Very nice Paul. I think the airplane images are spectacular.
Gentlemen, don't you think it is time to stop the nonsense. I have said in more than one occasion that whoever is happy with what he or she is doing right now to keep on doing it.
Paul keep on doing what you are doing but for me, I will keep on using proprietary software. I am 87 years old, old yes but stupid not. What is unbelievable when it comes to printing?
Selmslie, On-1 is there to sell, don't you think that the answer at On-1 should have been YES, you will get the original Nikon colors? They simply were honest. I agree, what you see in a calibrated monitor should be what we will see in a print. You are happy with On-1 so just keep on using it.
I admit I am not an expert when it comes to color. I never talked to a printer to give me the colors I want. People over here seem to know more about color reproduction than Nikon, good for them.
As far as I am concerned I will not keep on discussing color reproduction.
Thank you for your time and explaining ON1.
I had forgotten about Canon's DPP4.
Now, I will compare both to see if I can tell a difference in colors.
Thank you for stopping by. You will not see a marked difference in the monitor but you will in your prints. On-1 told me that their colors are going to be different to those of a Nikon or Olympus files, once again, more noticeable when printing. While softwares like Photoshop, Affinity Photo, On-1 and Lightroom develop their RAW data editing designed by their own engineers, Nikon and Olympus and I am not familiar with Fuji, Sony or Canon, use codes that they do not make available to anyone else. Those codes are specifically designed for their files.
I have said that if anyone is using a software that is not proprietary and is happy with the results his or her best bet is to stick to what is been used.
It is an old camera but it has the first generation of Nikon colors that I like so much. I used one and was very happy with it. Then I upgraded to a D300 and now the colors were not as pleasant to my eyes.
I am sure someone will be very happy with this camera. Good luck with your sale.
I can understand your feelings. I had a female cat that stayed with me for 15 years and I had to put her down because of renal failure. I suffered the loss and still, even when it has been several years since her death, I miss her. Occasionally, when I think of her tears come to my eyes.
We all have to depart one day but as human beings that we are we have feelings.
I am sorry for your lost.
You did not get great photos but excellent images. It is a very nice series and I enjoyed looking at those images.
I sincerely hope that you and your wife will get well soon.
Those are very refreshing news. In the past, during the film era, I had my difficulties with a Nikon N6000 camera that was still under warranty. The camera was using lots of juice which I knew was not normal. The camera went to Atlanta, where Nikon had a service facility and returned to me because after testing it they said they could not find anything wrong with it.
I then sent a letter to the main Nikon CEO in NY, a Japanese gentleman, stating my issues with the camera. It was the NY repair facilities who told me there was nothing wrong with the camera but I had to buy new batteries every three weeks or so. It was the only camera I ever had that required the frequent use of new batteries. The CEO ordered that I be sent a new camera, it was the N8008, a much better camera and they sent it to me for free. That has been the only time I had a Nikon camera that required service during the warranty period.
"When you say NX-Studio renders TRUE colors what you really mean is NIKON colors correct?" YES, from what I know.
"When you say NX-Studio renders ACCURATE colors what you really mean is NIKON colors correct?" YES, from what I know.
"When you say NX-Studio renders BEST colors what you really mean is NIKON colors correct?" YES, from what I know.
Please, understand that when I say TRUE, ACCURATE and BEST I am saying what I have been told by my printing technician, Olympus and Nikon referring to proprietary software. If not printing it makes no big difference the colors being reproduced online.
If you are using an editor that is not proprietary software, like Lightroom and you are happy with your prints simply ignore me. I am not here to tell others what they should do with their prints.
I calibrate my monitor every two weeks and I only use Nikon and OM Workspace software to edit and obviously, other editing softwares if I need to do further work. I am happy with my prints.
In order to put an end to this discussion my advise is that each one of us should use the editor that best satisfies the colors each one of us like.
Thank you for participating in my thread.
Kathy, I hope you will get well soon, that arm will heal and then you will be in full potential to make beautiful images. I like the images of what I think is a leopard, a little bit contrasty but very acceptable and beautiful.
Keep on healing and doing well.
If I were in your shoes the 28-105 Nikon lens would be my choice. The 50mm f1.8 is an excellent optic but with the zoom you have more choices when it comes to focal length distances and the 28-105 is sharp and an excellent walk around lens.
I never had an issue with refurb products. Perhaps I have been very lucky but I never had an issue with a second hand camera or lens either.