Two weeks ago I managed to get rainwater in the prism housing of my Fuji S5 in a freak accident and of course it died. Given that a new one can be bought for £500, I thought Fuji's repair estimate of £639 was a bit steep and, as it is now almost certain that the S5 is the last Fuji slr, I went to look at a D300 as a replacement. While in the shop I was silly enough lto say yes when offerred a look at the new D700, one look through the viewfinder was enough to sell me the camera and I now own a D700.
To get to the point of this post, there are two things I am going to miss about the S5, apart from the dynamic range which I know nothing can be done about; they are the skin tones when using menu setting F1b and the Velvia look when using menu setting F2.
Has anyone got a modification of the picture styles on the D700 which goes at least some way to reproducing the 'Fuji Look' of skin tones and Velvia. Also I understand that Nikon has added to the range of picture styles, one of which is called portrait, where do I get these and how do I get them into the D700?
I've not tuned mine yet, but I do have the D2X picture controls loaded onto my Capture NX2 program and use the feature thru there rather than in-camera, especially since I shoot RAW only. I highly suggest doing it this way so that you have the choice whether or not to use the picture control. Do a search on Google for the D2X picture modes and you should find them. I believe those controls will be the closest to what you are looking for. And here are the other controls that are listed on Nikon UK:
Thanks for the help. I've downloaded the files for the D2X and Portrait picture controls to the camera as I haven't installed NX2 on my computer yet. Do I take it that these will only work when using Jpegs and not when using Raw, or do they modify raw files as well.