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I've run out of reasons for not shooting RAW

New article posted: I've run out of reasons for not shooting RAW
55 - 250 zoom lens Macro Filters Photoshop CS6 Lightroom 4...
Posted: 11/09/2012, 01:01:15 AM
Great blog entry! It's so true. Thank you!
Canon 550D, Tamron AF 18-270mm, Canon 50mm, Wacom Intuos4 M, Adobe CS6
Posted: 11/09/2012, 03:11:57 AM
thanks for having a look:)
55 - 250 zoom lens Macro Filters Photoshop CS6 Lightroom 4...
Posted: 11/09/2012, 04:00:23 AM
once you start with RAW you wonder why you didn't before - agree to all your points!
quality - also used for tests the Sigma DP1 and DP3 Merrill, before d...
Posted: 11/09/2012, 05:19:10 AM
You still can continue to shoot JPEG ... most of the DSLR can shoot JPEG+RAW. I used to keep an option of extra editing with the RAW format specially under a bad weather condition.
Inspirations and opportunities ...
Posted: 11/09/2012, 05:22:45 AM
In the past year i edited only RAW images for stock :)
EX DG • Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED •...
Posted: 11/09/2012, 05:23:38 AM
Only RAW, Just seems bonkers now to even consider shooting in JPEG.
28-300, Canon L 24-70, 50mm prime f/1.4, 2 x Canon 580EX II Flash uni...
Posted: 11/09/2012, 05:38:34 AM
That`s a great blog! Shooting in RAW is really something indeed!
Posted: 11/09/2012, 05:59:41 AM
Yes, as everyone has said in these comments, RAW is definately very forgiving for manipulation.
170-500 Sigma zoom. Horseman 45HD field camera, various lenses, 6x9 a...
Posted: 11/09/2012, 06:41:58 AM
For nearly ten years now I am shooting in RAW. Allthough it costs some extra time I never regret it
D; Olympus E-510 ...
Posted: 11/09/2012, 08:57:42 AM
I always shoot in RAW. I think any time difference is made up in the speed of making post processing adjustments to tweak the photo. I just can't imagine doing anything else at this point.
EF 50 prime f1.8 Sigma EX 17-35 Sigma EX 10 prime ...
Posted: 11/09/2012, 15:37:00 PM
Yes, I agree - Raw is the only way.
Nikon, Mac, Photoshop
Posted: 11/09/2012, 15:44:00 PM
You're totally right, You convince me.
and equipment: - Nikkor 70-300 mm - Nikkor 18-105 mm...
Posted: 11/09/2012, 17:19:28 PM
I'm a Lightroom guy, so shooting RAW is a must for lots of reasons! Being able to change white balance and recovery highlights are helpful, and I find that Lightroom processing gets better over time so that I can now submit higher ISO photos from my old RAWs. Would have been locked in a JPGs. I do find that RAW take longer in camera, but with updated cards and my new OM-D it is finally at a point where I don't notice any delay...
ZD 50mm Macro f/2...
Posted: 11/09/2012, 23:35:37 PM
There is no choise, in fact: RAW is mandatory. Shooting JPEG one (i) corrupts the image by strong compression (quality 8 by photoshop scale for my camera, e.g.) and (ii) losses 5 or even 6 bits for brightness depth (8 bits instead of 13 or 14) which may lead, e.g., to posterization when correcting the image contrast. Practically, 70% to 90% of information collected by sensor is lost forever and can't be recovered, anymore. As a matter of fact, shooting JPEG one allows the camera processor to perform postprocessing by unknown algorithm (which is not under ones control) and then save result with very low quality. Why???!!!
7d + lenses: Canon EF-S 15-85mm/3.5-5.6 IS USM & EF 100mm/2.8 USM Mac...
Posted: 11/10/2012, 01:01:26 AM
Ive been shooting JPEG+RAW for the last year, but I'm too afraid to edit the raw inages, because I use GIMP and it wasnt able to open the raw file and had to use another program. Maybe this is leading me even more to start editing raw files.
Nikon D3100, Inkscape, Imagination, Hands
Posted: 11/11/2012, 03:35:26 AM
Small Jpeg+RAW for many years. RAW for editing is the only way to go.
Photoshop CS6. ...
Posted: 11/11/2012, 16:45:41 PM
I can't live without RAW! :)
SB-700, Soft Boxes, Reflectors....
Posted: 11/12/2012, 02:47:40 AM
With my camera I dont have a problem of shooting speed operation, but for many years I was a little insecure of using all the time Raw, but now I cant imagine take a image without Raw! It really gives you more control of the image!
equipment- Visatec Solo Three Monolight Kit, Speedlight-Nikon SB-800,...
Posted: 11/12/2012, 15:59:56 PM
RAW + Lightroom for me. Can't beat the ability to fix white balance after the shot and over/under exposure.
lens. Alien bees studio lights....
Posted: 11/14/2012, 19:54:51 PM