Understanding the Nikon Df, amazing jpegs & other things

Started Dec 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP gabriel foto Forum Member • Posts: 78
Another jpg to jpg tweak, without fiddling with raw... Nikon D600 this time

Iliah Borg wrote:

Anyway, here is another example, a quick snap to capture a dramatic sky in Stockholm, October 2012 when my D600 was two weeks old - I had not gotten the jpeg settings ok, missed the exposure and forgot to adjust the aperture - in all, a rather miserable shot:

Nikon D600 + 50mm f/1.8 pancake. Jpeg SOOC, F2.8, 1/3200s, Auto-ISO 100

And the same shot, with shadows, brightness and contrast adjusted slightly in Nikon View NX2. Again, this is a tweaked jpeg, Not shadow lifting in RAW:

Same jpeg picture, tweaked in View NX2. Zoom to 100% for a better view

90 secs in photoshop, no plugins, no automation

Good morning,

Wanted to check what View NX2 can do, compared to Photoshop, if you stay away from pulling the sliders all the way and instead just try to create a punchy picture, with slightly better contrast.

Again, just pulling two sliders in Nikon View - extremely simple, anyone can do this, takes 10 seconds:

Same jpeg sooc as first picture, Shadow Protection +77, Brightness -8

Guess it can be improved with more work, and that LR5, Photoshop could do it better as well.

What do you all think about ACR? - this can be used for jpegs.

Want more examples of D600 files? Anyone who has an example from Nikon Df?


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