Fuji cameras brought a unique niche to the photo industry with APS-C sensors and a beautiful X system. Anyone who has used the system knows how handy and attractive the cameras are.
However, from what our Editors have seen in our own experience and from images in the queue, you need to be careful how you process files. Every camera manufacturer has its own RAW format, and we've found that Fuji’s RAW is sensitive to sharpening and noise reduction.
If you use Lightroom or Capture One, try lowering the noise reduction and sharpening to a minimum. Increasing these two settings will give your file a watercolor effect where the texture looks soft on smaller details. We've also found that editing your files in Capture One leads to higher-quality results, especially in fine details like grass.
Examples in Lightroom
In Lightroom, when you look at 200% crop, you can see the difference in the details and image quality.
200% crop without sharpening and noise reduction
200% crop with sharpening and noise reduction
Examples in Capture one
We'e seen slightly better results in Capture One. Adding noise reduction doesn't appear to affect the file structure, and sharpening is less destructive and doesn't create the watercolour effect.
200% crop without sharpening in Capture one
200% crop with sharpening in Capture one
Capture One vs Lightroom with 0 Sharpening & 0 Noise Reduction
Lightroom with 0 sharpening 0 Nr
Capture One with 0 sharpening 0 nr