Canon 1D Mark II only takes 1MP Raw's

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rmpll New Member • Posts: 7
Canon 1D Mark II only takes 1MP Raw's
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Hi, I recently aquired a 1D Mark II because it was up for 80€
after taking some Photos I saw that the JPEG's are 8MP in resolution but the Raw's are only 1MP. The Review's say it takes 8mp raw's so does anybody have an Idea how I could change it to 8 MP? I already looked through the Manual twice and could not find anything. Camera is set to record Raw+Jpeg L to the CF Card.

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Scott Larson Veteran Member • Posts: 6,959
Re: Canon 1D Mark II only takes 1MP Raw's

What resolution are the RAW files?

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Leon Wittwer Forum Pro • Posts: 13,525
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What do you mean my 1MP raw?  Is that the raw file size?  I used a 1DII years ago and do not remember "1MP raw's".  What are you using to open the raw files to view them?

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Scott Larson Veteran Member • Posts: 6,959
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I think the RAW files had a small JPEG "preview" image in them. Is the OP confusing that with the actual RAW image in the file?

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Scott Larson wrote:

I think the RAW files had a small JPEG "preview" image in them. Is the OP confusing that with the actual RAW image in the file?

I would think that would be an excellent guess. I see this is the OP's first or second post. This may, perhaps, also be the start of their experience with RAW files, maybe.

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Norm Neely Senior Member • Posts: 2,646
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rmpll wrote:

Hi, I recently aquired a 1D Mark II because it was up for 80€

One of the first things to doing when getting a used camera.  Reset to factory specs and go from their.  How to is in the manual.

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OP rmpll New Member • Posts: 7
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I have looked through the Manual alot of Times even before getting the Camera, and there actually is no such thing as resetting the Settings. You can Reset Custom Functions and Personal Functions, but that is it.

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OP rmpll New Member • Posts: 7
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Well then you are on the wrong foot, or my server is filled with endless Terrabytes of RAW-Files from somebody else
When I select the L Quality JPEGs in the I get 8.19 MP 3504 x 2336 .jpg files.
If I record one in raw the resolution drops down to 1.57 MP 1536 x 1024, and it is definetly not the preview, because I already wanted to edit the Files and was wondering why in Lightroom they were shown as 1 MP Pictures

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OP rmpll New Member • Posts: 7
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1536 x 1024 in RAW .CR2 and 3504 x 2336 in .JPG

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OP rmpll New Member • Posts: 7
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When capturing the images and having the Image Quality set to Raw or Raw + L I only get RAW's with a resolution of 1536 x 1024 .
I use FastStone Imageviewer. I never had such a thing with my 6D or 250d

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OP rmpll New Member • Posts: 7
I (somehow) fixed it
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I'll just reply to the base thread so I dont have to copy+paste the answer.
I think my Photoshop had some kind of a problem, I just patched it so I am on the latest Update and now the raw's are in Full Resolution while I edit them. So I guess the problem wasn't the camera.
But thank you guys for the potential help

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Scott Larson Veteran Member • Posts: 6,959
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I bet it was having trouble recognizing the RAW data and fell back on the small JPEG preview image that's built into the RAW files. Sometimes software is too helpful.

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