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chenga732
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Feb 24, 2017 14:23 |  #1

Hi,

I will be heading to the Grand Teton/YellowStone/Glac​ier National in late July. I need some insight how much memory storage do I need. Do you shoot raw or jpeg or both?

thanks,


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Feb 24, 2017 18:07 |  #2

The question is, do YOU shoot raw or jpeg or both? Is YOUR camera 5 megs or 24 megs or something in between? Are YOU shooting just scenery or just wildlife or both? Anyway figure on several hundred to over a thousand images per day depending on YOUR preferences. Memory cards are relatively cheap or bring along a laptop and external drive and transfer each days pics to them or the cloud. If this is going to be YOUR only trip to the parks don't short your self on pic memory.


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Feb 24, 2017 18:13 |  #3

I can't say what you'll need because I lack the pertinent information, but I can tell you what I use.
When I go for two weeks, I usually wind up taking between 5-7,000 photos, RAW+JPEGs. That uses up between 120-180GBs.


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Feb 24, 2017 18:34 |  #4

I shoot RAW exclusively and since I own a laptop I take it with me as I travel and download to it each night.


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Feb 24, 2017 18:37 |  #5

Take 6 each 32GB cards. :-)


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Feb 25, 2017 13:38 |  #6


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chenga732 wrote in post #18284023 (external link)
I will be heading to the Grand Teton/YellowStone/Glac​ier National in late July. I need some insight how much memory storage do I need.

When I'm in Yellowstone or the Tetons I keep an average of around 300 images a day. So if you have the same shooting habits I do, just multiply 300 times the number of days you'll be there by the size of your image files........that will give you an approximate idea of how much data your cards will need to hold.

I agree with the others - you have not given us any of the info that we would need to recommend a card size based on the way you shoot and the file sizes that you produce. .You haven't even said how long your trip will be. .It's kind of like asking, "How much food should I take on my camping trip?" . . . . . unless we know how long your camping trip is, what size portions you like to eat, and how many meals a day you eat, there is really no way we can possibly make an accurate recommendation.

chenga732 wrote in post #18284023 (external link)
Do you shoot raw or jpeg or both?

I shoot only RAW.


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Feb 25, 2017 18:24 as a reply to Mel-S's post |  #7

Sorry, I should have stated that I will be bringing 5dmk3 with me and staying for 13 days. Currently, I have 2 x 32gb and 1 x 16gb SD. I will be shooting the wildlife and scenery.


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Feb 25, 2017 19:24 |  #8

chenga732 wrote in post #18285030 (external link)
Sorry, I should have stated that I will be bringing 5dmk3 with me and staying for 13 days. Currently, I have 2 x 32gb and 1 x 16gb SD. I will be shooting the wildlife and scenery.


You're going to need more cards unless you have a laptop with you and back up and erase every day.


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Feb 25, 2017 21:06 |  #9

Are the 32 gig cards CF or SD?

You're going to need more cards unless you have a laptop with you and back up and erase every day.

Ive had a couple of cards fail on me so I'm a bit paranoid, I would also bring an external B/U drive like 1TB for less than $100 its good piece of mind if something were to ever happen to the laptop.
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Feb 25, 2017 23:26 |  #10

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JM45ACP wrote in post #18285125 (external link)
I would also bring an external B/U drive like 1TB for less than $100 its good peace (fixed the spelling) of mind if something were to ever happen to the laptop.

What is a B/U drive? .I googled the term, and didn't come up with anything relevant. .This causes me to this that "B/U drive" is probably not a term that most people are familiar with, so I thought it would be helpful if you could explain what it is that you are talking about.


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Feb 26, 2017 01:44 |  #11

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Feb 26, 2017 08:09 as a reply to Tom Reichner's post |  #12

It means Back up like an external hard drive.
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Mar 02, 2017 06:01 |  #13

Naturalist wrote in post #18284247 (external link)
I shoot RAW exclusively and since I own a laptop I take it with me as I travel and download to it each night.


This is what i do, and i take a small (in size ) portable hard drive 500 gb. Memory cards are are fairly cheap compared to other gear. I would take a couple more than i thought i needed. Its easier and probably cheeper to get before trip,than to try to find one while traveling and realize u need more :-)

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