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Color Gamut and Color Space

Color space for digital images..

Workflow Tips and technique

An introduction to digital workflow and best practices..

Photoshop How-To

Working with Photoshop for raw conversion and more..

Photoshop Issues and Bugs

Things that can get in the way, or cause incorrect results.

Faux HDR and High Dynamic Range

Tips for processing high dynamic range images..

Expose To The Right (ETTR)

Maximizing image quality, dynamic range, minimizing digital noise.

Nikon D850

The best becomes better..

Nikon D850 Image Quality

Oustanding image quality, but with some limitations..

Nikon D810

Improvements on the workhorse D800E..

Nikon D800E

36 megapixels in a compact full-frame DSLR..

Nikon D800 / D800E Image Quality Best Practices

Image quality best practices and how-to with the Nikon D800/D800E..

Nikon D800E vs D800

D800E supplement and comparisons with Nikon D800..

Nikon D800 Monochrome Conversion by MaxMax.com

D800 with the RGB Bayer matrix removed for a true monochrome sensor..

Nikon D800E vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Comparing the 2012/2013 high-res pro DSLRs..

Nikon D5

High speed big brick shooter..

Canon EOS 1D X

18 megapixel big black brick, Canon’s top of the line DSLR..

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

22 megapixel successor to the popular 5D Mark II..

Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R

50 megapixel successor to the 22 megapixel Canon 5D Mark III..

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

30 megapixel successor to the 22 megapixel Canon 5D Mark III..

Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Nikon’s bread and butter telephoto zoom.

Sony A900

The 24.6 megapixel Sony A900 digital SLR is compared with Canon’ top-of-the-line 21.1MP EOS 1Ds Mark III. A field report including two comparisons with the Canon 1Ds Mark IIII, example images in color and black and white, and the Zeiss ZA 135mm f/1.8 Sonnar. Anti-Shake (SteadyShot) is assessed, as is noise behavior..

Nikon D3x 24.4-megapixel DSLR review

Includes: D3x resolution comparisons (res chart) with Nikon D3, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, resolution comparison on outdoor shot with Nikon D3, large examples, large wildlife examples, Nikon 200mm f/2 VR on D3x, long exposure noise ISO series, D3x sensitivity on diffraction, D3x dynamic range at ISO 100 vs ISO 50, D3x vs D3 color and noise..

Noise ×4: Nikon D3x, Nikon D3, Canon 5D Mark II, & Canon 1Ds Mark III

Noise performance of early 2009’ premier digital SLRs. ISOs from 50 through 25600, dark area noise, noise reduction effects, noise versus resolution. Can more smaller pixels beat fewer large ones?.

Nikon vs Canon: noise and sharpness

Nikon vs Canon: Noise and Sharpness.

Canon 14mm f/2.8L II

In-depth review of the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II including flare, distortion, field curvature, resolution charts, numerous field examples and comparison to the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G. The Canon EF 14/2.8L II is a superb lens, but with some peculiarities which may enhance or degrade its appeal for different uses. The review is as much a “user guide” as a review; even if you use this lens it’s well worth your time to read this review..

Pentax K-1

36-megapixel full-frame DSLR with SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode..

Pentax K-3 II (APS-C)

24-megapixel APS-C DSLR with SuperResolution true-color..

Pentax K-3 (APS-C)

23-megapixel APS-C DSLR with an unusual feature set..

Pentax HD DA Limited 15mm f/4 ED

APS-C wide angle lens equivalent to 22mm on full-frame..

Canon 35mm f/1.4L II

Canon’s updated fast 35mm prime, evaluated on Canon 5DS R..

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

Tamron’s ultra wide to medium fast zoom..

Nikon AF-S 24mm f/1.4G ED

State of the art design in a fast 24mm lens. Includes full-resolution images at f/1.4..

Hartblei 40/80/120mm SuperRotators

Medium format Zeiss glass in Hartblei precision tilt/shift lens barrels!.

Canon EOS R

Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless..

Nikon Z7

Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless..

Sony Alpha A9

Blackout-free 20 fps speed demon..

Sony Alpha A7S II

High performance full frame 12-megapixel sensor..

Sony Alpha A7R II

Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..

Sony Alpha A7R III

Attention to details: a solid upgrade over the A7R II..

Sony Alpha A7R

Full frame compact mirrorless with interchangeable lenses..

Menus and Button Setup

How to configure the camera for serious shooting..

Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Sonnar

Compact moderate wide angle for Sony mirrorless..

Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Sonnar

Compact normal lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless..

Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM

Razor sharp medium telephoto with apodization filter..

Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Fisheye

Fisheye lens for Sony mirrorless..

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM

Premiere mid-range zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless.

Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS

Wide angle to telephoto zoom with optical stabilization..

Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 OSS Vario-Tessar

Comapact mid-range zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless.

Ricoh GXR with A12 Mount for Leica M Lenses.

Use Leica M lenses on a digital back designed for them..

Fujifilm Finepix X100

The best compact big-sensor digital camera yet?.

