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Fujifilm X-Pro2 Raw Conversion
Fujifilm X-Pro2

JPEG vs RAW SHOOTOUT: Fine Wood Detail in Green Barn

Shot with the 24-megapixel Fujifilm X-Pro2 and XF 35mm f/2. Camera set to Lens Modulation Optimizer = On.

The findings here should be of keen interest and considerable value to any Fujifilm X shooter for any Fujifilm X model (the X-Pro2 has additional ACROS black and white camera profiles over prior models but the functionality is otherwise the same).

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 offers in-camera raw conversion in which any raw file can be converted to a JPEG using any combination of settings such as white balance, sharpening, film simulation and so on. This offers a limitless variety of JPEGs derived from one raw file; the raw file remains intact for any number of conversions, saved just as if another picture had been taken. At any time (even a year or two later) a raw file can be copied to the camera card, and the camera itself can generate any desired new JPEG variant. The in-camera JPEG-from-RAW feature is in itself a compelling argument for shooting RAW with Fujifilm X, even if the desired end result is JPEG—no computer required for conversion. Fujifilm could also add additional film simulations, as was done with the X-Pro2 (4 new ACROS film simulations).

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f4 @ 1/950 sec, ISO 200; 2016-03-21 16:02:58
X-Pro2 + XF35mmF2 R WR @ 53.4mm equiv (35mm)

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