D7100 - OK, here's my first RAW-shot image (done totally by accident)

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RudyPohl
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D7100 - OK, here's my first RAW-shot image (done totally by accident)
Mar 27, 2013

I went out today testing my new camera and didn't realize that I accidentally changed my settings from Fine JPEG to RAW only. Thanks to a member here I was put on to Nikon's View NX2 and was able to convert my files to JPEG's. Here's my first one.

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Re: D7100 - OK, here's my first RAW-shot image (done totally by accident)
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Which lens did you use?

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Andrazh wrote:

Which lens did you use?

The lens was the Nikon 70-300mm G VR which I fine tuned to the camera.

Rudy

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RudyPohl wrote:

Andrazh wrote:

Which lens did you use?

The lens was the Nikon 70-300mm G VR which I fine tuned to the camera.

Rudy

Did you use PROPER testing procedures before you fine-tuned it?

Fine tune is NOT a toy, and should not be used unless REALLY necessary.

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Nice shot!

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nfpotter wrote:

RudyPohl wrote:

Andrazh wrote:

Which lens did you use?

The lens was the Nikon 70-300mm G VR which I fine tuned to the camera.

Rudy

Did you use PROPER testing procedures before you fine-tuned it?

Fine tune is NOT a toy, and should not be used unless REALLY necessary.

I might not have used the correct terminology... I used the AF Fine Tune feature in the Setup Menu.... used a simple technique... shoot, adjust, observe... shoot, adjust, observe... found best focus at -4 for this lens.

Rudy

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nfpotter wrote:

RudyPohl wrote:

Andrazh wrote:

Which lens did you use?

The lens was the Nikon 70-300mm G VR which I fine tuned to the camera.

Rudy

Did you use PROPER testing procedures before you fine-tuned it?

Fine tune is NOT a toy, and should not be used unless REALLY necessary.

Upon re-reading my post, I realized that I had in fact described that incorrectly. I did not fine-tune the lens to the camera, but rather I fine-tuned the camera to the lens using AF Fine Tune feature.

Rudy

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I have to say, that is one of the best natural looking shots I've seen on here. I suggest your workflow should extend to: Print>Frame>Hang-on-wall. Can I nick it for my desktop?

They said it couldn't be done, so I encouraged my peers not to bother.

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RudyPohl wrote:

nfpotter wrote:

RudyPohl wrote:

Andrazh wrote:

Which lens did you use?

The lens was the Nikon 70-300mm G VR which I fine tuned to the camera.

Rudy

Did you use PROPER testing procedures before you fine-tuned it?

Fine tune is NOT a toy, and should not be used unless REALLY necessary.

I might not have used the correct terminology... I used the AF Fine Tune feature in the Setup Menu.... used a simple technique... shoot, adjust, observe... shoot, adjust, observe... found best focus at -4 for this lens.

Rudy

That's EXACTLY what I'm talking about.  That is NOT the correct way to use AF Fine Tune (IF it's even needed, which most of the time it is not).

You need to do CONTROLLED TESTS, not just random shooting.  Too many variables, your way.  Ask Mako (or others here) for proper procedure, I don't have time to write it out, or search for it.

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RudyPohl wrote:

nfpotter wrote:

RudyPohl wrote:

Andrazh wrote:

Which lens did you use?

The lens was the Nikon 70-300mm G VR which I fine tuned to the camera.

Rudy

Did you use PROPER testing procedures before you fine-tuned it?

Fine tune is NOT a toy, and should not be used unless REALLY necessary.

Upon re-reading my post, I realized that I had in fact described that incorrectly. I did not fine-tune the lens to the camera, but rather I fine-tuned the camera to the lens using AF Fine Tune feature.

Rudy

You did it wrong.  See my post above.

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Whalligeo wrote:

I have to say, that is one of the best natural looking shots I've seen on here. I suggest your workflow should extend to: Print>Frame>Hang-on-wall. Can I nick it for my desktop?

They said it couldn't be done, so I encouraged my peers not to bother.

Hi Whalligeo:

Thanks so much for your very kind words! I'm brand new to DSLR wildlife photography so your encouragement is much appreciated.

And yes, if you would like to use this image for your desktop, please help yourself.

Rudy

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Whalligeo wrote:

I have to say, that is one of the best natural looking shots I've seen on here. I suggest your workflow should extend to: Print>Frame>Hang-on-wall. Can I nick it for my desktop?

They said it couldn't be done, so I encouraged my peers not to bother.

You're kidding, right?

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RudyPohl wrote:

I went out today testing my new camera and didn't realize that I accidentally changed my settings from Fine JPEG to RAW only. Thanks to a member here I was put on to Nikon's View NX2 and was able to convert my files to JPEG's.

So out of curiosity, why don't you shoot RAW?  Everything I've read leads me to believe that it's largely superior to JPEG and gives you a wider latitude for post-processing.

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Thats a nice image.

Have fun with your D7100.

Its refreshing to see images of real things and not brick walls, resolution charts, and focus testing lines.

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Nice image.

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it's hard to go back.

I still recall my excitement when I bought the D80 in mid 2007 and downloaded the CNX trial version that came with it.

Once I started paying with u-point tools I never went back to jpeg shooting. Later I learned about WB control, then HLs and LLs recovery tools became available and RAW became even more relevant.

If you test recovering shadows or HLs with jpegs and raws you will see the difference. WB, of course, is the single most important reason to shoot RAW.

Good luck! (But View NX is just a converter, no actual PPing capabilities like CNX2 or other PP softs).

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the Mtn Man wrote:

RudyPohl wrote:

I went out today testing my new camera and didn't realize that I accidentally changed my settings from Fine JPEG to RAW only. Thanks to a member here I was put on to Nikon's View NX2 and was able to convert my files to JPEG's.

So out of curiosity, why don't you shoot RAW?  Everything I've read leads me to believe that it's largely superior to JPEG and gives you a wider latitude for post-processing.

Hi Mtn Man:

Actually, I always do shoot and post process in RAW, never JPEG.

I'm brand new to Nikon and I didn't know that there was already free software support for the NEF files that my new D7100 produces. I do all my processing in Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Camera Raw and my software does not support NEF files.

Now that I have Nikon's View NX2, and seeing that it does such a great job, I'll be shooting all RAW from now on.

Rudy

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In reply to rhlpetrus, Mar 27, 2013

rhlpetrus wrote:

it's hard to go back.

I still recall my excitement when I bought the D80 in mid 2007 and downloaded the CNX trial version that came with it.

Once I started paying with u-point tools I never went back to jpeg shooting. Later I learned about WB control, then HLs and LLs recovery tools became available and RAW became even more relevant.

If you test recovering shadows or HLs with jpegs and raws you will see the difference. WB, of course, is the single most important reason to shoot RAW.

Good luck! (But View NX is just a converter, no actual PPing capabilities like CNX2 or other PP softs).

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Hi Renato:

Yes, I am aware that View NX2 is just a converter, but it'll do just fie until Adobe's DNG Converter supports the NEF files from the D7100.

By the way, I find the RAW files from the D7100 are just fabulous. I applied ZERO sharpening, zero noise reduction, zero brightness, contrast etc, on this image, all I did was lighten the blacks on the head a little to bring out shadow detail and that's it.

Rudy

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why?

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They said it couldn't be done, so I encouraged my peers not to bother.

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Whalligeo wrote:

why?

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They said it couldn't be done, so I encouraged my peers not to bother.

Why what?

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