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Old Feb 20, 2011, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default Replace Canon Rebel T1i with T2i?

I'm considering upgrading from my Canon Rebel T1i to the T2i only because the former does not allow one to shoot in the RAW format and the latter does. I'd rather process my photos myself (if they need it) on my computer than let the camera do it for me. The T2i has gotten some very good reviews and inasmuch as I'm already familiar with the basic workings of the camera I thought I'd stick with the Canon. Of course, I could be swayed to look at the Nikon's if someone had reason for such a move. I still have my Nikon N70 which shot film and with which I have some startlingly beautiful photos (if I say so myself).

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Old Feb 20, 2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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The spec of the T1i say that it does shoot RAW.
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 12:57 PM   #3
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I'm considering upgrading from my Canon Rebel T1i to the T2i only because the former does not allow one to shoot in the RAW format
Good news! The T1i produces RAW files. Your options are 'RAW' or
'RAW+L' (RAW + highest quality JPEG) in the Quality settings.

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Would be interested in what you all have to say.
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The T2i isn't a big upgrade from the T1i. You get a few more Mp
and better HD video options. Otherwise, the two cameras have
similar image quality. I think you should be happy with your T1i
unless you feel the need to upgrade to the 60D or 7D.
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 1:51 PM   #4
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Default Aha!

I couldn't find the RAW + L option in quality settings when I had the camera set to Full Auto. By chance, it happened to be on the P setting (priority?) and voila, there was RAW+L in the quality setting.

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Old Feb 20, 2011, 4:48 PM   #5
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most DSLRs won't let you use RAW in full auto mode, as well as in most of the scene modes. You can select it in program, Av, Tv and manual mode (creative zone modes, or whatever they are called ). your other options are also quite limited in auto modes. sometimes it helps to read the manual
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Old Feb 22, 2011, 2:57 AM   #6
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... sometimes it helps to read the manual
But only as a last resort
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