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High Contrast Mono

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by xalodogan, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. xalodogan

    xalodogan New to SC

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    Jul 31, 2013
    Copenhagen / Denmark
    Xalo Dogan
    Anyone noticed that the function making white colors too white (bright) ?

    A friend have a nex 7 and on his camera its not the same.
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    there are two mono filters you can use built-in. High Contrast Mono and Rich Tone Mono. High Contrast pushes the whites and blacks and will result in blown out areas of pure white and pure blacks buried in shadow. That is what it is supposed to do. Rich Tone mono does the opposite....bringing down white and blacks and keeping more steps in tonal mid-range.

    Of course, if neither of those is too your liking, you can do it all in post production and have more control over the final output. I would assume that the algorithm Sony uses for its' filters is the same from camera to camera, but they may tinker with it from time to time.

    It's also possible that your shot was just over-exposed. Feel free to post an example here if you think your camera is malfunctioning and our local experts can weigh in with their opinions.
     
  3. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

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    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
    romi gilles
    i always preferred hc mono when i had the nex7.

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  4. xalodogan

    xalodogan New to SC

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    Jul 31, 2013
    Copenhagen / Denmark
    Xalo Dogan
    Great pictures. The HC Mono are not the same on RX100 M2 vs Nex 7. I dont know why they made it like that , but HC Mono on Nex 7 looks very good.

    But when i use HC Mono on RX100 M2 i tried to play a little with EV + or - ......thats helps a little. But on default setting it not good.
     
  5. xalodogan

    xalodogan New to SC

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    Jul 31, 2013
    Copenhagen / Denmark
    Xalo Dogan
    Here are some samples. High Contrast. Rich Tone Mono.
     
  6. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

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    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
    romi gilles
    those are nice. the rx100 mkii definitely has more detail and is sharper at the pixel level than the nex7.

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  7. xalodogan

    xalodogan New to SC

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    Jul 31, 2013
    Copenhagen / Denmark
    Xalo Dogan
    I'm happy that you find the pictures good :th_salute:

    The thing i'm wondering is that the NEX 7 produces Black color really black (like your pictures)
    The RX100 M2 makes the pictures a little brighter. Anyway.....i found a solution...when i take pictures in HC Mono i set the EV between -0.3 and -1.0. Another solution could be take the pictures in RAW & JPEG. Then i can edit the RAW picture in Adobe CC or Lightroom.

    Until now.....i'm very happy for the camera.
     
  8. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

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    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
    romi gilles
    unfortunately, hc mono was only available in jpeg on the nex7. but yeah, i always had to play with exposure comp, myself.

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