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Are JPGs really worse? Don't believe these photography myths (Picture This! Podcast)

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  1. Hi I have a question I am buying my first camera in 12 years, I was using a canon 750 powershot now I am looking at a CANON POWERSHOT G7X MK II 20.1MP 1" 4.2X 3"TILT or a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 Digital Camera would you pick over the other? and thanks for all the help with learning how to take good pictures.

  2. Try a gradient on 8 bit jpeg. BANDING. All JPEG are 8 bit.
    Too much data loss to white balance JPEG more than a small amount. You should get this right in camera anyway, Whi Bal card.
    With Capture One, initial opening of raw can be "flat" curve which more easily controls high contrast scenes.
    JPEG are nice to give art directors so they go home and leave you alone.
    If you will edit anyway, RAW is just as easily done.

  3. Like computer myths 99% of people propagating myths are using sub standard consumer grade equipment then preaching to people using professional gear on You tube how wrong they are. It amazes me how people run out to a big box store and buy a name brand camera as a kit so they have a lens or 2 to start. They pay hundreds more than just the body alone to use low end gear that puts out surprisingly enough pretty decent pics and with that they think they are photographers now. Crop sensor cameras and lenses are hugely popular because of price and just like PC gear, in Photography you actually get what you pay for.
    The kit sets are great if you are new and allows you to learn the skills you'll need when ready to step up, but in no way shape or form should kit users be telling professionals how to do something, even after learning on a crop sensor bargain bin kit you will learn so much more when you upgrade to a higher end piece. Best example is using a Canon Rebel for 2 years, then picking up a 5D series. You will immediately see a difference especially when using higher end lenses (Too bad they cost so much I agree lol).

    After a short time with a kit camera start investing in some quality lenses and watch your photo's jump in quality and the ability to shoot more ways. If you plan on keeping and using crop sensors then buy the EF-S lenses <Canon obviously>, while EF's will work and have a vastly larger range of Aperture's especially for low light shooting. The EF-S lenses won't work on a full frame camera like the 1D, 5D and 6D series meaning the EF-S lenses you paid for will be useless, course you could keep using Crop sensor cameras like the 80D or 90D and the 7D with great results thus keeping your invested lenses in use. Plan what you will be upgrading to or just go a common route and have 1 of each type to utilize those lenses.

  4. Turn your lens stabilisation of when camera is mounted on a tripod, well that's what it says in both nikon camera and lens manuals . I think the manufactures should know better than Tony……

  5. The artifacting is still a problem with JPEG it's not to say you shouldn't edit in JPEG you should just minimize the number of times you edit the photo and you should not save over the original image.. basically each time you decompress and recompress the image for processing you are going to lose a bit of data. that's what lossy compression means.

  6. WOW! This was an eye-opener. I am still relatively new to the channel, but would be great if you have an episode / can do an episode around Long Exposure photography (covering not only cameras with BULB mode, but also those with 30 secs hard limit on slow-end of the shutter speed, like Bridge Superzooms from Sony/Panasonic/Nikon/Canon) with some help on usage of related accessories like ND filters and Intervalometers/remote shutter controls.

  7. When the 2000's came to be, and Canon took over the market, I was about to jump ship, but something hold me to Nikon, and that was the amount of the information in the image; especially what in the past we used to called it latitude and now we call it Dynamic Range. Up till now Canon was the boss of AF, then Sony came along, but Sony not only surpass Canon AF's systems, they also surpass Nikon's Dynamic Range, becoming the new boss. Love your reviews guys, and even if I don't agree with everything you guys say, I think that all in all the info is pretty comprehensive. Keep up the good work T&C! (Dynamic Range is key to recovering highlights and shadows, and also is very important to balance the contrast of the images, apart from recovering image details through the different stops). If you love DXOMARK info, compare Sony vs Canon vs Nikon in DR and you will see that Canon comes last; in fact Nikon's D7200 a Prosumer camera in ISO 100 have a way better DR than the top Canons. I did my assignment, and got my hands on a D7200, and boy was I surprised about the DR compared to top Canons. Don't take my words for granted, do the experiment yourselves. (of course the ISO, the AF and the sharpness of the D7200 is questionable, and Canon top cameras are Canon top cameras)

  8. The explanation for noise I got was that a 12 mp sensor have fewer but larger sensor elements than a 32 mp sensor of same size, so it can register more light, so on a 12 mp camera you can often use a lower ISO and in that way reduce noise. This is only if you compare sensors of same size what I understood of it

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