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NotoriousSEG
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Picture setting for d700.


I switched from Canon about 8 months ago, and while I love my d700 I'm having a hard time getting the out of camera images to look realistic. What I mean by that is the images are incredibly warm, with an almost amber cast to them. I will admit that my picture setting is usually on vivid and I've been using automatic white balance. Obviously the wrong combination. What would be better? Particularly for portraits.


Dec 10, 2011 at 05:31 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Picture setting for d700.


Shoot raw, learn to PP.


Dec 10, 2011 at 05:52 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Picture setting for d700.


I'm not a portrait shooter but I'd start with the Neutral picture control and experiment with -1 Contrast and -1 Brightness.


Dec 10, 2011 at 05:56 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Picture setting for d700.


First, I would say that proper white balance makes all the difference, and automatic doesn't always do the job. Neutral and Portrait are big improvements over Vivid, but I use D2X Mode 1 on my D700, which is an optional Picture Control. I think it's usually the most true-to-life setting. You can download it here: http://nikonimglib.com/opc/


Dec 10, 2011 at 05:56 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Picture setting for d700.


I shoot raw/manual with a white/gray card. Index off the white card in the first shot for the rest of the shots in post.


Dec 10, 2011 at 09:46 AM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Picture setting for d700.


I rarely use Vivid on D700, only for some landscapes when I want to emphasize the rich colors... For anything else I am always on Standard and I shoot RAW. The AWB works fine for me unless I use various kind of light sources.


Dec 10, 2011 at 09:52 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Picture setting for d700.


He used to post here regularly, but try his settings:

Mark Kenfield's Custom Neutral
"Neutral"
- Sharpening: +4
- Contrast: +1
- Brightness: -1
- Saturation: +1



Dec 10, 2011 at 02:19 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Picture setting for d700.


galenapass wrote:
Shoot raw, learn to PP.


+1



Dec 10, 2011 at 02:54 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Picture setting for d700.


Some good tips in here! Thanks for the info guys!



Dec 11, 2011 at 03:53 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Picture setting for d700.


galenapass wrote:
Shoot raw, learn to PP.


+1



Dec 11, 2011 at 05:00 AM





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