When shooting in the 1.3 x crop mode, is that just the same as shooting in normal mode and cropping in post 1.3 or more depending on what you are trying to do. Or is it better to shoot in the 1.3x mode to begin with if you are trying to get closer? i.e. wildlife or something far away.
>When shooting in the 1.3 x crop mode, is that just the same >as shooting in normal mode and cropping in post...
Similar, but not exactly. When shooting in 1.3x crop mode, you are only using a portion of your sensor to record the image and your in-camera processing does the rest. It will write out a correspondingly smaller image file.
If you shoot full-sensor and then crop in post, processing is controlled by your processing program, which may (will) be different from in-camera processing. You will write out a larger, full-size image from the camera.
>Or is it better to >shoot in the 1.3x mode to begin with if you are trying to get >closer? i.e. wildlife or something far away.
Shooting and cropping in post gives you more control over the crop and processing. Cropping in camera may save you more work later and allow you to shoot longer bursts in continuous mode if that is required to get the right shot.
I would think cropping later in PP would be preferable to the 1.3x mode because you don't need perfect framing when the shot is made... The crop can be executed later with real precision, and full effect.
Sun 30-Jun-13 08:05 AM | edited Sun 30-Jun-13 08:07 AM by gfinlayson
1.3 crop mode does improve available buffer and frame rate compared to the full DX mode because of the smaller file sizes, so that may or may not be a relevant consideration for you. You still get a RAW file which can be post processed to your taste.