M43 cameras and blotchy red skin tones

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James Stirling
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Re: M43 cameras and blotchy red skin tones

Dexter75 wrote:

James Stirling wrote:

Is it perhaps that most high end portrait shots we see, are often very much touched up giving a false impression of flawless complexions , when alas reality is much harsher . I am often baffled when extremely high mp cameras such as the 100mp Fuji are touted for their portrait abilities .

The combination of razor sharp lenses on highly detailed sensors viewed at often extreme levels in post. Does few faces a favour

Medium format sensors are valued by fashion photographers more for the details, color rendering and that medium format "look" you get, not so much the sharpness. Most every portrait shooter wants sharp lenses though, which is why most of us shoot primes. Its much easier to soften a sharp photo than to sharpen a soft photo.

To take a 100mp image that requires significant post processing so as not to horrify the subject Seems deeply illogical . This is how an attractive model looks under the scrutiny of such a device. I suspect for the level of pro portrait shooters that use MF Phase one, Hasselblad, or Fuji that the tool is more of a status thing.

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