- Nov 29, 2017
I love Velvia for landscapes/nature/sunsets/sunrises...there's a surreal, otherworldly-ness to these scens with Velvia. Provia is default do everything. Classic Chrome is great for a contrasty vintage look, I use this and Acros Red judiciously in street scenes. High contrast. For portraits Astia and Acros Green. Low contrast. Piggybacking on Menelaus' comment to tie into your question, I always use -2 for the highlight value while shooting in daylight, plus try to properly expose while taking the shot. Films simulations are one of the main reasons to go Fuji and I use them all the time for the daylight and well lit environments. I use the RAW for low light and night shots, which will allow a lot more exposure control and sharpness control in software, it'll bring out a lot of info that isn't seemingly there from the darkness.Great thanks for the tips! Little overwhelming diving into the Fuji system from Canon but really enjoying the camera so far!
Any recommendations on the Film Simulation modes? I usually just shoot RAW on Canon but I'm intrigued...
For lenses I'm just starting out with the 18-55mm but looking to pick up a prime soon - any suggestions for a nice compliment to the kit lens?
A complement to the kit lens would be the one of the 16mm primes based on budget and use case. I do street. I personally just use the 23mm f/2 for now, which is wonderful but it won't add much besides 1 stop of light and sharpness versus the kit lens. The kit lens itself is very good. If you do portrait then the 56mm f/1.2 is a no brainer.