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  •  Glad I never tried! (11+ / 0-)

    I bought a new Canon earlier this year. The user guide was pretty sparse (you have to get the expanded version online). They did say just enough about the RAW format to make me decide not to play with it. Now that I've heard about your adventures, I'm certainly going to stay away from that format.

    And their editing program is not very intuitive. I don't do much editing, and I can use other software for the basic stuff.

    •  I don't mean to beat a dead horse (8+ / 0-)

      but with Nikon I only shoot in RAW and that is because Nikon's software is made for shooting in RAW.

      The advantages of RAW I could sit here and list for days. Spending $800 on a Canon and finding out that it will take me at least an hour to view 200 photos really made it seem like I threw $800 out the window.  

      When I was in Canon's Zoom Browser EX which is almost as fast but nowhere near as user friendly as Nikon software  and clicked on a RAW file to get the error message “Unable to edit movies, sound files or RAW images” instead of just opening their own RAW image editor, I was pissed off.

      Like I wrote above, I can't even imagine Nikon software blowing me off like that. You just click on any photo, edit as much as you want then save as a Jpg, in any file you want. After that, double click on the photo to go back to the entire shooting event and pick another.

      Nikon knows what I know about RAW, it's the only way to fly.

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