Friday, August 4, 2017

There, no one to tell what to do

Here are two pairs of photographs, taken at the Valtavaara hill route in Kuusamo on July 2nd. Two of the photographs were taken with the LX100, two with the iPhone SE. Can you spot the difference?

After a week of traveling to London I'm back in Finland, and it is raining, heavily.

And oh the awful wonder of what is happening with Trump. I do hope truth and openness will win this case.

(Posting title is from the poem Wonder as Wander by Sharon Olds.)


Andreas Manessinger said...

I'd expect the #1s to be from the Panasonic, the #2s from the iPhone

Juha Haataja said...

Andreas, you are right, the iPhone makes less subtle jpegs. It is also a matter of the settings in the LX100, I'm generating softer jpegs than with the default settings.

Andreas Manessinger said...

Thought so. The LX100 is a camera meant for serious photographers. You use it as a JPEG engine and I suppose you still use the images out-of-camera. That's your way of shooting and, frankly, with the numer of images you make, it may well be the only viable option. I think you're not of the primary target group though. The LX100 is a Micro Four Thirds camera with a fixed lens. It's been developed for people who want to be able to post-process their images, either in RAW or - to a certain degree even in JPEG. In order to do that, you don't want to have images that are maxed out in terms of color or saturation.

The iPhone on the other hand is sold as a JPEG engine only, intended for people who don't process images, or if they do so, use less subtle methods like the ever so popular "filters". Of course the iPhone can make fine images and of course lots of photographers use it, but on average I think my assumptions hold.

At least that was the reasoning.

Juha Haataja said...

You are quite right about the difference between the LX100 and the iPhone.

As you noted, I'm using jpegs from the LX100, but I'm doing a little bit of automatic processing when importing the photographs into Aperture. As I mentioned, I'm using rather soft jpegs, but in Aperture I add a little bit definition to the photographs, and that works well for me. But with the iPhone I'm not doing any processing to the jpegs when importing them.