>Good Morning Rags, > >I upgraded from a D70S and found that my pictures taken on the >default settings were not quite sharp enough and others have >felt that their WB were not quite right, etc. There are ways >to increase saturation, decrease contrast, etc. in camera so >that you do not have to always do that while postprocessing. >I know that changing the settings in camera has really reduced >my postshooting processing time. However, this is only true >if you are shooting in JPG. If you shoot in raw and then open >in Adobe, it ignores these settings/defaults (per my husband >who knows more on this subject than I do. When they first >came out with the D90, its raw files were not supported >everywhere, so I was shooting JPG. So I did learn to tweak >the default settings. > >HTH
Hi. I don't disagree with what you're saying.However, since the D90 doesn't have memory banks (ala D700) and you change the shooting environment from say; group faces shots to a bicycle race in twilight - it would be unwise to keep one set of settings resident in your D90.
Personally I would hit reset (to default) and then reset for motion and EV and maybe vivid.
While there isn't memory banks for personal preferences, Nikon has made average settings for night, motion , etc on the scenes dial. These settings may not be a lot different than what experienced photogs may suggest on a spreadsheet.
I'm all for learning. But it might be a good idea to learn more about the Nikon settings before trying to invent the wheel, it's easier.