Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon EOS dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Feb 8, 2005, 4:13 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 117
Default

Hi,

I'm going racing at weekend, Three Sisters in Wigan for those that may be local enough. There is a Super Moto race on both days.

I've got a 2Gb, 4 1Gb cards and a 1Gb micro drive.

For the action shots should I go RAW or JPEG?

For my pit shots I will be in RAW!

So what would those of you who do action photography use?

Thanks for you advise, I will probably go RAW but thought I'd ask.

Cheers,
Carl.
CarlsPhotos is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Feb 8, 2005, 7:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,396
Default

Which camera? Using jpg allows for a much longer sustained burst in most cameras. For action shots that might prove most useful.

Peter.
PeterP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 8, 2005, 7:22 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
sjms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,735
Default

i shoot sports and such for the local papers where i live. i use a 1dm2 and shoot jpg large at quality 8 and it has been extremely successful for every need. raw shooting i leave for more detail shooting when using that camera. with the 1Dsm2 it never comes out of raw. the losses are minimal and pretty much unseen.

in normal lighting its iso 400 -800 in low light its 800-1250 (w/strobe when allowed)and in desperate lighting 1600+


http://www.pbase.com/crusader/image/39263760/original

single over head sodium lightover the mat in a dark gym. lots of fast movement.


sjms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 9, 2005, 4:27 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1
Default

Hi, raw or jpeg?.. I would us RAW, I recently took some fast moving shots in snow in scotland on my 10D, With the snow and rapidly changing back ground some shots were not correctly exposed, though cracking in every other respect. The shots were rescued due to being able to a just the exposue on the computer, not available when shooting jpeg. Hope this helps..Bob
bobmorgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 9, 2005, 1:06 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 117
Default

PeterP wrote:
Quote:
Which camera? Using jpg allows for a much longer sustained burst in most cameras. For action shots that might prove most useful.

Peter.
Hi,

Thanks! I use a 20D, currently in Large JPG mode. But was thinking of going RAW to see if I can get better images!

Carl.
CarlsPhotos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 9, 2005, 1:08 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 117
Default

bobmorgan wrote:
Quote:
Hi, raw or jpeg?.. I would us RAW - The shots were rescued due to being able to a just the exposue on the computer, not available when shooting jpeg. Hope this helps..Bob
I've noticed that you can do that! Which is why I want to go to RAW mode.

Cheers,
Carl.
CarlsPhotos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 9, 2005, 1:11 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 117
Default

sjms wrote:
Quote:
i shoot sports and such for the local papers where i live. i use a 1dm2 and shoot jpg large at quality 8 and it has been extremely successful for every need. raw shooting i leave for more detail shooting when using that camera. with the 1Dsm2 it never comes out of raw. the losses are minimal and pretty much unseen.

in normal lighting its iso 400 -800 in low light its 800-1250 (w/strobe when allowed)and in desperate lighting 1600+

http://www.pbase.com/crusader/image/39263760/original

single over head sodium light over the mat in a dark gym. lots of fast movement.
Thanks for all that, I'll give it a go on Sat/Sun.

To all of you,

The reasons I want to go to RAW is that if it's sunny as it was last time, due to the sun being low in the sky at the moment, I had quite a few under exposed shots, now I know it's better to be over than under, but I could of saved some images if they had been in RAW mode.

Cheers,
Carl.
CarlsPhotos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 9, 2005, 2:59 PM   #8
-jb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 189
Default

Why not shoot both?

Canon's 20D will shoot in RAW+L mode and capture separate RAW and Jpeg L images with each shot. It's what Sports Illustrated recommends for the 20D. Why not give it a shot? :-)

This method will eat up the CF space, but it seems that you've got a pretty good supply of CF cards.


-jb
-jb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 9, 2005, 3:20 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,396
Default

Forsports and other fast moving items, the 20d manages to take 6 frames at 5fps in raw mode,a 1 second burst. In jpg-high it can do about 23 frames at 5fps, a 4.5 second burst.

RAW is great, and is what I usually shoot, but there are times you need the long bursts.

Peter.

PeterP is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:50 AM.