Testing D5100: JPEGs appear soft

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Stephan Def Regular Member • Posts: 457
Re: Testing D5100: JPEGs appear soft

Additional to what mako2011 has been saying: I use landscape picture control and I like the colors it gives. Also try using -.3 stops exposure compensation to get better contrast.

I generally don't use d-lighting and have it set to off, I only use that in specific circumstances.

Use higher arpetures around f8. I also have lens corrections turned off, because vignetting copensation flattens everything.

make sure you use high enough shutter speeds, I don't go much below 1/250 anymore, unless I would be doing a long exposure and possibly might use a tripod.

You miss too much by not shooting raw, the capabilities in raw with that sensor are astonishing, you can push up shadows in a way that will beat all your expectations.

Have fun.

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Nikon D5100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
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