Hey! First off, I want to commend the creator of these film sims. They've really opened up a realm of possibilities with the Sony. We all know Sony cams have a lot of potential, but the time to get up to a working image is the price to pay.
I'm testing the digital sims out and a review is in the works. More people need to hear about this!
1) Ever since using the sims, I've been curious about whether or not to keep the gamma Assist on or on auto? What difference does that make? I noticed for example the files that look "correct" on the camera LCD with gamma asst on looks "flatter" when downloaded into Lightroom. I understand that the gamma asst doesn't transfer over and u need to do some post processing to pump up the contrast. I'm curious why can't the film sim be created in a way that the jpgs can be used straight out of the box (like the fuji ones sims)?
2) 2ndly, I note that the Portra 800 film sim is recommended to turn gamma assist off. Any reason why?
3) Lastly, is there an advantage to use Portra 800 over Portra 400? Does the 400 have a minimum ISO of 400?