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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-18-2017, 03:38 PM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
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I have too many friends who can't take a picture to save their life, unless they use the meter and chimp after taking every shot. They are adamant that the meter is king and you can't outsmart it. But out of the maybe 15 rolls I've put through that camera, I think maybe only a couple of pics had the exposure way out of wack that they couldn't be saved. I rarely use the meter, even in my digital cameras.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-18-2017, 03:03 PM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Thanks!

And one of my most used film cameras has no built in meter, so I am always using the Sunny 16 rule. I practically live by it haha.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-18-2017, 02:40 PM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Well, I did some testing and found out that using either the "Natural" or "Bright" custom image yields the closest between the back LCD and Lightroom. So it looks like I'll stick to using either one of those. Highlight correction did absolutely nothing to the highlights in the RAW files on Lightroom. No exposure compensation was used during testing either.

I want to say thanks to everyone who helped out. I really appreciate it!!

Testing as follows:
Setup up tripod, set exposure, take picture with different custom images and with/without highlight correction.
At the end, I did a factory reset, set the WB to match the rest of the pictures, then took another pic.

Lens used was the K24 f/2.8

All pictures were taken at ISO200, f/5.6, and 1/800th. Calculated using Sunny 16 and then "overexposed" by 1 stop for some shadow detail. WB was custom set to 5500K.

Modified Muted profile:
Modified Muted by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Modified Muted by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Muted w/ Highlight Correction
Modified Muted + Highlight Correction by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Muted w: Highlight by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr


Natural profile:
Natural by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Natural by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Natural w/ Highlight Correction:
Natural + Highlight Correction by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Natural w: Highlight by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr


Factory reset + 5500K WB to make it even.
Factory Reset + Manual WB by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

Reset by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-18-2017, 08:39 AM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
I was thinking about trying that also.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-18-2017, 06:12 AM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Iíll double check when I get off work, but Iím like 99% sure I have every correction turned off. Iím using the standard Lightroom import profile also. Iíll also try the RAW+JPEG along with trying the Natural profile to see if either of those work.

Really appreciate all help everyone!

---------- Post added 10-18-17 at 06:19 AM ----------



If you notice though, the Lightroom histogram is quite a bit more bunched up? in the shadow area whereas the histogram on the K50 is more spread out in the shadow areas. It was definitely a bright sunny day when the picture was taken. And the display brightness on the camera is right in the middle. As Iíve said before, I never rely on the lcd screen for proper exposure, I always use the histogram. The LCD is only used to make sure composition and focus are correct. I followed the same way of thinking when I had my Canon, but I never encountered this problem while using it.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-18-2017, 02:20 AM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
I shoot raw only, not raw+jpeg. So I’m not sure if they would look similar.



I have highlight correction and everything like that turned off.

---------- Post added 10-18-17 at 02:22 AM ----------



Iíll try shooting today after work in the natural profile to see if it changes anything.

---------- Post added 10-18-17 at 02:56 AM ----------

Another thing to note is that when first importing the pictures, they look normally exposed with low contrast and low saturation. But when the import is completed, the picture goes really dark.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-17-2017, 07:14 PM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Brightness is about in the middle. Should mention that I never rely on the screen for accurate exposure, I always use the histogram on the camera.



I donít believe I have exposure comp on, but Iíll certainly check.



Manual lens is correct. I was using the K55 f/2. I believe the aperture was around f/4 for that picture and it was sunny out.

---------- Post added 10-17-17 at 07:18 PM ----------



Adobe Standard is what I use. The only other option is Embedded Profile, but I donít use that one as it gives a green tint to the image.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 10-17-2017, 05:44 PM  
Lightroom Woes
Posted By 89Y49Si
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Not sure the best way to explain this, but here it goes.

When uploading photos to Lightroom from my K50, they always get really dark and saturated. Checking the histogram on the LCD of the K50 compared to the histogram on Lightroom, they don't match up. The pictures on Lightroom almost always seem like they're 1-2 stops underexposed. They also get really contrasty and really saturated.

Not new to Lightroom, but I haven't really shot my K50 in a couple of years, and I don't ever remember this happening before. When I had my 5D MKII that I recently sold, this never happened.

Any ideas as to why this happens? I always shoot RAW.

Cell phone picture to show what I'm talking about. Same picture on the back of the K50 as on Lightroom.
Untitled by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr

If it helps, this is the picture profile I use. It's a modified "Muted" profile.
Untitled by Joey Ciarlino, on Flickr
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