My RAW vs. JPEG Experiment...

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My RAW vs. JPEG Experiment...

I've been thinking about getting an iPad for traveling around with and so I thought I'd shoot with the GF1 in JPEG a bit to see how well it does with Auto White Balance and so on. I've been poking through a day's results and figured I'd share them with you guys.

These are totally unscientific and not meant to determine in any absolute sense the individual merits of RAW vs. JPEG or even the full capability of the GF1's JPEG processing. The RAW files have gone through my usual workflow - so, correcting WB, cropping, adjusting brightness and levels, etc. whereas the JPEGs have had nothing done to them. Obviously I could do more with the JPEGs, but this was more an experiment to see if I was generally happy enough with the JPEG output that I'd feel fine just throwing them onto Facebook or Flickr without any more tweaking.

These were shot (to the best of my knowledge) with the GF1 set to AWB and the "Smooth" Film mode.

Shot with +EV to compensate for the snow - went a bit too far...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambennett/4366119179/

Shot with +EV to compensate for the snow - went a bit too far...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambennett/4366865152/

Shot with Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambennett/4366865220/

Shot with Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambennett/4366865292/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambennett/4366865388/

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