I have just purchased a digital SLR -- my first -- so I have entered the brave new world of shooting in camera RAW. I know, I am years behind the times, but that is beside the point. My question is, should I convert my RAW files to .DNG or leave them in the .CR2 Canon RAW format? If yes, should I convert on import, or later? Finally, I note that LR allows when you convert to .DNG to keep a copy of the .CR2 RAW file as well. This seems to defeat the advantage of the space saving RAW file. Thoughts?
P.S. My first attempt at "developing" a RAW file using Lightroom was last night. I loved the additional White Balance options available to me over processing a .jpg or .tif.