Canon Shooter Thomas Heaton Got a Fujifilm X-T3 for his Trip to Nepal and Here is What he says

Popular youtube photographer Thomas Heaton is a Canon 5D MK IV shooter and hardcore Lightroom user.

And yet, it happens that he was attracted by the Fujifilm system, because:

I have purchased a new Fujifilm XT3 and I am changing the way I make videos and take photographs when hiking. My camera gear was always too heavy and in this video I test out a lightweight photography set up which should help me when putting in those long miles.

So he got himself a Fujifilm X-T3 and brought it with him on his trip to Nepal. How did it perform?

  • prior to the start, he had concerns with battery life, weather sealing, reliability…. turns out the X-T3 worked absolutely flawless!
  • batteries not even an issue. He filmed and photographed for a whole day with 1 battery
  • he hiked on very dusty mountains roads, also with non weather sealed lenses, but he never found dust on his sensor, even if he changed lenses on the field
  • however, the non weather sealed lenses got dust inside the lens elements, but that’s “kind of to be expected, but it never affected the images
  • very cold temperatures, but no problem, flawless. He is impressed
  • it’s the hardest trip he has ever done. Everything is a challenge. Also photography was very challenging

And now to the post processing part.

Thomas is an Adobe aficionado, and the last thing he wants, is to spend money and time on another software. However, upon recommendation, he downloaded a free Capture One trial.

And just as many of us, he experience his little wtf moment ;).

In fact, his landscape images look so much better in Capture One (he says about 30% better compared to Lightroom), and his Fujifilm APS-C files ended up looking like his Canon full frame files!

  • He downloaded Capture One to get better results
  • a photo he took of a monkey, he likes the results in LR more
  • then he compares a landscape image in LR and C1, and while he was slightly disappointed with the LR images, he starts laughing when he sees the C1 image and says “the image in Capture One is fantastic
  • images in Capture One are cleaner, sharper, and they look like better files… it looks like a Canon 5D MK IV file!
  • he is not paid by Capture One, he actually does not want to use Capture One, but it just looks so much better. He does not want to purchase Capture One, but he might to have to.

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DPReview adds Fujifilm X-T3 to their Studio Lab Test Comparison

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DPReview just added the Fujifilm X-T3 to their studio lab test images. Happy pixel peeping here.

I will more in-depth pixel peeping later on, but I’d say that overall details look better on X-T3 at very high ISO. Noise, though, looks better on the X-T2. However, results vary a lot depending on which part of the image you analyze.

Also, I have not seen any official Fujifilm X-T3 support by Adobe yet. Maybe DPReivew got early access to a not yet 100% final version? UPDATE: Tony Northrup told us in the comments, that the latest LR 8.0 beta supports the X-T3.

I am curious to see what you guys think, and I am sure the comment section will be very vivid :).

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The “Magnificent” Fujifilm GFX Beats Canon 5DSR and Canon 5DMKIV. Best Dynamic Range, Resolution and High-ISO

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Fujifilm GFX Vs. Canon 5DS R Vs. Canon 5D MK IV

landscapephotographymagazine compared the Fujifilm GFX and Canon 5DS R (both 50MP) and also the Canon 5D MK IV (30MP). Here are some of his conclusions:

  • Resolution and Clarity of Fine Details: “GFX sharper and finer details than either of the Canon cameras
  • Dynamic Range: “HIGHLIGHT RECOVERY: The GFX 50S wins again, showing the most recovered detail in the deck, smooth shadow edges on the window sill and also recovering more in the highlights of the vase and in the wet leaves beyond the deck railing. SHADOW RECOVERY: The GFX 50S still wins, with the least noise and best detail clarity in the recovered shadows. However, its advantage over the 5D Mk IV is minimal and less than I expected.”
  • ISO: “Even at ISO 6400 all three cameras still produce very usable images. The 5DS R has the most noise, but only slightly, and the GFX 50S appears to have slightly less noise than the 5D Mk IV.”

He concludes that:

For a combination of camera size and image quality, the Fujifilm GFX 50S is a magnificent landscape photography camera. In my brief comparison with the Canon 5DS R and 5D Mk IV DSLRs, I was able to quickly notice real benefits from the larger sensor in terms of dynamic range and clarity of fine details, along with slightly better high ISO performance. While I continue to favor the build, feel and functionality of Canon DSLRs, the advances the GFX 50S offers in resolution, image detail and dynamic range (particularly shadow recovery) make it a camera I would absolutely own and use.”

You can read it all, see the comparison and download the high resolution images at landscapephotographymagazine.

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Fujifilm GFX Vs. Canon 5D MK IV – Resolution :: GFX Sample at ISO 12,800 :: X100F Roundup

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