I'm sure there is a simple answer here, but I'm at a loss to figure it out. I've been shooting with an original Digital Rebel for about 5 years, and recently switched to the XSI, which I loved... right up until I broke a fall with it this weekend. Anyway, it's off at Canon to see if its fixable, and in the meantime, I figured I'd better solve this dilemma.
All my old files went something like this when I imported them to my computer from the 300D. IMG_1232.CR2. Great. No sweat. Trouble is, when I'm shooting with the XSI, the files are named the same, except the numbers have started over again! What I'm worried about is ending up with 2 files that have the same exact name... Will the new one overwrite the old one and delete it from my computer?? I haven't been able to prove it one way or another yet, but I'm pretty sure I'm missing a few older pictures that have been overwritten by the new ones.
Does anyone have an easy way to handle this, or is it even something to worry about? I would love to be able to start my XSI counting files at some arbitrary number, like you can when you order a book of new checks, but it can't be done that I can see.