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Fujifilm X-Pro2 in raw RAF format,.
This series shows an oblique view of a colorful barn, very much a “3D” scene. It offers an excellent look at 3D performance over the field along with demands on lens contrast control from high bright clouds.
RAW (RAF) conversion
When I convert raw files, I want a crisply detailed image that is low in noise and free of any obvious sharpening artifacts. In general, Fujifilm X-Pro2 files are by far the most difficult raw images I have dealt with as of March 2016. As discussed in the 4-way raw conversion comparison, it is a chore to deal with RAF files. This particular series was unduly frustrating. While I can convert Nikon or Sony or Leica or Canon files ease and a minimum of fuss; converting X-Pro2 RAF files is a workflow burden since ACR results are often disagreeable.
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