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5D3 owners, can you recommend a CF/SD combo for weddings?

 
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Aug 08, 2012 21:20 |  #1

I shoot weddings, so I highly value the redundancy that the new 5D Mark III offers in terms of it's CF and SD card slots. I'll be setting my 5D3 up to record the RAW files to both cards simultaniouslly, and I'll want to use very large capacity cards so that I can shoot an entire wedding without ever having to fiddle with multiple cards.

...anyone out there who is using their 5D in this fashion? can you recommend which CF and SD cards to buy?

BTW, I've read that there is a bottleneck with the SD card writing speeds, and it may be overkill to pay top dollar for the fastest SD cards— So I'm looking at the following SD card:

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Aug 08, 2012 22:15 |  #2

i experienced this today [the bottleneck]. Busy messages when shooting in light bursts. Had to take the card out because it was slowing down my rhythm. (have never tried the SD slot up until tonight). If you are serious about using the slot I would certainly invest in a faster SD card since they are fairly cheap. The card I tried was just a slow 8GB.


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Aug 08, 2012 22:42 as a reply to  @ Pearlallica's post |  #3

Have not heard about this but my thoughts are that it would more of a problem for sports v/s wedding work. I'm using sandiscs 16 gb cards at both slots and not having any issues


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Aug 08, 2012 22:48 as a reply to  @ Pearlallica's post |  #4

BTW, I've read that there is a bottleneck with the SD card writing speeds, and it may be overkill to pay top dollar for the fastest SD cards— So I'm looking at the following SD card:

The bottleneck is only if you are writing to both cards at the same time, (as you want to), but there's no bottleneck if using the SD in continuous mode.

...anyone out there who is using their 5D in this fashion?

yes, and I use a Sandisk Ultra 32GB card and never really experienced any bottlenecks when shooting 3 shot bursts. I never shoot more than 3-4 fps, so I have no clue about 6 shot bursts.

In single shot mode, I have never had a bottleneck when simultaneously writing to a SD card. That's even with a crappy 8GB card.


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Aug 08, 2012 23:05 |  #5

I thought the bottleneck was the SD card slot itself. So if you are writing to both cards for redundancy then your speed will be however fast the camera can write to the SD card slot and clear its buffer.

Not sure. I write RAW to CF and large JPEG to SD. And OP, that's the exact same card I have.




  
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Aug 08, 2012 23:30 |  #6

From what I've heard, the bottlenecking at the SD card is the limiting factor. If you're using both cards simultaneously, shooting RAW to both will provide the fastest write speeds because the camera doesn't have process the RAW file to a jpeg when it writes it. I shoot with a 64GB SD card, and 16GB CF cards, writing RAW to both. Haven't noticed any buffer lag, but I don't shoot sports or anything that requires a lot of continuous shooting, so ymmv...

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Aug 09, 2012 00:19 |  #7

shooting to 64gb Lexar Pro 400x CF and a 266x delkin sd.. shooting raw to both, no issues with lag over just cf


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Aug 09, 2012 17:45 |  #8

nicksan wrote:
I write RAW to CF and large JPEG to SD

Do you use large JPEG for back up just in case the RAW in CF fail or do you have any other purposes? I shoot RAW in both for weddings. Also use the same sd card as OP.


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