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anyone got experience in comparing adobe sRGB and the

smaller sRGB.

i am thinking about selling my fuji s2 and buying a canon 10d,

because the canon gives me the possibility to choose between

adobe sRGB and sRGB.

i dont know why, but it is not mentioned often, but i guess this is

a heavy reason if a photo is printed in good quality or excellent

color quality.

also i need to know : when i open the canon 10d RAW picture in

photoshop as a tif, is it a 16bit or a 8bit photo?

thank you


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Adobe RGB is your friend. sRGB is a limited color space, which should display roughly the same on every moniter. What you do is shoot in Adobe RGB, do all your editing and then convert to sRGB if you are saving for the web or printing by a digital service (Fuji Frontier, et al)
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A more economical switch for you would be from the S2 to the Nikon D100. You have

3 choices of capture color space: NEF (Nikon RAW), Adobe RGB(1998), or sRGB; there

is no such thing as Adobe sRGB.

You can also savethe files in eitherthe NEF, TIFF o JPEG (at least three levels of

JPEG)format. With the low end Canon, you are limited to either RAW or JPEG.

<P>RAW files , either

Canon or

Nikon (NEF) or Fuji (are opened in Photoshop as 16 bit per channel files.<P>

Sticking with a Nikon F mount camera you won't have to buy new lens and you'll have

the option of using a much wider angle lens, the 12-24mm AFS Nikkor, than Canon

offers or is planning to offer anytime soon for the 10D or future cameras with a

similar sized chip.

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The 12-24 is nice lens to be able to get, although the lack of Tiff is nothing I cry about. Regardless I think Ellis is right, don't switch systems unless you have to, get a D100 and stick with Nikon, it will save you money when you don't have to replace all your lenses and flashes.
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As mentioned above, the Fuji S2 already comes with a utility to <a href="http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_reviews/s2_pg6.html">convert raw files</a> to 16-bit tiff files in Adobe RGB color space. The Canon 10D supports A-RGB, albeit with <a href="http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos10d/page12.asp">some limitations</a>. In practice, I personally don't find much of an advantage in using A-RGB, in spite of its wider gamut.
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