Wow, Oly wipes the floor with Panasonic!

Started Jun 30, 2011 | Discussions thread
tedolf
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Re: Does Panasonic still have "inferior" skin tones in jpegs?
In reply to rbattsall, Jul 7, 2011

rbattsall wrote:

larsbc wrote:

tedolf wrote:

rbattsall wrote:

did you really spend $1000 for a camera to shoot jpegs?

Try shooting a wedding sometime.............in RAW.

Happy post processing!

Done it, it's no big deal if you know what you're doing.

larsbc

Agreed.

Firstly, I wouldn't trust any camera set to record JPEGs for a wedding as white balance is one area where most cams make mistakes but the risk of an incorrect exposure in the heat of the moment would ensure I shot RAW.

We always do manual WB. However, sometimes it is just impossible. One church basement had a mix of tungsten, florescent and natural light from two open doors in different mixes depending on where you were in the small room! In some pictures, the subject was illuminated on one side by tungten spotlight, and on the other size by florescent! So, it was either overpower with flash, or just convert to B & W. Trying to use gels to balance the flash was a nightmare. That album had a lot of grainy B&W of the reception in it!

Secondly, weddings require a neutral colour balance - one of the reasons it took a while to get wedding photographers off of HG400 fujifilm and the like. Most out of camera JPEGs including Oly's are far from neutral.

Yes, the red channel almost always needs to be tweaked a bit, but not much.

Tedolph

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