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suggested initial settings for 1DmkiiN

 
eightweight
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Dec 02, 2010 06:12 |  #1

I just bought a 1DmkiiN and wuld like to get a list of the suggested settings for the camera, there are more than I am used to .
I will be using a 85 mm 1.8 canon lens and have a 24 - 70 mm "L" on its way.
I will be shooting mostly people and outdoor shots and prefer AV setting.

I will only be using the Jpeg setting in "L" I beleive this is the largest file 8.2 mp ?

any help appreciated like what metering , what AF mode etc.

also are there any custom modes that I should be careful of ?

yes this camera is new to me as you can tell.


Thanks in advance
Bill


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Dec 02, 2010 06:18 |  #2

I'm afraid there is no "one size fits all" answer.
Use the settings which will most likely give you the results you are looking for.
Different conditions, locations and purposes are all going to require different settings - far too many variables.


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Dec 02, 2010 06:19 |  #3

Thanks Phil,
I was more concerned about the custom settings and getting the best quality pic out of the body. if there are no "negative" custom selections I should be good to go .
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Dec 02, 2010 06:25 |  #4

aahh...I see what you mean, but again, custom settings all come down to personal preference


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Dec 02, 2010 07:39 |  #5

I found one of the issues the Jpeg quality was set to 5 I increased to 10 and that helps.
looking for others??

I know it helps to read and I am sitting down going page thru page.

at JPEG quality of 10 in "L" setting files are only 5.3 meg avg?

Any way to increase it so they alweays shoot at 8.2?

Thanks


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Dec 02, 2010 08:13 |  #6

eightweight wrote in post #11381576 (external link)
at JPEG quality of 10 in "L" setting files are only 5.3 meg avg?

Any way to increase it so they alweays shoot at 8.2?

I think, to a certain extent, you are confusing megaBYTES with megaPIXELS.

If you have selected "L" for JPEG size, it should comprise the full 8.2 megapixels, the same as if you shot RAW.

I see nothing in my manuals (40D and 1D3) that state capture resolution - megapixels - changes with JPEG compression settings. However, increasing the compression will decrease the file size - megabytes - accordingly.

However, if you select "M" or "S" for the JPEG size, than the resulting image will not comprise the full 8.2 megapixel capture size, but something smaller. For instance, with the 1D3, a Large JPEG comprises 10.1 megapixels but a Small JPEG only 2.5 megapixels.

Your manual should have the details in the section "Setting the Image-recording Quality."


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Dec 02, 2010 11:53 |  #7

eightweight wrote in post #11381576 (external link)
I found one of the issues the Jpeg quality was set to 5 I increased to 10 and that helps.
looking for others??

I know it helps to read and I am sitting down going page thru page.

at JPEG quality of 10 in "L" setting files are only 5.3 meg avg?

Any way to increase it so they alweays shoot at 8.2?

Thanks

A jpeg, by definition, is a an algorithm to compress data into smaller files. If you want the full ~8mb files, shoot raw.




  
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Dec 02, 2010 12:46 as a reply to  @ Jigglypuff's post |  #8

Here is some good info pertaining to megapixel ratings and file size.

http://www.techsoup.or​g …ter/software/pa​ge6045.cfm (external link)

http://www.techsoup.or​g …ter/software/pa​ge6041.cfm (external link)


www.ohiovalleyphoto.ne​t (external link)

  
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Dec 02, 2010 12:55 |  #9

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Dec 02, 2010 22:51 |  #10

Thank You,Thank You,Thank You,Thank You,Thank You,Thank You,Thank You,

I switched to the raw settings and downloaded the newest version of the ACR for my Photoshop Elements 7.0 and it worked.
the pics are stunning in clarity and there all 8 meg

Thank you

Damn love this body the 1DMKiiN that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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