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Canon 5d III outputting jpegs Only

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I normally shoot in raw only, but I'm am interested in user experience in outputting jpeg only. It would save a fair deal of post processing. I haven't noticed any significant difference except when shooting at higher ISO's eg above 800 ISO.

 

Any other experience is welcomed.

 

Ken

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I normally shoot in raw only, but I'm am interested in user experience in outputting jpeg only. It would save a fair deal of post processing. I haven't noticed any significant difference except when shooting at higher ISO's eg above 800 ISO.

 

Any other experience is welcomed.

 

Ken

I mentioned on the 'chromatic aberration' thread about using JPEGs direct from the camera.

 

I've got a Canon 5d mk II and use 60.2mb high quality JPEGs direct from the camera. I also shoot a RAW copy but very seldom use that. I find the images are very good - certainly good enough for Alamy.

 

1 image fail in over 2000 image submissions using this camera proves this.

 

John

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T'would be a very brave person who only has a jpeg as the source file. If you're only ever going to upload the jpeg to a stock site then go ahead - but what will you do when you need a fat file to enlarge/export/manipulate/print etc. ?

 

There's always gotta be a RAW or at the very least, a bloomin' big tiff.  

 

 

Richard. 

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I'm very brave then, and have been since 2004.

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I normally shoot in raw only, but I'm am interested in user experience in outputting jpeg only. It would save a fair deal of post processing. I haven't noticed any significant difference except when shooting at higher ISO's eg above 800 ISO.

 

Any other experience is welcomed.

 

Ken

The problem to me is your limiting yourself for any future developments. The Jpeg may be OK today but when you look at that in 5 years will you still be happy with it.

I have images shot with a D70 and processed through LR1 and very happy with the results at  the time. Whilst I don't replace the originals on Alamy I do reprocess them  in LR4 for current requests and the difference is marked and worth the effort. Not that I find it much effort to process in LR - each image takes 2-4 minutes unless it's abnormal or I have to feed through PS as well.

Each to their own but I'm happier not closing down my options.

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