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What level do you shoot at?

ronaldbegg

Ocean Grove, AU
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ronaldbegg Registered since 26th Dec 2010
Mon 10-Jan-11 07:42 PM

Hi, what mpx level do you set the D7000 to when firing off?

The full 16 mpx or back off to 'Medium' setting level.

What's the relative merits of selecting the various settings. I have a large HD on my Mac, so storage is not a problem.

The issue of emailing directly from Aperture may cause a problem with file size, even though this is adjustable in settings/preferences.

Advice appreciated.

Ron

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km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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#1. "RE: What level do you shoot at?" | In response to Reply # 0

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Mon 10-Jan-11 06:47 PM

Probably the majority of all members of Nikonians shoot in RAW, D7000 or anything else, so, 16mpx, and BIG NEF files.

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JohnE Nikon

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JohnE Nikon Registered since 15th Jun 2010
Mon 10-Jan-11 07:59 PM

16 MPX w 14 bit color.
In general any thing less does not use full capability of camera.
If shooting a lot of bursts and running up against the buffer I may switch to jpeg fine.
I found if I use lossy RAW compression I get 11 as opposed to 10 images in a burst so I will experiment with this for wildlife.

Storage is now very cheap so I'm not sure why you would shoot less than 16MP.

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billD80

US
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#3. "RE: What level do you shoot at?" | In response to Reply # 0

billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007
Mon 10-Jan-11 08:34 PM

>Hi, what mpx level do you set the D7000 to when firing off?
>
>The full 16 mpx or back off to 'Medium' setting level.

If I was only shooting for web posting I'd have bought a D40 on Ebay, and still been way ahead of the game.

But for image quality, that I've never been able to access before, apart from the D3X, I use the Best/largest quality JPEGs or the RAW settings on the D7000.

Why would someone purchase Maserati for stop and go commuter traffic?

For me, the D7000 isn't male jewelry. It's a tool.

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jadiniz

Estoril, PT
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jadiniz Registered since 25th Dec 2010
Mon 10-Jan-11 09:00 PM

Yup, shooting for all I paid for. Deleting 90%, but expecting to capture a masterpiece anytime now. I would be disappointed if it came out in a small jpeg...

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ronaldbegg

Ocean Grove, AU
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ronaldbegg Registered since 26th Dec 2010
Mon 10-Jan-11 09:46 PM

>Yup, shooting for all I paid for. Deleting 90%, but expecting
>to capture a masterpiece anytime now. I would be disappointed
>if it came out in a small jpeg...

That's what I wanted to hear, thanks.

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JohnE Nikon

New HArtford, US
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JohnE Nikon Registered since 15th Jun 2010
Mon 10-Jan-11 10:38 PM

>
>For me, the D7000 isn't male jewelry. It's a tool.

What..?
I justed started getting used to my big black necklace.
LOL

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jmiguez

Lafayette, US
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#7. "RE: What level do you shoot at?" | In response to Reply # 6

jmiguez Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Oct 2010
Tue 11-Jan-11 11:33 AM

>>
>>For me, the D7000 isn't male jewelry. It's a tool.
>
>What..?
>I justed started getting used to my big black necklace.
>LOL
>

I agree If I can't BE a photographer, at lease I can look like one. in cheek>

John

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