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Change in Shooting Pattern with D800

Arkayem

Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
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"RE: Change in Shooting Pattern with D800"

Arkayem Moderator Awarded for his high level skills in flash photography Charter Member
Sun 08-Apr-12 03:51 PM | edited Sun 08-Apr-12 03:52 PM by Arkayem

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>In the past I have shot almost exclusively in NEF (RAW) format
>with my Nikons. However, due to the large file size from the
>D800, I find that for general, everyday shooting I am now
>using JPEG fine, with Optimal quality JPEG compression.

I have been doing exactly the same thing for all my non-critical and personal shots. I still shoot wedding ceremonies and formals in raw, though.

>... I have not found the mild highlight clipping to have
>a bad effect on the JPEG images.

I have found exactly the same thing. I found that turning on Active D-Lighting in the 'High' or 'Extra High' setting helps a lot.

>The D800 has made photography more fun for me. I can't explain
>exactly why, except for the feeling I have of using a
>medium-format level 35mm camera. The images are marvelous!

I totally agree. I used to shoot with a medium format Mimiyaflex about a hundred years ago, and it captured extraordinary detail. The D800 has brought back that incredible level of detail for me.

Russ
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