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Using an SD Card in the 5D3 bring the camera to its knees!!!

 
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Jun 25, 2012 20:41 |  #1

I come across this link earlier today, I haven't tried the SD card in my 5D3 yet, and after reading this I don't think my 5D3 will ever see an SD card...

http://www.cultofmac.c​om …meras-speed-to-its-knees/ (external link)

Has any other 5D3 owners come across this issue yet? If this is true, I wonder if there is a way to reset the camera back to new for the speed?


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Jun 25, 2012 20:46 |  #2

Meh, seems like a bunch of fluff to me. I use a fast SD card in conjunction with a CF card and have zero problems with the buffer or getting 6fps in burst.

The author neglected to say what write setting they were using, which affects the speed.


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Jun 25, 2012 20:49 as a reply to  @ Gregg.Siam's post |  #3

It seems to be true...

http://jeffcable.blogs​pot.co.uk …-put-sd-card-in-your.html (external link)


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Jun 25, 2012 20:53 |  #4

That is the blog quoted in the OPs post, so you can't really use it to corroborate itself :lol:




  
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Jun 25, 2012 20:58 |  #5

sandpiper wrote in post #14631499 (external link)
That is the blog quoted in the OPs post, so you can't really use it to corroborate itself :lol:

oups, sorry... :oops:


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Jun 25, 2012 21:00 |  #6

What if you use just the SD card and no CF?

I have a 1D2N and I only use an SD card...


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Jun 25, 2012 21:01 |  #7

hb96tuner wrote in post #14631459 (external link)
If this is true, I wonder if there is a way to reset the camera back to new for the speed?

Take the card out ??

The blog just says it is slowed down by having the slower card in there, it doesn't say it's permanent.

Until it is confirmed by other sources, I wouldn't worry about one man's maths, he may have worked it out wrongly.

I think that, considering the amount of 5D3 users on this site, and the way everybody likes to bleat about every little issue they find (such as the almost totally irrelevant light leak issue) I would expect that there would have been a huge rumpus by now, if they were finding the same effect. If this were correct, it is a much, much bigger issue than the light leak which filled the forum for weeks. Owners would have kicked off by now.




  
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Jun 25, 2012 21:12 |  #8

sandpiper wrote in post #14631536 (external link)
Take the card out ??

The blog just says it is slowed down by having the slower card in there, it doesn't say it's permanent.

Until it is confirmed by other sources, I wouldn't worry about one man's maths, he may have worked it out wrongly.

I think that, considering the amount of 5D3 users on this site, and the way everybody likes to bleat about every little issue they find (such as the almost totally irrelevant light leak issue) I would expect that there would have been a huge rumpus by now, if they were finding the same effect. If this were correct, it is a much, much bigger issue than the light leak which filled the forum for weeks. Owners would have kicked off by now.

Or we just use CF cards. I read about the hardware limitations of SD writing, whether it's true or not is irrelevant to me, I never use them.


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Jun 25, 2012 21:14 |  #9

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Originally Posted by steph123
It seems to be true...

http://jeffcable.blogs​pot.co.uk/2012...d-in-your.html (external link)
That is the blog quoted in the OPs post, so you can't really use it to corroborate itself

Kinda like "I think, therefore I am"? :)


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Jun 25, 2012 22:14 |  #10

Gregg.Siam wrote in post #14631478 (external link)
Meh, seems like a bunch of fluff to me. I use a fast SD card in conjunction with a CF card and have zero problems with the buffer or getting 6fps in burst.

^Same here.


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Jun 25, 2012 22:17 |  #11

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Kinda like "I think, therefore I am"? :)

You mean "I think therefore I think."?


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Jun 26, 2012 00:29 |  #12

TheFarmer wrote in post #14631868 (external link)
^Same here.

Same here. some of these guys just have way too much time on their hands. just go out and shoot. The only eason i have the sd card is for back up only. Insurance. If the CF card fails, ive got it on the sd. If i need speed, im gonna use the MKIV and shoot JPG format and just not worry about it


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Jun 26, 2012 03:28 |  #13

If you shoot RAW on the CF card and Jpeg on the SD card then it should work out about the same according to my quick calculations (but I'm no mathmatition). Using relative file sizes and card speeds, as long as you have fast cards in both they should about equalize themselves. I wonder if someone at Canon had thought of this when they were designing it.


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Jun 26, 2012 03:56 |  #14

The throttling of the cards only happen if you use both simultaneously to record RAW on one and JPEG on the other. If you use the SD card for overflow, it shouldn't throttle down. It will just get slow once you are full on the CF and start using the lower speed of the SD. I used the overflow and didn't have any problems with my burst shots.


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Jun 26, 2012 03:57 |  #15

I try not to think......it weakens the team.


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