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    fps question for the smart guys..

    When I have the camera (D300S) set on NEF 14-bit the camera will only shoot 2.5 fps....but when I go back to NEF 12-bit the camera will shoot at 7 fps...how much quality am I losing by shooting at 12-bit rather than 14-bit? What is the difference? Thanks


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    Re: fps question for the smart guys..

    Are 14-bit Raw Images Really Any Better Than 12-bit Raw? - Photo Tips @ Earthbound Light

    Here's a good site to read. Is there a difference? Yes. Is it noticeable enough for web viewing or standard size enlargements? You'll have to draw your own conclusions!
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    Re: fps question for the smart guys..

    Great answer....I guess each of us have to make their own decision on this...for me it was simple...I will shoot at 12-bit since shooting in 14-bit would hinder my fast shooting way too much.

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    Re: fps question for the smart guys..

    Quote Originally Posted by zx7dave View Post
    Great answer....I guess each of us have to make their own decision on this...for me it was simple...I will shoot at 12-bit since shooting in 14-bit would hinder my fast shooting way too much.
    Yeah, shooting in 14-bit is slower but it provides better tonal structure. If what you're shooting requires the faster output of 12-bit then you gotta shoot 12-bit.
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    Re: fps question for the smart guys..

    So Dave, this begs the question of; What subject matter do you shoot that requires 'fast shooting'?

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    Re: fps question for the smart guys..

    Yeah Dave, we all wanna know! LOL
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    Re: fps question for the smart guys..

    Well To be honest I use the faster than 2.5 fps shooting often. I used it at several recent birthday parties and dinners I was at to catch those good moments such as when the birthday person is blowing out candles..you know if you only take one shot is will come back that she only had one eye open or something..so I do the quick burst often so I can choose the best one. Same with shooting pictures of my cats doing something cute. There are hundreds of scenarios like this...
    I just had a surprise birthday cake for my office mate at work...I took 35 shots in the first few seconds with that priceless "surprised" look. Only about 3 really came out that showed good lighting, both eyes open, mounth open but still in a laughing smile, as well as the happy sparkle in her eye...would perhaps not of caught those "great shots" if I shot at 2.5 fps....make sense?

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    Re: fps question for the smart guys..

    I think we were just ribbing you! But yeah it does make sense.
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    It does make make sense Dave ... I really was thinking of race cars, humming bird freeze action, etc. I do the same thing for shooting kids on trampolines for instance, or for the guys at the skate board park killing themselves attempting the ultimate jump (what ever)! Unless I'm shooting portraiture, both of the cameras are set to shoot 'continuous', and in some cases I'll shoot the portrait using the burst capabilities to capture a brief smile, a twinkle of the eye, etc., sooooo, Dave I understand what you are doing, my only suggestion is that you invest in the battery grip. ... speeds things up and accommodates the quick battery drain.

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    Re: fps question for the smart guys..

    Hi Dave - I got a grip same day as I got the D300S...Just had to have it to be closer to the D1X full body feel I was used to..the extra battery life is just a bonus
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