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Aug 22, 2010 17:12 |  #1

I just got two new 16GB CF cards for my upcoming trip to africa. I took about 30 pictures on it to make sure everything was working fine, then I formatted it. Now the card only says 7.81GB and I can't seem to get it back to the default 16GB, regardless of whether I format it on my 30D or on my PC.

Any ideas? I'm worried about formatting the 2nd 16GB card I got.


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Aug 22, 2010 17:14 |  #2

I'm sorry, I didn't search well enough before making a post.

Solution here: https://photography-on-the.net …highlight=16GB+​format+8GB

Still curious if anyone knows of a firmware update or something to allow for native formats of 16GB cards with the 30D.


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Aug 23, 2010 09:54 |  #3

Not for the 30D, I dont think they ever updated that one. They did for the 5D, and the 40D supports larger cards too.


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Aug 23, 2010 09:55 |  #4

Just in case you havent, here is the latest firmware update for the 30D: LINK (external link)


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Aug 23, 2010 16:08 |  #5

ben_r_ wrote in post #10771615 (external link)
Not for the 30D, I dont think they ever updated that one. They did for the 5D, and the 40D supports larger cards too.

They did update the 30D, here's a forum thread where Chuck Westfall said that the the 30D supports in-camera of CF cards with capacities higher than 8 GB. I use a 12GB card in my 30D with the latest firmware and dont have problem formatting.

http://www.openphotogr​aphyforums.com …ive/index.php/t​-3304.html (external link)




  
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