Could others that have a D200 check their buffer capacity at a few different settings? Press the shuter button half way and look at the number that is where the "shots remaining" should be.
Check RAW with no compression turned on. (Mine shows 21 manual says 22)
Check JPG Fine Large with no compression on. (Mine shows 25, manual says 37)
I have a 4GB Extreme III Sandisk CF card so I know it has nothing to do with card speed.
These figures are on page 196 of the D200 manual.
Also, does your number of shots change if you turn on RAW compression? Mine doesn't but I would think it should. It does on my D100.
Thanks for you help,
#1. "RE: D200 Buffer Question" | In response to Reply # 0rutherfordphoto Registered since 26th Aug 2002Fri 13-Jan-06 01:14 AM
Make sure long exposure NR is turned off, it can affect the buffer settings.
Indication of RAW photographs does not change when switching between compressed, and uncompressed. This is mentioned in the manual.
#2. "RE: D200 Buffer Question" | In response to Reply # 0briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Fri 13-Jan-06 09:16 AM
The documentation that came with my D200 states somewhere (I can't find it again now!) that the buffer count never shows more than 25 in any circumstances, even though the actual capacity may be higher.
#3. "RE: D200 Buffer Question" | In response to Reply # 2
#4. "RE: D200 Buffer Question" | In response to Reply # 0
>These figures are on page 196 of the D200 manual.
My page 198 says the number are approximate and that file sizes vary with the scene recorded and make of card.
This is not a guarantee of the number of shots.
My buffer is the 22 quoted for RAW using a 2GB Lexar WA 80x.
Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.