RAW + Basic - writing 2 JPGs

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Dave H New Member • Posts: 21
RAW + Basic - writing 2 JPGs

I've just starting looking at RAW, and have the following problem. If I choose RAW (only), the camera (D50) writes a "NEF" file, around 5 Mb. If, however, I choose "RAW + BASIC", it writes 2 small JPGs (about 650 Kb), and no "NEF" file. What am I doing wrong? Or is it a fairly serious problem with the camera?

Thanks for any suggestions,

Dave.

ToeKnee44 Contributing Member • Posts: 821
Re: RAW + Basic - writing 2 JPGs

I am assuming that after you download pictures to your computer, you
are finding the two JPGs and no NEF. Is that correct?

Are you using a program to transfer the picts to your computer?
If so, what program?

I am suspicious that the problem may be caused by software, not by
the camera itself.

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sillyconguru Veteran Member • Posts: 3,057
Re: RAW + Basic - writing 2 JPGs

Change the camera's transfer mode to from "PTP" to "Mass storage" (or is it the other way around? ;)). Better still, get a card reader.

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Dave H OP New Member • Posts: 21
Re: RAW + Basic - writing 2 JPGs

Thanks for this suggestion, which I'll try, and report back. It's when I look at the camera in "My Computer" that I'm seeing the 2 small JPGs on the camera (i.e. before downloading them). But, when I look at the file information on the camera's screen, it says that the pics are "RAW + Basic".

REBlue Senior Member • Posts: 2,003
Re: RAW + Basic - writing 2 JPGs

Well, what do you get when you actually download the files?

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Thomas Comerford Veteran Member • Posts: 9,745
Re: RAW + Basic - writing 2 JPGs

No, you're just seeing what Windows is telling you. Windows doesn't understand what a NEF file is but it can see the JPEG that is embedded in it (even if you just shoot raw, a full-size JPEG will be embedded in the file), and it is showing you that instead.

Change the camera's USB mode to "mass storage".

Dave H wrote:

Thanks for this suggestion, which I'll try, and report back. It's
when I look at the camera in "My Computer" that I'm seeing the 2
small JPGs on the camera (i.e. before downloading them). But,
when I look at the file information on the camera's screen, it says
that the pics are "RAW + Basic".

bedde Contributing Member • Posts: 699
Re: RAW + Basic - writing 2 JPGs

I think you should download the latest version of the software or try Capture NX.

I once had a problem opening NEF files. Got some error message saying the file format was not compatible with the supplied software.

I posted a thread, and one use suggested upgrading the software to the latest version or try using the latest version of Capture NX.
And it worked!

Hope this helps.

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winnie Veteran Member • Posts: 4,219
Definately to do with the Mass Storage setting

This has been mentioned before on here but for a D200.

As mentioned by a couple of other people on this thread, change the mode to Mass Storage and you will see the correct NEF + JPG.

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Dave H OP New Member • Posts: 21
Re: Definately to do with the Mass Storage setting

Perfect! Thanks to everyone who responded.

Relieved,

Dave.

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