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Phillip Reeve wrote:
thanks for all the pictures, it seems sebboh and i have a quite similar taste, I like those best. @sebboh: do you mind sharing a screenshot out of LR? I am especially interested in how you made the skies that much livelier than I.
You try to make one camera look like another. In theory its possible, in practice I guess custom made ICC is needed (or in case of Adobe, DNG color profile). Another "problem" is that you are probably used to high quality of Zeiss (Contax G) or Voigtlaender lens on NEX, which are near impossible to mimic. And even tho 24-70mm f2.8 isnt bad lens, its not somewhat spectacular either (just my opinion). Plus theres thing called color transfer, which is pretty much how much of each wavelength goes trough lens and how much is saturation lowered in each of that wavelength.
Samyang lens are excellent in this, Canon much less. Plus 5DMK2 does have quite a bit of green in red channel, while NEX doesnt have so it has (in theory) better color separation. My opinion is that one does need to have great colors at start, to work with them later, but you cant "make" those colors, if they are not there. From my experience, right color profiles do wonders sometimes, but nothing is almighty.
I nerver totally believed in what i read here regarding colors, especially as i have never seen any scientific test of such parameters only people talking about it with statements often contradicting each other. But it seems to be more legit than i tought.
have to catch a bus, more later!
CP7, without color tweaks.
Scientific test. Well, there are tests of coating and wavelength transfers.
Scroll down there.
Otherwise, theres famous metamerism index on DxOmark (not particulary useful) and in same place is shown how are color channels clean (eg. colors separated from each other). Which actually is useful. Well, sorta.. if you want to use it, good color profiles are pretty much must.
I guess not that many ppl do that so easier way would be probably to use either CP7 as RAW developer, or simply switch to manufacturer ICCs in LR (Camera Calibration and choose between manufacturers profile). ACR default is sometimes good, most times not.
And for look of pics, I guess trying at least old 50mm f1.7 C/Y might bet good idea. Canon lens are not bad, but if you are demanding as you are, probably not best for you.
Plus another thing is that NEX has 16 mpix APS-C with not so strong AA, while 5DMK2 is 21 mpix FF, with quite strong AA. Which means NEX has probably quite a bit more detail (I think paired with 45/2 Contax G it has A LOT of detail). And it seems to me it has better usable DR aswell. To match it, I guess more PP and very good lens on 5DMK2 are needed (C/Y 35-70mm for example .