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ndtking Gold Member Nikonian since 16th Jun 2008Sat 25-May-13 07:19 PM
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"D7100 Frame rate"


Kitchener, CA
          

Hello, all

I bought a D7100 yesterday after much deliberation. I've gone through the manual, and have been experimenting. I can't get anywhere near the frame rate for 14 bit RAW that is mentioned on page 58 of the manual(5 fps) - I can get at best 2 or 3 fps. I'm trying to use exposure bracketing with 5 frames at 2.0 EV separation. I'm using shutter speeds of over 1/250, f8, no VR and ISO set at about 1000. Battery full. Is there anything I might be doing wrong? I do a lot of HDR on dark interiors where tripod is not tolerated - so hand - held is necessary. I've gotten along quite well with my D300 so far, but I'm worried the D7100 frame rate may not be up to what I need. Thanks for any suggestions.

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Sat 25-May-13 07:30 PM
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#1. "RE: D7100 Frame rate"
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Seattle, WA, US
          

Check the multiple noise reduction settings in the Custom Settings. You will want these turned off.

The manual says small apertures can slow you down. For testing purposes, try something much wider than f/8.

If you are doing bracketing, your shutter speed can easily drop below 1/250.

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ndtking Gold Member Nikonian since 16th Jun 2008Sat 25-May-13 10:52 PM
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#2. "RE: D7100 Frame rate"
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Kitchener, CA
          

Joseph, can you tell me where to find the multiple noise reduction settings? I can't seem to find them. I think I've gone through everything in the Custom Settings.

I've tried the same at f5.6 and 4.5 - same result.

I've tried outside and with high ISO, making sure shutter speeds don't go below 1/250 - no change.

I get 2 or 3 fps with RAW at 14 bit.

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CK Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Apr 2004Sat 25-May-13 11:04 PM
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Mississauga, CA
          

This may be way too obvious, and if so please forgive me, but have you checked to see that you are on "Continuous High" rather than "Continuous Low"?

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ndtking Gold Member Nikonian since 16th Jun 2008Sun 26-May-13 12:20 AM
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CK -

I must admit there are times when I have forgotten the obvious - this is not one of them. Too bad - it would have been an easy fix.

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kstrongs Registered since 04th Oct 2011Sun 26-May-13 03:28 PM
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Sun 26-May-13 03:29 PM by kstrongs

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How fast a memory card are you using? I found the 95Mb/s cards work best.
There is a thread about memory cards and speeds/fps.
Here is the link.


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ndtking Gold Member Nikonian since 16th Jun 2008Sun 26-May-13 05:06 PM
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>How fast a memory card are you using? I found the 95Mb/s
>cards work best.
>There is a thread about memory cards and speeds/fps.
>Here is the link.
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>http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=329&topic_id=25668&mesg_id=25668&page=2

Thanks, I've read the thread, but it's my understanding that that only relates to how many shots you get before the frame rate slows. In my case, I can't get to the advertised frame rate at all.( My card is rated at about 30 mb/s) I'm perfectly happy with 5 to 6 frames at 5 fps, and that should be achievable until the buffer is full, but can only get about 3 fps at the best.

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#6. "RE: D7100 Frame rate"
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Texas, US
          

Gerry,

RE your question,

>Joseph, can you tell me where to find the multiple noise reduction settings?

I think Joseph was referring to the Shooting Menu (pg 224 of the D7100 Manual) - Long Exposure NR, High ISO NR.... settings that would add some amount of processing time.

I am a D7000 owner - don't have the D7100 (yet), so can't experiment.

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ndtking Gold Member Nikonian since 16th Jun 2008Sun 26-May-13 05:08 PM
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Thanks, David - those are both turned off.

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Mon 27-May-13 01:29 AM
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#9. "RE: D7100 Frame rate"
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Seattle, WA, US
          

David,

Thanks for the correction (custom vs shooting). My fingers got a little ahead of my brain...


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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Mon 27-May-13 05:22 AM
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#10. "RE: D7100 Frame rate"
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St Petersburg, RU
          

Is it re-focusing between frames? As an experiment, try setting AF-S or AF-C, depending on which mode you are using, to Release mode and see if there is a delay in acquiring lock on second and third frames.

Try setting it at factory defaults with the 2 button reset so see if there is a setting that has been overlooked. Use normal CH burst mode, not bracketing, to test.

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Kjdnikon Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Mar 2013Mon 27-May-13 02:11 PM
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Auto lens correction is off? If on it will slow down dramatically.

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ndtking Gold Member Nikonian since 16th Jun 2008Mon 27-May-13 05:59 PM
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#12. "RE: D7100 Frame rate"
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Kitchener, CA
          

Thanks for all of the suggestions, everyone - so far nothing has worked. Is anyone else able to get 5 or 6 fps shooting RAW at 14-bit? Either the frame rate is slow on my copy, or the frame rate written in the manual is highly optimistic.

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lloydbeard Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Sep 2007Mon 27-May-13 08:07 PM
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#13. "RE: D7100 Frame rate"
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birmingham, US
          

I just tested my d7100 and did a five stop bracket at one stop variation. Yes,I use raw. My time was about one second, best as could tell. My settings for the camera are basically at camera default for most everything.

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elec164 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009Mon 27-May-13 08:23 PM
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#14. "RE: D7100 Frame rate"
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Perhaps bracketing is the issue.

I only have a D7000 with 3-frame bracketing and while using bracketing with CH it will only take the amount of frames and stop. So at maximum you can only capture 5 frames with the D7100, providing you have the bracketing set for 5 frames. If you only have 3 frames set for bracketing then it will stop after 3.

Perhaps disable bracketing and try CH with 14-bit NEF and see how many frames you can achieve then. My D7000 achieves 6-frames/second even when set to 14-bit raw+fine/JPEG.

Just a thought.

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