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    My D800 - Don't love my images as JPEGs - What am I doing Wrong?

    My D800 - Don't love my images as JPEGs - What am I doing Wrong?
    My D800 compared to my D700 is amaing what detail it captures. But, when I try to convert an image to around a 300K JPEG so I can post the image on my photography website or Facebook they look to be like a 25k crappy JPEG. With my D300s and D700 I always make a 250k - 350k Image - say 1900 pixels wide and they look great. If I try to do this with my new D800 much of the detail is lost. I've tried to sharpen the image in Camera Raw as well as waiting and doing it as a small JPEG file, both ways the results are awful.

    Please... what am I doing Wrong?

    I shoot in RAW and yes I use Photoshop CS5

    I am NOT an expert by any means - on the road to retirement and I have always had a passion for photography and recently taken photography up as a full time hobby!

    Here is an example of what I'm talking about. Check out the BF Goodrich on the drivers door. This is dead nuts clear as can be in Photoshop.

    Thank you for your help on this issue... I'm sure it's just me.... ha ha




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    Re: My D800 - Don't love my images as JPEGs - What am I doing Wrong?

    Try sizing that above shot to around 2500 and 1660 or there abouts and in jpeg format...then use the Nikonites uploader and repost it...lets see what happens there...I bet you money your snap will look a hundred times sharper...

    One thing I notice is that you're uploading to photobucket and then linking the picture that way...photobucket sucks sir...

    Welcome to the forum BTW...jump right in and start posting some snaps as soon as you figure out the logistics of moving the files around...

    PS look for the insert image button in your reply window...this is the Nikonites uploader...
    Last edited by Eye-level; 05-14-2012 at 06:39 PM.

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    Re: My D800 - Don't love my images as JPEGs - What am I doing Wrong?

    When I look at your exif, the resolution is 120 for height and 72 for width… Maybe this is the problem?
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  4. #4
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    Re: My D800 - Don't love my images as JPEGs - What am I doing Wrong?

    Yeah, wow

    May I ask how did you see that? - I look at the Exif and I don't see that info. I see 120dpi and it doesn't difereniate between Height to Width. I'm new at my MAC computer and don't see that info under the image viewer and I use Photoshop Bridge and I don't see height verse width info there either...

  5. #5
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    Re: My D800 - Don't love my images as JPEGs - What am I doing Wrong?

    Jeff, thank you for the info... I am looking to add pictures to my Zenfolio Site that look fantastic. I do hate Photobucket but the forums that I frequent the members there all use it and I signed up for a year and it is really easy to add images to forum post using photo bucket. I did add one of my Zenfolio images to the forums once and it did turn out much better but I forget how I did that...

    When I sized the image to 2500 it turned out being 3.3meg... Not handy!!!

    My goal is to keep using Photoshop and create 300+ k images that look as clean as my D700.

  6. #6
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    Re: My D800 - Don't love my images as JPEGs - What am I doing Wrong?

    Marcel, I have a question for you... A good friend of mine bought a new D7000 and he has problems with it grabbing a focus point. Is this just a problem with these cameras I have read a few posts about the same issues and I never read anything about a solution...

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    Re: My D800 - Don't love my images as JPEGs - What am I doing Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by mictouch View Post
    Marcel, I have a question for you... A good friend of mine bought a new D7000 and he has problems with it grabbing a focus point. Is this just a problem with these cameras I have read a few posts about the same issues and I never read anything about a solution...

    Any time you have equipment issues and the camera is under warranty, I would return to the point of purchase or directly to Nikon (if they are local) and have them look at it. I am lucky they are 20 minutes away, typically take about 20 minutes to give the issue a once over and report back to you. Repairs can take a lot longer, weeks in fact!
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    Re: My D800 - Don't love my images as JPEGs - What am I doing Wrong?

    email me a full size jpeg of the image above... spotbythehill@gmail.com

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    Re: My D800 - Don't love my images as JPEGs - What am I doing Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by mictouch View Post
    Marcel, I have a question for you... A good friend of mine bought a new D7000 and he has problems with it grabbing a focus point. Is this just a problem with these cameras I have read a few posts about the same issues and I never read anything about a solution...
    I can't answer for your friend, but I did not have this problem with mine. How is he/she using it? What light conditions, with which lens? I've read that some people did have some problem but I didn't so I can't say.
    I'm beginning to see the LIGHT!
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    Re: My D800 - Don't love my images as JPEGs - What am I doing Wrong?

    One thing I forgot to mention though is that I had to refine my shooting technique. Seems the D7000 is way more sensitive to motion blur than the D90 or 300. Probably due to pixel density, I found that it was almost necessary to use a shutter speed twice as fast as the lens focal length ex: 85mm lens, shutter speed equal or faster than 1/160s. This got me better resolution in general.
    I'm beginning to see the LIGHT!
    Please visit my Gallery and my Flickr Gallery





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