoot FINE+RAW to get a large JPEG to judge critical focus in the camera. I recommend Iridient Developer for X20 RAW processing.