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Jun 15, 2012 16:53 |  #1

I have been using just full RAW for every wedding ive done. What do you guys use? Ive been thinking about maybe using one of the smaller SRAW's. Im shooting with a 5d mkii and 5d classic




  
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Jun 15, 2012 17:42 |  #2

Full RAW for me.




  
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Jun 15, 2012 17:47 |  #3

Full size RAW here as well. Why not? Memory is cheap.


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Jun 15, 2012 19:00 |  #4

Full raw, memory cards are cheap. If you want to throw away quality you can do it later with the latest DNG converter, either by applying lossy compression or discarding pixels.


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Jun 15, 2012 20:07 |  #5

Full raw... why lose detail when I don't have to?


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Jun 15, 2012 20:13 |  #6

Compression has a lossy result; you cannot put back in what you have taken out....


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Jun 15, 2012 20:26 |  #7

I use 5MP sRAW for receptions. Yes, storage is cheap, but really, do I need more than 5MP for candid reception photography? It does more than well enough in album spreads at 5MP. And I save half the disc space, meaning I can fit a lot more weddings and shoots on my working drive before I send them to the archives.

If I had a 5Dmk2, then I'd probably use the mRAW for the entire day other than the ceremony and actual portrait shoot. Sure it's fine to have all those extra pixels there "just in case"... but the question is, did you ever need all those pixels in the first place? I've never had someone print a gigantic prep or reception photo. And even so, 10MP files are more than enough for HUGE prints! Most of the large sample prints in my studio are from 10MP 40D files, they all start at 40 inches.


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Jun 15, 2012 21:00 |  #8

Ive shot every wedding at full RAW but my cousin says he shoots at a sRAW. Im going to stick with what ive been doing. Ive got more then enough memory so ill be good.




  
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Jun 16, 2012 09:51 |  #9

I use full raw.....but I think Lloyd's advice about reception shots is a great idea . Thanks.




  
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Jun 16, 2012 15:20 |  #10

You can shoot in sRAW and nobody here would ever be able to tell the difference (unless you planned on making very large prints).

sRAW is NOT compressed.

Yes memory is cheap, but time is not. Time = Money. Importing and editing smaller files is much quicker.

Me personally though, I have a very fast computer, and I didn't spend thousands of dollars only to throw half of my image data away. But I can still see how it could save a lot of time if you're taking 1000's of shots.

Try it both ways and see what you think.



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Jun 16, 2012 16:33 |  #11

I've shot sRAW at times, like during getting ready and the reception. I usually shoot all RAW, but if I'm traveling and don't want to bring all of my cards with me I'll sRAW a few things.


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Jun 18, 2012 08:37 |  #12

Full raw for me on a single 32gb card, same on both cameras. One less thing I need to concern myself about. Couldn't imagine changing quality during the day, I'd be likely to forget to change back.


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Jun 18, 2012 08:46 |  #13

Full RAW here. Memory is cheap, so there is no sense in trying to save a little by throwing away half the data for a file. I want the full capapbility of the camera and the ability to edit ALL my data.




  
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Jun 18, 2012 09:27 |  #14

Thanks Lloyd for the idea of Full RAW only during the Ceremony and formal Portraits (5d2). Beside other reasons, I would rather contain and deliver the entire wedding in 1 Disk instead of 2 Disks :)


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Jun 18, 2012 09:50 |  #15

Tigerkn wrote in post #14595041 (external link)
Thanks Lloyd for the idea of Full RAW only during the Ceremony and formal Portraits (5d2). Beside other reasons, I would rather contain and deliver the entire wedding in 1 Disk instead of 2 Disks :)

What format you shoot in really shouldn't affect how many discs you send. When a client orders a disc I export their files in 1000 on the long edge at 300 DPI. Once exported all files are the same size whether I originally shot them in RAW, sRAW, or JPEG. Unless you're sending out all of the RAW files, which you shouldn't really be doing.


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