G1X...the perfect travel camera

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brianj
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Re: G1X...the perfect travel camera
In reply to Jim, 11 months ago

Jim wrote:

Greynerd wrote:

One problem I find with my camera is the bright parts of images look at a bit blown on the LCD, when they are not in fact, which can make you want to dial down the exposure. The histogram is difficult to see also as placed in the top left so it is often in front of the sky. I must say if in doubt I would prefer not to burn out the sky and bring the shadow details back in photoshop which you can do even with JPEGs, contrary to what you would think listening to the RAW afiicianados (though not to the same extent of course).

That's what I do as well...much better to slightly underexpose than to suffer blown highlights. It's really annoying to take what would otherwise be a nice image and then find the highlights marring it.

Jim

This problem would happen all the time with the little sensor in the SX260 that I have, but I turn Icontrast to AUTO and problem solved, highlights are controlled and low tones lifted.  Sometimes the low to mid tones are lifted a little too much, then I use EV-.6, but the image is very well balanced for exposure.  The increased DR can make an image lose a bit of contrast so I set Mycolors, contrast to +1.

I assume canon implemented the Icontrast on the G1X, if they did then that is what it is for, it eliminates having to push the exposure down manually then having to lift the shadows in PP.

Brian

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