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Picture Control Settings -- Recommendations?

mklass

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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Sat 22-Dec-12 02:38 PM

Chris,

Shoot some raw images and take them into CNX.

Make some adjustments in the Picture Control sub-section of the Camera Setting section. Once you find something you like, create a Picture Control and the copy it to your camera.

Detailed instructions for doing all of this are here: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16557/~/modifying-picture-controls-and-saving-them-to-your-camera.

I have a custom picture control that I use in all 3 of my Nikons for 80% of my pictures. It is a modified version of Standard, with contrast set to 5 and sharpening set to +1. When I bring NEF's into CNX, I have minimial work to do on them.

Also, as a suggestion, if you are going to use CNX for editing, try setting ADL on your camera to Low and see if you prefer the results. However, I don't recommend that you use this with flash.

Once you play with some NEF images in CNX, you may want to make those settings your defaults in your camera, and have them apply when you shoot JPGs.


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