Fuji X-E2 image problems

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Re: Fuji X-E2 image problems
In reply to bigpigbig, 8 months ago

bigpigbig wrote:

virgil1612 wrote:

Daniel Lauring wrote:

Did a little more research.

1. Purple artifacts is either poor RAW processor or problem with your specific camera. Try the included processor and see it that eliminates the problem.

2. Skin smoothing is a "feature" of Fuji cameras and probably one reason they are so loved by portrait and wedding photographers because of their "kindness."

Fuji's "Skin Smoothing Function."

Some people like it, some people, do not.

Fuji "ugly" noise reduction (Rachel Ruffer)

The skin smoothing isn't adjustable but is only applied to jpegs. If you fall in the hate category, and you don't mind the workflow of RAW, you can process the shots yourself. Of course, at this time you would not do that with the LR RAW processor because it apparently has color issues.

Excuse me, I cannot pass lightly over this... Can you confirm from your own experience that this (Rachel Ruffer's blog) is what Fuji does to human face jpegs at minimal noise reduction? If so, it's just ... dissapointing... I was really prepared to buy the small X-A1... , specifically to shoot jpegs... people photos...

I am not discounting the over smoothing of the JPGs at high ISO, but when people post photos and label them as RAW and talk about the differences between RAW and JPG, it just shows their ignorance. A RAW file is NOT an image. It is just data. Software is required to interpret the data. The woman in the linked blog has used software (Lightroom, ACR, Aperture, Silkypix, etc.) to convert the RAW into a JPG for her blog. She just doesn't understand that. RAW conversion has become so transparent that people think they are looking at a RAW file. What she is comparing is in camera JPG vs externally created JPG.

When people compare a JPEG to a RAW file online, as in this case, it's generally accepted by most that the RAW is opened and saved as a JPEG without any user modifications. This gives a good basic comparison to the OOC JPEG results (which are also assumed to have not been manipulated) an the OOC RAW.
If you read the accompanying article, this should be pretty obvious.
Of course RAW doesn't always mean 'raw' in strict terms as manufactures manipulate the raw data in different ways, and it's long been said Fuji apply NR to theirs. But that's for another topic.

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