I'm trying to find out how to set JPEG only mode on my Canon 5D Mark II - which options do I need to set from which menus?


Assuming you mean a 5D MK II (spelt with a capital i not a 1), Menu -> "first tab" (in red) -> Quality -> shutter wheel to set RAW to "none" and aperture wheel to set JEPG. (Must have on button in the correct place, might work with the joystick too.)

BUT I would HIGHLY recommend to always shoot RAW. Some groups apparently need the fast JPEG (e.g. photojournalists at sports events) but even in that case I would suggest you obtain a RAW file which you can edit later on.

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    RAW + JPEG is the way forward. – Matt Grum Jan 7 '15 at 9:20
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    I voted this down because I disagree "always shoot RAW", not because the steps you provided to change the quality setting are incorrect. – dpollitt Jan 7 '15 at 15:33
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    @DetlevCM When you have limited storage for whatever reason not having the RAW means you can store many more JPEG frames. I did this this summer on a trip after picking up a Sony A7R, I have a huge number of CF cards but very few SD cards (I wanted to evaluate the camera before investing in cards). I shot RAW only rather than RAW + JPEG to save space. Most of the time I shoot RAW + JPEG for convenience as storage is usually not a problem. – Matt Grum Jan 7 '15 at 16:14
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    We've got a good Q&A on the "why RAW+JPG" question here. – mattdm Jan 7 '15 at 16:29
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    That's fine. I just wanted to redirect to the in-depth Q&A rather than having an argument in the comments. :) – mattdm Jan 7 '15 at 16:43

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