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okafoja
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Coming from Canon I am so used to Canon skin tone. What do you guys think. I struggle with Nikon files especially D800. D700 is not a problem.

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Nov 29, 2012 at 03:18 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


I think your nit picking tbh, I really don't see much (if any) difference


Nov 29, 2012 at 03:37 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


Certainly more saturation on the latter...can you do a split screen ?


Nov 29, 2012 at 03:41 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


IMO the skin tone change impacted the hat. It seems to have lost a little of its vibrancy in the Canon version. I actually like the first picture more, but, I've been shooting Nikon for a long time. Plus going back and forth to view these is difficult. Side-by-side would have worked better, as gpchase stated.


Nov 29, 2012 at 04:00 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


I don't know how to do the split screen. I agreed on the head tie. I like Nikon better.


Nov 29, 2012 at 04:23 AM
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You really didn't pick a good shot to experiment with because of the strong color contamination. The right (her right) side of her face and neck have a blue/purple cast reflecting from the headscarf. Her left shoulder has some of this, too. I'm guessing this contamination is reaching further, but it's not clear to the eye without a clean shot to compare it to.

The edited shot is warmer, which masks this a little, but the over-saturation resulted in magenta tones that make her skin look unnatural. You should start with more evenly lit shots before developing a processing regiment for your new Nikon equipment. Btw, I've seen very clean and natural looking skin tones from both Canon and Nikon shooters. I never would have thought that one brand produces different tones from the other. What makes you think this is the case?






Nov 29, 2012 at 04:28 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


I like the Nikon better.


Nov 29, 2012 at 04:30 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


Elan II wrote:
You really didn't pick a good shot to experiment with because of the strong color contamination. The right (her right) side of her face and neck have a blue/purple cast reflecting from the headscarf. Her left shoulder has some of this, too. I'm guessing this contamination is reaching further, but it's not clear to the eye without a clean shot to compare it to.

The edited shot is warmer, which masks this a little, but the over-saturation resulted in magenta tones that make her skin look unnatural. You should start with more evenly lit shots before developing a processing regiment
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Actually I don't think one is better. I just struggle with D800 files straight from Camera. AWB is a lot better with Canon.



Nov 29, 2012 at 04:40 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


snooked123 wrote:
I like the Nikon better.


Maybe with time I will get use to Nikon.



Nov 29, 2012 at 04:42 AM
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What way you are using to achieve this? Just curious.


Nov 29, 2012 at 04:52 AM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


Are you shooting RAW or JPG? If shooting JPG, which Picture Controls are you using?


Nov 29, 2012 at 04:55 AM
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shmn wrote:
Are you shooting RAW or JPG? If shooting JPG, which Picture Controls are you using?


I shoot RAW only.



Nov 29, 2012 at 05:35 AM
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Mescalamba wrote:
What way you are using to achieve this? Just curious.


All done in LR4. Just playing around different sliders until I get it to look close to my Canon files. I need to develop a real game plan.



Nov 29, 2012 at 05:41 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


Try these presets for lightroom. They are for Nikon and Canon it may help you get started. I agree with you that the Canon WB is better.

http://lightroomkillertips.com/2012/lightroom-4-camera-calibration-profile-presets/



Nov 29, 2012 at 07:40 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


If you shoot RAW and use Lightroom try PSKISS Cross Camera Profiles
http://pskiss.com/shop/cross-camera-color-profiles/

You can also try DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite. However for 800 RAW files DxO 8 demand that you use 4-Core Processors such as Core i7 4-Cores (CMIIW).



Nov 29, 2012 at 08:05 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


One reason I came to Nikon was the skin tones. I always felt canon was way to saturated and false.


Nov 29, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


Steve Beck wrote:
One reason I came to Nikon was the skin tones. I always felt canon was way to saturated and false.


+1



Nov 29, 2012 at 01:09 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


RDParker wrote:
+1

+2



Nov 29, 2012 at 01:30 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


I do like the right better. It looks richer. The difference is so subtle, I wouldn't have known otherwise. I think the difference may be more pronounced with a caucasian skin tone where the pinks/reds can easily make skin look nasty and incorrect greens make the skin look sickly.


Nov 29, 2012 at 01:43 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Trying to mimic Canon color.


I moved from Canon to get AWAY from their color AND noise. Whatever floats yer boat.


Nov 29, 2012 at 02:16 PM
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