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  1. #11
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    Re: Active D-Lighting For the D5100

    Thank you. I think I will set it to normal for my JPEGs. I like to email them to friends and family and do the RAW later. I was unclear what D lighting did , I thought perhaps it changes contrast.


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  2. #12
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    Re: Active D-Lighting For the D5100

    Interesting post Don.
    As a noob to Nikon I found this helpful - so many options - so little time

    I think I will leave ADL off for now, after viewing your test shots.
    ​One less thing to worry about
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    Re: Active D-Lighting For the D5100

    Quote Originally Posted by emerald View Post
    Interesting post Don.
    As a noob to Nikon I found this helpful - so many options - so little time

    I think I will leave ADL off for now, after viewing your test shots.
    ​One less thing to worry about
    I will probably leave mine off most of the time but there are times when I might want it on. At least now I will know when to have it one. There is an Auto feature in the ADL that I might try to see how it does. I shoot RAW on all important shots so I always have that as a backup.

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  4. #14
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    Re: Active D-Lighting For the D5100

    Quote Originally Posted by Tracsoft - Don Kuykendall View Post
    Active D-Lighting changes the contrast ratio so just adjusting ISO / Shutter Speed / Aperture would not have the same effect.

    Again, This is just to show what that setting does. RAW is just as the camera sees it and Active D-Lighting would have no effect on it. This is mainly for people who shot just in JPEG and don't want to do a lot of Post Processing. This would give you a better shot in those high contrast areas.
    I get it now Thanks. Mine is off and stays off, it seems to me more or less the same effect as shadows in PS, and to much of that effect, can make a picture look pretty weird. But good to know and to see your pictures, maybe it could help some day.
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  5. #15
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    Re: Active D-Lighting For the D5100

    Don
    Thanks this is very informative, gives me a little incentive.
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  6. #16
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    Re: Active D-Lighting For the D5100

    Active D-Lighting For the D5100
    Quote Originally Posted by Don Kuykendall View Post
    Here is a test I shot to show what the Active D-lighting setting does to a scene. Start with it off and go up from there
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    There was no other post processing done to the shots
    Thanks for taking the time to show us the effects Don!
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  7. #17
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    Re: Active D-Lighting For the D5100

    As I shoot RAW I use this feature in Capture NX-D beta. In camera processing is required if you shoot jpeg.

    What I understand of active d-lighting is that it takes the 14 bit image, and then fits it in the 8 bits. Depending on aggressiveness (or levels) you can recover from 1EV to 6EV of shadows. On my D3300, I have recovered 1EV overexposure and upto 5EV of shadows using active d-lighting. The same effect can be achieved by playing with the response curves, but this feature makes it extremely simple - just choose a preset level and the shadows lighten up.
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