NEX-F3 frustration--is this related to ISO 200?

Started Dec 4, 2012 | Questions thread
wictred Senior Member • Posts: 1,195
Re: NEX-F3 frustration--is this related to ISO 200?

ShinyFace wrote:

I've ordered the Sigma 30mm, maybe I will get better results with it. I am considering the 19mm as well. Being a sharpness freak will avoid the 16mm, it's not a bad lens if you like a softer feel but the pix I see from it are not sharp or vivid and that is my preference.

I doubt it.

If you look closely you'll see that the NEX shots are not that bad. There is a lot of detail in there. flat, dull, but it's there. It's just a matter of how you process the images ... either upfront in-camera (jpeg settings) or afterwards (RAW processing).

A NEX or other CSC or a DSLR can capture enough detail (sharpness, dynamic range) to get decent images, but you'll have to tell the camera how to do it. A compact camera might already do the processing that makes the images look "good" (that's what compact cameras often are made for) but if you look at the details you'll often see blown highlights, artifacts, posterization, noise etc etc.

I never use the "auto" mode on my NEX, but I also had the impression that the auto jpeg result is rather dull, unless you really start finetuning it.

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