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Being a new Leica owner I'm likely going to take some heat on this topic, among others I post. But, I'm thin-skinned so will respond accordingly. Coming from the Nikon and mirrorless Sony ranks this is my first Leica. Thrilled to death with it but it is indeed an expensive bauble for what IMO is not much more than a great point and shoot camera. By the way, not meant to stir the pot but IMO that's what it is; but, exactly what I wanted and always wanted a Leica. Ok, not the point of the thread. My best friend asserts, and I loosely quote, "Everyone knows that Leica's algorithm for JPEG compression uhhh, he used the 'S' word but I'll substitute, 'inferior'. Taunted by that I shot a bunch saving in JPG and PNG and viewing them in Photoelements (ok, ok, will eventually get Photoshop) and noticed nothing significant other than THE JPG FILES SEEMED ABOUT ONE F-STOP DARKER than the PNG files? I guess that's not bad, of course better than 1-f stop lighter but was surprised. I then attempted taking a 'similar' shot with a Sony A7ii (24 megapixel btw) and comparing all three. The Sony's JPG was about the same 'light' as the Leica's PNG. This seems like one of those dumb threads that goes nowhere and nothing much comes from it. But, of course the workaround is pp the png file and save as a JPG file, but wonder about the comment about Leica compression and whether this is just one of those bored to death threads? LOL
I am new to the Leica T world and am trying a number of RAW processors for scenic and portrait work. I use Lightroom for the library and a fair amount of processing. I do make use of the NIK plugins for LR. My favorite RAW processor for scenic detail and portrait flesh tones has been DxO. Sadly when I went to use DxO on my Leica T files I found that the only lens with corrections was the 23mm. I have the 18-56mm zoom. Maybe I am not doing something right to get the lens distortion corrections. I tried Capture One, which I used years ago, but it is challenging interface (for me) and I did not see any real benefits over LR. Lastly, I tried Irrident Developer but it did not seem to correct lens distortions but does yield the most detail. JPG side note: I have been impressed with the Leica T JPG files. I someone is using only Leica T JPG files, I would be very interested in the JPG settings that you like for scenic or portrait work.
Dear fellow Leica Q users, I have updated my Leica Q to v2.0 as most of you did already. The problem is, I am importing DNG files with Apple SD Card adapter to my 6s+ since the WIFI app is not compatible yet. But the DNG files does not show in Photos app nor in Lightroom Mobile (registered user). This RAW compability is restricted to ipad users only or may I use this on my iphone as well? Thanx in advance.