Nikon Coolpix A

Fixed 28mm lens with APS-C sensor free of anti-aliasing blur with wonderful color..

Ricoh GR

Razor sharp 28mm lens on APS-C sensor and outstanding usability and features..

Sony Cybershot RX1R II

Diminutive full-frame camera with 35mm f/2 fixed lens..

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 / RX1R

Full frame camera in an ultra-compact body with or without anti-aliasing filter..

Sony DSC-RX100

Stunningly high image quality in a 20MP point and shoot tiny camera..

Sony DSC-RX10 III

Stunningly high image quality in a 20MP point and wide range zoom..

Panasonic GH4

Still photos and gorgeous 4K UltraHD video..

Olympus Zuiko 12mm f/2 ED

A compact high performance fast wide angle..

Olympus Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Zoom

A high performance mid-range zoom..

Olympus Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 ED Telephoto

Beautiful bokeh, long reach fast speed, compact lens..

Sigma DN 19mm f/2.8

Wide angle for Micro Four Thirds or Sony E Mount/NEX..

Olympus OM-D E-M1

A worthy upddate to the E-M5 with pro-grade build quality..

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Superb ergonomic design in a compact camera..

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Updated model with hi-res sensor shift mode..

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Flagship model for 2017..

Comparisons across format.

Can smaller sensor cameras compete with larger ones on any basis?.

Olympus E-P1 micro-4/3 camera

Great image quality, but....

Panasonic G-1 micro-4/3 camera

Panasonic G-1 especially compared to the Olympus E-P1. Intriguing results with RAW vs in-camera JPEG. RAW file included for your own analysis..

Fujifilm X (general)

General information about Fujfilm X..

Fujifilm X-E1

Compact sibling of the Fujifilm X-Pro1.

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Interchangeable lenses on a 16MP APS-C sensor.

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm's 24MP APS-C offering..

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS

Wide angle zoom equivalent to 15-36mm.

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R

Compact moderate wide angle..

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2

A bright short telephoto lens..

Fujifilm Fujinon XF 60mm f/2.4 R

Short telephoto macro lens..

Sony NEX-7 and NEX-5N

24 or 16 megapixels in a compact body with APS-C sensor..

Sony Alpha A6000

Value camera: 24 megapixel APS-C sensor with EVF and vibration-free shutter..

Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Outstanding ultra wide angle performer..

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon

Manual focus moderate wide angle for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis (Overview)

Zeiss autofocus lenses Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Distagon

Autofocus extreme wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon

Autofocus wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar

Autofocus portrait lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon

Ultra wide angle lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X..

Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar

Normal lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X..

Leica X Vario

Leica’s 28-70mm APS-C compact camera..

Leica X2

Leica’s large-sensor 'affordable' compact camera..

Overview of Sigma Foveon Sensor cameras

Foveon X3 true-color sensor for outstanding resolution..

Sigma Photo Pro Software 5.x

Sigma’s raw file processing software, version 5.x..

Sigma Photo Pro Software 6.x

Sigma’s raw file processing software, version 6.x..

Sigma sd Quattro

Mirrorless Sigma Quattro sensor with interchangeable lenses..

Sigma sd Quattro H

Mirrorless Sigma Quattro larger APS-H sensor with interchangeable lenses..

Sigma dp0 Quattro

21mm f/5.6 equivalent FOV lens..

Sigma dp2 Quattro

45mm f/2.8 equivalent FOV lens..

Sigma DP1 Merrill

28mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on APS-C sensor..

Sigma DP3 Merrill

75mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on APS-C sensor..

Sigma DP-2 with Foveon X3 sensor

[Archive] Sigma DP-2 with the amazing Foveon X3 sensor (original, LOW RES camera, not a Merrill)..

Fujifilm GFX 50s

Fujifilm skips full-frame to go from APS-C to to medium format..

Fujifilm GFX Operational Aspects

Experience, reader insights, etc..

Fujifilm GFX Image Processing

Tips on getting the best results..

Fujifilm GFX Image Quality

Image quality assessments..

Fujifilm GF 23mm f/4 R WR

Ultra wide angle equivalent to 19mm f/3.3. .

Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR

Moderate wide angle equivalent to 37mm f/2.3..

Fujifilm GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR

Standard normal lens equivalent to 52mm f/2.3..

Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2 R WR

Ultra high speed telephoto equivalent to 90mm f/1.6..

Fujifilm GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR

High performance macro photography on medium format, equivalent to 99mm f/3.3..

Hasselblad X1D

Mirrorless large format with leaf shutter lenses..

Hasselblad X1D Imaging Quality

Performance both in the field and controlled conditions..

Optimal Images from Hasselblad X1D

Tips on Getting the Best Results..

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5

37mm equivalent..

Hasselblad XCD 120mm f/3.5

Telephoto macro lens, 99mm equivalent..

Pentax 645D 40-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

A price/performance breakthrough?.

Pentax 645Z Overall

50-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR with Live View.

