« on: April 21, 2013, 09:08:40 AM »
Both images are full size files.
I used the very cool MultiExposure method (as I learned here on CR). It's ONE raw file on both images, shadowpushed to +100 in LR, and +40-something with shadows in the tone curve. I was out to really push the shadows as a test, not to create a HDR-image, and this is why the whites are a bit over here and there. I specifically chose a VERY high contrast scene I didn't expect any camera to perform any good at all. And the light is nowhere near as crazy with the things I normally shoot, or care about if the subject looks good.
Those who say the 1d X is dissapointing need to figure out how to use it...
It is pleasure for me to see that Multiexposure method which I described last year here for 1Dx is being used providing best possible IQ out of 1Dx. When 1Dx is also used with extremly sharp 24-70 2.8L M2 or TS-E 17 4L image IQ is just amazing - it is hard to believe that it is possible- I always amazed with the quality. There is one issue though for Phase One C1 and DXO Pro white balance for ME files - I opened the case with both and DXO already reasearched it and found the problem and will fix it in future releases. Phase One is still working on that. But root cause is the same - they did not took into account that color balance is already applied by canon in ME output RAW file and appliying that for second time in SW which result in strong violet color cast for both DXO and C1. As for now Canon DPP provides best white balance for ME files- better then Lightroom.
LR4 works fine but Canon DPP is even better for color balance - no corrections at all are required.