apersson850 wrote in post #18563912
The reason file numbers typically aren't in sync with shutter count for "normal" shooting is that the file numbers change if you put in a different card, which already has some images on it.
I think that for some of us there may be another factor at work, as well.
I continually chimp and delete throughout my shooting time.
A typical shoot may have me shoot 8 images, delete 7 of them, then shoot 27 images and delete all but 7 or 8. . Then I may shoot 109 images straight and not have time to delete any because the action is fast. . Then I may shoot another image and delete it right away. Then I may shoot 10 or 12 and delete 3 of them.
Then I may have some downtime, so I go back to that run of 109 straight images and start chimping and deleting. . I may delete 25 of them at this first sitting.
Then I start shooting again and rip off 30 or 40 images. . Then back at the motel room for the night, I go through all of the images that are on the card (about 135 at this point). . As I go through them I delete the nonkeepers. . Of the 135 that remain from that day's shoot, I may end up deleting 35 or 40 of them before I get tired or distracted.
Then the next morning, the new day's shoot starts and I still have about 95 images on the card from the day before. . Then I do it all over again, intermittently shooting and deleting in a very random, mixed-up fashion. . And when I get downtime to chimp, I won't only delete that day's new photos, but I will go back to previous days and look for some of those that can be deleted, as well.
And so it goes for 4 or 5 or 10 or 12 days, until the card gets nearly full. . And so I will have deleted and written over a bunch of spaces on the card, in no particular order at all.
Does that in any way mess up the chronologically ordered file numbering system?
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