Bengal Cat and Occasional Critters. Pennsylvania USA firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to those that tuned in for the live feed. This is the photo I edited during it. I use Capture One to develop my RAW files like this photo. Just about everyone else in the world uses Adobe Lightroom as their RAW editor. RAW is an undeveloped digital negative and needs to be processed, developed and converted to .jpeg before it can be shared. If you're just shooting .jpegs like you would with your phone and most do with their cameras here's a trick. There's a free version of Capture One for Sony. It will handle Sony RAW files or Jpeg, TIFF, DNG. So if you want to use a professional editing software for your cell phone photos, the same software I use. You can download the Free Version for Sony and edit jpegs from any camera or convert RAW files from Canon/Nikon to DNG/TIFF and edit them. I prefer Capture One to Lightroom but it's expensive if you want to edit Canon/Nikon RAW files directly but if you shoot Sony the full pro version is only $50. I still recommend Lightroom to new users as there's just so many more people using it. You can find tutorials on YouTube, share presets and just about any photographer you talk to uses LR. So you're kind of on your own learning C1, there's videos on YouTube but nothing like the support for LR.
It's hard using a vintage film lens to get pictures of a cat. But look at how smooth that background is. This lens design was the first ever to be made on a computer back in the 60's. My version is from 1972 and luckily doesn't use radioactive glass like the early versions. So what do you guys think? There's been a lot of improvements in 35 years but correcting those "imperfections" can makes the out of focus areas more busy... How does a background like this impact a photo to you? Is it worth the trade off of some sharpness, color, contrast of a modern lens? Can you even see a difference? #minolta58mm1_2 #sonya7rii 1/1600, F2, ISO-100