Banging on about Oly JPEG color vs Panny JPEG color

Started Feb 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
eagle_I
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Re: Two more examples -- perhaps better ones
In reply to Hen3ry, Feb 13, 2013

Hen3ry wrote:

And please. people, don't be tiresome and talk about crouching in front of your computers and processing RAW. I'm not going to. If a camera can't produce a good JPEG ithas no place in my hands.

Cheers, geoff

OK I hear you geoff ... it won't "RAW" you because I don't mess with them either.  But I see that you are here in a photo forum trying to learn to make your pictures better ... right?

I also see from your blog you put photos to good use ... using a computer to do it.

Getting to the point ...

I'm here to convince you to team up with the power of your computer to set you free from having to worry about JPG differences in cameras so you can choose a camera for more important reasons like handling.  Having a camera that's comfortable to use is far more important in my opinion.  All the cameras and lenses discussed in this forum are capable of outputting high quality results.  Me ... I want to be able to get a camera to my eye and control it quickly so my attention is on the scene.  I want buttons or dials that make +/- exposure compensation easy.  I want to control focus by locking it if necessary after a half press makes my subject clear.  And, I want a quickly review so it there's a problem I can try again.  I want to use just enough "smarts" of my modern cameras to suit my needs.  I don't want my mind cluttered with bells and whistles modes of "Silky Skin", "Vivid Sunset Glow", "Sweet Child's Face", or "Appetizing Food."  Who the heck thinks up those modes?

But for the golden glow of late afternoon, cool blue from a large expanse of sky, or for overcast's low contrast and muted colors I want auto white balance to get me in the ballpark so that some quick and easy JPG editing will make sure EVERY picture you want to share,  all the ones important to you,  come out just how you like 'em!

geoff there's a whole LOT to gain if you can work-up the right attitude to take on some basic photo editing.  You gotta make it FUN though, not a chore.  Make it a goal ... more and better pictures for your blog ... a new camera that you'll be able to take to a new level of image creation ... pictures you'll always be proud to post in the forums or print and put on a wall.

If you're game I'll help get you going!  Here's a before/after animated GIF to show you what's possible when you team-up with your computer.

Foothill view enhanced by editing

Mark

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