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Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)15:35 UTC+1 No.2369861 Report

How do you shoot /p/?
Do you shoot JPEG+RAW or JPEG?

I know that RAW are extremely useful in terms of post processing, but for a starter in the world of photography, what do you recommend? Currently just using JPEG, highest res (4272x2848)
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)15:41 UTC+1 No.2369864 Report

One time, I shot RAW+sJPG on my GH3, just so I could send the JPGs via WiFi. I realized after that I had no other use for the JPGs. After I was done dicking around with WiFi, I never went back to RAW+anything.
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)15:43 UTC+1 No.2369868 Report

On Canon, I shoot RAW only.
On my X-T1, I shoot RAW plus JPEG in monochrome with a green filter.

It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a pro, the only decision you need to make is this: Do you ever want to process this photo you're about to take? If yes, then shoot RAW. If not, then shoot JPEG.
Finch 07/23/14(Wed)15:49 UTC+1 No.2369879 Report

Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)15:58 UTC+1 No.2369885 Report

please, not this thread again
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)15:59 UTC+1 No.2369886 Report

Pardon my ignorance, but are there any alternatives to shooting JPEG+RAW or JPEG? I thought those were the only options?
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)16:00 UTC+1 No.2369887 Report

You can shoot just RAW. Also, on some cameras, you can shoot RAW, mRAW, and sRAW (which are smaller file sizes)
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)16:08 UTC+1 No.2369891 Report

Some cameras will shoot TIFF. They tend to be older 'luxury' P&S and ultra high end studio cameras. Would not recommend.
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)16:12 UTC+1 No.2369892 Report

I was wondering about RAW+JPEG(Large) because I'm afraid I get a nice shot with the wrong exposure or lighting and not notice it until I get home, so I can save it in the post processing
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)16:14 UTC+1 No.2369893 Report

Well then you have your answer.

But you should really learn to use your metering modes and your priority modes. Don't try to force using M all the time like the autistic posters here will tell you to do. Unless you're shooting with flash, it's of no use other than slowing you down and upping your rate of missed exposures.
shiro 07/23/14(Wed)16:19 UTC+1 No.2369895 Report

I almost always use RAW only. If you want jpegs, you can create them all in the automatic profile when you are home, just as your camera would do. Using RAW only is better because it forces you to edit your shots and create better results than your camera would do.

But when being a soccer mom, it is absolutely OK to shoot jpeg.
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)16:46 UTC+1 No.2369910 Report

Why would I do that? That just takes up more space on my sd card.
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)17:11 UTC+1 No.2369922 Report

I shot TIFF on my D800 once.
My SD card is still aching.

Never again.
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)17:12 UTC+1 No.2369923 Report

>Using RAW only is better because it forces you to edit your shots and create better results than your camera would do

My subjects and composition triumph over what little quality I'd gain from dicking around with a RAW. I have better things to do, like shoot more.
I would use RAW for professional work and other occasions where I can't easily reshoot, just as a kind of backup. (RAW+JPEG)
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)17:12 UTC+1 No.2369924 Report

Noob question, does JPEG+RAW store two separate files for the same shot? As in a separate JPEG file and separate RAW file?

Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)17:12 UTC+1 No.2369925 Report

You aren't supposed to shoot TIFF onto an SD card. You're supposed to tether and send them right into Photoshop.
Finch 07/23/14(Wed)17:14 UTC+1 No.2369926 Report

They are different filetypes. How else would that work?
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)17:17 UTC+1 No.2369930 Report

I shoot only RAW.
Anonymous 07/23/14(Wed)17:28 UTC+1 No.2369933 Report

My first digital camera could only shoot JPEG or TIFF and had no tethering. Oh, the joys of waiting for it to write a full-resolution TIFF to a 500 KB/s card.
Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)02:56 UTC+1 No.2370904 Report

Shoot raw only.

Get the camera profiles in lightroom.

You can now recreate camera jpegs without actually using the camera jpeg engine.

Best of everything.
Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)03:07 UTC+1 No.2370909 Report

JPEG for sports, RAW for everything else.
Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)03:15 UTC+1 No.2370914 Report

What if you sont have the software for Raw processing?
Anonymous 07/25/14(Fri)03:23 UTC+1 No.2370923 Report

i use raw always, then if i need to have a jpg (usually due to traveling and needing to import some pics for email real quick) i just process in camera and create a jpg. i can mess with exposure and wb and profiles right then and there with no computer. x100s
OSiRiS 07/25/14(Fri)08:21 UTC+1 No.2371122 Report

Except browsing through images and sending them directly from windows explorer.
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