bcooter… Revives my urge to get a used 1Ds! Amazing work of course. Just curious, did you ever try the Kodak DCS Pro SLR Canon or Nikon versions? I remember trying one out when they were new and at that time thought the colors and skin tones were superb.
I still have my Kodak DCS ProSLR/c. I recently sold my 1Ds (It is a superb machine).
Hello Sam,Totally agree with you ARC is the boss. Capture One is such a dog to deal with. When shooting teethed I always use Nikon Camera Control 2 and Nikon ViewNX 2 as they aren’t pretty but they are solid as a rock. The only time I use Capture One is when I need digital overlay and the minute I don’t need it I switch back to the Nikon software.My wish would be it Leaf capture was compatible with Nikon NEF files, loved that software for previewing when I had a Leaf Aptus 75.CheersSimon
I actually prefer Capture one, not just for workflow, but more importantly color. Lightroom has a severe problem with warm tones, espically when you push an image, the colors completely fall apart in lightroom.
Funny you should say that :-) I don't like C1 skin colors at all. To me they are way too warm, which might work in sunnier climes, but with Pacific North West light it looks a bit odd. It is almost as if C1 wants to give people a tan.
The best skin colors I ever got were with a D3x and C1 using the linear profile. I think that the use of the linear profile can make a big difference. Other tone curves tend to cause "bunching" in the skin tones, something that is almost impossible to fix. LR does not seem to have quite the same linearity in its "camera neutral" profile. The "portrait" profiles in both C1 and LR, while doing less damage than the "standard" profiles, is far from ideal.