I recently wrote an article responding to a Petapixe article that examined Sony color science. The writer for that article recently posted a comment on Facebook on my article. I would like to share with you his response.
Usman Dawood- Petapixe writer
" Hey read your article, we disagree and that’s perfectly fine . I wrote the Petapixel article.
Get the gear that works for you, I agree, both Canon and Sony work for me for differ t reasons. There is a difference and Sony is better in many areas like video and dynamic range but colours are still a bit crappy. No camera is perfect for everything.
It would seem more people prefer colours from Canon cameras than they do from Sony because I’m seeing a bunch of false colour coming from many of my Sony files. Having said that, both systems are incredible I use and love both. I simply point out my findings and compare the systems I use. Sometimes my articles are positive towards Canon sometimes they’re positive to Sony because they both have their respective advantages and disadvantages.
Using both systems allows me to make comparisons that are relatively objective."
Here is a link to his article :
Here is a link to my article :
I recently read an article on the petapixel's website which examined Sony's color science. I find it extremely concerning that individuals are allowed to write articles that are based on inaccurate and extremely biased information. Let's talk about the so-called professional photographer. The author of this article specializes in architecture and interior photography. This presents a major problem, how can you make intelligent, comments for any type of photography that you don't even practice. That's like me trying to do a critique sports photos.
When did Canon color science become the gold standard in color accuracy? It is certainly a fact that Canon has built fantastic products over the years. It does not mean that Canon is perfect. I have seen beautiful images from every camera company. That includes Sony, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic, and Canon. What you will learn is that every company has a different way in which their cameras interpret, process and render color. Just like in all art, color is in fact subjective.
I have been a Sony shooter for several years. My first camera was the A57. I have owned multiple Sony bodies including the A99, NEX-3, A7 and now the A7RIII. Like other camera owners would have been with their preferred company for multiple years, there is something about that particular system that you like which is want to continue to purchase products from them. The author makes it seems as though Sony products are deficient when compared to Canon. Of course, he is mistaken. I would never suggest that Canon cameras are deficient. They are simply different from Sony. That's the same with Nikon, Fuji, and Panasonic.
Jason Lanier said this a lot "find the right gear that works for you." This is something that photographers should remember. There are some people who do not like Sony color science. There are two option, 1) you need to make adjustments to the color profile in the camera or in post 2) is simply to choose to purchase from a different camera company.
As a photographer who shot for a number of magazines, online publications, advertising agencies, and many clients; I can confirm that Sony cameras undoubtedly deliver excellent professional results. To suggest otherwise is bias has completely misleading.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.