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11-26-2012, 05:00 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by wanderography Quote
I agree, that was one of the advantages of the Q, small sensor camera that shoots RAW, I feel if you shoot jpeg your better off with WG-2 it's more pocketable does everything the Q can do and more, except change lenses and shoot RAW. The Qs JPEGs are not even close to it's RAW output...
That's is patently not true at base ISO. I challenge you to take a shot outside in good, even light, at base ISO, with the following settings: NR low, fine sharpness +1, shadow and highlight compensation OFF, reversal film setting. Process the RAW as you wish.

Now print both: at what print size do you note a difference? Come back and report results. Try adding a WG2 in the mix, if you have one, to test your theory.

11-26-2012, 05:01 AM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Cool post and pics ndjedinak. You have done a good job of processing the Q images. Agree that the Q has nice grain vs many other cameras.

Ctein, wrote a fascinating article on high ISO processing. His technique was to shoot Raw + jpeg and let the camera do noise reduction on the jpeg. Then he would use a 3rd party image editing program to apply noise reduction to the Raw file. Next he would merge the jpeg & Raw. Since the noise reduction was different in the two he would gain about 1 full step of ISO quality. He did this for M43 but it should work for the Q. Have you tried this? I want to work on it this winter.
This took me some time to find. I haven't tried this! If I can figure out how to do this with Lightroom I will give it a try and post results.

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