For Critique Comparison test....

Which looks "better"?


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donlaw

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Sep 14, 2012
124
Texas
Don
The sky color in the 2nd one is more pleasing to my eye.
However, the 1st might have a more accurate rendering of the actual sky color.
 

AndyH44

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Dec 23, 2017
104
Central California Foothills
Nobody asked, but the images are from 2 different camera brands; Olympus & Fuji. When printed 4x6 on my Pixma 9120, I was surprised at how little difference there was.

Please define "crunchy". Couldn't find a setting for that in my cameras' menus! :hmmm:
 

Lightmancer

Super Moderator
Aug 13, 2011
164
Sunny Frimley
Bill Palmer
Surely that's just the Fuji settings? TTBOMK Olympus does not have a Velvia mode.

A fairer test would be to start from the respective raw files and apply the same degree of processing to each. There are so many variables at work here...
 

Lightmancer

Super Moderator
Aug 13, 2011
164
Sunny Frimley
Bill Palmer
No, I'm sorry. I'm not being awkward, simply factual. You are comparing apples and bathplugs. There are a myriad variables that come into play, even down to the gamma settings of our individual monitors. It's a waste of time to "compare" without a meaningful baseline. It's like me seeing you under the California sun then a couple of weeks seeing you under fluorescent light and saying you look a bit peaky now...
 

AndyH44

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Dec 23, 2017
104
Central California Foothills
Disagree completely. First of all this was a comparison of SOOC JPEGs not molested by any post processing. The setting are typical of what I choose to use for each camera; not at all what you think may be correct. I merely asked "which looks better" and didn't ask for a dissertation of how to set my cameras, or how to create images for PP molesting. Pretty simple to understand for most.

BTW - There was NO "option 3". You're wrong again!
 

Luke

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Nov 11, 2011
214
Milwaukee, WI USA
Luke
I have to disagree, Bill. He's not asking which camera is "better" and then asking us to judge based on SOOC jpegs with random settings.

He's asking which one is "better" as an SOOC jpeg. That question may be meaningless to YOU since you would use the raw files anyways. But it is meaningful for one that values SOOC jpeg to know which is preferred by most.

Let's take the old saying you can't compare apples to oranges. That's absurd....of course you can. I almost always prefer the apples....unless it is one of those vile green ones.
 

Chris2500dk

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Dec 22, 2011
104
Copenhagen, Denmark
I prefer the bottom one (Fuji), but you could probably change the Olympus settings to pull back the highlights a bit more and add a tad of saturation and then they would look very similar.
Full size files might show more.
 

AndyH44

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Dec 23, 2017
104
Central California Foothills
Yeah, I've been tweaking the Oly settings to see if I can come close to what Fuji gives, but still not satisfied. Good light gives reasonably similar results, but low/poor light and the Oly really suffers.
What is amazing though is how an "ancient" Oly E-PL7 with a 17mm f2.8 lens can create decent images, even compared to the X-T1 with a 23 f1.4 lens! The Oly combo cost me much less than the used X-T1 alone!
 
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