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Paul4707

Arlington, US
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Paul4707 Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Feb 2006
Fri 04-Jan-13 05:54 PM

I am not sure if this belongs in the D800 forum or in the digital processing forum, so I will let the moderator decide.

I just received my D800 and shot a few test images, but am experiencing a number of problems; I am running Windows 7 on Dell XPS with 8gb of RAM, a quad core processor and an i7:

First, the NEF images (i.e. thumbnails) are not displayed in my PC's image folder; all that appears is the NEF icon. (All my D700 images show up in their folders as thumbnails).

Second, when I open an image in Capture NX2 (version 2.3.5), the program opens my image to an automatic 66.7%. (My D700 images open at 25%).

Third, and most disconcerting is the fact that my D800 images (shot on a tripod, with mirror-lock up using a Nikon 70-200mm zoom) do not exhibit anywhere near the resolution of my D700 images. In fact, when I enlarge the images so that are equal in size on the screen, the D800 images are noticeably inferior in resolution and there is much greater pixiliation. (It looks like a 6mp image zoomed to about 100% in Capture NX2)

I am shooting uncompressed RAW; the image size displayed on the D800 is 7360 x 4912.

Clearly, I must be doing something wrong; shouldn't the D800 images have better (perhaps significantly better) resolution than my D700 RAW images? If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate it.

Thanks

Paul Lebras

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