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A vignette is a darkening in the corners of your image. It typically happens most with wide-angle lenses and it happens actually with less-quality lenses, I'll say. If you spend some money for some better glass, you'll have less chance of getting vignetting in your images. If you are shooting JPEG, your D800 can try to remove vignetting for you by brightening the corners. If you look in your Shooting menu, you'll see something called Vignette control, which defaults to N--that's for Normal. You can see I have got three different settings of Vignette control--Low, Normal, and High-- or I can turn it off altogether.
If you're finding that you've got bright corners, that's some Vignette control that's going a little aggressive; you are going to either want to turn it down or turn it off altogether. Now a lot of times you might want to be intentionally vignetting. That's another reason to turn it off. If you are getting vignettes you don't like, you can dial this up or down. Personally, because Photoshop has such a great vignette control, vignette removal control, I would simply turn this off. Take the cleanest image you can and take control of the edits yourself by performing them in your image editor, rather than simply having the camera do it for you.
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