Kodak T-Max 400 recipe and image write delay? This recipe produces some great photos and behaves much like the film version. I have noticed something though. It appears that there is a write delay when shooting with this recipe. I have the X100V. Has anyone reported the same? Thank you for the film recipes and this site!
Have you ever tried to recreate JPEG conversions of other Camera manufacturers?I am trying to simulate the look of not a film but the default JPEG Conversion of my old Canon DSLR. The Image it produced, especially for protraits, is a look i am really missing on my Fuji. I think the Kodak Gold comes quite close but not exactly. All my tries to get that look failed really miserable. Would you be interested to try your amazing hand at this? I could provide some sample images (in RAW & JPEG) to show the look I am aiming for.
I am purchasing XT100 for just film simulations but after reading up I am under the impression that simulations are very much restricted on that model. How much difference can it make when purchasing only for the simulations?
The Fujifilm X-E4 is a compact rangefinder-style interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with an APS-C image sensor. As far as X mount cameras go, the X-E4 is particularly small. This comes with a handful of compromises in terms of controls, but the overall usability remains high. Despite its small stature, the X-E4 is a very capable photographic tool. It captures high-quality images and delivers impressive all-around performance.
The Fujifilm X-E4 is a great-looking, retro-inspired camera. It is stylish. However, the awesome look does come at some cost as the ergonomics aren't fantastic out of the box. The flat front and back of the camera look good but aren't very comfortable, especially when using a heavier lens. Fortunately, there are optional accessories available, including a front grip attachment and an optional thumb rest. I didn't have access to these for my hands-on time with the X-E4, but I expect they make a positive impact.
The X-E4 captures sharp images, especially when you process the camera's RAW files. JPEG images straight from the camera look good too, both in terms of detail and colors. Speaking of colors, one of the best aspects of Fujifilm cameras is their excellent Film Simulations. In the case of the X-E4, there are 18 Film Simulations to choose from, including a variety of monochromatic options. ACROS is a personal favorite of mine, and you'll see many examples of that Film Simulation in this Field Test and our X-E4 Gallery.
The X-E4 is available as a body-only option and in a kit with Fujifilm's new XF 27mm f/2.8 R WR lens. The lens is a great pairing with the X-E4 due to its compact form factor and useful 41mm-equivalent focal length.
The Fujifilm X-E4 is a good camera. It's compact, lightweight and stylish. The minimalist design does include drawbacks in terms of usability. The camera is easy to use in most cases, although the lack of physical controls can slow you down in some situations.
The X-E4 is a capable photographic tool. Its image quality is impressive, and you can do a lot with the camera's RAW image files. Further, Fujifilm's Film Simulations are excellent, making it easy to get great-looking shots in-camera.
Much like how the X-T4 answered the call for, essentially, a "Fuji X-T3 with in-body image stabilization," the just-announced Fujifilm X-E4 is, more or less, an interchangeable lens version of the Fuji X100V. For those looking for a stealthy, low-profile and compact APS-C camera but with more flexibility and versatility than the fixed-lens X100V, the new X-E4 could be the answer.
As with the rest of Fujifilm's recent camera models, the new X-E4 adopts the same overall imaging pipeline: a 26MP X-Trans sensor and latest-generation image processor -- a pleasing and expected upgrade over the X-E3's older 24MP sensor and X Processor Pro chip. Additionally, the X-E4 now comes at a more affordable price than what the X-E3 did upon its debut, retailing for $849.95 body-only compared to $900 for the X-E3.
As you can see from the images, the new Fuji X-E4 bears a striking resemblance to the X100V fixed-lens camera, except, of course, the X-E4 allows for interchangeable lenses. The Fuji X-E4 combines excellent portability and a lightweight design with the versatility of an interchangeable lens camera. Much like the X100V, the X-E4's design has evolved to a more angular and sleeker look with "sharper" edges; a design that feels both modern yet classically retro -- as is characteristic of many of Fujifilm's X Series cameras, particularly those with a two-tone silver and black design.
Looking closer at the camera's design, the new X-E4 is much flatter and sleeker than both the predecessor and the current X100V. The X-E4 is essentially flat across the front and rear, with no grip or thumb rest built into the camera itself. There is a textured, leather-like coating covering nearly the entire front, sides and rear surface of the camera to provide some grip. The sleek, block-like shape ensures that the camera can be as compact and as portable as possible. For those who want a bit more grip, particularly when using longer or heavier lenses, Fujifilm does offer both a screw-on baseplate grip (MHG-XE4) and a thumb-rest add-on that slots into the hot shoe (TR-XE4).
In terms of buttons and controls, the X-E4 is a bit more sparse than its predecessor, doing away with the rear thumb dial, and providing only a single front-facing control dial. Fuji's also done away with a dedicated "Auto" switch on the top of the camera -- which previously let the user flip the camera into a highly automatic "Advanced SR Auto" mode. Instead, Fujifilm has added a "P" (Program Auto) setting onto the primary shutter speed dial on the top deck of the camera.
Speaking of battery, the X-E4 uses the same NP-W126S lithium-ion battery, which is the same battery pack used by its predecessor, the X100V and several other Fujifilm X Series models. According to Fujifilm specs, the X-E4 is CIPA-rated for 380 shots per charge.
The most significant upgrade for the X-E4 is the move to Fujifilm's latest-generation imaging pipeline, one shared across many different X Series models. Like the X100V, X-S10, X-T4 and others, the new X-E4 now sports a higher-resolution 26.1-megapixel backside-illuminated X-Trans CMOS IV sensor paired to a faster, quad-core X Processor 4 imaging processor. The X-E4 offers a native ISO range of 160-12,800, with an expandable low ISO of 80 and extended high ISO settings up to ISO 51,200.
Like other Fujifilm X cameras, the X-S10 can capture images in both RAW (uncompressed, losslessly compressed or compressed) and JPEG, and as expected, features the full array of Film Simulations offerings, including the latest ETERNA Bleach Bypass film simulation. In total, the X-E4 offers 18 different Film Simulation presets. The Film Simulations go beyond just standard "images filters," however. (We did a thorough deep dive into how they work here). Fuji's Film Sims let you easily customize the look and feel of your images all within the camera without the need to post-process images (if you don't want to).
The camera features a hybrid phase-detection-based autofocus system with 2.16 million phase detection pixels that cover nearly the entire sensor area and allow for up to 425 user-selectable AF points. According to Fujifilm, the X-E4's AF system is capable of grabbing focus in about 0.02 seconds and can operate in low-light conditions down to -7EVs. The camera also features high-precision Tracking AF functionality as well as both Face and Eye-Detection AF.
The Fujifilm X-E4 is set to go on sale in March with an estimated retail price of $849.95 body-only. The X-E4 will be sold in both an all-black color as well as a two-toned silver and black design. There will also be a kit configuration available, paired with the redesigned XF 27mm f/2.8 R WR lens, which will retail for $1049.95. 2b1af7f3a8