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FORUMS General Gear Talk Data Storage, Memory Cards & Backup
Thread started 17 Jan 2017 (Tuesday) 09:39
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Poll"What size memory card do you shoot with?"
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64GB
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35.5%
128GB
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11.2%
> 128GB
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4.7%

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What size memory card do you shoot with?

 
kaitlyn2004
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Jan 17, 2017 09:39 |  #1

I currently have 32GB cards, but along with bigger file sizes of my 5D Mark IV and overall increasing storage while on the go, I'm curious what size you guys shoot with? It seems that, generally speaking, there isn't really a price difference anymore when changing sizes (i.e. 64gb card may be very close to 2x 32gb card)


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Jan 17, 2017 09:43 |  #2

64gb SanDisk Extreme for me, don't think I'd use any other now


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Jan 17, 2017 10:26 |  #3

I was kind of surprised to see the limited number of choices. I use 16GB SD cards in my 80D and 6D. So far, so good. For my 1D4, I use 32GB CF cards for raw (when I shoot raw), and 16GB SD cards for shooting raw+JPG, or straight JPG. I'm not quite sure how I should vote.

I already have spare 32GB CF cards and spare 16GB SD cards. I don't see any need for larger cards.


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Jan 17, 2017 11:14 |  #4

both my Mark IIIs have a 64gig card in the SD slot - that's for backup
I use 32gig in the CF slot, and never have to change cards at a wedding - most of the time 16 gigs would do!


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Jan 17, 2017 13:07 |  #5

SMP_Homer wrote in post #18247245 (external link)
both my Mark IIIs have a 64gig card in the SD slot - that's for backup
I use 32gig in the CF slot, and never have to change cards at a wedding - most of the time 16 gigs would do!

Yeah, that's interesting - right now my CF+SD are exact same size, so I swap out together. Thought about just having 1 larger card for backup, and swap out the other card when full. Maybe gets harder to manage though.. mhmm


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Jan 17, 2017 13:10 |  #6

32 GB, but thinking of downsizing to 16 and just switching them more often for a little added insurance


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Jan 17, 2017 13:27 |  #7

Since I went from the 10MP 1D3 to the 22 MP 5D3 all I've bought are 32 GB CF. ( 16 or 32 SD)

Those 32 feel about are right for 5D4 as well IMHO. I haven't yet been tempted to get the pricier 64GB CF cards,. but I likely would if I was shooting 5Dsr, or Sony 40plus MP.

Often the SD card can be MUCH smaller than the CF when I am shooting RAW to CF and jpeg to SD.

I find the prices for larger capacity SD cards tempting, but always stear clear as SD cards are the only cards I have had fail on me on a regular basis.

I stopped bringing a way to DL cards on trips many years back. Instead I tend to just bring a lot of cards, and leave the downloading for when I get home.


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Jan 17, 2017 13:28 |  #8

For my kind of shooting, I rarely need more than 16 GB in a day. So for me, 32 GB would be fine and would give me some extra in case I need it. And I have a couple of 32 GB cards.

But for a week or two vacation, I find a bigger card to be handy. I just keep using the same card until I get home. Never filled it yet. Every night I back up new shots to my laptop, so the card itself serves as a backup.

So in the poll, I would need to answer both 32 GB and 128 GB.


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Jan 17, 2017 13:38 |  #9

I had an 8GB in my 7D when I was storing in JPEG. But as I now store in RAW I have just upgraded to a 32GB card and keep the 8GB as a spare.


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Jan 17, 2017 16:23 |  #10

My D800 pumps out 40megabyte RAWs, so I'm shooting 64gb Sandisk Extreme Pro.

It's not just size you need to consider, but also write speed.


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Jan 17, 2017 16:24 |  #11

Most all of my cards are 16gb. I have a few 32gb but I find 16 is more than sufficient for me since my cameras hold dual cards


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Jan 17, 2017 16:38 |  #12

I use 64gb CF cards in my 1DX.....but I also have a few 34gb SD cards so I bought an SD to CF adapter in order to make use of them..


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Jan 17, 2017 17:07 |  #13

i think 32gb is perfect size for me and my 70D...i've got 3 of them...i might've filled one over a 3 day trip...but it's really not something i've ever felt the need for more GB


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Jan 17, 2017 17:12 |  #14

I guess its the difference in types of photography. I still use 4s and 8s. I carry 4 8s when i go out. I rarely fill one card up though.


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Jan 17, 2017 18:34 |  #15

I have two each 32GB Sandisk Extreme Pro CF and SD that I used to use in my 1DsIII that now get used in my 7D2. I switched to a pair of 64GB Lexar CF cards when I got a 1DX because they offered better performance at a better price, and now I'm using those along with a 64GB Lexar CFast in my 1DXII. I almost went with a 128GB CFast but I'm not convinced we are going to see CFast in many more Canon bodies so I don't see a reason to invest heavily in the format at the moment (I think it's just as likely that they move to XQD or jump to CFexpress when it's ready).




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