D600 focus issue? Looking for feedback

Started Oct 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Dan DeLion
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Nikon's Pro Defaults are Soft.
In reply to jmey26, Oct 4, 2012

Jmey26:

The pics you posted do look soft.  I'm up to 1400 exposures with my D600.  Nikon detunes the output for pro cameras like the D600.  At default settings the output looks slightly soft, rather flat, and not very saturated.  This is intentional.  It gives the photographer lots of options in post-prossessing.  It assumes the pro/advanced amateur has the ability to refine these parameters to his taste, rather than have the camera's software decide what's best.

The good news is that all of these defaults can be change for JPG's so that the in camera processing turns out exactly what you like.  You'll need to go into the menu options to change these defaults.  It will take you some time to get used to Nikon's options after working with Canon's.  Make lots of use of the “?” information button on the left side of the back of the camera.

Best of luck, - Dan

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