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Old Sep 26, 2003, 8:34 PM   #1
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Default D100 image review and Photoshop

Hi all,
Probably a silly question - but -
Recently took some indoor hockey pictures, shooting with a 75-300MM lens [f4.5]. Since I was fooling around, I did not use a flash and bumped up the ISO setting to 1600 and shutter speed to about 500. Image type - Raw.

Shooting most shots at 220MM, I did forget to set the EV to compensate and shot all the pix underexposed (corrected this in photoshop).

When I reviewed the images on the D100 [in some cases, immediately after I took them], they looked crisp and exposed perfectly. When I dumped the images into Photoshop, they were (obviously) greatly underexposed.

Why does the image review on the d100 differ so dramatically from the image review in photoshop??
I would have thought that an underexposed image would have displayed as underexposed on the camera?

Last question:
Since I am unable (in most cases) to use a flash, what might be the best settings to use in a hockey rink without sacrificing image quality - while retaining relatively fast shutter speeds.
[I know I need a faster lens - but it's not in the budget]

Thanks....
ER
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Old Sep 27, 2003, 9:10 AM   #2
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Don't go by any LCD to judge exposure. You might be able to adjust contrast and brightness but it's a crap shoot. The histogram is the only reliable way and then you'll have to interpret it in the context of the scene.

How far underexposed were you? There's really not much more you can do but set ISO 3200 or shoot at a slower shutter speed. If you don't have an IS lens shoot from a tripod or monopod or get one of those rifle stock arrangements to hold your camera steady.
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Old Sep 27, 2003, 10:11 AM   #3
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RAW is not work with contrast or more constrast. So, don't worry about if you're forget EV +/-. Just leave 0.

Go to NikonView edit, you will see there has EV +/- adjsut also contrast. Save as TIF then go to Photoshop whatever you want to. Never save JPEG then go to Photoshop because may lost pixels.

JPEG format (no raw) it will accept contrast or more contrast from camera. But Nikonview will not allow jpeg with EV +/-. Your own camera ev +/-.

That is why, I like RAW better.
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Old Sep 28, 2003, 8:38 AM   #4
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RAW is not work with contrast or more constrast. So, don't worry about if you're forget EV +/-. Just leave 0.

Go to NikonView edit, you will see there has EV +/- adjsut also contrast. Save as TIF then go to Photoshop whatever you want to. Never save JPEG then go to Photoshop because may lost pixels.

JPEG format (no raw) it will accept contrast or more contrast from camera. But Nikonview will not allow jpeg with EV +/-. Your own camera ev +/-.

That is why, I like RAW better.

--->After I save it as a Tiff, import it into Photoshop, and work on it in Photoshop, should I save it as Tiff again in Photoshop? Or JPeg?
.....This FINAL save would be the final image.

Thanks.
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