RX10/100v1 .. worthwhile to shoot RAW?

Started Mar 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
Len_Gee
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Re: RX10/100v1 .. worthwhile to shoot RAW?

Digital Nigel wrote:

Len_Gee wrote:

Digital Nigel wrote:

Ron AKA wrote:

Digital Nigel wrote:

Ron AKA wrote:

Photoshop Elements automatically corrects distortion with RX100/II/10 RAW files.

Yes, that's a feature of ACR. But you don't have the option not to correct, nor to get wider images.

Agreed, but if I really wanted to not correct distortion I would torture myself by using Sony IDC. You can turn off correction. However the image is so badly distorted without correction I can't possibly think of any reason why you would do it. As far as wider images, just step backwards when you take the shot. My RX100 viewfinder very accurately shows what I really get in a JPEG or RAW conversion with Adobe. My preference is to get what I plan to get.

Yes, agreed about the distortion, but having a wider zoom lens is something people will pay good money for. It's one of the attractions of the RX10, and is arguably more valuable than the longer zoom. So I regard it as one of the free upgrades that come with using RAW, along with higher usable ISO and more dynamic range. Effectively, you get both a lens and a sensor upgrade for no extra cost, and it works with all your cameras. Quite a bargain!

In mm just how much wider is it?

I don't know for sure -- I may compare it to my NEX-7 with the 10-18 WA lens and see what FL it's most like. At a guess, it's around 26mm. You can see a couple of shots below, one showing the wider view processed from RAW and one the OOC JPEG at 28mm:

Wider view processed from RAW

28mm OOC JPEG

Note the woman in the red jacket, present in the first but not the second image.

I see that.

Thanks!

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