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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)
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Memory Card Sizes
As for myself, I have been sticking with 8G cards. It gives me about 600 shots in RAW per card and I was always taught to use smaller cards, rather than lets say a 32G, just in case it fails in the middle of a shoot you wont loose everything.
Since my D700 has only 1 slot, I prefer to work with lower gb CF's for several reasons.
First and foremost, if I would shoot a wedding on a 32 or 64gb card and something went wrong, I would loose everything. Now i just shoot the official pics on one card, the actual marriage on another, and the party on a larger card.
For me, that works good. I don't have to be afraid that if a card dies on me I loose all my work.
Until now I never had any CF failure, but you never know
Nikon FX body's and some Nikkor FX glass I believe...
Praktica 35mm analogue just for fun
Nikon D700, Nikkor 24mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4, 70-200mm 2.8
I do use a 16gb & 32gb card when I'm shooting video simply for longer recording times.
I am glad to see I was not in the minority with why I only use 8G cards. Pretty cool to hear everybody else does it for the same reasons.
I like the 32gb as I do timelapse now and then and it really comes in handy.
If they go it doesn't matter if they are 2,4,8 or whatever size, The important thing is to have extras.
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