Tree processed in Fuji Astia

Trying out the Astia renderings from DxO FilmPack again.

Mariner's Cafe in Johor Bahru
RAW without tweaks

Mariner's Cafe in Johor Bahru
Astia from X100 - The colours are more saturated, richer. I prefer the original RAW compared to this which I feel is a bit too punchy.

Mariner's Cafe in Johor Bahru
Generic Fuji Astia 100 - This is quite close to the original RAW but the contrast is slightly higher. I like this one too.

Mariner's Cafe in Johor Bahru
Fuji Astia 100 F - There's an obvious shift in the colours for the green which is more yellow now. The red is similar to the Generic Fuji Astia 100 render. Overall there's a slightly faded feel. I like this one too.

Very cool stuff, this DxO FilmPack. Next I will try shooting with Panasonic cameras and see if I can process them to the Fuji look.

Win Fujifilm X100S from 500px

500px is running a contest that gives out four X100s. Contest ends 30 Nov 2013.

500px.com/blog/852/win-1-out-of-4-fujifilm-x100s-cameras

Panorama photos from Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 by Steve Hight

Steve Hight has some amazing panorama photos created with the Voigtlander 42.5mm f/0.95 lens and the Panasonic GX7.

Check out the photos at:
www.flickr.com/photos/steven_hight/tags/voigtlander425f095

In particular, check out the ones titled A.M. Autumn and Green VW Van.

Can You Tell The Difference Between a $100 Lens and a $1600 Lens?

Source: Can You Tell The Difference Between a $100 Lens and a $1600 Lens?

Can I tell the difference? No.

But I do know sometimes, it just takes one stop make noise the subject, and your photos unusable. So the f/1.2 lens on the camera will give you the advantage of 1 ISO stop, which can make or break your photo at night.

Watercolor demonstration by Paul Wang

All photos shot with X-Pro 1, 23mm f/1.4 lens and processed with DxO FilmPack using the Generic Fuji Astia preset

Watercolor demonstration by Paul Wang

Watercolor demonstration by Paul Wang

Watercolor demonstration by Paul Wang

Watercolor demonstration by Paul Wang

Watercolor demonstration by Paul Wang

Watercolor demonstration by Paul Wang

Watercolor demonstration by Paul Wang

Watercolor demonstration by Paul Wang

Watercolor demonstration by Paul Wang

Watercolor demonstration by Paul Wang
I was using the preset Fuji Provia initially but felt that the saturation was a bit high. Given that this session is on colours, having too much colours might be a bit too much.

Have guitar, will sing


X-Pro1 + 23mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 400, f/1.4, 1/50

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

Here are some GH3 RAW photos being processed with the Generic Fuji Astia 100 (from DxO FilmPack)

All photos were taken with the Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95 lens.

Top is original, bottom is processed. No other edits were done.

Generic Fuji Astia 100 adds slight saturation and a bit more contrast. It's difficult to tell from the 640 pixel wide photos below. Try saving them (right-click save as) to compare them on your computer.

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

People photos with Voigtlander 17.5mm + Generic Fuji Astia 100

The DxO FilmPack has a lot more fun presets to try. I think they give the rather generic (in my opinion) GH3 raw file a less digital look. I was never quite happy with the GH3 files, which is why I bought the Fujifilm X-Pro1.