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08-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #16
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So are you saying that the K-5 in-camera JPEG rendering is excellent buy when you as a pro are shotting say a wedding and you really need to focus on getting a ton of shots for your client to choose from, and since lighting may be all over the map on the job, not to mention the overall stress, that in those situations shooting raw gives you enough correction flexibility to ensure that you almost always deliver "The Shot". But, if you have time to contemplate every shot and set up your K-5 that JPEG is the way to go given the K-5 processing capabilities? It's interesting to hear the rare unbiased pro's point of view (compliment ).
In a nutshell so to speak yes ! There are other reasons too, such as clients wishing both RAW and JPG formats etc. RAW has an awful lot of plus points too of course. Such as losless quality etc. Some folk just like to gain every last drop of quality out of every shot. That is no bad thing of course. When Im shooting the horse racing I shoot JPGs. I often shoot JPG for customers in the studio for speed too. The prints are breathtakingly sharp and as far as me or the client is concerned that is all that matters. The whole point of a SLR is to give you options. They are all tools to be used. That is why its there. Same as the different metering methods and modes. There is no one way is the best way for anything. You simply make informed decisions based on your knowledge and know how.

08-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #17
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You can't go wrong shooting in RAW+ with the JPG options set the way you prefer, then if things do go wrong, you've always got the RAW to fall back on.

If card space/writing speed is an issue, then just shoot RAW (again with the JPG preferred options) & batch convert to JPG using the Pentax Photo Lab which will use the 'in camera' JPG settings to create a JPG image which is marginally better - it takes quite a bit of time though.

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