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Fujifilm X-E1

Fractal-like Artifacts COUNTERPOINT: Dolls Still Life

Update March 31, 2019: the fractal-like artifacts discussed here can be largely cured by using the Adobe Camera Raw Enhance Details feature that became available in early 2019; see for example Fujifilm X-Pro2 Image Quality: Fractal-like Artifacts (Clay Pot).

The previous page showed the artifacting that can occur with the X-E1 sensor on natural textures. This page is a counterpoint.

Both images were shot at 55mm at f/8, ISO 200, +1 ETTR, 1/2 stop pull. The reproduction ratio is slightly different.

The lighting was quite different (tungsten halogen 2700°K on the artifacted image), 5500°K on the other. Both frames ETTR + 1 with But if color temperature were the issue, the Fuji X-Pro1 artifacting would not show its artifacts, so this explanation of the difference does not appear viable.

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