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CF cards ... what's good for a wedding?

 
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Mar 25, 2012 16:51 |  #16

I bring 44 GB on my 7Ds ... I've never come close to using the whole thing. Maybe once. 50 GB per shooter should be more than plenty. If it's not, shoot your last card on JPG or something. You'd get another 500+ that way ... no reason to run out of card space.


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Mar 25, 2012 18:48 |  #17

treck_dialect wrote in post #14148065 (external link)
he said hell be shooting with two 5dmkII's hence the need for new CF cards.

Doh! My bad :oops:


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Mar 25, 2012 21:12 |  #18

I only use GB cards. 10 cards per camera 8 GB each sounds right too me.


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Mar 25, 2012 21:22 |  #19

Bob_A wrote in post #14152108 (external link)
Doh! My bad :oops:

No problem, Bob! The few weddings I shot with the 10D, I had 4 4GB cards and only shot jpg. and had PLENTY of space left! Now shooting with a couple 5DMKII's and probably shooting in RAW and that is why I asked ... I want to be sure I have not only enough, but more than I need! Everyone is giving me a good idea of what I should have!

I'm the type that will have way more than I need anyway but getting good ideas here now!

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Mar 26, 2012 07:06 |  #20

I shot a wedding on Saturday and used 60 gigs of storage


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Mar 26, 2012 08:36 |  #21

I have 4x16gb and 6x8gb
Personally I wouldnt choose a 32Gig card, capturing so many images on one card is asking for too much trouble if it develops a fault. Seriously if your shooting weddings, are you sure you want 800+ raw images on one card?

Go 16 and 8Gigs


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Mar 26, 2012 15:51 as a reply to  @ johnpricephotography's post |  #22

I use all 8 gig cards. Two bodies with two cards in each body, and a card wallet that holds eight more cards. Thus I enter a location with twelve 8 gig cards. This has proved well more than ample for my shooting. I shoot entirely RAW and no video. As others stated - don't ever come up short. I keep several more 8 and 4 gig cards in the car in case I loose my card wallet on location.


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Mar 26, 2012 21:31 |  #23

It really depends on your shooting style, and how active your shutter finger is. I find that I use about 50gb per wedding on a 5dII (in sRAW 1)' and a 5dc. I usually carry about 64gb, with an emergency 16gb card that lives in my bag permanently.


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Mar 27, 2012 00:18 |  #24

jamiewexler wrote in post #14159560 (external link)
It really depends on your shooting style, and how active your shutter finger is. I find that I use about 50gb per wedding on a 5dII (in sRAW 1)' and a 5dc. I usually carry about 64gb, with an emergency 16gb card that lives in my bag permanently.

This is about me. I had 64GB at my last wedding and pretty much used them up. I think I had 47 images on one card left. But, again, this was with two people shooting a really active wedding with a 5DII and 7D.


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Mar 27, 2012 01:20 |  #25

Some of my raw files got corrupted once (16gb 60mb sandisk cards). That is when I opened a few raw files it had a white box in the middle of the picture. Seems like a common thing when I searched on google. Luckily they weren't important pics.

I did a huge 4 day wedding few months ago.. Used about 65gbs. Cards are cheap so buy plenty.


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Mar 27, 2012 21:18 |  #26

i carry (4) 16's and (4) 8' as backup for 2 bodies shooting 8-10 hours. have never had to go to the 8's.


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Mar 28, 2012 09:16 as a reply to  @ jkobel's post |  #27

In the past I have shot weddings in JPEG and have used 2 x 8gig cards on my 5dmk2 and 40d.

I always shoot RAW + Large JPEG now so I use more space, I generally use 4 x 8gig cards but carry a further 16gigs just in case.


I have never lost photos (and touch wood I never will) but Im always scared of shooting huge amount of photos on large cards which is why I tend to use 8gig cards instead of 16 or 32 gig cards.


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Mar 28, 2012 09:39 |  #28

1d mark VI gets : sandisk extreme pro 16gb CF + sandisk extreme 16gb sdhc (backup, same raw)
then followed up by sandisk extreme 8gb + sandisk extreme 8gb sdhc (backup, same raw)

the 5d mark II gets :sandisk extreme pro 16gb
then on to the 8's (non pro)
then to the 4's
then to the transcend 16gb 133x for reception

FWIW, i had a transcend 16gb 400x fail on me during a video shoot, shot for an hour, got 20 mins for recovered. gotta send it in, but makes me scared to use it at a wedding.


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Mar 28, 2012 09:56 |  #29

1 x 32gb, 1 x 16gb, 1 x 8gb, 5 x 4gb = 76gb

I shoot about 40gb at every wedding between 5d2 and 50d. For two 5d2, I would go no less than 60gb. Better safe than sorry, as others already said.
I would recommend not go with just 2 big cards (32gb) just in case one fail on the spot you want to have a third card to use. Have back up and back up of the back up. Have fun shopping.


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Mar 28, 2012 14:39 |  #30

mattantonino wrote in post #14151460 (external link)
I bring 44 GB on my 7Ds ... I've never come close to using the whole thing. Maybe once. 50 GB per shooter should be more than plenty. If it's not, shoot your last card on JPG or something. You'd get another 500+ that way ... no reason to run out of card space.

I've had to switch to jpgs while shooting dancefloor photos at the end of the night because i was nearing the end of my availalbe space!
it was pretty scary, it was one of my first long weddings and I underestimated.

Now i try and overestimate everything like this :)


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