What is this waxy look people are talking about?

Started May 12, 2017 | Discussions thread
Vincent AF
Vincent AF Regular Member • Posts: 320
Re: What is this waxy look people are talking about?

Emile15 wrote:

Mmm... Since Rockwell always photographs his kids when reviewing cameras what about the images of Ryan made by the Nikon D750 here: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d750.htm or the D810 here: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d810.htm

Taste plays an important role in photography but good skin colour is good skin colour and I'll have the Fuji's anytime (in fact Rockwell has claimed on numerous occasions that he prefers the Fuji's because of the way they render skin colour, but that is by the by).

I know Rockwell likes the skin rendering best of the Fuji. And to be honoust, I am not impressed with the skin rendering in these examples of the Nikons. It seems like the aggressive noise reduction is largly to blame for the effect in these examples. They too look quite waxy to me. Maybe the old digital camera's like the Olympus, didn't have this aggressive noise reduction and therefore rendered skin more realistic.  For me the differences are mostly noticeable at low iso though. I will try to do a comparison of skin rendering with low iso on my Nikon and Fuji camera's.

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Fujifilm X-Pro1 Nikon D800 Nikon D610 Fujifilm X-T1 Fujifilm X-T10 +12 more
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