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06-05-2009, 09:38 AM   #1
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Noise Reduction Settings in K20D !

What settings do you folks use, I have my camera set to weak. ?

Looking at the samples in DPreview, it looks like the best compromise of high quality and sharp yet removal of some grain. The chroma is what I really don't like, the Luminous I can live with a little better.

Another question ... does the noise reduction just work on JPEG or does this also apply to any raw image you shoot. May seem like a stupid question, but :-)



06-05-2009, 10:18 AM   #2
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I too found Weak the most pleasing to me on my K200D when I briefly experimented with JPEG. But for RAW, it has no effect whasoever. That's not a dumb question, and there was considerable debate over that when the cameras first came out, but it should be simple enough to do the test yourself and see that it has no effect. You might at first see an effect if you view the RAW image in PPL, because PPL might look at the setting you made (which is presumably saved in the EXIF like other camera settings) and try to reproduce that level of NR, but if you set the NR levels in PPl to be the same for all images, you should find them identical.

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