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First time with the WCL-X100 II

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Robmas4229, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Robmas4229

    Robmas4229 Premium Member

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    Since I was destined to not be able to obtain a decent XF18, I decided to try a WCL for my X100F. This is my first shot with it. Nothing special, just from the back yard. Used a CPL and only raised the shadows in PS Express. I think this might be a workable solution.

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    Nice capture. Peaceful backyard. Lucky!
    Yes, together, 100F & WCL-II is a beautiful combo.

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    This is hopefully going to be my base travel kit for work trips. The F (35mm eq), the WCL (28mm eq) and I can use the 50 and 70mm (eq) digital tele-converter if I need it. For personal vacations and holidays I will likely pair this with an ICL body and a couple of lenses.
     
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    Most definitely. As I get older & older (I'm already too old), I'd like to enjoy vacations by not lugging heavy equipments around.
    X100F is very capable and of course a joy to use.
     
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    I'm 36, married with four kids I finally figured out in the last few years that I have a lot more fun when we go out as a family if I only take my original X100. No swapping different lenses, messing around with zooms trying to get the perfect framing, etc. and it's a nice size, small enough without being hard to hold onto. Given how much I enjoy the X100, I can only imagine that the X100F must be darn near perfection.
     
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    Am I the only one to think the OP shot looks very dark ?
     
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    You are correct. It is underexposed. Pretty easy to fix from the RAW file.

    Getting a good exposure and not losing the sky can be challenging, but it looks like there was space in this exposure.

    It looks like a nice image.
     
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    I'd be happy with that back yard even the underexposed version. :D
     
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    Nope. The OP'er thinks so too. I lightened (exposure, shadows) it up before uploading it but this is how it appears on the site. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
     
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    Hmmm. Something is not right. You are sure you uploaded the adjusted-and-saved-version, and not the original? I don't think a color profile mis-match would throw off the exposure this much. If you monitor is adjusted too bright while editing, that can result in dark images - but then you are using the same monitor to view the Forum, right? And when you view the Forum, the other photos look OK, but yours looks underexposed ?

    "PS Express" is some kind of phone or tablet App, right? When you are done editing do you "Save" or "Export" before uploading to the Forum?
     
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    OMG, you’re right! I uploaded the wrong image! Here’s the edited one. I am an idiot.

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    Yes, lately I’ve been using my iPad (with the recently downloaded photoshop express app) to edit and upload photos, and usually what I use to access the forum.
     
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