IQ, old F20/30 vs. XF1 (I a should have asked it this way before)

Started Dec 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
danny_only Forum Pro • Posts: 11,115
Re: one setting to rule them all ...

Kim Letkeman wrote:

Well, you do know that there are many who enjoy shooting the EXR camera 99% of the time with the simple setting I document on my blog.

P mode
M size
Auto ISO 1600 or 3200 depending on your tolerance for noise

It really is that easy to get great results.

And for those who shoot the X10, XF1 or X-S1, add:

Low sharpen
Low contrast
Default saturation

... and process the JPEGs in Lightroom 4.

Easy peasy ...

I also use similar easy/leisure settings when shooting my F200exr (and F300exr), almost 99.9% of the time.

P Mode

M Size

Auto DR

Auto ISO400 for good light

Auto ISO1600 for poor light (for F300exr, I may use ISO800 in this case).

One caveat, for F200, when it selects DR400 and ISO400, the artifacts are not pleasant to view at full size, if time permits and I want to make a larger print, I will over-ride the camera, by fixing either ISO or DR.

Some of my F200exr pictures captured with above settings:

Mainly PPed with DXO only using Velvia Simulation only

BTW, Kim do you find any advantages using M-Size on XF-1?

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