D70 Hue,Sat,Sharpening settings???

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I am looking for input on some of the settings on the D70. I am really wondering what others are using. I keep changing, but at the moment I am using:

Sharpening=Auto
Color Mode Ia
Saturation=Enhanced
Hue=-3
White Balance=Auto -1
Optimize=Vivid



I'd appreciate any input as to what other are using on these settings. I am most interested in the Hue and sharpening settings.

Comments greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
 
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Hi Jonathan,

I'm shooting RAW files with the following settings:

Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Manual or Preset (when I use a grey card)
Color Mode: Mode II (Adobe RGB)
Tone Compensation: Normal (or Low, if I need a low contrast)
Hue Adjustment: 0 (never played with it, perhaps should give it a try)
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: None (I do all sharpening in post processing, where I have better control)

I usually process pictures first in NC, sometimes do some Photoshop processing (recently much more, as I'm getting more familiar).

Pictures I post on the web need to be converted from AdobeRGB to sRGB (I use PS for that). This together with sharpening I do at the end of the processing.
 
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This is how I'm set:

In the Optimize Image, Custom Menu:

Sharpness: +1
Tone Comp: +1 Medium High (Overridden when using the custom curve)
Color Mode: IIIa (sRGB)
Saturation: Normal
Hue: -3


Then install sReala_Ver_2a curve
 
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Custom Curve

Thanks. I've never tried a curve before. I'm guessing they're pretty easy to install. I'll try it out. I just install through NC, correct?
 
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Jonathan said:
Thanks. I've never tried a curve before. I'm guessing they're pretty easy to install. I'll try it out. I just install through NC, correct?

Yes, you use NC to install - there are various posts on several forums that can take you step by step.....it's easy once you've done it (a few times), I always have to go back to a tutorial because my memory between changing is flaky!

This is a good site for instructions:
http://www.digitalkb.com/nikon/d70/tone_curves/loading_a_curve/
 
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My current settings are:

Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
Color Mode: Mode II (Adobe RGB)
Tone Compensation: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: +1
 
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I'm currently using...

Sharpness: +1 (I sometimes use 0, but usually +1 to save on pp)
Tone Comp: sReala version 2
Color Mode: Ia (sRGB)
Saturation: Normal (I had been using enhanced but am happier with normal right now as I'm shooting a lot of pics of a soccer team with very bright red shirts)
Hue: 0
 
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I shoot Raw+JPEG. These are the settings I use:

Sharpness-Auto
Tone Compensation-Auto
Color Mode-1a
Hue-o
Saturation-Enhanced
White Balance-Auto

These seem to work well for the jpeg and I usually only adjust sharpening and saturation (if needed) in NC (along with a few other tweaks).
 
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Optimize omage Custom :
Sharpening : Normal. I prefer to control sharpening in PP
Tone Comp : Low contrast when shooting and I get it back to Noprmal in Capture if necessary) I also use Komin 1.14D custom curve.
Saturation : Normal
Color Mode : 1asRGB for people. IIIa sRGB for nature.
Hue : +3. It keeps away from too much magenta.
 
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I 2nd those settings GBENIC, but use Saturation Normal most of the time (doesn't make a lot of difference though)
This works perfect for me, JPG + RAW


gbenic said:
I shoot Raw+JPEG. These are the settings I use:

Sharpness-Auto
Tone Compensation-Auto
Color Mode-1a
Hue-o
Saturation-Enhanced
White Balance-Auto

These seem to work well for the jpeg and I usually only adjust sharpening and saturation (if needed) in NC (along with a few other tweaks).
 
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What a diversity. With the same camera and lens, one sees how differently still each may be working.

Here are my own settings on a D70.
Sharpness - 0
Tone compensation - I use the Point&Shoot Curve from Photogeneteic
Color Mode - Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Saturation - Enhanced
Hue - 0
 

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Yes every one is different, and that is what is so unique about photography.

I either shoot RAW only or JPG Only, never both to save on file space and double names.

RAW:

Auto everything, (I mean everything except WB), aRGB, WB auto -2,

JPG:

Sharpening +1, aRGB colorspace when outside with poarizer or IIIa if shooting indoors, WB auto -2

Cheers,

Wade
 
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