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Old Jul 2, 2004, 4:58 PM   #1
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Which parameters do you usually use in your shoots with d70? I usually use :

+1 sharpening

custom preset white balance (using a white paper)

Dynamic AF area

AF asist on

+0.7 Exposure compensation

+0.3 Flash compensation

Red eye off



so,I can get good results with these settings, and you?
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Old Jul 2, 2004, 10:35 PM   #2
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Which parameters do you usually use in your shoots with d70? I usually use :

+1 sharpening

custom preset white balance (using a white paper)

Dynamic AF area

AF asist on

+0.7 Exposure compensation

+0.3 Flash compensation

Red eye off



so,I can get good results with these settings, and you?
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Well I'm still (constantly) experimenting but right now I'm set at
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+.3 EV, +.3 flash, 0 sharpening, white wedding custom tone curve, Ia sRGB color, 0 saturation, 0 hue, JPEG fine large, Auto -1 white balance, single area AF, Autofocus AF-S and Matrix metering.:?
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Old Jul 3, 2004, 10:11 PM   #3
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-2 tone comp (I find it improves dynamic rangeesp. outdoor daylight pics).

-2 or -1 sharpening (minimise the chances of moire showing).

colour mode I (I tried III, too "rich" for people/skin tones) with saturation enhanced.

+0.3EV (to counter the "true" exposure metering)

-0.3 flash (when used as fill, to counter the +0.3 of exposure)

Auto WB -2 (I like it slightly warm).

AF assist off (my index finger blocks it anyways).

Single area AF, in AF-S mode (because only the centre AF point is cross hatched, I always just use the centre and recompose).


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Old Jul 6, 2004, 8:21 AM   #4
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I tried Auto WB -1 and it seemed not bad.

Onyx,with -2 sharpening Dont you take blury shots?or maybe you like blury photos.is it only because of the chances of moire showing?


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Old Jul 7, 2004, 2:52 AM   #5
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Civil - I use Photoshop's USMto sharpen afterwards.

It's not just moire, but I'm unhappy with the simplistic interpretation of in-camera sharpening at the "normal" or higher setting - it introduces halo artifactsat times, eg. powerlines against a blue sky will have a strip of white on either side of it. I'm extremely fussy over these things that probably no one else notices...
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Old Jul 8, 2004, 7:41 PM   #6
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Im often use this setup:

-1 Sharpening

0 Saturation

0 Hue

Colormode 3 (IIIa sRGB)

Custom curve Fotogenics Provia

Dynamic Area AF



I tend to shoot alot of sports then i change AF to Single Area and Sharpening to +2. Sometimes i also change back to the default curve so the picture get a little bit underexposed wich helps alot in the editing process afterwards


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Constantly tweaking, but for daytime sports I tend to use:

+1 sharpening

EV +.3 or .7

Saturation normal or +1

WB cloudy

ISO 800

Either S mode (about 1/800) or A (as high an f stop as possible)

AF-C (have tried AF-S, leads to lower FPS)

Single or dynamic area

NR off (once again, leads to lower FPS)

JPEG Normal, medium

Regular tone comp, colormode, hue

For night,don't really use pop-up flash unless I'm doing a trophy shot and don't need the power of the SB-28.

Changes for night includeWB flash -2 or -3,think I had the EV bumped+1.7 or something like that last week, Manual mode with 1/500 shutter and Aperature at5.6 to match with the flash.
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