To Raw or not to Raw.. that is the question

Started May 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
Paulo Abreu
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Re: To Raw or not to Raw.. that is the question
In reply to Tom Weber2, May 31, 2012


It seems that most people can't match X100/XP1 JPGs quality with RAW for 90% of the shots - thats my experience too.

If X100/XP1 missed WB a lot, if metering was a problem, if JPGs missed small detail due to compression artifacts, if moiré was omnipresent, if..., if there were some more "ifs" and some strong reasons to shoot RAW, but there aren't IMHO... not even the 16bit conversions or choice of color space. I very ocasionally press the handy RAW button on my X100 only because I can't loose time at the moment of capture and would try to play with in-camera raw conversions, basically trying film modes and tone.

A few years ago when in-camera JPG processors were doing their first steps, I guess most cameras didn't have the time to do good real time conversions, not any more.

My 2 cents

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