The X-E1 delivers

Now that I have Photoshop CS6 and I can use camera RAW to process the Fuji X-E1’s .RAF Raw files, I decided to test out the results. I headed out to shoot the sunset and with the Fuji firmly planted on the tripod, I had the 18mm f2 mounted on the front of it and I was ready to take my photo, and decided to use HDR for this one, I used the EV dial to take my 3 exposures, -2, 0, +2.

The 3 exposures in RAW
The 3 exposures in RAW (click on this image for a closer look)

I then took the 3 exposures and imported them into Photomatix (the software I use to create HDR images) and created my tonemapped version. I then did a little crop in photoshop and today’s iCandy is the end result. I am pretty pleased with the image quality of the Fuji and having full RAW file control in photoshop means I can seriously use this camera for landscape shooting.

Today’s iCandy – Bridge Glow

Sydney Harbour Sunset

4 Responses

  1. Great image. I think you’ve caught that skyline superbly. Incidentally, I will probably take the plunge and buy the X-E1 tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to it?

  2. I just bought the X-E1 and like to shoot HDR. Just curious if you have you ever tried setting the camera to take 3 shots bracketed 1 stop apart and then taking two series of images with the EV dial set at -1 and +1? You would then have 5 shots -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 (discarding the extra 0 shot from the two series). Thanks.

    1. Hi Terry, I have, I just found it quicker to use the EV dial as it is so convenient. It will be interesting to see if the X-e2 handles auto bracketing any better as it would be likely that a firmware upgrade would then be available for our X-e1. Lets cross our fingers!

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