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    Does contrast matter?

    This may sound like a dumb question but bear with me. Taking in consideration that cameras like the A6000, the A7 and such partially base their AF systems on contrast, if I dial down the contrast on my selected picture profile to -3 will the AF be less effective? The reason Im asking is that even though I shoot raw, I usually use either the "portrait" or "neutral" picture style with everything dialed to -3.

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    Re: Does contrast matter?

    The AF sensors should evaluate information directly from the sensor array.

    This would be data before it's massaged by your preference settings.

    - Leigh

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    Re: Does contrast matter?

    Good to know...

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    Re: Does contrast matter?

    I believe the picture styles only affect JPEG's not Raw, so it does not matter.

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    Re: Does contrast matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    The reason Im asking is that even though I shoot raw, I usually use either the "portrait" or "neutral" picture style with everything dialed to -3.
    Likewise, only I have the screen show me black and white too. Besides being mostly a BW shooter anyway, I find the red peaking easier to see quickly like this.

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    Re: Does contrast matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecsh View Post
    I believe the picture styles only affect JPEG's not Raw, so it does not matter.
    That may be true for photo but not for video

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