I want to thank everyone who visited and commented on my previous post Fuji RAW VS JPEG. The back and forth was exciting and fun. And it made me realize, finally, that maybe we don’t really need RAW anymore with Fuji’s great strides in image quality and in-camera processing. I say maybe because, though I plan on continuing to shoot in RAW, I will mostly be using it as a backup until the time I feel I don’t need it anymore. If that time ever comes. So, that doesn’t help with the storage question. But it’s not like I have hundreds of thousands of files right now. There are only about 5,000. (I just filled up my first terabyte external hard drive.)
But here’s something that wasn’t even mentioned in that earlier post. With the image above- and most of my other images- there is no noise, no chromatic aberration, and no additional sharpening was needed. True, it was shot in bright sun. But with my Canon (granted I only used the kit lense) I always had to adjust for those. And with the Fuji, the noise is minimal when I shoot in low light and is easy to compensate for with little or no artifacts.
So I’m one happy camper.