>Did you know that the LCD on the D200 doesn't display Adobe >RGB images correctly, so you can't trust it? Hmm, no but I wouldn't trust it for accurate color representation because of the size anyway...
>Did you know that if you have some of the picture enhancement >options set as per the factory default it causes the D200 to >revert to sRGB anyway? I'm not sure what you mean, but I don't use the factory default settings.
>I would have a read of Thom Hogan's guide on this subject. The >sRGB space is quite limited. But my original question was: If you use sRGB as the camera color space, it doesn't affect the NEF file anyway so why not just keep it set to sRGB and if you want to have the images commercially printed, that's what most labs want. That's just my personal opinion.
>I have them at Sharpening +2 (Thom suggests +1) >Tone Normal (0), NOT Auto >Color Mode 1 or 2 (for 2 you must use Adobe RGB) >Saturation Normal (0). Going up from that looks really vivid, >great on cloudy days! >Hue is up to you. I leave mine at 0.
For travel photos, I set my sharpening to +1, tone comp to + more contrast, color mode 3, and saturation to + enhanced.
I think I have really strayed from my original question which was, why not leave the color space to sRGB in the camera. Works for me. Thanks for your information. Must stop..too much information is frying my brain!