D2x test-page is up

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The page is linked from the Web Gallery:

http://www.digital-images.net/Gallery/gallery.html


I did several comparisons of the D2h and D2x, plus various tests of the D2x by itself. Lots of work... I hope you find this worth the time it takes to examine it. I've put up some fairly large images and composites, many of which contain 1:1 (100%) crops. Here is an example of a native ISO composite, where the D2x image was resized to match the crop of the D2h:

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Excellent work Ron.

What is missing from the new information is what you think?
Did you like the D2x?
What didn't you like?
Initially, what are your thoughts and conclusions?
 
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Thanx for doing this Ron - fantastic work and it is mucho appreciated. Some of them are very telling. I never though the NR was so much more dramatic in jpeg than it is in RAW.
 
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Hi Brian,

I didn't want to draw conclusions in that page -- I wanted to present information and allow folks to draw their own. I've just done a bunch of color analysis/modifications to create a repeatable method of correcting for the character of the D2x color tonight. Take a look and tell me what you think...

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Hi Todd,

Nikon applies NR in-camera to JPGs, as they figure folks shooting JPGs don't have time (or a desire) to process. The don't apply it in RAW as they figure that folks shooting RAW want to retain control over the image (they can use Capture's NR, or a third party app or plugin, and get far better results than what could be applied in-camera via the ASIC).

Ron
 
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Ron Reznick said:
Hi Todd,

Nikon applies NR in-camera to JPGs, as they figure folks shooting JPGs don't have time (or a desire) to process. The don't apply it in RAW as they figure that folks shooting RAW want to retain control over the image (they can use Capture's NR, or a third party app or plugin, and get far better results than what could be applied in-camera via the ASIC).
So this is totally separate from the High ISO Noise Reduction custom setting and not user controllable?
 
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Ron Reznick said:
It's the High-ISO setting in-camera -- it applies to JPGs but not RAW (probably TIFs too, but why anyone would shoot TIFs is beyond me).
Do you mean High-ISO NR I can or cannot control? I can't find anything in the manual about JPEG vs. NEF specific NR that is or is not user controllable. Am I missing something?
 
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Hey Ron,

On your D2X page you show images modified using Chroma, Hue and Color Lightness modifications. I'm wondering if your conclusion was/is that each file will need these modifications on a file-to-file basis or if you are finding that there are universal settings that will bring out the saturations and brightness, much like the sharpening settings you recommend.

_/oe
 
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Joe, I just started working with this and need to test with a number of different sorts of shots, but it will be a .set file (or possibly a few for different situations). Let me have some time to work on this. I have had the camera out once in the five days I've had it.

Ron
 

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