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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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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2013, 10:04:58 PM »
I shoot raw, but there are times when you're going to burst shoot a lot - sports shooters mostly - and shooting m-jpeg allows for faster selecting and editing to make a deadline.  This is the exception - not the rule.
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Re: RAW or JPEG
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2013, 10:07:30 PM »
100% raw.

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« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2013, 10:44:54 PM »
100% RAW on my 5D3. But on my carry-in-the-purse-just-in-case camera, a FujiX10, jpgs. Yes, I know it will do RAW, but for some minor stuff, a good jpg is fine.

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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2013, 10:48:11 PM »
I have nothing against JPEG but I prefer to shoot in RAW. Shot a wedding in RAW and I'm glad I did, the shots in the church required a bit of work. I also like to deal with white balance in post rather than set a custom one in camera every time.

I might start using the EOS M in JPEG mode though just for convenience. Minor tweeks to JPEGs seem to hold up well in post.
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2013, 11:07:23 PM »
I shoot raw, but there are times when you're going to burst shoot a lot - sports shooters mostly - and shooting m-jpeg allows for faster selecting and editing to make a deadline.  This is the exception - not the rule.
Depending on the type of action, I'll occasionally switch down to mRAW on the 1D4. This enables way faster buffer clearance especially with a high performance CF card on the job (currently Lexar 32Gb 1000x CF). Plus if there is a lot of 10 fps shooting at events like track and field athletics or swimming, mRAW means you're not switching cards so often. Athletics and swimming venues frequently have wildly mixed lighting, and JPEG with AWB just doesn't always cut it.

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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2013, 11:28:27 PM »
100% Raw I need all the help I can get too cover my crap technique..
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2013, 12:05:02 AM »
In the Canons: RAW + JPEG. I use the jpegs for fast tethered shooting or the transfer is painfully slow. RAWS for all the obvious benefits.

In my Fuji I use JPEG for walkaround stuff. Beautiful files without the AA filter, unless I really pooched something myself with exposure, I can't improve much on the RAW's in post.
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Re: RAW or JPEG
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2013, 12:27:18 AM »
Lesson learned:  Always RAW, never JPG only.  Often JPG on SD while RAW on CF with my 5D3. 

Shortly after I switched from film to digital I shot for 2 days at Monument Valley on JPG because I did not have the PP skills.  Over those 2 days the lighting, skies, and cloud cover were fantastic and I did get some nice shots.  But now I regret not having RAW images to edit to make nice photos into great photos.  Hard lesson learned for me.  Never again will I shoot JPG only.  Besides, storage is cheap.

Even P&S (S100) I shoot RAW.
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2013, 03:52:22 PM »
RAW 100% of the time, and that's full RAW, not one of the not full RAW options now being offered.

Good point, and another flaw in the choices for the poll.

I shoot MRAW most of the time (5DIII), because 10MP is more than good enough for me, for most subjects. The files are smaller and load more quickly in post, too, although my PC is beefy enough that that's not really an issue.

I only go to full RAW if I'm shooting something like a wedding or portraits, where maximum resolution is desirable, or if I can't zoom in enough with the mounted lens, and I plan to do extensive cropping in post. Fortunately, it's quick and easy to change between RAW modes using the rear LCD and the Q button.

I hadn't considered that MRAW images will flush through the camera's buffer more quickly than full RAW, but it seems reasonable. I'll have to do some tests.
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2013, 04:04:14 PM »
RAW and Raw only.

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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #40 on: September 10, 2013, 03:45:36 AM »
I shoot raw, but there are times when you're going to burst shoot a lot - sports shooters mostly - and shooting m-jpeg allows for faster selecting and editing to make a deadline.  This is the exception - not the rule.
Depending on the type of action, I'll occasionally switch down to mRAW on the 1D4. This enables way faster buffer clearance especially with a high performance CF card on the job (currently Lexar 32Gb 1000x CF). Plus if there is a lot of 10 fps shooting at events like track and field athletics or swimming, mRAW means you're not switching cards so often. Athletics and swimming venues frequently have wildly mixed lighting, and JPEG with AWB just doesn't always cut it.

-PW

I took some youtube advice once and tried shooting JPEG to increase my buffer performance.
So the day I try doing that I get some decent pictures of a hawk (when most of my targets are usually pigeons), but the exposure was a little off, with no way to correct.
Half as many shots in RAW would have been better.
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #41 on: September 10, 2013, 03:52:54 AM »
I shoot RAW 100% of the time.

However, being a hobby shooter, I photograph my family and friends quite a bit who need "instant" results. I usually shift to RAW + sJPG when I know people will beat my door for the photographs without giving me time to post-process.
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2013, 04:20:59 AM »
100% Raw I need all the help I can get too cover my crap technique..

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Started out with jpegs as I was worried about disk space. Too many unsaveable shots. Bought a larger hard drive and lots of external hard drives....

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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2013, 04:33:35 AM »
RAW, 100%.
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Re: RAW or JPEG
« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2013, 05:59:28 AM »
100% RAW. I need more headroom because my equipment and me isn't perfect but constantly strive for the perfect photo.

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