Ken Rockwell claims that he doesn't need to shoot RAW and he said if you know what you are doing JPEG is fine. He also said the smallest size JPEG is good enough.
well I think I know what I'm doing but I need RAW. Anyway, my real question is
1. what size of RAW and JPEG do you normally use?
2. do you use camera NR at all? or do you use LR?
3. what settings would you advise against and for?
The main setting I would advise against is looking up Ken Rockwell's site.
I can only vouch for my cameras, and the one's I have owned in the past, but I've always found a little luminance NR and a tiny bit of sharpening at the ACR stage make my images much more pleasing to me.
I have a 7D and 600D currently, and I'm delighted with the results from these cameras, with a little bit of raw work.
So, on the first count, I don't agree with KR.
On the second count... I kind of agree up to a point. We don't really need more than 6MP for everyday shooting or online use. But I, like everybody else, shoots at full MP. It depends on the end destination.
And KR can't possibly know what that is for anybody else other than himself.
With cameras becoming so fast now, and decent high capacity fast memory so cheap, I struggle to think of reasons not to shoot at least RAW+jpeg.
I generally shoot RAW only.
I have the incamera NR set up for long exposure only (+1s)
I don't bother with highlight priority modes etc.