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

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Subject: [Leica] M8 WONDER MACHINE! :-)
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Fri Sep 22 08:15:52 2006
References: <02d701c6de09$af589d50$a302a8c0@ted> <> <>

Tina Manley as usual offered good advice as did B.D.
Subject: Re: [Leica] M8 WONDER MACHINE! :-)

b.d. offered:
>>Fine. But for serious work, for images you care about - shoot
>>RAW and convert later.

Tina said:
> Ted - I agree with B.D.  Always shoot RAW.  You'll have a lot more control 
> over converting to B&W and can make better choices than the camera does 
> when it converts automatically.  What's the estimated delivery date?  I'm 
> ready to order one!<<<

Tina & B.D.,
I know both of you are quite correct and I have tried to follow your 
directions each time you have offered and I just screw - up the corrections, 
go back and try it again with no better results and a greater degree of 

I suppose it's because of a learning thing I have :

"Tell me and I will forget
"Show me and I may remember
"Involve me and I will understand
"Confuse me... and I'm dead!

What I really need is someone who stands here with a bat, then show me, 
involve me, make me do it over and over and if I'm still a klutz, they use 
the bat as a final teaching tool!

Maybe the thing for me to do is shoot both JPEG & RAW settings on the 
important things and save both after editing in JPEG then I'm covered for 
future use. At least I'll be recording and keeping the best images in RAW.

Then when I finally learn to do RAW conversions I'll be able to go back and 
do the keepers.

Tina, sorry, no firm date for delivery but I understand as early as possible 
after Photokina.

Replies: Reply from s_gregory1 at (Scott Gregory) ([Leica] M8 WONDER MACHINE! :-) Deliveries)
In reply to: Message from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] M8 WONDER MACHINE! :-))
Message from bd at (B. D. Colen) ([Leica] M8 WONDER MACHINE! :-))
Message from images at InfoAve.Net (Tina Manley) ([Leica] M8 WONDER MACHINE! :-))