THE TEN STOP NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTER TO SLOW DOWN YOUR WORLD

This is very nice, simply explained, humorous video about how to use a neutral density filter, especially one which goes to 10 stops.  Keep in mind that while he uses a “glass” rectangular filter and holder there are also screw in ND filters that will accomplish the same task.

 

 

GREAT VIDEO

SHARPENING X-TRANS FILES IN ADOBE LIGHTROOM

SHARPENING X-TRANS FILES IN ADOBE LIGHTROOM.

 

Pete Bridgwood

Pete penned this article in 2014 but I only just came across it thanks to Fuji forum member on` DPreview.

Adobe Lightroom 5.0 which is an excellent piece of software has had issues with Fuji’s Xtrans sensor output because of the sensor detour from the standard Bayer Pattern.  Because of that many Fuji X photographers have sought out other software like Capture1, Irident developer, PhotoNinja, and several others.

Pete seems to have come up with a rather simple set of presets that really work quite well.  They are superb starting points and in some cases a total solution.

If you are a Fuji X shooter and have been frustrated by having to use more than one program to achieve the results you want then his could be very helpful for you.

Good luck.  Let me know how it works out for you in the comments section.  I would be curious how you felt the images worked.  Read his whole article.

Elliot