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this is an overview about the best useful tools and hardware for your nikon and your pics.

software, hardware, goodies for your Nikon.



Software

 - farbprofile  color profiles
 - raw converter
 - nef codec
 - new cam (raw) + old Lightroom
 - camera control
 - lens correction
 - plugins
 - picture control
 - adobe software
 - exiftool
 - shops
 - stolen camera finder
 - recover lost files

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Hardware

 - monitor calibration
 - lenses
 - overview all Nikon lenses
 - tripod
 - tripod head
 - daylight / tageslicht
 - Amazon's patented Studio arrangement







goto HW

goodies

nikon.de  cashback   >  nikon.de/cashback
 


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Software:




Nikon Software check

Current versions of Nikon software:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61/


Nikon download center

http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/de/index.html



Nikon lens glossary

http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/glossary.htm







color profiles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRGB
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_rgb


vids (en):
http://www.theprintspace.co.uk

vids (de):
http://www.theprintspace.de







Nikon NEF / RAW


# RAW Therapee tool


http://www.rawtherapee.com/

Guide: get "Nikon colors" in RT



# Nikon ViewNX 2 (freeware)
download View NX



# Nikon Capture NX2
(see also Nikon Picture Control)


pdf

# preview / how to  Capture NX 2

http://www.capturenx.com/de/
http://www.capturenx.com

get: trail version

 - edit NEF with ViewNX 2 or Capture NX 2
 - safe as TIF / JPG
 - finish: with elements/LR/PS/niksoftware


How to:  u-point and Capture NX 2

for "en" search!

vid (de):





Capture NX2 (incl. u-point) discontinued (2014)

but you can use CNX2 also in the future!

find here the tool RAW2NEF that adds support for the Nikon D750 and D810, allowing you to edit this camera files with Nikon Capture NX 2
visit and download RAW2NEF for Nikon


# the new version is:
Capture NX-D

without u-point !

download the Capture NX-D
NX-D looks modern, but you lose some real good tools and it is the slowest version ever. Capture NX-D is unusable, useless and impractical.

NX-D use the new nikon picture control utility 2
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/microsite/picturecontrol/


use the new Nikon ViewNX 2 with the same NPC 2 / Picture Control Utility 2.

View NX 2 is fast and the result is the same. 

NPC 2 Picture Control Utility 2 Ver.2.0.0 can be installed and launched as a separate application for easier collaboration with cameras, in addition to launching the application from ViewNX 2 or Capture NX-D.

As this software is also included in ViewNX 2 Ver. 2.10.0 and later, and Capture NX-D Ver. 1.0.0 and later installers, those who already have these software applications need not download this application separately.

NPCU 2 doesn't work with Capture NX2

download NPCU 2 here:
http://nikonimglib.com/npcu/

create customized picture control profiles with NPCU 2, store it on your SD card and import it into your cam



# adobe
adobe give us only the old camera raw or the expensive CC abo.
 
adobe camera raw / dng converter



use lightroom, in special cases ViewNX2
and
the niksoftware plugins.




Lightroom/Photoshop
"Klarheit" / "Clarity"


Lightroom: "Klarheit" / "Clarity"
camera raw: "Klarheit" / "Clarity"
Photoshop: "Hochpassfilter" / "High Pass"

Klarheit erzeugt helle Ränder.
Hochpassfilter vermeidet helle Ränder.

Hochpass:
- Ebene duplizieren
- sonstige Filter > Hochpass
- Ineinanderkopieren




Nikon NEF Codec (freeware)

explorer preview: NEF thumbnails

http://www.nikonimglib.com/nefcodec/







Nikon camera control


with personal computer


# DCamCapture (best freeware) based on Nikon SDK

de (download: am seitenende)
http://www.bernd-peretzke.de/index.php/dcamcapture-de

en (download: end of the page)
http://www.bernd-peretzke.de/index.php/dcamcapture-en




# digiCamControl
Supported cameras
download  >  digicamcontrol.com



# Nikon Camera Control

Nikon Camera Control 2
or
develop your own Nikon Camera Control with Nikon SDK



# camera control - remote

 - with cable
 - wireless





how to correct lens pincushion and barrel disortation



1. PTLens

keep it simple

works also as PS/LR plugin
http://epaperpress.com/ptlens



2. nikon lens profiles

(update like firmware, works only with newer cameras)

how to
download





plugins

best ever
Nik Software - now: nikcollection
http://www.niksoftware.com
address changed to:
http://www.google.com/nikcollection/
 
do not update a installed version with your personal download link. (only 5 downloads are possible). so upgrade always with the trail!

realease notes:
https://support.google.com/nikcollection/answer/4400822

works also as: adobe / Capture NX 2 / ViewNX plugin

best ever




Nikon Picture Control



from Nikon:


download

adds the profiles: Landscape, Portrait und D2X . (only older Nikons)


HowTo: Picture control - overview by nikon
PDF: Nikon Picture Control

4 ever: setup for your jpg on the cam:
nikon camera picture control

or

various:
setup various with capture NX 2 and your  NEF file.
Nikon Software Picture Control with Capture NX 2

if you use NEF, you can change everytime to landscape, vivid a.s.o. if you have used only a stupid jpg, your used profile is stored for ever in your jpg.



