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Old Nov 1, 2007, 10:07 AM   #1
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I have only done a few RAW conversions, some to test Bibble software and a small number for the learning experience with RawShooter. Usually shooting in RAW hasn't even been a consideration because of the amount of work involved and for the most part I have been pleased with SHQ jpg. Recently I found an occasion when I wished the files were at RAW because there was no way I could salvage what I was working with to a good result.

Last evening I did these of my granddaughter dressed in her costume for a party.

Shot in RAW, converted with RawShooter: What do you think of these?

E-300 14-54ZD f/4.5 1/160 @ 45mm ISO 400 w/E-300 flash



E-300 14-54ZD f/5.6 1/160 @ 45mm ISO 400 w/E-300 flash

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I think there good conversions from RAW looking at these sizes. The only time I now shoot in jpeg is if I want a quick snap of something for reference and I know I'll be back another day. All other time's I shoot in RAW and simply becuase I know if I do mess up ( and I do ) I know that theres a good chance that they can be rescued, What I've found with my E1 is that if I haven;t messed up the RAW files require just the minimal amount of PP and I'm more than happy to do that.

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Those look nice to me. What I wonder is how just much shooting Raw slowes you down on consecutive shooting. I shoot a lot of animanls and birds in consective shots.

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....hi Don,

I have not done enough RAW exercises to knowabout a lot of it. Harj likely can tell us both something about your question for multi-shot bursts.

Myabove photos were taken quite late in the afternoon when light was beginning to fade, thus I decided to do RAW so to salvage to good results, which I believe was accomplished. Too, I am learning the software ropes at the same time to convert the images.

I do believe I willshoot RAW more often butfor now, STILL LEARNING.

Thanks for the question, let's look for Harjand others with experience to post.

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Hi Bob, Don

Although i do shoot RAW nearly all the time, I've yet to take a series of shots in a burst unless I've done it by accident. According to Steve's review of the E1 - it could shoot at 3fps - with a maximum of 12 frames sequential including RAW. I'm assuming that all Oly and PanaLeica, except the E3 are thus 3fps and either more or less 12 frames in a sequence. Whether thats enough for birding I'm not sure but i'm sure some of the other guys and gals would be able to tell.

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Hi Bob/Don and all !

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...-follies.shtml

Spotted the above piece by MichealR over at Luminous about shooting in RAW vs Jpg. Thought it might be of interest and help too.

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Spotted the above piece by MichealR over at Luminous about shooting in RAW vs Jpg. Thought it might be of interest and help too.
..........thanksHarj

The articlewas/is definitely of interest, it does support some of my own findings regarding flexibility for adjustments to RAW where .jpg won't allow similar adj.

I also have a C7070WZ Olympuswhich is a super duper camerawith whichI have begun tomake some RAW files.

Again thanks, I appreciate your interest in my endeavor for improvement.

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