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Fuji S5 & software

Discussion in 'Fujifilm Cameras' started by Carrie, May 31, 2007.

  1. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

    Anyone else using the new S5?

    Its a really great camera (IMHO) but the software supplied really sucks.

    Up till now I've been using aperture which hasn't yet added the S5 to its supported list of cameras which means I have little choice other than to use the fuji software to convert the raw files.

    Has anyone found anything better or how do you handle your workflow with it?
     
  2. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    DxO have just announced support, FWIW.
     
  3. bagpuss

    bagpuss Well-Known Member

    Phone Calumet and ask for the Fuji Hyper-Utility Software HS-V3; it's £79.99 inc. VAT. Much better workflow!
     
  4. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

    Thank for the suggestion, but after the cost of the camera an extra £80 turning up on the bank statement would take some explaining
     
  5. davidh

    davidh Well-Known Member

    Re: Fuji S5 & software

    If you go with Nick's suggestion, then its a free trial of 20 odd days for DxO; then you have to pay about £99 if you want to keep it...
     
  6. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Re: Fuji S5 & software

    Yup - it's not a cheap option, at least in the long run - however, (a) I think it's worth it, and (b) by then there may be some other free options...
     
  7. bagpuss

    bagpuss Well-Known Member

    Re: Fuji S5 & software

    The thing is it is a serious bit of kit and deserves quality software. Nikon users have to pay out for Capture NX, as the the software that came with the Nikon D70 was dire too.

    If you want to create top quality images with a digital camera, then you have to buy the right software. Just as when using film you have to buy the right/best paper, chemicals, good glass for the enlarger, convert a space into a darkroom OR send the film to a specialist printing place such as Peak rather than sending it to Tesco.

    You have bought yourself a great camera, but as I say, it is a serious pro piece of kit, and it isn't designed to enter the D40x market.
     
  8. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

    Having upgraded to the S5 from the D70 I would agree that the Nikon software was poor as well. I opted out of the Nikon route and went for Aperture, which I have been very happy with, however it can't read the Fuji raw files.

    Perhaps plan B is to use the Fuji software to covert to tiff (possibly an overnight batch conversion at the speed it works) then load into aperture and hope that it won't take long for aperture to add the S5 to its list of supported formats.
     

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