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My biggest regret - not shooting raw.
Yeah, me too. Shot for over a year in jpeg and didn't go RAW until I got my 1D2.
Ralph Conway wrote:
I was totally happy with JPEG. When a friend showed me what he does with RAWs in post, I had to force myself not to start to cry.
My issue wasn't so much that I didn't appreciate raw, the problem was more than there simply wasn't a raw converter in today's sense: There was no ACR, there was no C1, there was no DPP, there was no LR or Aperture. The only thing you got was Canon's software, which at that time was beyond pathetic. As a matter of fact, after having played with it, I could not figure out why I should bother with the incredible overhead (effort, not time).
The whole 8-month tenure of the D60 was about the same, and while I shot in raw sometimes "just for kicks", the sheer pain of getting even a straight JPG out of a raw was overwhelming. It wasn't until I got the 1Ds when it was introduced, that C1 came on the market, and things changed dramatically. I was a firm advocate of C1 until LR showed up, which had a better workflow.
Those were the days... and the D30 JPGs were amazing for their time, too.
Interesting. Never realized that DPP and ACR came so much later. I guess it makes sense though in the early pioneering days of digital. I did shoot a lot of jpg at first, but it was only because I shot a lot of sports and the RAW buffer was horribly small in the 20D.