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Old Aug 8, 2003, 11:09 AM   #1
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If you shoot in RAW, what can you control in the converter and what does the camera still do?

I have heard that the manual lies in this regard, so I wonder if anyone knew from testing it?

Why I ask is because of a sunset picture I took. The background ended up being in shades brown instead of shades of red. I believe this was because of incorrect whitebalance. If whitebalance isn't applied, then I could have converted it many times until I got it right.

But I wonder what else I can do. I'm going to buy a portable hard disk for storage, so my space limitations will be gone....and I can switch to raw.

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Old Aug 8, 2003, 1:46 PM   #2
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Switch to RAW NOW !!!!
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As far as I understood RAW does nothing than take the shot directly from the CMOS and store it.

HOWEVER, I shot some pictures with the sun WB and they opened strange in the raw plugin of Adobe but correct in CL1 (to witch I switched recently).

My advise is let WB on AUTO just to be sure.

RAW is by the way a MAJOR improvement over JPG, I never thought it would be so much.

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I haven't had the capacity to use RAW yet. I can fill a 512MB CF with 240+ pictures in about 2 hours on a good photo-op day. But I will soon. I will soon.

I agree that I think RAW had nothing applied. But I read somewhere that it does. A quick recheck of the manual (at least on the pages listed in the index for RAW) doesn't say either way.

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Old Aug 9, 2003, 1:44 AM   #4
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I know that feeling.

I allready owned my XsDrive when I got the 10D, but still 75 shots are about 60 minutes "work", we are having alot of rest pauzes in between now .

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