I've been shooting RAW for years... not any more! X-T1

Started May 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
SaltLakeGuy Forum Pro • Posts: 13,792
Re: I've been shooting RAW for years... not any more! X-T1

Knowing all too well how shots posted on the internet tend to degrade in the first place, I won't comment too harshly on what I'm seeing. I DO agree the Jpeg performance of the X-T1 is above most all I've used to date and that includes top pro DSLR's. HOWEVER as they say "with that said", in cases where there is considerable dynamci range (light to dark differences such as sunsets) shooting in RAW CAN indeed render at least 2 full stops advantage over Jpeg shots. It's just a electro mechanical reality. In many (dare I say most) instances when properly exposed, a Jpeg shot for all intents and purposes can render a file that when printed will be either indistinguishable to possibly even better (due to the wonderful in camera processing) to a RAW shot. Some of your shots show some very odd intense noise pattern, so I'll just chalk that up to the internet compression issues. What I've said stands. If you are not dealing with a truly demanding scene Jpeg is perfectly fine indeed and certainly does make for an easier work flow. With this camera I'd even say shooting both large Jpegs AND RAW is a possible advantage as you can file the RAW file away and just use the Jpegs for ease of processing. if you run across a difficult scene you can tweak the RAW file more. It's a Win Win scenario for sure.

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