Well, to cut to the chase, I decided to open one of my RAW images from the Venus Transit to see the difference...and HOLY DETAILS BATMAN! Below is the only image I have opened so far and needless to say I am now motivated to get to work on the rest of the images from the Transit of Venus. Be sure to click and enlarge the image (and if your browser automatically re-sizes the picture to fit your window, click it again to bring it up to full size).
Again, this was 1/4000 of a second at ISO 100. Keep in mind that this image has been cropped and converted to JPEG format for presentation here, so there is actually more data than one can see in the above image. In the hands of a skilled image processor, the results could be even more spectacular.