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Topic: D30 / D60: Format RAW Or Fine?
Username: RWY-16
Posted 2002-05-03 10:37:12 and read 1496 times.

Hi

To all D30 and/or D60 users: Do you take your pictures in the format RAW or FINE?

Thanks for your answers.

Regards, Andi

Topic: RE: D30 / D60: Format RAW Or Fine?
Username: Kingwide
Posted 2002-05-03 10:47:01 and read 1471 times.

Fine - smaller file, faster to write to the card, more in the buffer - difference to a RAW image almost none.



J

Topic: RE: D30 / D60: Format RAW Or Fine?
Username: Ckw
Posted 2002-05-03 11:17:42 and read 1461 times.

RAW always - better quality - esp when enlarged beyond actual image pixels. Full range of camera options can be applied/reapplied in post processing with no degradation to the image - including exposure compensation. Latest version of Breezebrowser now supports some very clever RAW processing which can actually extends the dynamic range of the camera (providing better highlight detail).

I would agree that for online purposes, there is no diff between .jpg/RAW - but on large high quality prints, there is a much better chance of getting optimum results from RAW.

Cheers,

Colin

Topic: RE: D30 / D60: Format RAW Or Fine?
Username: Skymonster
Posted 2002-05-03 12:01:32 and read 1452 times.

Now why did I expect before I even saw Colin's response that Jason and Colin would disagree on that one!!!  Big grin

Andy

Topic: RE: D30 / D60: Format RAW Or Fine?
Username: Ckw
Posted 2002-05-03 12:07:11 and read 1447 times.

I meant to add an example of where RAW might be preferable ...

Jason shoots with settings of enhanced sharpness, saturation and contrast to get the effect he likes. This is fine for that particular instance of the image, however, should a publisher want to print this, they may prefer a lower contrast version (since many print processes actually increase contrast). They may also prefer a slightly softer version so sharpness can be optimised to their print process.

Jason's jpeg can't be modified to meet printer's needs without some further deterioration of the image. A RAW file, however, can be postprocessed an infinite number of times to produce output for a specific requirement.

On the other hand, he'll get approx 3x as many shots onto his storage device as I well shooting RAW.

Cheers,

Colin

Topic: RE: D30 / D60: Format RAW Or Fine?
Username: Kingwide
Posted 2002-05-03 12:13:33 and read 1442 times.

damn! I've been doing it all wrong! I will switch to RAW format immediately Colin!  Big grin


J

Topic: RE: D30 / D60: Format RAW Or Fine?
Username: Ckw
Posted 2002-05-03 13:24:26 and read 1432 times.

Well of course you have Jason - but its REALLY good to see that in the digi world there is something to replace the slide vs neg and Kodak vs Fuji arguements.

Cheers,

Colin
(I like it RAW!)

Topic: RE: D30 / D60: Format RAW Or Fine?
Username: Kingwide
Posted 2002-05-03 13:37:07 and read 1429 times.

Colin,

If the traffic at LHR was as slow as it is down your way then I'd shoot RAW as well!

Topic: RE: D30 / D60: Format RAW Or Fine?
Username: Ckw
Posted 2002-05-03 14:23:39 and read 1429 times.

Jason, I know what you mean - at SOU I could PAINT the damn things!

But I think Canon made great improvements to the buffering and processing of RAW images on the D60 - I can shoot 8 frame bursts in RAW with no delays at all, and start shooting agin in just a few seconds. It is true that the final write to the card can take a while, but this is only a problem when you need to change the card, at which point it seems to take for ever!

I've learned to not necessarily fill a card before swapping, but do the swap at a convenient break in the traffic (or while yet another BM 73 goes by).

Cheers,

Colin


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