- Nov 1, 2007
- Boucherville, Québec, CANADA
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Don't tell Ian as he may sell his D3 to go back with Canon! :mrgreen:
That's what I'd do. Dump that Nikon stuff as quick as you can, it's nearly worthless. Canon is definitely the way to go.
Ian, since I'm such a nice guy, I'll offer you $5'' for that used D3...
Oh, and do you have any of those (nearly worthless) Nikon lenses you don't want?
You mean a $5''.'' down payment, right?
All joking aside, I'm very happy with my D3'' and how well it does in low light. I can only imagine how much fun you must be having with the D3 and it's even better capabilities. I'm sure Canon stuff is good too, or they wouldn't sell much of it, but I really do enjoy my Nikon.
Ian Farlow;154'6 said:I'm thrilled with the camera, but I am currently reading and figuring out how to tweak the default camera settings in Lightroom for a "baseline" that I am happy with. I feel like the RAW image (14 bits) straight from the camera is a bit flat and a little too hot, but I am finding that a bit of fiddling in the Tone Curve is doing wonders. This thing is a completely different beast from the Canon!
Well, I guess there's an easy way to find out... I'll try some of both on my next outing and see what I think of the results. I'm shooting with the D3'' not the D3, but the end results should be comparable.
The one book I've read that mentions it at all suggested limiting it to portaits and other work where having an especially smooth gradation was critical. Since I don't shoot portraits, I hadn't bothered to try it.
Ian, you can get a clear idea to make a decision between 12/14 bits by reading Noise, Dynamic Range and Bit Depth in Digital SLRs by Emil Martinec ( May 2''8 ). This is the most interseting article I read since a while. Highly technical but so much enlightening! My feeling is that I would shoot 12 bits most of the time...I'm shooting 14 bits primarily because it's an available option. No idea, quite honestly, if it makes a noticeable difference.