Pentax 645Z Image Quality

High end image quality, but what about lenses?.

Pentax SMC DA 645 25mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM AW

Ultra wide angle lens for Pentax 645..

Pentax HD 35mm f/3.5 AL [IF]

Moderate wide angle lens for Pentax 645..

Pentax 645 90mm f/2.8 D FA 645 Macro ED AW SR

Medium telephoto macro lens for Pentax 645 digital and film..

Hasselblad H4D 50 Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

How does Hasselblad’s 3rd generation medium format entry measure up?.

Rolleiflex Hy6 Mod 2 Medium Format System

Lens performance at 80 megapixels..

Mamiya DL28 medium format 28 megapixel system

The Mamiya DL28 offers the Mamiya 645 AFD III, the new Sekor AF 80mm f/2.8D lens and the Leaf Aptus-II 6 digital back. Image quality is outstanding and the DL28 should definitely be considered by anyone looking into medium format..

Leica S2 37.5 Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

How does Leica’s medium format entry measure up in ergonomics, image quality, etc?.

Leica S Examples

Examples and comparison from the various lenses.

Introduction

Start here!.

Cameras and Examples

Infrared camera choices with examples.

Shooting Considerations

All about shooting in infrared..

Image Quality Issues

Unique challenges of digital infrared..

Workflow

What to do after you shoot..

Canon Lenses

How Canon lenses perform for infrared use..

Wrap-up and Summary

Conclusions and where to find products and additional information..

Milvus 18mm f/2.8

An outstanding 18mm design..

Milvus 35mm f/2

Classic design in the latest Milvus build..

Introduction

Start here to best utilize this guide..

18mm f/3.5 Distagon

A brilliant, but also colorful character..

21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Brilliant imaging, even wide open, but with a few quirks. (Review in progress) .

25mm f/2 Distagon

Ultra high performance with a fast aperture..

25mm f/2.8 Distagon

A gem with unusual close-focus..

28mm f/2 Distagon

An artist’s drawing tool..

35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Strokes of a master..

50mm f/2 Makro-Planar

Versatility in a “normal” lens and macro too!.

Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

Fast high performance APO wide angle..

Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon Rendering Style

Rendering style, bokeh and beauty..

Otus 85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Rendering Style

Rendering style, bokeh and 'transparency' without peer..

85mm f/1.4 APO-Planar Night Vision

Peering into shadows at night with the very best..

135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar

Beautiful bokeh, razor sharp, superb color correction..

Conclusions

Summary and wrap-up..

Zeiss LensSpire Articles

Articles written for Lenspire.ZEISS.com..

Recommended Photo Gear

Stuff I use..

Photography Lighting

Lighting for various situations..

Off Grid: Powering Gear in the Field

Powering cameras and equipment..

Lens and Camera Issues

Good stuff and not so good stuff..

NEC 4K Ultra HD PA322UHD Professional Display

A expansive and accurate visual experience for video or stills..

Software issues.

[ARCHIVE] Software and related for photographers..

The Apple Mac Pro

[ARCHIVE] Various considerations for buying a Mac Pro..

Photo Tips

Photography Hints and Tips..

Grab Bag

Various articles..

Overview of Zeiss Touit Lenses

High performance prime lenses for Sony NEX and Fujifilm X..

Zeiss ZF.2 and Zeiss ZE Lenses For Canon and Nikon

Zeiss ZF.2 and Zeiss ZE Lenses For Canon and Nikon.

Leica S2 37.5 Medium Format DSLR

Leica S2 37.5 megapixel DSLR and its lenses..

Infrared Cameras Compared

Infrared Cameras Compared: Fuji S3 Pro UVIR, Nikon D70-IR, Canon EOS 5D-IR ..

Nikon D200 vs D2x

Vintage 2006 comparative review of Nikon D200 vs Nikon D2x..

Leica M10

Leica M mount in slim body with SL-type sensor..

Leica M Typ 240 In Use

Overall design and behavior..

Leica M Monochrom Typ 246

24-megapixel CMOS monochrome sensor..

Leica M Monochrom In the Field

Field shooting the Leica MM, and comparisons..

Leica SL Typ 601

24-megapixel interchangeable lenses, high-res EVF..

Leica 24-90mm f/2.8-4 Vario-Elmarit-SL ASPH OIS

All-arounder zoom with dubious optical compromises..

Leica Q (Typ 116)

24-megapixel fixed lens compact full-frame..

Ray angle and Color Shading With M Lenses

Off-center color casts, off-center sharpness..

Considerations in choosing a lens.

Focal lengths, color, weight and travel considerations. [relevant, but dated/old material].

Leica 18mm f/3.8 Super-Elmar-M ASPH

Leica’s widest prime lens..

Leica 21mm f/3.4 Super-Elmar-M ASPH

Leica’s best-performing 21mm..

Leica 28mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH (pre-2016)

Leica’s widest lens utilizing built-in frame lines..

Leica 35mm f/2 Summicron-M ASPH

Leica’s f/2 35mm for the M..

Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron-M

Leica’s compact low-distortion normal lens..

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 II ASPH

Fasted 35mm lens for Leica M, great ergonomics..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-10-16 Canon EOS R: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw using Datacolor SpyderCHECKER

2018-10-16 Nikon Z7: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw using Datacolor SpyderCHECKER

2018-10-06 Nikon Z7: RAW vs JPEG

2018-08-29 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 White Balance and Tint in Mid-Morning Sunlight with Adobe Camera Raw

2018-08-13 Sony A7R III: the Noise Behavior that Has Been Troublesome to Me — Updated, PhaseOne CaptureOne PRO (Repost)

2018-07-25 Hasselblad PR: “Real World” Comparison: Nikon D850 with Decrepit Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 Zoom Compared Without Format Equivalence or Validation of Basics

2018-02-09 Dual Pixel Raw Support for Canon 5D Mark IV from LibRaw (RawDigger, FastRawViewer)

2018-01-24 Sony A7R III: Pixel Shift vs Single Frame on Finely Detailed Subject

2018-01-23 LibRaw (RawDigger/FastRawViewer) Releases Beta of “SonyPixelShift2DNG”: Makes DNG file from 4 Pixel Shift Files FAST for Direct Use in ACR/Lightroom

2018-01-22 The Tool I’ve Been Waiting for to Process Sony Pixel Shift Files: FastRawViewer/RawDigger Developers Release Beta of 'SonyPixelShift2DNG'

2018-01-09 How Fast is the Apple iMac Pro for RAW File Conversion?

2017

2017-12-28 Sony A7R III: the Noise Behavior that Has Been Troublesome to Me — Updated, PhaseOne CaptureOne PRO (UPDATED)

2017-12-26 Sony A7R III: the Noise Behavior that Has Been Troublesome to Me

2017-12-23 RawDigger and FastRawViewer Support Sony A7R III 'ARQ' Pixel Shift Files, 25% Off Both Programs

2017-12-22 Sony A7R III: Compressed Raw Gapping

2017-12-15 Sony A7R III, Pixel Shift, and Sony’s Imaging Edge/Viewer Software

2017-12-15 Sony A7R III: First Look with/without Pixel Shift with Sony Imaging Edge vs Adobe Camera Raw

2017-12-07 Adobe Camera Raw Support for Sony A7R III

2017-12-05 Adobe Support for A7R III Raw Files (even without pixel shift).

2017-11-24 Reader Comments on my “Why I Probably Will Never Buy a Mac Pro Again” post: More CPU Cores and Dual GPUs vs Single GPU (and performance with PhaseONE CaptureOne Pro)

2017-10-23 Nikon D850: Notched (Discontinuous) Pixel values

2017-10-13 Nikon D850: Finest Long Exposure DSLR I Have Ever Seen by Leaps and Bounds

2017-10-08 Nikon D850: Configuration Tip for Image Review: Use RAW + JPEG Superfine

2017-09-14 Nikon D850: Firsthand Reader Comments on Ergonomics and Image Quality

2017-09-08 Adobe Camera Raw Supports Nikon D850

2017-09-03 Nikon D850: RawDigger Support Available

2017-09-02 Nikon D850: That Video Discussion About Color Rendition

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: Evaluating Noise Properly

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: In-Camera Raw to JPEG

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: Natural White Balance Option, Active D-Lighting, HDR

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: Time Lapse is a Breakthrough for Nikon DSLRs... First Solid 8K Support?

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: Turning Those Old Slides and Negatives into Digital Images

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: When Will Adobe Support D850 NEF in Adobe Camera Raw?

2017-08-25 Some Interesting Points About the Nikon D850

2017-08-23 Nikon Announces the D850, Commentary + Reader Comments

2017-06-04 Sony A9: Two Examples of Pattern/Banding Noise at ISO 100 (Pine Creek Skyline, Mt Tom) + Reader Comments

2017-05-24 Adobe Camera Raw Updated to 9.10.1, Fixed Hasselblad X1D High ISO Highlight Loss and Fujifilm GFX Exposure Issue

2017-05-24 Update to High ISO Highlight Destruction with Hasselblad X1D Raw Files (Adobe Camera Raw 9.10.1 bug fix)

2017-05-19 FastRawViewer Updated to v4.2

2017-04-19 Sony’s New α9 Camera Appears to Target the High-End Sport Shooter Market

2017-04-11 Which is faster for RAW File Conversion, CPU or GPU?

2017-03-14 Optimal Exposure via ETTR Can Deliver More Noise Benefit than Medium Format vs 35mm

2017-03-13 Hasselblad X1D: Better to Use Camera ISO or Push Base ISO 100 to Equivalent Higher ISO?

