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What do you shot, RAW or JPEG

more than 95% RAW
about 3/4 RAW
50/50
about 3/4 JPEG
more than 95% JPEG

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aj1575

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RAW or JPEG
« on: September 08, 2013, 03:13:29 PM »
I wonder what other are shooting. I shot almost only JPEGs, mostly I'm happy with the quality, even though I encountered problems with some scenes, where I got some nasty effects, especially in large areas with small color graduation (night sky...). I tried RAW for some of these shoots, but somehow it didn't help that much; probably it has to do with the fact, that my skills at RAW processing are rather limited.

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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 03:17:02 PM »
100% RAW.
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 03:17:55 PM »
Shooting JPEG and RAW at the same time.

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 03:19:21 PM »
You mean the camera shoots some other format than RAW?
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 03:21:36 PM »
If mine were any more raw they'd moo.

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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 03:33:28 PM »
I started out using only JPEG. I eventually switched over to RAW and never went back. Never even considered it. It really blew me away at first how much more you could do with a RAW file.  You should really try it, Camera Raw (plugin of photoshop) is really not that complicated. A good, high quality monitor makes things a lot easier.
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 03:39:40 PM »
I shoot raw plus jpeg. 99% of the jpegs go into the trash. It's taken me over a year to get decent at post. 27" iMac is in the near future.
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 03:39:40 PM »

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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 03:41:05 PM »
100% RAW + 100% JPEG
If only one option, 100% RAW
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2013, 03:42:10 PM »
one of CR 10 commandment:

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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2013, 03:47:37 PM »
I only switch to JPEG when I want long bursts of continuous shots, following some active subject, hoping for the perfect shot to pop out the string.  Shooting raw overwhelms the buffer too quickly.

Oh, I also use JPEG when checking the autofocus on a lens, so that I can zoom in something finer than the thumbnail JPEG in raw images on the back screen.

Other than that, it is raw all the way.

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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2013, 04:04:02 PM »
I started out using only JPEG. I eventually switched over to RAW and never went back. Never even considered it. It really blew me away at first how much more you could do with a RAW file.  You should really try it, Camera Raw (plugin of photoshop) is really not that complicated. A good, high quality monitor makes things a lot easier.

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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2013, 04:08:14 PM »
I only switch to JPEG when I want long bursts of continuous shots, following some active subject, hoping for the perfect shot to pop out the string.  Shooting raw overwhelms the buffer too quickly.

Oh, I also use JPEG when checking the autofocus on a lens, so that I can zoom in something finer than the thumbnail JPEG in raw images on the back screen.

Other than that, it is raw all the way.

Good points. I almost never shoot long enough bursts to need to switch to JPEG.

It still amazes me, though, that cameras can process the sensor data and write it to a JPEG file faster than it can simply write out the RAW file, even with current processor technology and card write speeds.
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2013, 04:36:31 PM »
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2013, 04:58:37 PM »
I shoot raw for serious / commercial stuff. Joeys for family fun.

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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2013, 05:01:15 PM »
Almost 100% RAW...easier to fix my mistakes ;D
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2013, 05:01:15 PM »