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Camera Image Quality: why DPReview may be sometimes wrong

July 1, 2013

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Just between us: all photographers are crazy for cameras and lenses performances. Every time a new camera hit the market flocks of people flow on the Internet looking for files, pixel-peeping at 200% etc, producing tons of bytes on specialized forums. Even those who normally say they don’t care about gear at the end use some piece of equipment and had, maybe even only once in their lives, an interest for image producing tools and for the maximum quality they can reach using them. DPReview paved the way for “scientific” […]

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Processing X100S RAW with IRIDIENT DEVELOPER – Part 2

May 30, 2013

IRIDIENT DIGITAL vs ACR Part2

Update: RAF file available and Silkypix quick comparison. This second part of IRIDIENT developer RAW processor starts from the conclusion of the first part: IRIDIENT develper looked promising to my eyes, expecially in extracting details from shadows. The open question was: is it worth in a Lightroom based workflow, to add this other piece of software or not? So I decided to test it in real conditions,processing a file shoot in the best conditions for the X100S (f11, the upper aperture value before adding diffraction) at ISO 200 and in […]

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Processing X100S RAW with IRIDIENT DEVELOPER – Part 1

May 14, 2013

IRIDIENT DIGITAL vs ACR

Iridient Developer 2.1 is a neat RAW processor. It’s not written by a big company but from quite a small one which makes it even more interesting to me (I love craftsmanship in a world of big industries). It is partly based on DCRAW (altought the developer claims to have an “original” demosaicing algorithm) and supports 400+ models of camera. The latest announced version, 2.1, published some days ago, promises a good support for the XTRANS sensors onboard the latest Fujifilm cameras, making use of Apple algorithm for the XTRANS […]

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Fujifilm X100 vs X100s

April 9, 2013

X100 vs X100s

UPDATES July 1st: Testing X100S RAW with IRIDIENT DEVELOPER and ACR Part 1 Testing X100S RAW with IRIDIENT DEVELOPER and ACR Part 2 Some more thoughts on the conclusions based on readers feedbacks Further considerations on ACR and DPReview tests Great time for photographers. Lot of possibilities, new (really capable cameras), 35mm chasing Medium Format, small cameras chasing 35 mm. As many of you may remember, I had always a particular interest in small cameras. Maybe because I first learnt how to use a camera with an old (and small) FED 4, […]

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