knickerhawk

knickerhawk

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  • The Oly JPEG engine (and OV3) apply significantly more sharpening and noise reduction than default settings in most raw processors (like LR/ACR). When you print, the unadjustable NR in the jpeg is ...
  • Replied in For example...
    Here is the lower left corner of the two boxers shot (close up version) from the Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master samples just posted here on DPReview. The left crop is the unpushed version (reference), ...
  • You beat me to the punch with the RT examples. This is where things get weird. I checked the two files in RawDigger and the ISO 200 shot is actually brighter on average AND it's the only one of the ...
  • I haven't paid much attention to that site, so I just went back and stumbled across a recent post that showed how to do a B&W conversion that "doesn't feel lazy". Check it out here . I won't copy ...
  • I just came over here to make the same comment. For me, the behavior happens when you open the viewer by clicking on an inline image and when in the viewer you then click on the 100% View option. ...
  • That could be the source of the problem. Especially with respect to large amounts of highlight recovery, Adobe's standard profiles are likely to apply a visible "hue twist". If you ETTR and deal a ...
  • This is probably color profile related. Have you built your own or are you relying on Adobe's standard one? Are you saying the RawDigger histogram shows clipping but the OvExp doesn't?
  • The Photoblographer reviewer's taste in B&W and mine couldn't be much more different. God awful contrast as far as I'm concerned. Of course, this is knock on the JPEG and B&W filter setup he's ...
  • I'm a big fan of Raw Therapee and use it quite a bit. The thing about Raw Therapee though is that it has so many configurable parameters (including demosaic algorithm) that it's really difficult ...
  • The demosaicing algorithms are definitely different and the Adobe one is more aggressive. It can be more clearly seen in the colored split circles in the studio scene. Sometimes that ...
  • Set sharpening -2 and and fine adjustment -2. Saved as a TIFF, brought the TIFF into PS and cropped and upsized (same amount and type of upsizing was used on the ACR crop). You've proven my point: ...
  • Yes, and I stick by it! ;-) [snip] I find that even if sharpening in OV3 is set to -2 and -2 Fine Adjustment, there's STILL considerable HiRaLoAm sharpening applied. Below are crops of the ISO 200 ...
  • You might want to check out the crops compared in my post here . The new versions have just gone too far with the NR and the increased sharpening/local contrast. Lots of detail and highlight ...
  • That is NOT what I'm saying. Understanding and applying equivalency "in the real world" is indeed valuable and necessary if what you're doing involves some kind of comparison or selection between ...
  • At the peril of being lumped together with NCV (gulp), I'll step in here and suggest that the real question isn't about "equivalence" (actually "equality") where the scaling involved is 1:1.  The ...
  • I'm afraid that the new versions have gone too far the other direction. I'm seeing obviously destructive NR. Yes, it makes the sky background nice and smooth but also turns some of the bird ...
  • As noted, I've never used Pannys and don't have any direct experience with them. My recollection of what I read (or perhaps the source itself) could very well be wrong. Just trying to provide a ...
  • Part of the confusion here might be due to the differences between Oly and Panny cameras with respect to the size of the embedded JPEGs in raw files. Oly definitely embeds smaller JPEGs, which is ...
  • Good for you! I just started my ramen noodles diet to finance mine...
  • The Oly raw converter definitely defaults to greater sharpening than many other converters (e.g., Adobe's ACR and LR). There are times when that aggressiveness is helpful and times when it's ...
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