X100s really disappointing image. Is this normal?

Started Jun 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
Adrian Tung Veteran Member • Posts: 3,278
Re: X100s really disappointing image. Is this normal?

bartjeej wrote:

digicosmos wrote:

It was focused at infinity at f/11 everything should be in focus. Look at the trees on the left. I wouldn't say that is sharp... I mean, seriously, my compact does better than this. Is it because I got a bad copy of the camera? So far I hated every shot that came out from this camera...

The image does appear a bit softer than ideal. I think the comment about focusing on infinity or focusing on 30 yards or so is a valuable one.

Regarding ISO 800, that might be due to Auto DR, or DR400 being engaged? It's a pretty contrasty scene... that would also explain the lack of noise in the sky, since (the way I understand it, at least) the "ISO 800" thing with DR400 only applies to the shadows; the highlights are effectively still at ISO 200, and the midtones somewhere inbetween depending on the tone curve applied by the jpeg engine.

No, that's not how DR400 works.

The shot is effectively ISO800 (i.e. ISO200 underexposed by 2 stops), but pushed with a tone curve that is more conservative on highlights.

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