For this post I’m asking a simple question… and I’m asking it of MYSELF, for your mileage may differ….
The X-Pro2 offers a new black and white film simulation: Acros.
Much was written about this look when the X-Pro2 first landed.
It was pretty much universally praised…
Can it really be that in this day and age of RAW and RAW convertors and books, articles, and videos about post processing that a camera can really deliver images that we’re PERSONALLY happy with Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC)?
Is this really a new way of working?
Let’s dive in and see some SOOC examples!
So MY answer to MY question?
SOOC Acros is superb, occasionally I’ve given it a tweak in post, but literally that – a tweak.
For me the answer is an emphatic ‘yes’ – Acros is a new way for ME (your mileage may vary)
I’ve always personally found it a little trickier to get the monochrome look (than I do with colour processing) that I want from my RAW shots, and Acros has definitely made this process a lot easier for me.