Custom Curves for the D300

Started Dec 28, 2007 | Discussions thread
ron wrucke
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Re: Custom Curves for the D300

C_4 wrote:

The camera isn't overexposing, it's that darned new "Picture Control"
that's messing things up.. In general, the concept of being able to
tune many different aspects is a good thing, but I really can't
figure out why Nikon chose to create a set of defaults that is so
very far different from the behaviour of their previous cameras..
The "standard" profile is in my opinion, completely unusable without
significant tweaking, and even then, it's not great.. Of the
default profiles, a tweaked "Neutral" is the best one, but I still
prefer the D2X profiles- they're still not 100% equivalent, but so
much better than the default profiles.. I'm currently using the D2X
Mode I with +5/6 sharpness, auto contrast, and b2/m1 tweak to white
balance. I find these settings give me the most accurate exposure
and out-of-camera colors..

.. I don't use any "Picture Control" Settings, shoot RAW, and post-process as necessary - I think I'll probably shoot some test images for the next month or so (I've had some pretty good 'out of camera' images using no exposure compensation, so I need to figure out what conditions cause correct exposure and which ones do not .. ?) and then try to configure my D300 accordingly ..

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