Another Picture Control Question...

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john isaacs Veteran Member • Posts: 8,133
Re: Another Picture Control Question...

FingerPainter wrote:

john isaacs wrote:

John Retsal wrote:

I've asked a couple questions here and got, for the most part, some good replies. I've also been reading many other threads and I think I've just about closed in on what I need to to.

I want to run this by you folks first though.

OK, so, I'm not a heavy post-processing guy. I've got a couple custom Picture Controls that I like and would likely be applying to 90+% of the raw images I shoot. My question is this...

As I understand it, using a neutral or better, flat, Picture Control set in the camera, would allow me to better see whether or not, at the time of taking the shot, I need to adjust exposure. If I were to use a different one, say Standard or Auto, I may see in the EVF an image that I might think I need to bump the exposure on whereas in reality it didn't need that but rather it was the Picture Control that was using too much contrast and making it look that way.

Does that make sense?

No sense at all. Picture controls are for JPG. If you shoot RAW, then why bother?

The display on the LCD screen, in the EVF and of the histogram are all based on JPEG, even if you shoot RAW.

Looking at the LCD or even EVF image is not a good way to assess exposure because your eye response is dependent upon the ambient lighting.

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