December 28th, 2012, 11:33 PM
Two More X10 conversions from BW Effects
I stumbled across this program looking for a cheaper alternative to Silver Efex, which I know is good, but which after my recent gear acquisition indulgences, I cannot afford. This seems like a pretty decent program, although I've just begun to explore it. Although I printed on Ilford's later, silver deprived version of Galerie, with the brighter and whiter base, my ideal paper has always been the older Galerie with the creamy base, selenium toned for permanence and d-max. Using the silver and paper color sliders on this software, I might just yet get to match it.
December 29th, 2012, 12:58 AM
Of course JPEG is pretty great as well...
The Unenthused by dixeyk, on Flickr
handheld @ 1/18th
December 29th, 2012, 01:04 AM
Yes, jpeg is great, but your puppy is even greater. Great shot of a venerable pooch.
The jpegs out of this camera are sublime. I would not hesitate in a situation where I had no time to worry about settings to put it on EXR auto and use exposure compensation for any tweaks. The things I shot that way surprised me by their consistent high quality.
Last edited by Lawrence A.; December 29th, 2012 at 10:00 AM.
December 29th, 2012, 01:27 AM
Yep...I'm finding both JPEG and RAW are equally useful. I have to play with EXR next.
Originally Posted by Lawrence A.
Sweater by dixeyk, on Flickr
December 29th, 2012, 10:44 PM
The X10 and B&W Effects
I set out to compare the X-10 to the E-P2 with the original 14-42mm kit lens, much maligned now but considered pretty good when it came out. I did not get anything decent that I could post as samples. Jpeg to jpeg they seem close, and I could not get a reasonable raw conversion from the X10 on the file I wanted to use. So -- no conclusive results on that score.
I did get an image I liked outside one of the Goodwill stores where I was shopping for records (like in vinyl LP 33 1/3 rpm records). The black and white conversion was done in Topaz B&W Effects and then tweaked in Photoshop.
Last edited by Lawrence A.; December 29th, 2012 at 11:11 PM.
December 30th, 2012, 01:59 AM
Cirque by dixeyk, on Flickr
December 30th, 2012, 10:38 AM
December 30th, 2012, 10:56 AM
Great work here all. Keep posting them....sooner or later someone will break down and buy mine in the classifieds.
December 30th, 2012, 11:32 AM
I've been drooling over it, Luke, but would have to sell my D70 first:-)
December 30th, 2012, 12:28 PM
That's a great price Luke.
I updated the firmware in my son's x10 over the weekend and had a chance to shoot with it a bit.
Fun camera and great images.
Also very tempted.
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