Fuji X-Pro1 RAW Support in Lightroom 4.1 – Samples

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today morning Twitter told me that Lightroom actually supports the RAW files from the Fuji X-Pro1. Update to 4.1 if you have not yet. I quickly edited some X-Pro1 RAW images. You can really get great results out of them. Let me share the JPEGs. Click them to get a larger version.

You can download the RAW files -HERE- (attention about 25 MB each).


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Comparison M9 / M9-P – X-Pro1 – wide open

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let me present you today a quick comparison between the Leica M9 / M9-P and the Fuji X-Pro1. Both cameras have been set to f/1.4, their base ISO and metered in aperture priority mode.

This is no scientific test, just a few shots in the backyard. The files have been exported in Lightroom 4. You can click the images to get a 1600px version of them.

Lenses used: Leica: Summilux 50mm ASPH latest version, Fuji: XF35

Let me know which one you prefer in the comments below.

First a shot with some tweaking.


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Leica M Monochrom

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a new page on my blog dedicated to the new Leica M Monochrom has been created. Take a look here: M Monochrom.

M Monochrom

This camera is definitely a life time camera. Considering the high quality build and Leica product support it can last you forever. The sensor is capable of producing amazing results as you look through the samples already on the internet.

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Leica M9 OOC B&W JPEGs – Golden Hour

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today just a „quick&dirty“ post. Just grabbed my M9-P and set it to render JPEGs in black and white. Let me show you some of the pictures. They have not been touched at all and are straight from the camera. Resized to 1600 px using Capture One. Click them to enlarge. I hope you enjoy them.

Are you exited for the upcoming Leica event this week? I am definitely!

Have a nice evening,

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LEICA Viewfinder Magnifier M 1.4x

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my latest Leica purchase is the Viewfinder Magnifier M 1.4x. I hesitated a bit buying it but finally am very happy to have it now. Its a bit pricy – comes in for about € 250,–. Also I have not been sure if you see the 50mm frame lines, but after using it for some time I can tell you see them if you push your eye close enough to the viewfinder.

From the point of usability it is a thumbs up from my side. The rangefinder patch is much better to see and focusing speeded up.

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Visiting „Schlosspark Laxenburg“ with the Leica M9-P and Summilux 50 1.4 ASPH

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last saturday we visited the the Schlosspark in Laxenburg in Austria. It has been very sunny and therefore a LOT of people had the same plan to do so. It is always a pleasure to be there for a walk and to see how nice nature is.

I took along my Leica M9-P. Instead of gathering attention as you would with a big chunky DSLR you are for true on a stealthy picture taking mission. In the shadowed places of the park it comes in very handy to be able to open the aperture up to 1.4 to keep your shutter speeds fast. So let me show you some of the images I took. Hope you enjoy them.

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Upcoming Leica Announcement – M9 SD Card Problems (new Firmware coming) – Lightroom 4

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just want to keep you updated with some Leica news going on – hot stuff will happen this year in the new camera announcement section from Solms. Today Leica sent out invitations for an event happening in Berlin on May 10th (11th). The date could indicate the M10, but there might be the X2 and/or a completely new camera as well. We will see what we will get to put our savings on ;-)

Some time ago I reported you about the SD card read problem (read the full story here). Well it happened again. Shooting and everything (including reviewing) without problems, but as soon as I put the card into the reader it was not mountable. Disk Drill did the job again and saved my pictures.

So I called today Leica in Solms and asked about the problem. They told me that they are aware of it. The recommendation was not to use cards higher than class 4 until in short time a new M9 firmware will be released that will solve the problem (about April/May). I will try to get a class 4 card until then, but …

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