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Old Sep 9, 2009, 7:56 PM   #21
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I have a Nikon 85mm F1.8 lens. I also have a Minolta MD 85mm F2 and a Tamron 90mm F2.5

I can test the lenses in daylight, high contrast to see if there's CA. As Jim said, it may be blooming on the sensor rather than CA in the lens.
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Old Sep 9, 2009, 9:02 PM   #22
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Yeah, that's a condition of the warranty, and was made clear to me during the initiation ritual.

Please do not discuss our initiation ritual in public forums...that should have been made clear to you.



I'm also loath to shoot RAW, not only because it will slow down continuous shooting, but for the time to post process. I shoot hundreds of photos at a time. I'm preparing to shoot a Dressage clinic next Tuesday and Wednesday, and my wife has already told everyone that I bought a new camera for the ocassion. I will definately end up with thousands of images to sift through. I can't do that in RAW for several reasons.
I gave up shooting raw too for sporting events. Way too much work, and really I haven't noticed a huge difference (if any) in output shooting jpeg. I haven't found that RAW slows down shooting all that much if at all, so I wouldn't worry too much about that, although I shoot mostly with a D300.
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Please do not discuss our initiation ritual in public forums...that should have been made clear to you.
I think I just voided my warranty.
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I think I just struck Gold.

I don't generally like to install and use the software that comes with a camera, preferring, instead, to use third party applications (Adobe PSE, PhotoME, MS Office Picture Manager, etc., and I HATE programs that try to organize my photos for me.) Faced with the prospect of pping masses of RAW files, I thought I'd install Nikon's ViewNX application. After playing with it for a while, I stumbled on a neat little tweak at the bottom of a list of useless tweaks: Axial Color Aberration.

This little gem reduced the color fringing down to almost nothing with the click of a check box and the dragging of a slider!

I have yet to see any undesirable repercussions, and I'll mention them here if I do, but I've found none so far. For now, though, I'm back to my original plan of shooting JPEG.
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It's good you found a solution. I haven't tried to use viewnx in a long time...I found it to be clunky and slow. I was lucky enough to get a d300 with a full version of NX on it. I've used it sparingly, but after years of using photoshop, I just can't get used to the interface.
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This is the original image from my first post to this thread:



This is the same image after using the ViewNX Axial Color Aberration tool:
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Howcoolizat?
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Now if only I could apply it to, say, 50 photos at a time.
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Technology - isn't it a wonderful thing
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If not for technology, I'd have to get a real job.
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