X100 jpg / multi metering / highlights
I've had some really good results from just jpg files from the X100, I especially like the flesh tones. Last week I made a quick trip across "Trail Ridge Drive" in Rocky Mountain National Park. A large storm was moving in and the dark skies made photography in the even more dark valleys difficult. These images were taken with both RAW/jpg-fine. I decided to process the jpg files here to see how they held up against the very dark/flat and sometimes dramatic lighting changes. These were taken in auto or aperture-preferred with multi metering. Typically no compensation.
I'll be using this camera for an upcoming trip and I'm considering just using jpg files for my captures.
What's your experience?
The images can be seen here:
#1. "RE: X100 jpg / multi metering / highlights" | In response to Reply # 0pjr Registered since 26th Dec 2005Mon 25-Jul-11 12:35 AM
Hi Roger, very nice photos!
As for jpeg versus raw, a lot of people have really lauded the x100's jpeg engine. I'm so conditioned to shooting raw only, though, that that's what I'm doing with the x100 so far, for the most part. If you capture a really special shot, that requires some post-processing work, won't you be limited if you only have jpegs? On the other hand, they may be so good that that isn't a concern.
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#2. "RE: X100 jpg / multi metering / highlights" | In response to Reply # 0JonK Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Mon 25-Jul-11 12:57 PM
I do not (yet) own an X100, so this is a theoretical or parallel answer, based on the D2X>D3>D3s migration.
It is only with the D3s that I have found in-camera JPGs to be truly usable, either for my own purposes or for the occasional client. Still, the only time I shoot JPG is for an event with a deadline and I don;t have time to cull and convert. (Full disclosure: I use Photo Mechanic, so I always have quick access to the embedded JPGs in the RAW files, so it's quite easy for me to shoot RAW and get quick JPGs.)
But Roger, let's look at your images. They are quite good. In fact, they are so good that if they were mine the RAW files would be in PP right now! I little tweak here, a little tweak there…
The best prints from the wet darkroom (remember that?) did not come from an assembly line expose-develop-fix system. They came from individual exposure times, fiddling with the contrast, maybe a bit of dodge or burn…
There's nothing like a RAW file to bring out the best of your shooting!
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