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2019-01-07 Nikon Promises Eye AF in Firmware Update
2018-10-06 Nikon Z7: RAW vs JPEG
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See also 73 pages at macperformanceguide.com
2018-07-28 Reader Comment: Which Mac for Video?
2018-03-07 2017 iMac Pro: RAW to JPEG
Making image captures look sharp..
Understanding lateral chromatic aberration (color fringing)..
Understanding Longitudinal (Axial) chromatic aberration (LOCA)..
High-resolution L-mount full-frame from Panasonic..
Color space for digital images. (MOVES to Making Sharp Images in June 2019).
An introduction to digital workflow and best practices. (MOVES to Making Sharp Images in June 2019).
Working with Photoshop for raw conversion and more. (MOVES to Making Sharp Images in June 2019).
Tips for processing high dynamic range images. (MOVES to Making Sharp Images in June 2019).
Maximizing image quality, dynamic range, minimizing digital noise. (MOVES to Making Sharp Images in June 2019).
- Exposure and Noise
- Understanding 'Push' and 'Pull'
- Introduction to 'Expose to the Right' / ETTR
- Considerations for ETTR in the Studio or In the Field
- Camera Histograms: Color Space, Contrast, White Balance
- Recommended Camera Settings for Camera Histogram
- Overview of Using Camera Histogram vs Incident Meter
- Use a 16-bit Wide-Gamut Color Space for RAW Conversion
- ETTR: Camera vs True Raw Data (Nikon D800E, Dolls)
- ETTR Example 2+ Stops Range (Dolls, Olympus E-M5)
- JPEG vs RAW Example (Dolls)
Improvements on the workhorse D800E..
36 megapixels in a compact full-frame DSLR..
Image quality best practices and how-to with the Nikon D800/D800E..
D800E supplement and comparisons with Nikon D800..
18 megapixel big black brick, Canon’s top of the line DSLR..
22 megapixel successor to the popular 5D Mark II..
50 megapixel successor to the 22 megapixel Canon 5D Mark III..
Nikon’s bread and butter telephoto zoom.
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..
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 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.
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..
36-megapixel full-frame DSLR with SuperRes Pixel Shift Mode..
24-megapixel APS-C DSLR with SuperResolution true-color..
State of the art design in a fast 24mm lens. Includes full-resolution images at f/1.4..
A fast moderate wide angle lens with some practical difficulties..
Fujifilm skips full-frame to go from APS-C to to medium format..
How does the very best perform in the field?.
Tips on Getting the Best Results..
A price/performance breakthrough?.
How does Hasselblad’s 3rd generation medium format entry measure up?.
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..
How does Leica’s medium format entry measure up in ergonomics, image quality, etc?.
Examples and comparison from the various lenses.
Infrared camera choices with examples.
Unique challenges of digital infrared..
What to do after you shoot..
A brilliant, but also colorful character..
Ultra high performance with a fast aperture..
An artist’s drawing tool..
Good stuff and not so good stuff..
[ARCHIVE] Software and related for photographers..
Questions and answers on photography and computers and more..
Leica S2 37.5 megapixel DSLR and its lenses..
Setup, IBIS performance, focusing..
Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..
Attention to details: a solid upgrade over the A7R II..
Full frame compact mirrorless with interchangeable lenses..
Use Leica M lenses on a digital back designed for them..
The best compact big-sensor digital camera yet?.
Razor sharp 28mm lens on APS-C sensor and outstanding usability and features..
Full frame camera in an ultra-compact body with or without anti-aliasing filter..
Stunningly high image quality in a 20MP point and shoot tiny camera..
Beautiful bokeh, long reach fast speed, compact lens..
Superb ergonomic design in a compact camera..
Updated model with HighRes sensor shift mode..
Flagship model for 2017..
Can smaller sensor cameras compete with larger ones on any basis?.
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..
Compact sibling of the Fujifilm X-Pro1.
Interchangeable lenses on a 16MP APS-C sensor.
- RAW Conversion Details (Adobe Camera RAW)
- Examples (Flowers and Food)
- Examples (Flowers and Food, Adobe Camera RAW Redo)
- RAW File vs JPEG Exposure (Flowers)
- Examples (Outdoors, Sea Otter MTB)
- Examples (Mosaic)
- Examples (Mosaic, ACR)
- Examples (Outdoors, Alpine)
- Aperture series ƒ/1.4 - ƒ/16, RAW vs JPEG
- Aperture series ƒ/1.4 - ƒ/16, RAW vs JPEG (SilkyPix)
- Aperture series ƒ/1.4 - ƒ/16, RAW vs JPEG (ACR)
- ISO series ISO 200 - 3200, JPEG vs RAW (ACR)
- RAW Conversion Details (SilkyPix)
- Conclusions (Before ACR)
Fujifilm's 24MP APS-C offering..
