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I've run out of reasons for not shooting RAW

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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 01:01:15 AM by Alamourus
New article posted: I've run out of reasons for not shooting RAW
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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 03:11:57 AM by Maigi
Great blog entry! It's so true. Thank you!
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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 04:00:23 AM by Alamourus
thanks for having a look:)
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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 05:19:10 AM by Martingraf
once you start with RAW you wonder why you didn't before - agree to all your points!
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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 05:22:45 AM by Digikhmer
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.
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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 05:23:38 AM by Emicristea
In the past year i edited only RAW images for stock :)
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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 05:38:34 AM by BCritchley - member is an admin
Only RAW, Just seems bonkers now to even consider shooting in JPEG.
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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 05:59:41 AM by Thanatonautii
That`s a great blog! Shooting in RAW is really something indeed!

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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 06:41:58 AM by Bobbrooky
Yes, as everyone has said in these comments, RAW is definately very forgiving for manipulation.
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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 08:57:42 AM by Antoinettew
For nearly ten years now I am shooting in RAW. Allthough it costs some extra time I never regret it
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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 15:37:00 PM by Chanevy
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.
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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 15:44:00 PM by Edonalds
Yes, I agree - Raw is the only way.
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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 17:19:28 PM by Egomezta
You're totally right, You convince me.
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Message posted at 11/09/2012, 23:35:37 PM by Bradcalkins
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...
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Message posted at 11/10/2012, 01:01:26 AM by Igordabari
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???!!!
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Message posted at 11/11/2012, 03:35:26 AM by Celiaak
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.
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Message posted at 11/11/2012, 16:45:41 PM by Vilaimages
Small Jpeg+RAW for many years. RAW for editing is the only way to go.
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Message posted at 11/12/2012, 02:47:40 AM by Maddrew
I can't live without RAW! :)
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Message posted at 11/12/2012, 15:59:56 PM by Laurasinelle
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!
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Message posted at 11/14/2012, 19:54:51 PM by Peanutroaster
RAW + Lightroom for me. Can't beat the ability to fix white balance after the shot and over/under exposure.
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