Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/03/26

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Subject: [Leica] was Another 75mm-Summilux-on-M8 example now drifting away to overall system performance
From: Clive at (Clive Moss)
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 07:25:08 -0500

I agree. I have drunk the RAW lemonade and shoot only RAW. For me it
is because a RAW based workflow using Lightroom is more forgiving and
generally easier than using JPG
I am looking forward the manufacturers taking a much more integrated
approach to image quality by recognizing that lens and sensor
shortcomings can be mitigated in raw processing. In this way the low
end can get cheaper and smaller with better quality and the high end
will get higher. The M8 has moved a little way down that path, perhaps
inadvertently, and Panasonic and Nikon have also taken timid steps in
that direction. DxO has a very good raw converter - but its
optimizations work only with a limited subset of lens/body
Watching  the before/after of a DxO conversion is eye-opening, to say the 

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 2:19 AM, Geoff Hopkinson <hopsternew at> 
> ?The combination of a Raw converter and Photoshop (or specialised
> plug-ins for PS) is much more powerful and flexible in every aspect than
> anything the camera may achieve in firmware conversion to jpeg.