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Dec 01, 2012 10:01 |  #1

So I am getting a used 1 Ds to try out full frame without having to spend an arm and a leg on a newer camera. Being an older camera, I was wondering if there are any limitations to the type of CF cards the camera will work with? I will be using this camera mainly for landscape/nature (and possibly some indoor "studio" shots), so speed is not a factor (especially since the camera writes slow to begin with LOL). Any input is much appreciated.

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Dec 01, 2012 12:18 |  #2
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Isn't your Elan 7E full-frame? I just bought the cheapest off-brand CF card I could find for my new 5D. It works just fine.


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Dec 01, 2012 12:23 |  #3

TSchrief wrote in post #15312510 (external link)
Isn't your Elan 7E full-frame?

It is as long as it has film in it! :p

I got the 1Ds to try out full frame digital, and to really see if I think it is worth the money for me to have a pro dslr in terms of all the features, and IQ compared to my 60D.

The little bit of web-searching I have done on the CF cards for the 1Ds all basically say speed doesn't matter because it writes so slow. The canon website says it can take CF I or II cards, so I'm guessing most will work for it.


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Dec 01, 2012 13:03 as a reply to  @ OldSchool's post |  #4

You are on the right track. I had a 1Ds ten years ago and we were using a variety of cards, including the (now) slow Kingston 1Gb. Heck, you could probably shove a MicroDrive in there and it would work.

I'd pick up a middle of the road SanDisk or Lexar. No need for UDMA 7.

The 1Ds was an amazing camera for it's time... it should serve you well.


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Dec 01, 2012 13:35 |  #5

ScottBHughes wrote in post #15312656 (external link)
I had a 1Ds ten years ago


Way to make me feel out-dated! LOL!

Just messing with you. Thanks for the info :)


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Dec 01, 2012 14:42 |  #6

I have a 1DS and so far, I have gone as large as a Sandisk Extreme Pro 16GB card with no problems.
They are amazing cameras.


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Dec 01, 2012 14:43 |  #7

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I have a 1DS and so far, I have gone as large as a Sandisk Extreme Pro 16GB card with no problems.
They are amazing cameras.

Isn't 16 GB overkill? How large are the RAW files? I thought they were only about 4-5MB


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Dec 02, 2012 06:10 |  #8

Raw files are around 10-11megabytes. I only put the 16GB in to see if it would work and secondly, I would be taking a lot of images that day and I did not want to be changing cards. In raw only mode with the 16GB , I can do around 1300 images. With saving raw and large jpeg, about 900. Not much difference than using a 32GB card in the 1DS3. I usually use 4GB cards, which allows me around 330 raw and 230 raw + large jog.


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Dec 02, 2012 06:12 |  #9

Awesome! I'm getting some great info here :)


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Dec 02, 2012 12:24 |  #10

OldSchool wrote in post #15312778 (external link)
Way to make me feel out-dated! LOL!

Just messing with you. Thanks for the info :)

LOL.... but it was my primary body until late 2005 when it was replaced with the 1Ds M2. :D


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Dec 02, 2012 14:03 |  #11

ScottBHughes wrote in post #15316206 (external link)
LOL.... but it was my primary body until late 2005 when it was replaced with the 1Ds M2. :D

I have a feeling I will only be using my 60D for video and to get more reach for wildlife photos once I try out the 1Ds. I'm excited already and bought a CF card today while I was out running errands! :D


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Dec 02, 2012 15:57 |  #12

It's true that a slow card will be fast enough for the camera, but it will take FOREVER to get the images to your pc... Especially when you take many hundreds of astro photos... :(




  
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Dec 02, 2012 15:58 |  #13

skid00skid00 wrote in post #15316893 (external link)
It's true that a slow card will be fast enough for the camera, but it will take FOREVER to get the images to your pc... Especially when you take many hundreds of astro photos... :(

Good point! Glad I got a decent one then! Lol :)


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Dec 02, 2012 21:31 |  #14

skid00skid00 wrote in post #15316893 (external link)
It's true that a slow card will be fast enough for the camera, but it will take FOREVER to get the images to your pc... Especially when you take many hundreds of astro photos... :(

That was one of the reasons for the fast cards - upload to the computer time. After the cards, I ended up with a USB3 card reader from Lexar. Things are all right now! Estimate the USB3 reader to be 10-15 times faster than my old USB2. Makes a lot of difference when the download amount is a few gigabytes!


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Dec 02, 2012 21:35 |  #15

The RAW files are around 10MB each. I noticed that 1 megapixel = 1MB more or less depending on ISO speed.

Get a middle of the road Sandisk Ultra 30MB/s card because of the cheap price that they're being sold for.
The camera's buffer speed is REALLY slow. Slower than the 1D.


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