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Old 15th of June 2010 (Tue)   #1
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Default 50d settings(sharpness/saturation)

just curious, but do any of you edit those settings on the camera in the user modes? I added 1 click to sharpness and saturation on mine.

I tried to edit the standard mode for the wife when she uses it, but in auto it always overrides it. Not a huge deal to me since im always in TV, AV or M mode.

but i was curious to what most have theirs set on or if you do all the work in editing
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Old 15th of June 2010 (Tue)   #2
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oh, i mainly shoot jpeg mode so thats why I ask.. i know in raw you can edit it yourself
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Default Re: 50d settings(sharpness/saturation)

I wouldn't personally do it "in-camera". The two options that you mentioned are available in DPP assuming you're shooting RAW.
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Default Re: 50d settings(sharpness/saturation)

I don't know, I shoot in RAW and so changing the settings in the camera are the same as changing them in DPP. I guess the best test would be to set everything at the default setting, take a shot with the camera on a tripod, then change the sharpness, take a shot, etc. Then, look at all the images and see the difference. I know the sharpening slider in DPP works well for jpeg images but I'm not sure if it equates to the same as changing the setting in the camera. But, a few sample images will tell you right away.
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oh, i mainly shoot jpeg mode so thats why I ask.. i know in raw you can edit it yourself
In my opinion, You should really shoot RAW if you want the most flexibility from your 50D. JPEG does not capture as much detail and looses information every time you modify or save the JPEG file on a PC.
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In my opinion, You should really shoot RAW if you want the most flexibility from your 50D. JPEG does not capture as much detail and looses information every time you modify or save the JPEG file on a PC.
Agreed! Also, try adjusting the 'exposure' on a jpeg image. It is night and day from a RAW image. Once you get confortable with RAW you will never go back to jpeg. At least, I haven't.
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I, when shooting JPG, use the custom option. I base it off of faithful and set the sharpness to +2. It's worked out well for me.
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I, when shooting JPG, use the custom option. I base it off of faithful and set the sharpness to +2. It's worked out well for me.
Ahh - the first actual answer to the OP's question - celebrate! The rest are the token RAW devotees that cannot see past their "unmodified files".

I don't have a 50D - but with my 30D I prefer the Neutral setting and then sharpness set 2 clicks from the top setting and saturation and contrast bumped up a couple of notches as well. I sure do get some "spanking" photos out of camera this way and I don't ever open DPP!
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When on holiday and just shooting for pleasure I set to standard and + 2 on sharpness gives me what I want for prints.
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Default Re: 50d settings(sharpness/saturation)

Whatever you choose in the way of camera processing is a matter of personal choice.. There is no wrong or right selection..

Although I shoot RAW I use User Def 1.. Sharpness 3, the rest 0.. Occasionally I'll drop the contrast to -1 if the lighting conditions are bright and contrasty.. I leave saturation at 0..

DPP will default to these setting once the image is opened..
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Whatever you choose in the way of camera processing is a matter of personal choice.. There is no wrong or right selection..

Although I shoot RAW I use User Def 1.. Sharpness 3, the rest 0.. Occasionally I'll drop the contrast to -1 if the lighting conditions are bright and contrasty.. I leave saturation at 0..

DPP will default to these setting once the image is opened..
thats what I figured.. I bumped that sharpness and saturation up one click under that setting and im very happy so far. My images seemed to lack a little sharpness and saturation so it seemed to get the results I wanted. Im picky as hell though, so thats why I ask. I may try raw soon.. I just hate editing and saving in jpeg to show pictures from that day quickly. Im sure once I got the hang of it, it wouldnt take long.. thanks everyone
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FWIW, you can post process JPEG images... You can sharpen after the fact and adjust levels, contrast, brightness and saturation. You don't quite have the same versatility as RAW, but In many cases, post processing JPEG images gives you more control than messing around with camera settings.

What photoediting program are you using?
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im using Gimp right now.. I have a pretty good handle on that for adjusting curves and so forth.

I shot a few in raw and I will need a faster PC before editing those. Im having trouble now with just the 5-6MB images and this machine running slow.

But thats the only editing software I have other than Picasa 3 for simple color changes. I used the canon software to DL and edit the raw pictures. I can see a different though in detail, but its a 11mb image also LOL
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I shoot in faithful, everything at 0
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I think the Picture Style you choose also effects how much sharpening etc is added. I Shoot Standard with the sharpness at 5, contrast at 0, color tone at 1, and saturation at 1. So ,standard mode is 3,0,0,0 and I shoot at 5,0,1,1.

I shoot RAW and change the pictures as needed, and I may tweak the settings eventually, but since I use DPP to process my RAWs, it gives me a starting point.
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