Best Nikon D800/D600 picture settings to get great looking images with no fuss.

Started Jan 4, 2013 | Questions thread
samjstern
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In reply to Daniel Lauring, Jan 4, 2013

Some D600 Neutral Settings (Good skin tones)          (revised November  2012)

1.     Set your LCD brightness to-1,( find it in Setup Menu. )

0 is too bright and not close to what we actually see.

2.     Set your white balance to A. (automatic) .OR

With the SB-800 using white balance of "flash" is very DEAD ON.

3.     In Shooting Menu go to set picture control and make these following

settings:

Go to NEUTRAL

1. Sharpening to 6

2. Contrast to +1  or 0.  Depends upon subjects and lighting

3. Brightness to 0

4. Saturation to 0

5. Hue to 0

Don't forget to click OK after you make the adjustments and before you

exit the menu.

4.  Page 226 in manual.  Set b5 , matrix metering to – 1/6 and also center weighted metering to - 1/6 .  This has really helped A  LOT with not blowing whites and with almost perfect JPEGs.  Fine tuning the  optimal exposure has helped incredibly to get great flash shots.

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