You don't hang with enough "photographers".
You have no idea (or maybe you do) how many "photographers" I see that trust the camera to make their decisions. Then get paid for that crap.
I get it as close as I can in camera. Same as I did for film. That way my PP is minimal. And i still don't do it. I mean still have 5000 personal shots to PP.And I know all the shortcuts.
BTW if that camera let's you shoot both you should. You don't always need, or want to PP everything. Some shots are just fine SOOC.
Enjoy the new camera.
No I don't know many photographers. I have one that I talk to on a regular basis since I worked with him previously. We share freelance work with each other to date. My wife knows plenty of "photographers" and every time I see their work, I cringe, I can't help it.
Getting the shot right SOOC takes a little bit of work to get at first. It's a pain at times to make it right in PP. I only use PP to enhance a photo. If I have to spend a lot of time on it in post, I know I did something wrong. I have some high standards for my work.
For an example, all I did to the camera body in PP was levels and curves to bring in the whites and blacks and to boost contrast, a crop, took some dust off the plexiglass, and burned down the top left corner.
Yes the camera does shoot RAW + JPEG, but I like to have the option to tweak white balance and exposure first before converting them to JPEGs (if need be). Plus then I have more space for RAW files.
I don't mean to sound defensive with my posts, but I wouldn't drop this kind of money on just a hobby.
What an awesome camera.
I have many "unboxing" and "review" vids and I so want it. Maybe this thanksgiving.
Enjoy the new cam
This camera is awesome. I've been drooling over this camera for a while and am very pleased with my purchase this far.