For reasons that I can’t yet share, I was looking at some high ISO RAW files to check the noise levels. Which then started me looking for other RAW file examples. And that’s when I ended up checking the quality of the RAW files from a Panasonic G9 micro 43 camera.
The RAW files I was looking at were samples downloaded from one of the popular photography websites shot with the Panasonic 12-60 lens. What struck me was how much quality was in the RAW files. I was easily able to zoom to 400% magnification and still make out clear detail. I hate to say it but when I try the same thing with an image from my Fuji XT3, the detail seems to fall apart in comparison.
I know that I shouldn’t pixel peep but once I’ve seen something like this it just keeps nagging at me. As much as I love using the Fuji and like the results, I have been considering a second camera system and this seems to reinforce my thinking. I should also point out that I’m still keeping the Fuji as it’s just too useful.
What I don’t yet know is what system I should try. Having seen the results from the Panasonic G9 it’s now a contender and I still have some micro 43 lenses I could use with it.
My other alternative is a used Sony A7R MkII or even MkIII. I’ve had the A7R MkI and liked the results, but the camera had some limitations with the shutter. I also used it with Canon lenses on an Adapter which wasn’t ideal and left the camera unbalanced.
Whatever I decide, I need to keep the cost and weight down and it must be mirrorless. Any suggestions?
Exposure X6 Launches
The other news this week is that Exposure X6 launched and I’ve purchased the upgrade. Is it worth the price of upgrading from Exposure X5? I’m undecided but this is a great product. In terms of photo library management, it has all the features you will find in Lightroom and in terms of editing it’s far more capable.
If you would like to see me put Exposure X6 through its paces you can watch my latest video on YouTube. This isn’t a product review but shows the editing of the main image for this post.
I hope you like the image and video and have a great weekend.