In reviewing some 50+ pages now, there are a lot of posts all over the map on lots of ideas issues, etc. I think we need to try and hone in on a couple of things that might help with illustration, factor of settings, results, etc. This may involve the Moderator to set up some additional polls perhaps, but may help us all narrow things down.
First thing I'd like to offer is ILLUSTRATION of the problem. We've got tons of photographs, but no standard to base things on. In my post:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...64#post9141664
You can see the effect exposure time can have on "illustrating" the problem. While .6 seconds makes it look ghastly, .6 seconds is not what I see visually.. What I see visually is much more like the 1/6th of a second shot.. more so now since destressing. Should we agree on one standard for images? I know for some without those settings on Point and Shoot digicams, it may be more difficult, but the point is to get an image more like what you see.
FACTOR OF SETTINGS - Here's where we may need some help in getting people to submit to a poll some of the settings they have, most likely to effect the clouding. This likely includes Backlighting, Brightness, Picture, Saver on/off, etc. We can't have every value represented, but e.g. say "Backlight" 1-3, 4-7, 8-10, "Picture" 0-35, 35-70, 70-100, etc.
RESULTS - So my thinking is this. We start with 3 images (based on an accepted standard), #1 is severe, #2 is moderate, #3 is mild/not there. People indicate, mine looks most like 1, 2, or 3. My settings are - Backlight #1 (1-3) or #2 (4-7), etc.
I don't know if you can link those types of multiple questions in a poll so we see patterms across varying degrees of the problem or not. I just think without some measure of standardization, this is very hard to follow, including anything we're trying to illustrate.
TO MODERATORS - First, is this doable? Second - would you be willing to help?
TO POSTERS - Hard as it may be, we'd need suggestions on best settings to measure, etc.
Just an idea, and we'd need to hear from the moderators first....