2017-03-12 Hasselblad X1D: ISO 3200 Highlight Destruction in ACR vs Iridient Developer and Hasselblad Phocus (Dolls)

2017-03-06 Fujifilm GFX 50s: Some Progress, and Fujifilm’s Diagnosis

2017-03-04 Fujifilm GFX 50s: Initial Impressions and Defective Camera (?) Stuck on Continuous Shooting Mode

2017-03-03 Fujifilm GFX 50s: 'RAF' Not Yet Usable with Adobe Camera Raw (Lightroom, Photoshop)

2017-02-25 Fujifilm GFX 50s: How Will Raw 'RAF' Files be Convertible?

2017-02-09 Reader Comment: ETTR (Expose to the Right)

2017-02-08 Hasselblad X1D: 3FR Raw-File Conversion in Adobe Camera Raw

2017-02-04 Sigma sd Quattro-H: DNG Files Shrink by More than 50% After Adobe DNG Converter

2017-02-03 Sigma sd Quattro-H: DNG vs X3F Image Quality (Updated)

2017-02-02 Sigma sd Quattro-H: Shoots X3F as Usual, or DNG With a Huge Size Penalty

2017-01-18 Fujifilm GFX 50 Megapixel Medium Format Announced: Hi-Res Display Wonder (EVF, Rear LCD, Top Panel)

2017-01-02 Reader Comments: Photo Software for Photographers

2016

2016-12-29 Color Fringing in Blue Light: Gains From Correction with Canon 11-24mm f/4L (5DS R)

2016-12-20 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II First Look: High-Res Mode

2016-12-20 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II First Look: Initial Comments

2016-12-19 Sigma Releases Sigma Photo Pro 6.5.0

2016-12-17 RawDigger and FastRawViewer 25% Off

2016-12-15 Sigma sd Quattro H Due in Mid January

2016-12-10 Reader Question: Sigma sd Quattro H vs Sony A7R II

2016-11-20 ProCamera App for iPhone with DNG support and Many Useful Controls

2016-10-09 Sigma dp0 and dp1 Quattro: Razor Sharp Detail

2016-09-20 Canon 5D Mark IV: Adobe Does Not Support Dual Pixel RAW

2016-09-19 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Major Improvements and New Features

2016-09-16 Canon 5D Mark IV Here

2016-09-09 Potential Uses for Canon 5D Mark IV Dual Pixels as per Alex Tutubalin of LibRaw

2016-09-08 RawDigger and FastRawViewer 25% Off (plus Canon 5D Mark IV dual pixel findings)

2016-08-09 Sigma sd Quattro ISO Series from 100 to 6400, both X3F and Camera JPEG + Binned Images

2016-08-08 Sigma sd Quattro JPEG File Quality

2016-08-04 Struggling with Sigma Photo Pro (Updated with 4 reader comments)

2016-08-02 Sigma sd Quattro Here: X3I Files Introduce Ultra High Dynamic Range (SFD) mode.

2016-07-27 Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon: Drawing Style

2016-07-15 Depth of field and Sharpness: Conventional Thinking is Unrealistic Going Forward, Focus Stacking is One Solution

2016-06-22 Hasselblad X1D-50C: 50-Megapixel Mirrorless Medium Format

2016-06-20 Leica SL vs M240: Lens Corrections and Color Rendering with M Lenses

2016-06-19 Evaluating White Balance and Tint for Leica SL and Leica M240 with DataColor SpyderCHECKR with 3 Lenses

2016-06-19 TIP: How to Force the use of DNG sidecar files with Adobe Camera Raw

2016-05-23 Motion Correction for Pentax K1 SuperRes Images via Pentax Digital Camera Utility

2016-05-17 Pentax Digital Camera Utility (for Pentax K1 or K3 II, etc)

2016-05-16 Pentax K1 SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode: Will Adobe Choose to Support Motion Correction in Camera Raw?

2016-05-16 Pentax K1 SuperRes Res Mode: Adobe Camera Raw 'Veiling Blue Haze' Bug Occurs with DNG Format but not with PEF Format

2016-05-16 Pentax K1 SuperRes Res Mode: Motion Correction Feature with Adobe Camera Raw and Pentax Digital Camera Utility

2016-05-15 Pentax K1 Super Resolution Mode has Color Problems, Definitely an Adobe Camera Raw BUG — 3rd Example With 'Push'

2016-05-13 Pentax K1 Super Resolution Mode has Color Problems, Definitely an Adobe Camera Raw BUG — 2nd Example

2016-05-12 Pentax K1 Super Resolution Mode has Color Problems, Definitely an Adobe Camera Raw BUG

2016-05-09 Photoshop CC 2015 Now Uses all the CPU Cores for RAW-File Conversion

2016-05-07 Pentax K1 Thoughts

2016-05-05 Sony RX10 III: About 10 to 12 bit Gradation, Perhaps 11-Bit Range: 10-Bit in General

2016-04-21 FastRawViewer and RawDigger Discount

2016-04-04 Fujifilm X-Pro2 Severe Image Quality Bug: Grid Artifacts

2016-03-31 X-Pro2 + Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 Aperture Series: Green Barn in RAW and JPEG

2016-03-28 Fujifilm X-Pro2 Raw Conversion: X-Pro2 vs SilkyPix vs Adobe Camera Raw vs Iridient Developer

2016-03-28 Fujifilm X-Pro2: Usability of In-Camera RAW-to-JPEG Feature

2016-03-27 Fujifilm X-Pro2: ACROS Film Simulations vs Photoshop Black and White Options

2016-03-27 Fujifilm X-Pro2: Studying 'Grain Effect' in Black and White Conversions

2016-03-26 Fujifilm X-Pro2: How Do In-Camera JPEG Film Simulations Compare to RAW-Derived Results in Adobe Camera Raw?

