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    Default Settings for 1Ds Mark II

    Lens: Ef24/105mm f4/L IS USM

    Can anyone provide me their settings for the following:

    1. Sharpness
    2. Contrast
    3. Color Tone

    Thanks.

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    i dont own this but in my opinion, its quite subjective.
    perhaps shooting at various settings would allow you to know what works for you.
    enjoy that 1d2s
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    your picture, your setting preference. no one can tell you what to set..
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    Quote Originally Posted by haagen_dazs
    i dont own this but in my opinion, its quite subjective.
    perhaps shooting at various settings would allow you to know what works for you.
    enjoy that 1d2s
    it's "1Ds II", not "1D IIs"
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Keep going keep going something new to learn.

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    Yea, thanks for all the input so far. Any other opinions or can anyone just provide their settings and explain why they had set it this way.

    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Settings for 1Ds Mark II

    Canon 1D Mk I and II are the king of kings EOS series

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonix
    Thanks, just downloaded the pdf file. It's informative.

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    I leave all mine on 0 and then adjust on a per photo basis depending on the output I want to achieve.
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    I find that usually you have more control in photoshop, so it's better not to adjust anything in-camera and process it later in photoshop for more fine-tuned control. If you want speed, it's better to use photoshop actions rather than in-camera processing.
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    as others have said, shoot RAW, leave it to post processing. leave camera settings standard.

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    If you shoot RAW then the camera settings are irrelevant anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyber_m0nkey
    If you shoot RAW then the camera settings are irrelevant anyway.
    Not true. Whatever you set for JPEG will apply, it will become the settings when you about to convert the raw. That's for DPP, but CS2 and others I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdredd
    as others have said, shoot RAW, leave it to post processing. leave camera settings standard.
    If you have to process every photo that will be very tiring. For event, wedding, most photographer have already set all the parameters so when they want to post process they don't have to go and tweak the settings for every file.

    In 1D series you can modify a lot of things, its convenient for you when you face different situation. YOu can load your personal function that apply for Event, Nature, etc without remembering to set it everything you have different situation.

    The PDF i mentioned above will give you a lot of information about this.

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    Default Re: Settings for 1Ds Mark II

    sonix, you got yours?

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    Mine is 1DmarkII... almost the same la well.. 1Ds more powderful hee hee

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonix
    If you have to process every photo that will be very tiring. For event, wedding, most photographer have already set all the parameters so when they want to post process they don't have to go and tweak the settings for every file.

    In 1D series you can modify a lot of things, its convenient for you when you face different situation. YOu can load your personal function that apply for Event, Nature, etc without remembering to set it everything you have different situation.

    The PDF i mentioned above will give you a lot of information about this.
    Lets see what the manual says...

    EOS-1 class digital SLRs have additional image quality settings including sharpness,
    contrast, saturation and color tone, which can be applied to all images. In the case of
    RAW files, these settings can be overridden in post-processing. However, it is very
    important to understand that sharpness settings in particular can have a significant
    effect on the appearance of in-camera JPEGs, i.e., images that are shot as JPEGs in the
    camera as opposed to RAW files that have been converted to JPEGs in your computer.
    Before getting into a detailed discussion of sharpening in-camera or on a computer, it’s
    important to realize that pictures taken on overcast days or taken indoors with only
    natural light look softer than pictures taken on sunny days or indoors with direct flash.
    Why? Because overcast day/indoor natural light pictures have less contrast than the
    sunny day/direct flash pictures, and pictures with less contrast look softer than
    pictures with more contrast. Knowing that, the contrast of a somewhat softer image can
    be boosted in-camera or in an image-editing program, giving the appearance of a
    sharper picture.

    Look, if you are shooting JPEG, then in my opinion, by all means go ahead and adjust in camera. but as i said, if you shoot raw, then its just easier to do it PP. and whats so complicated about adjusting PP? if you have adobe bridge , basic settings are all adjusted automatically and the options are just a couple of sliders...

    i also dont recall the thread starter saying anything about doing events/ weddings. he was just asking what settings people use. and im sorry, but if any wedding/ event photographer said to me, oh, i dont have the time to adjust contrast, saturation and sharpness to get the most out of every picture, well, lets just say i wont personally hire them..
    Last edited by jdredd; 3rd July 2006 at 07:38 PM.

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    Thats fine Jdredd No offense

    I always shoot RAW. Its not complicated to adjusting PP but time is money

    Of course if you want to edit every photo, no problem. its a plus point, but i do not. I get everything right then later less PP, so save time and time to deliver also faster.

    Its a preference really.. no one is right or wrong
    Last edited by sonix; 3rd July 2006 at 07:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonix
    Thats fine Jdredd No offense

    I always shoot RAW. Its not complicated to adjusting PP but time is money

    Of course if you want to edit every photo, no problem. its a plus point, but i do not. I get everything right then later less PP, so save time and time to deliver also faster.

    Its a preference really.. no one is right or wrong

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