Nikon's d-lighting system

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by RichA, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Is this like Sony's contrast-taming process?
    RichA, Aug 23, 2007
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    frederick Guest

    Like the "fill light" in raw converters? Curve/levels adjustment.
    Most useful (IMO) with Capture NX control points where you can select an
    underexposed shadow, then selectively apply d-lighting, contrast,
    saturation etc to that area only.
    In camera? Jeesh - the more options they put for in-camera jpeg
    processing, the more chance to piss around while setting things, the
    more chance to lose a shot, the more using a raw workflow looks like the
    best way to go - I guess an exception being for sports shooters where
    buffer size might be a factor.
    frederick, Aug 23, 2007
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  3. RichA

    RichA Guest

    If somehow they could really control photon input to the pixels, on a
    pixel by pixel basis, it would be a godsend for digital cameras.
    RichA, Aug 24, 2007
  4. Yes, in their consumer cameras - it is licensed from the same source,
    Apical Ltd in London.

    However, the software application is not the same.

    Olympus use the Apical routines in their Studio Master software. Sony do
    not have it in the software, only in the camera firmware (IRIDIX
    processor added to signal chain - as in Nikon Coolpix 5000 etc)


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