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Picture control settings

dhingle1

Houma, US
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dhingle1 Registered since 10th Jun 2013
Wed 10-Jul-13 02:34 AM

I am new to the forum and need help finding a PDF file referenced in Darrel Young's book, Mastering the Nikon D800. On page 123 he references a PDF file that can be downloaded called the "Nikon Picture Control Reference". It describes picture control setting with lots of pictures to help you see the range of control you can achieve. Its a 24 page, 4.9MB file named PicCon.pdf. He specifically mentioned it could be found on our forum.

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KerryS

Sedro Woolley, WA, US
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#1. "RE: Picture control settings" | In response to Reply # 0

KerryS Registered since 30th Nov 2012
Wed 10-Jul-13 01:25 AM

Is this it?
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/microsite/picturecontrol/catalog/PicCon.pdf

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dhingle1

Houma, US
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#2. "RE: Picture control settings" | In response to Reply # 1

dhingle1 Registered since 10th Jun 2013
Wed 10-Jul-13 10:55 AM

Kerry, that is it! Thanks so much! Have a great day.
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Boid

IN
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#3. "RE: Picture control settings" | In response to Reply # 2

Boid Registered since 20th Jul 2013
Sat 20-Jul-13 03:45 PM


Hi, I'm a new member and new to the Nikon system as well.

Do "picture control" settings effect the RAW files as well?

icslowmo

Surprise, US
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#4. "RE: Picture control settings" | In response to Reply # 3

icslowmo Registered since 01st Jan 2012
Sat 20-Jul-13 03:55 PM

Only if you are using Nikon's editing software like View NX2 or Capture NX2. If you're using Lightroom or photoshop, then no, picture controls don't effect RAW photos. Only thing that does effect RAW data is ADL, as it effects exposure. So in LR/PS, you will have more under exposed images as ADL is like a highlight protection mode so to speak. Again Nikon software will read all camera settings and RAW photos should look about the same as how they look on camera's LCD.

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OMMBoy

San Diego, US
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#5. "RE: Picture control settings" | In response to Reply # 0

OMMBoy Registered since 22nd Feb 2007
Sun 21-Jul-13 02:58 AM

Here's another great Picture Control reference guide you might find useful:
http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/dslr/D800/D800_TechnicalGuide_PC_En.pdf

Chris

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Boid

IN
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#6. "RE: Picture control settings" | In response to Reply # 4

Boid Registered since 20th Jul 2013
Sun 21-Jul-13 03:52 AM

Thank you. That cleared up matters hugely for me.

dhingle1

Houma, US
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#7. "RE: Picture control settings" | In response to Reply # 5

dhingle1 Registered since 10th Jun 2013
Sun 21-Jul-13 04:23 PM

Chris, this is a very helpful link. Thanks for the guidance!

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