I know Will (Trenchmonkey) is a big proponent of shooting in jpg, and letting the camera handle the processing. More time spent shooting. less time behind a computer. Whatever his "special sauce" his results are always excellent.Thank you Nick!
All with the Standard Picture Control and Active D-Lighting set to Auto.
Elmo was with default Standard Picture Control settings, the rest are with Quick Sharpening set to Auto. Quick Sharpening Auto affects Sharpening, Mid-Range Sharpening and Clarity.
For white balance, my current go to settings are for Natural Light Auto if the lighting is mostly from outside and Auto-1 for most other things.
All images are truly straight out of the camera with no adjustments.
The best thing about today’s technology is the EVF. Seeing exposure and contrast adjustments in the viewfinder is simply fantastic! Beats the daylights out of a match-needle to say the least!I was just going to add that. Yes, and back then we had so few things to vary - - ASA, and about 4-5 different emulsions.
Picture Controls are like film emulsions/film types.OK, I just looked up Picture Control and read a little about it and what can be done vis-a-vis making adjustments, too, all right-in-camera. Now I have a somewhat better idea what this is all about, but my concern would be that if you're making adjustments in-camera you're only able to go by what you're seeing either in the EVF or on the small LCD screen as opposed to working with an image later in the computer in some sort of editing program..... Seems to me that it would be too easy to overshoot the mark, especially with sharpness or colors, etc., so that again the image doesn't come out quite as expected after all..... Something which is oversharpened or conversely not sharpened enough or which is a little too vivid or oversaturated in color can be problematic, too.
That said, yes, with today's EVF in mirrorless cameras we certainly have advantages over what we used to have to do in the days of manual everything: manual exposure, manual focus, manual metering and pretty much guesswork at what the final image was actually going to look like!
I think it's funny that some young people today shoot their digital cameras in all-manual and take great pride in this as though it's a big deal, a unique accomplishment..... Their digital cameras today are going to produce much better results than what we used back in the 1960's and 1970's anyway, especially in terms of what the camera does with what it sees regardless of what the user does.