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AlanC

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AlanC Basic Member
Fri 05-Jul-02 09:06 PM

Here are some sample images from my D100 using the AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8 lens.

Camera settings were ISO 200, auto white balance, auto tone compensation, Adobe RGB, no sharpening.

All images were saved as compressed NEFs. The files were opened in Photoshop using the Nikon View NEF plugin and converted to sRGB: no other processing beyond resizing, cropping and sharpening as described was performed.

I've done three variations of each shot: the first is the full frame resized down, the second is a pixel level crop from the original and the third has been sharpened in Photoshop (USM, amount=128%, radius=1.1 pixels, threshold=1)


http://www.btinternet.com/~alan.clifton//NikonD100/DSC_0126_small.jpg
70mm, f/8, 1/250 sec.

http://www.btinternet.com/~alan.clifton//NikonD100/DSC_0126_crop.jpg
This is a pixel level unsharpened crop of the raw data: the softness is typical of an unsharpened NEF - I've included an example from the D1 below.

http://www.btinternet.com/~alan.clifton//NikonD100/DSC_0126_sharp.jpg
After sharpening in Photoshop.


http://www.btinternet.com/~alan.clifton//NikonD100/DSC_0138_small.jpg
70mm, f/7.1, 1/180 sec.

http://www.btinternet.com/~alan.clifton//NikonD100/DSC_0138_crop.jpg
Pixel level crop.

http://www.btinternet.com/~alan.clifton//NikonD100/DSC_0138_sharp.jpg
Sharpened.


http://www.btinternet.com/~alan.clifton//NikonD100/DSC_0143_small.jpg
52mm, f/16, 1/160 sec.

http://www.btinternet.com/~alan.clifton//NikonD100/DSC_0143_crop.jpg
Pixel level crop.

http://www.btinternet.com/~alan.clifton//NikonD100/DSC_0143_sharp.jpg
Sharpened.


For comparison here's a pixel level crop from an equivalent D1 image taken using the same lens (but not at the same time). For those unfamiliar with RAW mode, the softness apparent in these images is typical: the JPEGs produced by most digital cameras are sharpened.

http://www.btinternet.com/~alan.clifton//NikonD100/D1_DSC_2140_crop.jpg


My first impressions of the D100 are very favourable, but I have noticed that the camera seems to blow out highlights more readily than the D1: if I get even a small peak at the white end of the histogram then detail will be lost.

More pictures when I get a bit more than the five minutes of sunshine that saw me frantically running round the garden looking for some flowers that were catching the light!

Alan.

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