OMD EM1 or Fuji XT1.. getting around noise issue on m 4/3 ?

Started Mar 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
Dave Sanders Senior Member • Posts: 2,542
Re: Great samples

I'm not convinced Fuji gets any advantage from it's X trans color array vs. Bayer. It is supposed to yield less moire and recoup detail by forgoing an AA filter, but I don't see a detail advantage. There was one particularly in depth study where the author came to the same conclusion. In the study he used the best X-trans RAW converter instead of Adobes. Personally, I love Fuji's hardware and jpeg colors but wish they would just use a Bayer array like everyone else.

It's interesting, I've shot an X100s for nearly a year and I've not really noticed a colour difference. Indeed, I wasn't even aware I should be looking for one until I started reading the X Forums here and seeing all the talk of magical colour.

P.S. Don't judge the difference between the RAW's based on colors. I didn't have the correct color profile in the Adobe RAW conversion of the X-trans sample. Since it was originally done to show detail I never went back and corrected it. Others might not be happy that I used Adobe at all but I find it Ok for portraits.

I'll admit that I find discussions of colour signatures in the digital age a a bit anachronistic. I'm generally of the mind that there are far, far too many variables in the capture, processing and display stages to really talk definitively about colour as being a product of the sensor alone. I guess I'm old school, but I tend to think that the quality of both the light and the photographer are by far the most important 

X-trans vs. Bayer

Thanks. I'll give that a read...I've been thinking of adding an X-T1 but who knows, maybe a used X-A1 could be a great bargain.

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