Fujifilm X-T3: Are 2/3 Stops Better Low ISO Dynamic Range Compared to X-T2 Realistic?

Fujifilm X-T3

A few days ago, DPReview published their Fujifilm X-T3 studio lab test shots, and as to expect, the FR-community had lots to discuss.

Keep in mind that DPReview used a non final BETA version of Adobe with X-T3 support. DPReview says the will re-check the ACR performance before making any final conclusions.

In the comments to the lab test article, some FR-reader observed certain improvements on the Fujifilm X-T3, that at the end could give us 2/3 stop better dynamic range over the X-T3. I will share their feedback below, as well as some of my observations.

Fujifilm X-T3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

HIGH ISO

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The Evolution of Fujifilm Colors from X-Pro1 to Fujifilm X-T3 and Why DPReview RAW Lab Tests Don’t Show Fujifilm Colors

Fujifilm Colors

I am one of the few on this wonderful globe, to have had the privileged to own and shoot with all X-Trans cameras (except the X-Trans 4, until now).

And when in these days I read that the colors on X-Trans 4 might be slightly different from those on X-Trans 3, this does not surprise me at all.

In fact, Fujifilm has always slighlty fine-tuned and changed colors with every Fujifilm X-Trans/processor generation. And they even say it openly here, that they change colors trying to reach “the ideal vision” or “the ideal color reproduction” by taking advantage of new technologies (new sensors/processor).

It’s all about improving Fujifilm colors/film simulations, mostly based on customer feedback.

For example, when people complained that red colors with X-TransII in Velvia are too strong and lose texture too quickly, Fujifilm desaturated the reds a bit with X-Trans III.

So, there is nothing like “THE Fujifilm colors“.

Fujifilm colors change with every new sensor and processor generation. Then it’s up to you to see if they changed for the better or for the worst.

The Problem With DPReview Lab Test

The problem with DPReview lab test is that their Fujifilm X-Trans RAW samples we pixel peeped yesterday don’t show you the Fujifilm colors.

Why?

Because RAW file colors depend on the RAW converter you use (and in case of the X-T3 it’s even just a beta support). And as far as I know, RAWs don’t really have “colors”, but “luminance”. Colors are created during the demosaicing (correct me if I am wrong).

To get the closest results to “real” Fujifilm colors in Lightroom, you would have to apply to the RAW file one of the Fujifilm film simulations presets in Lightroom (Astia for example is great if you want the best skin tones), and then continue to edit your image from there… if there is any need for editing at all, given how amazing Fujifilm film simulations are ;).

Of course, the film simulation profiles in Adobe Lightroom do not match 100% the “in camera” film simulations (or “in X RAW STUDIO”), but they are Adobe’s attempt to get as close as possible to Fujifilm colors, which is already much better than their standard stuff ;) .

So when yesterday some of you compared the RAW file colors, just know that these are not really the “Fuji colors”.

Down below you will find the results of RAW and JPEG from X-Trans I to X-Trans IV, as you find them on DPReview.

Fujifilm X-T3 IN STOCK NOW: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

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Fujifilm GFX Blows Away Pentax 645z, Canon 5DSR and Sony A7RII: “The Best Lab Images We Have Ever Seen” – Imaging Resource

Imaging-resource just published the first lab samples of the Fujiflm GFX… and they blow away Pentax 645Z, Canon 5DS R and Sony A7R II.

Based on this initial First Shots assessment, the Fuji GFX is simply stunning, both at low and high ISOs. This camera produces the best lab shots we’ve ever come across. Detail is fantastic, and high ISO performance is excellent.”

Sure, don’t believe me or imaging-resource, compare by yourself over at imaging-resource here, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you agree ;)

Damn… it’s after midnight here, and I’m pixel peeping like crazy… and I’m sure many fellow GFX fans at our GFX group and GFX page are doing the same :). And what about you? Share your findings in the comments down below.

Btw… whoever doubted this story, might now think differently. It beats the Pentax 645z hands down, and Fuji knew it a long time ago.

Fujifilm GFX: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, CalumetDE AmazonUK, WexUK, ParkCamerasUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

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

Fujifilm GFX 50s: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, CalumetDE AmazonUK, WexUK, ParkCamerasUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

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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Fujinon GF63mmF2.8: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro
Fujinon GF32-64mmF4: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro
Fujinon GF120mmF4 Macro: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, WexUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

Fujifilm GFX GAS ALERT: “It’s a Beast!” :: Fuji GFX Beats Pentax 645z :: GFX + Otus 55… and A LOT of Sample Images!

IN STOCK CHECK

The Fujifilm GFX body is in stock at UniquePhoto (SOLD OUT). The following GF lenses are in stock at AmazonUS via third party official Fujifilm seller OneCall and Cardinal Photo for regular price: GF63mm, GF32-64 and GF120mm (please note that everything changes quickly on AmazonUS now. So double check prices).

Fujifilm GFX 50s: USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: AmazonDE, CalumetDE AmazonUK, WexUK, ParkCamerasUK, PCHstore AUS: CameraPro

GFX SAMPELS AND IMPRESSIONS

I’m sorry guys, but these days are GFX days. But don’t be afraid… X-stuff is coming very soon… and I think you will like it A LOT!

I can’t think of a better place in these days to know everything about the GFX, than our hyperactive 8,000+ members strong Fujifilm GFX facebook group. It’s simply astonishing how active GFX owners are sharing their images and impressions every minute. Thanks guys :-)

Oh, sure, it’s a closed group, but since I’m a kind guy, I will take some tidbits from the group and share it with all of you. You’re welcome ;)

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ENJOY

shared by yslphotos here: Hi all. I did a comparison shot between the 645z and the Fuji GFX50s at my apartment. Same ledge, same place. Metering is the same, center weighte Variables are as follows.

  1. The Pentax 645z photo was shot with a 19mm equivalent and the Fuji at 24mm.
  2. The Pentax 645z settings were ISO100, 90s exposure, F8. Fuji was ISO 100, 30s exposure, F8. Used a light meter to figure out the exposure.
  3. The timing is 2 am vs 8 pm (about 6 hours difference) after a cloudy evening. 2014 vs 2017 (if it matters).
  4. DNG vs OOC JPEG (at this point can’t compare the RAF).

Findings from the community in the comments:

yslphotos.: CA more noticeable on the Pentax lenses over the same area
Jensen: Fuji won!
Johnathan L.: Fuji look nicer

Less CA on the Fuji

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shared by 陈. here: GF63F2.8 – or maybe a few randoms~

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shared by 陈. here: Fujifilm GFX GF63F2.8 – For streets maybe?

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