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    Oh, those X-Trans trees!

    After the coldest spring in the UK for 50 years, foliage has taken a while to appear but suddenly we have it in abundance with trees in full leaf.

    I find myself peering at them quite intently a lot of the time (from various distances) to try to judge exactly what they are supposed to look like! Sound weird? Well, it's a result of spending too much time peeping those X-trans pixels and finding ways around the unnatural look you sometimes get. It is true that RAW processors are better now, though but I am still not entirely convinced. LR just doesn't do the files full justice for me. I keep comparing LR to C1 to Silkypix to Accuraw to Aperture (and now even Iridient). I think I am settling on C1 Express as the best overall solution but this seems to change daily.

    I need to get out more and shoot some more trees! I could, of course, just use my Sigma DP2 Merrill instead. I wonder, though, if pictures from that don't always match reality but for different reasons.

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    Re: Oh, those X-Trans trees!

    There is, of course, the larger philosophical question:

    What is reality?
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    Re: Oh, those X-Trans trees!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapphie View Post
    After the coldest spring in the UK for 50 years, foliage has taken a while to appear but suddenly we have it in abundance with trees in full leaf.

    I find myself peering at them quite intently a lot of the time (from various distances) to try to judge exactly what they are supposed to look like! Sound weird? Well, it's a result of spending too much time peeping those X-trans pixels and finding ways around the unnatural look you sometimes get. It is true that RAW processors are better now, though but I am still not entirely convinced. LR just doesn't do the files full justice for me. I keep comparing LR to C1 to Silkypix to Accuraw to Aperture (and now even Iridient). I think I am settling on C1 Express as the best overall solution but this seems to change daily.

    I need to get out more and shoot some more trees! I could, of course, just use my Sigma DP2 Merrill instead. I wonder, though, if pictures from that don't always match reality but for different reasons.

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    Do you print? If so, how do the files look when printed?

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    Re: Oh, those X-Trans trees!

    For those tricky files with foliage, Aperture seems to do a fine job. Silkypix gives good results too (for trees), but the interface is incredibly unintuitive.

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    Re: Oh, those X-Trans trees!

    The proof is in the prints. I received a 24x36 inch print I shot with an X-E1 on a recent trip to Denmark. I could see some artifacts on screen, but the print is beautiful. The shot did not contain any foliage, however. I used LR5 and PhotoShop CS6 to prep the print, then up sampled it using Perfect Resize 7.5.

    I'm thinking about buying an X-E1 and will need to test it with some trees to see how my workflow performs.

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