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Aug 27, 2017 12:19 |  #5236

Probably something that been covered somewhere in the 349 pages of this thread but since its kinda related....

Raws.. anyone finding any difference between compressed and non compressed aside from bigger file size?


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Aug 27, 2017 12:49 as a reply to  @ post 18438304 |  #5237

Colour grading is indeed a skill but no more time consuming than any other part of the editing process, once you get use to doing it, like any other part of the process...

The Fuji jpeg engine can introduce grain into the images, more so in Acros and you also have a grain option setting in camera. Saying 'his images are always extremely clean from his bodies', are you implying that Fuji files are not clean? Having shot with both systems I'd differ in my opinion based on experience there. Fuji files are plenty clean if you want them to be.

Yea, Kevin says he shoots a little underexposed and uses spot metering a lot, so that will give a lot of dark areas. He also set his shadows to +2 and highlights to -1 so you can guess his style there, Works for him.

Lightroom is a raw converter and a good way of cataloging images, raw conversion is what it does. I tell you loading 2000 raw files into lightroom will take a whole lot longer then importing 2000 jpegs. As the raw files are a little over twice the size of the jpeg [In colour, less in B&W]. Outputting files is the same speed so if you are processing them the time is already spent.

'Back in the day' we would process colour film to B&W, it was called 'cross processing' & printing from colour film to B&W was also done, Google Kodak Panalure paper. Nothing has really changed just gotten more instant.


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Aug 27, 2017 12:50 as a reply to  @ rantercsr's post |  #5238

Nope - it's lossless so other than the file being about half the size, nothing.
I should add that you program that you load the files into will need to spend a little time uncompressing them.


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Aug 27, 2017 13:02 |  #5239

rantercsr wrote in post #18438311 (external link)
Probably something that been covered somewhere in the 349 pages of this thread but since its kinda related....

Raws.. anyone finding any difference between compressed and non compressed aside from bigger file size?

I just stupidly always use RAW. It's just a digital negative that I've always used for so many years.

The 80D is such a nice canon body as far as digital negatives are concerned. I still feel the Fuji has a much hearty meaty RAW file to play with compared to that canon crop body.

I'd assume the Fuji RAW file has more to manipulate since it's a digital negative vs compressed jpg.


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Aug 27, 2017 13:30 as a reply to  @ AlanU's post |  #5240

Fuji have an option to save compressed raw files nothing to do with jpegs Alan. Formally speaking, Digital Negative [DNG: Digital Negative Graphic] is Adobe's version or rather their naming convention for raw from about 2004, I think. And yes Fuji's raw file has loads more to offer over Canon crop sensor, that's plain to see when you look at the dynamic range alone.


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Aug 27, 2017 15:07 |  #5241

Two Hot Shoes wrote in post #18438339 (external link)
Nope - it's lossless so other than the file being about half the size, nothing.
I should add that you program that you load the files into will need to spend a little time uncompressing them.


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I just stupidly always use RAW. It's just a digital negative that I've always used for so many years.

The 80D is such a nice canon body as far as digital negatives are concerned. I still feel the Fuji has a much hearty meaty RAW file to play with compared to that canon crop body.

I'd assume the Fuji RAW file has more to manipulate since it's a digital negative vs compressed jpg.

Thanks..
ok so going back to lossless compressed .. I did some comparisons of my own but couldn't find anything differnet


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Aug 27, 2017 15:29 |  #5242

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Aug 27, 2017 18:23 |  #5243

AlanU wrote in post #18438349 (external link)
I just stupidly always use RAW. It's just a digital negative that I've always used for so many years.

The 80D is such a nice canon body as far as digital negatives are concerned. I still feel the Fuji has a much hearty meaty RAW file to play with compared to that canon crop body.

I'd assume the Fuji RAW file has more to manipulate since it's a digital negative vs compressed jpg.

I think you misunderstood his question; he was asking about lossless compressed RAW vs straight uncompressed RAW.

There's no quality loss using the compressed RAW option (as the name would suggest).


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Aug 27, 2017 18:42 |  #5244

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Aug 27, 2017 20:02 |  #5245

aladyforty wrote in post #18438033 (external link)
Ive been doing a lot of reading on Fuji lately and notice a few pros are shooting jpeg only with Fuji. I'm curious if this is the normal thing with most Fuji photographers and how many actually see a difference with their cameras, Im always RAW but starting to wonder if I am just wasting my time

Great points made on this already.

I was shooting events (back when 6MP was big) and a friend in the same line was influenced by a "big name, workshop teaching" photographer who said that a properly exposed jpeg was good enough if you were good enough to expose properly. We came from shooting film, so we thought we were man enough. And that works well enough (if nothing goes wrong, anyway).

But there are some shots I took in that period which I value, some of which were published (book covers, even) and I would be much happier if I had the RAW files today. They were properly exposed and are perfectly good. My post processing skills have advanced since then, and there is a lot I can do to make better large prints today than I could then. And, to really get the best out of an image, it helps to have the RAW file, even for a perfectly exposed image.

And if your image exposure is off (tail end of someone else's strobe, door opens and daylight floods in, etc) or the color is...challenging...you will be happy to have a RAW if it was an otherwise perfect moment.

So I humbly suggest, even if you step up to the jpeg challenge, shoot and keep the RAW files, too. Your future self may thank you. :)


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Aug 28, 2017 00:40 |  #5246

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Aug 28, 2017 00:47 |  #5247

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But there are some shots I took in that period which I value, some of which were published (book covers, even) and I would be much happier if I had the RAW files today. They were properly exposed and are perfectly good. My post processing skills have advanced since then, and there is a lot I can do to make better large prints today than I could then. And, to really get the best out of an image, it helps to have the RAW file, even for a perfectly exposed image.

I read an article the other day about a videographer who regrets shooting 1080p since cameras have 4K. Not so much for now, but the ability to limit his losses and try to future proof his vids somewhat.


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Aug 28, 2017 00:53 |  #5248

h14nha wrote in post #18438791 (external link)
I read an article the other day about a videographer who regrets shooting 1080p since cameras have 4K. Not so much for now, but the ability to limit his losses and try to future proof his vids somewhat.

Video is a fun factor thing for me at this moment.

I know there is more serious videographers shooting 4k and down rez to 1080 to have better quality 1080 video vs. video actually being shot at 1080.


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Aug 28, 2017 15:29 |  #5249

h14nha wrote in post #18438791 (external link)
I read an article the other day about a videographer who regrets shooting 1080p since cameras have 4K. Not so much for now, but the ability to limit his losses and try to future proof his vids somewhat.

4K is a resolution like 1080p - raw and jpeg [can]have the same resolution. Like shooting 2.11Mpx [1080p] rather than 8.3Mpx [4K UHD] Vs. a 24Mpx raw or jpeg file from the same camera.

But I do agree with future proofing when you can, especially for Video. 8K is four times the resolution of 4K and already being shot with, think of the amount of hard drives shooting a few hours of 8K [33Mpx] in raw would take up.


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Aug 28, 2017 15:31 |  #5250

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