Chromatic aberation on with xpro1 + 50mm?

Discussion in 'Site Information' started by winginkris, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. winginkris

    winginkris SC Veteran

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    Maybe I'm being too picky, but for the money Fuji's getting for the xPro1 and lenses do any of you think this is too much CA, even if it is CA. I found this as I was admiring how much detail the camera/lens combo was producing even when heavily cropped. Maybe it's just the extreme reflection of the sun, but I'm just curious if this is a problem that should be addressed, or if it's a normal occurrence and nothing to worry about. I've been too busy with work(a good thing) to get much shooting time in so I have only a very small sample of photos from the camera. Anyhow, if any you have any input on this I'd appreciate it, thanks, Kris:confused:
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  2. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 15, 2010
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    to me it looks like you have a unique situation of super overexposed chrome pieces, do not think it should show up to often, secondly to me $500 to 600 is not very extreme pricing for any quality lens
     
  3. winginkris

    winginkris SC Veteran

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    Dec 15, 2011
    Thanks Bob, appreciate your input. You're right, the Fuji lenses are really a bargain when compared to so many others I see out there. I think it was the initial sticker shock that hit me as I ordered the camera and all three lenses at once(with a few accessories). With my DSLR I purchased things one at time so the outlay didn't FEEL as painful! I sold off all of my DSLR gear and even after my Fuji xPro1+lenses purchase+the x100, I'm still ahead of the game and I'm getting better image quality.
    By the way, your photos from Carmel are beautiful!
     
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    What is the purple fringing like if you stop it down a little? This image was shot wide-open at f/1.4 after all.

    The lens prices do seem quite reasonable for the XP1,
     
  5. winginkris

    winginkris SC Veteran

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    I tried stopping it down in post processing and it does help some. And yes, at 1.4 in open daylight I should expect issues like this. And yes, as I corrected myself above, the lenses are a bargain by comparison.
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    Maybe there will be a quick fix once XP1 files are supported by LR.
     
  7. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    I'm not sure what you mean by stopping it down in processing. Do you mean removing the fringing?

    A lot of fast aperture lenses will display purple fringing when shot wide-open but shooting them at f/2 or smaller removes most of the problem. The new Panasonic Leica 25/1.4 for Micro 4/3 behaves in the same way.
     
  8. winginkris

    winginkris SC Veteran

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    Dec 15, 2011
    I use Aperture, and what I meant to say is that I reduced the exposure in post processing. I tried to remove the fringing using the chromatic aberation sliders, however, they did little. This isn't a major problem, it was simply a question as to whether or not it could be a problem and think you answered my question, that shooting wide open most likely caused the problem. This camera is just a few days old and I've never shot with a lens this fast, so it takes a little getting used to, especially for me! I was shooting wide open trying to blur the background as much as possible.

    Thanks for your help with this, Nic!