Trouble capturin NEF + basic - in writes two jpegs on the card! no nef...
I suddenly started to have this problem with my d80: when shooting in NEF+ basic - instead of getting one nef and one jpeg on the memory card, I get 2 jpegs, and no nef. I tried changing the card, it's the same.
I switch the mode on NEF + medium : I now get two NEFS and no jpeg! The same for the NEF + Large mode.
The thing is that when shooting thethered to PC, everything is ok, I get a NEF and a jpeg.
Any solution? Can I "reset" the camera, or maybe it's the firmware cracking up?
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Re: trouble capturin NEF + basic - in writes two jpegs on...
Shooting tethered to a PC for instant viewing/downloading? I'll have to try that, it's not the card, probably just a glitch from being tied to the PC - and yes you can reset and start from scratch again from the menu settings. try that first before the firmware which is a last resort.
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You can use the Nikon View program that should have been included with the camera. or you download the current versions of Nikon ViewNX or Nikon Capture available free at Nikon Imaging Products Software
Open the "Shooting Menu" by pressing the Menu button. Press the right Multi-selector and then scroll up or down to "Image Quality". Press the right Multi-selector and you will see the various choices for JPEG and NEF combinations and quality, make your selection by scrolling up or down and pressing "OK".
As for converting you NEF photos to JPEG; you can easily do that in one of several ways on your computer. If you are using Lightroom or Photoshop, all you have to do is open your pictures, select "Save As" and use the pull-down menu to select JPEG and save. If you do not have that program, there are several conversion programs available on the Web; manu for free. I use a program called BatchConverter on my Mac. There are similar programs of PCs.
On my D-90, the camera is set by default to store two images of each picture I shoot...raw(NEF) and JPEG Fine.
The raw image contains far more data than the JPEG image and is therefore the best to use when you want to do extensive detailed editing.
The JPEG image is used when you only want to do minor editing before publishing or sharing the picture.
JPEG images deteriorate quickly when subjected to editing while RAW or NEF images can handle many more editing steps before losing quality.
If you're shooting snapshots, you probably don't really care about extensive editing and you can save a lot of space on your memory card by changing your menu settings to store only one image of each shot.
To do that, go to the wrench icon in the menu then scroll to image quality. Click on "image Quality" and you will find multiple lines to set the camera to your preference. Choose the one you want.
With the appropriate codec, Windows can open NEF files for viewing: http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13869
Recent versions of Adobe Camera RAW can open NEF files and allow you to work with them in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (this is not free software): http://www.adobe.com
The free Nikon ViewNX2 can open NEF files and convert them to JPEG. Nikon CaptureNX2 allows you to work with the NEF files directly, though this is also not free software: http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61
Not sure I see a question as printed but I will assume you'd like some info on NEF versus JPG files. Simply put, if you're shooting simple pictures and just want to download, email, etc. then JPG will be fine. NEF produces an electronic equivalent negative meant to simulate a film negative. This gives you latitude to touch up the negative before printing and provides the most adjustment range and options. Many programs cannot use the NEF format so it will mean deciding how you want to save the pictures. Of course, they take up more file space as NEF - 10-12 MB instead of 6MB or so for big JPG files. I shoot all my pictures in NEF then convert them to JPG for normal use and printing. I burn the NEF to a CD or DVD for archive and future needs. All that takes up more space of course.
you have change the image quality to "NEF-(RAW) + JPEG basic" on your camera so it will not be recognized by some programs so change this go to menu on your camera then shooting menu and go down to image quality and change it to something like "JPEG normal" but your other images will be bad quality if you try and blow them up because they are designed for E-Mail and other things
A file in NEF format (Nikon Electronic format) is data flow from the photosensitive matrix of your camera written without any processing.
NEF contains more information than JPEG or TIFF and
is often called digital negative. That's why professional photographers
usually prefer NEF to other formats. Besides, many owners of photo cameras store their photo collections in NEF format. This ensures maximal quality of stored photos and lowest possible losses.
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