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I wasn't sure what to expect from his post work, but it looks fine to me. Very rich and 'lush' looking. Not quite the look that I usually go for, but very impressive, nonetheless. I'd love to find out how to do post work like that.

 

I agree. This type of photography is more about the interpretation of the photographer than that of the camera.

We start adjusting the look of our pictures long before we click the shutter release button. We do that by choosing the lens, the angle, the lighting the background... And it continues down the PP stages. A picture must ultimately match its photographer's perception.

As to answer you question on how the author achieved this PP, You can have this look by a mix of high contrast - sharpness - shadows and highlights and saturation. Use all those sliders with some courage and you'll be there :-)

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Pictures are fine but not natural at all...... could come out from a XXXXX-Camera + heavy post processing, no Leica DNA.

 

I disagree with this point of view.

You can say that about any picture and camera.

It's up to the photographer to do what he/she wants.

This shows that the camera can produce the base file that is good enough to be used to produce what the photographer wants.

 

I would argue the other way round. I would challenge anyone to show that a D800, A7R or M240 could produce anything visibly better as a web picture, or a print up to A4 or larger.

 

This is ideal territory for the XV, I,e. where the aperture needs to be small.

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I disagree with this point of view.

You can say that about any picture and camera.

It's up to the photographer to do what he/she wants.

This shows that the camera can produce the base file that is good enough to be used to produce what the photographer wants.

 

I would argue the other way round. I would challenge anyone to show that a D800, A7R or M240 could produce anything visibly better as a web picture, or a print up to A4 or larger.

 

This is ideal territory for the XV, I,e. where the aperture needs to be small.

 

I agree wight above MY COLONEL :-)

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I think these pictures take their interest from the majestic subject matter, not so much from the camera used.

 

for sure

 

but on the other hand, the great colours, the lack of distortion, the detail, the colour depth, etc. all come from the camera

 

In any event, my point is that I am not sure you could do better even with a much more expensive camera, which is the point about the XV.

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I think these pictures take their interest from the majestic subject matter' date=' not so much from the camera used.[/quote'] As is true for all good pictures
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This speaks for a XV.

But also it speaks against it, because you can achieve the same with a X-E2 e.g. also for half the price -if you want to.

 

 

I would argue the other way round. I would challenge anyone to show that a D800, A7R or M240 could produce anything visibly better as a web picture, or a print up to A4 or larger.

 

This is ideal territory for the XV, I,e. where the aperture needs to be small.

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In my opinion, Leica goodies are like 911's. They are expensive, but not unaffordable. I use them because they are not overly complicated and feel good in my hands. Do I shoot better with my Leicas than my Canons, or Nikons? No. The limiting factor is my average skills, not the tools!

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In my opinion, Leica goodies are like 911's. They are expensive, but not unaffordable. I use them because they are not overly complicated and feel good in my hands. Do I shoot better with my Leicas than my Canons, or Nikons? No. The limiting factor is my average skills, not the tools!

 

I feel like I do shoot better with my XVario. It seems that The tool does matter. I never thought it would be this way!

The mere fact of having a tool I fully trust, feel so comfortable with without worrying about which lens to pop up next, allows me to be even more spontaneous.

Also the weight, form factor, the ergonomics, I just love having this camera around me while I never used to have my DSLR this way. It's impossible to carry a DSLR everywhere but It is so possible to carry a compact everywhere.

I noticed even that the tool makes a huge difference to my human subjects too. Pointing a camera that is so beautiful "whether the XV an M, X2 or even a Fuji" at someone is not like pointing a DSLR, with the Leica style cameras, subjects tend to wonder and smile. Some even try to go further to even ask if they can handle the camera in their hands...

All this adds to the outcome.

the type of tool, not the brand, does make a difference in my opinion.

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