Why I am switching from Lightroom to Capture One

Why I am switching from Lightroom to Capture One

I have been a Adobe Photoshop Lightroom user since the first day I started photography. When I was still shooting with the Nikon cameras, I never gave it a thought about trying out other RAW editors. However, things changed for me after I switched to Fujifilm X series camera, specifically Fujifilm X-T2. The biggest problem with Lightroom is it simply can't handle sharpening Fujifilm's RAW files very well. Every time I had to bring the RAW files into Photoshop as a tiff file then apply sharpening there. I found this process is not very enjoyable. Eventually I decided to give Capture One a try. I downloaded the free trial version and purchased a license after the 30-day free trial. Now I have been using Capture One for more than six months, and finally I made the decision to entirely switch from Lightroom to Capture One, not only because it handles Fujifilm's RAW files better, but also because it provides more powerful tools that meet my needs. In this post, I am going to talk about the features that won me over to Capture One. Remember Capture One provides a 30-day free trial and at any point if you are interested to purchase the license, you can save 10% by using the voucher code AMBCAI.

Sharpen Fujifilm X-Trans Sensor RAW Files

Ever since I switched from Nikon to Fujifilm, I heard a lot of complains from people about sharpening Fujifilm X-Trans sensor RAW files, especially in Adobe Lightroom. I often saw people commented on my YouTube channel or other YouTube channels, saying they experienced wormy artifacts when sharpening in Lightroom. I have played with sharpening RAW files ever since I switched to Fujifilm X-T2. Today I am sharing my workaround of this problem.

Fujifilm X-T2 Auto Bracketing to Capture More Than Three Exposures

Fujifilm X-T2 Auto Bracketing to Capture More Than Three Exposures

The auto bracketing feature on Fujifilm X-T2 only allows to take three exposures. For my landscape photography work, I sometimes want five exposures with one stop between exposures. Only capturing three exposures at a time, Fujifilm X-T2's auto bracketing feature is not as easy to use as Nikon D750 that I was used to. But I found a workaround to capture six different exposures very quickly with Fujifilm X-T2's auto bracketing feature.

Wait for the Best Light

Wait for the Best Light

Sometimes one might need to re-visit the same place three or four times before he or she could get good light. This is a challenge for landscape photography that we can't control what the nature will bring us, but I think this is also the fun part for landscape photography that give us diverse experiences.