Silkypix for Mac – Studio session..

18-50 Sigma SD14 shot
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(Above shot as been (re)developed using Silkypix and has noise reduction almost completely turned off). See new post including above as RAW for your own fun!

Today I had my last photo class for this term,  I brought my SD14 and the trusty 18-50 2.8. It’s a bit short to be a perfect studio lens, I often find myself a tad too close. :) I think the 24-70 might be better suited but what the 18-50 really has is a GREAT crispiness, very sharp and nice to handle. Most of the time spot on.

Also, the Japanese version of Silkypix for Mac is released (Thanks Gen!) and it’s a joy to be able to work without starting VMWare. :D – the old .dat trick works great if your Japanese is as bad as mine. Also, I now have another 30 days of fun. ;)

It’s now much faster, and most everything is better but the real-time preview when hovering on different WB’s etc is now history. Perhaps a windows only thing. Too bad.

These photos now has been developed in Silkypix and then saved as TIFF and post-processed using Lightroom 3b (that’s where I upload to flickr) – I also painted the background on each shot with a slight color of blue, different tint every time I think. hehe.. Oh well.. Only for fun.

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About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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2 Responses to Silkypix for Mac – Studio session..

  1. Josh says:

    -> “I brought my SD14 and the trusty 18-50 2.8. It’s a bit short to be a perfect studio lens, I often find myself a tad too close. :) I think the 24-70 might be better suited but what the 18-50 really has is a GREAT crispiness, very sharp and nice to handle. Most of the time spot on.”

    For portraits on a crop sensor, I liked the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 macro. Not as flexible as a zoom, but it is tack sharp.

    BTW: do you have the older 24-70mm “macro”, or the new one with the HSM? The new Sigma 24-70mm with the HSM is pretty darned sharp in it’s own right (but not as sharp as the 70mm macro). Mine has a habit of being glued to my D700.

  2. Robin says:

    Timmy without noise reduction gives me an analog feel while looking at it. Very very fine details, less pixellated and a whiff of grain.

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