Fuji X-Pro1 Dynamic Range

While waiting for a bus to Marseilles Airport I had a chance to checkout the X-Pro1 ability to handle a night scene with challenging lighting conditions. I did not have tripod with me so I cranked the ISO up to 3200 and left the aperture at F4 to get some DOF. Then I waited for a passing bus to shed a bit of light on the tree to separate it from the rest of the image. The X-Pro1 did an incredible job of capturing fine detail and the range of light in the scene. When this image is blown up to its full size you can clearly read labels and signs at the back of the bar, and see texture in the shadows on the wall above the canopy. The hedging and fence is lacking in detail in this rendering which is essentially B&W conversion of a straight out of camera image (exported from Lightroom), however it is there in the raw file and can be brought out with a bit of post processing, which I may try in a later post.

Ever since I first saw George Tice’s image “Petit’s Mobile Station”  I have tried to create images with high contrast scenes. With film it was relatively easy but it is only recently that digital imaging can produce this sort of result out of the camera, and I have to say the Fuji X-Pro1 is one of the best that I have used.

Fujifilm X-Pro1, 35mm/1.4, ISO 3200 F4, 1/50th handheld.

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