2016-03-26 Fujifilm X-Pro2: RAW vs JPEG SHOOTOUT (Portrait Among the Flowers)

2016-03-25 Fujifilm X-Pro2: RAW vs JPEG SHOOTOUT (Green Barn)

2016-03-16 Fujifilm X-Pro2: Raw File Format, Uncompresssed and Lossless-Compressed

2016-02-21 Pentax K1: Impressive Innovation Unmatched by CaNikon

2016-02-19 Pentax K1 Super Resolution File Format Details

2016-02-18 Pentax K1 Super Resolution Pixel Shift Mode

2016-02-03 Sony A6300, and the Fujifilm X-Pro2

2016-02-01 Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

2016-01-09 LED Lighting Reviewed: Cineo Matchbox and Dracast LED 500

2016-01-03 Leica SL: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw

2015

2015-12-05 RawDigger and FastRawViewer 25% Off

2015-12-03 Photoshop CC 2015 Latest Release: Show-Stopper Drawing Bug (UPDATE: fix coming)

2015-11-09 Camera Histogram Bug with ARW Raw Files on Sony A7S II and A7R II

2015-11-09 Sony A7S II: Real-World ISO 100 to ISO 410000 with and without Chroma Noise Reduction (Campfire)

2015-10-22 Reader Question: Convert to DNG for Sony’s Space-Wasting 14-bit Uncompressed RAW Files?

2015-10-22 Understanding the Sony A7R II Uncompressed ARW Raw Format

2015-10-19 Sony A7R II: Uncompressed Raw

2015-09-15 Sony A7R II: Other Areas That Need Attention via Firmware Update

2015-09-15 Sony Announces an Uncompressed File Format for A7R II and Future Cameras

2015-08-26 Sony A7R II: RawDigger Special Display Modes Show How the File is Encoded

2015-08-21 Sony A7R II: General Commentary

2015-08-19 Sony A7R II: Posterization with a Near Optimal Exposure in Daylight (Portrait at Dana Lake)

2015-08-09 Sony A7R II: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw

2015-08-07 Sony A7R II: Raw Files Are Still 'Cooked'

2015-07-05 Canon 5DS / 5DS R: sRAW vs Full-Res RAW Downsampled.

2015-07-04 Canon 5DS / 5DS R: mRAW is at Variance with Full-Resolution RAW in Several Ways

2015-06-30 Viewing Tip: Google Chrome Blurs Images

2015-06-27 Up in the Mountains in a Canyon, What to do for Power for a Laptop?

2015-06-19 Iridient Developer Updated to v 3.0.3 (adds support for new cameras)

2015-06-19 Serious Problem with Adobe Camera Raw Profile for Canon 5DS / 5DS R

2015-06-16 Sony Working on Uncompressed File Format?

2015-06-15 Reader Question: Which Raw Converter?

2015-06-13 Reader Inquiry: Banding, Posterization, Color Shifts (and the right workflow)

2015-06-06 Leica M Monochrom Typ 246: “Black Dot in White Spot” Artifacts

2015-05-27 Sony: Which Lens Corrections are Baked Into the Raw ARW File?

2015-05-20 Does the Nikon D810 Have a Problem in Sub-Freezing Temperatures? Or is it the card or something else?

2015-05-16 FastRawViewer and RawDigger Discount

2015-04-22 Pentax K3 II: Out-Innovating Nikon and Canon

2015-04-03 Processing Olympus OMD E-M5 Mark II Hi-Res RAW with Adobe Camera Raw

2015-03-31 Iridient Developer Supports Olympus OMD E-M5 Mark II 64MB Raw and Canon 5D S Raw

2015-03-27 Emerging Features that Are Essential: Make the Camera Work for YOU

2015-03-27 Reader Comments: Sony File Format

2015-03-20 Hi-Res Sensor Shift: Can 16 megapixels become 40 megapixels?

