'The best image quality I have seen in any digital camera I have owned or used. EVER!'
However, despite all that and my less than positive comments about some of Fuji's marketing 'strategies' I can once again repeat, this time with some confidence that the results I'm getting from the X Trans sensor are indeed 'The best image quality I have seen in any digital camera I have owned or used. EVER!'
I am finally able to repeat that statement after spending yesterday afternoon using my Nikon 28mm and 85mm f/1.8 G primes on the X-E1. Despite the 30+ degree selsius heat, and its apparently hotter than Miami or Nice here in the UK currently, I went for a (very slow) walk along a local canal to check out the lenses that have given me the best image quality so far on the X-E1. The images I got when I returned home and processed them via Iridient Developer were simply stunning. The sharpness and colour rendition were just great. Really a pleasure to view them on the screen. In practice, using my Kipon adapter, taking the pictures was a slow and fiddly process, but it was worth the effort. Another of my 'mantras' apart from the one about the Fuji sensor is that Nikon make the best lenses. Yesterdays results gave me further evidence of that. The Fuji sensor, now that I can get the best out of it, gave the 28mm and 85mm a real chance to show what they can do and boy did they perform. The images they produced are things of beauty.
So. all in all this is a very pleasureable post to write. Its quite rare as regular readers will know, for me to stick this long with what I regard as a 'flawed' product. However there was always the thought in my mind, mostly as a result of my early Raw Photo Processor conversions, that this sensor COULD be something special and as far as I'm concerned that thought has become a reality. I've been meaning to get round to writing a post I've had in mind about 'personal' cameras. i.e. cameras that are for me and not just to earn a living with. All of my Leicas have been just that and the X Vario is very much MY camera, rather than a tool. I suspect however that it may be about to gain a step-brother with the X-E1 and who knows, I might even make it up with the X Pro 1 if I finally get seduced by the current body + 35mm lens + 'free' 18mm deal.
So I may be finally moving off the Fuji fanboys hitlist and into their good books, as I can probably be relied on to give the Fuji X cameras a consistent good press. Now lets have another look at those Touit raw samples.
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