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Lens: 18-55 Camera: KP Photo Location: Yuma, AZ, USA ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/60s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: AZGMDale, 01-24-2020, 09:03 AM

Have had the KP for almost a year and have only used it for wildlife, as I have the K1 other subjects. I decided to see what the Kit lens would do for noon wildlife, so I took a few pics of one of my wife's roses. Shot at 37mm. Natural lighting only. Processed DNG in Lightroom, Luminar 3, and finally Topaz Sharpen AI. Some red detail and color accuracy was lost when converted to sRGB.

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I think you handled the reds well. The red pixels are more numerous on the sensor so the reds can sometimes be a bit too much on flowers like this. If the lighting was noon, I am even more impressed!
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I concur with Geezer. Well done.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AZGMDale Quote
Have had the KP for almost a year and have only used it for wildlife, as I have the K1 other subjects. I decided to see what the Kit lens would do for noon wildlife, so I took a few pics of one of my wife's roses. Shot at 37mm. Natural lighting only. Processed DNG in Lightroom, Luminar 3, and finally Topaz Sharpen AI. Some red detail and color accuracy was lost when converted to sRGB.
Yes, you have avoided the "over-saturated red" problem very well here. Good image!

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I think you handled the reds well. The red pixels are more numerous on the sensor so the reds can sometimes be a bit too much on flowers like this. If the lighting was noon, I am even more impressed!
Thank you. Yes, I lowered the saturation and luminance on the reds to retain detail. Photo was captured at 8:30 AM.

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I concur with Geezer. Well done.
Thank you. Yes, I lowered the saturation and luminance on the reds to retain detail. Photo was captured at 8:30 AM.

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Yes, you have avoided the "over-saturated red" problem very well here. Good image!
Thank you. Yes, I lowered the saturation and luminance on the reds to retain detail. Photo was captured at 8:30 AM.
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I think you handled the reds well. The red pixels are more numerous on the sensor so the reds can sometimes be a bit too much on flowers like this. If the lighting was noon, I am even more impressed!
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Ooops! I had it wrong. Why do reds seem to blast out and overwhelm other colors when there is a lot of it in an image? I can't sift through Wiki right now!
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Ooops! I had it wrong. Why do reds seem to blast out and overwhelm other colors when there is a lot of it in an image? I can't sift through Wiki right now!
I think it's because reds are not covered very well in sRGB. When I process and print in ProPhoto RGB or Adobe RGB, I don't have issues with reds so much.

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