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Aug 17, 2011 13:59 |  #31

If the card going bad is the only real fear then inreasing the number of cards increases the chance of failure, increasing the problem you think exists in the first place.


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Aug 17, 2011 14:13 |  #32

More cards, less cards. It doesn't really matter. Use whatever you are comfortable with and what works for YOU!




  
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Aug 17, 2011 14:22 |  #33

The never ending debate.. But if you're shooting video, the real question is 2x32GB or 1x64GB ;). My advice? Offload your files at the end of the day, everyday.




  
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Aug 17, 2011 14:28 |  #34

you spread out the risk of a single card going bad if you have multiple cards, but you increase the likelihood of a card going bad by having more...it seems that there is no right answer...except backup often.




  
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Aug 17, 2011 14:40 |  #35

thepinched wrote in post #12952831 (external link)
you spread out the risk of a single card going bad if you have multiple cards, but you increase the likelihood of a card going bad by having more...it seems that there is no right answer...except backup often.

What you may not have thought about is Mr. Murphy. For example, somebody I know very well drove some 40 miles to a party that he was going to photograph. Upon pulling the camera out of the case, it was discovered that the memory card that was supposed to be in the camera was left at home in the card reader.

Fortunately, I had three more memory cards in the camera case and there was no real problem except for the muffled aw xxit for the moment.

The bottom line is that there are MANY reasons why having only one memory card could cause the worst day of your life. You should have several memory cards as well as several batteries and have a way to mark them as available (or charged, in the case of batteries) or full/discharged.


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Aug 17, 2011 16:10 as a reply to  @ post 12949973 |  #36

If you go from 1 to 2 cards, you double of the chances of finding a bad one....not to mention losing one.

The only bad CF card I have ever had was a Duracell 32GB 600x bad from the box. The rest of their cards all tested 400x. So they were all returned.

I now use Lexar 32GB 600x cards in each body and read them with a Lexar USB 3 reader.




  
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Aug 17, 2011 16:58 as a reply to  @ MCAsan's post |  #37

Buy some Kingston Micro SD cards (the ones you find in Blackberries and other smart phones). They are less likely to fail, they can be a multipurpose card, and I was able to do 720 video on my old T1i with a class 4 8gb card. They never went corrupt on me (unlike the Duracell SD cards).


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Aug 17, 2011 17:23 as a reply to  @ Bond_Savingsbond's post |  #38

recent CF and SD reviews

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Aug 18, 2011 08:13 |  #39

You guys really go over board with this "what if the card fails" thing. I've never had a card fail. Probably because I stick to the top brands of Sandisk, Lexar (my now preferred card of choice), and Transcend. There's no reason NOT to get a 32gb card. I'd doubt you can even fill it up in a day to begin with.


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Aug 18, 2011 08:21 |  #40

+1 on what Razeus said.

get whatever you can afford. it doesnt matter. i have 4GBs, 8GBs and even 16GB cards. I normally use the 8GB cards mainly because I have alot of them. i normally switch cards during a pause point (downtime) or when one part of the event is over. Ceremony in one card, formal/family photos in one card, and blah blah blah


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Aug 18, 2011 10:25 |  #41

Shoot 16 gb of jpg. Haha. Space galore even on a 5d II.

Truthfully, I have 3 16gb cards in case one gets lost/broken/etc. If youre just starting out, it's berthed to go with multiple smaller cards.


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Aug 18, 2011 10:49 |  #42

Everyone sorta glossed over the big point Jay was making back on page one: You can control what you do with your cards. That's all on you. There is nothing you can do to avoid a card going bad. That will happen whenever it damn well pleases.


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Aug 18, 2011 12:22 |  #43

Mike Deep wrote in post #12957383 (external link)
Everyone sorta glossed over the big point Jay was making back on page one: You can control what you do with your cards. That's all on you. There is nothing you can do to avoid a card going bad. That will happen whenever it damn well pleases.

exactly, and if you have only one card when the crap hits the fan then you are just plain out of luck..... you should have at least 2-3 cards with you when you go out shooting.


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Aug 18, 2011 13:55 |  #44

I use a SanDisk Extreme 32GB (400x) and I love it, tons of room and great speed.


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Aug 18, 2011 15:39 |  #45

With the D7000 and it's dual SD card slots, cards failing become even more of a non issue.


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