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stevednp3
14th March 2011, 06:43 PM
Hi Everyone

Since starting out with a DSLR I have always shot in RAW mode, but since I had my epl-1 and now more so with my E-5 I like the Jpegs out of camera and esp in iEnhance mode, so I now shoot JPEG +RAW all the time, just in case I like the JPEG and then I dont need to process the RAW file.

I know in the past a lot of people thought the iEnhance mode was way over saturated, but I have a few images below that I have taken recently that too my eyes matched the scene perfectly and I would have found it hard to process the RAW file in the same way.

Im wondering what you think of these images and if anyone else shoots in the same way ?

*chr

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/SD287286.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/19538)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/SD287277.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/19537)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/SD287312.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/19540)

The last photo was done using an off camera strobe and I exceeded the sync speed to get fall off at the bottom of the frame.

OlyPaul
14th March 2011, 07:15 PM
Steve whatever works for you is the right way, and judging by those pics it's working very well!:)

stevednp3
14th March 2011, 07:20 PM
Steve whatever works for you is the right way, and judging by those pics it's working very well!:)

Cheers Paul :D I think its worth doing, Ok I have double images to browse through, but if I have had a big photo session and half of the JPEGS are fine then it has saved me tons of time.

WPJ
14th March 2011, 07:51 PM
Hi Steve,

I also shoot RAW and JPEG for the same reason, post processing time. I've not played with the filters so will try the IEnhance mode out.

Like you I have heard and read different things about JPEG Vs RAW. I look at photographers like Robert Watcher who uses JPEG and makes great images.

Paul

stevednp3
14th March 2011, 08:00 PM
Hi Steve,

I also shoot RAW and JPEG for the same reason, post processing time. I've not played with the filters so will try the IEnhance mode out.

Like you I have heard and read different things about JPEG Vs RAW. I look at photographers like Robert Watcher who uses JPEG and makes great images.

Paul

Cheers Paul,I would highly recommend it, I dont think IEnhance is for everyone as we all see things differently and have different tastes, but as the 'i' states it is more intelligent that the other modes ;)

Just looked up Robert Watcher, what a talented photographer, even more so if he shoots JPEG for weddings :eek:

*chr

timg
14th March 2011, 09:56 PM
They all look pretty good to me too! :D

I remember reading an article in one of the photo mags a while ago about the science behind the iEnhance mode... it seems there's more to it than just bumping up the saturation!

stevednp3
14th March 2011, 11:30 PM
They all look pretty good to me too! :D

I remember reading an article in one of the photo mags a while ago about the science behind the iEnhance mode... it seems there's more to it than just bumping up the saturation!

Thanks Tim, however it does it, I like it :D

StephenL
15th March 2011, 07:29 AM
Yes, definitely good results.

stevednp3
15th March 2011, 08:29 AM
Yes, definitely good results.

Thanks *chr

Barr1e
15th March 2011, 10:12 AM
This looks interesting.

I have only used the soft focus filter so far with good effect.

Thanks for the images.

Regards. Barr1e

stevednp3
15th March 2011, 10:20 AM
This looks interesting.

I have only used the soft focus filter so far with good effect.

Thanks for the images.

Regards. Barr1e

Cheers Barr1e, the good thing about this mode is that it is not as destructive as the art filters, its just like using Vivid, Portrait, Mono etc, just a blend of sharpening and colour treatment ;)

David Morison
17th March 2011, 09:48 AM
What to do on a damp "dreich" day (apart from pp)? I decided to head out around the village and try out the i-enhance mode of the E5 to see if it helps under very grey conditions. I had quite varied results, the first one is of an ancient Beach avenue opposite the Georgian Fulbeck Hall drive and it appears there wasn't really enough "colour" to enhance:

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P3162681.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/31532)


I monochromed this as it was nearly there anyway and it is definitely a more appropriate result:


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P3162681mono.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/31533)


This shot was of the drive of Fulbeck Hall and shows the opposite effect of slightly over-enhancing the colours, even though the lighting was the same as in #1. Not unpleasing though:


http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P3162682.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/31534)


One drawback noticed was the "enhancement" of any CA, inevitable with shots like these, however I have ppd this out to an extent.

All in all I think that this mode has a lot of potential and I will be shooting it along side RAW more often than not.

Comments please.

Regards

David

stevednp3
17th March 2011, 10:59 AM
Thanks for sharing David, interesting and good idea to see if it can help in these conditions, how did it compare to the RAW files ?