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Image quality settings for D70
Old 11-14-2004, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just purchased the Nikon D70 and I'm looking for opinions on which setting I should use for photo shoots? I'm worried I will need to do too much post production work if I use RAW and I know JPEG loses quality with each save so I'm concerned about that too.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Re: Image quality settings for D70
Old 11-14-2004, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My suggestion:

If you don't want to work in RAW -- too slow or other reason, I suggest you shoot in the FINE (largest) JPG setting. When done, back up your JPG files to a CD or DVD so you always have the original, then convert the JPG to TIFF. You will end up with a that is approx. 18MEGs in size. Do all of your corrections here (never on the JPG) and when you are satisfied with the final product, THEN you should resize to the desired size and FINALLY, convert back to JPG if necessary.

Keep in mind that for best quality, your final image should be 300dpi for photos to be printed, while those intended to be viewed on a monitor are fine at 100dpi or less.

This work flow always leaves you with a backup in case something happens and your final product doesn't suffer from repeatedly resaving a JPG image.

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Old 11-15-2004, 12:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Large , Fine, jpeg
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Re: Image quality settings for D70
Old 11-15-2004, 03:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a D70. My goal is to allow the most latitude in post-production, even though most of my editing will be minimal. Therefore, I choose to capture in RAW. I also minimize in-camera adjustments, choosing to do any adjustments in Photoshop CS. My camera settings are as follows:

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    [*]Sharpening = None[*]Tone Comp = Normal[*]Color Mode = II (Adobe RGB)[*]Saturation = Normal[*]Hue Adjustment = 0[/list]CUSTOM SETTINGS
      [*]2- Autofocus = AF-S[*]3- AF Area Mode = Single[*]4- AF Assist = OFF[*]5- Auto ISO = OFF[*]8- Grid Lines = ON[*]9- EV Step Exposure = 1/3[*]15- AE-L/AF-L = AE Lock Only[/list]Don't be afraid of RAW. With the help of Bruce Fraser's Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS, you'll be able to design an efficient workflow.

      Finally, to help master the technical stuff concerning the D70, I recommend Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D70.

      Hope that helps.
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Old 11-15-2004, 04:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Greetings! Don't forget to turn off the Auto White Balance!! If you shoot in RAW NEF and use Nikon Capture 4.1.xx you can manipulate any of the tones, curves, image density, color temperature and white balance. Digital DEE is a great time saver and you can open up in PS in 16 bit for any additional post work-up. BTW, if you do shoot in JPG Large,Fine, you'll have to meter precisely for your highlights. Otherewise, the image will be blown out.
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you everyone. This is what I needed. I'll try and post some pics soon and you can tell me how I'm doing.

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