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My beef with the D800 - Speed!

MotoMannequin

Livermore, CA, US
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MotoMannequin Awarded for his extraordinary skills in landscape and wildlife photography Registered since 11th Jan 2006
Fri 10-Feb-12 03:31 PM

>Larry,
>Don't think the 6 fps is in your menus. But I could be wrong.

>From p78 of the Nikon D7K users manual, it says "at
>the frame rate selected for Custom Setting d6 in continuous
>low speed mode. Frame rates may slow when the battery is
>low.or vibration reduction or auto ISO sensitivity ISO
>sensitivity control is on."
>
>Good luck with your decision and good shooting.
>Best regards,
>Tom

Well, that's interesting. I can say that I wouldn't be shooting with a low battery, and auto-ISO would always be off, but VR would absolutely be on.

*update*

Going back through my archives, I can confirm Ch mode, auto-ISO off, VR on. I see one instance when I got 5fps, but generally I was getting 3-4. I think I'm back to my original conclusion that for my purposes anyway, the D7K doesn't really do 6fps. Nikon's "up to 6fps" spec is a bit vague and doesn't apply to my shooting style.

I also notice I'm shooting 14-bit raw. The manual doesn't say anything regarding bit depth and shooting speed, but maybe this is an issue that was overlooked in the text? I'll run some more tests this weekend.

Larry - a Bay Area Nikonian
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