D100 Color Mode and White Balance
I'm still having difficulty getting the colors just right and achieving good results compensating for the underexposure problem. I'm wondering, and would like to take a poll to see what Color Mode and White Balance settings other D100 users are using, as well as any custom curves used.
#1. "RE: D100 Color Mode and White Balance" | In response to Reply # 0RRowlett Charter MemberTue 26-Nov-02 01:07 AM
I shoot Adobe 1998 (Mode II) 100% of the time. This mode captures the most color information at the time of exposure. A color balance that closely mimics daylight slide film is CLOUDY-3 or SHADE+3. The former is a little more saturated and the latter is a little more realistic in my hands, even those these two settings are virtually the same color temperature. For shooting foliage and to bring out greens, I will sometimes shoot CLOUDY-2 to CLOUDY, but otherwise I find these settings far too cool in daylight lighting. You should avoid AUTO as it is not consistent. Even better, shoot NEFs and you can fiddle with the color balance later without damaging your image.
#2. "RE: D100 Color Mode and White Balance" | In response to Reply # 1guyb Registered since 11th Apr 2002Tue 26-Nov-02 03:48 AM
A caveat. Apparently jpgs are not tagged with the color space used. If you drag and drop, into Photoshop 7 for example, you may get a different then expected color space. Here is a link to a review that claims this idea (I have not received my D100 to check this thought).
Here is a link to a custom curve
(Note: there is much activity in this area; try looking at other threads).
BTW RRowlett is very right in saying that Adobe RGB is a bigger color space then the sRGB options.