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09-09-2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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Just how far can you push Raw ?

Far from the best example of what a K-01 can do, but,...

I walked back inside afarm house we were film in, and snapped of a Behind Scenes moment, of actress Meggie Maddock (from New Mexico) fooling about trying to re-light the open fire.

Camera was still set for out door, so the dark image is what I saw in the LCD, set to 1/80th, f3.5, ISO 400 and about 28mm on the Zoom.

Brighter image is what I got out of the Raw in Lightroom. Colour me suprised!

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09-09-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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How far? As far as the image quality that you're willing to accept.
09-09-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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Thats amazing
Yeah, its great how far you can push raw files. As long as the photo isn't blurred (shaken or misfocused) you can fix almost everything
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Yes, I surely do love RAW and the massive leeway it gives you.

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I think about four stops of shadow detail are recoverable if the shot is at iso 80. Yours was at iso 400 and looks like you probably got about four stops (with some noise in the photo. Would probably make a good B and W photo...
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Yes there is a lot to do with RAW images:
09-09-2013, 09:32 PM   #7
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Yep, was completely amazed - I thought that photo was just a write off, and just had a go around with it to see what would happen, completely suprised when something recoverable popped out.

Don't hurt that Meggie loves it too.

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