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D800 NEF compression & bit depth

ajdooley

Waterloo, US
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"RE: D800 NEF compression & bit depth"

ajdooley Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Sun 08-Sep-13 11:46 AM | edited Sun 08-Sep-13 11:48 AM by ajdooley

Denny - I shoot 14-bit, uncompressed NEFS. At 75mb, each image eats storage space for sure.

But -- I have everything the camera recorded -- everything. My theory is, why spend nearly $3k on a camera and then start by possibly crippling some element of its capability? I can't really quantify what I gain, but I am sure I am losing nothing.

I find I review images a little more critically and more readily discard ones that "don't make it." I didn't used to be quite so discerning, and just kept almost everything because I could. External storage space is cheaper and getting cheaper. Discarding images that don't make the grade is also part of the advice I received decades ago: "If you want people to think you're a good photographer, don't leave your mistakes laying around!"

Alan
Waterloo, IL, USA
www.proimagingmidamerica.com

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