What is this waxy look people are talking about?

Started May 12, 2017 | Discussions thread
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Bad example

Vincent AF wrote:

I am on my cell phone now, but look at this kid's portrait from the Ken Rockwell review of the X-T2.


Sorry, but that is definitely NOT a waxy look.

I have seen 'waxy' looks before.  Some say Canon cameras produce it by default, but I have seen no evidence of that either.  What I have seen is over processed images that smooth out skin (blemishes) too much.  All too often such images look artificial or waxy.

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