Last week I published a tree image that I had shot in the woods near to Harrogate. I also said I had another image that I would publish this week and I have failed miserably. I even forgot to post anything mid-week for which I apologise.
This Friday post is therefore the missing tree image. The image was shot with the Fuji X-T2 together with the 18-135 lens. This lens has become my go to lens for the Fuji when out walking and I’m very impressed by it.
Post processing was done in Lightroom and Nik Viveza.Happily the image quality coming out the latest CC version of Lightroom is a big improvement over what was possible only 12 months back.
I hope you like the image and have a great weekend.
10 thoughts on “Friday Image No.153”
Great range of colours. Also good to know LR is getting its act together on the processing front. I am about to downsize my equipment from my big and heavy Canon and have narrowed my choices down to ether the X-T2 or the Olympus OMD M-1 Mk II. Your saga with and now total conversion to the Fuji 18-135 I have followed with great interest. In researching my two shortlisted replacements, prior to a long session in my local dealers, is that there are no lens profiles for any Olympus lenses and only a handful of Fuji lenses in LR. Is there an obvious reason for this to do with mirrorless cameras?
Before you finalise your choice, get hold of some RAW files from both cameras and test process them in Lightroom. The Fuji has quite a false look to it which some people don’t like. You tend to only see it at 100% magnification or greater and it vanishes when you down sample the image or print it.
To answer your question about lens profiles, many of the mirrorless cameras have built in lens profiles and the data is included in the RAW file. Lightroom then reads this and applies it automatically. It means you don’t need to do anything but it can be overridden. You tend to see a little i at the lower left of the Lens profile panel when a profile is automatically applied. If you click the i it will tell you what Lightroom has done.
Many thanks for a very informative and helpful reply – I wish all web sites were this good. Keep up your good work and keep the excellent images coming.
Thanks. That’s much appreciated.
Fantastic colours in the image, lovely lighting.
Thank you. The Fuji does render colours really well.
I am not sure about the 18-135, why is it built in China ?
It isn’t. It’s made in the Philippines. To be honest, it doesn’t bother me where it’s made providing it performs well and I like the results. I’m getting some great prints from this lens.
Thank you for your response, the results are great. It’s just a feeling that with such a lens you do not get everything out of the camera
It’s true that this isn’t the sharpest lens in comparison to the likes of the 16-55 or 10-24. But it still produces great images and prints. What’s not to like.