Lightroom or Capture One for processing Fujifilm GFX images

Lightroom or Capture One for processing Fujifilm GFX images

Lightroom or Capture One for processing Fujifilm GFX images 1024 768 Jason Friend Photography

Earlier this week, Capture One 11 was updated with new support for the Fujifilm GFX 50S. Having used Capture One exclusively for the processing of my Fujifilm X cameras for the last few months, I was keen to see how it performed on the GFX files. It is early days and this is definitely not a review but I thought it may be interesting to share a couple of examples.

The shot below was captured at f26 on my GFX. This is well into diffraction territory but Capture One offers diffraction correction which I wanted to try out simply because I often shoot my GFX at small apertures to maximise my depth of field for landscapes. Apart from that I spent a couple of minutes processing the image. With all of the following comparison shots, the Capture One processed shot is on the left-hand side and the Lightroom shot is on the right.

Zooming into the lighthouse on the pier, it is fair to say that the diffraction correction has made quite a difference.

And again the screenshot below demonstrates the difference in detail between Capture One and Lightroom processed shots.

The following shot from New Zealand again demonstrates the difference in detail and clarity between the two processors. The initial image is the Capture One processed shot.

Again the Capture One shot is on the left.

There is a huge difference with this comparison shot!

Just look at the difference in the details!

One thing that I did notice when comparing these shots is that there is a difference in the pixel dimensions between the Lightroom and Capture One shots. The Lightroom shots are 8256 x 6192 and the final Capture One shots 8030 X 6022 – A difference of nearly 3MP. I am not sure why this is happening and could perhaps explain some of the difference in the image quality. As I said at the start of the post, these are early days for processing the GFX with Capture One but so far the results are encouraging.

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