D200 Guy seeks input from D800 Owners...

Started Nov 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Let's talk NEFs for a bit...

Some responses suggest that the M and S downsize modes affect only in-camera JPEGs, and not the NEFs. That would be important to me.

So does anyone know which of these descriptions is correct:

1. NEFs are always FX, the full 37mp, OR

2. Cropped NEFs are always the full resolution within the crop area, but smaller than FX NEFs, OR

3. Description 2 applies, AND M and S downsize modes make the NEFs smaller still.

BTW, have any of you esteemed D800 users seen significant differences in NEFs, based on bit depth? (I think 14b is the biggest, but I didn't look it up just now.) Or are the big NEFs just for obsessive landscapers and pixel peepers?

Thanks again for your experience and expertise,


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