Fuji X-E2 image problems

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Daniel Lauring
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Re: Fuji X-E2 image problems
In reply to Randy Benter, 11 months ago

Randy Benter wrote:

The Skin Smoothing Function is NOT a feature of Fuji cameras. It is a feature of Fuji printers (part of their Digital Lab equipment). Skin smoothing in JPEGs is the result of aggressive NR. One can minimize the issue by setting NR to -2 or process raw for complete control.

Actually, I did some side by side pics, with the X100s (set to NR -2) and a Olympus E-M1 and you can definitely see the smoothing going on with the Fuji compared to the Oly pics.  Having said that I don't think it is a bad thing because most people prefer this look.  It is much more flattering, which even Rachel admits in her blog.  If you don't like it, and don't like to process raw I'd say the Fuji X-series might not be for you.  I still need to do a test comparison between the X-A1 and X-E1 to see if there are any sensor differences or if it's a pure processing thing.

I want to reiterate that this only appears to affect jpegs...not RAW.

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