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#1 DigitalDarrell

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:34 PM

After reading John's excellent post earlier today, I copied an excerpt from my Mastering the Nikon D300 book. It concerns the various formats available in today's Nikon DSLRs and looks at their pros and cons.

Read more here: Which Image Format is Best for My Photography?

I hope this helps many new users who are trying to decide which Image Quality format is best for their own usage.
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#2 Mickaisy

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:40 PM

Very informative DD! thanks for posting. i was wondering if you could post the section as to where you were inspired by jon's post for added reference?
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#3 DigitalDarrell

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:16 PM

Very informative DD! thanks for posting. i was wondering if you could post the section as to where you were inspired by jon's post for added reference?


Here is a link to Jon's informative "Guest" post on this subject:

http://www.planetnik...l=&fromsearch=1
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"Better too many words than not enough understanding." - Darrell Young
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Bodies
: Nikon D810, D800, D750, D600, D2X, COOLPIX A, D100, F80, FM, EM, Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus OM-D E-M10
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Lenses
: AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition (for Df), AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR (x2), AF-S Nikkor DX 16-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR, AF Nikkor 80-400 f/4.5-5.6D ED VR, AF Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8, AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, AI Nikkor 35mm f/2, AI Nikkor 50mm 5/1.8, AI Nikkor 50mm 5/1.8 Series E, AI Nikkor 105mm f/2.5, AI Nikkor 200mm f/4, Non-AI Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4, Sigma 10-20mm EX f/3.5-5.6, M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, M.Zuiko PRO 12-40mm f/2.8 ED
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Accessories:
Nikon SB-910 Speedlight, Nikon SB-900 Speedlight, Nikon GP-1 GPS, Nikon ME-1 Microphone, Eye-Fi Wireless Cards, Atomos Ninja Blade External HDMI Video Recorder, Atomos Ninja-2 External HDMI Video Recorder, Atomos Samurai Blade External Video Recorder, Manfrotto Tripods, Markins M-10 Ballhead, Lots of camera bags, Metz 24 AF-1 Flash, Olympus FL-600R Flash, Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip
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#4 Mickaisy

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:49 PM

thanks DD! I wouldn't have thought it would have been posted in that section, but it makes sense there too:) I know you gave me great advice on saving as both a RAW and a JPEG since i don't have any post processors yet and don't even have room on my lap top for the software the camera came with:) I found out that shooting with both lets me only have 180 shots on my 4gig card. Since i just save on my external hard drive and copy to a cd, i might as well just do RAW which gives me more pictures to take on my card(in the 300's compared to under 200). Eventually i will get pp software, so i know i will go back to the picture i want to work with in the future. i think just doing RAW is better unless people seem to think othewise for my situation. thanks for all your help DD, book has been shipped!!!:)
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 09:39 AM

I know that I have learned a great deal from Darrell's "Mastering the Nikon D300". Really well written book that makes it easy for the novice to understand! Harry
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