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.Off, I shoot in RAW and let my DxO correct noise.
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.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.