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Jan 19, 2013 08:18 |  #1

I was wondering how many GB's your CF card is in your 5D Mark II? I currently have sandisk 8gb and a sandisk 16gb, I mostly use the 16, I am wondering this because a couple of times i took photos at a high school basketball game and it filled my 16gb card. I am also taking pictures in raw and jpeg at the highest quality.
So please tell me what you are using. If you are using a 32gb or a 64gb are you having any problems with it being such a big card?


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Jan 19, 2013 08:25 |  #2

I started with an 8gb. I then bought a 16gb for a 2 week Spanish beach holiday & may as well have just used the 8gb :)

I don't shoot sports or wildlife etc so I don't need the space. If you need more space just buy additional cards.


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Jan 19, 2013 12:28 |  #3

I use Sandisk 32GB with no problems. Some video shooters use 64GB and even 128Gb cards. I don't know what the theoretical max GB size would be.


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Jan 19, 2013 12:53 |  #4

I suppose the question may be... is there a max size that the camera will recognize/support? To which, I don't know the answer...

That said, the only concern I'd have shooting on such a high-capacity card, is in the [hopefully unlikely] event that there was a card failure or corruption, that all of your photos are on a single card... rather than being spread across a few smaller sized cards.


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Jan 19, 2013 12:59 |  #5

drvnbysound wrote in post #15508682 (external link)
I suppose the question may be... is there a max size that the camera will recognize/support?

This Canon rep says there is no limit.....
http://www.canonrumors​.com …ic=2047.msg4108​6#msg41086 (external link)

Thank you for your inquiry. We value you as a Canon customer and
appreciate the opportunity to assist you. I'm pleased to assist you
with your EOS 5D Mark II and the card capacity.

Due to the ever-increasing number of companies manufacturing and selling
CompactFlash cards, we cannot test and evaluate all the different
brands, sizes, and speeds of cards available in the retail market. Any
card with a capacity up to 64GB (and even larger) that adheres to the
Compact Flash card standard, and is formatted with a 16 bit file
addressing system, should work in your camera.

Unfortunately, because we have not tested the camera with all speeds,
sizes, and brands of CompactFlash cards, we are unable to speculate as
to the performance of the camera with a particular card installed, or to
recommend a specific type of card.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Please let us know if we can
be of any further assistance with your EOS 5D Mark II.

Thank you for choosing Canon.

Sincerely,

Tim
Technical Support Representative


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Jan 19, 2013 15:22 |  #6

I usually use 8 GB cards; 32 GB are just so big that it's dog-slow in spite of the card speed (as the application refreshes after each batch downloaded) to append IPTC data during the download process (Downloader Pro).


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Jan 20, 2013 06:31 |  #7

I use 32GB sandisk cards. I usually do a shoot and empty them straight after so I never really get anywhere near filling it. But I did shoot a car rally once and filled my 16GB and 2x8GB cards which left me having to dump them all on my laptop and using them again so then i decided to get a 32GB one also.




  
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Jan 20, 2013 07:30 as a reply to  @ dexy101's post |  #8

I use the Lexar 16gb CF cards. The 8gb were too small, and the 32gb are too big.


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Jan 20, 2013 12:57 |  #9

I use two Transcend 400x 32GB cards. Never had to less space. And I think those are the best price/quality cards out there. They are pretty cheap, and pretty fast too.


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Jan 20, 2013 13:50 as a reply to  @ Bonbridge's post |  #10

I use 16G Kingston and Sandisk Extreme IIIs in both my 5Dm2 and 7D. I'm paranoid of using anything larger. I'd hate to lose a card with 32 or 64 gig oh photos. I can typically shoot a game with my 7D on high speed drive with a single card.


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Jan 21, 2013 21:40 as a reply to  @ adammazza's post |  #11

+1 for Transcend 32GB 400x my go to cards when I"m shooting sports or weddings. Great value high quality card. Casual shoots with 16GB Lexar Pros, Sandisk Extremes or Maxells.


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Jan 25, 2013 16:34 |  #12

Bonbridge wrote in post #15512156 (external link)
I use two Transcend 400x 32GB cards. Never had to less space. And I think those are the best price/quality cards out there. They are pretty cheap, and pretty fast too.


I second this!


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Jan 25, 2013 16:35 |  #13

I have some 8GB Sandisk Extreme cards but I really love my 32BG 400x Transcend for my 5D2


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