Nikon Picture Control Utility 2


the new NPCU 2 - nikon picture control utility 2
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/microsite/picturecontrol/


NPC 2 Picture Control Utility 2 Ver.2.0.0 can be installed and launched as a separate application for easier collaboration with cameras, in addition to launching the application from ViewNX 2 or Capture NX-D.

As this software is also included in ViewNX 2 Ver. 2.10.0 and later, and Capture NX-D Ver. 1.0.0 and later installers, those who already have these software applications need not download this application separately.

NPCU 2 doesn't work with Capture NX2

download NPCU 2 here:
http://nikonimglib.com/npcu/

you can also create picture control profiles with NPCU 2, store it on your SD card and import it into your cam




and here a real helpful Nikon Picture Control tool:

Nikon Picture Control Editor

it is a great online editor
(ok, some bugs - but a good way to understand how NPCU works)
http://npc.biodiscus.com/

also available here: http://nikonpc.com/

follow on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nikon-Picture-Control-Editor/173022166238462

it contains today 89 profiles. it is simple to download and import it into your cam.
it is also possible to setup and download your own created profile.  the Nikon Picture Control files use the ".NCP" standard.

select one profile, watch the preview, click to download the selected NCP file and install the Nikon Picture Controls on your camera:

1. create on SD card the folder with name NIKON
2. create in folder NIKON the subfolder with name CUSTOMPC
3. copy files on SD card to ."./NIKON/CUSTOMPC/"
4. in the camera go to Shooting Menu:
 -> Manage Picture Control -> Card -> Copy To Camera
5. you will see a list of Picture Controls, select and press OK.

AND/OR:
if stored on your Nikon SD card, then import the NCP profile files from the SD card into your Nikon Software NX 2 or Nikon NX-D.
this is only possible if you edit with the nikon software one original raw file (NEF).




Nikon Capture NX2:


with u-point + picture control


preview / how to
http://www.capturenx.com/de/
http://www.capturenx.com

get trail version


# Technical Solutions by Nikon
with picture control a.s.o.



Adobe Software

Photoshop

and/or

Lightroom




and/or

Adobe Elements



abwedeln und nachbelichten mit grauer ebene




exiftool


how to get the real shutter count (from exif data)
download exiftool




shops with
pro color management

 

fotolabore und online shops mit pro farbmanagement und deutschem impressum

softproof / color management

# photo prints and dibond
www.theprintspace.de
www.wolf-photomedia.de


# photo books
https://de.whitewall.com/service/faq


# normal prints/poster
fotokasten.de (eciRGB v2)
prints / poster / xxl-poster


# eci.org:
eciRGB_v2 download



stolen camera finder


search with a picture
search with cameras serial number



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recover lost files


free software PhotoRec



 

Hardware:




memory cards

list of approved memory cards for Nikon cameras:

link




flash / blitzsystem

normal use: SB-400

don't use SB-300

overview nikon goodies (de)



colour calibration


- monitor
- printer

monitor calibration

# datacolor Spyder4EXPRESS



# X-Rite ColorMunki Display


software update x-rite





# calibration without hardware
http://www.quickgamma.de/
http://www.quickgamma.de/indexen.html


# Microsoft with Windows 7 / 8
lalala, vergiss es ;-)
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/calibrate-your-display

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-color-management-settings


# druckerkalibrierung  / printer
artikel B006UACRTG






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FX lenses

still missing:

renew nikons sharpest zoom:
Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-G MIT VR


40mm f1.2 - f2 MIT VR

14 - 24 2.8  VR
20 - 35 2.8  VR

Nikon: missing  Depth-Of-Field technic!

Hi Nikon,
you can write the well known info about the Depth-of-Field from your lens/cam into the exif data, but you are not able to show us this important information on the camera screen. why?

exif tool > example output (jpg):
Depth-Of-Field: 3.91 m (6.44 - 10.36)
Focal Length: 90.0 mm
Focus Distance: 7.94 m
Lens F Stops: 5.33
Scale Factor To 35 mm Equivalent: 1.0



Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lens




other FX lens:
tilt/shift
PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED


PC-E Micro NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8D ED


PC-E Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D


one of the best lenses ever: Voigtlaender
AI-S 40mm f/2 SL-II

also
voigtlaender 20mm 3.5

voigtlaender lenses



goodies

agno's jumbo MultiBigShoot NITAL frame
stitching your PC-E pics
get the frame


btw ->m43 lens:
panasonic 20mm 1.7  =>real 40mm  one of the best m43 !



how to:

tilt/shift jumbo frame:

 PC-E lens tilt / shift and the jumbo frame










DX Sunex 5.6mm f/5.6 fishey
preview




stative / tripods


Cullmann Magnesit 532Q
data


vid (without quickshift)





tripod head


Vanguard GH-100 (up to 6kg)
herstellerseite






Vanguard GH-200 (up to 7kg)
herstellerseite technische daten




Vanguard GH-300T
herstellerseite technische daten









Amazon's Studio arrangement

 (patented)

view the amazon patent



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goodies:

best nikon reviews: kenrockwell.com

map-centric sun and moon calculator 1 2

grays of westminster

adobe TV - lightroom

adobe TV - photoshop

cs5 bilder leuchten lassen

overview all Nikon lenses

the world's most expensive photo

How to repair an old radioactive yellowed lens

nikonrumors.com





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