What's your favorite settings on your SLR?

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  1. lance70

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    Hi, I was curious what settings some of you use on your SLR when shooting different subjects. If you shoot in vivid mode, bump up your saturation or sharpness, white balance, etc.


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    The settings that get me results.

    I generally shoot RAW, so color mode is a moot point, but I like the monochrome mode on the D700 alot, especially with the ISO up at 6400-12000. I also have a D2x mode that I use when shooting people.

    I shoot Aperture priority 95% of the time when i'm not shooting action or using strobes. Then i'm in manual usually.

    I dunno, i have my function buttons all customized to do 100 different things instead.
     
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    Thanks, yeah good point, a lot of people probably use raw mode too, didn't think about that. Thanks for the input :)
     
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    I shoot in Raw and manual all the time. I think the only setting I remember touching is boosting sharpness to 5. The rest gets taken care of in CaptureNx2.

    Oh, and usually matrix metering and afs single point focusing.
     
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    Not really a mode like "sports", "portrait", etc... It's the file that's output from the camera.

    I shoot Manual 80% of the time. Occasionally I'll toss it on AV or TV if the situation call for it.
     
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    Yup, another RAW shooter here.
     
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    i also shoot raw and like aperature priority
     
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    I use by far the most: RAW + Aperture priority.
     
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    When using RAW what software do you need to buy for photo editing ?
     
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    Favorite setting? On

    :D
     
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    Lightroom is good for Raw files, and so is Picasa 3 (free). Your camera also should have come with software to do basic editing.
     
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    Great thanks, I will check that out.
     

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