Preferred In-camera settings for D70

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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
 
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Ken-L

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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
 
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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.
 

gho

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yahtzee said:
do u still find it necessary to apply USM or any other sharpening techniques afterwards?
Yup...

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.
 
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Przemek

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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

Commentary:
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.

Regards,
 

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