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Workflow Tips and technique

An introduction to digital workflow and best practices..

Photoshop How-To

Working with Photoshop for raw conversion and more..

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 D800 Monochrome Conversion by MaxMax.com

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

Nikon Df

Full-frame 16 megapixel Retro Style 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..

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?.

Canon EOS R

Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless..

Nikon Z7

Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless..

Sony Alpha A7R II

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

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA

Fast high performance normal lens of Zeiss design..

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art

Macro lens also excellent for all-around shooting..

Ricoh GR

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

Sony DSC-RX10 III

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

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..

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Interchangeable lenses on a 16MP APS-C sensor.

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm's 24MP APS-C offering..

Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar

Manual focus normal lens for full-frame mirrorless..

Zeiss Batis (Overview)

Zeiss autofocus lenses Sony full-frame mirrorless..

Panoramas with the iPhone 6s Plus

Shooting + post processing tips with high-res examples..

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..

Lens and Camera Issues

Good stuff and not so good stuff..

Photo Tips

Photography Hints and Tips..

Nikon D200 vs D2x

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


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-10-21 Nikon Z7: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw using Datacolor SpyderCHECKER (Mountain Morning Shade)

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 (Mountain Mid-Day Autumn Sun)

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

2018-07-20 White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw for Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art on Sony A7R III in Mid-Day Sun

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

2017

2017-10-12 Nikon D850: White Balance and Tint with Color Checker Card, ISO 31 and ISO 64 Compared

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

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

2017-07-04 Leica M10 White Balance and Tint in Photoshop/ACR

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

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)

2017-02-12 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 45/3.2 SHOOTOUT vs Nikon D810 + Zeiss 35/1.4: Flowers with 4-stop Underexposure + Push

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

2016

2016-09-06 SHOOTOUT: Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA vs Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2: Spuller Lake View to Mt Conness (Sony A7R II)

2016-08-28 Focus Stacking: Banishes Depth of Field Limitations for Many Field Images

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

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

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

2016-03-26 Fujifilm X-Pro2: How Good is White Balance?

2016-03-16 Fujifilm X-Pro2: Adobe Camera Raw Settings for Raw Conversion

2016-01-28 White Balance and Tint for Canon 5DS R in Adobe Camera Raw in Overcast Daylight

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

2015

2015-08-17 Sony A7R II: Long Exposure Examples at ISO 100, Including Raw Conversion and RawDigger Exposure Info

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

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

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

2014

2014-12-07 Using Adobe Photoshop: Raw Conversion, Color Management, Dual Display Issues

2014-08-04 Nikon D810 vs D800E at ISO 3200, and is the D810 Sharper than the D800E? White Balance Diff?

2014-07-24 Pentax 645Z: Underexposing and Pushing by Up To Six Stops

2014-07-21 Nikon D810: How Much Underexposure Can It Take?

2014-04-20 Camera Profiles: Converting Raw in Adobe Photoshop ACR or Lightroom for Fujifilm X or Sony A7R/A7

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

2014-01-07 Olympus OM-D E-M1: Noise, Color Space for Raw Conversion, Sharpening

2014-01-06 Really Right Stuff TVC-44 Heavy Duty Tripod For Pullups and More

2013

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

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

2013-10-11 iPhone 5s White Balance and Using JPEG vs DNG

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

2013-08-04 Reader Inquiry: Sony RX100 vs RX100 II

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

2013-07-17 Leica M Typ 240: White Balance and Tint in Sunlight, and Which Profile in ACR?

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

2013-07-02 Ricoh GR Digital: White Balance and Tint (Portrait)

2013-06-27 Leica M Typ 240: White Balance and Tint in Sunlight

2013-04-17 Leica M Typ 240 / M240: Dynamic Range and Metering and Push/Pull.

2013-03-20 File Size as a Measure of Image Detail

2013-03-20 Sigma Photo Pro: Unacceptable Stability

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

2013-03-10 Playing with RAW

2013-03-06 Sigma Photo Pro: Setting White Balance

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

2012-12-01 Setting Low Contrast for RAW Histogram vs Live View Focusing

2012-09-15 Leica M Monochrom: ISO 320 Noise with +1, +2, +3, +4 “Push”

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

2010

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

2009

2009-05-21 Spyder Cube for white balance and exposure

2009-05-09 Spyder Cube for white balance and exposure

2009-01-22 Pushing the blacks — Nikon D3x vs Canon 5D Mark II

2008

2008-07-09 White balance for night scenes

2008-06-23 Nikon D3 white balance

2006

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

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