Please suggest me The Best Picture Control for Nikon D5100.

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  1. Meydanx8

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    Hello friends.

    Because you are... I think, much more experienced from me. I want The best Picture Control Setting in d5100.


     
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    Manual
     
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    Thats not the answer im looking for. If i do i wasn't asked.
     
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    I'm not sure what your asking. Do you mean the colour saturation control, i.e., Natural, Vivid, More Vivid? If that's what your asking about, the setting is totally up to you. There is no "best" setting. Set it to whatever is best for what you want to capture. Vivid would be good for more colourful scenes, for example. It's a personal preference.
     
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    .NEF
     
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    That would be picture quality though, wouldn't it? I thought he was talking about the Nikon Picture Control system.
     
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    Shoot raw, then you can play with Picture Control to your heart's content. No computer needed!
     
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    I suggest Standard, with contrast set to auto.
     
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    Manual and off camera lighting
     
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    Picture controls, or "styles" as Canon calls them, are simply presets for converting RAW to JPG in camera. Anytime you're using a preset anything, you sacrifice creative control to the algorithms in the camera.

    Therefore, you're best off setting the control to "Faithful" or whatever Nikon's equivalent is (i.e. no changes), and shooting in RAW. The RAW files will allow you to make any kind of picture control adjustments you want after the shot, and it will also let you manually tweak these settings on your PC to much better result. The reason for choosing faithful is that the histograms generated in camera are dependant upon the picture control chosen, and the most accurate histogram is generated from the data which most resembles the RAW file.
     
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    Why not learn to use the camera... instead of using "picture controls"? Especially when "picture controls" only cover a small part of the areas they are setup to cover? If you want to turn your D5100 into a large Point and Shoot, that is up to you, but you are missing it's potential!
     
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    Can we have a SINGLE n00b thread where people just distribute information without getting condescending? Would that really be so hard? ****.
     
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