So, if you’ve been reading my post for any amount of time, you must know about Joe. Joe Giordano. I mention him about as often as I mention my wife. My wife got me back into photography. Joe got me to buy a Fuji X-T1. And a 23mm lens, then an 18-55mm zoom, and just lately, a 55-200 zoom. Now I have no money to go anywhere. So, Joe’s big thing (careful there) is that he now shoots mainly JPEG because of the quality of the Fuji. He feels RAW is unnecessary. Well, you be the judge. The above image is shot JPEG with minimal editing. The version below is RAW with minimal editing. The only difference is that I used the Classic Chrome film simulation in camera on the JPEG, in Lightroom on the RAW. All edits were completed in Lightroom and the two files were synced (sunc?) with the same edits. If you do not understand, I will try to explain better or have Joe jump in! Please let me know which you prefer in the comments. I have my preference and it was really no contest.
To make it a little easier to compare, please take a look at the slideshow below. As I stated, all edits are the same on both except the Classic Chrome was done in camera on the JPEG, in Lightroom on the RAW.