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HarjTT Apr 13, 2009 4:53 PM

I've been still in 2-3 minds on what the best RAW convertor for ORF files would be for ages and a whiel ago decided that if teh Jpegs were good enough I was more than happy. Until today I had always thought that the in cam jpegs and thus Studio/Master were producing the best jpegs (esp with regards to detail, sharpness and noise characteristics) . However. I still havent made the jump to Studio as I just don;t find it as easy to use as it should be and I've ended up still plugging away with Adobe ACR/LR (now version 2.3).

To cut a long story short - I took the my nephews dogs out for a walk and too a few pics of them with the E3+35-100F2. What suprised me with LR2.3 was that there was more detail showing in the RAW files than the out of cam Jpegs, and as always there's the better highlight/shadow recovery with LR/ACR/Bibble. Let me know what you think as I;d like to know if anyone else has noticed this or am I just seeing things ?


Here's an example pic:

E3 (firmware 1.4); ISO 400, f5.6 @ 1/320s

1. E3 Out of Cam Jpeg - Default settings (no NR, Super fine jpegs):

http://harjtt.smugmug.com/photos/511876607_Lvuvr-X1.jpg

2. Light Room 2.3 Jpeg (Adobe Std 2 profile, No NR, sharpening 50% @ 0.5, converted from 16bit PSD to 8bit jpeg in CS3, No additional sharpening in CS3 - I;d usually add a wee bit of USM but in this case I had not)

http://harjtt.smugmug.com/photos/511879757_DqjtF-X1.jpg

3. Crop nose

OOC E3 Jpeg LR2.3 8bit Jpeg
http://harjtt.smugmug.com/photos/511880062_FJRLk-L.jpg
http://harjtt.smugmug.com/photos/511879870_Qc9jw-L.jpg


4. Crop Eye:

OOC E3 Jpeg LR2.3 8bit Jpeg

http://harjtt.smugmug.com/photos/511879954_XHaJW-L.jpghttp://harjtt.smugmug.com/photos/511879756_25Ggm-L.jpg


5. Jaw line:

OOC E3 Jpeg LR2.3 8bit Jpeg

http://harjtt.smugmug.com/photos/511879813_5unkj-L.jpghttp://harjtt.smugmug.com/photos/511880333_X22aX-L.jpg


6. Ear

OOC E3 Jpeg LR2.3 8bit Jpeg

http://harjtt.smugmug.com/photos/511880132_L7CDY-L.jpghttp://harjtt.smugmug.com/photos/511880324_wAi2r-L.jpg


Regards the 1.4 update - definitely a nice update to the AF. I've not tested CAF but SAF feels a lot snappier with instant AF with the 35-100 at least.

Cheers

Harj

:O :?

Update:

Took another look at the RAW and if I drop the exposure in LR by -0.5 then all of the fine hair and detail around the nose which is mainly blown out in both of these versions is there to see.


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