Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

D300 colours don't match the D200

William Symonds

Bogor, ID
1559 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

"RE: D300 colours don't match the D200"

William Symonds Registered since 22nd Jan 2007
Wed 23-Sep-09 11:40 PM

Ian

For years I shot only JPEG. I was happy with JPEG and probabaly a bit afraid of NEF.

I started shooting NEF and JPEG about a year ago, after getting the D300. At the time I regarded RAW as a back up to rescue images, as I found it difficult to process. I was ending up with too many files and getting confused. And I never did much with the NEFs and stayed in the comfort zone of my JPEGs.

But it is just about easy to PP a NEF as it is to PP a JPEG, now that Picasa supports NEF so well. And I am using and learning NX2. This workflow seems to work for me. I would probably use Lightroom if it could link to my Picasa site but for basic edits Picasa is fine.

It is reasonably easy to edit a NEF in NX2 - I love the way you can modify the D300 camera settings (picture mode, WB, active D-lighting etc) at one click. It is amazing how much more detail ytou get to keep in highlights - even using Picasa as an editor. NX2 Curves and Control Points are foxing me a bit but I will get there. I just wish Jason Odell's (brilliant) e-book was a real book!

In the last week - after this thread - I have finally crossed the rubicon, and now shoot NEF only, unless I know I will share images without access to my main PC, when I add a JPEG. It is great not seeing two of everything!

In any event you lose so much with a JPEG - dynamic range and resolution and flexibility of picture settings and WB. It is like buying cheap film from Underwoods or Fotopost Express to put in your beautiful new F3.

Thus converted I have already persuaded one of my fellow Bogor Nikonians to shoot NEF.

Life and light wait for no man!

W i l l

Nikonian in Bogor, West Java
www.willsymonds.com
https://images.nikonians.org/galleries/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=123586

This is a hot, active topic! D300 colours don't match the D200 [View all] , William Symonds , Thu 10-Sep-09 10:23 PM
Subject
ID
Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
1
Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
2
     Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
3
          Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
4
          Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
5
               Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
6
                    Reply message I think I have cracked it!
7
                    Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
8
                         Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
9
                         Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
14
                              Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
17
                                   Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
18
                                        Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
25
Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
10
Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
11
     Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
12
     Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
13
          Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
15
               Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
16
Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
19
Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
20
     Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
21
          Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
22
Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
23
Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
24
     Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
26
     Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
27
          Reply message RE: D300 colours don't match the D200
28