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| p.16 #9 · Sigma DP2 Merrill: Have any of you tried it? |
This is only for those who are still able to accept my wandering with Foveon files
I only shoot raw. Batch process in Sigma Photo Pro and import as 16 bit tiff ProPhoto RGB in Lightroom.
I started using as default color Neutral, then tried Portrait and finally settled on Standard as this gave the best result later on in Lightroom.
For X3F default files I make only the following changes:
Highlight correction 0
Luminance noise reduction one notch down
White balance on auto, adjusted in SPP when it is clearly off
I made a preset in Lightroom for the Tone Curve, Camera Calibration and Luminance Color adjustments.
Also required is a default Vibrance setting of 35
This will give me the most neutral colors, balanced contrast and proper sharpness to start with.
Again I show the final screendumps of the Lightroom setting.
The preset is just a push on the button.
Then I have to adjust Whites, Blacks and Clarity and most of the time I am already very close.
Further adjustment depends on the specific file and taste.
I you are happy just shooting jpgs, please continue to do so. Only a happy photographer makes good images.
If you do not care to take all these efforts then please give it a try if you like.
left Standard setting SPP, right with Lightroom adjustments