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03-20-2007, 03:03 PM   #1
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Whats with my shadow?

Took this pics at the camera store and saw these wierd areas near the k100d. What is this called and why does it happen?



Taken with the K10D with the kit 18-55 lens.


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If it is the rainbow colors near the camera, I would say it is likely a reflection on the plastic of the brouchere

just a guess

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lol i like rainbows... no actually i was talking about the superblack looking shadow on the K100D body.
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QuoteOriginally posted by codiac2600 Quote
lol i like rainbows... no actually i was talking about the superblack looking shadow on the K100D body.
I am going to guess that what you are seeing is something to do with the montior you are viewing the picture on. My CRT renders the K100D body smoothly from dark grey to black (nothing stands out as superblack)

but my lcd laptop screen has trouble. The dark areas are blotchy. The transitions from dark grey to black are abrupt and pixelated. Maybe you have your brightness set higher than I do, and contrast different..?

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QuoteOriginally posted by kmccanta Quote
I am going to guess that what you are seeing is something to do with the montior you are viewing the picture on. My CRT renders the K100D body smoothly from dark grey to black (nothing stands out as superblack)

but my lcd laptop screen has trouble. The dark areas are blotchy. The transitions from dark grey to black are abrupt and pixelated. Maybe you have your brightness set higher than I do, and contrast different..?
I agree. the shadow is darker, but definately not black.
I am willing to bet money you are using an LCD? they have major trouble with shadow details..... that is why I love my Samsung syncmaster 900nf Crt, even though the brightness isn't the way it used to be (5+ years old and rocking)

hope this helps

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Lens Used?

Hi;

Could you tell me what lens you were using and at which aperture?

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The lens is the kit 18-55 @ f/5.6
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QuoteOriginally posted by kmccanta Quote
I am going to guess that what you are seeing is something to do with the montior you are viewing the picture on. My CRT renders the K100D body smoothly from dark grey to black (nothing stands out as superblack)

but my lcd laptop screen has trouble. The dark areas are blotchy. The transitions from dark grey to black are abrupt and pixelated. Maybe you have your brightness set higher than I do, and contrast different..?
Agreed - My Mitsubishi DP 93SB CRT shows graduations of black/grey on the K10D body.

Interestingly, just yesterday I bought a Colorvision Spyder2 Express and calibrated my CRT and suddenly I can see lots more detail in the shadows! If I switch to one of the monitor's built-in Superbright modes It renders black and dark greys as pretty much just black.

Correct monitor calibration is an absolute essential for post-processing and printing...

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EXIF says 200mm @ f/5.6. Probably DA 50-200/4-5.6.
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There are no problems on my iMac 17'' LCD
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QuoteOriginally posted by chrisman Quote
Agreed - My Mitsubishi DP 93SB CRT shows graduations of black/grey on the K10D body.

Interestingly, just yesterday I bought a Colorvision Spyder2 Express and calibrated my CRT and suddenly I can see lots more detail in the shadows! If I switch to one of the monitor's built-in Superbright modes It renders black and dark greys as pretty much just black.

Correct monitor calibration is an absolute essential for post-processing and printing...
I agree 1000%... calibration gives you much better colors and graduations of tones...

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By the numbers much of the area is 0,0,0; pretty good indication that the shadow area is blocked up/clipped.
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i see nothing with the image i wouldnt expect to see.. the lighter areas correctly exposed or nearly with the black slightly under exposed.. the camera has tried to average out the exposure between blacks and whites and made a reasonable job of doing it..

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LOL, thanks everyone I too moved the image to my beast and everything looked fine. I guess it's time to call my school and borrow the calibrator and get this laptop set up all swell. Sorry for any stupidity in my question it just freaked me out when I saw this and was quick to jump the gun and ask everyone here first lol. Thank you for everything guys and again I'm super happy with the quick help.
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