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NEF is raw data of the image what the sensor sees, no processing. JPEG is a compression of that data viewable on a variety of platforms.

The JPEG looks like it has richer colors as there is most likely a camera setting applied for more saturation/contrast ect. The RAW will look exactly the same if you apply the same settings to it. RAW has its benefits, JPEG has benefits too. People go round and round on which is better. Do some research and decide for yourself.
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how do you change the aperture in P mode? I'm spinning the dial on the front, but it's not changing the F/stop. Seems to work fine in A mode (Aperture mode?)

Lowered ISO to 200. Could try 100, but will try 200 for now.
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You can't, Program automatically selects the aperture and shutter.


Anyways, ordering a new tripod and stuff. Getting a Manfrotto geared head and Gitzo legs.
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post #22614 of 29551

I was not excited about having to fork out a fair bit for a tripod, but I learned my dad had a nice old metal one. Very nice fluid movements, no jumping. Also, Simca, generally the lower iso the better.

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post #22615 of 29551
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how do you change the aperture in P mode? I'm spinning the dial on the front, but it's not changing the F/stop. Seems to work fine in A mode (Aperture mode?)

Lowered ISO to 200. Could try 100, but will try 200 for now.
What Marin said, P automatically selects the aperture and shutter.

Change to A mode or manual (M) and go from there. Don't bother with P.

A mode you can set the aperture and it will automatically select the shutter speed.

You can set to manual and select the aperture and shutter speed how you like.
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I think if I want to take night shots, I'll need a tripod which sucks..but it seems the sensor needs slower shutter speeds to capture enough light for a good night photo.
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I think if I want to take night shots, I'll need a tripod which sucks..but it seems the sensor needs slower shutter speeds to capture enough light for a good night photo.
I beg to differ.

You simply need something which will support your camera still in a position for the time of your shutter. I have used ledges, my backpack, rocks, books, signs, chairs, garbage cans, etc to hold my camera while doing a long exposure. You don't need a tripod, it is just a convenience to have one. wink.gif
post #22618 of 29551
Get used tripods, way cheaper. I got my CF Gitzo legs used since I'm not paying full price for them and they last forever anyways.

Learned my lesson with Benro. Affordable and ready to break. Better to drop a ton of dough on good ones that'll never need replacement.
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but it seems the sensor needs slower shutter speeds to capture enough light for a good night photo.

Totally depends on what you want to do with night shots.
    
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Speaking of tripods, have you guys ever heard of this one?

 

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