LR 4.1 RC2 vs Cpature One and Apeture for EM-5 RAW

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LR 4.1 RC2 vs Cpature One and Apeture for EM-5 RAW
May 24, 2012

LR 4.1 was the first RAW processing software available for the EM-5 and I was happy to get it. Until the others added the EM-5 conversion they couldn't be compared. I have always been a fan of LR as it is generally easy to use, intuitive and produces very good results, if not always the best results. I was doing testing between my X100 and the EM-5 looking at resolution and sharpness and I kept noticing a slightly grainy appearance in the EM-5 photos like noise. However, I was using ISO 200 shots taken in good light and the same thing was not visible in the JPGs. I added a little noise reduction to smooth it out and the images were still very good but it concerned me that I was seeing noise at ISO 200. Then C1 added the EM-5 support and low and behold the graininess was gone with no noise reduction. Now Aperture added support so I took a try in Aperture and like C1, super clean conversion. As a result I am beginning to think it is a LR 4.1 RC2 issue and not the camera. Anyone else notice the same thing? If so, any idea why? If it is a LR problem, I hope they fix it before they release the final product. I also noticed the RC version is substantially slower which I attribute to the beta code having debugging code embedded.

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