D600 with 300mm f2.8 and a 1.7ii tc
i recently purchased the D600 and use it in combination with a 300mm f2.8 and 1.7ii tc.
i primarily use this setup to shoot birds. being a newbie to the dslr world and post processing, i have downloaded a trial version of capture nx2.
during pp in capture nx2, after cropping (significant), i find that the image area remains to the cropped size and during expansion, it tends to lose clarity etc.
is there a setting i need to change in the body or in capture nx2. i understand yes, from shifting over from a dx format i wont enjoy the 1.5 crop factor, but the pixel count should compensate for the 1.5 crop. right?
any suggestions in this regard would be extremely useful.
#1. "RE: D600 with 300mm f2.8 and a 1.7ii tc" | In response to Reply # 0ericbowles Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Tue 30-Oct-12 09:41 AM
Are you shooting RAW?
With a crop, you are reducing the image size. If you reduce it moderately you will get something like a DX sized image of 10 megapixels. But you have the option to crop more aggressively and create smaller images.
If you are shooting a JPEG in the camera, you may have smaller image dimensions or quality settings.
If you are viewing the image in Capture NX2 at 100%, you are looking at actual pixel size. For a D600, that is much more magnified than most earlier cameras. To evaluate quality reasonably, try using 50%.
There are limits on how much you can crop and still have a usable image. And your edits can magnify noise or pixelation. I find some of the camera settings to be a bit coarse - like D-Lighting or high sharpening.
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