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mel_klim Silver Member Charter MemberWed 24-Apr-13 01:14 AM
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"Compressed 12 Bit RAW"


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I shoot RAW and use Capture NX2 with my D700 and D4. I do minimal post processing except for the usual cropping and adjusting exposure and white balance. Sometime I will change color profile using Capture.

I normally shoot uncompressed 14 bits with my D4 and D700. Using my D4's 32 GB XQD card, I can get 872 RAW files which most of the time is more than I need and never thought of needing a 2nd XQD card.

This summer I will be taking a 2 weeks trip to Hawaii and a week trip to Kodiak, Alaska using only my D4. Should I shoot compressed 12 bit to get 1500 RAW files on my XQD card, which I think should be more than enough for each trip.

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robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006Wed 24-Apr-13 03:28 AM
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#1. "RE: Compressed 12 Bit RAW"
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I always shoot 14 bit lossless compressed. that way I am getting the maximum out of my D700. You lose nothing by setting lossless compressed. In fact it is the default.

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mel_klim Silver Member Charter MemberWed 24-Apr-13 05:48 PM
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#2. "RE: Compressed 12 Bit RAW"
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Thanks

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Fri 03-May-13 01:12 AM
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#3. "RE: Compressed 12 Bit RAW"
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I agree - you should be fine with lossless compressed. I'd get an extra card if necessary rather than shoot 12 bit.

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