Last week I got to use both the S2 and the M9 at the US Open. My goal was to shoot the event as one of America s iconic sporting events (verse trying to get the cover of Sports Illustrated) . I used the S2 for 2 days and my 2 m9 s for the other three.
I know from past experience that the images from both cameras can be rendered to look very similar in LR . But seeing the files shot in essentially the same light and then using Josh s presets for the S2 files brought out some differences .
The S2 files seem to be exposed to the right situations ..the S2 really got most of the exposures right without much correction. A normal file looked too light when compared to the M9 files .
The I looked at Josh s presets and I see that he really pulls down the shadows and darks compared to what I would do with an M9 file. Once I apply the preset ....the files start to look similar.
So two questions :
1. Do you have a similar set of presets for the M9 ?
2. Have you evaluated how clarity works . In the past clarity affected the mid tone contrast but my understanding is that it also brings in the deconvilution algorithms. Some of the LR gurus are now recommending 70-100 setting for images with a lot of fine detail in the midtones . I have always used around 20 but on a .NEF files I use over 50 always .
It would be nice to create presets that produced a standard rendering on import so that the S2 and M9 files would look similar when starting the edit.