Hello to all the Nikon fans!
I have just joined your fantastic community after following the discussions from the sidelines for a while. Reasons for joining are many, but the ability to understand my camera gear is the priority, as well insights into workflow on other parts of the forum.
However, the final push into making my own account came from lack of good information regarding shooting RAW with the d7000 and this is what i know would like to ask you, the experts!
I have the d7000 (duh) + kit lens 18-105, and i shoot all RAW+JPG(fine) I don't do anything with the JPGs, unless sharing them right away somehow.
I do postprocessing all in Lightroom 3
I import, filter out bad ones, crop, process everything on one sitting.
The quuestion(s) is; Am i hurting myself making too many tweaks in camera setting so that the JPGs are fantastic when taken straight from camera and sent by e-mail? I understand that some of the functions (such as d-lighting) on d7000 can hurt if using RAW?
Also, such a newbie that i am, would you please be as kind to let me know what the best settings are for the d7000, shooting RAW+Lightroom 3? All help is Highly appreciated
#1. "RE: d7000...best settings!!" | In response to Reply # 0nikonsherry Registered since 07th Apr 2011Thu 05-May-11 02:11 PM
IMO there can be no 'best settings', as everyone has his/her own preference and shooting style...however, there are several webpages on the subject.
For starters you may have a look at:
but beware...Ken seems to be rather fond of overly vivid, bright colors, and extra sharpness too!
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#2. "RE: d7000" | In response to Reply # 0pjr Registered since 26th Dec 2005Thu 05-May-11 02:35 PM
Could you let us know what kind of shooting you're planning on? I ask because I'm wondering if you want recommended settings for just general shooting, or for more specific situations like sports, street, etc. etc.
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#3. "RE: d7000" | In response to Reply # 2TomHanma Registered since 05th May 2011Thu 05-May-11 08:23 PM
>Could you let us know what kind of shooting you're planning
>on? I ask because I'm wondering if you want recommended
>settings for just general shooting, or for more specific
>situations like sports, street, etc. etc.
I mostly shoot overall travel pictures right now, still being on the road for a while. I have my U1 set for Landscape and U2 for night shooting. Mostly use A, S and M modes, with Scene modes being the rest 2%.
I'm not looking to get a specific signature into my files, just a basic good settings with average sharpness, neutral good colours etc etc.
Will look into those links, thank you.