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Largest CompactFlash for the 5D Mk1?

 
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Oct 02, 2011 18:47 |  #16

ben_r_ wrote in post #13194668 (external link)
IMO 64GB is too many eggs in one basket for the 5D2. Like a 32GB was for the 5Dc. Perhaps in the 5D3 someday 64GB will be less so, but for now I think the money is better spend on 16GB or 32GB cards for the 5D2.

Your thinking is only shifting where the basket is, because it doesn't matter how you look at it, there is always a point where your eggs are all in one basket


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Oct 02, 2011 20:06 |  #17

SMP_Homer wrote in post #13196148 (external link)
Your thinking is only shifting where the basket is, because it doesn't matter how you look at it, there is always a point where your eggs are all in one basket

Good point! I usesd to think about "eggs in one basket" but was frustrated switching CF cards and keeping track of them, followed by subsequent cataloging.
So switched from 2gb to 8GB to 16GB and now to 32gb.
No issues so far.
Everyone has a point but there is no efficient way to mitigate risk unless you setup a SOP to back up your card on site every 20 shots or whatever your risk profile is.




  
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Oct 03, 2011 17:52 |  #18

but the odds on something going wrong with the 32gig card vs the 4 8gig cards would be ? I mean don't you amplify your odds of something going wrong with more cards vs just using one with all the eggs?


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Oct 03, 2011 18:52 |  #19

ROGERWILCO357 wrote in post #13200705 (external link)
but the odds on something going wrong with the 32gig card vs the 4 8gig cards would be ? I mean don't you amplify your odds of something going wrong with more cards vs just using one with all the eggs?

This isn't like RAID0 where a failure of a single component wipes out the entire data set. I'd rather lose 20% of my shots for the day than 100%.




  
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Oct 03, 2011 19:08 |  #20

mike_d wrote in post #13200956 (external link)
This isn't like RAID0 where a failure of a single component wipes out the entire data set. I'd rather lose 20% of my shots for the day than 100%.

having multiple cards just increases the odds of something happening to one or more of them

there's no right answer... every 'right answer' has a negative...


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Oct 03, 2011 19:35 as a reply to  @ SMP_Homer's post |  #21

I shoot with 2 bodies... at the SAME time. I have hold the first body while the other body is mounted on top of my head on a helmet. The remote trigger triggers both cameras at the same time. Second body is set slightly wider than first to compensate for the slightly different angle of view. No eggs in one basket here.  :p

Lol I wonder if anyone has really tried this. Kind of similar to stereoscopic setups in a way.




  
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Oct 04, 2011 00:49 |  #22

would it not be possible to have more of a chance something goes wrong with switching of t\he cards and then you better hope you have a backup body? Just like somepeople want to use zoom and not be switching lenses it is alike in a sense.


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Oct 04, 2011 09:30 |  #23

Lifeinpictures wrote in post #13196447 (external link)
Good point! I usesd to think about "eggs in one basket" but was frustrated switching CF cards and keeping track of them, followed by subsequent cataloging.

Yup, I really can't understand why having all your eggs in one safe basket is considered riskier than trying to juggle half-a-dozen baskets of eggs.

Cards rarely fail (12 years of use, zero failures)
Cards can be easily lost, especially when a card runs dry at a vital moment.
With a single 32GB card the only way I'm gonna lose it is if I lose the camera.


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