I am trying to load Ken Rockwell's settings onto my D600. I have a new SDHC card which I copied the NCSETPA.BIN file onto, but when I try and load via the menu system, the "save/load settings" feature is always greyed out. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks!
Maybe there is something wrong with the file that you copied onto your new SDHC card? When I create custom settings to transfer from different D600 bodies the camera always saves the file with the name of NCSETUPA In any case, check to see if you have done the following actions: - formatted your SDHC card in your D600 - properly transferred the file in question onto the root directory of your formatted card - inserted your card with file into card slot #1 good luck
Format the card in the camera and make sure you put the file to the root folder (not to the any subfolder)
While you try it. Think twice if someone else's settings really suit you. And especially settings of Ken Rockwell (with controversial suggestions like JPEG BASIC, ADL ON all the times, vivid picture profile with saturation +3, sharpening 6, focus priority in AF-C, etc.)
Thanks for the reply. I re-formatted the card in the camera, and re-loaded the file. Still no joy.... I then remembered reading in a D700 blog that it worked if the camera was in a manual setting so I switched to P mode, and hey presto the "SAVE/LOAD SETTINGS" menu item was un greyed, and the files loaded. Thanks again.
>Thanks for the reply. I re-formatted the card in the camera, >and re-loaded the file. Still no joy.... >I then remembered reading in a D700 blog that it worked if the >camera was in a manual setting so I switched to P mode, and >hey presto the "SAVE/LOAD SETTINGS" menu item was un >greyed, and the files loaded. Thanks again.
Good to hear that you got them loaded.
Make sure you check all the settings to see what might be in an unwanted state. For example, the "comment" and Copyright settings may now have KR's name in them.
---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+ Joseph K Seattle, WA, USA
Hi Mirek21. I take your point on the Ken Rockwell settings, but I just returned to the US from Scotland and had many washed out landscapes, so was interested to see what his landscape settings might look like. I feel like I am constantly boosting saturation and mid-tone contrast.
I had my settings set similarly to Ken Rockwell's recommendations; I arrived at them independently of him and didn't know about his (KR's) until your post got me to check. I had that set of settings saved in U1, and have softened it for U2, which is also my HDR setup. I'll use both the U settings for exterior shots in daylight, which is 90% of my shooting, and start with the default for everything else.
Ken's column today talks about the fact that he's a film shooter, which I was until about 2003, and that his tastes were formed with film. Mine were,too, and I produced my own photos in B%W until the early 90's. Contrast was hard to control, and even with variable contrast paper, it required many a redo of important prints to get it right. I tend to shoot contrastier than I want to see in the final, and KR's settings indicate his preference for the same.
We trained our eye (mental) to see darks blocking up with film, now the whites block up with digital. This makes us expose and develop differently between the two media, with overexposure of film, and underexposure of digital.
I'm not defending KR (he has proved himself capable of that), but I think that a reminder of the chemical ooze from which we emerged is in order. It's not that old habits die hard, it's that they never die.
>I guess that the KR in question here has a bad name among >some other Nikonians? >Who cares? I always shoot NEF + Jpeg (fine) pairs and I always >play around with Nikon's baked-in various jpeg options.
Let's just say that many here are suspect of the reliability and sincerity of said person's advice and opinions. On the other hand, even a broken clock is correct twice a day.