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View Poll Results: How often do you use Bracketing and RAW buttons on K10D/K20D
I often use both Bracketing and RAW buttons 1012.99%
I often use only Bracketing button 3646.75%
I often use only RAW button 67.79%
I seldom (never) use any of them 2532.47%
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05-13-2009, 06:45 PM   #1

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RAW and Bracketing usage on K10D/K20D


Are you often using RAW button on your K10D/K20D? And what about bracketing button?

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05-13-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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I think you need more people to reply

And the bracketing button may be on the top/front, next to the EV comp, behind the shutter release.
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I normally shoot in RAW, but have the RAW button set up so I can switch to RAW+, mainly when I use my camera for work and need to quickly dump a picture to my computer and email off to engineering. I use the bracketing button once in a while, but I'll manually bracket while shooting in manual as often as I use the button. Either way I might bracket 10% at most.

I'm still pretty new at this though, but that's where my shooting has taken me so far.
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Bracketing for me

I sometimes use the bracketing button for images that have too much dynamic range so that I can recombine them later in software.
Since it's not a very common occurrence, I can't say I use it often. But the button is convenient. Now I just have to get better at the software bit.

Tweaking the images to get them balanced so that they look natural isn't very easy (example).

As for the RAW button, I never use it. My camera is always set for either Raw+Jpeg or Raw, so there's no need.

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I have dabbled with bracketing, but not recently. And I shoot in RAW only, so I've never had the need to use the RAW button.
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I don't believe that we have only 42 K10D/K20D users in this forum

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05-28-2009, 03:53 AM   #7
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I do bracketing for HDR a lot, so that is a great button. I always shoot RAW, so the RAW button is never used. It would be SO nice to have that programable in some way.

I'm not sure why I would shoot anything other than RAW - there are lots of downsides to JPEG and I see very few upsides. If I needed to mail images out quickly after a shoot, then I might shoot RAW+ with a JPEG thumbnail I guess, but that's it.
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05-28-2009, 03:32 PM   #9
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I shoot RAW all the time, so I don't use that button... If I need a quick JPG, I sometimes just process the RAW in camera when I need it rather than even use the RAW+ feature.

As for bracketing, I do use it occasionally, but usually only because the dynamic range is too much and I plan on blending them in an HDR-like fashion. In those cases I usually use 3 shots at +/- 1 EV (somtimes 1.5).
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Like others, RAW all the time for me - rarely need to have a JPG on the spot, and if I do, I can just ask the cam to convert it as needed after the shot was taken.

Again, bracketing for HDR only - I don't do this too often.
If my exposure's off on one shot, I delete, re-meter and take it again - the beauty of digital.
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I've been using Raw+ since recently purchasing the K10D. What a great feature. With an 8 gig card, memory capacity isn't even a remote issue anymore, and I've got instant jpg "proofs" to quickly look at, resize for emails and other applications. I haven't used the braketing, but have used the exposure adjustment manually, as I experiment with subject lighting.

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