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Poll: WHAT FORMAT DO YOU USE MOST OFTEN? (20 member(s) have cast votes)

WHAT FORMAT DO YOU USE MOST OFTEN?

  1. RAW with NO Compression (9 votes [45.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.00%

  2. RAW Compressed (4 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. RAW + Fine JPG (2 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  4. RAW + Medium JPG (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. RAW + Small JPG (1 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  6. Fine JPG Large (4 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  7. Fine JPG Medium (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Fine JPG Small (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Normal JPG Large (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Normal JPG Medium (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Normal JPG Small (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Basic JPG Large (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Basic JPG Medium (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Basic JPG Small (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  15. TIFF Large (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. TIFF Medium (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  17. TIFF Small (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 mule_patterson

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 08:08 AM

Nikon needs to know what we want in new camera design. Let's tell 'em! We'll start with a format poll that tallies up your normal selection. Most folks use RAW and JPG settings for certain shooting situations.

Do you need others not listed above? I do! We need cameras that do more in less time.

Simply select the format you use and then let's discuss in this forum others you would like to see added. Maybe your preferences will find their way into your next Nikon!

Edited by DigitalDarrell, 06 March 2006 - 09:39 AM.

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 07:32 PM

I have compared my images when taken with both compressed and uncompressed NEF formats from my D2X, and have concluded that the uncompressed NEF images are more pleasing to my eye. The uncompressed NEF files just contain more information. NEF format in general is a no brainer for me because it gives me the maximum post process flexibility without undue file destruction. One never knows when an enlargement might make the day, and I feel that more information is always better than less in this instance. I take humble pride in my shooting ability and try to produce a keeper shot every time, but I sure make my fair share of mistakes. NEF format (sometimes used in combination with bracket shooting for difficult dynamic range scenes) provides some limited insurance that the print quality and aesthetics will be what I intended to express. Lee

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 04:30 PM

I will add my $.02 when I have time to evaluate the different settings...looks like a job for this weekend!

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 09:01 AM

I shoot RAW + Basic (Small) JPG. This is because of the nature of my work. I shoot the D2X and the RAW files for final output are a no brainer. There is no question you cannot get the same output from a JPG. The basic JPG is used for customer reviews. As a portraiture photographer, I review the images with the customers as we go, on a notebook. As such, the JPGs are perfect for general review of images. They load much faster and have some sharpening applied (I set that to low) so as to compensate for the anti-aliasing filter. They select the best shots/looks/poses and we perfect them in post with the RAW files. Personally, I feel a TIFF from a camera is a waste of time and space. JPGs are needed because it is a great balance of small size and quality. Not everybody needs such detailed control as we get with RAW. As for compressed RAW vs. uncompressed, I agree, I have seen some very minor artifacts come up with compressed. Frankly, with the cost of storage going down, I'd rather get an extra card and not deal with any possible loss of quality.
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