- Usability: In-Camera RAW to JPEG Conversion
- Color Balance: Why are X-Pro2 Images Tinted Green?
- ACR vs XPro2: 7 Color and 5 Monochrome Camera Profiles Compared (Ranch Gate at Sunset)
- Raw Conversion: XPro2 vs SilkyPix vs Adobe Camera Raw vs Iridient Developer (Oil Pump)
- XPro2 ACROS Film Simulations vs Photoshop Black and White Options (Barn and Fence)
- XPro2 Monochrome 'Grain Effect' vs Photoshop Grain (Oil Pump)
- JPEG vs RAW SHOOTOUT: Fine Wood Detail in Green Barn
- JPEG vs RAW SHOOTOUT: Portrait Among The Flowers
Wide angle zoom equivalent to 15-36mm.
24 or 16 megapixels in a compact body with APS-C sensor..
Moderate wide angle for Sony NEX..
Autofocus extreme wide angle for Sony full-frame mirrorless..
Ultra wide angle lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X..
Normal lens for Sony NEX or Fujifilm X..
Foveon X3 true-color sensor for outstanding resolution..
Sigma’s raw file processing software, version 5.x..
Sigma’s raw file processing software, version 6.x..
Mirrorless Sigma Quattro larger APS-H sensor with interchangeable lenses..
21mm f/5.6 equivalent FOV lens..
28mm f/2.8 equivalent lens on APS-C sensor..
Field shooting the Leica MM, and comparisons..
Off-center color casts, off-center sharpness..
Focal lengths, color, weight and travel considerations. [relevant, but dated/old material].
Leica’s best-performing 21mm..
Leica’s widest lens utilizing built-in frame lines..
Leica’s f/2 35mm for the M..
Six models to choose from..
Leica’s compact low-distortion normal lens..
Fasted 35mm lens for Leica M, great ergonomics..
A slightly slower, but smaller and lighter alternative to the Noctilux, at 1/10 the price..
Blog posts, reverse chronological
2019-01-07 Nikon Promises Eye AF in Firmware Update
2018-10-06 Nikon Z7: RAW vs JPEG
2017-08-26 Nikon D850: In-Camera Raw to JPEG
2017-05-19 FastRawViewer Updated to v4.2
2016-12-19 Sigma Releases Sigma Photo Pro 6.5.0
2016-12-15 Sigma sd Quattro H Due in Mid January
2016-04-21 FastRawViewer and RawDigger Discount
2015-12-05 RawDigger and FastRawViewer 25% Off
2015-10-19 Sony A7R II: Uncompressed Raw
2015-08-21 Sony A7R II: General Commentary
2015-06-15 Reader Question: Which Raw Converter?
2015-05-16 FastRawViewer and RawDigger Discount
2015-04-22 Pentax K3 II: Out-Innovating Nikon and Canon
2015-02-27 Sigma Photo Pro 6.2.1
2014-08-19 Nikon Capture NX-D: DOA
2014-06-25 Nikon Announces D810
2013-07-23 Micro Four Thirds: Withering on the Vine
2013-03-10 Playing with RAW
2013-01-10 Apple iMac for Photographers?
2012-09-09 Sony RX100: DXO Optics Pro vs ACR
2012-08-29 Sony RX100: Examples and Sharpness
2012-06-18 Nikon D800 / D800E Live View Tip
2012-06-13 Leica X2: ISO Series with DNG (RAW) vs JPEG
2012-06-11 SanDisk Card Errors in D800E
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
2012-05-24 Fujifilm M-Mount Adapter for X-Pro1
2012-04-23 Fujifilm X-Pro1 Examples (Alpine Creek)
2012-04-22 Fujifilm X-Pro1 Review
2012-04-20 Fuji X-Pro1 Brief Comments
2012-04-18 Fuji X-Pro1: RAW Headroom vs JPEG
2012-04-17 Nikon D800: NEF Download Examples
2012-04-06 Reader Comments on Nikon D800 Coverage
2012-02-09 Downsampling and Binning
2012-02-07 Nikon D800E — Nikon’s Sample Photos
2012-02-05 Fuji X-Pro1 — Coming Soon
2011-12-28 Sony NEX-7 — RAW Only 8 Bits?
2011-10-08 Reader Comments on X100 Review
2010-07-20 Leica S2 RAW examples at Golden Gate Bridge
2009-07-01 Canon EOS JPEG quality
2008-12-26 The worst Nikon feature — software
2008-12-06 Sony A900 reviewed
2008-10-18 RAW files in DAP articles
2008-10-15 Real-world Sharpness II: D3/1DsM3 updated
2008-03-12 Digital infrared
2007-12-05 Followup on Nikon D3 aliasing
2007-11-30 Nikon D3 now in hand