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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx Very Happy

What about pp? Any rules? Wink


PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely best result come with PP do it what you like.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Surely best result come with PP do it what you like.


Hmmm, I don't know. Aren't these threads supposed to give representation to the quality of the lens? I understand white balance and saturation but PP sharpening feels like not adequately representing the glass.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leave it up to the photographer, I say. If they want to do some USM, fine. Just that they should let us know if they do.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only crap lenses need USM Twisted Evil


PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esox lucius wrote:
Only crap lenses need USM Twisted Evil


Would that be why Nikon apply sharpening to ALL photos in camera then?
Every other camera manufacturer RAW means without any processing, not so Nikon.

Sharpening is required to get the best out of Digital cameras due to the effect of the Bayer filter used to give colour information.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DConvert wrote:
Esox lucius wrote:
Only crap lenses need USM Twisted Evil

Would that be why Nikon apply sharpening to ALL photos in camera then?
Every other camera manufacturer RAW means without any processing, not so Nikon.


Can you tell us where this information comes from ?


PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have noticed lately that a lot of pictures are posted with some basic visibility problem, mostly due to incorrect monitor calibration on the part of the poster.
This affects the experience, and it's in the interest of everyone, but mostly of the author of the photos,
that the pictures are edited on calibrated monitors, so that all viewers can have the same good viewing experience.

Therefore, I strongly encourage the members who want to post images in the galleries, to make sure first that their monitor is calibrated for gamma (grayscale).-
This will not help with the colours, but at least it will make so that the viewer will see your photos without clipped highlights or shadows.

What you have to do is simply to adjust the brightness and contrast of your monitor in accordance with this test image:



Note that all sections of the above photograph must be distinguishable from the neighbouring ones.
In order to publish photos in the galleries, it is strongly recommended that you calibrate your monitor according to a correct representation of the above table.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Once you have done this basic calibration, if you are the exacting kind you might also want to try to match this table,
which is more difficult and will probably challenge seriously all consumer monitors:



The last two rows of the above image are very demanding and probably your consumer monitor will have some trouble separating the bars in both extremes,
but it's useful to have this table because it lets you check your improvements in calibration with more accuracy than the first table.