There may be a better place to ask, but I have a D600, so I will start here. If I shoot exclusively RAW, does it really matter whether I have the camera set to sRGB or Adobe? I've seen conflicting info on this. I figure RAW will be RAW regardless, and the color setting will only impact the embedded jpg and preview. Any pros or cons? Again, I exclusively use RAW and process in Lightroom using ProPhotoRGB.
Note, my initial instinct was to set the camera to Adobe, but on reflection I'm wondering if that makes the preview look muddy because I doubt the LCD on the camera can display beyond sRGB.
If you are going to post on the web or send out for printing (like Mpix) sRGB is the better choice. I have added ProPhoto RGB colorspace in Lightroom for my own printing. It is larger than sRGB and Adobe.
The printing or exporting process is more about what color space I set my pp to. Since I shoot in raw, the camera setting should not matter. Correct? I'm thinking of moving my camera back to sRGB if only to give my camera's LCD a chance to display properly. The question would be whether that impacts the histogram.
It might change the histogram very slightly. But if it does, wouldn't you want the histogram to be as close as possible to the one for the color space you are going to use in LR? Adobe would be closer than sRGB. As for display, I've never noticed any difference. The sRGB color space lies wholly within the Adobe RGB color space. I'm guessing Nikon's Expeed processors are smart enough to map the Adobe RGB or sRGB image to the color space of the output device (LCD), just as LR does to display the image on your computer screen.
Sat 30-Nov-13 01:57 AM | edited Sat 30-Nov-13 10:25 AM by dagoldst
>Heard many times, here in Nikonians, that if you're going to >print the photos you should opt for Adobe instead of sRGB, for >better results. > RAW files do not care about color space, (as opposed to jpeg). We, on the other hand, do. What I mean by that is with a RAW file, color space can be set to anything you want, based on need and workflow - that's one of the intrinsic advantages to RAW.
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Colorspace in raw is a concern for those who use Nikon software since camera settings do impact the rendering. But of course, everything can be adjusted in post with Nikon software. Stan St Petersburg Russia
If you set the camera to sRGB, your histogram will show clipping earlier than in Adobe RGB (or in ProPhoto RGB, if you're applying that color space in post-processing). Is the difference between histograms noticeable? Yes. If you're shooting raw + jpeg and want your jpegs to be in sRGB, I'd set the camera to sRGB. Otherwise, I'd set the camera to Adobe RGB.