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Fuji X100S Jpeg Pushed ISO Test

Ok, the title of this post is a little deceiving. It’s not actually a test. More of the result of me trying to fix a mistake. You see, I generally shoot jpegs with my X100S (as do many people–X100 and X100s, alike) and this was my first shot of the day and I was off with my exposure. Actually, 1 and 2/3 stops off with my exposure. DOH! But I say– fear not! Not even though the original shot was at ISO 1,000. By pushing it 1 and 2/3 stops, it becomes effectively ISO 3200. But that is not really the case either, since this was a jpeg file. You know, “finalized” and all inside the camera. Well, that didn’t stop me from using Lightroom to push this photo of my daughter up to a pleasant brightness. I did no kind of noise reduction either. While it’s not as nice as if I just nailed the exposure from the start, nor as nice if I made the same mistake, but shot it in RAW and later bumped it up as I’ve done, but I think it’s a very good testament to these X Trans II files coming out the X100S and how well they can take a pounding.

Left side: original jpeg at ISO 1,000

Right side: pushed jpeg by 1 and 2/3 stops

X100S Jpeg Quality

More X100S photos can be seen here.

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3 Responses

  1. Great result, never would have thought that it could still come out that clean. Btw, I also use Lightroom, how do you know you’re off by 1 and 2/3 stops accurately? Thx for posting.


    March 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    • Yeah, it’s pretty great.

      I increased the exposure slider +1.62. Technically +1.66 should be 1 and 2/3, but close enough– especially considering I made several other adjustments, which I honestly think resulted in even more than 1 and 2/3 stops, but just stating it conservatively.

      March 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm

  2. I use exposure in LR all the time of course, I never knew that! Thanks for the knowledge.

    March 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

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