Ok, I tried to find a (hopefully) noisy raw-file to see if everything is working and to compare denoising.
- raf-file from Fuji X100F, 640 ISO
- nef-file from Nikon DF, 5000 ISO
To not introduce individual settings with PL5, I chose Optical Corrections only and tried the different denoising options
and compared with the ‘flat’ output from FP6, only Denoise activated.
– That is, I did not check any film and/or grain simulation.
Started with the Fuji-file, but realized (after different trials), that while PL’s optical corrections worked, there was none in FP6, which also led to some differences in brightness. With that I skipped further experiments with the raf-file.
Comparing the nef-file output from PL5 and FP6 (at 200/300 % to easier visualize)
- with PL’s HQ denoise setting the result is about equivalent to FP6 denoise
- with PL’s Prime and DeepPrime denoise settings it’s noticeably clearer / better
And as @Joanna already said, FP6’s output needs separate denoising, I applied Nik DFine in automatic mode to denoise the (equivalent) PL HQ output – resulting in a comparably ‘noisefree’ rendition, but visibly softer than those from the much younger algorithms Prime and DeepPrime.