Hi Ka Mastah. I recently built a new desktop (i5-2500K with initially 4GB memory). I went to every shop in Gilmore but had no luck on the AOC IF23 so I had to settle for a TN panel for now.
I processed last night a few images on the new rig. I'd like to hear what you think about the images. My main concerns are brightness, contrast, sharpening, noise, and color. All images are intended for web.
Thank you in advance.
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Candaba, Pampanga 40D, 400 5.6L, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, manual exposure, car window support, cropped
Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus), Candaba, Pampanga 40D, 400 5.6L, ISO 640, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, manual exposure, handheld (braced on the Great Wall of Candaba)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Valenzuela City, Metro Manila 40D, 400 5.6L, ISO 640, f/6.3, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure, handheld
Yes I did "calibrate" my LCD using the lagom test prior to processing the images. Your photos and those of other ace shooters were also a great help. Without hardware calibration I resorted to a "histogram-based approach" to processing but I have to be more careful with the blacks as you pointed out. Hopefully next week I can calibrate using a colorimeter.