( saying this in my most pleasing voice :smile: )
I was a dedicated jpeg user when I shot with a K20D and E-3, until I actually tried RAW and realised how much you really lose with in-camera jpeg, especially in terms of dynamic range.The GH2 works well with JPEG so there is the answer !
Spending time and money on software and RAW seems to be pointless. At best you end up with nothing more than a JPEG will give.
I have of course used RAW otherwise I would not know !Well I loaded Silkypix 3.0 and the difference is quite amazing MUCH better default results than Aperture, especially in terms of colour.
But wow, the interface... Now I remember why I avoid computer products not designed by Apple. It's like headbutting a cactus :/
I was a dedicated jpeg user when I shot with a K20D and E-3, until I actually tried RAW and realised how much you really lose with in-camera jpeg, especially in terms of dynamic range.
I'm a little stumped that you think you'll get 'at best' nothing more out of a RAW file than a jpeg. Have you shot RAW extensively? Are you familiar with RAW processing software and techniques?
Digiatl camears by definition knock it up in a computer, you can do the correction using the incamera computer or in post-production on your computer.
What a complete and utter nonsense, The only true output from a digital camera is the raw file, straight off the sensor - though strictly speaking, that has to go through some sort of process because of the bayer filter.
You are certainly right. I deleted my answers as the initial message was removed.mauves comments may have been injudicious... but there is obviously something wrong with either your software or the way you are using it as your experience isn't reflected by the majority.
Yeah, Ansel Adams certainly wasn't a real photographer. I mean all those hours in the dark room, dodging and burning. He should have just gotten it right when he took the shot.
This pithy one-liner makes a great sound bite, but under scrutiny it seems arbitrary and oversimplified.
We had a discussion in the mod forum to clarify the use of this "depot" thread. We're going to use it as a place to move RAW vs JPEG discussion when it is "off topic" in another thread. It doesn't mean that all RAW vs JPEG discussion must take place in this one disjointed depot thread. Ie, if someone starts another thread with that as the topic, that is fine. I moved the recent discussion back to it's own thread here: https://www.mu-43.com/f42/e-pl2-really-worth-shooting-raw-13217/