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May 23, 2016 14:35 |  #1

My beloved 1D MkIII still can get over 7000 photos on a single charge, but that's shooting JPG. Will shooting raw change that much?


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May 24, 2016 04:21 |  #2

Cant see how it could make a difference but have to admit I "only" get about 3-3500 shooting RAW. Are you on original batteries or new/indy ones?




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May 24, 2016 04:58 |  #3

Can't see that it will make any difference at all. All images are created as raw data. All images also get processed as JPG for rear LCD display. The only difference is what gets written to the card(s).


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May 24, 2016 05:04 as a reply to Bassat's post |  #4

I got on average about 3500 RAW, didn't try jpeg

What about writing RAW+JPEG!??!?!?!?

i don't see why there would be any real difference apart from the few seconds longer it would take to write to the card in RAW and clear down the buffer than writing jpeg but that shouldn't be much of a difference.


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May 25, 2016 17:23 |  #5

Well, more data being written for the Raw (ie I can get 4x more jpgs on a card vs raw)


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May 27, 2016 01:54 as a reply to bildeb0rg's post |  #6

Still using the 8 year old original Canon battery!


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May 27, 2016 02:18 |  #7

Am I wrong in thinking the camera produces jpegs from a RAW file in camera then?




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May 27, 2016 10:22 as a reply to bildeb0rg's post |  #8

The camera will always create a raw and JPG internally, the setting only controls what it actually writes out to card.

Also, the 1D3 has a small JPG embedded within the raw, to act much as a thumbnail for preview, etc. Newer cameras have full-sized JPGs embedded in them (and probably a thumbnail sized one as well). You could actually just write the raw files out on newer cameras, and use a tool later to extract the full-size JPG.


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May 27, 2016 10:28 |  #9

I would think that the processing of the image is pretty much the same no matter what settings at least for a power standpoint. However, a raw file is significantly larger so write times are going to be longer, but I have to believe that the power needed to write to the card can't be that much.


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May 27, 2016 11:36 |  #10

gjl711 wrote in post #18020759 (external link)
I would think that the processing of the image is pretty much the same no matter what settings at least for a power standpoint. However, a raw file is significantly larger so write times are going to be longer, but I have to believe that the power needed to write to the card can't be that much.

I agree. Chimping for 1 minute, or using IS/OS/VC for 1 minute likely uses a lot more power than writing a several thousand images. Raw, JPG, or Raw+JPG can't possibly make a significant difference in battery life.


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May 28, 2016 09:11 |  #11

I shoot only RAW so I can't compare how well my battery lasts vs JPEGs, but I can say shooting RAW I get fantastic battery life.


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May 28, 2016 23:48 |  #12

Am I the only one who wonders how often you SHOOT 7000 photos in a single photo session (even a 12 hour coverage of a wedding!) to need to worry about battery life?!
That is consuming 1/21 the shutter life of the average camera, in a single shooting session :eek: And while a 1D has longer expected shutter life, 7000 is still about 1/42 of the expected life!


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Wilt wrote in post #18022339 (external link)
Am I the only one who wonders how often you SHOOT 7000 photos in a single photo session (even a 12 hour coverage of a wedding!) to need to worry about battery life?!
That is consuming 1/21 the shutter life of the average camera, in a single shooting session :eek: And while a 1D has longer expected shutter life, 7000 is still about 1/42 of the expected life!

7000 images for a 12 hour session is one image every 6 seconds. That's not a lot of time to compose an image.


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May 29, 2016 00:39 |  #14

gjl711 wrote in post #18022365 (external link)
7000 images for a 12 hour session is one image every 6 seconds. That's not a lot of time to compose an image.

There is a thread, still active, in which the statement was made, "I take around 8000-9000 photos per wedding." I used to be blown away at the idea of 25000 shots in a year, but no more.

So in the context of this thread, my response would be, "Get a grip. a battery grip." although the thread is about a 1D user.


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Wilt wrote in post #18022339 (external link)
Am I the only one who wonders how often you SHOOT 7000 photos in a single photo session (even a 12 hour coverage of a wedding!) to need to worry about battery life?!
That is consuming 1/21 the shutter life of the average camera, in a single shooting session :eek: And while a 1D has longer expected shutter life, 7000 is still about 1/42 of the expected life!

Tell me about it... actually I shot 10,000 photos on Saturday from 9am to 10pm. Bodybuilding shows generally have 200 competitors and I shoot almost nonstop (well there is a 3 hr break at 1pm to 4pm) so yeah, NO TIME TO COMPOSE A SHOT! I do well though as I've been at this for 10 years, and I rarely get any closed eyes or out of focus shots (yay for the 1D MkIII).

I chickened out and shot JPG and got all shots in on the original Canon battery (8 years old now!). I did have time to recharge in between shows, but the battery was still at 60% after 5000 shots! :)


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