During dinner I felt the sun in my back, the first time for today. So as soon as we’d finished I tried to catch some of the last light of day:
Heavy weather. Olympus E-PL1 with Panasonic Lumix 14mm lens. Converted using only RawTherapee 4.0.9, which gave me much smoother transitions and more dynamic range than using the Olympus Viewer 3 (or -2). So the out-of-camera image is brighter and it has more contrast, it’s maybe more pleasing at first sight – but it also blows both the highlights and the shadows considerably more. Which means that you won’t get the full dynamic range out of that sensor when working with either the jpg or the raw file through the Olympus software. Almost like the difference between out-of-camera files of Canon and Nikon.
Since I didn’t use the Olympus software, I had to correct lens distortions myself. And it’s also not as sharp as the out-of-camera or out-of-Olympus-Viewer-3 output.
And while I write this, we’re back to heavy rain.
Thanks for reading.