X-T1 jpg quality question

Started Feb 17, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Here is a post at 3200 showing waxy skin from excess nr.

Ed, Chris and everyone else, I'm just not quite sure what the huge issue is in general. After all we're talking about ISO 6400 and higher for cryin' out loud. We're approaching levels that not too long ago full frame sensors couldn't even pull off. And let's just forget about film. How many remember how horrible Kodachrome 200 looked, or Fujichrome 400. How bout the golf ball sized grain of Fujicolor 800 yet we all used it because it allowed us to hopefully pull 1/500 f2.8 in crappy light when our 100 speed chrome gave up the ghost. Then we'd ship the neg film off to Dale Labs to have direct reversal transparencies made from the negs.

Now we're complaint about image degradation 3-4 stops higher than film could ever give us and still with better IQ than film at 400-800 ISO.  Let's face it, a majority are spoiled to the point that if every image isn't tack sharp at 100% crop and higher then the offending piece of equipment is deemed worthless.

Here's a thought.  Instead of complaining about what Fuji, Canikon, Olympus, etc. haven't provided you, why don't you be glad for the advancements that have been made in the last few years that allow you to even discuss shooting IQ at ISO 6400 and higher on FF let alone APS-C or M43.


You completely missed the point .

It's not even the fact that things get a little waxy on the xtrans II sensor it's the fact that the effect is WORSENED in comparison to the original xtrans found in the xpro1 and xe1. It is a small step backwards at higher ISO so yes we are spoiled because we know that fuji is capable of doing better because just a short time ago they did, but for whatever reason decided to change things which had a negative impact at the high ISO.

I don't even think this would be an issue if the xe1 and xpro1 couldn't pull off more skin detail at ISO 6400 than the XE2 but they can and the reasoning behind the change isn't obvious to me.

You may respond that people shouldn't be shooting at that high an ISO and expect such results but once agin, the older tech pulled it off just fine.

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