Is this a single shot or a collage? What sort of PP has it had?
RStyga: I was wondering how good the lossless JPEG or RAW file (from 645 Pro) would look.
The difference between camera App output and 645 Pro output, whether it's lossless JPG or semi-RAW, is very large.
zodiacfml: Dp merrills studio comparison tool please. :)
I second that.
RStyga: Very impressive shot but I feel that it has been heavily post-processed; half-photo half-graphics. I was there 1-2 months ago and this barely resembles it.
Indeed, you raised a very critical issue in contemporary photography. I do subscribe to the claim that post-processing is a valid and positive process in most photographs but I also believe that post-processing that fundamentally alters a photograph blurs the border between photography and other forms of visual-digital expression/art.
I meant what I said about your photo. It *is* impressive. But, in my opinion, it is not -actually- a photograph but a photograph-based image. I had a look in your small gallery, just now, and I can say the same for all your photos; they are all creating a very strong impression but most (not all of them, though) have that image-not-photo visual output. Not a bad thing, necessarily, just my comment. Best,
I was wondering how good the lossless JPEG or RAW file (from 645 Pro) would look.
My point was made, petermoons.
Very impressive shot but I feel that it has been heavily post-processed; half-photo half-graphics. I was there 1-2 months ago and this barely resembles it.
Very nice. What was the exposure time and aperture setting?
RStyga: It cannot compete IQ-wise with the other DSLM manufacturers so is this what the marketing dept has come up with to save the day? Oh, well, some people will even call it "pioneering"...
As I said, the marketing dept...
It cannot compete IQ-wise with the other DSLM manufacturers so is this what the marketing dept has come up with to save the day? Oh, well, some people will even call it "pioneering"...
I hope that DPR will include older cameras that are no longer in production. It is very important to be able to compare with older cameras. Last, PLEASE include Foveon-based and the Pentax 645D cameras!!!
RStyga: Thank you, Fujifilm! WHEN you develop the right RAW S/W for your X-Trans technology there will be no need for conventional sensors in your cameras. Good move.
I'm afraid this is a discussion forum, so rhetoric is in order. Especially a founded one. Yes, RAW support is available now as you stated; however, it is not exactly up to par with the RAW support available for CFA-sensors; hopefully it's getting there. Unlike, for example, Foveon X3, X-Trans needs elaborate demosaicing algorithms, something that only relatively recently 3rd party S/W developers have come to commit to, and only given that, now, Fujifilm's camera series is large/significant enough to make a dent as a the market share. As for Fujifilm's own RAW support efforts... could have been better. And more timely.
CollBaxter: The Bayer sensor will also make this easier to integrate this camera in 3rd party software like LR and others. Also maybe out source the sensor.
Fujifilm had not resolved this in its own S/W; how do we expect 3rd party developers to do so?
Yes, the shockingly bad conversion issue has been significantly improved, but not resolved.
Thank you, Fujifilm! WHEN you develop the right RAW S/W for your X-Trans technology there will be no need for conventional sensors in your cameras. Good move.
He looks just a tad less attractive than Seven of Nine... :-)
Can it be just near anything wet (say, after rain on the ground)?
RStyga: Leica's fluff...
Both, I have never used an insanely expensive Leica lens and indeed do have poor eyesight but I'm not sure you really appreciate and realise the difference in cost between a Leica and a Pentax 645 lens. I insist that in the field the difference in IQ does not account for the price difference; at all.
RStyga: I wonder who's going to break the m4/3 16MP barrier first... It seems a struggle every time a resolution upgrade is expected on (m)4/3 systems.
I do not subscribe to the masochist's show-off argument that a photographer needs to be struggling to get his/her camera to shoot what he/she aims for. It's nonsense. As for the art industry and how they ascribe value and -especially- prices on 'art', I could not care less. I've seen some more galleries filled with insults to photographic art than I can remember.