Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/09/22

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Subject: [Leica] M8 WONDER MACHINE! :-)
From: bd at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Fri Sep 22 07:27:45 2006

I'd hope it has the combined modes. The only drawback, of course, is that if
you're shooting the highest quality jpgs in addition to RAW, you do reduce
the capacity of the card. But it's definitely worth it of the bw mode is
good enough, and close enough to the 'truth' of the RAW image.

On 9/22/06 10:01 AM, "Didier Ludwig" <> wrote:

> I don't have the M8 but the R-D1 - which has a "RAW+JPG" shooting option; 
> and
> I guess the M8 has that too. I use the b&w (plus software color filters) 
> modes
> for the JPG/snapshots while every pic is separately saved as RAW.
> Didier
>> Sounds terrific Ted - just one word of advice - if I may humbly offer it 
>> it
>> - shoot RAW; do not shoot black and white mode. It may be the world's best
>> digital black and white mode, but if you're shooting in any 'mode' giving
>> you a particular color setting or mono images, you are shooting jpg, and 
>> you
>> will lose data, and you will not have the flexibility you have with RAW. 
>> For
>> 'happy snaps?' Fine. But for serious work, for images you care about - 
>> shoot
>> RAW and convert later.
>> B. D.
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