We keep hearing in the online community how awful Sony’s skin tones are. Yet when I share images, the usual response is, yeah, Sony’s fine for Asians, but Caucasian skin tones are still atrocious. However, when custom white balancing, they’re really not all that bad. What I am noticing when watching YouTube videos are abrupt tonal transitions and a lack of the many subtle tints and shades that even perfect complexions should have, possibly from pushing the grade too hard with 8-bit files. The image below was shot this morning in a mix of fluorescent and daylight lighting. No color correction in post, other than pulling down the shadows.

Sony a7 III, Sony 85mm f/1.8, ISO 400

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