A really good concert!
Manual focus. Looked good in the display, but the microphone is more in focus than the musicians.
First: sharpness normal
Second: sharpness hard
Crops: raf and jpg, left normal, right hard
When I was trying to find out about the macro mode on the Fujifilm X100s I couldn’t find any pictures that satisfied my curiosity. So here are some examples. The pictures are cropped, but apart from that sooc.
My conclusions so far:
FastBlueSnail / Nick from Singapore was kind enough to share some information about using the DCR-250 on the X100s:
Update: first pictures with the DCR-250:
The pictures are cropped, but otherwise sooc. F2, ISO auto with max. sensivity set to 6400 and min. shutter speed to 1/60. Both are at 1/60 with 3200 ISO.
Next time I’d set shadow correction to -1 instead of -2.
I have been a fan of moo.com for a long time already. I mainly use postcards and the new luxe postcards. The greatest thing about them: you can have as many different pictures in a set as you have cards in that set and the back of the card can be freely designed, too, by uploading a pdf. Same back of cards for the whole set, which is completely fine – and can be left empty.
Also, the smallest amount of cards per pack is now 10 – so if you want to have different texts on the back of your cards you can do so by ordering packs of 10 cards, one picture per pack.
If anything goes wrong their customer service is excellent.
Use picture enhancement
I think they should have picture enhancement checked as the default, here’s why:
You upload your photos and they look nice on the screen, also on moo’s interface
When you click on the image you can check ‘Photo enhanced, which then shows you a comparison:
But: The preview is not showing you what you’ll get. If you leave Picture enhancement unchecked the products will often look greyish and disappointing. If you check Picture enhancement the products will tend to be a tad too sharp but otherwise the result will be much closer to your original picture.
These are photos of the actual products, the agave is a luxe postcard, the elephant is a standard postcard:
There are cases where Picture anhancement won’t get you what you are looking for, for example if you want part of your picture to stay black. The workaround for this: http://uk.moo.com/help/faq/using-my-own-photos.html
“Remember: where possible, preview your photographs in CMYK. Colours displayed on screen will always look much brighter than the final printed products.
If you have a colour calibrated screen, and would like to preview your images in the same CMYK colourspace MOO uses, we recommend the following settings: Coated FOGRA39.”
As far as I remember you then have to upload the Coated FOGRA39 picture as a PDF so the printer doesn’t change it.
Some interesting reviews about the Fujifilm X100s:
By David Hobby:
By Zack Arias:
As David Hobby mentions in the video and in the comments to his blog post: “[M]ake sure you turn on the parallax compensation for the AF point in OVF mode. Makes a big difference. Dunno why having that “off” is even an option.”
As long as you don’t change this the optical view finder doesn’t show you where the focus point really is. See Ken Tanaka’s post (about the X100) for some screen shots.
From the manual:
How to change to ON:
(sooc, only cropped)