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Faux HDR and High Dynamic Range

Tips for processing high dynamic range images. (MOVES to Making Sharp Images in June 2019).

Expose To The Right (ETTR)

Maximizing image quality, dynamic range, minimizing digital noise. (MOVES to Making Sharp Images in June 2019).

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 D800E vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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

Nikon D5

High speed big brick shooter..

Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R

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

Pentax K-1

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

Fujifilm GFX Image Processing

Tips on getting the best results..

Fujifilm GFX Image Quality

Image quality assessments..

Hasselblad H6D-100C

How does the very best perform in the field?.

Hasselblad HC Macro 120mm f/4 II

High performance all-arounder macro lens.

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..

Pentax 645Z Overall

50-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR with Live View.

Rolleiflex Hy6 Mod 2 Medium Format System

Lens performance at 80 megapixels..

Nikon Z7 Image Quality

Image quality..

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..

Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Sonnar

Compact moderate wide angle for Sony mirrorless..

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM

Premiere mid-range zoom for Sony full frame mirrorless.

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-RX10 III

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

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH

Fast, bright and highly corrected medium telephoto..

Olympus OM-D E-M1

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

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Updated model with hi-res sensor shift mode..

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm's 24MP APS-C offering..

Sony Alpha A6000

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

Leica X Vario

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

Sigma sd Quattro H

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

Sigma dp2 Quattro

45mm f/2.8 equivalent FOV lens..

Sigma DP3 Merrill

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

Leica M10

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

Leica SL Typ 601

24-megapixel interchangeable lenses, high-res EVF. Leica SL moves to L-mount in June 2019..

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

All-arounder zoom with dubious optical compromises. Leica SL moves to L-mount in June 2019..


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2019

2019-01-15 25% Off Coupon Code for Software by LibRaw: RawDigger, FastRawViewer, Monochrome2DNG

2018

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)

2018-01-23 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'

2017

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

2017-09-03 Nikon D850: RawDigger Support Available

2017-05-19 FastRawViewer Updated to v4.2

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

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

2016

2016-12-17 RawDigger and FastRawViewer 25% Off

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)

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

2016-04-21 FastRawViewer and RawDigger Discount

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

2015

2015-12-05 RawDigger and FastRawViewer 25% Off

2015-10-19 Sony A7R II: Uncompressed Raw

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

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

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

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

2015-05-16 FastRawViewer and RawDigger Discount

2014

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

2014-05-27 Sony A6000: Sensor Quality at ISO 100

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

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

2013

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

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

2012

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

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

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