How might that benefit you? A Raw file delivers a higher bit count. It is also the format of virtually every picture you see online. If you have a camera that is severely limited when shooting raw I can understand, though I shot raw sports on the 20D with its 6 frame buffer and was alright. . The same image can be edited in a variety of different ways without affecting image quality. Don't let file size deter you from saving images at the quality level that's best for your purposes.
Otherwise I'll use medium format film on the Bronica and Mamiya. It's a choise you have to make, but as said by others, you can always use both oh, do I love digital. It's a difficult choise to make, but it can be rewarding in the end. He's a professional writer and photographer living within a few miles of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition, the camera will add some processing to the picture. People need to be confident with levels, contrast, brightness, basic understanding of white balance, sharpening, noise removal and a smattering of curves helps as well.
You need offsite backup for important stuff. I wont compromise on quality anymore, not after what I've learned now. Tif is a good format to to convert to from raw files, but there are many more. Yes, these are really minor advantages, but at the same time, what is the cost? No compression does not usually refer to raw shooting, it's for jpeg. Best Regards, Michael McGrath, Ireland. I'm not holding my breath that Nikon will introduce a D400 D300 replacement that can do this.
So when you shoot Raw, you add to the time you must spend in front of the computer instead of behind the camera lens. Considering how inexpensive memory cards are these days, why not shoot for higher quality? Since I have gotten older I have realized that this is a relevant question to photographers all over the world. I usually make naturalistic, wildlife and travlling pictures, sometime I sell them for catalogues, magazines, rarely I do posters. So yes, for me I'd switch back- actually I have no interest in what a piece of in-camera software thinks my pictures should look like , so I'd just go with the raw. Ditto for retail photo printing.
Apparently some digicams that offer two media card slots handle things differently but I don't own one so it's not an issue for me. And if the photos still need work, no problem, I have the raw files. My wife does pretty much what you're doing- takes a jpeg , duplicates it for backup and I've never heard her whinge about stuff she can't do any more. The D7100 is an excellent camera, it's just slower and has a smaller buffer than the equivalent Canons. The stuff above is in case you're coming from a different direction entirely. I need someone who can explain me this, as I'm considering to change my 2 F100 analogic bodies to a D100 and I would like to learn more about the format.
Provide details and share your research! Alex2003 wrote: I'v just read an extensive article on one of the most important photographic magazine here in Italy where a Pro photographer made a full reportage on polinesian island, and he decided to do this carrying only a D100 instead of analogic cameras. The camera is simply an image capturing device, and you are the image manipulator. It is not modified by the camera, and is ready for your personal touch. Is it Right for you? If you get nothing else from this section, remember this. But ultimately the decision on what type of files you want to create is up to you. It can take an over exposed photo and make it look brand new! I use this on the laptop where I don't want to upgrade my program. But if you need to correct a setting--perhaps to compensate for a tricky white balance under difficult lighting--or make a jumbo sized print you can dig out the Raw image and process it.
Your images are untouched and pure! Digital Darrell Anonymous Excellent report, Thanks. Budgeting time and focus for the learning curve is bound to detract from actual shooting practices that go into good pictures. They want to use the image immediately when it comes out of the camera, with no major adjustments. If you're printing directly with little or no adjustment in an image editing suite then you almost certainly won't see a difference. Proper raw adjustments are hardly not even close! This special section goes beyond just what formats are available and discusses why you might want to use a particular format over another. However, it also has some important disadvantages.
You can always downsize an image if needed. You never know when a casual snapshot is going to be so great that you want to print or display it large enough that even minor quality loss becomes a concern. This section is designed to do just that. We decided to make it as hassle-free as possible. Lifting underwing shadows, bringing up feather details, sharpening, etc.