Ysarex

Ysarex

Lives in United States MO, United States
Joined on Nov 24, 2011

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  • Not real familiar with your specific camera but what you describe could certainly be normal behavior. Camera's will tend to have three or more different metering modes. For example, average, spot, ...
  • No. IS is available on some lenses and it's implemented in the lens. And I've learned through experience that's it's pretty hit or miss. It misses a lot. I turned it off and I keep the shutter ...
  • I'm happy using RawDigger and leaving EVO set to auto. The histograms I get tell me what I need to know. Yep, you could argue that reflections in the glass ornaments are specular in which case ...
  • No attempt to mislead. I do believe the X-E2 is 14 bit. When I took the photo it was dim in the shade and the shutter speed was too low. I solved the problem by dialing in -2.33 EC. Here's the ...
  • You're absolutely right and entirely irrelevant. We were not talking about the physical limits of digital sensor engineering. Let's talk about "in practice." Now this might be shocking but I ...
  • Yes. Yes. YES!! If I may add a few notes. IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT NOISE!!! ARRGGGHHH! Every time I hear ETTR talked about it's benefit is listed as lower noise. Who cares, I don't care. What I do care ...
  • Interesting way to describe it. I agree there's almost a rasp like texture to the rendering of straight high-contrast lines. Got to be an X-Trans artifact as it doesn't show with other raw files. T ...
  • It's very good software overall with a rich feature set. It does a very respectable job demosaicing X-Trans. You be the judge. Here's a photo that LR stumbles over oops, I meant does a near perfect ...
  • Try this version with RT: again it leans hard to sharp to make the point -- maybe back it down for a screen image: In the Detail panel I stuck with unsharp mask, radius .65 and amount 280. I turned ...
  • Entirely depends on what you're going to use it for. I agree I sharpened it heavily -- wanted the difference to be obvious. That PhotoNinja version is not over sharpened for output to a large print.
  • Here's PhotoNinja and one of the X-Pro2 files. Here's the full-res PhotoNinja JPEG. I think I could do better with RT and also SilkyPix and just as well with Capture 1. I could also do better than ...
  • Because my output is typically a print from an RGB photo that is not and never was a JPEG. When my output is a JPEG it's a JPEG that I create from the raw file so my goal is always the best raw ...
  • The histogram and "blinkies" displayed by mirrorless cameras are not derived directly off the image sensor. They are derived from the output of the camera's JPEG processing software and as such do ...
  • You can set a custom white balance on the camera that will apply to the JPEGs the camera creates. You should always do the best and most you can with the camera. Unfortunately the software in the ...
  • Yes, SilkyPix provides a tone curve tool similar to Photoshop and Lightroom. I do not like this one more. I would adjust the above photo to have more contrast and I would repair some of the glare ...
  • As gardenersassistant said, that's a complicated question. Before going any further: LR is both a raw converter and DAM database software. SilkyPix has only a rudimentary file manager and simply ...
  • It's not possible to make changes to a raw file and then save those changes as a new or updated raw file. If you're going to load raw files into Photomatix you have to hand over the ARW files as ...
  • Capture One for the heavy lifting, but still have to go to PS (or alternative) for finishing touches. C1 can't do the cloning work. Occasionally a more precise luminosity mask is needed. Currently ...
  • Biggs23 and Mark are correct. It depends on the sensor. ISO-invariant sensors will show no advantage from the ISO increase. How ISO-invariant are they really? I'm assuming there are machines out ...
  • Excuse me for jumping in here but I in fact teach both digital and film classes to college students and the answer to that is NO . My students encounter that analogy and bring it into class with ...
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