From what I've been able to discover, (IMHO) the only advantage to 16 bit is in the initial processing for colour (grey bal & any colour cast, contrast and sharpening. Once those are done I convert to 8bit to save drive space and memory. I always keep the origial and may keep the corrected 16 bit image.
My workflow goes from RAW to Capture One pro to generate a tif, then to photoshop for final processing. I found that the C1 software speeds up my productivity and reduces most of what I need to do in PS. Just wish I could fix my images on here so they look the same as on my monitor!!! LOL
I'd be interested if anyone has other views on the C1 software or the 8/16 bit question. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]