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Old 30-12-2006, 13:47   #1 (permalink)

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Please Can Somebody Tell Me The Difference Between These

Nef (raw) Comp Nef (raw) At The Moment I Am Still Using The Default
Setting, Which Is Jpeg Normal. Which Is The Best Setting To Use, As I Don't
Understand The Difference. I Keep Reading The Pages In The Manual,
Referring To Shooting Modes, But Still Not Sure Which To Use.

Sorry For My Ignorance On This Subject, Any Advice Please.
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Old 30-12-2006, 15:10   #2 (permalink)
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I use RAW (NEF) constantly. It gives me an opportunity to correct underexposed images. I can also correct the white balance if I get it wrong - which I do a lot

Course RAW files are a real pain when it comes to processing the images when there are a lot of them. But that's a pain I can live with.

My D50 only does JPG or the compressed NEF format.

Advantages of compressed NEFs over uncompressed are they are quicker to transfer from memory card to computer because they are smaller. You can also get more on the memory card.

Disadvantages of the compressed NEFs are that Nikon decided to encrypt the white balance. This has the effect of limiting software that can read the files - although things are better now. They say the compressed NEF format is lossy - albeit not in the same league of badness as JPG. I can't tell though. But then again I can't compare either.

Using JPG Normal is a bit like driving with the handbrake on. If you must use JPG at least use the JPG Large (or Fine - whatever it's called) - you can always size them down later.
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Although I don't use NEF I think OP has very succinctly given the differences
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VP explained it quite well here also :- http://www.pixalo.com/community/gene...html#post76366
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Also Woody from memory I believe you have the Nikon D200, so you can use uncompressed RAW setting. After much reading on the subject of what is lost with compressed RAW files with Nikons, it came down to the slightly better chance of recovering blown highlights with uncompressed RAW..... not a killer.
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Thanks To All For Your Advice On This Subject.
So If I Set The Shooting Mode On My D200 , To Uncompressed Raw,
This Will Be O.k

Do I Need To Use Nikons Software To Edit On This Setting, Or Will
Photoshop Be O.k. Sorry If This Sounds Stupid, But As This Is New To Me,
It's Alot To Take In. I Didn't Have All These Problems When I Used Film.

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If you ensure you have latest updates from Adobe website for Camera Raw you should be fine
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Nikon provide a plugin "Nikon NEF Plugin.8Bi" on the CD that comes with the camera however IMO it's rubbish.

It should be installed in
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\Plug-Ins\File Formats

Assuming PS is installed in the default location.

I use adobe camera RAW for Potatoshop CS2. I find it much more flexible that the Nikon plugin. Plus for some unknown reason Nikon don't transfer the EXIF info via their plugin.

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I've started using the NEF (RAW)+jpeg setting on my D70. I find it easier to have a quick look at the jpegs as you can get an instant large image on the monitor by double clicking on it to decide which images I want to open. Yes, I know you can open the RAWs up in a batch, but for the moment using the two formats is good for me, and it is quicker, too.
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