Posted 13 May 2006 - 09:01 AM
I shoot RAW + Basic (Small) JPG.
This is because of the nature of my work. I shoot the D2X and the RAW files for final output are a no brainer. There is no question you cannot get the same output from a JPG.
The basic JPG is used for customer reviews. As a portraiture photographer, I review the images with the customers as we go, on a notebook. As such, the JPGs are perfect for general review of images. They load much faster and have some sharpening applied (I set that to low) so as to compensate for the anti-aliasing filter. They select the best shots/looks/poses and we perfect them in post with the RAW files.
Personally, I feel a TIFF from a camera is a waste of time and space. JPGs are needed because it is a great balance of small size and quality. Not everybody needs such detailed control as we get with RAW.
As for compressed RAW vs. uncompressed, I agree, I have seen some very minor artifacts come up with compressed. Frankly, with the cost of storage going down, I'd rather get an extra card and not deal with any possible loss of quality.
Luis V.Nikon D800/D2X/D200/D100Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 AFS | 24-70mm f/2.8 AFS | 70-200mm f/2.8 AFS VR-II | 200-400mm f/4 AFS | 50mm f/1.4D | 85mm f/1.4D | 105mm f/2.8 Macro