01-03-2019 07:08 PM
First, I have searched here and the internet for the answer to this and I'm stumped. I have tested on all 3 of my cameras and they all do the same thing. And yes, I've searched the manuals too.
1dx2, 5DSr, 7D2
When shooting with 2 cards (1 card raw, 1 card jpg as a backup) when I rate a photo in camera, sometimes it updates one card, and sometimes it will update the other card, but it never updates both cards. I have checked the files in both lightroom and the Canon software and both show the same thing.
So my question is, what controls which card the rating gets written to on these things. I use it when shooting sports to shorten the time when culling photos to send to the paper. Helps me remember the shots of important plays.
I thought it was a card 1 card 2 slot issue, but that doesn't seem to be it. I seem to have gotten it to switch by shooting with my primary card and rating a photo. Then when I inserted the other card it "remembered" which card it updated last? (I'm guessing here). I would have expected it to update both files but that is not happening for sure.
01-03-2019 08:59 PM
01-03-2019 11:02 PM
01-04-2019 09:44 AM
"I have checked the files in both lightroom ..."
I wouldn't and I don't even concern myself with the camera rating and just use LR. You need to view the photos on a bigger screen anyway and you probably change the rating from time to time with LR, also.
01-04-2019 10:09 AM
"I wouldn't and I don't even concern myself with the camera rating and just use LR."
It comes in handy when shooting sport for a newspaper (tight deadlines) and you want to make sure you can find the shots of a particular play later and quickly.
01-04-2019 10:17 AM
I guess so, maybe, but when I do those kind of jobs I am usually too busy to stop and rate a photo. I have a preset in LR that adds certain key words to help identify some of the shots. Presets in LR is your friend for sure.