'Above are two images shot with my iPhone 7 Plus. The top image was taken using the standard camera app. and is 12MP - 34MB. The bottom image was also taken using the standard camera app. but is 21MP - 60MP. That image has not been upsized or interpolated and has come off the camera with no editing. So how is this possible?Read More
The soundimageplus blog has been going since 2007 and to date has over 12 million page views. Written by David Taylor-Hughes, a professional stock photographer, it includes photographic articles dealing with a wide range of themes including film and digital photography.
'The Foveon sensor with it's high-resolution ultra-sharp images would seem to be a likely candidate for shooting low ISO stock landscape / location / nature / travel material. And while that is certainly true, there are a few issues that make it less than ideal to use.'Read More
'The above image is why I'm not bothered about the lack of pixels in m4/3 (compared to some other systems) It consists of 76 (yes that is 76) images shot in three rows with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 II plus Panasonic 100-300 zoom and stitched together in Photoshop CC using the Photomerge function. As you might image the resolution and level of detail are jaw dropping. 'Read More
'When the GX8 was first announced, I was very interested to get my hands on one since the specs. ticked more boxes for me than any camera I currently own or is on the market.........But would I like the feel of it? Would it work well? Would I 'bond' with it? And could it possibly be 'The One', the holy grail of cameras that I've been looking for for years?'Read More
'The above diagram shows just how big the files produced from raw in the High-Res mode from the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II are. Easily the largest file size available from a non medium format camera'Read More
The latest version of Adobe Camera Raw, 9.1 has this from Adobe:-
'Reduced “color blur” artifacts when processing Fujifilm X-Trans raw images. In collaboration with Fujifilm, we are still investigating methods to improve fine detail rendering and overall edge definition.'
Now as Fuji X users we might be entitled to ask 'WHY HAS THIS TAKEN SO LONG!!!!!!!'
'OK I give in, I like Classic Chrome. I've had it set for all the images I've shot with the Fuji XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR Fujinon zoom lens and it's snuck up on me. As I've written several times before, it's not Classic and it's not Chrome, but I have warmed to it's cool colours. (See what I did there!!) 'Read More
'Fuji / SilkyPix have just released the latest version of their raw file converter. Unsurprisingly it's not had a good press. However, after using it for a while, I think it's being somewhat unfairly regarded and I think it's actually very good for Fuji X-Trans sensor raw file conversion.'Read More
'Anyone else think that the processing in Adobe Camera raw is actually getting worse? Since the introduction of automatically adding lens profiles was introduced my files look softer, more noise reduced and lacking in detail. 'Read More
'As ever, the specs. of a camera, a sensor or a lens don't tell the whole story and there are all sorts of ways to get more from our gear than we might initially assume. Particularly if we listen to some of the know-it-alls on the photographic internet, which is always a bad idea. Since in actual fact, they usually 'know' much less than they think they do.'Read More
'And 'nanny' Fuji and 'nanny' Adobe can no more exercise their noise paranoia on the files from my Fuji cameras and my raw X files will appreciate being liberated from the processing straight jacket that those two companies have imposed on them. And if you have Fuji X cameras and lenses (and a Mac of course) then you can judge for yourself if want to free your files as well.'Read More