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Offline marlan

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RAW ??
« on: April 09, 2011, 04:38:42 PM »
Right... i feel a bit of a thicky asking this, but i have seen a few posts about taking pics using the RAW facility.

I have found it on my camera, and did use it, but when i came to down load the images, they were nowhere to be found. Where would they be as they were on neither of the cards in the camera.

When taking shots in RAW how do i get them to upload, and what are the advantages for using RAW.?  Do they give you more options when 'tweeking' the shots like cropping, etc or am i totally wrong.

Sorry if this is a lame question, but i am still relatively new to this.

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Re: RAW ??
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 05:58:13 PM »
Marlan the only stupid questions are those not asked
Raw captures all the information the camera can see, it allows us to then adjust the image beyond what is displayed.
Think of a jpg as a finished oil painting you can add to it but removing from it is difficult once the paint is dry
Raw is like still having the wet canvas mistakes are easier to remove
Also you will need software to view these be it the Sony software of photoshop for example
Sony A700
Beercan 70-210 F4
Minolta 35-105 F3.5 Macro hacked
Minolta 35-70 F4 with Macro Hack
Minolta 50mm F1.7 prime
Tokina AF 70-210mm
Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 A16
Tamron 70-300mm A17 DI LD
M42 Manual Focus Lenses. Jupiter 11a, Chinon 55mm F1.7, Helios 44M-4, Super Takumar F2 55mm, MIR 1B 37mm
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Re: RAW ??
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 06:35:16 PM »
Ahh thank you eddieitman...
that then answers my question as to where they went.  i was just having a practice and some looked awesome.

where would i get the software from and what i am looking at paying,,?

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Re: RAW ??
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 07:06:41 PM »
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=DSLRA700
It's free software is the same for all models except the 900 i think
It's the image suite you need
Sony A700
Beercan 70-210 F4
Minolta 35-105 F3.5 Macro hacked
Minolta 35-70 F4 with Macro Hack
Minolta 50mm F1.7 prime
Tokina AF 70-210mm
Tamron 17-50mm F2.8 A16
Tamron 70-300mm A17 DI LD
M42 Manual Focus Lenses. Jupiter 11a, Chinon 55mm F1.7, Helios 44M-4, Super Takumar F2 55mm, MIR 1B 37mm
http://digital-darkroom.weebly.com