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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 12:51 PM

I've tried my hand with my old Pentax lenses with good result. With exception of my old 28mm/2.0 they are oversized for the camera, then there's the manual focusing - I'm getting lazy in my old days. Wink

The result of the shot of that beautiful inlaid jewelry box is very good!

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110227 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 1:58 PM

Thanks CB and Anne, my wife is a mad keen collector of boxes and this one we picked up as a total wreck and I spent several weeks getting it back to this (rather average) state. Only cost a few pounds though and she is happy with it

The funny things is that I seem to get better high ISO results straight from a .jpg than I can achieve from processing the RAW file shot at the same time, most unexpected (to me)

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 2:02 PM


Quote: Thanks CB and Anne, my wife is a mad keen collector of boxes and this one we picked up as a total wreck and I spent several weeks getting it back to this (rather average) state. Only cost a few pounds though and she is happy with it

The funny things is that I seem to get better high ISO results straight from a .jpg than I can achieve from processing the RAW file shot at the same time, most unexpected (to me)

I find the same thing. I stopped shooting jpg and RAW together for a while, but am going to go back to my prior shooting preferences. Less work too!

rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8504 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 - 2:25 PM


Quote: The funny things is that I seem to get better high ISO results straight from a .jpg than I can achieve from processing the RAW file shot at the same time, most unexpected (to me)

It's that b****y self opinionated camera you've got.....thinks it knows best all the time! Tongue

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 2:29 PM

Yes, it is opionated and I have had a few chats with it about that very thing! Doesn't listen though Tongue

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110227 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 3:23 PM

It still won't go out and take pictures for me when the weather is bad (as today) - pretty darned useless really this "Auto Mode" Grin

They do seem to have a pretty good JPG processing engine though don't they

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 5:08 PM

Yes, they certainly do.

rogerfry
rogerfry e2 Member 8504 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 - 5:37 PM


Quote: They do seem to have a pretty good JPG processing engine though don't they

I usually shoot jpeg + raw, and unless I want to do any processing in NIK software the jpeg is often the file that gets used.... Clever camera! Smile

Last Modified By rogerfry at 12 Nov 2012 - 5:38 PM
AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 5:40 PM

Hmm, I've been using the RAW file in NIK (which I use 90% of the time as my photo editor), guess I should try using the jpg. Or at least compare both versions after processing. Something interesting for me to try - I love comparisons Smile

StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014630 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 6:14 PM

Following a little experiment of mine; RAW plus JPEG, instead of just JPEG, which is by far my preference for this camera; I went back to just JPEG. I tried four days of a pretty wide variety of shots using RAW plus JPEG, and in virtually every one of the approximately 1200 shots, I much prefer the jpeg over RAW. It could be because I don't have a serious workflow developed for RAW in Lightroom. 90% or higher of my jpegs require nothing more than a slight increase in contrast and a smidgin of unsharp mask. I the default settings on just about everything in-camera, and natural selected, and the images could easily be used straight out of the camera. If I needed the RAW files, I would find it very tedious to try and get them to the IQ of a jpeg. I print very few images, and as I've said before, if I sold one, it would ruin my hobby.Smile

Denny

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12 Nov 2012 - 6:54 PM

I think you are right.

I shoot Raw with the OM-D simply because I am used to shooting everything in Raw.

But, when I think about it, I use my Nikon D800 for "serious" photography and my OM-D for "fun". That being so, I probably could get away with shooting Jpeg in the OM-D as I tend not to do anything with the images from it other than personally enjoy them or share them online or via e-mail (which, of course, means that I have produced Jpegs from the Raw anyway.)

Purely by chance, this afternoon I did use an OM-D image as part of a creative composition merged with a D800 image. Basically I had a shedload of Guy Fawkes fireworks images shot with the D800 and I wanted to fake up one with an imported foreground. As it happens, for the foreground, I used a nightime castle shot that I took with the OM-D during a camera club lightpainting outing a few weeks ago. For that particular purpose I probably needed all of the data contained in the .ORF Raw file but that would be the exception rather than the rule.

fireworks.jpg

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 7:13 PM

Welcome to the thread LF. Wink

I shoot in RAW even when I'm using my shirt-pocket Canon compact. The problem with JPEG is when I want to correct things - exposure, colour balance etc. I find I struggle much more with JPEG than with RAW. It can take me ages.

A long time ago the dreaded Ken Rockwell said you have to get things right in-camera, much more so when you are shooting JPEG than shooting RAW. Although he was howled down at the time, there is a kernel of truth in that.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315154 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 7:14 PM


Quote: But, when I think about it, I use my Nikon D800 for "serious" photography and my OM-D for "fun". That being so, I probably could get away with shooting Jpeg in the OM-D

Camera manufacturers have really upped the game with Jpegs in recent years, there getting better and better, most are usable in place of raw, unless the lighting is awkward or high ISO`s have been used.

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
12 Nov 2012 - 10:39 PM

I shoot raw-only with my OM-D at the moment, but like other commenters here, I rarely print anything, just enjoy the pictures myself or (occasionally) post to ePHOTOzine. That being so, perhaps there's a case for reverting to raw+jpeg, the raw files being kept for archival purposes (where worthwhile!) and for when I want to do any significant editing, but otherwise relying on the jpegs. Something to try out.


Quote: ...the dreaded Ken Rockwell...

Ah, the great man. I wonder how he's doing these days? Yes, it's true he got a lot of stick but it's certainly good advice to aim to get as much as possible "right" in the camera.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 11:51 PM

I've been doing a bit of shooting in artificial light - both incandescent and fluorescent - this evening using RAW + JPEG. I have to say I do find the RAWs easier to adjust for WB. With JPEG it's all a bit hit and miss.

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