2015-03-08 Olympus OMD E-M5 Mark II: Sensor Shift Mode (updated)

2015-02-27 Sigma Photo Pro 6.2.1

2015-01-09 HOORAY! Nikon First to (finally) offer a True RAW Histogram! (FALSE rumor)

2014

2014-12-05 RawDigger now has a Workflow Complement: Fast Raw Viewer + Discount on RawDigger for Readers

2014-12-04 Sony 11+7 Bit File Format: Gapping

2014-09-10 Using Camera Profiles in Adobe Camera Raw (Nikon D810 examples)

2014-08-29 Adobe Camera Raw: 'CameraStandard' Camera Profile Produces Horrific Tonal Transitions for D810 NEF

2014-08-21 Nikon D810: Single-Pass Faux HDR in Adobe Camera Raw

2014-08-18 Understanding the Pentax 645Z Histogram (useful for any brand camera)

2014-07-22 Quick Look: Adobe Camera Raw vs Nikon Capture NX-D

2014-07-21 Nikon D810: Adobe Camera Raw Support

2014-06-28 Sigma Photo Pro: Alters X3F Files so that SPP v5 Cannot Use Them

2014-06-25 Nikon Announces D810

2014-05-22 24 Megapixels: Sensor Quality APS-C vs Full Frame

2014-05-13 My Most Important Publication: Making Sharp Images

2014-05-11 Reader Comment: Fujifilm X-T1 Missing Raw Files

2014-03-06 Sony 11+7-bit Delta Compression Posterization Update: RawDigger

2014-02-23 Adobe Camera Raw / ACR Silently Corrects Images With No User Control with Some Cameras/Lenses

2014-02-23 Does the Sony A7R have Circular Ring Artifacts?

2014-02-23 Ricoh GR: Circular Ring Artifacts (“Ring Shadow Effect”) Followup

2014-02-14 Sony’s 11+7-bit LOSSY File Compression: 32-pixel Line Artifacts Clearly Visible on Star Trails

2014-02-12 Sony’s 11+7-bit Delta Compression, Posterization in Some Situations

2014-02-04 Iridient Developer Updated for Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon, PhaseOne

2014-01-29 When Raw Cooks the Goose: Raw Converter Silent and Uncontrollable Correction for the Lens

2013

2013-12-05 Sony A7R: the Kitchen Sink Menu System Design Paradigm is Alive and Well

2013-12-02 RawDigger v1.0 Now Available in Three Editions (Recommended)

2013-11-28 A 36-megapixel Pure Monochrome Camera (Modified Nikon D800)

2013-11-12 Moderating and Enhancing Contrast with Adobe Camera Raw

2013-10-26 Iridient Developer Updated for Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Leica

2013-10-10 Iridient Developer 2.3 Update Improves Sigma DP Merrill X3F Support, Adds Olympus E-M1 et al

2013-07-20 Sigma Photo Pro Software for Sigma DP Merrill Cameras: Caution before Considering DP Merrill

2013-07-17 Ricoh GR: Examples at the Beach

2013-07-02 Adobe Camera Raw White Balance and Tint with Ricoh GR (and maybe other brands?)

2013-07-02 Ricoh GR Digital: Circular Ring Artifacts, 2nd Example

2013-06-26 Iridient Developer with Enhanced support for Fujifilm X Files (and Black & White)

2013-05-11 Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Planar: Correcting Distortion in Adobe Camera Raw

2013-05-10 Iridient Developer Updated to Version 2.1 with Support for Fuji XTrans Sensor

2013-05-10 Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon: Distortion Correction in JPEG, vs RAW

2013-05-08 Nikon D800E vs Canon 5D Mark III: the Nikon D800E Optical Low Pass Blur+Unblur Filter Pack

2013-05-04 Lens Corrections for Native Lenses on Sony NEX and Fuji X

2013-05-02 Nikon D800E vs Canon 5D Mark III: Sharpness

2013-04-23 Fujifilm X100S: Digital Artifacts

2013-03-10 Iridient Digital 'Iridient Developer' Now Handles Sigma DP Merrill X3F Files

2013-03-10 Playing with RAW

2013-02-26 Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 rc1 on Fuji X Files

2013-01-16 Fuji X Raw (ARW) Artifacting: ACR vs Capture One Pro 7.0.2

2013-01-14 Phase One Capture One Pro with Fujifilm X Raw (ARW) Files? How well does it work?

2013-01-14 Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 7.0.2 With Fujifilm X Support

2012

2012-12-13 Auto-ETTR Would Sure Be Nice — 2 Stops Below the Blow-out Was the Camera’s Advice

2012-12-12 Sony RX1 24-Megapixel Ultra-Compact Full-Frame Camera

2012-12-11 Photoshop CS6 13.0.2 HiDPI Update — Retina Display Images Look Terrific

2012-12-05 Fujifilm X-E1 File Size with ACR

2012-12-01 ETTR — Real RAW Data vs Camera Info and Final Images, With Crops

2012-11-27 A CALL TO ACTION: Build Intelligent ETTR Into Digital Cameras

2012-11-20 Canon 5D Mark III: ETTR Study of Optimal Exposure for RAW, RAW vs JPEG Exposure Latitude and Sharpness

2012-11-19 Getting the Best Results From the Olympus E-M5

2012-11-17 Nikon D800E: ETTR Study of Optimal Exposure for RAW, Exposure Latitude, Choice of Color Space, Noise

2012-11-16 Nikon D800E: RAW vs JPEG Sharpness Study and Comparison

2012-11-14 Image Quality From Olympus OMD E-M5 (or Sigma DP Merrill, or any small sensor)

2012-11-13 Getting the Best Results From a Digital Sensor — JPEG vs RAW and Exposure and Noise

2012-10-21 Why Don’t Digital Cameras Offer a Perfect ETTR exposure?

