Anyone seen/have any IQ diff comparison pix between NEF modes on D800?

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Anyone seen/have any IQ diff comparison pix between NEF modes on D800?
Mar 9, 2013

Hey guys,

I generally shoot "NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit" on my D800- but to save some space on my cards (According to Nikon, it's a diff. of 50 photos on an 8 GB SD - http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d800/features04.htm.) however- I've recently had a change of heart and changed it to "NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit".

I just wanted to ask/see if any of you guys had seen or have comparisons of IQ or just images in general at those NEF options for the D800...

Some people make it out to be a big deal if you shoot 12-bit instead of 14-bit for example, or compressed vs. non-compressed, or lossless vs. lossy, blah blah blah..

Is it all a hype for 'typical' photography?

How big of a diff do we actually see in real-world scenarios?

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Charlie.

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