Active D-Lighting on D810

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OP Nikon_Enthusiast Regular Member • Posts: 301
Re: Active D-Lighting on D810

Here's some samples (corner crops), both are from same photo, not a cloud in sky, nearly noon, sunny f16 rule should work right?

no editing:

D lighting slider to 28 in post:

Bright as you would expect at nearly noon on a sunny day.

The interesting thing about the d-lighting slider is it doesn't always really touch exposure, sometimes it's just shadows (well at some point it decides the entire image is a shadow and washes it out, that happens far down the slider though). However, when it does touch exposure it generally helps a lot.

Edit: i forgot to do vignette control so left edge is a little extra dim on both. And completely OT, but on vignette control there is a marker at 80, so IDK if I need to drag it to 200 or 80 to correct perfectly.

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