Sun 08-Sep-13 11:46 AM | edited Sun 08-Sep-13 11:48 AM by ajdooley
Denny - I shoot 14-bit, uncompressed NEFS. At 75mb, each image eats storage space for sure.
But -- I have everything the camera recorded -- everything. My theory is, why spend nearly $3k on a camera and then start by possibly crippling some element of its capability? I can't really quantify what I gain, but I am sure I am losing nothing.
I find I review images a little more critically and more readily discard ones that "don't make it." I didn't used to be quite so discerning, and just kept almost everything because I could. External storage space is cheaper and getting cheaper. Discarding images that don't make the grade is also part of the advice I received decades ago: "If you want people to think you're a good photographer, don't leave your mistakes laying around!"