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12-11-2009, 06:17 PM   #1
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K7 Shooting TIFFs

Why can't we, given you can convert to TIFF in-camera?
Be nice to have a TIFF or reduced RAW file size available like the 50d too.

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12-11-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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I would assume shooting TIFF would be horrifically slow - much larger file sizes to write, plus the camera would have to do the conversion on the fly. What advantage would there be?
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No advantage in tiff at all, plus it would be slow as heck. Some earlier cameras used tiff but got away from that format because raw or DNG was better/faster.


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12-12-2009, 08:46 AM   #4
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The *istD would output Tiff or PEF. IIRC, it went from painfully slow to will this ever write the file when switched from PEF to TIFF.

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Outputing in TIFF is really an unnecessary inconvenience these days.
Just use DNG. There have been steady improvements in loss-less RAW file compression - quite obvious with the K-7, as compared to the K20D.
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Also, the in camera converted TIFFs are rather horrible.
They're like converted jpegs - soft and lacking life.

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Tiff is pointless chief, that's what RAW is for ....... and you need LR
12-13-2009, 05:22 PM   #8
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Haha. All right. Just curious, that's all. I'd still be keen on a reduced RAW option.

FWIW, I shoot RAW DNG's.
I am actually very happy with the in-camera conversions most of the time. The additional high/low key (brightness) and good control of sharpening make a big difference over the K200d.

Which is good when I am asked for pics *Right now* to email etc.

Thanks for your comments.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Clarkey Quote
Haha. All right. Just curious, that's all. I'd still be keen on a reduced RAW option.
Shoot best quality jpegs if it suits your needs better. Just don't save them as a jpeg after opening them. Adobe can be talked into opening jpegs with Camera Raw, which gives more control if you need it.
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