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D300 buffer help

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Pianisimo, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Pianisimo

    Pianisimo Guest

    I have a D300 and a pretty decent CF card (4GB sandisk extreme IV). until recently I haven't even been interested in shooting at 6fps...now when I try it though, it says my buffer will fill up after 12 shots. is this normal? because it doesn't feel right... :Curved: this is jpg, but it doesn't change when I change the image size and quality settings. what am I doing wrong?
  2. What makes you think the buffer will "fill up" after 12 shots?
  3. Growltiger

    Growltiger Administrator Administrator

    See pages 402 and 403 of the manual.

    Here is some text from page 403:

    My guess is you have not set everything to optimise the buffer size.

    You misunderstand the r12. It tells you the buffer size is 12. As you shoot, the buffer gets filled, but it also gets emptied at the same time but slower.
    You have to try it to see how many you can take before it fills.
  4. Pianisimo

    Pianisimo Guest

    Thank you very much! I had tried it and pretty much as soon as it hit 12, it started shooting much much slower. I think one of my settings is off though, I'll change it and see if it makes it better.
  5. WillyPete


    Jan 22, 2009
    $1 says you're using 14 bit, active D is on.
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