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    Can we use 8GB CF for D200 ? if yes, what is the respond?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjflo23 View Post
    Can we use 8GB CF for D200 ? if yes, what is the respond?
    Mate Of coz u can...

    Get a 133x one which is essential, unless u need super fast speed one which is the 266x (Extreme III Sandisk)

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    Quote Originally Posted by surflim View Post
    Mate Of coz u can...

    Get a 133x one which is essential, unless u need super fast speed one which is the 266x (Extreme III Sandisk)
    cool.. thought of getting the 4BG x2, since come across 8GB than why not get 1 cf instead of 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjflo23 View Post
    cool.. thought of getting the 4BG x2, since come across 8GB than why not get 1 cf instead of 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Ever heard of a phrase : "Dun put all your eggs in one basket" ???
    Alamak bro.... what's ur advise

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjflo23 View Post
    Alamak bro.... what's ur advise
    better to have 2 cards than one, so if one spoil, still got the other.

    if you put all pictures into 1 card, later spoil, data will be lost
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    better to have 2 cards than one, so if one spoil, still got the other.

    if you put all pictures into 1 card, later spoil, data will be lost
    Ur rite lar bro.... vry logic

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    If you dun need so much memory, go for the 2 Gig ones... more than enuff for 150 shots
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjflo23 View Post
    Can we use 8GB CF for D200 ? if yes, what is the respond?
    Hi,

    I am currently using a Sandisk Ultra II 8GB CF as my primary memory unit for the D200. I find the normal day to day usage fine and it performs adequately for high speed mode as well (i.e. 5fps bursts). You will notice some lag after high speed mode as the data is transferred from the bult in memory buffer in the D200 to the CF card but from expereince this only occurs if you take more than 30 shots in one go continuously and the lag is almost imperceptible in real life usage. This is one area where you may notice an improvement if you use a faster speed card (eg 266X CF cards).

    Frankly the D200 has an excellent and large buffer which more than compensates for any speed lag that the Ultra II may have in real life use and normal high speed burst mode usage. Can't say the same if you are using this card on lesser cameras with smaller buffers. BTW, the memory buffer is the place the data is transferred to from the sensor which frees the sensor to capture the next shot. It is made of very high speed memory and the larger the buffer the more shots that can be transferred from the sensor to buffer before the camera has to transfer data to the CF card.

    So bottomline, if you are using an 8GB card because you intend to take lots of photos in high speed burst mode very often and for long sequences (eg. intense model shoots) then you can use an 8GB card but do remember to get a high speed version to prevent any lag issues. Otherwise because of the excellent buffer, any normal (66X and above) CF card will do with a D200 thanks to the buffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    better to have 2 cards than one, so if one spoil, still got the other.

    if you put all pictures into 1 card, later spoil, data will be lost
    Recovery software very good already.... this argument and the '...eggs in basket.." no longer very true. In fact, now the probability of one card (out of many) fail is higher....

    adv. of more than 1 card is: if one fail, you still have another one to continue shooting.... not becuase of data lost... IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swhyge View Post
    Recovery software very good already.... this argument and the '...eggs in basket.." no longer very true. In fact, now the probability of one card (out of many) fail is higher....

    adv. of more than 1 card is: if one fail, you still have another one to continue shooting.... not becuase of data lost... IMHO.
    Different strokes for different folks.

    I still do not want to be caught in a situation where I cannot recover the data. How will you explain yourself to the people you shot for, should the recover software be unable to restore data?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Different strokes for different folks.

    I still do not want to be caught in a situation where I cannot recover the data. How will you explain yourself to the people you shot for, should the recover software be unable to restore data?
    Then, how would you suggest to prevent data loss? Even if you use multiple cards and buy top quality cards, you are still at risk of data loss.

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    Yeap I agree on not putting all your eggs in one basket. 2x 4Gb ones would be good for important assignments for ease or mind. If its just casual shooting, probably the 8Gb would be more convenient especially if you shoot in RAW. Just my opinion as a hobbyist
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    Yeap I agree on not putting all your eggs in one basket. 2x 4Gb ones would be good for important assignments for ease or mind. If its just casual shooting, probably the 8Gb would be more convenient especially if you shoot in RAW. Just my opinion as a hobbyist
    actually thinking the other way, having 2x 4gb means you have twice the chance of failure but each failure is only 50%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    actually thinking the other way, having 2x 4gb means you have twice the chance of failure but each failure is only 50%.
    Haa Haa yeah you have a point too
    Kinda like the "no fish, prawn also good" versus the "neither fish nor prawn left".
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    In another word, 2 x chances to loss the 4GB and mis-place but each only 4GB.

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    wah.. the probability v cheem

    probability of losing 1 8gb card vs probability of losing of one 4gb out of 2 4gb cards
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    Anyway, if one is so concern about data loss - then 'immediate' backup' on a separate medium is a better choice.

    having multiple cards - only change the nature of the risk. - A little fallacy - IMHO.

    on the cheem probability theory - I think the 'expected loss' value from 1 or n cards - should be about the same - some of you all may want to calucluate this as a practice for your degree/diploma course..

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    Heh heh. Circles are fun. I went round one of 'em on this thread.

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    big cards are good. time to get more batteries to last them!

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