Fuji X-E2 image problems

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virgil1612
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Re: Fuji X-E2 image problems
In reply to forpetessake, 8 months ago

forpetessake 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've tested the X-A1 and it also has extremely aggressive NR. It turns people faces into wax figures. It's also visible at all ISOs, though the high ISO are not surprisingly much worse. I don't remember seeing anything as ugly in my previous X-E1, so it's probably a new processing Fuji put in the new cameras.

Thank you forpetessake. This is what I wanted to know. So, for me, it's bye bye X-A1. I started by comparing lab shots and at one point I thought I had found the free lunch... "Look, the same NR quality as the 1DX!" What a fool I was. No free lunch of course... Hell, my small LX7 produces beautiful, real, true to life skin textures at low-ISO. I just wanted a bigger sensor for better high-ISO.

Is it, bye-bye Fuji, for me? I don't know yet, I'll just check how this issue evolves, and what are the conclusions for other Fuji cameras...

I learned a lot from this thread, thank you OP and all who contributed.

Virgil.

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