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Re: Flash Compensation Data Display Issue
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2010, 06:07:28 PM »
Does that mean it will not get looked at? Or just not at this point in time in the development cycle for the next release?

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Re: Flash Compensation Data Display Issue
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2010, 10:27:02 PM »
Scott,

Does that mean it will not get looked at? Or just not at this point in time in the development cycle for the next release?

I'm not sure when we'll get to it.  Definitely not for 4.6.3 though.

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Re: Flash Compensation Data Display Issue
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2010, 11:54:36 AM »
Kirk,

I know. That will show the binary data that makes up the "MakersNotes". But, it doesn't decode it. Which is why I asked if you knew of a tool that did.

Scott, but exiftool DOES decode the makernotes, and quite thoroughly at that too! Have a look at the various options in its manual and I'm sure you'll be able to find the answers you need.

By the way, Nikon makernotes in themselves aren't that hard to decode at all (heck, before I found exiftool I had written a rudimentary script that was able to do so myself); like the rest of the meta date in the RAW file, they too follow the TIFF structure. After that it's just a matter of understanding what each field means. Only a very limited number of the fields are encoded in a complex way, most of these exiftool is able to decode too.

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Re: Flash Compensation Data Display Issue
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2010, 02:48:01 PM »
Here it is:

exiftool -v -nikon <filename.nef>

I was missing the "-v".

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Re: Flash Compensation Data Display Issue
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2010, 03:01:00 PM »
Better yet is this:

exiftool -g1 -S <filename.nef>

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Re: Flash Compensation Data Display Issue
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2010, 08:20:36 PM »
Kirk,

Now that I know how to look at the MakerNotes, which field do you guys read the flash compensation data from?

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Re: Flash Compensation Data Display Issue
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2010, 10:01:55 PM »
Scott,

Now that I know how to look at the MakerNotes, which field do you guys read the flash compensation data from?

That's Dennis' area of expertise.  Currently Dennis is preparing for our trip to the Winter Games to support sports shooters for the duration of the Olympics.

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