How The Fuji X100s Handles Reds

Another shot from a Fuji sensor, but this time from the X100s, and older sensor that still produces nice colours. I have had this camera for so long that I cannot recall exactly when I bought it. I don’t keep the RAW file of every shot I take, but the EXIF data of the earliest shot in the folder is dated July 2014. So I have had it for at least seven years.

Here’s how it handles reds (this is from 2016)


This shot is from the woods at the Wimpole Estate near Cambridge

Default raw image conversion of a nature scene to show accuracy of greens


Which camera makes the most accurate or pleasing images of nature with lots of greens in them. I used to think that Nikon did a better job that Fuji, but on the evidence of this shot I am not so sure. The image processors (Photoshop, Capture One, etc.) are improving all the time, so what was true yesterday might not be true today.

The first version is the default RAW image processed in Adobe Photoshop. The second image is the default JPEG version that the camera produced. I think there is a bit more yellow in the JPEG and a bit more blue in the converted RAW version. What do you see?

False Acacia – Robinia Pseudoacacia

robinia pseudoacacia

You might know it is the black locust tree, but here in the UK it is the false Acacia because it looks like an acacia, but lacks the thorns. The leaves are very different from anything else growing here, with bright yellow-green leaves. Everything else is green-green.

This Robinia pseudoacacia is in the park just 150 yards from where we live, and because it is young, the racemes are hanging down low so I could get a good look at them. I also saw a pod from last year’s growth, which together with the flowers says that this is in the pea family.

The Robinia pseudoacacia was introduced to Britain from the New World in the 1600s, and this being a university town, and the parks originally belonging to the Colleges, I wonder who planted the bigger trees? I will have to take a look at the big specimens to see their girth, which will tell me how old they are.

robinia pseudoacacia cloesup showing the racemes
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