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Maximum capacity CF cards with Canon 50D

 
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Feb 26, 2009 08:42 |  #1

What is the maximum capacity CF cards that can be used with the with Canon 50D, while shooting in RAW mode. I would prefer Sandisk CF cards. Darryl




  
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Feb 26, 2009 08:44 |  #2

Highest I've seen was 16GB, but it can probably use much higher capacities.


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Feb 26, 2009 09:00 |  #3

I'd be afraid to go beyond my 8GB cards now. 8GB is enough information to make me nervous about losing in case the card fails or if I lose it. It's also enough of a wait for files to dl.


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Feb 26, 2009 09:13 |  #4

Reign wrote in post #7410474 (external link)
I'd be afraid to go beyond my 8GB cards now. 8GB is enough information to make me nervous about losing in case the card fails or if I lose it. It's also enough of a wait for files to dl.

I second that! In fact most of my cards are 4GB or lower. You know the old saying . . . . . "Don't carry all your eggs in one basket!"


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Feb 26, 2009 09:27 |  #5

Reign wrote in post #7410474 (external link)
I'd be afraid to go beyond my 8GB cards now. 8GB is enough information to make me nervous about losing in case the card fails or if I lose it. It's also enough of a wait for files to dl.

You shooting with 8GB cards right now? What are your capacities? Have you shot with 4GB cards? How are those? I'd love to have your insight.

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Feb 26, 2009 09:28 |  #6

gfspencer wrote in post #7410560 (external link)
I second that! In fact most of my cards are 4GB or lower. You know the old saying . . . . . "Don't carry all your eggs in one basket!"

Yeah, carry 10 baskets and hope you don't drop or lose any of them instead of having a firm grip on a single basket. Sorry, I've just never agreed with this when it comes to flash memory. Hard drives I understand, they're mechanical with moving parts. Flash memory is solid state. But do whatever makes you feel better. I use 16GB in my 50D, but it will also take 32GB.




  
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Feb 26, 2009 09:52 |  #7

griptape wrote in post #7410642 (external link)
Yeah, carry 10 baskets and hope you don't drop or lose any of them instead of having a firm grip on a single basket. Sorry, I've just never agreed with this when it comes to flash memory. Hard drives I understand, they're mechanical with moving parts. Flash memory is solid state. But do whatever makes you feel better. I use 16GB in my 50D, but it will also take 32GB.

Yes, but being an object made by man, it's still prone to failure. You can find a number of dead card/corrupt card threads. Sandisk includes in their Extreme III boxes (only one I know) recovery software. Why would they do that, if the cards have no real chance to fail.

It all comes down to personal preferences. I only use 4GB's in my 40D right now, but am wondering if I should go 8GB to minimize the card changes, or keep the 4GB size and get more card, and up the frequency of card changes.


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Feb 26, 2009 09:59 |  #8

Canon states 2048GB. In other words, you can use the largest CF card you can find and afford.

No, that is not a typo.


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Feb 26, 2009 10:00 |  #9

lol 2TB of flash memory is just around the corner ;)


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Feb 26, 2009 10:06 |  #10

Sean wrote in post #7410778 (external link)
Sandisk includes in their Extreme III boxes (only one I know) recovery software. Why would they do that, if the cards have no real chance to fail.

I'm not saying there's zero chance of failure, but on the off chance that something does happen, there is free recovery software. http://www.artplus.hr/​adapps/eng/dpr.htm (external link) But having seen people run their memory cards through the washing AND drying machine, and then see them still working perfectly 6 months later... Like I said, do whatever makes you feel safest though.




  
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Feb 26, 2009 10:11 |  #11

ef2 wrote in post #7410837 (external link)
lol 2TB of flash memory is just around the corner ;)

We laugh now, but I still remember how freakin' sweet my 386 with 1024K of RAM and a 120 meg hard drive was...:lol:

Man, Lakers vs Celtics ran smoooooth on that thing.

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Feb 26, 2009 10:12 |  #12

griptape wrote in post #7410900 (external link)
I'm not saying there's zero chance of failure, but on the off chance that something does happen, there is free recovery software. http://www.artplus.hr/​adapps/eng/dpr.htm (external link) But having seen people run their memory cards through the washing AND drying machine, and then see them still working perfectly 6 months later... Like I said, do whatever makes you feel safest though.

Its not always the physical failure that you need to worry about, most of the time it is corruption of the data on the card.


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Feb 26, 2009 10:25 |  #13

Oh, I'm just laughing that the 50D will probably be long obsolete by the time a TB CF is market friendly.

DDCSD wrote in post #7410927 (external link)
We laugh now, but I still remember how freakin' sweet my 386 with 1024K of RAM and a 120 meg hard drive was...:lol:

Man, Lakers vs Celtics ran smoooooth on that thing.


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Feb 26, 2009 10:33 |  #14

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Oh, I'm just laughing that the 50D will probably be long obsolete by the time a TB CF is market friendly.


I might finally buy one around that time. ;)


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Feb 26, 2009 10:38 |  #15

ef2 wrote in post #7411011 (external link)
Oh, I'm just laughing that the 50D will probably be long obsolete by the time a TB CF is market friendly.

I don't think we will ever see a 1 TB CF card....1 TB HCSD now that we will see. I don't see CF's living much longer in future bodies.


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