The latest on D7000 skin tones?

Started May 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Jack Hogan
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Re: The latest on D7000 skin tones?
In reply to Swedish Hambern, May 24, 2011

Swedish Hambern wrote:

Now after I've gotten the camera replaced with a fourth one it actually works.

Your opening salvo could put a slight question mark in the mind of the hapless reader regarding your skills as a reliable hardware evaluator

Are you unhappy with the skin tones produced by your camera? As others have said the key for DSLRs is in the picture control settings (start with all on neutral) and the white balance - it's not hard to make an image look 'right' (whatever that means) when it is illuminated by a single light source, while it is sometimes impossible to make it look 'right' if you have more than one - think of skin tones at midnight in a disco. That's why the examples you posted in the OP mean very little: you chose D7000 images that had weird settings (e.g. Contrast +1, Saturation +1, Brightness -1 in the first one) or more than one light source, while for the D70 you chose images with neutral settings and single light sources.

Like comparing the tones of an apple on a tree in the noon summer sunlight to those of the same apple that evening in the kitchen, illuminated by a mixture of its halogen, fluorescent and incandescent lighting. Should they even look the same? It's a trick question

So you are not going to learn much by looking at images taken by other people in unknown situations. Let's instead take a look at some of your problem skin photos and perhaps the forum can give you some constructive suggestions on how to improve your technique in the future - given the excellent hardware you've got today.

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