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50D & Sandisk Extreme III GB Question

 
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Apr 25, 2009 18:48 |  #1

Why is it when I use a 8GB CF Extreme III card in my 50d the image counter on my LCD screen maxs out at 999?

Will this also happen with a Extreme IV Card?

On my XSi when I use a 8gb SDHC the image counter on the screen will display 1600+ images.

Note the above applies when only shooting large jpg's

Thanks in advance


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Apr 25, 2009 21:57 |  #2

TheShooterMIssouri wrote in post #7803322 (external link)
Why is it when I use a 8GB CF Extreme III card in my 50d the image counter on my LCD screen maxs out at 999?

Will this also happen with a Extreme IV Card?

On my XSi when I use a 8gb SDHC the image counter on the screen will display 1600+ images.

Note the above applies when only shooting large jpg's

Thanks in advance

The top screen of the 50D maxes out at 999 but if you use the screen on the back of the camera it will show you the exact number.


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Apr 25, 2009 22:12 |  #3

TheShooterMIssouri wrote in post #7803322 (external link)
Why is it when I use a 8GB CF Extreme III card in my 50d the image counter on my LCD screen maxs out at 999?

Will this also happen with a Extreme IV Card?

On my XSi when I use a 8gb SDHC the image counter on the screen will display 1600+ images.

Note the above applies when only shooting large jpg's

Thanks in advance

It's in the manual :rolleyes:

Simply card space far outgrew the three digit counter, and canon decided that it wasn't really worth it to make more spaces. That and people aren't smart enough to read hex (which would give you 4k values rather than 1k)


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Apr 25, 2009 22:21 as a reply to  @ basroil's post |  #4

Keep in mind it is still accurate once you are lower than 999. In other words, once you shoot enough pictures it will start counting correctly so it is still useful.




  
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Apr 25, 2009 23:17 |  #5

mhj202 wrote in post #7804248 (external link)
The top screen of the 50D maxes out at 999 but if you use the screen on the back of the camera it will show you the exact number.

It doesn't matter since it's accurate below 1,000 (as dalto said). But, actually the rear LCD screen doesn't go above 999 either.

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Apr 26, 2009 08:58 |  #6

Seems stupid to offer the number value above 999 on the XSi. But not on the 50D. It's really no big deal, I just wondered.


Thanks for the answers.


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Apr 26, 2009 14:53 |  #7

If you hit the info button, down at the bottom of the back LCD it shows the correct number of shots left.

With my 8GB Lexar UDMA card it states:

[Possible shots] Freespace
[1183] 7.45GB

That's when I have Large Fine Jpeg selected.


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Apr 26, 2009 15:16 |  #8

TheShooterMIssouri wrote in post #7806151 (external link)
Seems stupid to offer the number value above 999 on the XSi. But not on the 50D. It's really no big deal, I just wondered.


Thanks for the answers.

Top LCD is cramped up as it is, it's not worth it to add more digits, since it doesn't really matter if you have 3k or 1k left on a card. Hell, until you get down to 150 or so it doesn't really matter.


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Apr 26, 2009 15:44 |  #9

dan j wrote in post #7804642 (external link)
It doesn't matter since it's accurate below 1,000 (as dalto said). But, actually the rear LCD screen doesn't go above 999 either.

dan

It gives the exact number on the back screen if you hit Info.


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Apr 26, 2009 18:16 |  #10

Yup, if you set up your Info button for Camera Settings it will. I have mine set up for Shooting Functions which IMHO is much better choice.

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