XF1 setting comparisons

Started Aug 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Wellington100 Forum Pro • Posts: 11,370
Re: XF1 setting comparisons

homepics wrote:

These shots are from the camera, to iphoto, and imported to dpreview. No processing was done. The comparison shots are taken on a tripod, with the timer. This first set compares EXR, Kim's and Dave's settings. The only change from the recommended settings is on Dave's. I forgot the -ev. The pictures were taken in the late afternoon.

I think EXR is out. I don't like what it does with the foreground plants. Dave's looks a little too dark. I am not sure -ev is needed. From other tests I have done, the metering setting of Average tends to result in a darker result than Multi. The pictures were taken in the late afternoon. Anyway, I'll see how Dave's settings worked tweaked with Multi metering instead of Average.




I have come to the conclusion that there is no absolute better or worse situation because both Dave and Kim PP their images and Kim has recently said that his settings are designed to do as little damage as possible to the image to facilitate better PP, which would imply that OOC, they will not look their best. A bit like the old Nikon D70 which produced very flat images specifically designed to be PP'ed, whereas the D50 images were more vibrant up OOC.

It makes comparing hard, do you compare OOC or after optimal PP of each image. Whats more, both of them are very proficient with RAW and can get more out of decent capture that way. Its hard to get to a truly objective and definitive conclusion IMHO.

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