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View Poll Results: What is your favorite resolution and compression setting?

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  • Large, Fine

    15 93.75%
  • Large, Normal

    0 0%
  • Large, Basic

    1 6.25%
  • Medium, Fine

    0 0%
  • Medium, Normal

    0 0%
  • Medium, Basic

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Various Resolutions

    Just wondering what resolutions everyone uses with their camera's. On my D80 I do not notice a difference between 3872 x 2592 basic and fine, so I guess I will use basic so I can get more pics per card and it makes for way smaller file sizes.
    Has anyone seen any differences in 8 x 10 prints in basic and fine settings?
    Nikon D80 with battery grip
    Nikkor 18-200mm AF-S VR DX
    Nikkor 28-80 f3.3-5.6 G
    Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF
    Nikon SB-800 X2

  2. #2
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    You appear to have no option for RAW on the list.

  3. #3
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    Yea sorry I was just wondering about resolutions as far as jpeg goes.
    Nikon D80 with battery grip
    Nikkor 18-200mm AF-S VR DX
    Nikkor 28-80 f3.3-5.6 G
    Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF
    Nikon SB-800 X2

  4. #4
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    on my d50 i like to shoot eithe RAW or RAW+jpeg Basic. I used to shoot in large/fine but experimented with RAW and fell in love. Good idea though for shooting in basic quality rather than fine, to save memory and take more photos.
    Nikon D300
    Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
    Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D (70-200mm f/2.8 VR soon)
    Nikon SB600 (SB800 soon)
    Nikon MB-D10 grip
    Sekonic L-358
    Bogan/Manfrotto 055xprob tripod

    Canon AE-1 Program
    Canon FD 50mm f/1.8
    CPC 2x Teleconverter
    CPC Phase 2 CCT 80-200 f/4.5
    CPC Phase 2 CCT 28mm Macro f/2.8

  5. #5
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    Used to shoot Large/fine. Falling in love with NEF/basic. Actually had some prints made of the basics. with 4x6 prints you can't tell any difference from large/fine. Not sure about larger prints, but I think you would be hard-pressed to see a difference.

    Also noticed that NEF/basic 3-shot burst is FASTER than Large/fine 3 shot burst on my d70s! After the 3 shots there is a big lag as the buffer flushes (even to Extreme III cards)... So for more than 3 shots the Lage/fine seems to produce more speed, but for the first three raw is faster.

    Sorry, not exactly what you were going for....

  6. #6
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    well of course itll lag after a 3 raw photos because a raw photo can be up to 8-11 mb depending on what you are taking pictures of. Lg/fine I don't think gets that big so making it easier to keep shooting after the 3 shot burst.
    Nikon D300
    Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
    Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D (70-200mm f/2.8 VR soon)
    Nikon SB600 (SB800 soon)
    Nikon MB-D10 grip
    Sekonic L-358
    Bogan/Manfrotto 055xprob tripod

    Canon AE-1 Program
    Canon FD 50mm f/1.8
    CPC 2x Teleconverter
    CPC Phase 2 CCT 80-200 f/4.5
    CPC Phase 2 CCT 28mm Macro f/2.8

  7. #7
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    Aug 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL USA
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    I shoot most of my everyday stuff at medium/normal. If Im shooting photos where people may want something nice for their computer, Ill shoot medium/fine. Some of the sports stuff that I shoot requires 5 to sometimes 10 or more burst pictures at a time, so shooting at medium/fine allows me to do that and I can still get about 650 pictures on a 1Gb card before I have to swap. Its still larger than a 19" monitor at 100% image size, so thats good enough for me.

    Ive never printed any of my stuff, nor do I have much desire to print anything at the level of photography Im at. Maybe when I get better at this Ill start looking into printing something of mine.

    I have not experimented with RAW because I do not have the software to edit it. I hear there is a Photoshop plug-in out there that supposedly works, I just dont know what it is and where to get it.
    Nikon D300 | MB-D10 | Nikkor 12-24/4 | Nikkor 50/1.8 | Nikkor 70-200/2.8 VRI | Sigma 18-50/2.8 | SB-800 | SB-80DX (x4) | Radiopopper JrX Studio |

  8. #8
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    vtec_eater, what photoshop do you have? I know CS2 which I have has a certain plug-in that lets you work with ANY RAW image. If you bave CS2 then go here for the most recent update http://www.adobe.com/support/downloa...jsp?ftpID=3364. Download that plug-in and install it, in the proper folder in Photoshop, and you should be able to load Nikon NEF and do a whole bunch of fun stuff.
    Nikon D300
    Nikkor AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
    Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D (70-200mm f/2.8 VR soon)
    Nikon SB600 (SB800 soon)
    Nikon MB-D10 grip
    Sekonic L-358
    Bogan/Manfrotto 055xprob tripod

    Canon AE-1 Program
    Canon FD 50mm f/1.8
    CPC 2x Teleconverter
    CPC Phase 2 CCT 80-200 f/4.5
    CPC Phase 2 CCT 28mm Macro f/2.8

  9. #9
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    Sweet. Ill give it a shot when I get home.
    Nikon D300 | MB-D10 | Nikkor 12-24/4 | Nikkor 50/1.8 | Nikkor 70-200/2.8 VRI | Sigma 18-50/2.8 | SB-800 | SB-80DX (x4) | Radiopopper JrX Studio |

  10. #10
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    well of course itll lag after a 3 raw photos
    Sure that was expected... but what I was really emphasizing is that the first three shoot faster than if I was shooting large/fine.

    I guess I really wasn't expecting that the camera processing time required to convert from raw to large/fine was a bottleneck. This is the only explanation I can come up with for why the raw burst would be faster for the first three than the large/fine is for the first three.

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