The BS of Digital Photography

Ken Waller kwaller at
Tue Oct 6 16:42:10 EDT 2009

Kenneth Waller

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "paul stenquist" <pnstenquist at>
Subject: Re: The BS of Digital Photography

> On Oct 6, 2009, at 3:07 AM, Tom C wrote:
>> I just ordered a K-7 against what may may be my better judgement...
>> I'm optimistic that it will meet my present needs, though I'm pretty
>> sure it's far too noisy for any astrophotography.


>> I'm unsure what processing has occurred in camera.
>> I'm unsure how the sensor has responded to the scene and how the
>> software in the camera has adjusted the image. I can guess, but I'm
>> not sure.
> When you shoot RAW, no processing has occurred in the camera. However,  
> the jpeg viewed on the LCD screen has been processed. You can adjust  
> how much or how little by tweaking yur jpeg settings.

But isn't the histogram on the LCD based on a jpeg from the RAW capture?
This tweaking could be misleading when on a RAW capture. 

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