X-trans is a winner

Started Jan 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
dotborg Veteran Member • Posts: 8,499
Re: X-trans is a winner

vivanchenko wrote:

dotborg wrote:

vivanchenko wrote:

Graham Hill wrote:

vivanchenko wrote:

That picture is stunning.

The OP did not say that the image is moiré free. I would say that he sounded more like that moiré is not a problem there. And it obviously not.

I believe that trying to persuade most photographers that X-Trans is a superior to Bayer technology is a lost cause even if X-Trans was running circles around Bayer (it's not, it is just slightly better). And the reason is ...... Leica. Leica is not using X-Trans and we all know that nothing can be better than Leica. Trying to prove otherwise is a sacrilege.

Pentax, Ricoh, and Nikon do not use AA filters either on some cameras. They get along just fine.

X Trans is just another one of Fujifilm's patented marketing gimmicks.

Judging by that post you are obviously jumping on conclusions without understanding that X-Tans is not only about going without AA filter, it is also about placing color filters in a more natural way which has a number of subtle, but desirable consequences.


What's so lol about that? Could you, please, be more specific? Would be helpful for those who read this thread. Most photographers who are well familiar with X-Trans cameras say that X-Trans produces more natural grain. It is easy to see why. Haven't seen anyone yet who disputed this. X-Trans also leads to different treatment of colors which so many people love. Those might be side effects and not something Fuji was aiming at when they were developing X-Trans. Nevertheless the side effects are there and they are desirable.

It's the level of exaggeration that's so funny. I have two Fujifilm X cameras and a number of other cameras. Fujifilm's X-Tranny color filter pattern does not impart any mystical quality over those other cameras. In fact, I either get more artifacts or, with extra processing to mitigate those artifacts, less detail using the Fujis. When I look at the sample photo that the OP posted, I see Fujifilm's typical OOC mush.

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