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rws67 Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Jun 2013Fri 28-Jun-13 08:32 PM
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"D7100 1.3x crop mode question."


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When shooting in the 1.3 x crop mode, is that just the same as shooting in normal mode and cropping in post 1.3 or more depending on what you are trying to do. Or is it better to shoot in the 1.3x mode to begin with if you are trying to get closer? i.e. wildlife or something far away.


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MarkM10431 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Apr 2013Fri 28-Jun-13 09:17 PM
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#1. "RE: D7100 1.3x crop mode question."
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Fri 28-Jun-13 09:19 PM by MarkM10431

jacksonville, US
          

when you shoot in DX you are shooting basically the full frame. when you shoot in 1.3, what you see in the large rectangle/octagon is what you are capturing



as far as the close in effect,

here are the comparison shots i made when i was on my fam walkabout.
it's done in the camera, and the crop files are smaller than the DX mode

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RRowlett Silver Member Charter MemberFri 28-Jun-13 10:05 PM
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#2. "RE: D7100 1.3x crop mode question."
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Hamilton, US
          

>When shooting in the 1.3 x crop mode, is that just the same
>as shooting in normal mode and cropping in post...

Similar, but not exactly. When shooting in 1.3x crop mode, you are only using a portion of your sensor to record the image and your in-camera processing does the rest. It will write out a correspondingly smaller image file.

If you shoot full-sensor and then crop in post, processing is controlled by your processing program, which may (will) be different from in-camera processing. You will write out a larger, full-size image from the camera.

>Or is it better to
>shoot in the 1.3x mode to begin with if you are trying to get
>closer? i.e. wildlife or something far away.

Shooting and cropping in post gives you more control over the crop and processing. Cropping in camera may save you more work later and allow you to shoot longer bursts in continuous mode if that is required to get the right shot.

Choose according to your needs.

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Fri 28-Jun-13 11:22 PM
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I would think cropping later in PP would be preferable to the 1.3x mode because you don't need perfect framing when the shot is made... The crop can be executed later with real precision, and full effect.

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rws67 Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Jun 2013Sat 29-Jun-13 01:50 AM
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#4. "RE: D7100 1.3x crop mode question."
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Cedar Park, US
          

Thanks for the example of what it looks like. I figured it would be just as good or not better to just crop in post the larger file. But wasnt sure.

Rob

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gfinlayson Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Jan 2011Sun 30-Jun-13 10:05 AM
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#5. "RE: D7100 1.3x crop mode question."
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Sun 30-Jun-13 10:07 AM by gfinlayson

Maidenhead, GB
          

1.3 crop mode does improve available buffer and frame rate compared to the full DX mode because of the smaller file sizes, so that may or may not be a relevant consideration for you. You still get a RAW file which can be post processed to your taste.

  

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Bushido7100 Registered since 03rd Jun 2013Sun 30-Jun-13 08:44 PM
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Also, in 1.3 crop mode you will get 7 fps vs 6 fps in normal dx mode.

  

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