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Old Jul 11, 2003, 12:53 AM   #1
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I have been using my F717 for a little over a month, and while I'm generally happy with the image quality, I find that the majority of the pictures are too low on contrast and need to have the contrast boosted on my computer before they look right. I know one of the criticisms of the camera is that it doesn't have a contrast control. I didn't think it would be a problem, because my P31 doesn't have a contrast control, but I don't find most of the pictures to require adjustment.

Do any other F717 owners have this problem?

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That's not the most flagrant example of it, but I like the pic.
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Old Jul 17, 2003, 1:33 AM   #2
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Still no replies? It's been a week!
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Old Jul 21, 2003, 2:00 PM   #3
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Old Jul 21, 2003, 4:12 PM   #4
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hi there,

First I was, and am, very happy with my sony F707.
But taking photo's for over one year now, i have noticed the same.
Most of them look grey, sort of blur over it. After some auto-correction with compu-pic pro the photo's look a bit more vivit.

On certain circumstaces the balance is okay, but why and how, i haven't find out yet.
Good luck, and we have to keep adjusting on the pc.

Greetings Fillip
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Old Jul 21, 2003, 4:58 PM   #5
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Hey, thanks for your reply.

It's good to know that there's someone else out there having the same problem, but at the same time, it's disturbing that I never read or heard anything anywhere about the camera having contrast issues. I'm still not convinced it isn't an anomaly only found in a few specific cameras. Ultimately, it's not a big problem, since the photos can easily be fixed in post-op, but it's troubling to have to do it, since I don't have to with pictures from my low-end P31.
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