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March 13th, 2011, 11:33 AM
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I talked to a guy in wolf camera about memory cards, I am still trying to decide between the extreme and ultra, he has a D700 and uses ultras with no issues at all, plus they are half the cost of the extremes. He also recommend I use two 4gb cards over one 8gb card because you can burn a whole 4gb on one dvd plus if a loss occurs you would lose less with a 4gb...what would you prefer, two 4gb cards or one 8gb?
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March 13th, 2011, 11:38 AM
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I use 2 8g......I try not to fill them til they're full too.....I try to remember to switch before they are completely full.....that doesnt always happen.....

for personal photos....especially on like trips.....I go back and forth betweent he two....I'll use one card for a day or something then switch to the other....then swap back to the other.....and go back and forth so if something happens to One card I still have pics from thruout our trip not just from the first 2 days or whatever....

I also dump them to the laptop daily and dont format my card until I am done editing....lol I am so completely careful/paranoid about something happening to my card that I'm almost a nutcase.....

ofcourse I worry slightly less now that my camera takes the compact flash cards as opposed to the sd cards because the compact flash cards are supposed to be alot more stable
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March 13th, 2011, 12:58 PM
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I would go with the 2 4's Its just "safer"
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March 13th, 2011, 01:11 PM
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I use 2 8g......I try not to fill them til they're full too.....I try to remember to switch before they are completely full.....that doesnt always happen.....

for personal photos....especially on like trips.....I go back and forth betweent he two....I'll use one card for a day or something then switch to the other....then swap back to the other.....and go back and forth so if something happens to One card I still have pics from thruout our trip not just from the first 2 days or whatever....

I also dump them to the laptop daily and dont format my card until I am done editing....lol I am so completely careful/paranoid about something happening to my card that I'm almost a nutcase.....

ofcourse I worry slightly less now that my camera takes the compact flash cards as opposed to the sd cards because the compact flash cards are supposed to be alot more stable
I am becoming a nut case too especially since I have so many weddings booked, I wasn't aware that the compact flashes were more stable, that makes me feel better because my new D700 takes compact flash but my D90 took a sd card. I want to be safe, I just try to imagine losing pictures from a wedding, I would be so beyond devestated I don't know what I'd do...oh it scares me to death just to even think about it.
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March 13th, 2011, 04:49 PM
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I still stick with 2 gbs, but everything I've read has said to either use 4 2b, or 2 4gb, over an 8...
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March 13th, 2011, 05:03 PM
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I use multiple smaller cards because I've always been told it's better to lose 4GB than it is to lose 8GB. I think it depends on your camera though. I *think* mine is only 10mp so 4 GB cards work fine for me. When I upgrade to the 20 something mp 5DmkII (or possibly 5DMKIII if it ever comes out) I'll probably get bigger cards.
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I have a 16 GB card that I really love - but it would be safer to use smaller cards. What about buying one of those portable hard drive backups that you can put the card in and backup right on-site?
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I have a 16 GB card that I really love - but it would be safer to use smaller cards. What about buying one of those portable hard drive backups that you can put the card in and backup right on-site?
I haven't heard of these, tell me more...
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ditto the portable hard drive in The Digital Photography Book, Scott Kelby gives a a couple options, one for each price range.
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