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Secrets of the Foveon look

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Secrets of the Foveon look
Jan 22, 2013

I have been reading this forum for several years and have read most of the arguments about dynamic range, micro contrast, and film like look.

I think I have found one reason that the foveon images look more real or film like. It has to do with dynamic range, not luminance dynamic range but color dynamic range. This is what the reviews and tester overlook.

Take a look at a 3 stop over exposed SD14 image compared to a 3 stop over exposed Pentax K-01 image. The Pentax is considered to be a camera with exceptional dynamic range in normal tests.

The Foveon image holds on to color and doesn't desaturated in the brighter areas. This would explain the why some have called the colors "thicker" It must be the due to the brains ability to interpret the nature of what we see.

Pentax Lightroom 200 ISO

SD 14 developed with Lightroom 200 ISO

Pentax K-01 Sigma SD14
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