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untamedheart Registered since 09th Jan 2005Wed 04-Oct-06 02:48 PM
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"Your custom D80 settings"


Austin, PK
          

What has been your experience with in camera D80 settings?
I just want to get a feel of what is working for others, especially the noise processing

Thanks for the input

Irfan

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klrbee25 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jun 2006Wed 04-Oct-06 06:18 PM
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Naples, US
          

I've gotten good results using Color mode IIIa, saturation +, and sharpness +1 (rest set to auto). As for noise reduction, this only takes effect at iso 400 and above. Initially I used the High NR setting with very good results. However, after seeing a few comparisons where the high setting lost image sharpness, I've since dropped to Low or Normal. Also Noise Ninja works wonders for removing noise if you use Photoshop CS2. If you're not opposed this post processing, set the incamera NR to Low or off and just do it manually for better results.

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davidnark Registered since 07th Sep 2006Wed 04-Oct-06 07:02 PM
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Do you have any problems with shooting people in Color mode IIIa? I have read that it is not recommended for people shots.

  

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klrbee25 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jun 2006Wed 04-Oct-06 07:47 PM
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My people shots have come out great. The skin tones look just fine, even with in camera saturation set to +. In all honesty, I think the differences are very subtle between Ia and IIIa. If your skin tones look "off", I'd evaluate the white balance setting before blamining the color mode. Also, the monitor one is using can also contribute to a perceived skin tone problem. For now, my camera lives on IIIa and my shots are coming out great.

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peterah Registered since 29th Oct 2005Thu 05-Oct-06 05:50 AM
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Durban, ZA
          

Currently I have the following custom settings chosen:
Tone: Normal
Sharpening: Medium High
Saturation: Normal
WB: Auto

I find this works out quite well at the moment - I shoot mostly in raw so have the option of chaning these settings in PP if they are a problem but I find that the only one that I need to consistently alter is the WB. The D80 just seems to be slightly off (erring on the blue side about 200-300 K less than it was on the day).

Noise reduction: Off
High ISO NR: Normal

I am also using AutoISO: Max ISO 800, Min shutter speed 1/125s.

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Pete
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Geoffrey4 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2005Thu 05-Oct-06 11:54 AM
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Perth, AU
          

Pete

That's very interesting - I was just analysing my D80 photos today and one of my first thoughts was that I seemed to have a blueish tint to many of them.
The D80 is very new in Aust, I've only had mine 8 days and so far have only done outdoor photography in bright daylight.
After looking at my results so far, I'm thinking of leaving WB on Auto but using the WB fine-tuning option to set -1 or -2.

Geoffrey
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peterah Registered since 29th Oct 2005Thu 05-Oct-06 01:22 PM
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Durban, ZA
          

Hi Geoffrey
That is a good idea - didn't think of finetuning the WB - I always just do it afterwards in NX. Will certainly try that out. Thanks.

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Delta5 Registered since 16th Jan 2006Thu 05-Oct-06 04:38 PM
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London, UK
          

I'm using colour mode II, and I've also found the AUTO WB a bit too blue.
Fine-tuning it seems to have worked, but as my monitor is calibrated for 6500°K, it occurred to me that I might be adjusting the camera to warm up (i.e. lower the °K) of what I see on the monitor!
When I get some time I plan to get an IT8 target and do some tests to figure it out.

Dv
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Geoffrey4 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Nov 2005Fri 06-Oct-06 12:00 AM
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Perth, AU
          

Hi

Thanks for your post, I'm interested to know that fine-tuning WB seems to be a good option.
I presume that such adjustments permanently alter JPGs, but if one records a NEF file that is not altered however the WB settings will affect how it displays in some Nikon software, and may be useable in some other software ?
Thanks
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chetsta Registered since 14th Sep 2006Sun 08-Oct-06 01:04 PM
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AU
          

Great thread. I'll keep an eye on it when I get my D80.

  

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Editorman Registered since 06th Sep 2006Sun 15-Oct-06 10:56 AM
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#12. "RE: Your custom D80 settings"
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Toronto, CA
          

Pete;

Did you finetune the WB? What was the result?

Thanks.

Paul

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avsearle Registered since 11th Sep 2006Tue 10-Oct-06 11:26 AM
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Hi.Using a -1 or -2 on White Balance will warm piccies at least it does on the D200.
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Calabrais Registered since 05th Sep 2006Sun 08-Oct-06 02:23 PM
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#10. "RE: Your custom D80 settings"
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US
          

At first I was using Saturation +1, Sharpening +2 and color mode IIIa, but my images were coming out too hard and contrasty.

So then I switched to sharpening none, contrast -2, saturation 0, and color mode Ia so I had the most flexibility to adjust the image the way I like it in Photoshop.

Now that Adobe has released a beta version of Camera Raw 3.6 that supports D80 RAW, I have been shooting only in RAW with spectacular results. To me, the quality between the two is uncomparable.

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petrieme Registered since 29th Jan 2007Fri 20-Oct-06 11:52 AM
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calabrais- if your shooting "only in raw" then those camersa setting to do take effect...

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