X20 - Chevrolet Impala

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Luc de Schepper Senior Member • Posts: 1,151
X20 - Chevrolet Impala

Three images from a recent session at a classic car showroom.

X20, film simulation standard, high -1, shadow 0, sharpening 0, noise -2

Images processed from Jpeg, with Lightroom.

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Nice to see that the blue skies were properly captured in an otherwise strong backlight. Are you sure this was taken in JPEG? ;-p

Liz.

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Gorgeous car. A 1960, by the way.

Joel Stern
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When Ametican cars ruled.  Great shots, you really have mastered your X20

timo Veteran Member • Posts: 4,805
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That interior shot with the seat fabric is quite convincing. I would like to pixel peep on that one.

Love the car (although just past the peak of appealing US car design - the 50s were better IMHO).

It must have been quite a challenge driving an aircraft carrier down the road ...

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timo wrote:

That interior shot with the seat fabric is quite convincing. I would like to pixel peep on that one.

Love the car (although just past the peak of appealing US car design - the 50s were better IMHO).

The '60 Chevy was a toned-down version of the '59, actually. In '61 American cars really turned the corner to the straighter, smoother lines.

It must have been quite a challenge driving an aircraft carrier down the road ...

It's a full sized car but nowhere near as big as some. The '60 Impala convertible was 210 inches and 3625 pounds. My folks had a '60 Lincoln Continental Mark V - it was a foot and a half longer (227 inches) and 1500 pounds heavier (5000+). Now that was an aircraft carrier!

The Chevy convertible is a much better looking car though, probably a dream to drive.

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It's nice to say that nice pictures are nice.

Luc de Schepper OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,151
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Nukunukoo wrote:

Nice to see that the blue skies were properly captured in an otherwise strong backlight. Are you sure this was taken in JPEG? ;-p

Liz.

Hi Liz, yes it's a Jpeg. I understand your question, I was also pleasantly surprised how well the X20 coped with this high contrast scene. On this image I exposed with -1/3 EV and used fill flash to balance the lighting, that helps

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Lmendy Contributing Member • Posts: 702
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timo wrote:

That interior shot with the seat fabric is quite convincing. I would like to pixel peep on that one.

Love the car (although just past the peak of appealing US car design - the 50s were better IMHO).

It must have been quite a challenge driving an aircraft carrier down the road ...

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I must respectfully disagree.  You seem to forget that in the 60s we saw the Mustang, Camaro, Firebird and others that became icons.  I believe that the American car industry peaked through the mid to late 1960s.

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xchert Regular Member • Posts: 194
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Nukunukoo wrote:

Nice to see that the blue skies were properly captured in an otherwise strong backlight. Are you sure this was taken in JPEG? ;-p

Liz.

I'm finding the DR on the X20 to be better than expected, myself.  The skies are typically not blown out in high contrast shots.  As as result, I am leaving the DR at the default setting of 100.

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