The X-T1 has a sensor that works differently to everybody else’s sensor, this gives it much lower noise at high ISO’s. This picture is 6400 ISO (no noise reduction in post processing) 1/25, f5.6, hand held. The picture is about 25% of the total file area.
When I bought the camera it came with Firmware 1.10, today I had an email from Fuji also with Firmware 1.10 on it. The upgrade is supposed to improve compatibility with the 18-135mm lens I have. So I thought, what the hell it cannot do any harm so I did the Firmware upgrade and after processing the pictures in lightroom they look sharper than any I took last week in Bristol docks.
I had nearly decided to send the X-T1 back and get a refund as there is a known problem with the processing of raw files from the X-T1 in ACR and Lightroom. Other raw converters make a much better job of the demosaicing apparently – hence the pictures look sharp. Adobe have been working on the problem for the last nine months!
Tomorrow I will do some further testing because up to now I have been very unimpressed with the sharpness of pictures.
Its very ironic that I can’t get a sharp picture when I want one, and that’s coming from somebody who say sharpness is highly over-rated.
Hopefully this firmware upgrade has done the trick.
To be continued …
(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2014