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What size memory cards does everyone use?

 
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Jan 07, 2011 21:02 |  #1

I was sticking to smaller cards just in case I lost one, one got corrupted, etc, then I would lose less pictures. I was using 4GB, then moved to 8GB. Now, with my newly acquired 7d, I noticed I only get 257 shots on a 8GB card when shooting RAW. I think I may have to jump to 16GB.




  
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Jan 07, 2011 21:07 |  #2

I'd suggest a big /fast a card as your pocketbook can handle. Go for a 64G, you'll probably never use its entirety in one shooting, but hey; its there just in case :)

p.s. - i guess i should have noted that i only use (2) 8GB Sandisk Class 10 cards. Never had a problem with maxing out. Then again, I don't have a 10fps camera, and I've never shot more than 300 captures at at time w/o backing up each day.


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Jan 07, 2011 21:10 |  #3

I use 8GB cards in my 5DMKII


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Jan 07, 2011 21:26 |  #4

squires wrote in post #11595684 (external link)
with my newly acquired 7d, I noticed I only get 257 shots on a 8GB card when shooting RAW. I think I may have to jump to 16GB.

Hmm, only 257 photos on a card. Sounds like some perspective is needed. Most film rolls were 24 exposures. There is also mRAW that gives 10 MP RAW files at smaller files sizes as well.

I use 2 GB cards in my 5D which provides for maybe 120 RAW files, but I rarely ever come close to taking that many with digital during a day. I mostly shoot film and sometimes I won't take a single picture because I haven't found anything interesting. Some times I shoot 2 or 3 or maybe just 1 exposure.




  
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Jan 07, 2011 21:57 as a reply to  @ HappySnapper90's post |  #5

I use mostly 16GB card.


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Jan 07, 2011 22:26 as a reply to  @ picard's post |  #6

What type of cards do you use?
I have several Sandisk and the one most used is an Extreme 3.
I just bought a G12 and need a new, bigger card.
The very first Ex 3 packed it in on its first outing. It froze the camera and only way out was to pull the batteries. Haven't had any issues since then thankfully- so I still think like squires. Once bitten twice shy.
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Jan 07, 2011 22:54 |  #7

16GB (though I rarely reach anywhere near capacity) in my camera, spare 8GB in my bag.




  
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Jan 07, 2011 23:17 |  #8

I shoot raw and have 8, 4, and 2 GB cards for my 5D (12 megapixel and no video). Honestly, the 8's are probably bigger than I need.




  
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Jan 07, 2011 23:25 as a reply to  @ mike_d's post |  #9

8Gb are the largest I use. Don't ever want to lose an entire day because my one Gigantor card soils the sheets on me.


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Jan 08, 2011 00:05 as a reply to  @ FlyingPhotog's post |  #10

I'm shooting 8 gig cards. Haven't had any issues yet with running out of room, so no reason to up-size.


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Jan 08, 2011 00:10 |  #11

I use (6) 8gb cards and i backup all pictures to my 64gb iPad when I'm in the field.....


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Jan 08, 2011 00:12 |  #12

I have a slow 16gb card, and a fast 8gb card. I usually only use the 8GB... 16gb acts as backup.


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Jan 08, 2011 00:14 |  #13

I use a bunch of 4GB cards.


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Jan 08, 2011 00:24 |  #14

I have 2x 8GB, 16GB, and a 32GB.


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Jan 08, 2011 00:38 |  #15

I have a handful of cards from 256mb to 32GB and I just use them in sequence, not reformatting them until I need to use the card again so that they form an extra backup in case something goes wrong in my normal backup system.

Having a single giant card means a potential bigger loss if the card fails, however if you choose to use multiple smaller cards instead, then consider that the more cards that you have, the more likely you will have a bad one and experience a failure.


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