- Shooting RAW is real fun. After developing, the pictures look so much better and so much more like I want them.
- I don't actually use my Fuji F200EXR anymore, since the Olympus E-P1 is so much fun. I think I'm still going to keep it, as a back-up or second camera. One never knows.
- I just got a legacy OM 50mm/1.8 lens from eBay, for portraiture mostly. Said to be a nice little lens. Now I need an adapter, which are offered from 25 € up to 200 € :-)
I decided to upload a little out-of-camera-JPG-vs.-developed-from-RAW-c
omparison picture. Here it is. On the left: ooc original. On the right: developed, filtered, adjusted. Notice the much less blown-out highlights in the right picture's histogram, whereas the overall image is brighter. Also, the shadow areas are not so dark anymore. That's one of the great benefits of using RAW - in developing, you can save a great deal more tonal range. Also, I moved the crop area a little, since the RAW files are saved with 3:4 aspect ratio, yet I always use the "classic" 3:2 ratio for my images.
P.S.: So far I always shot with the lowest contrast and saturation settings, to be able to get the most out of the JPGs in post-processing. Yet, I was never able to tweak the images that much, that a result like that on the right would have been possible.