Preferred In-camera settings for D70

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by yahtzee, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. I have seen so many threads that give such a wide variation on in-camera settings....would love to know what folks use most often?

    i use:
    Point and Shoot 4.1 curve
    +1 Sharpening
    +3 Hue
    sRGB Ia
    Enhanced Saturation
    Auto WB -2
    ISO 200
  2. gho


    Feb 7, 2005

    i use:
    No curve
    Max Sharpening
    0 Hue
    0 Saturation
    Auto WB
    ISO 200
  3. do u still find it necessary to apply USM or any other sharpening techniques afterwards?
  4. Ken-L

    Ken-L Guest

    Here is how my D70 is set up:

    In the Optimize Image, Custom Menu:

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

    Then install Fotogenic's Point &Shoot 4.1 curve
  5. I set all in-camera adjustments at "normal", and use Auto WB -2.

    I don't use "custom curves", which is a misnomer. I'd rather apply truly custom adjustments in Photoshop.
  6. gho


    Feb 7, 2005

    I turn off sharpening (set it to "none" in NC), so it's really irrelevent what I shoot at, but I have it set on high so I can check critical focus.

    I also apply curves in post so that's why I don't load curves in the camera.
  7. Przemek

    Przemek Guest

    Here are mine:

    Sharpening: None
    Curves: None
    Tone Comp: -2
    Hue: -3
    Color: sRGB III
    Saturation: Enhanced

    Other situations:
    Greenery in clear sunlight: The above with WB set to Shade. Underexposure around -0.3EV
    Reds: sRGB I, Saturation: minimal (whatever the name). Underexposure around -0.3EV
    Portraits: sRGB I, WB: Flash, overexposure by +0.3EV

    Tone Comp: -2 extends dynamic range a bit.
    Sharpening: None - means less noise and easier manual noise reduction
    Curves: None - I made it my objective to limit my postprocessing for color/contrast/etc. as much as possible in any form - including custom curves. Any curves I apply I do in postprocessing when I actually postprocess for tonality etc. I try to limit my postprocessing to cropping and noise reduction when needed.

    Postprocessing (when I do): I use the Free Software Foundation's GIMP.