NX20: Experiments in Photography
From the start I have employed the RAW+JPG setting.
I took a bunch of pictures with the kit lens, mostly with a tripod, indoors, night, dawn, full sunlight. Thus far the results gratify in the main. The 18-55 appears a reasonable performer, one I can safely use for regular snaps. Here it exceeded expectations: at the edge of town, with way too much light in the sky, I got some pretty good star pictures without using bulb (that I still have not tried). The camera blanked out most of the extraneous light, while a short exposure gave me dots instead of little streaks. That bodes well.
I was chagrined by the dullness of sunlit outdoors JPGs shot on the standard setting. Coming from Olympus and Kodak super zooms (and scanned Ektar 100), I was accustomed to better. However, I always meant to shoot RAW, so I quickly concentrated on those. I use Zoner Studio Pro to work with them, and I shortly found that I could "develop" those just about any way I wanted. At this point I tend to find that, when I get the sky to suit me, skin tones seem a tad warm. Is that typical, or do I need to keep hacking away? I will, regardless.
Later, after searching the manual, I switched JPG setting to "Vivid". That is much more my style. Now the skies look blue to my eyes in JPG, too.
100% crops look sharp. I don't ask more than that.
- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
|Orange-tip Butterfly by anisah|
from Nature's Colour Palette
|Windswept juniper by Kreber|
from Wind power