I own an E-M1 and an X-T1. I'll probably sell the E-M1, but it's not a clear choice.

Started Feb 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
s_grins Forum Pro • Posts: 12,376
Re: why do you own a DSLR or mirrorless camera

lighthunter80 wrote:

I shoot raw only - no exception. However, there is nothing, absolutely nothing wrong with shooting jpeg regardless of the camera you use. All advantages of a good camera remain the same except some choose convenience (jpeg) over the extra bit of IQ (raw). Cannot see why a jpeg person should not use/enjoy the same camera like a quality extremist?

I was thinking the same way for a while and was a staunch JPG shooter. As you I thought that converting RAW ia a big time consuming hustle. Also I want to make a point that OOC JPGs never satisfied me, and I had to spend time editing and improving my JPGs working with contrasts, levels, sharpness etc.

When first time I tried RAW, I was very anxious that I'll spend my life doing one file. Reality is: RAW saves me lots of time in compare with editing JPG. RAW not only improves IQ, RAW also is a time saver, and for situations when shot went bad, RAW is the straw that saves the shot.

I'm sure that curiosity not only kills some cats,  but also eventually ask you to shoot RAW.

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