12-Bit vs. 14-Bit RAW

Discussion in 'Philosophy of Photography' started by Biro, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

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    I alwas figured the differences would take extreme scenarios to be visible, but I didn't expect it to require such extreme exposures.
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
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    Had you asked the same question just a few years back, the difference would be much greater.

    I remember when I went from one Pentax with 12 bit to another using 14 bit, it's not that the final result was THAT much different...... but getting the right finished result was easier.

    To a much lesser degree, as sensors keep getting better, I find similar results between using raw vs. jpeg. Not that the results are identical...... but the differences between the 2 keep getting made more and more negligible.
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