I have read the posts to date regarding the memory buffer on my new d700. The way I understand, the buffer shown on the data screen should change as the mode of the shot (jpeg, raw, ect.) and the size of the frame (L,M,S) changes. My camera shows r13 no matter how I change the Qual settings. Am I missing something here? Shouldn't increase or decrease when I change these settings?
Thanks. This is a great site once I learn how to get around in it. Yes, when I push the shutter release half way, I always get r13. It doesn't matter how the quality modes are set. From reading the posts, it would seem that it would change.
The number should change based on the IQ settings, though L, M, and S JPEG will not effect the number of shots remaining. See page 423 - 424 In the D700 Users Manual. If you are using Raw + JPEG the buffer capacity might not change when you change the compression ratio of the jpeg (Fine, Normal, or Basic). Moreso if you have Active D Lighting and High ISO NR On. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
I changed all the settings you mentioned, one by one, and the only change I got on the buffer setting (r13) was when I changed the Active D lighting. It then moved to r22. All others remained at r13 no matter which setting I used. I just want to be sure that there is nothing wrong with the camera. Does this sound right to you?
I really appreciate your help with this. I'm a fairly accomplished film shooter and this is my first foray into digital. I have alot to learn.
If you have: Active D Lighting - Off, High ISO NR -Off, Manual ISO set to 800 or lower, and Image Authentification - Off with Jpeg compression set to Basic you should see the number of exposures remaining be very close to if not exactly the number indicated under Buffer Capacity. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!