Who is at fault for the waxy skin tones? Locked

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Joel Stern
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Re: Now it is clear as light

nixda wrote:

Joel Stern wrote:

nixda wrote:

In the images processed from the raw data without excessive noise reduction, you look 20 years older. Since some of the Fuji X-Trans cameras are targeted primarily to young Japanese women, it is clear why they would render the images the way they do.

What about the claims by others that NR is being allied to RAW at all ISO settings?

As far as I understand, the demosaicing algorithm with it's interpolation and associated averaging automatically leads to some sort of noise reduction. There does not seem to be any active noise reduction on top of it. There mud be a similar effect for demosaicing the Bayer CFA, but perhaps less than for the X-Trans CFA.

To be honest I notice in when I compare images in the DPR comparison tool, when I am processing images it hardly seems to be an issue. I wonder what they are using for their RAW files, the representation of the Fuji Xtrans is terrible.

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