Concerning the D100, I am interested in your opinions on color mode I (sRGB) and color mode II (RGB). I always use –contrast and mode II.
I always shoot in mode II and –contrast because skin tones look much better to me—more realistic, although, colors are not quite as saturated (shirts, etc.) using these settings but I would like them to be. sRGB is definitely more saturated, but I don't care for the skin tones as much.
Are you opening your images in an ICC-aware application like Photoshop? Mode II is Adobe rgb, and will appear muted if opened in a program that does not understand ICC profiles.
Your choice of color mode should be dictated by your intended use of the image. In short, if you will be using it for on-screen display or posting on the web, you should use Mode I. If you will be printing, you should be using Mode II. But to take advantage of the wide gamut of Mode II, you must use the right software to manipulate the file.
Yes, good point. My intention is to print. The system is color managed for RGB as I stated in the original post. I use PS primarily and RGB(1998) is the selected color space. In PS, the image looks identical (color; saturation) to the printed image. I use the Canon S830D.
So let me ask you:
If you shoot mode II RAW and then using Capture convert the image to mode I, what happens to your color saturation ON SCREEN? Mine become more saturated.
You are getting the widest color gamut with II. My idea is to get the most information possible in the camera. If the output arena uses less colors you can always convert it to that. However, if your output has a wider gamut then it is shot in you do not have these colors.
BTW if I remember my color spaces right the gamut of III is skewed toward the green. That might be the reason for the foliage idea. Don't take this as the last word on III though, I could be remembering wrong.