Good early morning,
I am going a little off the plan. I didn't plan for anything horrific to happen when I said I would be talking about filters part 2 ND filters. It did though and I have spent time out helping with recovery and memorial efforts. So today I am going to discuss something that happened to me today.
Generally I shoot in RAW, sometimes I use the small jpeg for things that shouldn't need editing. I took some in jpeg format and forgot to change it back. I took my daughters out hiking today for a picnic dinner, to get away from the TV, social media, radio, and to take some pictures. After picking up my A77 and checking the charge I noticed that it was on jpeg. I changed it to RAW before I took out the battery, so I wouldn't forget. After getting to RRNC and taking a few dozen pictures I realized that they were jpegs again. So the moral of the story is to change your settings back to your normal after the shoot and check it before the shoot too. It sucks to think you have all this latitude with a RAW file only to find you have a jpeg that is reduced from a 24 meg to a 6 meg file. Luckily it wasn't anything that I was being paid for it was all just fun with my daughters.
Even with all the things going on around us we can still find times for fun and pictures. There was some stargazing which will probably be worked into a future discussion. I am not sure about other camera systems and if they are the same as Sony in this regard, I believe that removing the power source changes the settings back to what they were for the last capture. So double check before you shoot. I should be back on track next week and I will get some photos on the CPL post too. Now go out and shoot.