D300 Owner, what is your High ISO NR settings

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Low, Normal, High or OFF? and please explain why you choose this settings. Thanks for looking.
 
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I usually shoot with NR set to off. I do shoot RAW and prefer to do any noise reduction in post processing. Besides, when opening RAW files in Capture, it seems that in-camera NR on causes Captur NX to be slower.

I heared that for jpg shooter the recomended setting is low. It's supposed to do an OK job without smudging details too much.
 

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I typically use Low. I've found, since this feature was introduced a few years ago, that this tends to provide a good amount of chroma NR while leaving me with some filmlike luminance noise and more detail. I can then reduce further in post.
If i'm outputting to a smaller size with no time for post processing, I'll occasionally shoot Normal.
 
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Off, I shoot in RAW and let my DxO correct noise.

For raw use, I couldn't agree more. Leave it off, and buy DxO if for no other reason than to do the noise reduction, which it does superbly and automatically.

When I shoot jpeg, I sometimes set it on low...but even at this setting it does tend to rob faces of detail.
 
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I thank you for sharing your experience, I left mine on normal, that's why when I shoot ISO 2000 the image looks a bit weird, but if I set the sharpness +5 will this produce lots of noise if I turn off the NR off?
 
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I leave it off but shoot raw as well. I do 90% of my shooting in low light and would rather deal with noise in pp. I just don't trust a camera to nail down noise reduction in a clean manner.
 
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I use different settings depending on what look I want to produce. Removing noise also removes detail, so I proceed slowly.
 
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I have it on, set to "Low". I find that a little NR is needed at ISO 1600, but "Normal" and "High" are too aggressive.

I shoot raw so I can change the settings later, but usually the low setting does a good job.

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Mike
 
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Off for RAW and Normal for JPeg shooting.

But I can't remember, if you shoot RAW + JPeg is the noise reduction something that can be turned off in post for the RAW file or is the file in some way changed?
 
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is NR applied to a RAW file?

i always thought that a RAW files are untouched by the camera settings.

i use ACR to open the RAW file initially and never really noticed any differences in the settings.
 
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What about long exposure NR?

Always leave it on, it helps with hot pixels and actually does effect the RAW data (unlike High ISO NR, which I also leave off).
 

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is NR applied to a RAW file?

i always thought that a RAW files are untouched by the camera settings.

i use ACR to open the RAW file initially and never really noticed any differences in the settings.

Nikon software will read the in-camera NR settings and apply the appropriate amount, which you can adjust in Capture NX 1/2, along with the other camera settings.

ACR cannot read the camera settings for NR. By default ACR has color NR of 25 as default for everything, but I usually create a new default with 0.
 
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off...i prefer to do it in PP but rarely if ever need to since i won't go over 1200 on the d300
 

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