Developing α7 RAW images

Started Mar 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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JamieTux Veteran Member • Posts: 3,904
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Fritz85 wrote:

I'm a new owner of a Sony Alpha α7 camera and recently captured some amazing images on a recent holiday to La Palma, Spain with an FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens. Unfortunately, the IQ of the RAW images in Lightroom are sub-par when compared to the output of the same images in Sony's own Image Data Converter.

Colors are a little more vivid, details are sharper.

I hope JPEG compression has little effect on my illustration.

My main question is: Instead of dealing with Image Data Converter, is there another program (such as DxO Optics Pro, for example) which will retain the amazing IQ that this camera is capable of?

Like Steve said - it will be the closest to what you prefer about the Sony converter - but why don't you just use the Sony one if you like the output?
They all have different strengths and weaknesses too - like I said Capture One will give results that you like in terms of detail and contrast judging by your preferences in those pictures but Lightroom with a good profile gets very close too and it's still a quicker workflow for me.

Out of curiosity - what picture style mode were you in?  Looks like it might have been vivid to me - try the Lightroom Vivid Camera Calibration and I am sure that it will get you a lot closer straight away.

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