X20 Full-size ISO 400 images

Started Feb 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
2eyesee
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Re: X20 Full-size ISO 400 images
In reply to marike6, Feb 24, 2013

marike6 wrote:

2eyesee wrote:

I found links to a couple of full-size X20 images:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j085-XpcmC4/USW14P69THI/AAAAAAABawU/AAklZuD32E4/s0/

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-powkmJgI7tw/USW1sSks0mI/AAAAAAABawM/bZ3aAzb0jFI/s0/

Both are ISO 400, so it's pushing the sensor a bit more than the ISO 100-200 images I've seen.

These both look very nice, especially the first one where it looks sharp, but not digitally sharpened.

What I'm trying to say is natural looking images.

I've been downloading a lot of MX-1 JPEGs, and they are extremely sharp, but they look at bit over the top, with high sharpening noticeable at 100%. So with the MX-1, you have the impression sharpening of OOC JPEGs is high whereas with the X20 I'm feeling perhaps it's the missing OPLF and the lens creating the clean, sharp images like the two above.

At 100% we see some JPEG and NR artifacts, but at normal viewing size, they look terrific. Make sense?

I know what you are saying, but can't you just turn down sharpening in the jpg settings if it's over the top? Aren't you a RAW shooter anyway? Doesn't it then make it irrelevant what the jpg engine is doing if you're going to be 'developing' your own jpg's anyway?

I personally prefer what some might consider excessive sharpening, but I do sometimes fall into the trap when comparing images where I see a sharper image and my immediate reaction is that it is 'better'. Sharper images can appear to have more detail, but it's not 'real' detail (I'm still getting used to this idea!).

Thanks very much. Good job.

Thanks!

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