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Discussion in 'Zenmuse X5' started by Kirk Voclain, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Kirk Voclain

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    I'm in Maui, Hawaii right now and I just could not resist an image of the resort I am staying at!!!

    The X5 Camera is amazing!!!

    Enjoy!!

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    I seeee you!!! Sitting down between the palm trees, white T-shirt and cooler box! :p
     
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  3. Kirk Voclain

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    Yep!!! Right side!!! Fun stuff!!
     
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    Very nice. Tough life! I am also really pleased with the quality of this camera system.
     
  5. Kirk Voclain

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    MEEEEEEE TOOOOOOO!!

    Have you seen this side by side test I did:
    Side by side Images X5 and X3 | DJI Inspire Forum

    Check it out.

    Kirk
     
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    Love it, jealous of the latitude, great pic, gorgeous!
    (I think you turned ur saturation dial a half a turn too far though - lol)
     
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    I am looking to buy the x5. Did you shoot this in jpg or dng. What did you do in post (also what program)

    Nice shot!
     
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    I love it, but the sand looks orange, Did you use saturation in Photoshop?
     
  9. Kirk Voclain

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    That is kinda my SIGNATURE?! Check out my web site and you will see what I mean: Kirk Voclain Photography
     
  10. Kirk Voclain

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    I shoot everything RAW (DNG)...then I convert using Adobe Camera Raw.....ACR could be access via Photoshop, Bridge, or Lightroom.....depending on your personal taste and finances. I personally like to access it from Bridge......

    After I get the DNG file into ACR, I then tweak almost everything...form the color, contrast, exposure, etc.....everything.....until I like it.

    Hope that helps???

    Kirk
     
  11. Kirk Voclain

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    In on the North West side of Maui....there is more Iron in the soil here and the sand does appear to be more orange than normal....esp. if you compare it to the states, or the South Side of Maui....or one of the other islands....

    I did use Saturation.....but not as much as you would think.

    Kirk
     
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    Here is a Family Portrait I did of my family while I'm here on the Island.....

    When you pull out the Inspire 1,,,,,people pull off the road to watch....it really is a fun aircraft!!!

    Enjoy!!!!

    Kirk

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    Hi Kirk,

    Nice shot of the fan!

    I looked at you X3 versus X5 tests. To me it seems you should have flown slightly higher with the X5 so both cameras were covering the same scene area. This would have compensatated for the fact that they have different FOV.
     
  14. Kirk Voclain

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    I understand what you are saying...but take a look at the quality of the image that is flown higher than the X3....the quality of the X5 to me is far better.

    Kirk
     
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    Ya, don't dispute the quality. Your hotel shot full rez definitely looks better than the X3. More MP too. I do mostly stills so the X5 might be a good upgrade. It's probably a lot better at hight ISO as well being a larger sensor.
     
  16. Kirk Voclain

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    Yes it is....but most people do not fully grasp or understand a HIGHER DYNAMIC RANGE.....I remember when Pro Canon Cameras went to a High Dynamic Range several years ago....it was as if the newer camera produced "GRAYER" images.....but that was not GRAY, that was a Higher Dynamic Range. It took me several months to fully understand it.....but once I got it.....I could clearly see the difference....ESP. when Printing!!!!

    Kirk
     
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    The more dynamic range that exists in an image, the flatter that image will appear. In a large percentage of my photos, the world out there has just too much brightness range to capture on my sensor, be it Canon 5D, Sony A7r or X3. Still shooters have an easier time because we can auto bracked and make an HDR image in post. But it's harder to pull off with video. I'm newer at video but often take the same footage, make a copy... one copy I darken the sky, the other I lighten the "not" sky, then make a mask to get the best of both worlds. HDR is also a way of bringing local contrast to that flat/grey image so it "appears" snappy, but still has all the range of the original scene. (no blown out clouds, no burried shadowns under the trees)
     
  18. Kirk Voclain

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    YEP!!!! well said!
     
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    Nice! I may have to buy X5
     
  20. Kirk Voclain

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    Just for fun....here is another image I did with the Inspire and the X5 here in Hawaii.....

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