SLT-A99V Color Contamination

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
samael9
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Re: SLT-A99V Color Contamination
In reply to VirtualMirage, Mar 29, 2013

VirtualMirage wrote:

samael9 wrote:

Thanks Paul! The images are all captured in RAW only and uploaded straight into Aperture 3.4.3. Given my experiences with the A99 in jpeg in low light, I'll never use it for jpg's and that's not why iI bought it I have an X-E1 for that, which is killer in jpg.
Yup, posterization, but these are pre-post, so I'm not cranking sliders. I'm very familiar with posterization when over-doing levels or curves. That's what's so perplexing to me. I shoot in Manual most all the time with all the in-camera settings set to 0 (STD). I don't like letting the camera do *anything* for me... and, these are pre-fiddled-with. ???
The one of Poe with my watermark and the woman I went ahead and finished in Ps CS6 Extended because they were usable. The other ones are untouched except converted to jpg in 3.4.3 so I could upload the files for Sony's inspection and ours too.
Again, the problem is in-camera, pre post and I calibrate my monitor weekly. The only thing I am admittedly unsure of is could I have seen this in-camera either in the EVF or LCD before ejecting the card and uploading into Aperture.

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Clint

When you say you brought it into CS6 for further adjustments, did you export it from Aperture or did you use Photoshop's ACR (7.3 is the latest) to convert the RAW?  I want to make sure it isn't Aperture causing your problem.

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Paul

Hey Paul.

Yes, when I transfer from my cards, I create an album in Aperture for each session. This is where I make my go-no go decisions and basic compensation adjustments. I don't use ACR for my RAW converter as Aperture has served me well over the years and versions.
I have ACR too, so I'll try it and see if it works differently. I shot the glass pieces intentionally low, but the lighting on the mother wasn't too dark (I thought, anyway). That was daylight coming through a window just to her right.

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