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Your Weekly Blog / Re: April 2021
« Last post by John Geerts on April 12, 2021, 12:16:56 »
That looks extremely cold, Birna.

It's here snowing too, now and then, during very cold showers.  Yesterday evening suddenly a small sun came through the clouds.

Z7  105/1.4E
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Your Weekly Blog / Re: April 2021
« Last post by Birna Rørslett on April 12, 2021, 11:41:13 »
April is known to be fickle weather-wise in my country, and this ancient insight was demonstrated yet again when I woke up this morning to a complete white-out and strong wind gusts.

Nikon Df, DC 135mm f/2 wide open
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Processing & Publication / Re: Picture Control
« Last post by David H. Hartman on April 12, 2021, 10:55:50 »
How about Lightroom? There is a default setting for importing raw images that can be set to "Camera Settings" ("Select this option to keep the settings of the camera from which the raw image was taken").

Like similar features use by other camera makers the Nikon Picture Controls are proprietary so Lightroom can't read and apply them. Lightroom has its own defaults. I believe the "camera settings" are basics like white balance and I'm not sure what else. I've never used Lightroom so someone else will have to explain Lightroom's features.

Dave
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Lens Talk / Re: 50S f/1.2 @1.2
« Last post by Ilkka Nissilä on April 12, 2021, 10:03:42 »
Very nice out-of-focus rendering, colour and contrast. Good expressions on the subjects.
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Lens Talk / Re: 50S f/1.2 @1.2
« Last post by SHEN_HUI on April 12, 2021, 08:37:41 »
Some new shots.

The last one is at F4.
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Processing & Publication / Re: Picture Control
« Last post by Kim Pilegaard on April 12, 2021, 07:59:41 »
Thank you very much for the explanations.

I understand that Picture Control settings are preserved when importing to Nikon NX Studio and the older versions of Nikon software.

How about Lightroom? There is a default setting for importing raw images that can be set to "Camera Settings" ("Select this option to keep the settings of the camera from which the raw image was taken"). It is not clear whether this refers to the Picture Control settings and/or other settings.

The default can even be set to a specific camera. From the help text: "You can set default settings for your raw images based on the camera model. You can even specify different default settings for multiple cameras of the same camera model based on their serial number."

Does anyone have experience with these settings?
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Camera Talk / Re: Nikon 1 J4 review
« Last post by richardHaw on April 12, 2021, 05:45:20 »
the FSU chip arrived yesterday and was installed with 2x tape to the adapter (for safety reasons) ::)

seems to be working fine for now...the ability to zoom helps but the LCD and its poor resolution makes this difficult.

i can also confirm that the Japanese blogger is correct in saying that the chip sucks battery when left overnight. :o :o :o
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Camera Talk / Re: Nikonos II
« Last post by Akira on April 12, 2021, 03:50:17 »
Amazing underwater (below ice?!) images.  The quality of the scanned data from the 135 frames is also admirable...
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Camera Talk / Re: Nikonos II
« Last post by Chip Chipowski on April 12, 2021, 03:34:05 »
Birna these are inspiring images!  As I have been immersing myself in Nikonos I found these to be nice overviews of the history:

https://imaging.nikon.com/history/chronicle/history-nikonos/

https://casualphotophile.com/2018/04/17/nikon-nikonos-retrospective-review-film-camera-blog/
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Processing & Publication / Re: Picture Control
« Last post by David H. Hartman on April 12, 2021, 02:01:37 »
Since the "flat" setting had been added to the option, I have used it all the time for the very same reason, when I used Nikon.

I start with the Standard PC but if I'm loosing diffused highlights I switch to Neutral or if the problem is severe I swtich to Flat.

Dave

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When using Nikon software don't over-look the "Latest picture control" option and the use of Sharpen, Mid-Sharpen and Clarity together to customize the look of an image. Latest picture control can be set as the default in the preferences of Capture NX-D. Here is a link with a good explanation of these features and how to use them...

Sharpening and Softening Images - NPS

Note you can not only sharpen images with these options but you can soften them also. This is all part of the Picture Control system and it applies to NEF development not just SOOC Jpg(s).

Dave
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