Adobe Releases DNG Converter 11.0 with Fujifilm X-T3 Support

Adobe DNG Converter 11.0

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Adobe has just released the DNG Converter 11.0 with support for the Fujifilm X-T3. You can download it for Windows here and Mac here.

Thanks to the DNG converter, it is now possible to convert X-T3 RAW files to DNG and work with them in Lightroom.

Another workaround to finally edit your Fuji X-T3 RAW files in Adobe, is to get Iridient X Transformer and convert X-T3 files to DNG using Iridients superior X-Trans demosaicing.

And if you consider leaving Lightroom, Capture One 11 now offers a standalone Fujifilm version.

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

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Fujifilm X-T3 vs Sony A7III Video High ISO and Exposure Recovery Tests

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Sony A7III

The Fujifilm X-T3 has great video specs, that put it at the very top of the mirrorless cameras for shooting videos.

And also when it comes to dynamic range and high ISO, the Fujifilm X-T3 performs admirably. In fact, the Fujifilm X-T3 has better dynamic range when shooting video than the full frame Sony A7sII, as Cinema5D measured here.

Also, as video-guy Jordan from DPRTV said in the X-T3 review we shared here, that the X-T3 colors and skin tones are just something easy to fall in love with.

Now also LensProToGo published his Fujifilm X-T3 video high ISO and video exposure recovery tests. You can see it down below.

I have also added the same test he did for the Sony A7III, so you guys can compare them. Overall, the Fujifilm X-T3 keeps up greatly against its full frame competitor.

You can read his findings and see all 3 videos down below.

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Video Performance Comparison

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Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 vs XF16mmF1.4 and XF200mmmF2 on Fujifilm X-T3

Fujinon XF8-16mm F2.8 & XF200mm F2

During my stay at photokina 2018, I had the priviledge to test out the Fujinon XF 8-16mmF2.8 as well as the XF 200mmF2.

I could not really put those lenses through its paces, since I could only test them out at Fuji’s touch & try corner, but even during my short flirt with them, they didn’t fail to impress me (I used them both on the Fujifilm X-T3).

Yes, the XF 8-16mmF2.8 and XF 200mmF2 are not a bargain, but as they say, “you get what you pay for“. Enough said ;) .

Reviews about the XF 8-16 and XF 200 are not easy to find on the web and we will have to wait for them to be available in October/November, to see more of them.

We did share a major roundup a few weeks ago here, and here are some tidbits, including a quick comparison between the Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 and XF16mmF1.4, which is arguably one of the top three primes in Fujifim’s entire lens lineup.

You will find blog posts and videos down below:

XF 8-16mm F2.8: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
XF 200mm F2: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
XF 16mm F1.4 (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Hands On and Samples

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DPReview: Fujifilm X-T3 Image Quality Very Competitive at Low ISO and Changes in Adobe’s Processing

Fujifilm X-T3 Image Quality

DPReview is completing their full Fujifilm X-T3 review, and right now they anticipated their Fujifilm X-T3 image quality conclusions. They write:

  • The X-T3 slightly lower base ISO (160) provides a small but measurable improvement over its predecessor
  • The highest ISO settings fall behind the best of its peers
  • Raw detail: X-T3 does well, relative to its peers, but with no sign of moiré
  • Overall, the X-T3 is very competitive in terms of noise until its very highest ISOs
  • JPEG color lives up to Fujifilm’s usual high standard
  • The default sharpening seems to strike a good balance between emphasizing detail without going over-the-top

Regarding Adobe, and the difference they notice between X-T2 and X-T3 at ISO 25,600 and 51,200, they write:

  • significant differences between the X-T2 and X-T3 at high ISOs. Read noise measurements suggest difference around 1/3 of a stop but visually the Adobe Camera Raw conversions look more like a whole stop
  • A discussion with Adobe revealed that they’ve made some changes to “increase accuracy of shadow (near-zero) values in raw files,” which can give deeper blacks and more contrast in dark regions of the image. Even re-processing the X-T2 files using this revised processing still doesn’t fully account for the differences we’re seeing at very high ISOs

So they tried Capture One, and they write:

  • With noise reduction minimized, the X-T3 still exhibits more noise than the X-T2. Not quite as dramatically as in ACR, but the difference is still there

Their explanation and conclusions are

  • The most likely explanation we can think of for this discrepancy is a very slight increase in read noise as a result of running all the electronic components faster, to allow the faster sensor readout. At the highest ISOs even a tiny increase in read noise would be amplified many, many times.If this is the case then the slightly reduced high ISO performance is the price you pay for the camera’s increased speed. Whether this trade-off makes sense for you is likely to depend on how often you use ISO 25,600 and 51,200

Check out the full DPReview image quality comparison and conclusion in this post.

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Fujifilm X-T3 + v. grip (save $130): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
Fujifilm X-T3 + 18-55 + v. grip (save $130): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

YES! Capture One 11 for FUJIFILM Perpetual License Standalone Version Now Available – FREE Upgrade to CaptureOne 12

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Phase One just released Capture One Pro 11 for Fujifilm as a standalone version (previously available only as subscription model).

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I am downloading it right now! :)

Don’t worry, you can download CaptureOne 11 now, and you will get a free upgrade to Capture One 12 when it gets released. And Capture One says Fujifilm Film Simulations will be provided in an upcoming release at no extra charge for subscribers.

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