Why do you not shoot in RAW format?

10 years 3 months ago #111184 by Henry Peach

chasrich wrote: We all shoot in RAW. Do we save it in RAW is the question.

:agree: It's just a matter of which processing software is used and when it is applied.

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10 years 3 months ago #111188 by Baydream

Joves wrote: Well I shoot RAW +Jpeg Fine and dont see my camera blowing down at all. I think a lot of that slowing is the cards and how fast they write from the buffer. I figure if my shots turn out as I wanted I can use the Jpeg right away for posting or sharing, if they need tweaking then I have the RAWs to fall back on. Also the other benefit of having the RAW is it is the original data, this is something to think about for Copyright violations. If you have the RAW data the theif will not so the RAW is essentially evidence. So I see no reason to not shoot RAW.

If you don't see a slow down, you must not shoot "bursts". Even your manufacturers specs will show the "buffer" limitations of the camera. Most cameras will shoot unlimited large jpegs but limited RAW regardless of the card speed. Yes, the card has an impact but the camera has limitations (unless you have the highest end pro model, then possible).

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10 years 3 months ago - 10 years 3 months ago #111195 by Henry Peach
Canon DSLRs show how many files you have room for in the buffer in the viewfinder. I assume Nikon has something similar. With my old 20D it's usually about 6 raw files, 5DI 9 raw files, and 5DII 13 raw files. As long as you can pause momentarily between bursts it's not too hard to keep the camera shooting.

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10 years 3 months ago #111204 by photobod
I only shoot in raw, and always save a copy of the raw files they are my negatives should I wish to go back and do any other work, I never thought of the copyright issue but I like it and will keep it in mind, I dont think it comes down to how serious you are about your photography, I just believe its a matter of choice, when I did shoots for an agency they wanted me to shoot jpeg only, could never understand that but its there choice, we all think differently and no one is right or wrong thats the beauty of life.

"A good photograph is one that communicate a fact, touches the heart, leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective." - Irving Penn

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10 years 3 months ago #111207 by ShotbyMe
Well I don't at all, because I don't feel the need to. It's not for me.

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10 years 3 months ago #111228 by mj~shutterbugg
I shot jpeg for a long time because I didn't have good post processing for RAW. It was a PITA. I now have CS5 and it processes RAW beautifully, I have become a RAW convert. The only time lately I have shoot in jpeg was a lightening storm when I needed to keep shooting to catch the shot. Even then I try to stay in RAW.

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