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Aug 16, 2017 02:59 |  #61

I always use JPG for motorsport. I have about 80GB with me at a F1 weekend or Le Mans week, and I use it all with JPG. With RAW my compact flash cards are full in 1 day.
And you can edit white balance, color, curves etc with a JPG as well in Photoshop. Ofcourse, a bit better with RAW, but for me it offers little benefits.


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Aug 16, 2017 04:35 |  #62

It's occasionally been said, that shooting RAW is for folks that can't get the exposure right in the first place... ;-)a


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Aug 16, 2017 09:21 |  #63

joeseph wrote in post #18429001 (external link)
It's occasionally been said, that shooting RAW is for folks that can't get the exposure right in the first place... ;-)a

That's not necessarily true. Put your camera on a tripod.
Take one shot of a static subject in RAW.
Without moving the camera or changing the focus, take another in large jpg.
Convert the RAW image to jpg.
Then look at the file sizes. The jpg from RAW is considerably larger than the in camera large jpg. Why throw those extra bits away if you intend to make prints?

+ I'll always recommend RAW because, as we learn more, we can go back & reprocess & possibly salvage a once in a lifetime shot.


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Aug 16, 2017 10:56 |  #64

Inmotion-Photos wrote in post #18428986 (external link)
I always use JPG for motorsport. I have about 80GB with me at a F1 weekend or Le Mans week, and I use it all with JPG. With RAW my compact flash cards are full in 1 day.
And you can edit white balance, color, curves etc with a JPG as well in Photoshop. Ofcourse, a bit better with RAW, but for me it offers little benefits.

Crikey!!! that's approximately 12,000 images.


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Aug 17, 2017 02:24 |  #65

john crossley wrote in post #18429228 (external link)
Crikey!!! that's approximately 12,000 images.

I meant to say, I use the card only with JPG because with RAW they are full during a week Le Mans.


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Aug 17, 2017 05:04 |  #66

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+ I'll always recommend RAW because, as we learn more, we can go back & reprocess & possibly salvage a once in a lifetime shot.

me too, for what I shoot (and looking back to shots I've take in the pre-raw days)

but depending on the intended output/audience for the shots, there is a case to be made that if the shot is correctly exposed in camera & doesn't need "salvaging" then the cost in time for processing would exceed any benefit of "improvement" that may be had by shooting RAW and adjusting later.

On the topic of throwing away extra bits, all cameras have the option to save the shots in lower-than-full resolution. I can't think of a single reason why the professional photographer would choose any of the lower resolutions, but I can see that anything shot in jpeg (rather than RAW) is immediately shareable, whereas anything in RAW often causes issues where the viewer doesn't have the right codec to even open the file.


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Aug 21, 2017 09:41 |  #67

I shot in JPG for years, then went to RAW about two years ago. Now I curse myself for not doing it sooner... So RAW only for me now.


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