I Will Not Shot in RAW

Started May 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
JayFromSA
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Re: The point of RAW is...
In reply to flektogon, May 20, 2013

flektogon wrote:

JayFromSA wrote:

...producing photo's, onscreen, prints or otherwise, that reflects your own taste and not that of some or other Japanese programmer that wrote the firmware for your camera. Your photo of a baboon is probably not a good example, because it seems to be well exposed and you can't really improve on the image produced by the jpeg engine in your camera (that is, if you posted an unmanipulated image of the RAW file).

Sometimes you take a reaction shot of something that happens before you with the wrong settings on your camera... it happens if you do photography for long enough... and then you'll be glad to have a RAW file and the skills to use it, to get the best possible image out of the RAW file. The in-camera jpeg engine is much, much more limited that what you can produce in post on your computer with modern software.

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Jay

Those Japanese programmers are much smarter than you think. I have three cameras, one 7 years old (only JPEG), and two 3 years old (both with the RAW option) and frankly speaking, except occasional exposure correction I didn’t have to do any other adjustments. So, I’ve completely abandoned shooting RAW.

They may be smart, but it's not about their brains, it's about their taste. I use RAW+jpeg and more often than not, I make jpegs (for on-screen use) that look different than the jpegs my camera produced. Aditionally, I can get far more details out the shadows and the highlights than the in-camera jpeg gives me. Anyway, as I said, it's a matter of taste. If you like are happy with the ooc jpeg images, great stuff, you have more time to shoot more photo's 

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