Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/17

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Subject: [Leica] D-LUX4: the straight truth!
From: s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 19:45:48 -0700
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How about sharpness.
Check the face, big difference.
Ok, I guess I get one, now that my wife has taken the G10.

On May 17, 2009, at 7:11 PM, Rei Shinozuka wrote:

> i'd heard about the Leica software correction logic in the
> D-LUX4, where the screen and JPGs and included software correct
> for distortion.  out of curiosity, i used an open-source raw converter
> (libraw) rather than the bundled software to see what actually  
> comes out
> of the camera.
> i shot images with camera set to store both jpg and raw, then
> converted the RAW (RWL) without the bundled software.
> in the RWL, the barrel distortion is clearly visible (ignore the other
> sharpness and contrast settings, i didn't try to make an exact
> match between RWL and JPG.  the raw is also a little more loosely
> cropped--notice
> that some writing is visible on the bus at the extreme left on
> the RWL-derived image, and not on the jpg.  from what i've read,
> the software correction may do other enhancements, but i haven't
> found these as apparent as the barrel correction.
> direct jpg from camera:
> at N00/3541195208/
> rwl (RAW) converted:
> at N00/3541196214/
> -rei
> -- 
> Rei Shinozuka shino at
> Ridgewood, New Jersey
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