I will not add to the weight of Fuji X100s reviews on the Internet – other people are much better qualified, suffice to say, I think it is a wonderful camera. The retro look and controls remind me of using my Dad’s Werra and just to complete the nostalgia trip, it nestles in a brown leather case (£16 from Amazon, not the £70+ Fuji version!). Excellent results are very easy to achieve from a great sensor and lens and, as one of the online reviews says, it sees in the dark.
I am not entirely sure why I do this other than to see instant results – the camera has seven custom settings for commonly encountered situations. I tend to shoot in black & white with a virtual red filter or, as in these examples, in Fujifilm Velvia simulation mode. All of these images are straight from the camera – the only Photoshop CC adjustment has been to add a pencil-line border and watermark. They were all shot 1/3 under-exposed at ISO 400.
The name Velvia is a contraction of “Velvet Media” and refers to its smooth image structure. It is known for its extremely high level of colour saturation and image quality. I think under-exposing the simulation has over-egged the saturation – another time I would opt to over-expose. Given that most of this could have been achieved post-processing I am not sure of the advantages of simulating in the camera – except – would I have arrived at the images in the previous post without starting from here.
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I can feel the damp and smell the wet from here Robin. MM ☔️
I felt it mostly in my feet 🙂 I really like your icons – shame they only show up on my iPod 😦
What larks! Virtual Velvia….I used to shoot Velvia for a while in the days of film. Whatever, I digress, these are great shots, and I too can smell the damp 🙂
Many thanks Sue – Larks indeed – there are nine others 🙂
Nine other posts?
That would be over-egging it : -) ……nine other film types.
If these are straight from the camera, you only have to easy-down the saturation a little, and ready you are. They are razor sharp and have a lot of detail. And well composed!!
Thanks Harrie – I was tempted to fiddle but for once I resisted 🙂 It is a fabulous lens.
Many thanks, much appreciated
These shots are just lovely and they look as if they had been shot with Fuji Chrome Velvia slide film, which I used waaaaay back in my non-digital days.
Many thanks Cate – it does take you back doesn’t it – even more so if you use the retro X100s (I sound like I work for Fuji sales – I don’t 🙂 )
Really beautiful effect. My favorite is the first one. I’ve got some of these settings on my camera but have never used them. Maybe I’ll give it a try.
Many thanks – I guess there are some advantages in letting the camera do the job as opposed to post-processing. I am not sure I would find the right combination of Photoshop tweaks to arrive at the same effect (more than over-saturating I think). Anyway, a long-winded way of saying it is worth giving it a go 🙂
HL=huge like for these wonderful colors… 🙂 good luck in all your endeavours, have a sunny day like here and thanx for stopping by my crossroads! 🙂
Likewise Mélanie – I am envious – just more rain and very cold up here 😦
Sumptuous and wonderful. My other half has some old film cameras. These images make me want to have a go at using them ……..
Thank you. I would find a digital camera with Velvia simulation – so much easier 🙂
Fantastic – these are my kind of landscapes -water, mist, bare trees – bliss.
Thanks Safia – mine too usually except we have suffered an excess of mist and rain recently – a bit of sun would make a welcome change 🙂
I particularly like the fourth one…
Thanks, my favourite too
Can’t do the technical stuff but these are absolutely beautiful, atmosphere laden shots, Robin 🙂
Many thanks Jo, glad you liked them.
Many thanks, much appreciated
Wonderful colours in this landscape.
Many thanks Bente – much of it down to Fuji 🙂
Wow! The color in the images is wonderful-lveoly shots all!
That would be *lovely* I had a bit of help from a dog-
Many thanks – lveoly is just fine, if not better. I am bilingual – I do dogspeak as well 🙂