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M_Jackson

Jackson, US
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M_Jackson Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Tue 14-Jan-14 11:00 PM

Today, I was set up waiting for some Cedar Waxwings to show up to feed on Mountain Ash berries. During a lag time, I did a test I had always wanted to try.

I set the camera to Small JPG which would have automatically taken it out of 14 bit mode, then held the shutter down for three or four seconds.

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I have my Lightroom Import preset set to change the file names to a sequence of Year-Month-Day-Hour-Minute-Second-SubSecond.

This image's file name has the sub-second highlighted in yellow showing it captured 10 frames in the one second as I have it set up in the menus. (10 FPS so it still focuses between shots)

When I shoot normally, I have my D4 set to 14 bit RAW. I don't recall ever seeing sub-second numbers over maybe 7 and not that many 5 and higher. I thought I read the D4 could still shoot a 10 FPS while in 14 bit RAW? Is there a chart or page in the manual explaining the loss of FPS while in these settings? On my old D300 bodies, there was a severe penalty for shooting in 14 bit...like going from 7 FPS to 2 or 3 FPS.

You can see in the file info in the screen capture, I was shooting at high shutter speeds. In the D300, I recall needing to be at least shooting a 1/250th of a second to get the maximum FPS, too.

FWIW, the berry shot above was taken with CF, single point.

Just asking?

Mike Jackson

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M. Jackson
Jackson Hole, WY

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