Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Dynamic Range - Try it for yourself, conclude for yourself: 5D III vs. A7r« on: October 07, 2014, 08:27:34 PM »
Back up a second. So even if you shoot RAW the histogram in camera is only displaying the color space you've chosen? So does that mean I should set my camera's color space to Adobe RGB just so I get a more accurate histogram?
When you shoot RAW, the camera generates a small JPG preview image that's embedded in the RAW file container. That image is what you see during the on-camera review, and it's what's used to generate the histogram and highlight warning (blinkies). All in-camera settings are applied (color space, ALO, picture style, HTP, etc.).
If you don't mind somewhat funky images for on-camera review, you can use UniWB to get a histogram that better approximates the RAW data.
Thanks, I had a brief flirt with video once and became familiar with picture style settings etc and ended on faithful with a low contrast setting. I've also had HTP and ALO off from day one. I think just knowing now that the histogram is for the JPEG preview is enough for me at this stage. I can work with that. Moving forward I think ML will be better.