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Joe M


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Joe M Registered since 29th Aug 2002
Wed 16-Jan-08 01:01 PM

I created a custom curve for my D100 using a Macbeth Color Checker Chart and lots of trial and error. Essentially, I photographed the chart and then adjusted the curve in Capture 3 so that what was on the screen matched the chart as much as possible. When loaded into the camera, this curve makes a HUGE difference in the resulting picture -- my camera is now actually generating pictures that are a reasonable facsimile of what was photographed, without an inordinate amount of tweaking in Photoshop. (I am convinced that the curves that come with the camera are just plain wrong, and that Nikon will eventually fix the firmware use a default curve that is similar to mine.) In fact, with my curve, a gray card's exposure is spot on--bisecting the middle line in the histogram. The camera's curve results in significant underexposure.

I've attempted to attach my curve to this post, so that anyone who is interested can download it, and then import it into their camera. I suspect that the board software may not recognize the file type, however. If it doesn't work, you can email me with a request, and I'll email you my curve as an attachment.

Of course, YMMV. It works for me, though.

Regards to all.

Joe M.
Joe@Boxsters.Net


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