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05-23-2015, 11:25 PM   #16
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K50 shoots raw

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QuoteOriginally posted by Dewman Quote
aside from having more MP, is the K-3's sensor more capable of color rendition?
Apart from the excellent processing tips already mentioned, the K-3's RAW files are 14 bit colour depth, while the K-50's are 12 bit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
For deep reds you underexpose slightly.... and process with levels to even out the channels.
Yep...ditto for deep or bright yellows. The tendency to block up red and yellow is common to all digital sensors and is related to the response curve of the sensel itself* at the red end of the spectrum. Likewise, there are color fidelity issues at the blue end of the spectrum traceable to poor sensitivity at those wavelengths.

In theory, the RGB metering system on the K-3 should be capable of detecting those cases where red or yellow or are likely to block up and should adjust the exposure down in response. The meter on the K-50 is not capable of that level of discrimination.


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* Not all colors are created equal. Some pack more of a "punch" than others. This is true for CCD and CMOS as well as Bayer/non-Bayer designs.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Apart from the excellent processing tips already mentioned, the K-3's RAW files are 14 bit colour depth, while the K-50's are 12 bit.
Good point! As a result, the K-3 RAW should hold shadow detail better than the K-50 for those cases where a little minus exposure compensation is warranted.


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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
I keep meaning to drag out my K100D Super to see if it can render the reds.

Nothing scientific or calibrated, but I think my K100d Super pretty much over saturates and mashes the detail in reds. Jpegs SOOC, nothing raw.
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I also have issues with reds--they come out hypersaturated and not quite the right color. I have to dial down the red saturation a bit if I increase vibrance or saturation (general) in light room. The hue also needs fumbling with as well.
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