Who is at fault for the waxy skin tones? Locked

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
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LaFonte Senior Member • Posts: 2,815
Re: The waxy skin tones are just Fuji's interpretation

Jim Evidon wrote:

Every camera manufacturer has it's own idea as to what is acceptable with in-camera processing of jpeg images. Frankly, I find fault with all of them. but then again, I shoot RAW and I post process. With Nikon I was doing a lot of things in post precessing to get my acceptable image. Same comment goes for Panasonic, Sony, Leica M's and Olympus. I do not like any of their in-camera processed jpegs. JPEG was the industry's attempt to get an acceptable image out of a tiny 1 to 3 megapixel sensor camera and compressing the image. So much data is lost using jpeg, I am surprised that any serious photographer still uses that format.

With my Fuji XPro-1, the Raw images are near acceptable as is, and my post process workflow is now very simple and quick with minimal tweaking. I use Capture One Pro to convert my Fuji images to TIFF format and the IQ is amazing.

So my advise is to shoot Raw and tweak the images on your computer or keep looking for that perfect camera that produces just the final jpeg image you want. And good luck to you.

there is a big difference between a hobby photographer and professional regardless of how serious they are. i dont think any professional photographer uses jpg as it would hugely limit what he can do post. but for hobby, for most people the jpg is far enough. if the result is a facebook photo, instagram or any of the many social media with tiny images, raw is just an useless sidestep, it doesn't make the result any more better.

Unfortunately there are many hobby users who pretend play they are professionals and then this waxy thing and orbs and all that is a direct result.

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