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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:17 PM

And given the file sizes there will be time advantages in making selections based on the jpg.

Just how big these files will get during processing will be fun - my D300 raw files regularly balloon to 200Mb inside CS5.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:31 PM

Definitely. The only caveat is when one wants maximum fps and buffer. There is a hit in speed when storing RAW+jpg, esp when separating them to different cards.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

For those who have not seen it (I saw it shared by Thom Hogan) - this is worth a peek.

While the advice in it is good, there is an implication (from Nikon) in the fact it has been published that some people who purchase the D800 may not be up to shooting it! :D

http://www.nikonusa....calGuide_En.pdf

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:51 PM

Does anyone know if you can use the D800 video for professional use?

I remember there was a kerfuffle a little while back with the D7000 purchase agreement stipulating the video shot with the camera could only be intended for personal use.

Just wondering if the D800 carries the same stipulation for video as the D7000.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:45 PM

I remember there was a kerfuffle a little while back with the D7000 purchase agreement stipulating the video shot with the camera could only be intended for personal use.

No such agreement came with my D7000 when I bought it.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:24 PM

No such agreement came with my D7000 when I bought it.


It's in the manual for the AVC license. But then again, I think every MPEG licensed camera has that.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:37 PM

It's in the manual for the AVC license.

The what now?

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:22 PM

In every manual for video capable DSLR, there is a MPEG-LA AVC notice.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:55 PM

In every manual for video capable DSLR, there is a MPEG-LA AVC notice.

Sorry. I was making a joke about reading manuals.

The D300s shoots Motion-JPEG and so doesn't have a notice - I just downloaded and checked.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:04 PM

Add a :D ... easier on the internet to understand sarcasm! :)

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:34 PM

Add a :D ... easier on the internet to understand sarcasm! :)

Are you being sarcastic now? ;)

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

Some D700 vs D800, high ISO comparisons. If these are valid, the D800 is pretty impressive. The posts are JPEGS, but it looks like the D800 is going to easily allow 800-1600 ISO shooting which is what I need to cover most shooting situations.

http://nikonrumors.c...spx/#more-34060

Edited by loftus, 22 February 2012 - 10:37 AM.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

Jeff (are we allowed to call you by such an informal title after your big win), I know you are just sharing the link, but how come the D700 records the subjects larger than the D800? Assuming the same lens was used (you'd hope so in a test) then the higher megapixel camera would show the subjects larger if zoomed in to 100%.
So according to these tests the D800 producing cleaner files than the D700, but lower resolution! If there is any truth in them they are probably labelled back to front. Or, most likely, total BS designed to generate hits for Nikon Rumours (which they just did from me)!
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:32 AM

Jeff (are we allowed to call you by such an informal title after your big win), I know you are just sharing the link, but how come the D700 records the subjects larger than the D800? Assuming the same lens was used (you'd hope so in a test) then the higher megapixel camera would show the subjects larger if zoomed in to 100%.
So according to these tests the D800 producing cleaner files than the D700, but lower resolution! If there is any truth in them they are probably labelled back to front. Or, most likely, total BS designed to generate hits for Nikon Rumours (which they just did from me)!
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:27 PM

indeed, but none of the "crop modes" really matter cause that's all they are, digital crops. something we can all easily do in post.

i.e. for those that would ponder 15mp with the tokina 10-17mm, why not just leave it in FX mode and crop as needed. its the same thing the camera's doing except you get all the extra data.

A DX lens' image circle is still larger than a DX sensor and DX zooms often will have a partial range that will fully cover an FX sensor. granted it could be crap in the corners but i have seen it work. my tokina 11-16mm was quite decent at 16mm on my D700, before I got a full frame superwide.


The other question is how the metering would be affected going full frame with tokina 10-17mm in the range between 10-14mm.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:25 AM

If I were in your neck of the woods it would be 'Lord Jeff' for sure. :swimmingfish:
Yeah, I agree, lots wrong with the tests; that's why I was not sure if they were valid.
Guess I'll wait to test my own.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:18 AM

Ahem, in this country, titles are awarded on merit not on a cash basis.

Like the queen. Any titles awarded to paupers lately? :swimmingfish: Hmmm...Mother Theresa - oh she was a made a Saint, and that was the Catholic Church that gave that one.

An interesting take on the pixel pitch of the D800 and how it compares to cameras with pretty respectable high ISO like the D7000 and 7D

http://nikonrumors.c...spx/#more-34714

Edited by loftus, 03 March 2012 - 04:58 AM.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:58 PM

More High ISO comparisons. If these are legit, I'm impressed
http://nikonrumors.c...spx/#more-35120
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

If this is a true comparison between a D800 and a D700, why are the crop percentages different on the D700 vs the D800? Since they are both FX chip cameras, wouldn't a valid comparison of the two be at the same crop percentages?

Edited by divegypsy, 10 March 2012 - 07:31 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:30 PM

This interview is one of the most compelling reasons I have yet seen for buying a D800 and answers in non-technical term hew the D800 compares to the D700 at higher ISO's.

http://www.whatdigit...randenburg.html

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