D7100 best settings?

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Zoso777
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D7100 best settings?
Jun 25, 2013

Hi there again, friends! Hope you're all fine.

I would like to know which settings you're using to get the best of this baby! I

Thank you so much in advance.

Sergio

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Start here.

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Zoso777 wrote:

Hi there again, friends! Hope you're all fine.

I would like to know which settings you're using to get the best of this baby! I

Thank you so much in advance.

Sergio

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Depends entirely on what you are photographing, and how you want the mage to turn out

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golf1982 wrote:

Zoso777 wrote:

Hi there again, friends! Hope you're all fine.

I would like to know which settings you're using to get the best of this baby! I

Thank you so much in advance.

Sergio

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Depends entirely on what you are photographing, and how you want the mage to turn out

I mean what  normal settings just like if you adjusted sharpness, how many focus point, auto iso, and so and so...

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Red5TX wrote:

Start here.

Exactly what I'm talking about but isn't there any difference for the 7100?

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In reply to Zoso777, Jun 26, 2013

Sergio,

I own a Nikon D90, D7000, and D7100.  For the D7100 I am using the same picture control settings I am used for the D7000.

Standard:  +6 Sharpness, +1 Saturation

Landscape:  +5 Sharpness

These settings were right on for the D7000, and, so far, they seem appropriate for the D7100 as well.

One reason you may not be getting responses to your question is that many feel you should shoot only RAW at default camera settings and fix the image to your liking entirely in PP.  I don't feel that is reasonable advice for most people with limited time.  Furthermore, if you shoot RAW with adjusted picture control settings, you can set them back to default with ViewNX2 and Capture NX2.  But I think it is good to adjust the picture controls over the camera defaults to get sharper JPEGS out of camera.

The article by Ray Soares another poster referred you to is the Bible on optimizing D7000 camera settings.  Ray eventually bought a D4 and we don't hear from him much anymore.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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Sergio,

I own a Nikon D90, D7000, and D7100.  For the D7100 I am using the same picture control settings I am used for the D7000.

Standard:  +6 Sharpness, +1 Saturation

Landscape:  +5 Sharpness

These settings were right on for the D7000, and, so far, they seem appropriate for the D7100 as well.

One reason you may not be getting responses to your question is that many feel you should shoot only RAW at default camera settings and fix the image to your liking entirely in PP.  I don't feel that is reasonable advice for most people with limited time.  Furthermore, if you shoot RAW with adjusted picture control settings, you can set them back to default with ViewNX2 and Capture NX2.  But I think it is good to adjust the picture controls over the camera defaults to get sharper JPEGS out of camera.

The article by Ray Soares another poster referred you to is the Bible on optimizing D7000 camera settings.  Ray eventually bought a D4 and we don't hear from him much anymore.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

Fred

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Many thanks!
Yes, I shoot in raw and I must confess that I still wonder why these cameras have so many features if most of the time you can replicate them in the PP ( I use LR). Anyway, the most "confusing" feature to me is the U1& U2 since I've got no idea in what situations I will setup and use them...I know there are some tips here but I'm still stuck with that. Shame on me!

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NikonMan09 wrote:

The article by Ray Soares another poster referred you to is the Bible on optimizing D7000 camera settings. Ray eventually bought a D4 and we don't hear from him much anymore.

So what you're saying is the best settings for a D7100 is to switch to a D4?

So I guess you'd need to add an SB-910 as well otherwise you lose flash

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NikonMan09 wrote:

Sergio,

I own a Nikon D90, D7000, and D7100. For the D7100 I am using the same picture control settings I am used for the D7000.

Standard: +6 Sharpness, +1 Saturation

Landscape: +5 Sharpness

These settings were right on for the D7000, and, so far, they seem appropriate for the D7100 as well.

One reason you may not be getting responses to your question is that many feel you should shoot only RAW at default camera settings and fix the image to your liking entirely in PP. I don't feel that is reasonable advice for most people with limited time. Furthermore, if you shoot RAW with adjusted picture control settings, you can set them back to default with ViewNX2 and Capture NX2. But I think it is good to adjust the picture controls over the camera defaults to get sharper JPEGS out of camera.

The article by Ray Soares another poster referred you to is the Bible on optimizing D7000 camera settings. Ray eventually bought a D4 and we don't hear from him much anymore.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

Fred

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It is NOT "the bible".  It is what works for Ray, and some other people.  Don't be a sheep.

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In reply to Zoso777, Jun 26, 2013

There is no such thing as "best settings".  Learn photography, in general, and then learn the tools you choose to use.  Not complicated at all.

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