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Re: Photography - Technique and Equipment considerations

Postby FBM » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:56 am

So do I, but I only use the jpgs to triage the images before I move them to my hard drive. I can quickly delete all the crap and only move the RAW/NEF.
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Re: Photography - Technique and Equipment considerations

Postby pErvinalia » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:00 am

You don't need to capture jpgs to triage them. Each raw has a small preview jpg associated with it (it's what your camera uses when you review your photos). You can get plugins for windows explorer or other types of file managers that can show that preview when you look at the raws.
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Postby FBM » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:06 am

Not sure what I would gain by doing it that way. There's 48gig of memory in the camera, so I never use more than a small fraction of its capacity.
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Re: Photography - Technique and Equipment considerations

Postby pErvinalia » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:09 am

It saves you having to delete two images (the raw and its jpg) instead of one.

And your photos will download off your camera quicker. They'll also capture quicker, so you will get the maximum burst rate of your camera.
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Re: Photography - Technique and Equipment considerations

Postby macdoc » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:39 am

If you never fill up are you at maximum pixel size and quality??
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Re: Photography - Technique and Equipment considerations

Postby FBM » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:40 am

rEvolutionist wrote:It saves you having to delete two images (the raw and its jpg) instead of one.

And your photos will download off your camera quicker. They'll also capture quicker, so you will get the maximum burst rate of your camera.


Mmmm...Thing is, I'm not downloading anything off my camera but the few RAW/NEF files that I want. The crap shots never leave the memory card. I will check on whether or not it affects the burst rate on this camera, though. Not that I ever shoot in bursts, but I might someday. :eddy:
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Re: Photography - Technique and Equipment considerations

Postby FBM » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:41 am

macdoc wrote:If you never fill up are you at maximum pixel size and quality??


Shooting in RAW, you always get the maximum data file, regardless of how much memory is left on your card. When it fills up, it just stops taking images.
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Re: Photography - Technique and Equipment considerations

Postby macdoc » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:37 am

K thanks - was not aware of that.

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This is an interesting exercise in colour.

On the Retina it's bang on ....

On the Dell standard colour it's a bit over saturated but if I switch to Adobe RGB it's almost identical to the Retina. sRGB a bit darker.

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Postby pErvinalia » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:48 am

Those colours are pretty nice there, Mac. They've clipped a little bit, but still look purty.
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Re: Photography - Technique and Equipment considerations

Postby Robert_S » Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:59 am

I'll go out on a limb and dissent here.

I rarely utilize RAW. I only use it when there's a lot of difference between the highlights and shadows and I want to keep the stuff in the shadows visible. Other than that, the colour depth of a fine JPEG usually suffices. But then, I like the low key stuff with nearly blacked out shadows.
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Re: Photography - Technique and Equipment considerations

Postby pErvinalia » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:04 am

Yeah, I only really use it when I need to recover highlights, or left white balance set on fluorescent, or really want to do a top notch print. Otherwise I just work with jpgs. jpgs are fine for online and small prints, especially if you set the in-camera settings right.
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Re: Photography - Technique and Equipment considerations

Postby FBM » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:05 am

I have to agree. Most of the time, the difference between JPG and RAW isn't even easily visible. Especially after a few shots...
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Re: Photography - Technique and Equipment considerations

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