28th March 2004, 12:51 AM
28th March 2004, 12:53 AM
you will find that shooting with 256 will run you out of space pretty fast.
28th March 2004, 01:08 AM
second the option of 2 x 512
Originally Posted by showtime
28th March 2004, 07:32 AM
Guess it really depends on the way you shoot. On a typical shoot how many shots do you take? Then from there you can probably judge what kind of CF cards to buy.
Personally I would use 2 512MB instead of 4 256MB, another thing to consider is how are you going to change cards without mixing them up, especially if you are in a hurry etc.
28th March 2004, 07:56 AM
4 x 256 is my style. Shooting in RAW, it will takes about 30 - 34 pictures, effectively simulating actual flim situation.
For me, in my bag, there are two compartment, 1 for used CF and 1 for fresh CF card to prevent mix up.
Normally, if I take until the last piece of CF card (the fifth piece is the emergency backup piece), I will switch to JPG in medium size with high quality (in Canon 10D), giving me about 120 shots (or another 3 - 4 rolls of flim equivient).
28th March 2004, 11:33 AM
Originally Posted by tamade
Depending on the size of each image file you shoot, determine by camera brand/model, mp setting, compression (Raw, Jpeg).
Say for my S602Z, if shoot in 6mp, 'Fine' Jpeg, it will be like shooting non-stop for 6 rolls of 36x traditional film on a 512mb, before I need to reload a fresh CF.
Hence I think it's a good balance between 'convenience' vs 'all-eggs-in-basket'.
But then if I were to shoot video mode in VGA quality, then 512mb would only provide me with 7min+ continuously.
28th March 2004, 11:36 AM
borrow this thread.
if I buy 1 1GB or 2GB CF card and leave it in the cam and won't take out?
will it be feasible?
28th March 2004, 11:40 AM
You may want to consider getting 512MB(more decent storage than 256MB) plus a X-Drive ... keep shooting and transfer your CF file into it when there is a break inbetween
28th March 2004, 12:18 PM
Yes. Feasible. But what the others are talking about is the event of a card failure. If you have only 1 card, and it fails, you are screwed. Sometimes, you get read/write errors on the card, and you can attempt to recover the files on your PC before reformatting it. If you dun have a 2nd card, you cannot shoot anymore until you buy another card or you reformat your card, losing all your pics in the process. The chances of 2 cards failing is much smaller than 1 card failing.
Originally Posted by Drudkh
Personally, I use 2 cards : 1 x 1GB and 1 X 512MB. These gives me enough capacity to shoot a whole day using RAW or highest quality JPG. And yet if one of them dies, I still have enough to last me quite a lot of shots.
Some people prefer using larger number of smaller cards. While this may be "safer" from the card-failure statistical point of view, it however greatly increases your chance of dropping a card while swapping and damaging it. So you have to find a compromise of number of cards and size of cards.
28th March 2004, 12:28 PM
i see. thanks for the great detail in explaining.
Originally Posted by chriszzz
28th March 2004, 12:34 PM