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  1. Hi, Thank you so much for your reply. At the moment, I have the Capture One Express free version. I tried it yesterday with some Fuji RAW files and they definitely look much better initially than they do in LR. They did take a long time to load though and I didn't have that many images so not sure why that was. 🤔 I also struggled with exporting them to JPEG as the file sizes were absolutely massive. I had to read an article on how to adjust the sizing and then try exporting them again. I didn't mind the interface of Capture One but prefer LR, maybe it's because I'm more used to it. I was only using the free version of Capture One. I did check out my Fuji RAW files in LR and if you zoom in to the detailed areas the 'worms' are so horrible and the file didn't look as good. I have watched a video on YouTube explaining how to adjust the sharpening in LR and the results looked good, but the image used was a portrait shot. I'm not sure if the same technique applies to other photos, like landscape, for example. I haven't tried it out yet but will give it a go and see if it helps. So far I'm still torn between sticking with LR or moving to Capture One. LR seems better value for money as you get the whole Creative Cloud for £9.99 a month and it includes apps for your phone or iPad. As far as I'm aware the subscription version of Capture One for Fuji is the same price. Buying the full version may be more cost effective in the long run but it depends how much upgrades cost and how frequent/necessary they are. Thanks again for your help.
  2. Thanks for the tip 🙂 My plan was to shoot only in RAW but if I can’t zoom in enough I’ll try RAW and JPEG. I might need to get a bigger memory card!
  3. Interesting. I already use LR so if the Fuji RAW files look ok I’ll just stick with it. I think in areas of high detail there can be a lot of artefacts and ‘worms’ which don’t look very nice. I’m not sure how easy it is to sort that out in LR, especially as I’m very amateur. Apparently it’s due to the Fuji sensor and LR doesn’t process it so well. I’m getting my camera next week so will see what I think Really excited to get out photographing with it. I’ve watched YouTube videos about the focusing and it looks really good. Maybe for once my photos will be in focus 😂 Do you always use the EVF, screen or a mix of both? On my Canon I mostly use the viewfinder but that’s mainly to save battery.
  4. I haven’t heard of that, interesting. I use Lightroom very tentatively and only do the basics. I have heard that it doesn’t handle Fuji RAW files so well but I’m going to see what they’re like before I think about switching to a different program. I need to work on my photography, I’m very amateur and just do it as a hobby. I’m hoping that the Fuji system with the dials will make me think about each part and hopefully improve my skills.
  5. Nice to see someone else from Scotland on here. 🙂 I keep meaning to visit Dundee to check out the V&A, the building looks really cool. My XT30 is arriving next week and I’m so excited to try it out, I’ve never used mirrorless before. I’ve had an entry level Canon for a few years so this should be a big upgrade! If you have any tips please send them my way.
  6. Thank you, that’s interesting. I haven’t heard of Iridient before. From what I’ve seen it looks like you need to do a lot of faffing with sharpening in LR before you can get started with the editing you want to do. I only do basic editing on LR and the less faffing I have to do with pictures the better, hence considering Capture One. The downside is if I switched to Capture One Fuji then I’m not sure how I would open and edit my Canon raw files. 🤔 I don’t have that many and none are that great as I’m very amateur so it’s not a major concern. I’ll look into Iridient but it adds another step which could be avoided I think. I’d like to keep it as simple as possible.
  7. Hi, Thank you for your reply. Ive watched a quick video about how to use Capture One and it looks intuitive and user friendly. I think I’ll download their free version to see what I think first and can compare the files to ones opened in LR. Ive seen some videos where the raw files look horrible in LR and others where they look fine 🤷‍♀️ If I don’t use my Canon again I’d be more inclined to switch as I would probably get the Fuji version of Capture One for cost reasons. I’ll see how I get on, thanks again ☺️
  8. Hi all, I’m a very keen soon to be Fujifilm owner! I’ve had an entry level Canon DSLR for years but will be getting an XT30 next week 😀 I’ve always used Lightroom to edit my RAW files but have read that it doesn’t handle the Fuji RAW files very well and Capture One does a much better job. I’ve seen YouTube videos where the Fuji files look horrible in LR and it seems like a mission to get them looking decent, never mind doing the edits you want. I’m not great with LR but can do basic edits and don’t like to spend hours editing photos. I can’t afford to pay for both software packages so I’m looking for some advice as to what may be best. At the moment I’m keeping my Canon just as another option but if it turns out I never use it I’ll trade it in. I keep my RAW files stored on an external hard drive and they’re all organised into folders. In LR they’re organised into collections but I’m not sure if Capture One has this option? I have the LR app on my phone and iPad but don’t use it much. If anyone can offer some advice that would be great. Thank you 😊
  9. Thank you! I’ll definitely check it out when I get my camera. I’m really excited to try it. I have an entry level Canon DSLR at the moment. It’s ok but not great in low light and a bit slow for wildlife or anything fast moving. Hoping the XT30 will be a big upgrade for me. Love the portability of it. I’m hopefully going on a big trek next year and it will be ideal to take with me. I’ve seen reviews which say the small size is a negative but hopefully for me it’ll be a plus as I’m only little I’m very much an amateur photographer but enjoy it as a hobby. I also attend a local photography group which is great. I enjoy landscape and nature photography, wildlife, pretty much anything that isn’t people posing! Im from Aberdeenshire in Scotland.
  10. Hello 👋 I’m due to get an XT30 next week and very excited about it! It’s my first time using a mirrorless camera. Any tips are welcome.
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