After examining the RAW files from the Nikon D850 in Capture One and comparing them to the camera-generated JPGs I’ve come to a a surprising conclusion: this may be the first camera I choose to shoot exclusively in JPG mode.
The out of camera JPGs are that good.
My JPG settings for the D850 are:
- Picture Control: Neutral
- Active D-Lighting: Auto
- White Balance: Auto-0
- Vignette Control: Normal
- Auto Distortion Control: On
- High ISO noise reduction: Off
With these settings, I can get to within 95% of where I want the files to be, right out of the camera. This is an incredible time-saver.
[Update October 26, 2017: I downloaded the latest version of Lightroom and have to admit that the RAW files, as handled by Lightroom, are very pleasing and superior to the out-of-camera JPGs.]