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03-14-2015, 10:55 PM   #1
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Auto Shadow and Highlights

Just curios is everyone with the the "Z" turn this on or off?

03-14-2015, 11:38 PM   #2
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I think everyone with the Z is most likely shooting in RAW But if you're in RAW+ or JPEG there isn't much of a reason not to set them both to auto, as most of the time, the out-of-camera JPEG will look better or at least contain more data that you can work with in post.

Note that highlight correction can also affect RAWs, since it effectively underexposes by 1 stop then lifts the shadows. You can of course do this yourself by just dialing in a -1 EV comp and applying a +1EV exposure boost in post.

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03-15-2015, 03:34 AM   #3
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I just set all of my auto corrections to "off" and selected the natural color profile with reduced contrast and sharpness. As far as I've learned using my Canons, auto-corrects will apply to the preview image even when shooting Raw, which may mess with your judgement about how the exposure looks.
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Shadow correction only affects jpeg. Highlight correction is a little more complicated in how it functions and there is some debate in what way it affects raw. But generally, photographers turn these things, as well as chromatic aberration, distortion, diffraction correction off (not all cameras have all of these options) and shoot raw, then apply any corrections they want in the PP software of their choice. These settings only affect the jpeg, but the processing takes some time between taking photos. And it will do this processing even if you shoot raw, because it will be applied to the preview jpegs (which is why the preview thumbnail in-camera looks different from the raw data when you open it with raw software. And this is why people choose the profile like Kolor mentioned - so the thumbnail looks as much as the raw data as possible. You process and make it look good later, on computer).

But if you shoot jpeg and can take the split second it takes to apply these corrections, do enable them.


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