I recently bought a Canon 50D and am looking to buy some extra memory cards for my upcoming holiday. I intend to shoot in RAW with the occasional continuous shooting to capture some wildlife if the opportunity arises.
My question then is:
- What speed of CF cards is recommended? I'm trying to balance price and performance, and I don't need UDMA speeds.
- What storage capacity per card is recommended? Is it better to have 4*4GB cards as opposed to 2*8GB cards, for example? I understand some people prefer higher quantities of smaller capacity cards so that they don't lose as much if a card gets corrupted, but what are the chances of card corruption occurring?
- I have 2 brand new 8GB SDHC cards from PenDrive. Is it more economical to get an adapter to use these two cards or will the compromise in write speeds from shooting RAW make it not worthwhile?
Thanks for reading this and any help on this will be greatly appreciated.