Landscape JPG colors

3 years 5 months ago #510328 by KCook
I recently rented a Fujifilm X-E2s for a try out.  Which included taking landscape shots under more or less controlled conditions to compare the JPG color with my Canon and Olympus cameras.  Blog post is now up -

JPG Landscape Color: Canon – Fujifilm – Olympus 

Kelly Cook

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
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3 years 5 months ago #510375 by Patrick G
Am I reading this correct?  The middle is the Olympus correct?  If so, that one had the richest colors.  


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3 years 5 months ago #510380 by KCook
Yup, correct. And I had the Oly set to Natural, which is the weakest color setting it has! Both the Canon and the Fuji can go weaker yet. As I wrote in the post, these settings were aimed at getting the colors natural, not too much pop.

Kelly

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3 years 5 months ago #510381 by Patrick G
Weaker from the others would have created some flat images.  How do the images look when blown up 100%?

Did you test ISO at all with these?


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3 years 5 months ago #510385 by effron
Interesting post!

Why so serious?
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3 years 5 months ago #510388 by KCook
Of course they are "more flat". But that is my preference over too gaudy.

At 100% the Canon JPG is slightly muddy (as if underexposed). While the Fuji JPG has more sparkle. This may be due to the Fuji X-trans sensor lacking an AA filter.

I did not do any ISO tests. These were shot with the ISO on Auto to give an idea of what the AE for each camera is like.

Kelly

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3 years 5 months ago #510421 by Robert Chen
I'm guessing you aren't going to buy a Fuji any time soon

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3 years 5 months ago #510425 by srubio77
The colors from the Olympus look so vibrant, but I think I prefer the range and tones that come from the Canon. But maybe I'm biased, since I generally shoot with Canon.


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3 years 5 months ago #510426 by KCook

Robert Chen wrote: I'm guessing you aren't going to buy a Fuji any time soon

Right.  My purpose in renting the Fuji was to see if it works better for my landscapes than my M4/3 outfit.  The difference is not great, but in general I do prefer the Fuji output.  Now I need to spend a little time comparing lens costs to see if a switch to Fuji is feasible.

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3 years 5 months ago #510485 by Don Granger
I think the results speak loud.  I'd stick with the Olympus IMO.  


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3 years 5 months ago #510547 by Kenya See
Would be interesting to see how these all fair against each other in a portrait session  ;) 


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3 years 5 months ago #510549 by KCook

Kenya See wrote: Would be interesting to see how these all fair against each other in a portrait session  ;) 

So would I !  Alas, I don't have access to any free models.

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3 years 5 months ago #510552 by Scotty
Not to play devils advocate here, but why would you ever shoot Landscape in JPEG?

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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3 years 5 months ago #510553 by Stealthy Ninja
Fuji will destroy Olympus in all areas (with their modern cameras) except weight I suppose.

With the newer 24MP sensors (Xpro2 and XT2) Lightroom will give excellent colours (using RAW and selecting the correct colour profiles).  So there is absolutely no reason to shoot jpegs.

Also now Iridient X Transformer is coming (see here for more information:  www.aevansphoto.com/iridient-x-transformer-coming-soon/ ).  With that program you'll get excellent Iridient sharpening and Great fuji colours using lightroom.  

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3 years 5 months ago #510555 by Stealthy Ninja

Kenya See wrote: Would be interesting to see how these all fair against each other in a portrait session  ;) 


Fuji would destroy them all with the 56mm or 90mm 

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