Who is at fault for the waxy skin tones? Locked

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John Carson
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Re: Who is at fault for the waxy skin tones?
In reply to Les Lammers, 8 months ago

Les Lammers wrote:

This was answered in another thread. Fuji did it because the Asian market prefers it. They are aware that is an issue elsewhere. We all see things differently.

There are some logical leaps being made here. What was actually said in the interview was this:

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Do your customers in different countries ask for different things?

Yes. For example in asian counties we have more female customers, certainly in Japan, and they tend to take different pictures - more dreamlike, softer focus, lower contrast. That’s something that some western photographers don’t really understand. Asian customers also seem more keen on social networking and sharing their pictures.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5988185050/fujifilm-interview-the-only-way-is-to-keep-innovating

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Observe first that he is answering a question about what people ask for. He says NOTHING about what has been implemented.

Second, note that what is actually being discussed (complained about) in these threads is noise reduction at high ISO. On the other hand, the cameras give very detailed rendering of skin at low ISO.

If the aim is to produce "more dreamlike, softer focus, lower contrast" images, then why is this only happening at high ISO?

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