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Memory card management
« on: September 01, 2008, 10:07:26 AM »
Which do you prefer, 1 large capacity (say 8GB) or Multiple small capacity (like 4 2GB's)CF card?

 

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Memory card management
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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008, 10:15:26 AM »
I'd prefer 4 2gigs, at least pag macorrupt ang isa, hindi lahat ng files damay.  ;)

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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008, 10:30:48 AM »
Multiple 2-4 gig cards work for my type of shooting.  Many dedicated RAW/NEF or events photographers will probably need higher capacity cards.  Whichever the case may be, the operative word here should be MULTIPLE.  Never go on a shoot with just one card.  I always have at least 3 cards in my cambag    ;) ;D

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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 11:08:22 AM »
i've been using one 8gb card for a while now because i prefer shooting raw.  i just make sure i reformat the card before using it and that i download all files after.

i bring a backup 1gb card for emergency purposes.

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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 11:12:47 AM »
Depends kung what type of user ka.

Madalas ka bang RAW o Jpeg lang.

Mas safe talaga kung 2 4 gigs.
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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008, 11:14:27 AM »
So you can easily access them, have a different and separate container for your used cards, and another for your freshly-reformatted ones.

We also prefer to use multiple cards instead of depending on one. Download at the first opportunity. If you are doing events, this may even mean during breaks, or when there is a lull in the activity. An Epson P5000, or similar equipment, is a good place to store your images while you are still at work.
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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 03:03:43 PM »
A typical cause of memory card damage is physical handling (or mishandling). Thin memory cards such as SD cards are more prone to such physical damage. So I try to limit the physical handling and environmental exposure by keeping a 16-GB SD card in the camera. The capacity is big enough so I won't need to change cards in the middle of a photo trip. For backup, I also put another SD card in the second memory slot of the camera. The camera is programmed to save each image on both SD cards. So I always have 2 separate copies of the image.
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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008, 03:32:59 PM »

4G CF for me. I rarely fill it up even with raw files. I also have back up 2G and 8G CFs. I also use Sandisk for my main CF. It's the most reliable brand.

CF is also known to be more reliable than SD. CF is bigger and thicker. The contact points are hidden (no way to accidentally touch or scratch), unlike SD.

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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2008, 03:52:40 PM »
I for one prefer multiple 4gb CF, lessens the fear of having all your photos in a corrupt CF and have nothing in the end


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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2008, 04:42:12 PM »
multiply cd cards for me. right now i have 1 4gig, 1 2gig and 2 1gig. :D total of 8gig
1gig for small events
2gig and 4gig for big events
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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2008, 05:25:18 PM »
I also prefer 4 2GBs over one 8GB... I dont like putting all my images in one place. :)
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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2008, 07:52:34 PM »
Multiple cards is my vote vs a single large capacity card.  If it falls from your pocket.. there you go!  Also, 4GB cards are cheaper now. 

it used to be people wanted increments of 512MB (so it fits straigh away to CDR), so I guess increments of 4GB  will fit perfect to DVD discs. 

since I shoot mainly RAW, 2GB and 4GB cards are useful in events... My 1GB cards are my last cards to use. 

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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2008, 08:12:49 PM »
I agree with the previous post. Mas mabuti na to be safe na magmultiple cards instead of 8 GB or 16 GB. you may never know kung kailan macocorrupt ang card mo.

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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2008, 09:11:42 PM »
Just be careful whenever you insert a CF card into the slot. If you bend or break any one of the CF card slot's 50 needle-thin pins, you won't be able to use the camera anymore. And if you don't have a backup camera, your shooting spree is over.
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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2008, 09:19:06 PM »
I use multiple cards.  Right now I have 4 8GB SD cards.  I used to have 4 1GB CF cards when I was still using Canon bodies.

Memory cards are so cheap now. I remember when I got my first 512MB CF card in Singapore, it cost me P4K!!!
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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2008, 09:24:51 PM »
Memory cards are so cheap now. I remember when I got my first 512MB CF card in Singapore, it cost me P4K!!!

Ah, those memories (pun intended)! I had been using CF cards since they were just 128 MB. But now I use half a dozen SD cards since all my computers have built-in SD card slots, and I could share the SD cards between my DSLR and compact cameras.
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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2008, 09:48:14 PM »
Ah, those memories (pun intended)! I had been using CF cards since they were just 128 MB. But now I use half a dozen SD cards since all my computers have built-in SD card slots, and I could share the SD cards between my DSLR and compact cameras.

Actually first memory card was a Sony Memory Stick.  I got a 32MB one when I got a "top-of-the-line" $700 1.3 MP Cybershot back in 2000.  It cost me $80 for the 32MB MS.  My round trip airfare to NY was actually cheaper than the Cybershot and MS combined.


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For me, I always get at least 2 of the same capacity of memory cards for my camera.  This gives me peace of mind.  Whether 2 4GB, 2 8GB or 2 16Gb, get 2 of what your budget permits.   :)
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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2008, 10:33:48 AM »
4G CF is just about right.  Buy 2 to 3 pcs.
Newer model DSLR's will have higher MP, 8G CF will be future proof.


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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2008, 10:49:14 AM »
got tw0 8gb CF cards lang.  So far ok naman just follow the download and format rule after use. OT:  Transcend has thos 16GB and 32GB CF cards na.  will there be compatibility issues on any cameras.  I remember kasi yung 8GB sd card ko cant be used with my P&S
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Re: Memory card management
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2008, 12:13:50 PM »
I lost about 20GB of cards early this year(4GBs and 2GBs) as I had misplaced my memory card wallet. :(

I have since replaced them with 3 16GB Sandisks that I rarely take out of my bodies. I guess I won't loose them anymore unless I loose the cams :)

Since moving up to the higher capacity cards though, I found it liberating not having to worry about running out of memory or missing an important moment while changing cards. My suggestion is to go big as your budget allows.

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