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Testing 'VIVID' settings on NEX-7

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by roundball, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Since I'm using a laptop to view things, screen tilt angle makes a big difference on how dark / bright something looks to me...curious what some of you see in the following test photos if you're using stand alone monitors.
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    Testing effects of VIVID settings at a local lake scenic.
    A lot of light, medium, and dark green spring tree leaf colors.
    Plus blue sky, white clouds, lake water.

    NEX-7, ISO100, AP mode / F22, Daylight WB, Creative Style set to VIVID.
    Canon FDn 35-105/3.5 @ 35mm/F22, Hoya C-PL, Tripod, 2 second timer.

    1st photo basic VIVID setting.
    2nd photo basic VIVID +1 step more VIVID.
    3rd Photo basic VIVID +2 steps more VIVID.
    No Lightroom Vibrance or Saturation adjustments were made.


    1st photo basic VIVID setting.


    2nd photo basic VIVID +1 step more VIVID.



    3rd Photo basic VIVID +2 steps more VIVID.

     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2015
  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    I only see the greens affected. #1 has more natural greens, #2 are not bad either, #3 they look very out of place :)
    You can do individual color adjustments in Lightroom :)
     
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  3. Kirkp

    Kirkp TalkEmount Regular

    151
    Nov 2, 2014
    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but these seem underexposed. If properly exposed and white balanced, the sky and trees should pop without using any vidid setting at all.
     
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  4. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    OK, thats good as I see them that same way on my laptop, thanks !
     
  5. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Yes, they're darker than they should be.