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  1. I have tested the X-Transformer today and was really happy with the results because the image sharpness was much better compared to my usual standard LR conversion. After sharpening the standard LR converted file with my sharpening workflow in LR, though, both files nearly looked the same. I am using the newest version of LR CC. I sharpened the file with 30 (Amount) /1,1 (Radius) /86 (Details) in LR. The pictures were made with the X-T2 and the 100-400 with 1,4x teleconverter I have attached three files. 1. The one with standard LR import and without sharpening; 2. The one with standard LR import and sharpening; 3. The X-Transformer file Did you make similar experiences with sharpened LR files in comparison to X-Transformer files? I am asking myself which advantages I get from X-Transformer, if the sharpened files in LR look the same like the X-Transformer files. Or is my example just a coincidence or a bad example for the advantages of X-Transformer? And am I getting it right, that the X-Transformer files should not be sharpened in LR? I tried it, but the file looked over-sharpened nearly immediately after increasing the amount.
  2. I wanted the sharpness to be directly on the eye. The problem with manual focus and focus peaking was the very small amount of light which makes focus peaking difficult in my opinion. But to answer most of the questions, I have done some new shots. All shots were done with a tripod. The ones with the 85mm had to be done a little bit farer away due to the minimal focus distance Fuji The shot with -1 is the raw file with focus peaking (I have done one with autofocus as well, but it less sharp. Due to the higher amount of light, focus peaking was easy) with LR 5.6 as raw-converter (unsharpened) and at f1.2 The shot with -2 is the same picture with incamera jpg at f1.2 Canon The shot with -3 is the same shot with the Canon 85mm 1.8 at f1.8 Fuji The shot with -4 is the raw file with focus peaking with LR 5.6 as raw-converter (unsharpened) and at f1.2 The shot with -5 is the same picture with incamera jpg at f1.2 Canon The shot with -6 is the same shot with the Canon 85mm 1.8 at f1.8 These shots clearly show that you were right: The Fuji is nearly as sharp as the Canon and the incamera jpg shows that the software clearly is a problem. Maybe I will try the Capture One trial this weekend. Hopefully I will be more successful with my next portrait but it is good to know that the problem is not the lens but the photographer What do you think? Do you think the same?
  3. First of all, thank you for your ideas and recommandations. Although all shots were done from a sturdy tripod with manual focus (both) zoom (both) and focus peaking (Fuji) to focus the eye, I can't rule out the possibility that a) my model moved (this is the reason for the different resolution, but shouldn't have influenced the sharpness because I used a flash to light the model) and that my Focus was perfect. That's why I will do some shots of static things this week and post the crops here
  4. Thank you very much for your ideas. I have tried the in-camera conversion with standard sharpness. The image is attached (ending with -5). Furthermore, I have done a quick sharpening with Lightroom on one of the images in my first post. It is attached as well (ending with -4). In my opinion the raw conversion in-camera has done a very nice job and the picture is way sharper and comparably sharp to the canon image (although still not that sharp). The sharpening in Lightroom was okay as well, but not that nice like the in-camera conversion. On the one hand it's good to know that the problem seems to be mostly a software one, although its bad for me because I truly don't want to switch Lightroom for any other raw converter What I still would like to know: Does somebody here have the 56mm non-APD version and can confirm or decline that the sharpness in my pictures is typical for a lightroom conversion of a Fuji Raw done with the 56mm 1.2? Or would you say that apart from the software issues described above, the lens could be part of the sharpness problem as well?
  5. Hello Fuji-X-Shooters, I have bought the Fuji 56mm some days ago and I must say that I'm disappointed with the sharpness wide open. I have read numerous reviews and most of them praise the great sharpness, especially wide open. Since the sharpness of my test-images lack the sharpness I have seen in the image samples in all reviews, I have lent me another 56mm to see if the lack of sharpness is due to production variation. Unfortunately, they differ in sharpness, but just ever so slightly that this variation can't be the difference. To be sure about the sharpness, I have conducted another test yesterday. Before swapping to Fuji mostly, I had Canon equipment and still have my 6D with the 85mm 1.8 (which isn't famous for extreme sharpness wide open). I have made comparable shots with both setups (X-T1 + 56mm 1.2 and 6D + 85mm 1.8), cropped them to 100% and attached them to this post. I would like to know: (1) Is this the (lack of) sharpness I can expect from the the 56mm 1.2 concerning your experience? If so, why do all the reviews tell me it is extremely sharp wide open? (2) Or did I accidentally get two crappy lenses, which I think is possible, but unlikely. (3) My last guess is, that the lack of sharpness is due to my postprocessing. I used Adobe Lightroom 5.7 to convert the RAW-Files into DNGs, both with the Canon and the Fuji. I have heard of the problems with sharpness due to the bad RAW conversion of Lightroom, but didn't expect it to be that bad. What do you think? I have attached three files. The two ending with -1 and -2 are crops of the eyes of the Fuji image done with the sharper of the two 56mm. The one ending with -3 (the sharp one ) is from the Canon.
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