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Old Feb 19, 2004, 3:59 PM   #11
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or a laptop or computer and burn on a cd......
How practical is it in practice?
512M / 8M (for a 10D's RAW) = 64 pictures --> ie about two rolls of films.
Are we going to have to carry a laptop in addition to the lens bag on a mountain hike or islands hopping trip, and then having to tell everyone on the shoot to hold while we download?
... Let's not forget the AC supply for the laptop which is about the size of my MindStor!

Large memory card is just not for everyone...
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NHL, I think we are actually saying the same thing. It's not the size of the card as much as how much you put on it. If I had a (nonexistant) CF card that could hold 1,200 RAW files I'd feel that was too many to want to risk in one thing.

But the reality is that I carry around 400 pictures in my 1G and that isn't bad. I would like to switch to RAW, but with only 120 or so pictures on the card... that is not enough. I take dupes of the same thing all the time to make sure they are in focus (you see how much I trust the AF on the 10D.)

So if I were to switch to RAW (which I'd like to do) I'd have to take fewer pictures, buy more CF cards, or buy some form of portable storage (which gets back to the same problem.)

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Old Feb 19, 2004, 7:17 PM   #13
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well the thing is......i have a 128MB card.......and i would LIKE to shoot in RAW but i'm able to take up to 160 pictures in Large Superfine.......it says in my manual that came with my camera that i can fit 42 pictures on a 128MB card.....which i'd have to bye a 512 or more to make it worth taking them in RAW......(unless i'm underestimating the RAW format )
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... and that's exactly my point: Until someone starts appreciating the benefit of the RAW format, they don't need large memory cards. :P

Obviously manufacturers don't put out multi-Grand $ 4G/6G if there's no demand right?
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would someone care to point out the pros and cons of raw? (or point me to a site that does?)
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FYI

http://www.rogercavanagh.com/helpinfo/35_rawor.htm
http://blog.eosdigitalrebel.com/blog.../9/12757.html/

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I can't save RAW, only TIFF on my camera and if I use TIFF it takes about a week to ten days to write the file to the card
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I can't save RAW, only TIFF on my camera and if I use TIFF it takes about a week to ten days to write the file to the card
Get a USB 2.0 or firewire card reader
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I can't save RAW, only TIFF on my camera and if I use TIFF it takes about a week to ten days to write the file to the card
Get a USB 2.0 or firewire card reader
That wouldn't help, I'm talking about after I push the shutter button. Click and then the light starts blinking for about 165 to 250 hours. It doesn't make for quick follow up shots.
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That wouldn't help, I'm talking about after I push the shutter button. Click and then the light starts blinking for about 165 to 250 hours. It doesn't make for quick follow up shots.
oh...i misread your comment...never mind
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