Understanding the Nikon Df, amazing jpegs & other things

Started Dec 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP gabriel foto Forum Member • Posts: 77
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

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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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