Custom Curves for the D300

Started Dec 28, 2007 | Discussions thread
ron wrucke
OP ron wrucke Senior Member • Posts: 1,065
Re: Custom Curves for the D300

bronwyn wrote:

I use a pair of Sony GDM20seII (Dealer Cost $1800 ea) color balanced
with the Spyder2Pro. I also use CaptureNX 1.3, Photoshop CS2, and do
my own printing to an Epson SPR1800 using Epson Paper.

.. impressive .. what happened to CS3 ...

.. got a website where you demonstrate your competence?

You got the gear, and you read manuals, but ..

Yardbird_01.jpg is under exposed by at least one stop and maybe 1 1/3
stops. This image needs its black and white points set before any
other processing is done. Having downloaded the jpeg and opening it
in ViewNX I am able to see the focus point, Had you not mistakenly
had the EV compensation set to -1 it would have been spot on or off
by no more than 1/3 of a stop. As this image has been cropped I
cannot determine what area the spot meter was covering, but even so
this clearly does not make for an underexposed image, but quite the
opposite an image that is dead on or very nearly so, and the
histogram backs this statement up.

.. I don't think you really know what you're talking about .. ?

In your initial post you described your impression/opinion of several
issues, and then asked if anyone had played with “custom curves”. Now
this is a forum where people do just this, listing symptoms and then
asking for help. Here you have listed symptoms, but made you own
diagnosis, and are clearly refusing to listen to the advice of
others ... Have fun with your curves.

.. hey, I think I've listened to all 'constructive' criticism from people who recognized where I was coming from .. but it has become apparent, based on your other posts, that you don't even know what I'm talking about re. the subject of custom curves. Your first post was rambling, not helpful, but obviously took a lot of time to compose, and I said I appreciated it. I'm trying to be respectful here, but you're making it difficult. My remarks re. "must be something wrong with your D300" and "Canon crossover" were in obvious jest, and they weren't in response to you - what's your problem?

You need to figure out what custom curves are, and how they are used (something you won't find in "TFM"), and then forget all your "manual mumbo-jumbo" and learn how to take pictures ..

.. thanks for all your help ...

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