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Flaat for the NEX-5N

I recently bought a Sony NEX-5N. It's a very nice camera. It did very well on my Flaat Shootout 2012.

Of course, after receiving the camera and the lens adapter, the first thing I had to do was to find some image settings that I liked. This camera can't take custom-made picture styles, so what you'll find here is a lot more limited than Flaat for Canon or Flaat for the D800. Still, the settings I have ended up with are quite different from the recommendations I had found around the web, so I think it's fair to call them Flaat for the NEX-5N:

Flaat_10: Portrait, contrast=-1, saturation=-1, sharpness=-3, DRO-1
Flaat_11: Portrait, contrast=-3, saturation=-1, sharpness=-3, DRO-1

They're actually very similar to each other, and I'd rate them both at around 11 stops of DR, but Flaat_10 is a bit narrower and devotes less brightness values to the darkest stops of light, leaving more room for midtone detail.

Just like the previous ones, Flaat for the 5N is based on Portrait. But the reason here is different. In the case of Canon and Nikon, the reason is that I wanted to get the best skin tones possible. I also wanted that for the 5N, obviously, but, unlike on the Canon, I found that all picture styles on the 5N deliver relatively nice skin tones (i.e. none leaves me with the clay-looking people of Neutral on the Canons). the reason now is that Portrait has much wider DR than all the other options. No idea why, but that's what I've measured: about a stop more latitude with Portrait than with Standard or Sunset.

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