Just trying to get used to this camera and Im sure I have something set incorrectly. When I shoot in CH after 10 shots it slows down and starts shooting single shots. I have settings at jpeg fine, large and max continuous release set at 100. I have 748 pics left on the card and it is a extreme 4 45mb/sec.When i hold the shutter release to a/f it shows r06 as avaialable shots before buffer emptys...which in fact it's doing after 10 or so shots. Please help!
You're running out of buffer. You probably have some of the various settings that consume buffer space, like Active D-lighting, long exp NR, and there are several others. r06 means that there are only six frames available in the buffer, so something is getting some of the data out of the buffer while you're shooting.
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Brian stated the reasons well, here are some solutions that work for me.
The MB-D10; 8 AA Ni-MH batteries must be fairly new and fully charged.
You might achieve 8 fps for 100 frames in 12.5 seconds if the D700 is set to manual exposure, manual focus, shutter speed of 1/250s or faster and with VR and D-Lighting turned off with an image format of large JPEG fine, or smaller.
Further, any delay in the autofocus for any reason will cause a further drop in frame rate.
Other factors that reduce buffer size are: JPEG compression set to optimal quality, ISO of HO.3 or higher and Image authentication turned on.
Most times this is not practical, at least for me shooting at 8 fps in an attempt to capture that magic moment of a base runner, baseman, and ball all composed in the frame at that instant on first at night with just stadium lighting.
So I set up my Action Bank, the only bank that I use 8 fps, shutter priority, no NR, no D-Lighting, or anything else that reduces r50 on the r indicator. That means that most of the internal memory is used as a buffer, increasing the I/O speed duration.
I spent last night and into the morning tweaking on this. I was able to get the register up to r21 which yields me aprox 30 un-interrupted shots.I believe I have everything turned off or adjuted properly, However I still feel as I am missing something. I really dont ever think ill need to shoot 30 plus in a row, but I just want to make sure everything is 100%. What am I missing?
Thu 07-Jan-10 10:10 AM | edited Thu 07-Jan-10 10:19 AM by TiggerGTO
Edited: OOPS... I had suggested using a faster card, but I hadn't read your first post carefully enough. You are using an Extreme IV card. Based on Rob Galbraith's performance table for the D700, the Ducati cards are marginally better. If this burst rate is really important to you, you could try one of those, but I doubt it would be worth it.