2012-10-13 Sigma DP1 Merrill — Exposure Bracketing and ETTR

2012-09-28 Thoughts on Mirrorless Cameras For Travel, Cycling, All Around Use

2012-09-15 Sigma DP1 Merrill First Images from X3F RAW — Notes

2012-09-11 Workflow, RAW Conversion: Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) vs DXO Optics Pro

2012-09-09 Sony RX100: Adobe Camera RAW 7.2 RC Distortion Correction = FORCED ON

2012-09-09 Sony RX100: DXO Optics Pro vs ACR

2012-08-29 Sony RX100: Examples and Sharpness

2012-08-28 Sony RX100 RAW File Conversion with Adobe Camera RAW

2012-08-19 Reader Asks: Sony RX100 or Olympus OM-D E-M5?

2012-08-19 Sony RX100 RAW Support in Iridient Digital RAW Developer

2012-05-31 Fuji X-Pro1: RAW vs JPEG with ACR 7.1

2012-05-30 Adobe Camera RAW 7.1 for Fuji X-Pro1

2012-05-25 How Long to Convert 500 Nikon D800 14-bit NEF to JPEG?

2012-05-25 Portrait Photographer Asks: D800 or D800E or D3s or D4?

2012-05-24 Fujifilm M-Mount Adapter for X-Pro1

2012-05-11 Nikon D800E: RAW File Support Still Pending with Aperture, Lightroom 4

2012-04-25 RAW vs JPEG on the Fuji X-Pro1 from ISO 200 through ISO 3200

2012-04-25 RAW vs JPEG on the Fuji X-Pro1 from f/1.4 through f/16

2012-04-23 Fujifilm X-Pro1 Examples (Alpine Creek)

2012-04-22 Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review

2012-04-18 Fuji X-Pro1: RAW Headroom vs JPEG

2012-04-17 Nikon D800: NEF Download Examples

2012-04-16 Nikon D800: NEF 12-bit vs 14-bit and Compressed vs Uncompressed

2012-04-06 Reader Comments on Nikon D800 Coverage

2012-02-10 Reader Comments: Is Binning an Option in RAW for D800? What About Computer Speed for 36MP?

2012-02-09 Reader Comments: “how a lens draws” — Leica vs Zeiss/Nikon/Canon/Pentax

2012-02-07 Nikon D800E — Nikon’s Sample Photos

2011

2011-12-28 Sony NEX-7 — RAW Only 8 Bits?

2011-12-26 Reader Comments on Settings for RAW files from Fuji X10 with ACR

2011-12-23 RAW Developer 1.9.4 Supports EXR Sensor Modes for Fuji X10

2011-12-19 Adobe Camera RAW v6.6 (ACR) Proves Unreliable

2011-12-13 Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) Always Corrects Distortion With Some Cameras

2011-12-13 Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) Now Supports the Fuji X10, But Sharpening Problematic

2011-11-22 Fuji Software for X10 Camera Does not Run on Mac OS X Lion

2011-10-08 Reader Comments on X100 Review

2011-07-20 Converting Leica M9 DNG Files to Nikon NEF for Use with Capture NX2

2011-07-20 SanDisk Extreme Pro Card Failures

2011-06-26 Sigma DP2x “14 megapixel” Point and Shoot with Foveon X3 True-Color Sensor

2011-03-01 RAW Developer 1.9 Offers Major Boost In Performance

2010

2010-04-22 RAW file processing on Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 with Lightroom, Aperture, CaptureONE Pro, DPP, NX2

2009

2009-07-01 Canon EOS JPEG quality

2008

2008-12-26 The worst Nikon feature — software

2008-10-25 Photoshop CS4 and OpenGL — poor redraw speed

2008-10-18 RAW files in DAP articles

2008-08-16 Ken Rockwell’s site

2007

2007-12-14 Digital file sizes — be careful what you wish for

2007-12-05 Followup on Nikon D3 aliasing

2007-08-16 More thoughts on 22-megapixel Mamiya ZD

2007-07-22 Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon (and Canon 1D Mark III)

2007-04-05 Followup on Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II color fringing

2007-04-03 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L vs 16-35mm f/2.8L II

2006

2006-11-20 A bad computer day

2006-05-21 Aperture’s “database”

2006-04-17 Aperture’s speed on MacBook Pro with Canon CR2 raw files

2006-04-10 How much do raw converters vary in image rendering?

2006-01-28 The PowerMac G5 Quad and power usage

2006-01-27 New front-page photo “Yosymmetry”

2006-01-24 Error Correcting Code memory

2006-01-09 Composite images by stitching with shift lenses

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