Fuji XE-1 OOC jpegs not so great

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by retow, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. retow

    retow All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Many rave about the ooc jpegs produced by the Fuji x-trans sensor. I`m not too impressed about them. The second one was the raw shot converted in aperture to Tiff and exported as jpeg for uploading. Quite a difference.

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  2. Biro

    Biro Hall of Famer

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    I'll bet a bit of exposure compensation would have fixed the jpg - at least that's what it looks like on my monitor. But maybe I'm missing something, which is entirely possible. But at least the highlights were there to recover in raw.
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I'm not a pixel peeper, but they look pretty similar to me. There seem to be some artifacts in the second from some heavy use of the sliders. I don't think you can really compare JPEGs to totally tweaked RAW files. The settings you use on one photo would not work on another one. I think JPEG settings are an attempt at a compromise to settings that will work well on most files.

    The JPEGs I get out of the Fuji are nicer than the JPEGs I get out of my Olympus. Have you adjusted the jpeg settings in camera to suit your tastes in processing?
  4. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Well I only shoot Jpegs so don't have the experience of RAW but they look similar to me at this size & I agree with Biro on the after tweak - Optimisation on the Fuji finepix editor nearly always works for me with Jpegs
  5. retow

    retow All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    It might not be obvious on the small size jpeg uploaded, but the watercolor smearing bothers me in the first one. It`s most pronounced with the tree and bush in the middle part of the frame. I know a number of cameras which can do this better. Aperture does a pretty good job in improving on this weakness of the Fuji sensor.
  6. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Sadly your first image is sharper than the Ricoh GR I just sent back to the store. It was defective of course. Good to see the raw difference. Quite a difference it makes here. I'm seeing the definition most in the clouds myself, the second image has dimension, the first doesn't.