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Nov 24, 2013 08:13 |  #1

For those of you who have cameras with dual cards (CF & SD) how do you use the set-up? One card is the main and the other backup? Both are main? Or something else? And if only one is main is it the CF or SD?
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Nov 24, 2013 11:38 |  #2

Some considerations well outlined at https://photography-on-the.net …t=1336616&highl​ight=cf+sd.




  
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Nov 24, 2013 11:59 |  #3

John from PA wrote in post #16476491 (external link)
Some considerations well outlined at https://photography-on-the.net …t=1336616&highl​ight=cf+sd.

Thanks for the link!


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Nov 24, 2013 14:59 |  #4

Since my camera's SD slot is slow and using it will slow down the CF slot, I only use CF cards. I prefer the larger physical size of CF cards anyway.




  
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Nov 24, 2013 15:13 as a reply to  @ mike_d's post |  #5

I always use the CF as my shooting card in my 1D4. The SD is simple fallback in case I run out of space.


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Nov 24, 2013 15:31 |  #6

good info from that message post. good to know if i ever have cf and sd to stick with the cf.


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Nov 26, 2013 23:11 |  #7

Unless you are doing long bursts, it won't have much bearing, and this is only an issue with the 5d3


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Nov 27, 2013 17:08 |  #8

Since I don't need speed, I prefer to use the SD and not bother about the possibility of pins bending. The CF is just sitting there, still waiting for my first burst with the 5D3.




  
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Nov 30, 2013 12:31 |  #9

I use RAW on the CF and the SD saves small JPG on my eye-fi card which gets sent to my phone for immediate sharing. 5D3 has both. If I don't need the jpg I just take the SD out and put it in my pocket.


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Nov 30, 2013 13:18 as a reply to  @ ChunkyDA's post |  #10

I use the CF slot only but if I were to use the SD slot i'd park an empty card in there for a back-up which is probably something I should do anyway in the event I fill my CF vard up at a critical time (has happened) or if I ever foregt to put a CF in the camera and don't have one with me (has happened).


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