i have a question ?- something i have been pondering, most pro photographers, web site articles etc etc, seem to advise shooting in Raw and post processing your photos after the fact, which i have been doing for a few years now. However with the modern camera's these days along with improvements in the jpeg qualities, is shooting in raw something that we are now doing out of habit, or is it still really necessary. I have been trying a few jpeg only photos with my A99 MII, with things such as DRO settings when lighting is difficult, and i can find no problem with the quality of the jpegs produced, saving a lot of time post processing. Im most cases ( i admit in am no lightroom or photoshop expert) i struggle to get my raw files looking as good as post camera Jpegs at the highest quality settings. When things do go wrong, you can still adjust the jpegs through the raw processor if required. Reading through the Gary Friedman book on the A99, thou he doesnt say it, he seems to give the impression that you are limiting the cameras in built abilities when shooting raw ( a lot of functions cant be used when in the raw mode). Interested to know what others think.