« on: July 30, 2014, 04:52:40 PM »
I would love a crop function on my 5DIII. Most of the time, I shoot in mRAW (10mp). I only switch to full RAW (22mp) when I lack the reach I need, and then crop in post. But I would much rather have the ability to crop in-camera, rather than waste all the storage space (both in-camera and after transfer).
I really cannot imagine shooting in anything other than full RAW. Maybe I'm different than some because I do print large on occasion but I'd rather carry cards than switch modes during a shoot. I now wait to be schooled by those who tell me I'm missing the point. I can take it.
The biggest I've printed is 80x120cm on canvas, and that was from 10 mp. I'm really happy with the results.
Coming from a 40D I've never felt the need for more megapixels so I've stuck to that resolution. 99.99% of my photo's get viewed on a monitor anyway and for that purpose I even process my raws to jpg's with 1920 pixels long edge which is fine.
I must note that I almost never crop, and if I do that on occasion it will be only minor edge crops to remove a disturbing feature on the edge. If the composition isn't right without cropping, the whole photo gets binned.