Hey Mike, Yes I agree with you, 100%. I have shot surfing, football (soccer) and many cycling events and I have fine tuned the X-E2 to pump out a pretty serious frame rate with jpg and clearing the buffer at a usable rate to go again. As you say a well exposed image doesn’t need much work and even less work if it’s framed and composed well. You are right
The basic reason is I want to get the best quality (well most information) in the file just in case I want to process it differently in the future. The main use I have for my images is printing. I create two photo books per year and an annual calendar as well as a photo wall of 12 images that is rotated annually and about another six prints that are replaced less regular as the whole family like them. I do change my mind on the look on some photos and mostly a change them from my preferred black and white to colour. Now having said that maybe only a very small amount of these prints are from sporting events so I could just go with the jpg’s as typically they have come SOOC pretty good first go.
I’m going to fess up here and say my previous camera (DSLR) had a frame rate of 3 shots per second with a maximum buffer of 9 shots, I don’t change equipment often So I have become very deliberate in my approach to action photography and the limitations of my previous equipment have shaped this.
I might (will) just let loose at the next event and tack the shackles off and do as you suggest.
I really do appreciate you coming back to question my approach. Thanks Paul