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  1. #1
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    Shooting RAW images? Polarizer Filters?

    How often do you shoot in RAW vs JPG or do you use the RAW/embedded JPG option?

    Probably what percentage, just guess, of the beautiful sky blue images are accomplished with a polarizer filter? Or are these edited RAW's?

    It was pretty easy in my Minolta 7000i SLR days to achieve this with a circular polarizer but was just wondering the best how to with a DSLR.

    Thanks
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    I have started shooting raw plus small jpg. the small jpg is just for quick view or web posts but I always convert from raw now...

    as far as polerizer I do both I find it really easy to get the colors I want with photoshop and a few plugins like nikon color efx pro.

    it really depends on my mood and the day if I use a polorizer it is probably outdoors and sunny which means I will be shooting with enough light for the extra stop the filter adds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog
    How often do you shoot in RAW vs JPG or do you use the RAW/embedded JPG option?

    Probably what percentage, just guess, of the beautiful sky blue images are accomplished with a polarizer filter? Or are these edited RAW's?

    It was pretty easy in my Minolta 7000i SLR days to achieve this with a circular polarizer but was just wondering the best how to with a DSLR.

    Thanks
    I don't like using a polarizing (or even UV Haze) filter on the lens which is why I bought a D70. Generally, great color right from the camera (with the right lens). If colors need a little punch Photoshop can take care of it. So none of my beautiful blue skies are achieved with a filter.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


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