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  1. #171
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    I'm starting to enjoy the big files, I've just taken to: shooting less, sorting my shots faster and deleting the worst of my dud shots.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

  2. #172
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    Congratulations JR on joining the "big boys club". What's the biggest difference you notice between FF and DX?
    Nikon D7000 and a bunch of Nikon stuff oh, and some Canon p&s's too

  3. #173
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Les View Post
    Congratulations JR on joining the "big boys club". What's the biggest difference you notice between FF and DX?
    I haven't played as much with it as I would like. So far, the biggest difference has been the improved tonal range due to the better dynamic range. Nothing "earth shattering", but a noticeable difference. Cleaner higher ISO images have been welcome as well. The images appear a bit more "film-like" than DX.

    The rest of the differences are more hardware related due to it being a "higher-end" product -- smoother shutter, dual SD cards, brighter viewfinder, 100% viewfinder accuracy (I know the D700 has this, but I am coming from a D90), and more customizable.

  4. #174
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    Quote Originally Posted by jr_rodriguez View Post
    I got a D600 about a month ago. So far I'm really liking it. Just has a lot of nice little touches that make it it fun, though I still like and shoot with the D90. It's obviously not perfect, but it's great for me. Too bad this is my busiest time of year at work so I can't go out shooting hardly at all.

    One note re files: I don't know how D800 users handle those huge files -- it's bad enough with the D600's 24MP. I couldn't imagine dealing with those files -- I'd need new computer, storage, everything!

    JR
    Congrats on making the jump to FX. We look forward to your regular contributions.

    As for storage... For the past 2 years I've taken to putting my images on Blu-Ray disks. First as backups on BD-RE and then when full (25GB) to a permanent BD-R. At ~$.60 a disk it's a good way to archive, usually about 1000-1500 images per disk depending on the JPEG/NEF mix. The D7000, like the D600 has pretty large files as I shoot primarily in NEF 14Bit (18-21MB files).
    Last edited by D70FAN; 02-01-2013 at 04:56 PM.
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  5. #175
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    D70 another example of Australians being screwed, I think Blu-Ray disks are a couple bucks each here if you can find them that is.

    And congrats JR
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
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  6. #176
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    CDs, DVDs and BluRay discs are not permanent storage and nobody should ever consider then to be. The best you can hope for from these discs is 10 years data integrity. At this point in time backing up to multiple hard drives is the most assured way of retaining data long term discs are far to fragile to be considered for important information.

  7. #177
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts View Post
    D70 another example of Australians being screwed, I think Blu-Ray disks are a couple bucks each here if you can find them that is.

    And congrats JR
    Dual layer 50GB blank BluRay discs are about 90 cents each in Officeworks. With the exchange rate conversion that makes them near enough the same price per GB as the 60 cent 25GB discs mentioned above.
    No rip off here that I can tell.

  8. #178
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    If your storing so much you need hundreds of gigs per month then you're keeping far too many photos that should be binned.
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  9. #179
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    I am learning to be much more selective with what I keep. I don't necessarily shoot any less, just delete more often right in the camera. But sometimes I keep shots that aren't good just so I can study it later and think of how I could improve on it.
    I don't like using optical media for archiving purposes (I learned my lesson with DVDs failing a number of years later), so I just have multiple copies on hard drives since they are pretty cheap nowadays. Plus they're faster

  10. #180
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    Yup. I have some DVD's that have lasted 10 years (and are still fine) and also had some cheapos that have gone belly-up (disk rot) after 4 years. Currently all of my data is kept on Blu-ray and HDD (if the HDD crashes I can reload from BD). I require an increase in HDD capacity about every 18 months, and I am currently using 3TB (external) moving to 4TB this year (now about $190 at Best Buy).

    The idea is non-volitile back-up vs. pure archiving. While Blu-Ray and DVD are similar, the construction and protective layers in Blu-Ray are slightly better, although the dye types seem similar (on less expensive disks). The only problem I have had so far is BD-RE failure to rewrite (Kodak). However the previous data was intact.

    Having a non-volitile back-up with 25GB capacity works for me. YMMV. If I ever had the time and energy to go back and weed out the good, bad, and the ugly shots I could probably just use one Blu-Ray disk.
    Last edited by D70FAN; 02-02-2013 at 10:55 AM.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
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