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    Default Can Canon 7D accept 128G CF Card?

    Please advise.

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    Default Re: Can Canon 7D accept 128G CF Card?

    Yes.
    What makes you think otherwise?
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    Default Re: Can Canon 7D accept 128G CF Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Please advise.

    Thanks
    Is this a trick question?
    Since you post this in Kopitiam.
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    Default Re: Can Canon 7D accept 128G CF Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Yes.
    What makes you think otherwise?
    The max I use was 64GB. I thought it will be good to seek advice.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Can Canon 7D accept 128G CF Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Is this a trick question?
    Since you post this in Kopitiam.

    I am sincere and it is not a trick question. I got the answer and thanks again.
    Last edited by Yappy; 20th May 2015 at 02:17 PM.

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    Default Re: Can Canon 7D accept 128G CF Card?

    Generally, we don't want to put everything into ONE card, the memory card is short term storage device for us to hold the recorded images/video and we need to transfer them to computer ASAP.
    unless you can fill up more than 75% of the memory card within a shoot, else it is not justifiable to use such large capacity card.

    if you only one piece of large capacity memory card, and don't delete transferred image/video from the memory card after you downloaded them, you will only have part of the full capacity to store new images/video, than what is the benefit of using such large capacity memory card?

    if you usually shoot around 24 GB of stuffs in a shoot, it is better to have a few 32GB cards instead, let say once the content from a shoot is downloaded to your computer, you can leave this memory card with images/video aside as back up copy, and use another blank memory card for next shoot, and do the same for this cards.
    so by the time you need to reformat a memory card from the previous shoot, probably you have already finished with post production of the previous shoots and don't need the back up image/video in the memory card any more.
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    Default Re: Can Canon 7D accept 128G CF Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    The max I use was 64GB. I thought it will be good to seek advice.
    External memory cards work with FAT32 file system. The specifications are open and can be found online
    Check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Al...on_Table#FAT32 (The column on the right hand shows the details summarized.)
    Even with smallest cluster size the maximum volume size is 2TB. It will take a while till memory cards reach that size.

    I agree with catchlights here: get a few smaller cards instead of one large one. I still use some 4GB cards that I got years ago, they still serve me well. Together with a few 8GB cards it gives me plenty pf space for my images. I wouldn't want to replace them with a single card of the same volume.
    Last edited by Octarine; 20th May 2015 at 03:41 PM.
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    Default Re: Can Canon 7D accept 128G CF Card?

    Noted with thanks.

    Appreciate the advices and thanks again.

    For sharing, I have 1X32, 2X16 n 2X8. You are prefectly right, so far I have never fill a 8g card.

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