Rob Outlaw <routlaw@...>
The problem seems to be not a defect in the camera itself, but rather thatThis seems like a case for implementing digital camera profiles after all,
be it from
Profile Maker or the Praxisoft solution. FWIW in a direct comparison between
the D1 and Phase One Lightphase this summer in my studio, I found the
captures without utilizing the canned profiles from Phase One to be
with some fairly drab color. In fact some colors on a simple Kodak color
not even show up regardless of how I captured and what profile that used.
Trying to make
something out of the Lightphase raw captures (files that had not been
converted with their
canned profiles) was way more trouble than it was worth in my experience.
Even after implementing the profiles from Phase One I found that I had to
edit the images
considerably more than with a D1 image.
Don't misunderstand me, I am not saying that you can not get spectacular
the more expensive cameras, its just that it is not always the cake walk
many of these
manufacturers would have you believe. Its sort of like we are still in the
Wild West Days
of digital imaging and I think this makes a strong case for Color Management
in order to obtain
some sort of standard so that we are all playing on level field. At least
for me thats the
promise that I see with CM, though it may not be there 100% yet.
Selecting is usually unnecessary. For this category of images ONLY, I findaround
20% opacity.In addition I have also found that shooting with the D1 with the low
setting (and then adjusting for contrast later in PS) yields a better image
less flesh tone problems.
The problem is, the preliminary "correction" these cameras make isn'tAlthough a number of users tend to have more problems while using the SB28dx
flash unit with the camera. A UV filter placed over the flash will help here
not totally eliminate the problem.
My own experience is that AppleI still will stick with Adobe RGB space since it has given me little
problems even with the D1.