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Mar 16, 2012 11:16 |  #1

Do photographers prefer to dedicate memory cards to a single body, buying additional cards when a new body is acquired, or do they simply grab any card and use it with any body (with an in-camera format once inserted)?


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Mar 16, 2012 11:39 |  #2

I don't know about others but i tend to use particular cards on particular body. Not sharing among them. Normally faster cards on faster body.


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Mar 16, 2012 12:30 |  #3

Right now I have an XSi and a 40D so my decision is already made for me, but I usually tend to buy a new card for each body at each event that I shoot, it is another form of back up. I usually try to buy the fastest cards that my bodies can effectively use.




  
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Mar 16, 2012 12:33 |  #4

Any card, any camera, but I always format it (even if it is empty) with the specific camera before use.


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Mar 16, 2012 13:00 |  #5

Voaky999 wrote in post #14097675 (external link)
Any card, any camera, but I always format it (even if it is empty) with the specific camera before use.

Ditto


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Mar 16, 2012 13:01 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #6

I use my 8GB cards in my 40d and my 16GB cards in my 5dii.


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Mar 16, 2012 13:09 |  #7

niner wrote in post #14097661 (external link)
I usually tend to buy a new card for each body at each event that I shoot, it is another form of back up. I usually try to buy the fastest cards that my bodies can effectively use.

That is a very expensive backup process.




  
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Mar 16, 2012 13:09 |  #8

Share here, no format no nothing and never ever a problem in 6-7 yrs I have been shooting.


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Mar 16, 2012 15:16 |  #9

Separate card basically just because of image sizes. My 50D generates much larger files than the XTi so I tend to keep the smaller cards for the XTi and bought larger cards for the 50D. But that was mainly because I only had 4GB CF cards.


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Mar 16, 2012 16:18 as a reply to  @ Capeachy's post |  #10

I format all the cards in one of the bodies (either my 40D or 5D, whichever is nearest to hand) prior to the shoot, then they all go in a waist pouch and get used by either camera during the days / weekends shooting. When I need to swap a card, I just pull out the next empty one and put it in.

So, no, I don't keep specific cards for each camera. This has worked fine for about 6 years with no issues.




  
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Mar 16, 2012 16:22 |  #11

I have marked my cards for the camera I use them in. Then I have two spare cards that get used in either camera depending on the shoot.
I format the cards in the particular camera twice before each use.


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Mar 16, 2012 17:25 as a reply to  @ pbelarge's post |  #12

Any card in any body--too many of either to keep them straight. ;)


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Mar 16, 2012 17:28 |  #13

pbelarge wrote in post #14099157 (external link)
I have marked my cards for the camera I use them in. Then I have two spare cards that get used in either camera depending on the shoot.
I format the cards in the particular camera twice before each use.

This is what I do as well.


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Mar 16, 2012 17:45 |  #14

Whatever card comes out the camera bag goes in the camera.
Only thing I do is format the card everytime it goes in the camera.


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Mar 16, 2012 17:52 |  #15

Voaky999 wrote in post #14097675 (external link)
Any card, any camera, but I always format it (even if it is empty) with the specific camera before use.

Yes, this is my practice. I do make a point of formatting in the camera as I put the card in. This is my last check to make sure the card is operational--it's not foolproof, but if the card won't format, then I know it's got a problem.


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