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noiseware free v nik dfine - sample image compare...


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s2sailorlis_nikon Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Jun 2012
Tue 02-Apr-13 11:36 PM

Currently exploring noise reduction software solutions. Picture taken on D200, ISO 800 (danger zone...), 300 f/4 af-s, 1/800 sec, f/8 handheld.

Subject about 18 feet away. Taken thru glass door...lousy long lens technique...at any rate..i don't see much of a difference. or maybe i need more time experimenting with the software to extract maximum value. Both images cropped about 60% with 145/1.4/1 CS2 sharpening (yes I am using CS2...)

Not sure how to compare the noise reduction parameters, but I recall the noiseware sliding bars were 70/80%, the Nik just over 100%, but not sure that is comparing apples to oranges as the noiseware sliders top out at 100%....

Noiseware visually looks nice, but bird looks almost cartoonish compares to Nik..

Noiseware freeware version:

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Nik Define 2.0 CS2 Plug:
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excuse typos..