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William Symonds Registered since 22nd Jan 2007Sat 10-Nov-12 12:01 AM
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"Aperture - options for adjusting vignetting in NEFs on a FX body"
Sat 10-Nov-12 12:26 AM by William Symonds

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My D600 is a terrific tool, but gets a lot of vignetting from f/2.8, especially with older lenses.

The camera does an excellent job of adjusting for this in jpeg, but the RAW images, when viewed and used in Aperture, are uncorrected and vignette a lot.

The attached examples are at 85mm f/1.4 (using D lens). One is the the RAW file, exported from Aperture, and the second is the JPEG straight from the camera.

This shows both that the lens does vignette heaps on a D600, and that the jpeg correction in-camera is terrific, but that Aperture is oblivious to this when opening/exporting the RAW file.

The options I can think of to correct the RAW files are...

Shooting jpegs (great, but no good if you want to shoot RAW. Very attractive for shooting sports in good light)

Using Aperture or a Nik plug-in to fix the vignetting (slow but works, and sometimes you may even like the vignette effect anyhow), with the option of exporting and then using ViewNX2 to convert the NEF to a TIFF or jpeg if all else fails

Use Capture NX2 which is an ageing beast, costs over $100, and without another piece of software does not plug into Aperture (I just don't like the software these days and NX2 plays up on my iMac)

Using DXO, which again does not plug into Aperture without additional software (ouch $199 for a D600 but has some other very good features too)

Using Catapult to send files to and from DXO or NX2 (probably the best route if you really want to use DXO or NX2)

I am thinking of using the first two options. Have I missed else anything simple?

Thanks

W i l l

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Sat 10-Nov-12 12:15 PM
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#1. "RE: Aperture - options for adjusting vignetting in NEFs on a FX body"
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You might check this link out. Aperture 3 does have a devignette tool.

http://software-tips.wonderhowto.com/how-to/apply-vignette-and-devignette-aperture-254065/

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William Symonds Registered since 22nd Jan 2007Sun 11-Nov-12 11:03 PM
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#2. "RE: Aperture - options for adjusting vignetting in NEFs on a FX body"
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Bogor, ID
          

Thanks, I am using this and am setting up a few presets eg at f/1.4 on my 85mm so that this can be fixed at a click..

There is some good stuff in Aperture!

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EYEBALLER Gold Member Nikonian since 08th Sep 2011Tue 11-Dec-12 08:40 PM
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#4. "RE: Aperture - options for adjusting vignetting in NEFs on a FX body"
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>Thanks, I am using this and am setting up a few presets eg at
>f/1.4 on my 85mm so that this can be fixed at a click..
>
>There is some good stuff in Aperture!
>
>W i l l
>
>Nikonian in Bogor, West Java
>www.willsymonds.com
>www.willsymonds.blogspot.com
>http://www.nikonians-images.org/galleries/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=123586

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>my
>Nikonians gallery>.

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>
my
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I second what larry "luckyphoto" said. I have Aperture 3,CS5 and Lightroom 4 and I still only use Aperture and CS5 for all of my editing. I have tried using Lightroom,but I just don't see any benefits of using lightroom 4 over using Aperture 3 and CS5. Maybe there is something lurking there in Lightroom 4 (and I know that many pros use lightroom 4) that I haven't discovered yet but I will stick with Aperture 3 and CS5. Getting vignette out is a very minor adjustment and is only one click away in aperture 3.

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William Symonds Registered since 22nd Jan 2007Fri 16-Nov-12 02:15 PM
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#3. "RE: Aperture - options for adjusting vignetting in NEFs on a FX body"
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Bogor, ID
          

Lightroom has this calibrated for all lenses. Aperture is n need of some serious tlc...

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