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View Poll Results: How many GB of RAW photos?
I only shoot JPEG 23.17%
< 5 11.59%
5-10 23.17%
10-20   00%
20-30 11.59%
30-40   00%
40-50 11.59%
50-60   00%
60-70 11.59%
70-80 11.59%
80-90 11.59%
90-100   00%
100-125 23.17%
125-150 11.59%
150-175   00%
175-200   00%
200-250 46.35%
250-300   00%
300-350 23.17%
350-400 23.17%
400-450 11.59%
450-500 11.59%
> 500 4063.49%
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02-09-2016, 08:24 AM   #1
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How many GB of RAW photos do you have?

I thought to create this poll when I saw how much GB of RAW photos I had just from one camera!
I had 72GB, never thought it was that much!

02-09-2016, 08:35 AM   #2
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My 500GB HDD is full of RAW as well as a 250GB HDD and i have about 30 RAW DVD, still have to buy Blu-ray stuff to gain space :|
02-09-2016, 08:36 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by tryphon4 Quote
My 500GB HDD is full of RAW as well as a 250GB HDD and i have about 30 RAW DVD, still have to buy Blu-ray stuff to gain space :|
I knew I should have gone to 1TB in the poll...
02-09-2016, 08:49 AM   #4
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Roughly 50GB from one and 95GB from another

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332GB for me. I was adding about 20-25GB per year with a k100d, now I'm up to about 80-100GB per year with a k5iis. Still maintaining about 4,000 saved raw files per year, but I'm behind on my deleting.
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I think the poll is a little short as to answers. I'm somewhere around 2tb at this point. Adding about 350gb/year
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We messure things in TB's in this age. If you ask how many good images we have......things are different.

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I shoot in RAW and delete them into Recycle bin soon after processing into JPEGs.
The Recycler is restricted to about 4Gb, so I have small "grace period" to undelete and re-develop some of the latest pictures
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
We messure things in TB's in this age. If you ask how many good images we have......things are different.
That's for certain.
I routinely shoot 2 to 4 pictures of the subjects I like, same framing.
That way I have some insurance WRT focus (esp. when using MF), exposure (let's say one high-ISO and one underexposed at base ISO), people/vehicles passing (I can also merge and erase, e.g. in the case of a square or monument) etc.
I imagine I'm not the only one, on the contrary.
...then there are the failed picture, no matter the number of "safety shots"...

QuoteOriginally posted by ABel Quote
I shoot in RAW and delete them into Recycle bin soon after processing into JPEGs.
The Recycler is restricted to about 4Gb, so I have small "grace period" to undelete and re-develop some of the latest pictures
That's exactly what I would advise against...
That way, you lock yourself with the capabilities of your RAW converter of choice at that moment in time.
One of the most notable benefits of RAW is that you can always pick up the images at a later time and take advantage of the new and improved technologies in demosaicing, NR, deblur etc.

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02-09-2016, 10:13 AM   #10
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I am vicious with my photos. Most get deleted once I have had a good butchers at them. Those that I keep have, at the very least, the potential to be commercially viable.
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Uh... I shot 31GB of photos for a client *yesterday.* Admittedly, each HDR panorama is 45-55 raw files. It adds up quicky!

I have a general 4TB array for working storage, and two rotating 6TB backups (on-site and off-site). How much do I have? No real idea...
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
We messure things in TB's in this age
02-09-2016, 11:28 AM   #13
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558 GB of 20K+ DNG files.

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How many Gigs of RAW do I have?.....No clue.


How many good pictures?......10
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Checked my 2015 folder - about 50gb so that's what I answered, but it's a bit more than that. And I'm fairly conservative in shooting.
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