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Two Smaller Cards or One Large

 
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I was wondering, what do you guys think when it comes down between using one 4 gig card or (2) 2 gig cards.

I suppose for keeping shutter count I coudl just add the file numbers. Is that right or would it only be possible to keep coutn using one and only one card...

Jun 11, 2006 02:07

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i prefer 2 cards, just in case for some murpheys law reason, something happens to the card, i then have a back up. and once, i left my card in the card reader, raced out the door without it. Lucky i had my spare in the pouch pocket!

Jun 11, 2006 05:25

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I agree with Tina, the second card acts as insurance for the first.

Jun 11, 2006 06:41

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Yeah... I'd definitely go two 2 gig cards... 2 gigs last long enough to not be an inconvenience and it's much better to have one fail when you have two than when it's your only one :p

Jun 11, 2006 06:54 as a reply to nation's post 13 minutes earlier.

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I'd suggest going with four 1-gig cards. One will occasionally be left in the reader at home. One may fail. By spreading out the load, you'd lose less by having more cards with less capacity each.

Jun 11, 2006 07:03

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At least more then one card. Apart from the reasons stated above, that way you can keep shooting while downloading the first.

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excellent guys

I considered the 1 card failing but now that I hear you guys, much easier now, thanks!

Jun 11, 2006 12:43

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I'll add another vote to multiple cards vs one big one. I've lost a card in the past and had one fail before the days of recovery software. Very painful experience that can reduced to a loss of SOME of your shots, instead of ALL of them!

Jun 11, 2006 14:26

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Have a minimum of two cards.
Whatever you can afford. split it between at least two cards.

Jun 11, 2006 14:31

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I have three 1GB cards. If I were you I'd go with:

2x2GB cards
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2x1GB cards and 1x2GB card.

Jun 11, 2006 15:47

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Jackal wrote:
2x1GB cards and 1x2GB card.

That's what I use. I thought about a 4Gb card but you never know what might happen so I keep my pics spread over 3 cards.

Jun 11, 2006 19:23 as a reply to Jackal's post 3 hours earlier.

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I have 5 - 4GB cards. One is in the camera and the other four move through as I fill up the card. I have 2 card cases, one marked full and they go into that one as they are filled up. Works great for me. I would never want just one.

Jun 11, 2006 23:26

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how does the 2Gig card work with the 30D in terms of speed? then vs 1gig and 4gigs?

Jun 12, 2006 02:27

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like everyone said have at least 2 cards. I have 1x4GB and 1xGB, I use the 1GB card when i'm unloading my 4GB onto the portable card reader just in case something great were to happen when the 4GB card is being unloaded, i at least have the 1GB card in the camera ready to shoot

Jun 12, 2006 02:41

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Personally I don't use anything larger than 2gb. I'd rather I lose 200 some odd pictures from 2gb card than 400+ from a 4gb card. And of course the "just in case I leave it at home" thing.

Jun 12, 2006 10:14

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