X20 - Chevrolet Impala

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Luc de Schepper
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X20 - Chevrolet Impala
Apr 10, 2013

Three images from a recent session at a classic car showroom.

X20, film simulation standard, high -1, shadow 0, sharpening 0, noise -2

Images processed from Jpeg, with Lightroom.

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In reply to Luc de Schepper, Apr 10, 2013

Nice to see that the blue skies were properly captured in an otherwise strong backlight. Are you sure this was taken in JPEG? ;-p

Liz.

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In reply to Luc de Schepper, Apr 10, 2013

Gorgeous car. A 1960, by the way.

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In reply to Midwest, Apr 10, 2013

When Ametican cars ruled.  Great shots, you really have mastered your X20

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In reply to Luc de Schepper, Apr 11, 2013

That interior shot with the seat fabric is quite convincing. I would like to pixel peep on that one.

Love the car (although just past the peak of appealing US car design - the 50s were better IMHO).

It must have been quite a challenge driving an aircraft carrier down the road ...

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timo wrote:

That interior shot with the seat fabric is quite convincing. I would like to pixel peep on that one.

Love the car (although just past the peak of appealing US car design - the 50s were better IMHO).

The '60 Chevy was a toned-down version of the '59, actually. In '61 American cars really turned the corner to the straighter, smoother lines.

It must have been quite a challenge driving an aircraft carrier down the road ...

It's a full sized car but nowhere near as big as some. The '60 Impala convertible was 210 inches and 3625 pounds. My folks had a '60 Lincoln Continental Mark V - it was a foot and a half longer (227 inches) and 1500 pounds heavier (5000+). Now that was an aircraft carrier!

The Chevy convertible is a much better looking car though, probably a dream to drive.

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It's nice to say that nice pictures are nice.

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In reply to Nukunukoo, Apr 11, 2013

Nukunukoo wrote:

Nice to see that the blue skies were properly captured in an otherwise strong backlight. Are you sure this was taken in JPEG? ;-p

Liz.

Hi Liz, yes it's a Jpeg. I understand your question, I was also pleasantly surprised how well the X20 coped with this high contrast scene. On this image I exposed with -1/3 EV and used fill flash to balance the lighting, that helps

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In reply to timo, Apr 11, 2013

timo wrote:

That interior shot with the seat fabric is quite convincing. I would like to pixel peep on that one.

Love the car (although just past the peak of appealing US car design - the 50s were better IMHO).

It must have been quite a challenge driving an aircraft carrier down the road ...

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I must respectfully disagree.  You seem to forget that in the 60s we saw the Mustang, Camaro, Firebird and others that became icons.  I believe that the American car industry peaked through the mid to late 1960s.

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In reply to Nukunukoo, Apr 11, 2013

Nukunukoo wrote:

Nice to see that the blue skies were properly captured in an otherwise strong backlight. Are you sure this was taken in JPEG? ;-p

Liz.

I'm finding the DR on the X20 to be better than expected, myself.  The skies are typically not blown out in high contrast shots.  As as result, I am leaving the DR at the default setting of 100.

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