The BS of Digital Photography
kwaller at peoplepc.com
Tue Oct 6 23:44:51 EDT 2009
----- Original Message -----
From: "paul stenquist" <pnstenquist at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: The BS of Digital Photography
> On Oct 6, 2009, at 4:42 PM, Ken Waller wrote:
>> Kenneth Waller
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "paul stenquist"
>> <pnstenquist at comcast.net
>> 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.
> Yes, but dialing down contrast and saturation on your jpeg settings makes
> the jpeg histogram approximate the RAW. It's definitely close enough to
> keep one in the ballpark.
Dialing up contrast & saturation on the jpeg settings could lead to false
histograms as far as the RAW capture is concerned, even tho the jpeg (on the
LCD) might look ok.
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