View Full Version : Is the saturation, contrast and sharpness right?
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 00:11
Other comments would be greatly appreciated too! :)
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 00:37
Looks like the WB might be a little hot. Just judging from the silver can in the middle, looks slightly yellow. My take anyway.
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 01:29
Yeah, the white balance is set at Cloudy - 7000K. I just leave it at that for almost all shots to give a warm tone to the photographs. I suppose that is alright?
I am asking this question because a couple of days back, I bought the 17-40 L which happens to be my first zoom lens after many Nikon and Canon primes, and I was quite underwhelmed by the colors I got straight from the camera. The contrast, saturation and sharpness are all set to +7 in my body.
I am happy with the output. But I want to know others would perceive the image. Is anything a tad too much?
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 01:30
Tad too saturated for me.
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 01:51
Hmmm. I pretty much shoot strictly raw, so I have not one iota of experience with setting in camera. WB aside, I personally see nothing wrong with these shots. I'd personally like to see the can silver, as that's the obvious item in the picture that the mind is attuned to the color of, saying that I KNOW the metal can in the middle is "silver". This is all subjective, but I'm something of a photo-realist, and that's just my opinion. I guess that your lens is working right up to design specification. Shoot it RAW with AWB, and see how the colors look after a little PP. Unless this style is what makes you rock, then I say go for it!
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 10:07
For me, its too warm for the subjects. The "silver" can is also dead center, thats why I think we all noticed the off color first. I would take that and the little one out and re shoot the red alone and the broken pot alone.
14th of September 2009 (Mon), 12:30
Thanks a lot! :)
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